The Visual Project Manager, is an online course in 5 modules, released over 5 weeks.
You’ll learn how to use visual thinking in your Project Management practise, to create: visibility, engagement and ownership.
This course focuses more on an engaging and facilitating project management approach, than on drawing technique. The visuals are used to SUPPORT and GUIDE your project management.
Drawing is not a goal in itself, it’s a tool and a method to reach your goals. And it works!
Throughout the course, you’ll find downloadable templates to support your learning and transferring your new skills into your everyday practice.
We’ll go through each template step-by-step, so you’ll build your confidence in using them, and will be able to implement them directly to your own projects.
In the first module you’ll be introduced to the course, to the materials you should have, and to the basic icons that’s needed, and how you draw them - EASY.
Module two focuses on the fundamental elements of the project: why it is important, and what the objective of the project is.
Module three is about all the people that’s involves in a project, one way or another. Stakeholders, project team, steering committee… We’ll go through processes to define roles and responsibilities on the project.
When all the plans have been made. Objectives and targetgroup defined, and roles and responsibilities have been made clear, how do you get through the project AND reach the deadlines and deliverables defined?And what do you do when things change?
The project is over, and everything went well…. Or did it?
In this last module, we’ll look at how you can end and archive the project, and look at a way to evaluate the project that’s both effective and usefull.
And last but not least: how to communicate the successes of the project.
And when you get to the finish line, there's a secret bonus.
Why communicate visually – in general and in projects?
How do you do it?
Get familiar with the marker, and learn the most basic icons to use in your projects
Processes, People & Project technique: the 3 main pillars in all projects
Processes – How do you create an overview?
People – How do you engage your team and create ownership?
How to keep track of progress and detect deviations
The visual project plan – the overview for all
The project compass - check the temperature of the project
Your specific role as Project Manager
What are your values, your strengths and maybe your weaknesses and how do you integrate this in your everyday work?
What to do when things go wrong?
Evaluating and closing the project
What now? What can the evaluation be used for? How do you pass on observations?
Your personal action plan
What are the next steps for you in your role as project manager?
The course will be a mix of theory, thoughts, examples, and hands on experience, where you as a participant will use the templates and things taught directly on your own project.
You’re a skilled Project Manager:
Even if you’re a skilled Project Manager, this course is for you. We'll go through PM tools you already know, but you’ll use them in a new way. Or maybe you’ll see something you’ve done many times...but in a whole new perspective.
You’re new to Project Management:
You’ll get a chance to fill your toolbox with visual tools from the beginning of your PM journey, and work with the benefits of Visual Project Management. After the course, you’ll have the tools to facilitate processes in the projects, to create more visibility, involvement and ownership.
You’re a Manager for a team or department:
You’re not officially a Project Manager, but because of your role, you run projects – big and small – on a daily basis. You’re used to communicating with Project Managers, because they often need your staff. Or you’re part of projects, because of the skills you have. In this course, you’ll get introduced to some of the tools and processes of projects, and will be able to facilitate these processes afterwards, AND you’ll be a more active participant in future projects.
You’re a Consultant:
You’re used to facilitating different projects in your role as consultant – internal or external. You’d like to extend your toolbox to include how to facilitate processes within a project, to help create more visibility on the projects you are a part of.
You’re a Facilitator:
You’re used to facilitating processes, but would like to learn some tools used in projects, and why they work well. You’d like to include these tools in some of the processes you already facilitate.
My name is Christina Hemmingsen, and I'm The Visual Project Manager.
I take the tools and methods from visual thinking and mix it with project management.
Visibility, Engagement & Ownership on your projects.
I have more than 18 years of experience as a project manager and I have practiced visual project management for 7 of these.
And I'd love to teach you how you can become a Visual Project Manager too.