Today’s companies understand that successful project management is crucial for business growth and organisational change. And while many are actively looking for ways to expand their project management capabilities in order to take on more complex and novel projects, few have been able to successfully connect the dots between their strategic goals and their project goals.
This programme presents concepts essential for developing these broader project capabilities, enabling leaders to fill in the context gaps within their projects and to envision what shape the implementation might take within their organisations.
While other programmes focus on the technical aspects of project management, Steering Complex Projects explores three different project types: execution, novel and change. Each type of project must be managed differently, taking into account the politics and negotiation of strategy within projects.
As a participant, you will also learn how to build the personnel and incentive structure necessary to identify the right project for your strategy and implement it.
The programme includes video lectures, discussions, live online teaching sessions and assignments. We expect participants to dedicate four to six hours per week over the eight weeks of the programme.
Module 1: Projects as Strategic Change
Module 2: Execution Projects
Module 3: Novel Projects
Module 4: Change Projects
Module 5: Managing People & Teams
Module 6: Governance
Module 7: Partners
Module 8: Learning & Integration
An opportunity to learn online from the faculty and associates of Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education and gain an international experience and perspective from your global peer group.
After completing this programme, you will be able to:
Translate high level strategic goals into project goals
Identify the key characteristics of different types of projects, and articulate the appropriate management and personnel systems for each
Anticipate project uncertainties and take mitigating or responsive actions
Build a framework for managing governance structures with accountability measures
Develop effective practices in relationship management and exercising influence
Apply established methods of knowledge exchange and learning tools in a way that is appropriate to the challenges of a project.