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Managing Strategic & Complex Projects

Project Management is an unplanned profession: very few people enter the corporate world planning to be project managers. More often than not they come into the workforce as engineers, software developers and business strategy analysts. During their careers they are given the added responsibility of managing projects which on many occasions are large scale, distributed or multiple interdependent projects.   Complex project management is a specialised skill by itself and is seldom addressed satisfactorily. Regardless of prior education on Project Management or lack thereof, those who are focused on productivity simply do not rely on instincts and experience to guide them through turbulent waters. By attending this course, delegates can ensure that they are equipped with the proficiency that is crucial not only to complete projects successfully but also to achieve excellence in performance and standout as an invaluable asset in the organisation.  

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

This highly interactive and intensive training course provides attendees with the latest practices, tools and techniques Our format combines real-world practical case study examples, hypothetical scenarios, role-playing, group exercises and tutorial style presentations with a focus on collaborative and interactive learning.  

Who should attend?

This course is tailor - made for executives to macro level management of any industry who handle project management in their line of work. Delegate titles: General Managers, VPs, Directors, Senior Managers, Managers, Regional managers, Team Leaders and Executives from: • Projects                                           • Project development • Project engineering                        • Engineering management • Industrial engineering            • Project control • Business Development           • Operations • Administration                                 • Logistics   From across all industries including: • Engineering                                     • Construction • Government authorities                   • Oil & Gas • Infrastructure development    • Telecommunications • Technology                                      • Industrial materials • Manufacturing                                 • Consumer Products • Health and Pharmaceutical              • Express & Logistics

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

Key areas to be addressed:

  • Exploring the benefits and learning outcomes from studying complex project management

–      Learning outcomes from this course

–      Defining the complex project environment

–      Programme management approach to managing complex projects

–      Programme management principles

–      Project, programme & portfolio Hierarchy

Video Case Study: Complex project management - 2008 Beijing Olympic Water Cube

 

  • Defining complexity factors in projects

–      Discussion: Identify the factors which makes projects complex

–      Understanding and managing the scope of complex projects

–      Using the GAPPS model to analyze project complexity

–      Multi-project or Programme? Investigating the best approach to complex project management

Exercise: List the factors that favoured or endangered the success of the 2008  Beijing Olympic Games

 

  • Programme governance: Defining the functions and roles of complex projects

–      Discerning the competencies of a good programme manager

–      Resource allocation: Utilisation of available resources in complex projects

Exercise: Who’s accountable? Understanding the role of project managers and team members

–      Adopting quality processes: Planning, assurance and control to ensure service delivery that meets expectations

Discussion: Constraints in managing complex projects

 

  • Programme governance: Defining the functions and roles of complex projects

–      Discerning the competencies of a good programme manager

–      Resource allocation: Utilisation of available resources in complex projects

Exercise: Who’s accountable? Understanding the role of project managers and team members

–      Adopting quality processes: Planning, assurance and control to ensure service delivery that meets expectations

Discussion: Constraints in managing complex projects

 

 

 

  • Programme or multi-project management using Microsoft Project / EPM

–      Programme monitoring and control: best practices in monitoring and control of complex projects

–      Review of software that helps to plan, monitor and control complex projects more efficiently

–      Microsoft Project and complex project management

–      Resource Organisation: using software solutions to manage available resources

–      Programme management using Enterprise Project Management (EPM)

 

  • Portfolio management: Structuring existing project assets and investments for best benefits and increased ROI

–      Pinpointing the difference between project, programme and portfolio management

–      Portfolio management concepts: Examining the best practices in portfolio management

–      Exercise: Categorise, evaluate, select and prioritise project portfolios in a multiple projects and geographically distributed projects

–      Resources management: Optimisation of available resources to achieve project goals

Written and video Case Study: Discuss how effective risk management could have averted or mitigated the effects of the disastrous Deepwater Horizon Oil Platform explosion and the subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. What lessons learned are there for BP and the other stakeholders?

 

  • Financial Management and completing complex projects within budgets

–      Financial management vs. cost management: Recognising successful financial management practices

–      Making realistic cost estimations: Performing a sensitivity analysis for complex projects

–      Discussion: NPV, IRR, break-even point and payback period in complex projects and why these margins should not be neglected

–      Program revenue monitoring and value management (engineering)

 

  • Group activity: Risk profiling and presenting a credible proposal for risk treatment of the 2012 London Olympics

–      The risk management processes

–      Risk identification

–      Risk avoidance and mitigation

–      Compiling a strategic SWOT analysis for possible risk: List the factors that favour or endanger the success of the 2012 Olympics in London

–      Analysing risk in complex projects and risk support system design

–      Presenting risk estimates to senior management

–      Implementing risk treatment systems

 

Benefits to you

Benefits to you:

·         Embrace a clear understanding of management concepts, tools, techniques, applications and methodologies for complex projects

·         Build a comprehensive project charter to ensure thorough project execution

·         Transform theories into practical information

·         Achieve project objectives with limited resources through effective management and optimisation of available resources

·         Construct realistic schedules and cost estimations to achieve successful completion of projects against timelines and within budget

·         Develop the skills to step you up in the corporate world as an invaluable asset

·         Cultivate adeptness for risk forecasting and management

•   Analyse your strengths in project management and eliminate the weaknesses

 

Additional Benefits:

·         This course entitles you to 14 PDU points upon completion

Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

2 days Day Course

Course details

Days(Dates of the event and venue )

1)   20-21 Sept 2010 – Jakarta (Venue TBA)

2)   27-28 Sept 2010 – Kuala Lumpur (Venue TBA)

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