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Learn to determine the level of complexity of your project, develop tactics to manage that complexity, & discover strategies for taking your project team "to the edge of chaos" where innovation & creativity happen.

  • Course Start Date: 2019-02-11
  • Time: 12:00:00 - 18:00:00
  • Duration: 4 days 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Location: Virtual
  • Delivery Methods(s): Virtual Instructor Led

Course Outline

Pre-Requisites

- Project Management Fundamentals (PM01) - IT Project Management (PM11) - Applied Project Management (PM08)

Lessons

Managing a complex project means not only having fantastic project management skills, but also understanding how to deal with the chaos of today's workplace. Technology, requirements, partnerships, and competitive strategies are continually updating and transforming and a strong project manager must learn how to adapt to these changes while leading the project to
successful completion. This class will help you master dealing with these complexities and lead with success.

Learn to determine the level of complexity of your project, develop tactics to manage that complexity, and discover strategies for taking your project team "to the edge of chaos" where innovation and creativity happen. Avoid being caught off guard by change, and prepare yourself with ways to optimize your team's performance and manage the unknown.

In class activities that comprise 75% of this course, you will practice determining complexity and learn how to keep your approach flexible to manage the constant adjustment of complex projects in today's workplace.

Students pursuing college credit recommendation or continuing education units must attend at least 90% of class time, participate in class exercises and section-knowledge checks, and score at least 70% on an end of-class, multiple-choice assessment.

What You'll Learn
  • Systems thinking and project management
  • Chaos theory and project management
  • Skills needed to lead a complex project
  • Complexity theory and how to assess your project complexity
  • Right structure for complex projects
  • Assessing risk for complex projects
Who Needs to Attend
  • Project Managers
  • IT Project Managers
  • Project Leaders
  • Senior Project Managers
  • Program Managers who have senior responsibility for high-risk, high-dollar, high-reward projects and programs
Course Outline

1. The Complex Project
  • Systems Thinking
  • Chaos and Complexity Theory
  • How these relate to project management
2. Leading Complex Projects
  • Skills required
  • Complex project competency self-assessment
  • PMI competencies
  • Start personal mastery plan
3. Fundamentals of Complexity Theory
  • What is complexity?
  • Types of complexity
  • Fitness landscape
  • Chaos as it relates to complexity theory
  • Complexity theory
  • Linear and non-linear systems
  • Complex adaptive systems
4. Assessing Your Project Complexity
  • Complex project toolkit
  • Elements of project complexity
  • Organization breakdown structure
  • Work breakdown structure
  • Use the complexity assessment tool (CAT)
  • Strategies of planning and managing complex projects
5. Structuring Your Project for Success
  • Selecting the right project management methodology
  • How to incorporate that methodology into your current processes
6. Risk Planning and Management
  • Types of risks in complex projects
  • Approaches to identification
  • Risk assessment and response planning
7. Leading Complex Projects
  • Assess your leadership competencies
  • Applying adaptive leadership to complex projects
  • Communicating a vision
  • Implementing strategies to encourage innovation and build a cohesive team
  • Types of personal behaviors and how to get the most out of people
  • Identifying techniques for leveraging complexity
Hands-On Activities
  • Develop Your Personal Mastery Plan
  • Assess Project Complexity
  • Stakeholder Analysis and Planning
  • Risk Identification and Response Planning
  • OBS

Cancellation Policy

We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted. Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.

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About Global Knowledge

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Global Knowledge is the world's leading learning services and professional development solutions provider. We deliver learning solutions to support customers as they adapt to key business transformations and technological advancements that drive the way that organizations around the world differentiate themselves and thrive. Our learning programs, whether designed for a global organization or an individual professional, help businesses close skills gaps and foster an environment of continuous talent development.

Training Provider Rating

This vendor has an overall average rating of 4.38 out of 5 based on 420 reviews.

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Wasn’t as advanced as I thought it would be. There was an issue when the day my course was the first time they used a new platfo ... Read more
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Wasn’t as advanced as I thought it would be. There was an issue when the day my course was the first time they used a new platform.. from adobe to something called zoom; I had to call support line cause it stated our instructor wasn’t present. Thankfully I called cause everyone online was in the adobe virtual classroom waiting for what looked like a teacher who didn’t show up for class (IT didn’t get anything resolved until 10mins after start time). I felt like he was really getting hung up on very basic knowledge for the first half of the course (talking about how to create tabs and drag formulas as an example). I completed files a few times before he was done explaining. There was a scheduled fire drill for them (roughly 30mins)that also cut into our time, which wasn’t deducted from the hour lunch break or the two, fifteen min breaks. I also really wish he touched base more on the automating workbook functions portion which we barely did. I'm happy there were/are those study guides (learning videos) and exams to take on my own time that I hope after I've had the class are still available for me to learn from.

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It was difficult to practice on my PC while trying to watch the presentation online.
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David was excellent!! I am very for having this course!!
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Everything was great, but the instructor wasted a lot of time talking about unrelated subjects (like demo-ing different programs, talking about other classes, and talks about how Excel/technology has changed) took up way too much time. The course could have been condensed or better focus would have been great

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Did not actually receive the course materials yet (and the course has concluded). Ratings assume that I will receive the course materials as soon as possible.

Facilitator was excellent

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