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Project Management Training









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Complex Project Management

COURSE TYPE

Advanced

Course Number

287

Duration

4 Days

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About This Course: Through an intensive four-day project simulation, you experience real-world situations in which your recommendations and decisions impact the outcome of your project. You also develop a toolkit of templates and productivity tools for use back at work.

You Will Learn How To

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

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 modeling techniques

Adopting the four-dimensional project complexity diagnostic tool

  • Analyzing 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
  • Minimizing Scale on Strategic Projects

Aligning with corporate strategy and value engineering

  • Executing portfolio management strategies
  • Making the business case and delivering value
  • Utilizing 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 optimize flow
  • Exercising Strong Leadership

Leading adaptive teams

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

Building CRACK teams

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

Identifying and managing risks with scenario modeling

  • 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
  • Analyzing a real-world case study
  • Assessing your own real-world projects
  • Identifying specific actions you will take
  • Gaining support and managing risks
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Tuition due 30 days after your course.

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Tuition

Standard

$2990

Government

$2659

Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your course exam on the last day of your course and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm


FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results.
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)
  • Make progress toward one or more Learning Tree Specialist & Expert Certifications (if applicable)

Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification

Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

This course qualifies for 23 CPE credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy CPE program. Read more ...

Earn 22 PDUs


PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP,
and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is approved by PMI® for 22 professional development units (PDUs). For more on the Project Management Institute and a full list of courses approved for PDUs.

Technical : 22 PDUs

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"Good content, perfect pacing, effective presentation! I applied the visual management techniques very soon after completing the Complex Project Management course. We found these techniques to be effective in planning team tasks and keeping them visible for reference."

- J. Cumming, Project Manager
Guardian Life Insurance

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