7-Hr Best Practices for Managing Multiple Projects
About course

The study of project management normally focuses on managing a single project, but in reality, most project managers are involved with multiple projects. This course will discuss strategies, tools and techniques to successfully manage multiple projects.

Key elements of the multiple projects environment will be reviewed, such as organizational considerations, expectations management and setting priorities. The importance of managing your time will be stressed including delegating work and learning to say ‘no’. This course will discuss best practices when planning multiple projects, such as identifying stakeholders, eliciting requirements, defining project scope, establishing the schedule and budget, and finalizing the project plan. Tips for executing and monitoring work on multiple projects will be reviewed such as handling changes and risks. The final topic are the key interpersonal skills needed by project managers to survive in the multiple projects environment.

Who should attend

This course will benefit project managers, team members, and any individual involved with managing multiple projects. Course attendees should have knowledge and experience in using the generally accepted best practices of project management.

Course features

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Set priorities on multiple projects
  • Manage your time by delegating work
  • Prepare and maintain a listing of stakeholders
  • Develop concise and ‘fit-for-use’ project plans
  • Effectively monitor work on multiple projects
  • Manage changes and risks across multiple projects
  • Respond to conflict and crisis on multiple projects
  • Understand the importance of interpersonal skills when managing multiple projects
Course outline

Module 1: Basics

  • Types of Multiple Projects 
  • Project Environment
  • Project Establishment

Module 2: Planning (1)

  • Exercise
  • Plan - Requirements
  • Plan - Scope Definition

Module 3: Planning (2)

  • Plan - Resources
  • Plan - Schedule
  • Plan - Other Elements

Module 4: Execute and Monitor Work

  • Exercise
  • Execution
  • Monitor
  • Reporting 

Module 5: Control

  • Manage Expectations
  • Control Risk
  • Control Change
  • Exercise 3

Module 6: Crisis Management and Closing

  • Crisis and Conflict Management
  • Project Closing
  • Plan - Scope Definition
Course information
Duration: 7 hours
Earn: 7 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)--Fifth Edition:

  • Integration Management
  • Scope Management
  • Time Management
  • Cost Management
  • Communications Management
  • Risk Management
  • Stakeholder Management