Project Management 101

In today’s professional world, many of us take on ‘projects’ –  upgrading the organization’s data tracking software, finding a new vendor for product packaging, working in a team to change documentation / charting practices, or even cleaning up the department storage closet! Perhaps when you go home you make plans for painting the south side of the house or you are planning a trip to Italy.

Learn ways that leading companies manage people and the many interdependent steps when working in a world of constant change. You might not have a job description titled ‘Project Manager’, but you do definitely manage projects..

This 1-Day Project Management Introduction Workshop emphasizes hands-on group participation in the development and use of key project management tools and techniques including:

  • Project Overview – Developing a Project Charter and understanding Risks and Assumptions
  • Work Breakdown Structure – Breaking down a project into smaller tasks and assigning work to the correct people
  • Time Estimates – Understand timing dependencies between tasks and how long each will take
  • Execution – How to manage people, logistics, changes and surprises

At each stage, there are discussions of skills and approaches useful for the project manager. The workshop is designed to provide immediate value to participants with no formal Project Management training as well as those who have worked on projects for years.

    “Best part is — I really like what I’m doing now — makes it easier to come to work!”

Project Management Boot Camp Instructor Jim Milliken

The Project Management Introduction workshop uses engaging exercises and examples so participants leave with information they can apply immediately. There are no prerequisites for this course, only that participants have a desire to learn and obtain new project management skills. The instructor has over 30 years experience in training project management principles and is certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

    “The course was fantastic. I’m already implementing some of the processes we learned, and hope to do a lot more. I get compliments on my (your) new PM style.”

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Course Title Location Date(s) Timing Cost per person
Project Management 101 Portland, ME Closed 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM $350
Project Management 101 Brunswick, ME Closed 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM $350
  • Directions to training locations will be shared with attendees 1-2 weeks prior to the workshop.
  • Locations may be combined if a minimum attendance level is not met for a class.


Instructor Jim Milliken, PMP
Jim Milliken, PMP

Jim Milliken is a Senior Trainer with Lean East who leads both introductory and advanced workshops in project management, business communications, and leadership. Jim began his career as a newspaper editor and has now been coaching and consulting to improve communications and productivity for over thirty years. His book, Life Is a Project: How Are You Managing? provides numerous low-impact and easily understood changes people can make to advance toward their goals.

Jim earned a BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross and is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Jim has held faculty positions at the University of Southern Maine and the University of New Hampshire and led workshops for many other New England Colleges and Universities.

Other details:

Class syllabus available upon request.

Free parking, lunch, and refreshments are included for all training sessions.

Discounts are offered for multiple attendees from one organization! 10% off for 4-7 and 20% off for 8 or more attendees from the same organization. If you have 10 or more attendees, please contact us before registering. Ask about scholarships and sponsorship opportunities. Grant funding may also be available to pay for the costs of the training for frontline workers.

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