Executive View of Project Management Training

1 days


Executives have a critical role in project success. Your management team may need to learn more about project management, but they have limited time to attend training. They want 100% of what they hear to be relevant to your organization and your issues. This course is customized to meet the specific interests of your audience, and help your executives understand how they contribute to project success.


When executives have many projects under their span of responsibility it can be difficult to stay involved with all of them. This course is intended for managers and executives responsible for more than one project, whether they are the project manager or have project managers reporting to them.

1 Day

Skills Gained

  • Understand how the discipline of project management can increase your productivity, improve communication and cut development costs.
  • Remove the mystery of project success by learning proven techniques to define, plan and control a project.
  • Establish a foundation for project success within your organization with a systematic approach to managing projects.
  • Leading a project based organization
  • Overview of the project management discipline
  • The value of project management
  • Sponsor and management responsibilities on projects
  • Capabilities of a mature project-based organization
  • The relationship of project management, portfolio management, and strategic planning

Course Outline

Outline of Executive View of Project Management Training Unit 1 – The Value of Project Management

  • Opening Exercise
  • Course Objectives
  • Why am I here?
  • Introductions
  • Value of PM to Organizations
  • Exercise – Assess your organization
  • Unit Summary

Unit 2 – Project Management Core Concepts

  • What is a Project?
  • Related Concepts
  • Why do we do projects?
  • Exercise – Create a paper airplane
  • Project Management definition
  • What it is and what is NOT!
  • Project Management Institute
  • PMBOK Guide Processes
  • Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle
  • Stakeholders
  • Project Constraints
  • Discussion – Project Objectives
  • Juggling the Objectives
  • Organizational Structures
  • Factors that influence projects
  • Project-based Organizations
  • Concerns for Project Managers
  • Exercise – Risk vs. Exposure
  • Risk Management
  • Issues Management
  • Cost Management
  • Time Management
  • Scope Management
  • Resource Management
  • Discussion – What is Quality?
  • Quality Management
  • Unit 2 Summary

Unit 3 – Executive's Role in Project Management

  • Importance of Executive Support
  • Setting a Clear, Shared Vision
  • Executive Roles
  • The Role of PMBOK Guide Processes
  • Getting/Giving Buy-in
  • Project Management Maturity
  • Project Management Discipline
  • General Support Themes
  • Unit 3 Summary
  • Final Thoughts
  • Course Closure

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Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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