Advanced Project Management

Developing the Ability to Achieve Strategic Change

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5 Days

Introduction to the course

This Advanced Project Management training course will help you to develop the advanced skills required to implement strategic change, use alternative project management methods and improve your organisation’s project delivery capability. We live in a world that constantly requires change and frequently develops new ways of delivering it. By being able to manage and take advantage of this, we can maximise our ability to deliver value while reducing cost and risk. This training course will cover the skills required to enhance our project capabilities and increase predictability in delivering improved project performance.

You may have experience in managing projects, and this training course will build on that knowledge in an easily understandable way so that you expand your capability and effectiveness. More importantly, it will give you some practical tools and techniques that you can apply, which will give a tangible increase in the benefit that you will gain from this training course.

This Advanced Project Management Training Course will highlight:

  • How to implement strategic change via programmes and portfolios
  • Putting in place the conditions for project success
  • Advanced project financing methods
  • Alternative project delivery methods and when to use them
  • How to increase an organisation’s delivery capability

Course details

This training course will equip you with all of the knowledge that you need to be effective when managing advanced projects and change initiatives.

At the end of this Advanced Project Management Training Course, you will understand:

  • How to enhance your organisation’s project delivery capability
  • Alternative methods for delivering projects
  • Some more advanced project financing concepts
  • The way projects are financed and the options available
  • Issues surrounding project professionalism
  • The conditions required for project success
  • Describe concepts of project maturity and some project maturity models
  • Deploy programme and portfolio management techniques

This training course is full of practical techniques and examples, intended to enhance knowledge and give practical benefit. The worked examples, case studies and team exercises will make applying the knowledge gained much easier. Often, helpful insight can be gained from discussion with other delegates, and the training course delivery style will provide opportunities to do this.

By sending delegates on this Advanced Project Management Training Course, organisations will organisations will benefit from a more effective, efficient and mature approach to achieving their business goals through project implementation. They will be able to:

  • Measure and improve their project delivery capability and maturity
  • Benefit from increased understanding and choice when financing projects
  • Improve decision making relating to projects

Delegates who attend this Advanced Project Management Training Course will learn how to manage more complex projects, and to deal with the strategic and other issues that may present themselves. Alternative techniques such as agile, or hybrid methods are taught, along with guidance in how and when they might be deployed.

Delegates will learn how to:

  • Grow and maintain their professional capability, standing and standards
  • Take on more advanced projects and assignments
  • Adopt tools methods that will equip them to tackle greater challenges.

This Advanced Project Management Training Course is suitable to a wide range of project professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Project managers
  • Project team members
  • Project Management Office (PMO) staff
  • Project Directors
  • Project Sponsors
  • Senior Management
  • Assurance and quality management staff

Daily Agenda

DAY 1:
Implementing Strategy via Projects, Programmes and Portfolios
  • What is strategy and how can the project world help to deliver it?
  • The increasing velocity of change and how we handle it
  • Delivery of change – common vehicles, when to deploy and how to manage them
    • Projects
    • Programmes
    • Portfolios
  • Managing for benefits and value
DAY 2:
Advanced Project Delivery
  • Determining and managing the project environment
  • Setting the conditions for project success
  • Alternative delivery models, including Waterfall, Agile, Hybrid and Evolving
  • Change management and transition to BAU
  • Project procurement strategy
DAY 3:
Doing the Right Projects and Doing the Project Right
  • Governance – methods
  • Effective sponsorship
  • Supporting the project organisation
  • Gaining and maintaining assurance
  • Focus on people and leadership 
DAY 4:
Project Finance and Project Maturity Models
  • Understanding project funding
  • Comprehending project accounting
  • Effective investment appraisal
  • Getting better at projects - using maturity models
    • Organisational considerations
    • Why project maturity matters
    • Common models
DAY 5:
Ethics and Professionalism
  • Project professionalism
  • Ethics
  • Competence
  • Learning and development
  • Communities of practice
  • Recap of material
  • Reference Material
  • Things you can do when you return to your desk

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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