Private - Managing Multiple Projects (2 Days)
About course

Normally the study of project management focuses on managing a single project. In reality, most project managers and practitioners are involved with multiple projects in today’s business environment. Most available material on managing programs of multiple projects focuses on time management and priority setting. These are vital skills; however, they are not the only skills needed to effectively manage multiple projects. There are strategies for multiple projects that go beyond time management and priority setting. These strategies entail adapting the normal single project management skills to the multiple project/program environment.

This course will identify and explore these strategies and provide tools, techniques, and methodologies to effectively deal with and manage multiple projects.

Who should attend

This course should be attended by project managers, team members, and any individual involved with managing multiple projects. This course assumes that attendees have a solid understanding of and competency in the generally accepted best practices of project management.

Course features

This practical course emphasizes the fundamentals of managing multiple projects in conjunction with the generally accepted best practices of project management adapted to encompass the aspects of portfolio and program management. Through instruction, dialog and practical examples and exercises, upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the differences between managing single and multiple projects
  • Implement multi-tasking and linking for concurrent projects
  • Select, prioritize and staff project portfolios
  • Implement effective monitoring processes for multiple projects
  • Resolve multiple project conflicts
  • Establish and use multiple projects control and reporting
  • Understand the political role of the manager of multiple projects
Course outline

Knowledge Pertinent to Multiple Project Management

  • The organization
  • Leaders and sponsors
  • Promised results
  • Team Members
  • Projects

Planning Multiple Projects

  • Requirements and constraints
  • What to plan first
  • Work planning
  • Other considerations

Monitoring Multiple Projects

  • Establishing the baseline
  • Practical reporting systems
  • Dealing with changes
  • Risk management

Responding to Multiple Projects

  • Reaction without over-reacting
  • Keeping programs online
  • The political side

Closing Multiple Projects

  • Closing each project
  • Maintaining momentum
Course information
Duration: 14 hours
Earn: 14 PDUs
Delivery Method: Virtual or Traditional Classroom
Knowledge areas addressed

This course addresses the following knowledge areas of the Project Management Institute (PMI)® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide):

  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Communications Management