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In Scope: Managing Projects at UW–Madison

How to Launch a Project the Right Way

Event Details

Tuesday, November 1, 2022
1-2 p.m.
Online, connection information will be sent in advance

In Scope is a mini-curriculum and conversation workshop series designed for managers of small- to medium-sized projects at UW–Madison. Subject matter experts will address managing projects in the university environment, introduce project management methods and resources, and facilitate conversations around common problems and solutions. In Scopesessions will provide foundational skills so you can navigate projects more efficiently and effectively. All sessions will be online. You can register for the entire series or select individual sessions.

How to Launch a Project the Right Way
Presented by Jim Martin, senior project manager, Office of Strategic Consulting

When a project gets off to a bad start, it can not only lead to wasted time and money (due to re-work)  but also demoralize the team, making it harder to keep them engaged and motivated. In his 40 years as a project manager, Jim Martin has learned just what it takes to launch a project the right way—and create the best chances for success. In this session, he will teach you how to plan, prepare, and conduct a successful kickoff meeting to prevent project derailment down the line.