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Foundation in Project Management for Senior Managers

The Challenge
You are a Senior Manager. Projects that you commission must be successful! Each project success brings you closer to your business goals; each project failure blocks your path. In today's economic climate there simply is no longer any room for failure. But what can you do to ensure that every project is the win you need?

The Solution
Foundation in Project Management for Senior Managers is a dynamic two day course that will show you specific steps you can take to generate project success and more. Essential project management concepts are presented through the lens of the power and authority of a senior manager. In each topic, attendees are shown what they can do to energize the project environment and promote sound project management practice. Learning Objectives include an understanding of:
  • Using Project Portfolio Management to pick the right projects
  • Defining and measuring Business Value
  • The Senior Manager's view of Project Management
  • The real source of project success and failure
  • Getting your projects off to a strong start
  • How to plan project budgets in the face of unreliable estimates
  • Effective meetings as a potent project tool
  • Keeping projects on track
  • How to make project issues go away
  • Ensuring effective delivery
Who should attend
This course will be of value to Senior Managers, Business Managers, Technical Managers, Portfolio Managers; Executives, Managers of Project Managers, and anyone with business accountability for projects


This course does not require any special knowledge of project management concepts or specific prior PM training although a basic understanding is helpful for some of the exercises.

Course Outline

Day 1
  • How Project Portfolio Management helps you fulfill business strategy
  • When project success is not enough
  • Picking the right projects - project evaluation
  • Project and Product Lifecycles
  • Business Value: Keep your eyes on the prize
  • The Senior Manager's view of Project Management (plan and manage the project to maximize Business Value)
  • Central importance of people in projects
  • Power of the project charter
  • Project and business objectives
Day 2
  • Organizational Adoption
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • How to plan project budgets in the face of unreliable estimates
  • Setting and managing baselines
  • Maintaining project integrity (change control)
  • How to make project issues go away (risk management)
  • Ensuring effective delivery of the goods (Transition)
Learning Approach
  • A highly experienced instructor will use interactive lecture format, numerous hands-on exercises, team activities, group discussions and other techniques to drive home the essential points of this material
  • We will build on your prior experience in this topic, while providing you with a structure and vocabulary to use in future projects.
  • If you have modest project management knowledge, you will find that the clarity of the material and direct presentation style of the instructor will make the subject matter easy to understand.
  • You will receive a Student Guide which will help you follow the material, take notes and retain what you learned so that you can apply it on your job.
Why should I take this course?
  • Foundation in Project Management for Senior Managers presents a practical approach to implementing projects in a way that can drive your Business Strategy forward. Take home a whole new set of tools and techniques.
  • Take this management training course and learn what you can do to ensure that you choose the right projects at the right time, give project teams what they need to succeed and then reap the benefits of the Business Value that they can deliver.
  • If you are experiencing difficulties in your projects, the material in this PM course will give you an understanding of steps you can take to gain control.
  • Experienced managers will obtain a vocabulary and framework that lends structure and perspective to the wealth of experience they already have.
  • Project Management Training gives senior managers insights into how they can more effectively manage their project staff.

Every course and workshop in our Project Training program is fully customizable. We offer virtual delivery of the training program you need. Call us: +1.919.495.7371.

All of our courses are fully compliant with the latest release of each relevant standards document such as the PMBOK® Guide, Standard for Portfolio Management, BABOK® Guide, and others.
Course Information
Course ID: 1062
Duration: 2 days
Class size: 6 - 24
· PMP® certified instruction
· Student Guide
· Participation Certificate
· 12 PDUs

Download this course description as a printable PDF document.
Pricing Information
On-site discounts are available.
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