Dubai / 21 April 2019
Head-Professional Development Advisory
Mobile: +41 78 810 3581
Phone: +41 44 585 2775
Certified IPMO-PLPs have demonstrated, through a combination of formal training and competency assessment, that they have an in-depth understanding of national and/or international project leadership/management principles and practices including how to identify, select, initiate, plan, execute and close a project including all aspects of monitoring and controlling to achieve successful project management and project outcomes.
The course is a mixture of instructor lead and participative where the participants carry out exercises as part of a detailed five-day case study, work in a team based case study that utilizes role play and personal coaching which gives them the opportunity to apply the theory blocks and really reinforces learning. Our intensive programme is for candidates wishing to build on their knowledge of project management but with a leadership focus which will help to understand the differences of how project management is done typically within their organization today versus the IPMO-PLP project leadership approach. Discussions are encouraged during the seminar so participants can explore and access knowledge of running national and international projects how these project fits into programs and portfolios management which helps in contextual understanding for preparing themselves for the IPMO-PLP® exam. This programme is built on aspects of the knowledge areas of PMI’s PMBOK® 6th edition, with references to current and upcoming versions of the Standard for Program Management and the Standard for Portfolio Management. The underlying competencies in this seminar are based on IPMA’s competency framework 4.0, plus research findings from top international professors in project management giving the IPMO-PLP course attendees a truly unique foundation for driving and leading successful national and international projects.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Project leaders, PMO Managers and Project managers wishing to formalize and extend their existing knowledge from a project competency perspective whilst building on best international practices based on principles, practices, knowledge areas and processes
- Any senior project stakeholder moving into an international environment wishing to understand the challenges around achieving successful international projects and programs
- Senior managers/directors who would like to develop their strategic skills for the selection and successful management of projects
- Team leaders, consultants, working in an international project environment that would like to broaden their understanding of the different perspectives of project management including theories/eponymous laws such as agency theory, stewardship theory, Parkinson’s law, and student syndrome and how these impact project success
- Team members looking to develop their awareness of international project management and how they can best support their project managers
- Sponsors of projects, who would like to learn more about how international projects are managed as well as many tips on their role and how to be an excellent and supportive sponsor
- Understand the structure and approach of successful national and international project leadership
- Understand and have confidence in how to set up a PMI compliant complex national and international project through real-life case study and examples
- Gain a broader perspective by understanding how projects fit into portfolios and programs perspectives – the famous eagle view
- Gain tips and tricks from an internationally experienced project, program and portfolio manager/trainer/consultant
- Knowledge of how to plan your career in the senior international project leadership arena
- Understand theories, eponymous laws, and the most used tools & techniques that impact and therefore help or hinder in achieving project success.
- Understand what is being researched in the field of project leadership and the findings that can help you in your position
The training approach includes:
- Team exercises
- Group discussions on pertinent topics
- Detailed five-day Simulation Case Study
- Presentations and role play
- Personal coaching (if time allows)
- Exam – 2 hours with 100 multiple choice questions
- Discussing the exam answers
- Module 1: (Inter)national Stakeholder Management
- Module 2: Projects, Programs and Portfolio Management in the (Inter)national Arena
- Module 3: (Inter)national Strategy, Project and Program Selection
- Module 4: The Senior (Inter)national Project Leader
- Module 5: Initiating and Leading (Inter)national Programs and Projects
- Module 6: Project Scope using the Work Breakdown Structure
- Module 7: Producing Integrated Project Schedules
- Module 8: Estimating and Budgeting Time and Cost
- Module 9: Planning and Managing Quality
- Module 10: Organizing and Leading the (inter)national project team
- Module 11: Communications and presentation skills for the (Inter)national project Leader
- Module 12: Integrated view of Risk Management
- Module 13: Procurement Management
- Module 14: Monitor and Controlling (Inter)national Projects
- Module 15: Conflict Management
- Module 16: Decision Making
- Module 17: (Inter)national Project Termination and Project Closeout
- Module 18: Eponymous laws, theories, and the latest on project management research
Simon Harris is a project management veteran with nearly 40 years of experience in projects gained within large-scale blue-chip environments across defense engineering, oil & gas, finance and banking IT, government and not for profit.
Simon’s training deliveries include in person and virtual learning deliveries. Titles range from Strategic Alignment and Program Management to Leading Complex Projects and Rapid Assessment and Recovery of Troubled Projects as well as both PMP certification, PRINCE2 and PRINCE2Agile certification and basic beginners ‘Managing Projects’.
Simon’s background is 11years in the London Stock Exchange’s IT function as developer and Project Manager (1979-1990) and for the years since has contracted for and consulted with clients such as GE, the UN FAO, and many similar large scale blue-chip organizations or their supply-chain.
Simon set-up his first PMO in 1999 in the insurance industry and now specializes in sharing his experience of behaviors, attitudes, tools and techniques that are helpful in building teams to deliver in complex projects, programs and organizations. Simon’s interest is cross-organizational competency development incorporating individual skills development into improved organizational ability via relationship building, organizational maturity and governance structures overseeing mixed predictive and agile development approaches.
Simon has designed, constructed and delivered organizational project and program capability development programs in organizations such as BAE and ABB.