Webinar On Using Project Management Best Practices to Get Work Done


Let’s face it — we are all managing projects every day! They may be simple or more complex, but undoubtedly you are managing projects within your role. You don’t need to be a project manager to learn how to manage your projects effectively and efficiently. This interactive presentation will provide the basics of managing projects — regardless of their size or complexity. Webinar attendees will be provided a variety of tools, techniques and best practices to enable them to more effectively manage the projects they are assigned and the projects they want to undertake, including how to socialize initiatives to get buy-in from others.

This webinar will provide a simple step-by-step process for managing your projects. Attendees will learn how to use a variety of documents — scopestatements, communication plans, risk management plans, risk registers and change management plans — in order to better manage their initiatives. Additionally, the importance of socializing initiatives as well as managing stakeholders to ensure commitment to initiatives and support needed to achieve goals will be discussed.

Challenges in managing projects will be covered as well as how to best address those challenges to keep your project moving forward. Other topics covered in this webinar to enable for increased effectiveness in managing projects and meeting project goals include: developing the project business case, effective project planning with the team, five stages of team development, driving decision making from stakeholders and facilitating effective team meetings.

Leave this webinar with a better understanding of how project management can assist you in performing your role in your organization.

Why should you attend: We are all doing more with less these days no matter what our role. It’s difficult to keep up with it all unless you are organized with processes, procedures and best practices in place to get the work done. By applying project management best practices to getting our work done — regardless of the complexity of the task involved — we are better able to get done the many tasks, assignments and day-to-day work which we are assigned.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Project scope statements
  • Developing the business case for your own projects
  • Socializing projects to get commitment from others and keep them engaged
  • Identifying and managing stakeholders
  • Developing your project plan
  • Developing the Work Breakdown Structure and activity list
  • Communications planning
  • Identifying, planning for and managing project risks
  • Managing changes to the project
  • Reporting on status
  • Driving decisions from the team and from key stakeholders
  • Effective project meeting facilitation strategies

Who Will Benefit:

  • HR Professionals (Managers, Administrators, Learning & Development Staff, etc.)
  • Business Line Managers
  • Individual Contributors
  • Anyone who is interested in learning how to better manage their workloads


Gina Abudi MBA has over 20 years of consulting and training/facilitation experience in helping businesses of all sizes develop and implement strategy around projects, processes and people. Gina is President of Abudi Consulting Group, LLC. She is an adjunct faculty member at Mt Washington College (NH) teaching in the business administration department and at Granite State College (NH) teaching in the project management graduate program.

Gina is a professional speaker and keynote at a variety of conferences, forums and corporate and industry events on a variety of management, leadership and project management topics. She writes a number of white papers, case studies, and articles on various management and project management topics, which can be found on her blog. 
She is co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Best Practices for Small Business (Alpha Books, 2011) and contributing author to Gantthead’s Project Pain Reliever (J. Ross Publishing, 2011). She is currently working on her next book, Taking a Project Management Approach to Business Process Improvement Initiatives (working title) due to be released in late 2014 by J Ross Publishing.

Gina serves as President of the PMI® Massachusetts Bay Chapter Board of Directors and has served on the Project Management Institute’s Global Corporate Council as Chair of the Leadership Team prior. Gina has been honored as one of the Power 50 from PMI® — one of the 50 most influential executives in project management, working to move the profession forward. She also serves on the Simmons Graduate School of Management Alumnae Association Board as Chair, Continuous Learning and on the board of Vital Impact as Secretary and Chair, Marketing Committee.

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