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Project Management for Tribes and
Tribal Organizations




Managing projects can be overwhelming, but whether you're charged with simple or complex projects, adhering to a common set of principles can increase your chances of success. Many variables are involved in ensuring that a project runs smoothly — from planning to resource allocation to effective communication. This class will guide you through every phase of the project management life cycle — renewing your energy for current tasks and ensuring you're ready to tackle your next challenge.

As an employee or officer of a tribe or tribal organization, you may face projects such as establishing an employee evaluation program, implementing a new e-mail system or renovating a child care center. Our experienced instructor will present proven methods and techniques that you can apply back on the job. Don't miss this opportunity to improve your ability to organize and schedule a project, set expectations and motivate team members, develop contingency plans and resolve conflicts — all of the key ingredients leading to an outcome that will satisfy you and benefit your tribe.

For students specifically interested in Construction Project Management, we recommend taking Falmouth Institute’s Planning and Managing Construction Projects in Indian Country class.

T O P I C S   I N C L U D E
Project Management Overview
  • What are programs and processes?
  • What are projects?
  • What is project management?
  • Types of projects
  • Project Management Knowledge Areas
Starting a Project
  • Project phases and the project life cycle
  • Roles of a Project Manager
  • Defining a project
  • Identifying project stakeholders (tribal officials, employees, community, clients)
Planning the Project
  • Scoping the project
  • Scheduling the project
  • Identifying and procuring project resources
  • Planning project communication
  • Planning for quality and risk management
Executing the Project
  • Managing project work
  • Building the project team
  • Involving stakeholders
Monitoring the Project
  • Controlling project changes
  • Controlling quality
  • Controlling schedules
  • Controlling scope
  • Controlling risks
  • Measuring performance
  • Reporting
Finishing the Project
  • Verifying deliverables
  • Close-out
  • Project turnover

*Topics subject to change.

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