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Project Management Technology and Tools

In a rapidly changing business environment, it is critical for project stakeholders to have tools, technology and processes to communicate time-sensitive information. A solid framework for communication promotes team success. Using real-world case studies, participants simulate the project and business impact of incorporating continuous collaboration to facilitate results-based performance.

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This course can be applied to the following certificates:
Project Management – Advanced Certificate
Project Management Certificate


Sandra Hoskins, ISP, ITCP, PMP, CSM

Sandra Hoskins, ISP, ITCP, PMP, CSM

As a speaker, mentor, educator, consultant, author and project manager, Sandra Hoskins is committed to working with people who want to create excellence in their life, whether at work, home, play or in their community. Hoskins’ passions are project management ... read more

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for individuals interested in learning techniques and principles associated with creating a collaborative environment leveraging available technology.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the benefits of collaboration using technology, tools and processes
  • Ensure teams are able to collaborate effectively
  • Create a team-focused communications and collaboration environment
  • Select the right tool for the right team environment
  • Evaluate your environment to determine the best methods and tools for your company, team and project

Course Outline/Topics

Assessing a Collaborative Environment

  • Identifying the existing
  • process(es)
  • tools
  • technology platforms and infrastructure
  • tools and technology effectiveness
  • Conducting usability analysis (constraints and benefits)
  • Is there a suggestion box? What have team members asked for?
  • What are the security requirements?
  • What are the needs for version control?

Developing a Collaboration Strategy

  • Identifying processes that have to change
  • Identifying the best-fit tools and technology
  • Developing an implementation roadmap
  • Developing updated roles and processes
  • Developing training requirements and strategies

Creating Team Sites/Document Management

  • Design principles for a team collaboration site
  • Determining the elements
  • Tools and technology platforms including but not limited to:
    • Microsoft SharePoint/Google/Amazon
    • OneNote/Evernote
    • E-rooms

Leveraging Cloud-based Technology

  • Conducting an information review
  • Identifying information security requirements
  • Identifying information retention requirements
  • Identifying privacy and safety requirements
  • Identifying risks and rewards
  • Reviewing the tools, including but not limited to:
    • Microsoft Azure and OneDrive
    • Google cloud platform, Google Drive and Dropbox
    • Amazon web services (AWS)
    • Facebook workspace

Communicating Personally and Virtually

  • Discuss maintaining a secure environment
  • Discuss retention of data
  • Audio/video conferencing
    • GoTo Meeting, Webex, Zoom, Facebook Live
    • Webinar platforms
    • Online learning forums
  • Email
    • Categorizing email for efficiency
    • Outlook/Exchange
    • Yahoo, AOL, Google
    • Hangouts, LinkedIn, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Skype
  • Groups
    • Facebook, LinkedIn
  • Mass Email
    • InfusionSoft, MailChimp, Constant Contact

Estimating, Scheduling and Reporting

  • Identifying challenges of planning and reconciling estimates
  • Discuss data sensitivity based on internal versus cloud-based solutions
  • Reviewing the tools, including but not limited to:
    • MS Project
    • Trello
    • Excel
    • Outlook Tasks/Google Calendar

Mobile Applications

  • Understanding the impact of technology on mobile applications
  • Assess the constraints of security versus the convenience of mobile technology

Integrating Tools

  • Understanding the impact of infrastructure
  • Discuss the challenges of a multivendor environment

Implementing the Business Change – Making Decisions and the Power of Progress

  • Delegating or micromanaging the stakeholders
  • Measuring progress daily
  • Keeping team members in the loop
  • Empowering the stakeholders
  • Living with the decisions even if you don’t agree

Conclusion and Wrap Up


Date: Mon, Mar 8, 15, 22

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 8:30am-3pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Sandra Hoskins, ISP, ITCP, PMP, CSM


$845 by Feb 22, 2021
$895 after Feb 22, 2021

CEUs: 1.4, PDUs: 14

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 5025-13065

Note: Participants will receive instructions for logging into Canvas to access course materials and Zoom links approximately one week prior to first class.

Registration Deadline: Mar 2, 2021

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