Concept by: Alessandro Pumpo
What is a Project Management System?
Managing a project involves many different aspects and many things that have to be tracked and followed up on. You have to determine project tasks, create a schedule, assign resources, and identify and track issues and risks. That’s just the tip of the iceberg; as a project manager, you are responsible for the overall success of a project. How can you can successfully track all those different aspects of a project?
- Communication tools,
- partnerships and Fundraising,
- managing multiple initiatives and cooperative collaborations.
A project management system is a means of managing a project by planning, organizing, and managing its different required aspects.
Educationists who want to work together to improve the quality of education and to make it more interactive and enjoyable, can easily communicate and collaborate through these project management systems. They can discuss education related matters, suggest ideas, share their knowledge and thus devise great strategies and solutions in less time.
Education related projects can be better planned and executed with proper utilization of features within these tools. They enable perfect description and documentation of various tasks and duties assigned to various team members working on a project. This makes the execution of these tasks and activities as per the schedule and plan. The progress of projects can be better tracked which leads to a successful culmination of work with the achievement of project-specific objectives.
By using project management systems, educationists and teachers can better connect, communicate and collaborate with each other and devise ways to improve the standard of teaching and make teaching accessible to more and more people irrespective of their financial, economic and social status. This promotes equality and equal opportunities to learn, grow and excel for everybody.
The course will help the participants to understand how to:
- Become self-aware of your role as a teacher and what it means to be part of a bigger team;
- Reflect and refresh your approach to teaching, while learning to maximize your strengths and build yourself as a teacher;
- Practice effective communication techniques, as well as experience creative management tools;
- Conduct project planning activities that accurately forecast project costs, timelines, and quality;
- Implement processes for successful resource, communication, and risk and change management;
- Demonstrate effective project execution and control techniques that result in successful projects;
- Demonstrate effective organizational leadership and change skills for managing projects, project teams, and stakeholders.
The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the requests of the participants, and the trainer delivering the specific session. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion. If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance.
Day 1 – Course introduction to Project Management
- Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities.
- Icebreaker activities.
- Presentations of the participants’ schools.
Foundation in Project Management and its relevant impact on education and participation.
Slides presentation, case histories, and Group practical activities.
Day 2 – Project organization
Project initiation and planning, leading project teams, Group discussion and focus group.
Day 3 – Digital communication
Communication tools, Marketing, stakeholders, partnerships, and Fundraising, manage multiple initiatives, cooperative collaborations.
Day 4 – Software application
How to use the software application to update a project’s GANTT charts as the project progresses, how to read the resulting charts, and how to develop changed project plans.
How to develop “soft” managerial and leadership skills.
Day 5 – Intro to project management tools & course closure
Various Projects management tools: where to find it how to use it, case histories and Group practical activities.
Day 6 – Course closure & Excursion
- Course evaluation: round up of acquired competences, feedback, and discussion;
- Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance.
- Excursion and other external cultural activities.
- Teachers (primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs);
- Teacher trainers;
- Managers of schools.