Project Management for Executives and Sponsors

4 PDUs (2 Leadership, 2 Strategic)

The Project Management for Executives and Sponsors class is a 1/2 day class providing an introduction to the executive role in project management including the role of the sponsor and executive team. It provides students with awareness into the key insights of creating a successful project management culture.

1/2 Day – Available only as a customized on-site course.

“I really enjoyed having activities within my team during the content presentation. It made it dynamic and kept attention. The detail of the course helped me understand the better meaning for everything.”
– C.H. Robinson


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Description

4 PDUs (2 Leadership, 2 Strategic)

The Project Management for Executives and Sponsors class is a 1/2 day class providing an introduction to the executive role in project management including the role of the sponsor and executive team. It provides students with awareness into the key insights of creating a successful project management culture.

Sponsors and executives need to have an understanding of the benefits of project management and their own role in implementing successful project management within an organization. In this session sponsors and executives learn their roles in the project life cycle. They also learn about project scope; how to define it, how to identify it, and how to control it. The soft side of project management is covered by looking at the five key project management variables and their relationships, with particular focus on the executive factors that most influence the productivity of the team.

Topics You Will Practice and Learn:

•  The benefits of project management
•  Project management overview
•  Keys to building a successful project management culture
•  The role of the project sponsor
•  The “soft” side of project management
•  How to build a culture that is supportive of project management best practices
•  The key project management processes and knowledge areas
•  What is project scope and how to define it and control it
•  The five key project variables and how they interact
•  The role the project sponsor and executive team plays in project management


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