|Just For Leaders: Project Management 101 This fast-paced and content-rich full-day seminar will cover all these aspects of project management – the nuts-and-bolts skills combined with the non-technical components, the details tied into the big picture.When most people think about project management, they think about core technical skills such as Gantt charts, PERT charts, dependency sequencing, and resource leveling. But successful project managers will tell you that effective project management is far more. It’s also the essential soft skills of communicating consistently, building teams, managing time and dealing with organizational politics, to name just a few. And when you add in the possibility that you’re often working with borrowed resources (people, expertise, funding) that could get pulled with no advance warning, the difficulties start to multiply. Add in the biggest complaint heard from most project managers – I get all the responsibility but not the needed authority – and you can see why project management can be challenging.