Enterprise Project Management for Executives
About course

Project management has been in use for more than 60 years but the failure rate for projects is still high. Reasons for project failures are widespread but commonly include incomplete requirements, lack of connection to business objectives, leadership and communications. In this course designed for senior executives, you will learn the key factors needed for project success as well as how to make PM work for your organization. Through four 45 minute modules, this course presents the essential information that will enable you to drive positive change by shaping and supporting an effective, project-driven organization. Topics covered, include the main reasons projects fail or succeed, how to link projects to business objectives, the truth about estimates, and how to get accurate communication on project status. Learn how to establish clear accountability for project results within your organization and meet strategic goals through the successful application of PM best practices.

Who should attend

This on-demand course is designed for senior executives seeking to learn how to properly apply and support project management in order to drive efficiencies, deliver predictable project outcomes, and meet business objectives successfully.

Course features

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

  • Explain the value in project management
  • Describe what is needed for successful projects
  • Explain why a project methodology is essential 
  • Describe the steps needed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their project organization
Course outline

The Value in Project Management

  • The Reasons Projects Fail or Succeed
  • Quantitative Value from Use of Project Management
  • What to Expect from the Project Manager
  • Value of a Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Typical PMO Roles and Responsibilities
  • Importance of Executive Support
  • Maturity Assessment Process

What’s Needed for Successful Projects

  • Linking Projects to Business Objectives
  • Establishing Complete Requirements
  • Documenting Project Scope 
  • Preparing a Fit-for-Use Project Plan
  • The Importance of Communications
  • Managing the Inevitable Changes
  • Questions to Ask Your Project Managers

Why a Project Methodology is Essential

  • The Business Case for a Project Methodology
  • Establishing a Flexible Framework for Projects
  • Using Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid Project Models
  • Standardizing and Documenting Project Procedures 
  • Driving Productivity with Templates and Tools

Improving the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Project Organization 

  • Using Appropriate Life Cycle Methodology 
  • The Role of Business Analysis 
  • The Truth About Estimates
  • The Importance of Managing Risks
  • Project Status - Communicating Bad News
  • When Buying a Tool is Appropriate
  • The Benefits of Investing in Project Manager Development

This course is included in the following tracks at a discounted rate if purchased as a part of a track:

Course information
Duration: 3 hours
Earn: 3 PDUs
Delivery Method: On-Demand