Topic: Techniques and Processes for Practicing “Business-Savvy” Project Management
In some organizations, the project management discipline is under ever-increasing pressure to demonstrate its value and contribution to the “bottom line”. And in most organizations, project practitioners ask how they can contribute greater value to their organizations from a more personal perspective.
By far, the most effect response to either case is to learn and understand how to apply a variety of methods and tools for “connecting the dots” between projects, project management practices, widely accepted business practices, and their own organization’s practices. Project practitioners must develop their project business-savvy competency in addition to their technical knowledge and leadership capabilities. In this informative, content-intensive seminar.
Who should attend?
Project Managers, Program Managers, PMO Directors, Portfolio Managers, Project Directors, Strategic Managers, Business Unit Managers, IS/IT Managers, Functional Department Managers, Project Coordinators, Project Team Leaders, Key Project Team Members
How will You benefit?
Develop and enhance the contributions you make to your organization by being able to:
- Make better project decisions, based on a solid understanding of the interface and interaction between the business world and the project world
- Enhance your contribution, by anticipating what organizations can (or should) expect from projects in terms of business results
- Develop a personal self-development road map for becoming project business-savvy
- Calculate key “return on investment” metrics for projects
- Perform a business-based project risk assessment
- Prepare a comprehensive and thorough business case document
- Work with other organizations (such as Business Units) to construct project portfolios
Course Learning Objectives:
- Project Portfolio Categorization
- Project Business Case Preparation and Management
- Project Financial Analysis and Financial Justification
- Integration of Risk and Uncertainty Into a Financial Analysis
- Proper Treatment of “Soft” (nonfinancial) Benefits
- Project Prioritization and Ranking
- Managing the Management Interfaces (behavioral)
Participants will be given the opportunity to receive three useful takeaways:
- A copy of “The Business-Savvy Project Management Book”
- Excel spreadsheet applications for performing various project ROI calculations
- A guideline and template for preparing a comprehensive project business case
*Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, full day presentation, "The Business Savvy Project Manager" print version book, and session workbook.
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Group discounts for 4 or more attending from the same company or organization are available. Contact us for more information.
Springfield Country Club
400 W. Sproul Road
Springfield, PA 19064
7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Business Session
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Business Session