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ONL 120 - Turning Ideas Into Reality Through Projects

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Course Description

This course develops an understanding for turning ideas into reality to create value through project management.

Any idea or a demand triggers a change in our organization and requires a project. In this challenging business world, those changes also require complex solutions. Those projects require different expert teams with deep knowledge in specific areas. Collaboration among those teams then becomes an essential criteria for productivity. There are often barriers between project teams, customers and stakeholders. These conditions challenge project managers and risk the outcome of a project. The statistics show that the number of failing projects is quite significant.

Creating value out of a project is the essential thing. This course provides you the fundamentals for overcoming the major barriers in this value creation process.

Course Objectives

  • Giving a high-level view on the concept of “Project success”.
  • Understanding the role of a project manager and a sponsor in value creation process.
  • Learning the concept of “Change management” in project management.
  • Developing awareness about the importance of organizational structures in managing projects.
  • Showing a high level road map for achieving success in project management

Who Should Attend?

  • Team Leaders
  • Functional managers
  • Project managers
  • Consultants
  • Executives
  • Sponsors
  • Entrepreneurs 

PROGRAM TOPICS

Session 1:

  • How do we define a project in business world?
  • Change management and project management.
  • What is project economy?
  • Basic terms and processes of project management.

Session 2:

  • Definition of success in Project management.
  • Is “Iron triangle” still valid in project management?
  • Understanding organizational project management.
  • Portfolio & program management.
  • Benefits management.

Session 3:

  • Impacts of organizational structures over project management.
  • Roles in project management.
  • Defining roles and responsibilities of a project manager.
  • Stakeholder engagement performance and impact to project success.

Session 4:

  • A road map to success in project management for business professionals.
  • Technical project management skills.
  • Power skills.
  • Strategic and business management skills.