Workshop ~ Stop Winging It: Realistic Project Management

  • 02/28/2013
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Ceridian, 17390 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708


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  • Members of ASTD-LA, ASTD-IE, ASTD-SD, ISPI-OC, ISPI-LA, PMI-OC & PMI-LA are eligible for this rate.

Earlybird rates expire February 15

Stop Winging It: Realistic Project Management

Presented by Lou Russell

This workshop will guide and help the Project Manager to plan, organize and control the project effort as well as costs. You can deliver the results the business demands!


After attending this session, the participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between project management and project work.
  • Build a Project Plan including schedules, resource allocations, and a budget.
  • Create activity networks (PERT, Gantt, and CPM) and other tools for communication project scope and activities.
  • Create criteria for monitoring and reporting progress, including Control Point Identification charts, Project Costing charts, and Milestone charts.
  • Identify and manage project risk.
  • Determine and anticipate changes that occur during project execution.


Participants attending this session are involved in one or more of the following areas:

  • Accurately estimating project duration.
  • Planning, tracking, and controlling multiple projects.
  • Communicating project status to stakeholders effectively.


Let’s face it; most people spend their days in chaotic, fast-paced, time- and resource-strained organizations. This course is designed for today’s busy professional who needs advice and guidance on a wide array of tools designed to provide you with the flexible structure necessary to have increased success delivering business results through your projects.

Includes continental breakfast and lunch


Lou Russell is the CEO/Queen of RMA, an executive consultant, speaker, and author whose passion is to create growth in companies by guiding the growth of their people. In her speaking, training, and writing, Lou draws on 30 years of experience helping organizations achieve their full potential. She inspires improvement in leadership, project management, and individual learning.

Lou is the author of 7 popular and practical books: IT Leadership Alchemy, The Accelerated Learning Fieldbook, Training Triage, Leadership Training, Project Management for Trainers, 10 Steps to Successful Project Management and Managing Projects.

As a sought-after international speaker, Lou blends her humorous stories with her on-the-ground experience to speak to the real problems of the people in the room. Encouraged by Lou’s upbeat and practical style, every learner leaves with new enthusiasm and tools to improve their bottom line. You will be moving, laughing, participating, inspired and challenged. Most importantly to Lou, you will learn.

Lou has spoken at over 300 conferences including ASTD International, Society of Information Management (SIM), Training, American Museum Association, Nursing Educators, Project Management Institute, Project World and many corporate events. Lou writes her own monthly e-zine, Learning Flash, with a loyal readership of over 25,000 people. She offers monthly webinars and has authored courses for Villanova University, Nielsen, Elluminate and ASTD.

Lou serves on the board of directors for Butler University, was elected to “Who’s Who in Indiana Technology” in 1995 and named “Women of the Year” in 2000 by Women & Hi Tech. She has an “expired’” BS from Purdue in Computer Science and an MS in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana. She started the local “Wine and Whine” group in Indianapolis, and is past president of the local SIM chapter. Her business is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise and a Project Management Institute partner.

In her spare time, she learns from her husband and three daughters, volunteers and plays and coaches soccer.

Click here to read more about Lou.

Directions/Intructions to Ceridian:
From 405 freeway

Exit Brookhurst (Go North)

Pass Slater

Right into driveway just passed Citibank

Visitor Parking is on the right (Additional parking available on the 3rd floor of the parking garage)

Enter the building with Red Trim (17390) from the south side

Check in with security and let them know you are here for training in the Bamboo Room


Site Contact: Cherry Kushner 714-904-1121 (Call/Text)

Earlybird rates expire February 15.

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