In addition to providing the expertise, personnel, and tools to complete your project, SmithOps will also provide training for your team to enhance your in–house capabilities.
One of our most popular training packages is built around our Progress Management™ methodology and is based on the book, Got Progress? Managing Projects and People with Ease, Results, and Style, authored by SmithOps’ founder Norm Smith. In working with clients in multiple industries, we have found that three essential skills for successful projects are:
- Situational Awareness – A lack of situational awareness is the number one reason projects run "into the ditch ".
- Enfranchisement Skills – A lack of enfranchisement skills is the number one reason projects have problems with their teams, management, and customers. This can often lead to higher costs and cancellation of the project.
- Boundary Control – A lack of boundary control is the number one reason projects run over budget.
Our training focuses on developing these essential skills and is designed to address your specific needs. For example, a training session addressing situational awareness, enfranchisement skills, and boundary control can be followed by monthly group sessions that provide access to SmithOps expertise as you begin to implement our Progress Management™ techniques. Your training value may be further enhanced by one–on–one follow–up sessions for your key project managers with our Progress Management™ expert to review their questions, issues, and concerns with a focus on their specific situation.
SmithOps also provides training sessions and workshops on a variety of subjects including: project schedules, communications, metrics, project planning and strategy, leadership, and teamwork.
Contact our Business Manager, Dao Smith, at Dao@smithops.com to find out more about how our training solutions can help your organization.