We all came back to training very keen for the second day. We could already see how we could use our new knowledge from day 1 and were eager to learn more on this second day.
After going through what we did in the first day, we began investigating roles and responsibilities in project management. In the spirit of day 1, we “mind showered” as a group on what we thought essential roles and responsibilities were to ensure a smooth project management and delivery. We then compared these with our on-the-ground experience of SER. We identified what we are already doing well, where we can improve, whether there are significant gaps we need to fill.
Following the “roles and responsibilities” section, we plunged into the tricky issue of “Project Control”. We learned what needs to be recorded and managed to ensure a project is correctly managed. We talked about risks, issues, change control, decisions log and such things. After the theory came the high point of these two days: Caroline Walker (Tribal), who delivered the training, presented us with a one-stop-recording tool, a project management log, fit for SER purposes that all SER project teams will use going into SER Wave 2 and beyond.
The day then wound down with a talk of meetings cycle and reporting within SER.