Executive Seminar: Program and Project Management

July 28, 2017 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Faced with increasing competitive pressures, companies are adopting much more flexible strategies and structures to maintain leadership, to speed new products and services to market and to provide “best-in-class” customer satisfaction. Increasingly, the most effective way to deliver on these strategies is through a “project based” organization to drive programs and projects. What is senior management’s role in the successfully leading and directing the project based organization? This seminar provides top managers with the keys to delivering results and improving corporate performance through cross-functional project teams and project management methods.

PREREQUISITE
Senior management level experience and a basic understanding of project management principles and tools.

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE
Provide a flexible, tailored approach to developing Executive and Senior Management project, program and portfolio management competence. This is achieved by working through actual, ‘real-life’ challenges faced by this level of the organization in a workshop setting.

LEARNING OUTCOMES/COURSE GOALS
The learning outcomes, goals and benefits of the Executive Seminar: Program and Project Management include:

COURSE COST
$1,420

INSTRUCTOR
Mr. Scott Randall | Bio
Phone Number: (713) 780-2939
Email: randall@bmc-global.com

GRADING
This course offers an Executive Seminar Program and Project Management Certificate and 8 PMI Professional Development Units(PDUs) based on attendance and participation.

Session Topic Key Takeaways Activities

1

The Project Management Approach: An introduction to using project management as a management approach from a senior, executive manager’s perspective.

Common definition alignment. How work is defined. Essentials of project-based companies. The common Project Management players.

Team Workshop:
Identify, capture and discuss common challenges.

2

Organizational Support and Governance: Understanding the building blocks of a project management system, the organizational support and governance essentials. The selection and prioritization of work. The Executive role in a project management system.

What good companies are doing? Criteria for assessment and selection. Governance control tools. How to improve performance.

Team Workshop:
Discuss and evaluate company performance against a baseline. Update challenges list.

3

Planning: What should the Executive level mandate and how they need to support the planning process without creating unnecessary administrative burden.

What good companies are doing? Executive manager questions to ask. How to manage the resource/portfolio balance.

Team Workshop:
Identify, capture and discuss common challenges.

4

People and Performance: Engaging and maximizing functional management. Responsibilities of the Executive level. Creating a culture of change and developing skills.

What good companies are doing? Common challenges Project Managers face. The benefits of a project management culture. Understanding the competencies project managers require.

Team Workshop:
Discuss and evaluate company performance against a baseline. Finalized baseline assessment of the participants’ company. Update challenges list.

5

Developing the Vision: Creating the vision, developing a blueprint and road map for improving a project management system. What are benefits can be expecting from improving project management approach.

What good companies are doing? How to measure improvement from a change?

Team Workshop:
Review challenges and develop into action points.

6

Developing the Road Map: Producing a prioritized road map from the assessment and action points.

Criteria for prioritizing initiatives. Draft road map. Process for developing participants’ own road map.

Team Workshop:
Develop prioritized road map.

 


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CONTACT US: Gary Randazzo, Director:, 713-743-4754 | Brittney Edwards, Program Coordinator: 713-743-4702