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Strategy Execution Through Projects

Give your organization's executives a better understanding of the importance of aligning projects and strategy, and what capabilities need to be developed to succeed.

Training content

  • Understand the project management competitive advantage
  • Understand the main features of a successful project manager
  • Distinguish projects from process
  • Distinguish projects, programs and portfolios
  • Understand the main responsibilities of the project sponsor
  • Understand the role of the integrated change control
  • Identify the major functions and features of a project management office (PMO)
  • Understand the importance of the corporate’s governance in projects

Fact sheet

Estimated duration

8 hours

Number of participants

Minimum 20 students per class

Target audience

Executives, managers, project sponsors, strategic planning professionals and others interested in the project management process.

Requirements

None

Languages

Portuguese and English

Venue

Provided by the contractor. Worldwide attendance.

Number of PDU Provided

8 Professional Development Units (PDUs) are the measuring units issued by the Project Management Institute for the credential holders.

Basic program

Overview of Project Management

  • Definition of project management
  • The benefits of project management
  • Organizational Structures
  • Definition of PMO and its applications

Project organization

  • Defining projects
  • Defining programs
  • Defining portfolios

The phases of the project

  • Initiation
  • Planning
  • Control
  • Implementation
  • Closure

Project management and its direct relation to strategic planning

  • Corporate Strategic Planning
  • Performance indicators
  • Defining the Balanced Scorecard approach
  • Organizational culture and the impact of changes in projects
  • Managerial decisions and leadership

Roles of the executive manager in project management

  • Sponsorship and support
  • Direction and governance
  • Project quality assurance
  • Ensuring efficient communication

Role of corporate governance in the success of projects

  • Corporate governance and its importance in guiding the projects
  • Desires versus needs
  • Strategic Planning
  • Ensuring sponsorship and support to projects
  • Communicating quality expectations and making sure these are met
  • Creating and maintaining a communication channel for all projects

Supported standards and methodologies

Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • PMBOK® Guide
  • PMI Standard for Portfolio Management
  • PMI Standard for Program Management
Axelos / UK Office of Government Commerce (OGC)
  • MSP (Managing Successful Programmes)
  • P3M3 (Portfolio, Programme, and Project Management Maturity Model)
  • P3O (Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices)
  • MoP (Management of Portfolios)
Scrum Alliance
  • Scrum Methodology
International Project Management Association (IPMA)
  • ICB® IPMA Competence Baseline