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This highly interactive master class will have its content and structure adapted to meet specific learning needs of the host organisation. Components may include:
In this interactive master class, delegates will walk through a case study tailored to reinforce the learning from each session, and will be encouraged to contribute from their own experience. The delegates will be guided by an experienced senior project manager, who has also held senior roles in large organisations and researched project success in IT, construction, and business change projects.
The proven and effective processes contained in the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK Guide® will be also used to uncover the real requirements of a project’s stakeholders, define the correct scope and create the deliverables (on time and on budget) that deliver tangible benefits to the organisation.
Delegates will learn:
Module - Advanced Project, Program and Portfolio Governance
Objective: This module will provide senior managers and others responsible for the direction and governance of projects, programs and portfolios with the resources need to be effective in this role. The workshop is built around the APM GoPM workbook - Directing Change, a guide to governance of project management, published by the Association for Project Management, UK. Supporting information is drawn from a wide range of international resources. To book this as a stand alone session for Senior Managers and project/program Sponsors see: Successful Project Sponsorship
GoPM defines 11 key principles of an effective governance system:-
These principles are supported in the GoPM standard with a number of key questions focusing on the effectiveness and efficiency of the Portfolio direction processes, the sponsorship of projects and the management of projects.
The workshop demonstrates typical outputs from project and program management systems that support the achievement of these principles. The ‘typical conforming systems / outputs’ are drawn from several sources.
The objective of the module is to provide senior managers with an overview of the principles of effective project governance, the quantifiable benefits obtained from effective project governance (based on work by KPMG and PWC), and a tool kit / reference system that can be used to source relevant information when needed in the future.
This workshop module will demonstrate the importance of going beyond the traditional, easy to apply, measures of time, cost and quality, to: