Complex Project Management (CPM)

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Course Overview

Through an intensive real-world, four-day project scenario, this training course provides you with complex project management techniques, the knowledge to understand and communicate project complexity, and a toolkit of templates and productivity tools that will help you back at work as you make recommendations and decisions throughout a project lifecycle.

Prerequisites

Solid understanding of conventional project management at the level of:

  • Project Management: Skills for Success, or
  • Project Management for Software Development

Course Objectives

  • Incorporate the science of complexity into project management strategies
  • Manage complex projects involving strategic risks
  • Apply a complexity assessment model and adaptive process
  • Minimise uncertainty by leveraging best practices from Critical Chain, Agile, and Lean approaches

Detailed Course Outline

Considering the Limits of Conventional Project Management

  • Stretching the limits of conventional project management
  • Rethinking the future of project management

Defining Complexity Science, Chaos Theory and Project Complexity Factors

Introducing complexity science and chaos theory

  • Comparing and contrasting simple and complex systems
  • Applying various complexity modelling techniques

Adopting the four-dimensional project complexity diagnostic tool

  • Analysing project boundary conditions to understand the complexity of your project
  • Determining the edge of chaos
  • Assessing the significance of complex project risks
  • Communicating project complexity factors to others

Employing an Adaptive Project Management Process

Beginning with adaptive principles

  • Building with Agile software development
  • Borrowing from the combat operations loop and the scientific method

The four-step adaptive project management process

  • Implementing rolling wave planning and progressive elaboration
  • Managing adaptive requirements, change and quality
  • Scheduling, budgeting and metrics on complex projects

Minimising Scale on Strategic Projects

Aligning with corporate strategy and value engineering

  • Executing portfolio management strategies
  • Making the business case and delivering value
  • Utilising business capability and purpose alignment models

Developing small, strategic batches of work

  • Applying Van Creveld’s Iron Rule and Occam’s Razor
  • Delivering minimal marketable features

Managing Pace on Complex Projects

Maintaining control through speed and agility

  • Dealing with daily disruptions
  • Employing fast-tracking and crashing
  • Compressing the critical path

Incorporating Critical Chain and Lean techniques

  • Evaluating Critical Chain project management
  • Employing the theory of constraints and five focusing steps to eliminate waste and optimise flow

Exercising Strong Leadership

Leading adaptive teams

  • Developing your core competencies
  • Growing your sphere of influence and managing politics

Building CRACK teams

  • Facilitating emergent organisation and self-management
  • Agreeing on vision, goals, objectives and values
  • Empowering and motivating the team
  • Implementing effective feedback loops

Recognising and Managing Risks

Identifying and managing risks with scenario modelling

  • Quantifying and mitigating risk threats
  • Exploiting risk opportunities for disruptive innovation

Implementing probabilistic estimating tools and techniques

  • Managing precision and accuracy
  • Correcting estimating bias and reducing variability
  • Revisiting the cone of uncertainty and order of magnitude estimating
  • Leveraging PERT, Monte Carlo and Agile techniques

Building Your Personal Action Plan

  • Putting it all together
  • Analysing a real-world case study
  • Assessing your own real-world projects
  • Identifying specific actions you will take
  • Gaining support and managing risks

Upcoming Events

Mon 10

Project Management: Skills for Success (PMSS)

10 December @ 8:30 am - 14 December @ 2:00 pm
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Mon 10

Complex Project Management (CPM)

10 December @ 9:00 am - 14 December @ 2:00 pm
İstanbul Levent
Turkey
Mon 10

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

10 December @ 9:30 am - 14 December @ 3:30 pm
Istanbul
Turkey
Mon 17

Project Management: Skills for Success (PMSS)

17 December @ 8:30 am - 21 December @ 2:00 pm
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Mon 17

Complex Project Management (CPM)

17 December @ 9:00 am - 21 December @ 2:00 pm
İstanbul Levent
Turkey
Mon 17

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

17 December @ 9:30 am - 21 December @ 3:30 pm
Istanbul
Turkey
Mon 24

Project Management: Skills for Success (PMSS)

24 December @ 8:30 am - 28 December @ 2:00 pm
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Mon 24

Complex Project Management (CPM)

24 December @ 9:00 am - 28 December @ 2:00 pm
İstanbul Levent
Turkey
Mon 24

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

24 December @ 9:30 am - 28 December @ 3:30 pm
Istanbul
Turkey
Mon 31

Project Management: Skills for Success (PMSS)

31 December,2018 @ 8:30 am - 4 January,2019 @ 2:00 pm
Dubai
United Arab Emirates