Advanced Project Management Techniques

Challenge your project management expertise

This seminar will help you harness your experience and knowledge of project management to develop next-generation best practices and new ideas. It is built upon BMC’s vast experience of more than 22 years of work with organizations such as BAE SYSTEMS, NASA, the Kingdom of Bahrain Ministry of Works and Housing AIRBUS, GSK, NASDA, SONY, Coca Cola and others.

There will be short instruction components followed by group discussion and exchange, and highly challenging case studies with group presentations, critique and coaching.

Learning outcomes

  • Define advanced project management development
  • Explore different types of PMO and their roles and responsibilities
  • Cover basic principles of Project/Program Portfolio management
  • Work on Project/Program classification, ranking and prioritization
  • Explore project personnel assessment, selection, and recruitment and development techniques
  • Develop organizational baseline and conduct assessments
  • Select the right tools for project management
  • Advance your skills in resource and capacity planning
  • Understand unique challenges of complex projects within a systematic framework of project management methodology
  • Engage in applying project experience and knowledge of best practices to projects that present a complex range of issues

Topics

Advanced Project Management Development

  • What is advanced project management development?
  • How do organizations support the application, utilization and development of their project management systems?
  • What is the difference between project, program and portfolio?

Workshop – Participants discuss with the group their own discuss their experience in managing complex projects .

Types of PMO

  • What are the typical three different types of project/program management offices?
  • What does each typically do?
  • What does the enterprise-wide PMO do differently from the PMO?
  • How do organizations typically support the practice of effective project management?

Participation: The Assessment Inventory (Baseline) of Organizational Support for Project Management™ . Participants evaluate the organizational support and readiness of their companies for incorporating PM techniques.

PMO Roles and Responsibilities

  • What is the project manager responsible for and what is the PMO responsible for?
  • What are the roles and responsibilities of the three different types of project/program management offices in
  • collecting and presenting data
  • setting and policing methodology
  • coaching a network of practitioners
  • assessing and developing practitioners
  • creating competency models and career paths
  • being the ‘custodian’ of the PM discipline and knowledge expert, and
  • selecting and recruiting PM personnel?

Workshop – Participants discuss and develop their own respective organizational roles and responsibilities.

Program/Portfolio Management (Tracking)

  • How do PMO’s track multiple projects/programs?
  • What information is required and how does the PMO track this information?
  • What is the common lifecycle used to baseline all project/programs against?
  • What are the major lifecycle review points?
  • How are Gate Reviews conducted, what is the criteria and process for such reviews?
  • How are issues and challenges managed? What change, review, and steering committees and forums are required?

Workshop – Participants discuss and develop the tracking mechanisms used in their own organizationsal tracking mechanisms.

Program/Portfolio Management (Resource and Capacity Planning Part 1)

  • What is resource and capacity planning?
  • What does the PMO need to establish for effective resource and capacity planning?
  • What do line/functional managers need to do to support resource and capacity planning?
  • What is resource and capacity planning?
  • What does the PMO need to establish for effective resource and capacity planning?
  • What do line/functional managers need to do to support resource and capacity planning?

Workshop – Participants discuss and develop the mechanisms used in their own organizations for resource and capacity planning.

Program/Portfolio Management (Prioritization)
 

  • How does the PMO classify and rank a project?
  • What is the difference between ranking and classifying projects?
  • What are the benefits from ranking and classifying projects?
  • What is the process for prioritizing projects and programs?
  • What criteria are used to prioritize projects, how often are projects prioritized and who is responsible for doing this?
  • What is the project manager’s and senior management’s role in prioritization?

Workshop – Participants discuss and develop how their own organization approaches prioritization.

Project/Program Support
 

  • What is the PMO’s role in initiating projects/programs?
  • How does the PMO facilitate stakeholder management, planning and risk workshops?
  • What is a typical approach for facilitating and coaching?
  • How should the PMO provide support throughout the different stages of the project/program’s life cycle?

Workshop – Participants discuss and develop the support roles found in their own organization.

Project Management Development Vision

  • What is the PMO’s role in ‘driving’ the development of PM throughout the organization?
  • How can the PMO promote PM?
  • What assessment techniques are available to assess an organization’s maturity with regard to PM?
  • How can the PMO build a ‘road map’ for developing PM?
  • How do you build a business case and demonstrate the effect on performance from developing an organization’s PMO?
  • How can the PMO audit and police the effective utilization of PM?
  • View example ‘road maps’ and business cases for developing PM

Workshop – Participants discuss and develop the assessment mechanisms used in their own organization.

Syndicate Workshop – What are the key learning points, how do they affect the participants organizations, what actions should be taken?

Development Session Conclusion and Close – The instructor facilitates a concluding / lessons learned session with the participants of the workshop.
 

Information

Course Code P5000
Department Vocational Training
Instructor Anthony Eve, PMP, P2 Practitioner
Level Advanced
Prerequisites A good understanding of project management tools and techniques
Who should attend Experienced project managers, PMO Officers, senior managers with a sound background and knowledge of project management
Certificate of AttendanceYes
Certification Track PMP, IPMA
Continuing Education Credits 16 PDUs
Offered OnlineNo
Available to Buy OnlineNo
Partner Institution Global Business Management Consultants
Last Update At: 2014/02/04 - 08:55:06

  

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