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Project Management: Executive Overview 

Length
1/2 day

Overview

Have you received results from your project teams and been disappointed in what they did? You thought you had clearly communicated your expectations, yet the team did not provide what you expected. How can you get the most from your project teams?

Using a mix of presentation, group interaction and exercises, this powerful course gives you the methodology and language to generate the accountability and results you know are possible. It includes highlights from “Project Management: A Team Approach” that will help you understand what your project teams are learning and how you can use it, as a project sponsor, to set expectations for achievable results.

Objectives

  • Learn about research that identifies major risks to project success.
  • Develop an understanding of the role of a Sponsor.
  • Appreciate the importance of portfolio management as a significant business tool.
  • Consider the impact of operating across multiple organizations – virtual teams.
  • Understand project processes – the methods and tools that make a difference in achieving project objectives.
  • Learn why teams must set a project baseline and change management processes.

 

Key Topics

  • Introduction – Project Team Simulation Exercise
  • Portfolio Management, Project Selection, Assigning Projects Based on Business Imperatives
  • The Project Management Model
  • Roles of the Sponsor, Project Manager and Project Team
  • Project Team Planning Meeting
  • Project Reporting, Change Management, Project Reviews

 

Reviews
“This overview really tied our project management initiative all together, helping us get buy-in up and down the management chain.”
Sr. Manager, Saint-Gobain

Key Topics

  • Introduction – Project Team Simulation Exercise
  • Portfolio Management, Project Selection, Assigning Projects Based on Business Imperatives
  • The Project Management Model
  • Roles of the Sponsor, Project Manager and Project Team
  • Project Team Planning Meeting
  • Project Reporting, Change Management, Project Reviews

Key Topics

  • Introduction – Project Team Simulation Exercise
  • Portfolio Management, Project Selection, Assigning Projects Based on Business Imperatives
  • The Project Management Model
  • Roles of the Sponsor, Project Manager and Project Team
  • Project Team Planning Meeting
  • Project Reporting, Change Management, Project Reviews

Key Topics

  • Introduction – Project Team Simulation Exercise
  • Portfolio Management, Project Selection, Assigning Projects Based on Business Imperatives
  • The Project Management Model
  • Roles of the Sponsor, Project Manager and Project Team
  • Project Team Planning Meeting
  • Project Reporting, Change Management, Project Reviews