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Advanced Project Management for the Experienced Practitioner

Have you ever wondered where project issues come from? Have you ever delivered great technology only to find that the supposed "customer" wants no part of it? Have you ever wondered what to do when asked for an estimate in the face of woefully inadequate information?

This course deals with some of the most wide-spread, persistent and troubling project issues that we face today. It is intended for those who understand standard project management practice and are ready to move to the next level of project performance. Topics include:
  • Sources of project success and failure
  • Dealing with the Human Element
  • Distinguishing project and business objectives
  • Importance of Business Value
  • Four levels of project success
  • Managing Stakeholder Expectations
  • Organizational Adoption – Ensuring deliverables are used effectively
  • Complete and Correct Requirements
  • Winning the Estimation Game
  • Controlling project change
  • How to Choose Project Metrics that Make Sense
  • Creating Opportunity in Your Projects
  • Project Transition: Delivering the Goods
Who should attend
This course is of value to project managers and team leads who are looking for guidance that is not found in the standard project management curriculum. Also managers of project mangers, functional managers with project responsibility and Project Management Office staff will benefit from this course.

This course assumes prior experience as project manager or team lead.

Course Outline

  • Source of project success and failure
  • Dealing with the Human Element
  • Many views of the project
  • Project as investment
  • Product lifecycle
  • Business Value as a driver of project practice
  • Four levels of project success
  • Enhanced definition of Project Management
Project Structure
  • The Project Environment
  • Getting a project off to a good start
  • Defining the project investment
  • Distinguishing project and business objectives
  • Designing a project charter that works
The people side of projects
  • Identifying stakeholders
  • Managing Stakeholder Expectations
  • Organizational Adoption – Ensuring deliverables are used effectively
Advanced tools and techniques
  • Winning the Estimation Game
  • Creating Opportunity in your projects
  • Developing complete and correct requirements
  • Controlling change to protect time and cost objectives
  • How to choose project metrics that Make Sense
  • Project Transition: Delivering the Goods
Why should I take this course?
  • The exercises in this course will give you the hands on experience you need to put the tools presented to immediate use.
  • You have the option of using your own, ongoing project as the focus of class exercises. As a result, not only do you gain experience with the tools, but you also learn more about your project.
  • Experienced project managers will obtain insights that should help them solve common and persistent problems.
  • All participants take home a set of tools and techniques to help them deal with all aspects of project planning and execution.
Learning Approach
  • A highly experienced instructor will use interactive lecture format, numerous hands-on exercises, team activities, group discussions, individual discovery and other techniques to drive home the essential points of this material.
  • We will build on your prior experience in this topic, while providing you with numerous advanced tools and techniques that you can put to use as soon as you get home.
  • You will receive a Participant Guide which will help you follow the material, take notes and retain what you learned so that you can apply it on your job.

Every course and workshop in our Project Training program is fully customizable. We can deliver the training program you need onsite and at an attractive discount. Call us toll free in the US at 1.800.877.8129, or +1.919.495.7371 International.

All of our courses are fully compliant with the latest release of each relevant standards document such as the PMBOK® Guide, Standard for Portfolio Management, BABOK® Guide and others.
Course Information
Course ID: 3012
Duration: 4 days
Delivery: Virtual or onsite
Class size: 6 - 20
· PMP® certified instructor
· Participant Guide
· PM templates
· Participation Certificate
· 28 PDUs
  Tech:21 Lead:5 Strat:2

Download this course description as a printable PDF document.

Pricing Information
On-site discounts are available.

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