*New* Modern Project Management Course

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Modern Project Management Course

Course Level: Foundation / Skill

In a more and more globalised and fast paced business environment, increasingly companies have to respond to that challenge with strategic systematic approaches, without losing flexibility. Without professional and successful project management this is not conceivable.
This course provides insights into the basic principles of modern project management and relates these concepts to the context of the performing organisation.
The whole course design is related to the question of what ‘project success’ means.

• A program manager, project manager, functional manager, team member or bid manager, responsible for designing, managing and delivering successful projects
• Keen to learn more about the project life cycle and improve your project management skills
• New to project management

According to a study about Project Management Training, sponsored by the PM College, instructor-led classroom training is by far the most used and most effective method of project management training.

Therefore, our course is based on:-

• Live presentations and Q&A sessions
• Realistic examples and exercises
• Producing real plans, schedules and estimates and receiving feedback on them

By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:

• How projects fit into the overall organisation
• How projects are selected and initiated
• What project success means and why projects fail
• Who stakeholders are and how to address them
• Why communication is one of the major success factors
• Why requirements are so important and how to gather and maintain them
• How a work break structure is developed
• What planning means and how powerful it can be
• Why risk management is more than brainstorming
• What else has to be considered and why sometimes less is more

• Project portfolio management
• Basic concepts of program and project management
• Project success factors
• Project life cycle and organisational influence
• The triple constraint
• Baselines and change management
• The nine knowledge areas of project management
• Organisational theory
• Motivational theory
• Projects in a globalised world

“I felt strengthened and really updated, it was very useful” – Engineer at Mellitah Oil & Gas B.V.
“The instructor was willing to tailor the course on request for participant need, useful discussions (not all lectures)” – Senior Geologist at SGS Horizon BV

Rüdiger Geist (PfMP, PMP, IPMA Level B) is the Managing Director of a Swiss-based consultancy specialising in coaching, consulting, simulation and training in the areas of Project, Program and Project Portfolio Management in many different industries like Oil & Gas, Engineering, Telecommunications, Finance, Media, Logistics and Construction.
He has a Diploma in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin (1988), a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University (GWU) and in Information Organisation from Siemens/Nixdorf, Berlin. He is also a CMMI and SPICE certified assessor. Rüdiger has authored books, papers and presentations at IPMA and PMI conferences and sat on the board of the PMI Switzerland Chapter as Vice President Education & Certification from 2006 to 2011. He is now member of several expert groups for the Swiss and German project management associations.
Notably, he has been recognised for his professional accomplishments with a Best Teaching Award from Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences (2014) and has been included in Marquis Who’s Who, due to nearly three decades of invaluable contributions to his field (2017).

Duration: 5 days

Cost: 3,250 EUR + VAT

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