Strategic Management of Projects

Duration: 1 Day

Course Code: STRATMAN

Course Aims:

Programme developed for directors and senior managers who want to ensure that projects are managed effectively.
This programme enables participants to ensure that all project work is selected, prioritised and managed to maximise the benefits to their organisation and customers.  They will identify the need for appropriate roles, responsibilities and methods and in learn about their potential role as a project sponsor.

Course Objectives:

On completion of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the need to exemplify and promote a project focused culture
  • Understand the importance of projects in achieving strategic objectives
  • Consider mechanisms for creating a balanced project portfolio
  • Identify project types and the unique management requirements of each
  • Determine and create the organisational structures appropriate for the delivery of effective and successful projects
  • Clarify the roles required in an effective project structure
  • Optimise the effective use of organisational resources
  • Understand your role and responsibilities as project sponsor in the project life cycle
  • Assess and prioritise projects in line with strategic objectives
  • Discuss the appropriate use of a project methodology and understand how project management tools and techniques could be applied in the organisation to achieve project outcomes with required quality on time and within budget

Course Content:

Introduction and Objectives

What is Effective Project Management?

  • The characteristics of projects
  • Key factors for effective project management
  • Establishing a project focused culture

Strategic Aspects of Project Management

  • The importance of projects in achieving strategic objectives
  • The key factors in establishing a balanced portfolio
  • Project types and management approaches

Organisational Structure

  • Cultural models
  • Project-oriented structure
  • Optimising the use of organisational resources
  • Roles and responsibilities

The Project Management Life Cycle

  • The iterative process of project management

Initiating Projects

  • Selecting and prioritising projects
  • Investment appraisal

Project Management Methodology

  • Brief overview of project manager’s toolkit
  • Sponsor’s role in supporting each stage of the project process

Action planning
Review of Programme

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