Justify Project
I have extensive experience in annual strategic planning exercises considering the benefits of different project proposals, as well as developing business cases for many business critical initiatives. I am experienced working at the 'C-level' of organisations and am capable of ensuring that focus remains on the long term cost and benefit as well as the more immediate factors.
Create Business Case
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Identify Project Team Member Requirements and Critical Knowledge Sources
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Present Business Case
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Plan Project
This is where I forged the bulk of my career, building plans that not just delivered projects, but also ensured maximum utilisation of project teams, took advantage of opportunities to cross train in downtimes, reassign resources to critical path activities where needed, etc.

I am able to balance the detail needed to plan accurately with the ability to present and explain plans to non project staff in such a way that the key items are understood.
Define Project
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Select Project Approach
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Make Project Plan
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Define Work Breakdown Structure
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Estimate Effort
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Obtain Project Plan Approval
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Activate Project
My interpersonal skills are the key to my success. The ability to present relevant information in a way that is both understandable and engaging to my audience has allowed me to build a foundation for success.

By tailoring the messages for my audiences, by helping them to understand what their expectations should be and by demonstrating how I will meet or exceed those expectations, I am able to build confidence in both the project and the manager.
Publicize Project
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Equip Project
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Train Project Team
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Control Project
Project control to me is all about the people. It requires a project manager who is flexible and adaptable. It requires leadership and the ability to motivate.

At the same time it needs an eye for detail and the ability to work with team members to conduct detailed analysis of problems, their causes and the best way out of them.

I have extensive experience in project rescue situations which require these skills in abundance.
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Assign Project Tasks
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Motivate Project Participants
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Track Project Progress
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Revise Project Plan
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End Project
Ending the project is more than just hand off and closure. It is about ensuring that the ground work is laid for future initiatives.

My project closures have actionable lessons learned that are implemented in future projects, not just written down and filed.

The hand off to the client, whether internal or external, set up the next project with them and the prompt management of resources to their next assignments creates an environment where it is easier to obtain those resources again in the future.
Prepare Completion Report
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Turn Over Results
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