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Project Closure: Lessons Learned Facilitation

I thought the facilitated closing session was very valuable and I was really impressed with the amount of feedback you were able to glean in a very short period of time. It was a good note to end the project on and it reflected well on the quality of the consulting we are getting.

--Aaron Z. IT Systems Development Lead, Energy Trust of Oregon

 

Compliments for Practical Change Management

Engaging instructor! [The class was] applicable to our business and my job.

Anon, Women's Healthcare Associates

A good mix of PowerPoint with white board and discussion, not just straight lecture.

Anon, Women's Healthcare Associates

Chris had good energy.

Anon, Women's Healthcare Associates

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Compliments for Practical Project Management for Manufacturing

[The] instructor knew the material very well and applied it to a company (like ours) with a "lean culture."

--Anonymous, Viasystems

The practical use of project management tools was presented in a way that I could take immediate action on my project.

--Anonymous, Viasystems

The instructor (Chris) was very knowledgeable and approachable. Excellent at responding to class questions and feedback. Excellent depth and breadth of knowledge.

--Anonymous, Viasystems

I learned another side of project management, not just the task oriented part (cost, conflict, etc.)

--Anonymous, Viasystems

[The] instructor was very engaging. Fun to listen to with excellent examples. Good class!!

--Anonymous, Viasystems

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International Kudos for Project Management For Leaders

The new knowledge I acquired will certainly help me in developing quality projects. Some things I have never used to pay particular attention to such as the importance of having water-tight initiation and planning activities will now become a priority in my management. The issue of having a smooth closeout has always been a challenge for me as I never prioritized it, but now I am clear on how such priorities contribute to my leadership success. I will therefore plan and budget for closing activities.

I feel inspired to do better than I have been doing and I can’t wait for an opportunity to start applying all this knowledge.
--Patricia, Zimbabwe

Chris did great! He was fantastic:
•    The steps to take during the planning phase were really helpful to me.
•    I also enjoyed the problem solving session and change management session. These will make me more effective in my job.
•    I also believe I would be able to close out projects in a more systematic way.

--Myo, MD, Myanmar

The training content and style was beyond expectations, it was a great learning experience. It has given us a systematic and dynamic approach to project management. I need to apply these tools immediately and we had perfect training material supported by the best trainer.
--Umer, Pakistan

I frankly did not expect the course to be [as good as] this. For me it was a new way of addressing project management [that is] interesting and very helpful.
Using this approach helped me identify some of the root causes for the problems that we are facing in the office. […] It will be interesting to go back and examine those problems against these tools and […] address those root causes.
--Noor, Iraq

The training content covered a lot of real-world stuff that I encounter in daily work. It helped me sort out a clear method…before I subjectively guessed what’s going on and what the costs of a situation were. But with these tools I can easily get to know where we are and the [meaning] of a situation. The exercises done in class were very good!
--Peng, China

Both the content and style was better than I expected. I liked the method of teaching, using presentations, drawing, showing with hands, and brining examples. For sure it helped me gain new knowledge and skills, especially in project selection, risk management, planning, budgeting, and identifying the critical path.
This is the best training that I have ever taken part in.
--Ilkhom, Kyrgyzstan

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Semiconductor Manufacturing Documentation

Working with you guys was very flexible, professional, and proved to be a learning experience for me. The attention to detail that was put into the work instructions was superb.

--Josh, Training Coordinator, Semiconductors

 

Software Selection & Product Development

Steaming Kettle is a remarkable company.  When Innovative Housing, Inc. (IHI) embarked on its endeavor to create a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) we had no idea what technology platform support we would need.  Steaming Kettle helped us hone our financial product and educational service processes, identify our technological requirements, and analyze which software vendors would best meet our needs.  What could have been an overwhelming challenge turned into a delightful and streamlined experience.  Working with Chris Dennis was a real pleasure.  His amazing ability to synthesize information, organize a productive plan of action, and respond to inane questions from technical laypersons with clarity and a wonderful sense of humor.  Chris is the consummate professional, and IHI could not have found a better partner in Steaming Kettle to move its CDFI initiative forward.

--Sarah Chenven, CDFI Program Manager, Innovative Housing, Inc.