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MLC 222 - Managing Multiple Projects, Priorities and Deadlines

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MLC 222 21 August 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MLC 222 25 September 2022 5 Days Online Registration Form Link
MLC 222 16 October 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MLC 222 20 November 2022 5 Days Online Registration Form Link
MLC 222 11 December 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

It is very likely that we have sometimes when we need to work on more than one project at a time. While our brains can be multitasking, this comes with a negative effect on productivity. Moreover, keeping track of all the moving pieces can get complicated, and fast, and, if poorly managed, can result in a huge workload overall team. In this course, participants will learn how to effectively manage the coming projects, giving each of them the time they really need till completion. The strategies taught in this course will help them get more done in less time. 

Course Objectives

  • Plan strategically and with tactic
  • Identify the specific activities that are demanding too much of attention
  • Prioritize crucial projects and tasks 
  • Innovate methods that keep you on track through changing priorities
  • Establish and meet deadlines, and eliminate bottlenecks

Who Should Attend?

  • Mid and Upper Managers 
  • Executives
  • Anyone who is or will be responsible for managing teams or individuals

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Role and responsibilities of a program manager
  • SMART business goal and how to set them
  • Aligning clear goals/objectives with business strategy
  • Dangerous mistakes that prevent realistic, effective goal setting
  • Turning priorities into attainable, measurable goals
  • Always start with ‘Why’
  • Prioritizing tasks techniques
  • When and how can prioritization be a failure?
  • Project scoping and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Day 2

  • Developing and using strategic thinking
  • How to build and manage a strategic planning team
  • Determining the right strategies for the organization
  • Using effective tools such as the “new” SWOT, Porter’s 5-Forces, GE, etc.
  • Contingency planning
  • Documenting the plan

Day 3

  • Identifying key activities and projects 
  • Hierarchical view: portfolios, programs, and projects
  • Decision-making 
  • Decision levels, planning and techniques
  • Empowering the team through delegation and decision making
  • The value and importance of delegation
  • What and how to delegate?
  • The degree of effective of delegation be
  • People to whom delegation should be avoided  

Day 4

  • Meeting deadlines 
  • Focusing on multiple projects 
  • The definition of stress in business environment
  • Dealing with pressure and stress
  • Stress zones, stress effects and stress responses
  • Signs of distress
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Managing (fighting) stress successfully in business

Day 5

  • Time wasters and how to avoid them 
  • Balancing work/life loads
  • The right techniques balancing work/life loads
  • Being adaptive is a key characteristic of a successful time management plan
  • Handling unexpected, difficult situations