Project Management MBA (1, 2, or 3 day versions)
Until now, most have viewed the project manager's role as largely that of a producer of technical
solutions who is duty-bound by the triple constraints. That view will undoubtedly change in the near future. What will distinguish
superior project managers from average ones is an ability to manage a project more like a small business than a technical
marvel. The Project Management MBA will enable project managers to do just that.
recognizing that projects are more than simply exercises in cost and schedule logistics, technology management, and team leadership.
Projects represent an investment that the organization is making -- from which it probably expects a return!
In this session, you’ll learn some key concepts, principles and practical tools aimed at helping you to increase your
project-related business savvy.
Who should attend:
Anyone who wishes to "stay ahead of the performance curve" with respect to their understanding
and knowledge of project management; project managers, managers
of project managers, and key project
team personnel will benefit from this program.
Key topics covered include
(varies, depending on length of program):
- The relationship
between business and projects
does upper management want -- what do they need -- what do they expect?
- Portfolio management
- Projects and strategic alignment
- Using financial and non-financial criteria
in project proposals
key economic metrics
- Performing a Sensitivity Analysis
- What should you have in your business skills "toolbox"
Participants will learn how to (varies, depending on length of program):
the interface and interaction between the business world and the project world
- Anticipate what management expects
from projects in terms of business results
- Understand which "traditional" project management practices you
should rely on, and
each contributes to positive business results
- Learn how companies allocate their overall project budget by creating
a balance between financial and non-financial criteria when preparing a project for
- justification or approval
- Appreciate (through calculation) the
effects of budget overruns and project delays
- Apply the key tools or skills that project managers should have in their
"business tool box"
- Avoid the classic business "pitfalls" that get project managers
Instructional methods and learning tools:
- "Hands-on" small group exercises
- Case studies
spreadsheets for performing comprehensive project financial analysis
- PPM software evaluation spreadsheet (2 and 3 day program only)
If you'd like more information on this
program contact us