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A Bridge to Enterprise Project Management, Part 1


Project Mentoring

Project mentoring provides a "consultant in your corner" through instant message, e-mail, text, telephone and meeting support. 

Project managers use this service to establish project scope and establish a contact for advice as situations arise.  Project steering committees find it helpful to aid policy development and to bring outside experience into the team.  Entrepreneurs use mentoring to refine ideas, while nonprofits use it to support the development of new programs and organize project workloads.

The core services of project mentoring include:

    • On-Call Consulting
      Obtain answers to questions and insights into issues as they arise.  Plan the work; work the plan and keep in touch by phone, email and ever-reliable text messages.
    • Time Management
      Organizing one's time can be a project in itself, but it is a fast one and one with a high return.
    • Project Scoping and Planning
      Establish project boundaries, define project goals, organize schedules, define roles and responsibilities, justify projects, estimate time, cost and resource requirements.  Find more in the Tip Sheets.
    • Meeting Support
      Get the most out of meetings with preparation, agenda development, time control and follow-up assignments.
    • Presentations and Reports
      Organize clear presentation points and develop relevant, readable reports. 
    • Issues Management/Problem Solving
      Develop, evaluate and implement alternatives for moving projects forward.
    • PM Software Support
      Organize projects on any application including MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Project, Project KickStart, Mind Manager and CRM.  Find more in Support for PM Applications Users.  
    • Manage Multiple Projects
      Organize project workloads, balance resources, set priorities, manage without line authority, satisfy stake holders and deliver results.  Find more in Managing Multiple Projects.
    • Risk Reduction
      Identify risks, develop contingency plans, manage crises and develop best practices.
    • Policies and Procedures
      Streamline procedures, facilitate decision making, build on strengths and minimize weaknesses.

A certified project professional adds project leverage through hands-on experience from projects throughout business, government and nonprofits.  Project mentoring provides as needed without high costs.

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