Kickoff is a free, 45-minute digital learning tool that guides anyone associated with a project through the basics of project management, so that teams can successfully launch projects— from start to finish—as an effective unit. This unique product, developed in collaboration with Tech Mahindra, and available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Simplified Chinese is complete with both agile and waterfall tracks, bite-sized content, downloadable templates and useful questions to ask stakeholders. Kickoff is the fastest way to kick-start projects the right way.
What problem does it solve?
The majority of projects in the workplace are managed by “accidental” project managers, e.g., a marketing specialist tasked with spearheading a multichannel campaign or a product manager launching a major feature set. Without prior project management training, these inexperienced project managers are often set up to fail. Kickoff empowers any project leader or team member with fundamental project management savvy and actionable templates to manage their projects successfully.
Who is it for?
Kickoff supports nonproject-minded professionals, or “accidental” project managers, in quickly learning the basics. It can also be implemented by project management office (PMO) leads and C-suite executives as a fast-and-free training resource, as well as by formal project managers as a means to ramp up “green” project team members.
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