Project Management
Essentials for the
Unofficial Project

Project Management Essentials for the Unofficial Project ManagerTM

Challenge & Solution

Today’s knowledge workers have quietly slipped into the role of the unofficial project manager. Stakeholders, scope creep, no formal training, and a lack of process all combine to raise the probability of project failure costing organizations time, money, and employee morale. 

FranklinCovey's Project Management Essentials for the Unofficial Project Manager will help participants consistently complete projects successfully by teaching them to implement a disciplined process to execute projects and to master informal authority. 


People + Process = Sucess 

The Project Management Framework guides you through five distinct elements in the life of any project. Coupled with the foundational behaviors taught in the course, this framework can help you deliver highly successful projects again and again. 


  • Understand that consistent project success depends on processes and people. 

  • Implement four foundational behaviors that inspire their team members to execute with excellence. 


  • Identify a project's stakeholders. 

  • Establish clear and measurable project outcomes. 

  • Create a well-defined project scope statement. 


  • Identify, assess, and manage project risks. 

  • Create a realistic and well-defined project schedule.


  • Hold team members accountable to project plans. 
  • Conduct consistent team-accountability sessions. 

Monitor & control

  • Create a clear communication plan around their project that includes regular project status reports and project changes. 


  • Reward and recognize the contributions of project team members. 

  • Formally close projects by documenting lessons learned. 

The unique points

  • A unique solution focuses on the “unofficial project manager” who need to use the “soft power” rather than the official authority to make impacts and lead team to achieve assigned project’s goals. 

  • The framework is accredited by the Project Management Institute, the global organization that set industry standards for project management. 

  • The deliverables addresses both the technical process and the people skill required to achieve project success. 

  • The integrated benchmark allows participants apprise the current project management skill levels of their team and the re-benchmark enables them to track progress and identify areas where practice and coaching need to be applied. 

  • A well-designed 5-Week Quickstart with implementation tools ensures that the learning is continued and new skillsets are developed.

Who should attend? 

  • Those whose large percentage of their work is project-based, and mastering project management skills is essential to help them succeed. 

Client Sharings

CEO and Managing Partner, The EBS Group

“By investing in FranklinCovey’s training and consulting, we are choosing to invest in the people here at Enterprise Business Solutions. FranklinCovey’s solutions have enabled our employees to know, understand and focus on accomplishing our most important business goals and objectives by increasing the levels of trust and effectiveness within our organization.”

Marketing Director, Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam

The Days of Being Marginally Successful Are Gone

"I enjoyed a lot, learned a lot, inspired a lot in pragmatic way, received similar training before but this was different which brings it to more daily jobs. Thank you so much."

Western Digital

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