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Project Management for the Accidental Project Manager—A Basic “How-to” Approach

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Price: $199.00


Have you recently fallen into the role of a project manager?

When you suddenly find yourself responsible for managing an important project but are unfamiliar with the “science” of making it happen, you’re an accidental project manager.

The good news is that you can achieve success without being an expert on the subtleties of project management (PM)—you just need to have some basic tools and procedures, as well as the confidence to apply them properly.

You’ll find this webinar helpful as it lays out the basic elements that ALL project managers need to know, puts them into a workflow based on industry best practices, provides “how-to” examples, and explores a number of practical, no-nonsense techniques that will help you keep things running smoothly.

Good project management requires the PM to capture and track a lot of data and subsequently turn that data into information. Having the right stuff in your "toolbox" will increase your efficiency and effectiveness at every turn.


We have 2 webinar(s) available starting between 12/8/2016 - 5/2/2017

Date Location Time Attendees  
On Demand Online Webinar On Demand
May 2, 2017 Online Webinar 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET
For assistance registering more than 4  people, please call 1-877-566-9441.

What You Will Learn

During this webinar, you’ll discover the key elements involved in setting up your project for success from the start, including:
  • The critical concepts that you need to know to plan and manage projects 
  • An easy-to-follow process for taking projects from beginning to end
  • How to scale the PM process to your specific project
  • How to use software tools to simplify your chores and increase productivity

With this know-how, you’ll be able to apply just enough PM to help you achieve high-quality results in all of your projects.

How You Will Benefit

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) methodology to manage a project from beginning to end
  • Use a structured approach to prepare a project charter, incorporate appropriate plans, understand schedules, and understand specific outputs and deliverables for each step of the plan

How AMA Webinars Work

AMA Webinars provide you with a cost-effective and convenient way to boost your know-how. You can participate in the comfort of your office without the need for travel expenses and time.

Because the webinar is live, you can ask our expert questions via online chat during the program. In addition, we'll be sending you pre-work approximately one day before the program date via email. Please register early to get these materials, which will help guide your learning process!

In addition, paid registrants will have a single-user license to access a recorded archive of the program for a full year.

Please note that AMA Webinars are designed to provide a one-to-one learning experience for an individual and are not designed to be viewed in a group setting. Program access is available only via the MYAMA account of the registered attendee.

This webinar offers continuing education credits to registered participants. To qualify for CEU credits, you must register for and attend the live event using your individual log-in ID for the full 90 minutes and participate in all of the polling exercises. Archived/On-Demand webinars do not qualify for CEUs.

About the Presenters

Gary Chin, PMP, MBA is a project management consultant, author, and trainer who has worked with dozens of clients over the past two decades to help them plan, execute, and govern complex projects. His pragmatic approach includes an in-depth understanding of project management (mechanics and soft skills), but it goes one step further to help clients effectively apply PM practices to their specific products and within their specific organizational environment. As a senior managing consultant for Action for Results, Inc., he helps his clients build the capabilities necessary to develop innovative products and services that respond to the needs of patients/customers worldwide.

Chin's deep expertise spans project/program management, stage gate processes and governance, portfolio and resource management, requirements gathering and implementation, and organizational change management. He is the author of Agile Project Management, speaks regularly on the above topics and has a passion for helping clients navigate the fuzzy front-end of new product development.

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Technical Requirements

To fully participate in this electronic, interactive and live session, please check your system (or ask your IT department) to ensure it meets the following requirements:

Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows

  • Internet Explorer 7 or higher, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2 or higher

Macintosh (OS X 10.5 or higher)

  • Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Google Chrome


  • Ubuntu 10.04 or higher; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6; OpenSuSE 11.3
  • Mozilla Firefox

Test Your Computer

Please ensure that your computer is "Flash/Connect enabled" by clicking on the following link in order to run a short test:

If successful, you will receive a "Test Completed Successfully" message on the page.

Additional Requirements:

  • Minimum bandwidth requirement is 512 kbps for meeting attendees
  • POP-UP Blockers must be turned off to access the program
  • Additional Technical specs can be found here.

Important tip - Please allow 15 minutes prior to joining a session to conduct your set-up and testing!