Review of Project Standards and Strategic Project Delivery
- ISO project standard (21500)
- Project Management Institute PMBOK® Guide
- Assessments and case studies
The first day is intended to set the foundation for the strategic role of projects in delivering to the corporate strategy
Working with the Sponsor on the Business Success Factors
- Preparing the sponsor for their role in supporting the project
- Engaging the sponsor on mitigating business and organizational risks
- Determining the information, data and documentation required for a Decision Support Package
The day is focused on engaging the sponsor and preparing them for their role in a successful project. Sponsors are not interested in the technical details, only the business results and that will be fully explored
Communications Related to Issues, Problems and Resistance to Change
- Identifying how to communicate effectively to the sponsor about issues and problems
- Learn how to use the sponsor to communicate issues and problems at appropriate times
- How to engage the sponsor in overcoming resistance to change in operations
This day is focused on issues and problems that inevitably arise in a project and how to manage the sponsor and other key stakeholders.
Navigating the Political Waters During a Project
- Overview of corporate politics and the influence/effect on projects
- Overcoming corporate politics during project execution
- handling senior management in a multi-national, cross-cultural project
This day will focus on how to not only survive corporate politics, but how to use them to drive your project to success.
Project Implementation and Improvement Plans
- Presentations from each participant regarding their personal application of the concepts from the course
- Feedback and encouragement from participants to implement their plans
- Overall review of the week and evaluation
The presentations will allow experienced project managers to share what they have learned and how they plan to apply the techniques from the course.
This is a course that is designed as the “next step” of development for a project manager who has taken a basic course in project management and is seeking to reinforce or further the skills they have already built.
Minimum of 3 years of project management experience and attendance in a Fundamentals of Project Management course. PMP certification preferred