|Dates November 10 & 17, 2012||Location FAU Boca Raton, FL||Register|
A global project is one that involves multiple locations, organizations, governments, vendors, team members, and/or business units around the world. These projects are complex—so complex that standard techniques of project management require review and enhancement. Traditional project management training targets a single project or program in one location or country or business unit. With the recent trend toward globalization or the “Flat World”, outsourcing, near-sourcing, supply chain management and mergers and acquisitions of international companies, global projects are more common. Chances are good that project managers will find themselves with an opportunity to manage teams that reach across the globe and must be ready for the challenges that will present.
Global projects typically involve a variety of business challenges and cultural diversity—people from different countries, regions, corporate divisions, even tribes; government regulations and legal issues; technology considerations; time and place issues; complex risks; and a multitude of political issues from internal and external organizations —all of which must be dealt with successfully to bring a global project to a successful completion.
In this highly interactive course, participants will contrast traditional project planning and control processes and review concepts, practical tools, techniques, and even the proper mindset for successfully completing global projects within time, budget, technical, and political constraints while managing the risks that such a project brings. By using case studies, exercises, role-plays and discussion, participants will learn how to plan for a global project and to identify appropriate leadership, management, and resource and control steps to keep the project on track. Techniques for gathering, analyzing, and communicating essential information with the project team across boundaries of time and space to keep the team cohesive, motivated, and committed to the project will also be covered. Conversations on best practices will be held with each student developing their own check list from the available tools, suggested practices and team input.
The course focuses on identifying “Best Practices” in connection with managing a global project; these are tried and trusted tools, tips and techniques that become participant “take-aways”. Included will be a global case study based on real issues.
» All materials are included
» PDUs: 16
» Price: $495 per person