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Complex Project Management Training



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Managing Complex Projects is much more than applying a set of standard practices. Managing complex recognizes the level of complexity early, establishing the proper initial conditions, and communicating the drivers of success and failure to management, stakeholders and the project team.

In this Complex Project Management training course, you gain a deep understanding of essential influencers of project success or failure and a tool set to address the specific issues for your complex project. Through an intensive real-world, three-day project scenario, you learn how to assess, communicate and manage complex projects.

You Will Learn How To

  • Incorporate the science of complexity into project management strategies
  • Assess project complexity using a Project Complexity Diagnostic Model
  • Identify which PM methodology works best for each complex project
  • Leverage best practices from Critical Chain, Adaptive, and Lean approaches to address specific issues

Important Course Information

  • Recommended Experience

    • Solid understanding of conventional project management at the level of:
      • Course 296, Project Management: Skills for Success, or
      • Course 340, Project Management for Software Development

Course Outline

  • The Waves of Project Management
  • Four Waves of Project Management
  • Recognizing Complexity and Chaos elements
  • Applying a Project Complexity Diagnostic Tool
  • Employing a Flexible Project Management Methodology
  • Utilizing Predictive, Incremental, and Iterative Approaches
  • Applying Adaptive Project Management Techniques
  • Minimizing Scale on Complex Projects
  • Applying Big Picture Thinking
  • Focusing on Real Business Value
  • Exploiting Risks on Complex Projects
  • Evaluating Technology Maturity
  • Creating Ranges for Risk Mitigation
  • Maximizing Pace on Complex Projects
  • Creating Prioritized Batches of Work
  • Managing adaptive requirements, change and quality
  • Utilizing Lean Production Cycles
  • Optimizing Force on Complex Projects
  • Meeting the Project Leadership Challenge
  • Building High Performance, Learning Teams
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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.

After-Course Computing Sandbox
You'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course.

Free Course Exam
You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online any time after class.


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

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.

Earn 17 Credits from NASBA

This course qualifies for 17 CPE credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy CPE program. NOTE: Only live, in-class attendance qualifies for NASBA CPEs. Read more ...

Earn 17 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 17 professional development units (PDUs). For more on the Project Management Institute and a full list of courses approved for PDUs.

Technical : 17 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
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