Project Management in a multi-project environment

MDT program course

Description

The main goal of the course is to present to the students overview of Project Management as a technical part of every transformation. We will discover connections between IT Strategy and Projects’ Portfolio, which will define the main difference between process, project management, and product development, will observe different approaches and frameworks that provide best fit for different objectives every manager responsible for changes.

 

During the course we will cover classical project management (as a basis that works for typical projects), agile including scrum and kanban (as a frameworks that help to achieve maximum team performance in software development projects), scaled agile with SAFe (as an approach to organize complex product development), and critical chain project management (CCPM) (as an universal approach to monitor projects’ portfolio). As a result, students will be ready to set PMO in their companies.

 

Digital transformation combines interconnected activities in different parts of a company. That is why changers should understand the whole palette of available PM frameworks, understand their benefits, constraints, and issues and know how to combine them to achieve the best results.
All discussions will be focused on improving your ability to make decisions in the presence of significant uncertainty with project management tools.

 

Course structure:
  1. Project, Program, and Portfolio. The role of PMO
  2. Uncertainty and hedging of the uncertainty – inspiration for the different PM frameworks
  3. Efficient and effective multi-project environment.

 

Course prerequisites:
  • English level — Intermediate or higher
  • Experienced PC user
  • Experience in management on a team level or higher

 

Learning outcomes:

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Understand the main differences between different types of operational activities and be able to differentiate project activities
  • Be able to transfer from the Strategy level to the Projects, Programs, and Portfolio
  • Set up PMO (Project Management Office) as a Governance structure
  • Understand the nature of uncertainty and be able to classify it
  • Be able to choose the correct PM approach to face uncertainty in the projects
  • Understand main challenges of Portfolio management in multi-project environment and provide needed governance in PMO
  • Be able to apply the practical knowledge at their enterprise or organization

 

Language: English

Price: UAH 24 000

 

Course outline:

November 1

9:30-10:50 (2 hours) – Operations: Processes, Projects, and Force-majeures

 

11:00-12:20 (2 hours) – Strategy and Portfolio, from the idea to the project level. Challenges of the Portfolio management

 

13:30-14:50 (2 hours) – Case 1. Project Portfolio

 

15:00-16:20 (2 hours) – The role of Project Management Office as a governance structure

 

16:30-17:50 (2 hours) – Project lifecycle: product-, process- or client-oriented

 

November 2

9:30-10:50 (2 hours) – Uncertainty: nature, sources, and classification

 

11:00-12:20 (2 hours) – Case 2. Projects with different uncertainties (Part 1)

 

13:30-14:50 (2 hours) – Case 2. Projects with different uncertainties (Part 2)

 

15:00-16:20 (2 hours) – Project management frameworks that hedge uncertainty in projects

 

16:30-17:50 (2 hours) – Overview of basic PM frameworks

 

 

November 3

9:30-10:50 (2 hours) – Project Initiation (Idea, Problem, Objective, Alternatives, Decision Making, Charter); Project Planning (Decomposition, Network structure, Resources, Estimates, Risks)

 

11:00-12:20 (2 hours) – Project Monitoring (monitoring cycle, key metrics, decision making); Program and Portfolio monitoring (Milestones, Portfolio metrics)

 

13:30-14:50 (2 hours) – Projects pipeline

 

15:00-16:20 (2 hours) – How to speed up project execution?

 

16:30-17:50 (2 hours) – Case 3. Typical Ukrainian company

 

 

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