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Everybody Needs to Learn Project Management

I just a attended a seminar on Simple Steps to a Successful Project Management facilitated by Jordan Imutan and organized by Salt and Light Ventures, Inc. It was one of the most fruitful seminars I attended, not only because it is directly connected to the work I do but because Jordan was such a great facilitator and the steps he provided our class were very clear and well thought out. His experience as an effective Project Manager was also extremely beneficial to us.

We learned that it was the first public run of this course and may I recommend to you, dear reader, to watch out for the second running by subscribing to Salt and Light’s mailing list at www.saltandlight.asia. It is an investment worth making.

I handle a lot of projects at CBN Asia and struggled greatly with project management in the ways I knew, which I learned on-the-job. It turns out that what I knew did not even come close to being called project management.

The seminar was fun and interactive. The steps outlined was very concise. We were also made to go through a project, defined by the people I was with in the table so that we can have a better grasp of the subject.

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Here I am (2nd from left) with the other participants in the first run of Salt and Light’s Simple Steps to Project Management

If you were to ask me what was the highlight of the course, it was this: document and communicate. To be an effective manager means being able to put everything on paper, articulated to and signed-off by the stakeholders and communicate whatever is happening. There should be no surprises.

Admittedly, the one-day course is but a taste of what can be learned and achieved through effective project management but enough material was provided to us so that it will allow us to jumpstart a project and see it to fruition, on time, on budget and on spec. The learnings I have made can be used in almost any work setting, in the church you serve or in personal and family projects.

For details on the next run of this seminars, please visit the Salt and Light website at www.saltandlight.asia or email them at inquiry@saltandlight.ph. Telephones are 813-2703/32.

Now I can buckle down to business and contribute something  positive to our organization.

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