Project Management - Leading Successful Projects

Today’s projects are becoming increasingly difficult to execute. They require the input, cooperation and orchestration of a multitude of different disciplines and functional areas and must often be accomplished with few resources and little time. The ability to plan, schedule and control projects has become an essential leadership capability for all business leaders, not just designated project managers. Project management is no longer a task but a profession. Whether or not it is a formal part your role or included among one’s “other duties as assigned,” it seems that most everyone will manage a project sometime during his or her career. Our Leading Successful Projects track is designed to provide both PM professionals and beginners a thorough understanding of project management principles with a practical orientation, allowing participants to quickly put proven project management concepts to work.

Short Course

Project Management - Leading Successful Projects

Overview

Today’s projects are becoming increasingly difficult to execute. They require the input, cooperation and orchestration of a multitude of different disciplines and functional areas and must often be accomplished with few resources and little time. The ability to plan, schedule and control projects has become an essential leadership capability for all business leaders, not just designated project managers. Project management is no longer a task but a profession. Whether or not it is a formal part your role or included among one’s “other duties as assigned,” it seems that most everyone will manage a project sometime during his or her career. Our Leading Successful Projects track is designed to provide both PM professionals and beginners a thorough understanding of project management principles with a practical orientation, allowing participants to quickly put proven project management concepts to work.

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Who Should Attend

    • Senior Leaders who want to create a consistent foundation of supply chain strategy, language, and principles across their team.
    • Leaders in business units that interact and intersect with the supply chain
    • Newer and high-potential supply chain leaders
    • Managers addressing both strategic concepts and tactical application throughout the end-to-end supply chain.

Program Benefits

    • Accelerator courses - leverage the same expert instructors that you expect from the #1 ranked supply chain department in the country
    • Participate from any location – all you need is access to the internet and a web browser
    • Focus on learning tracks - select what aligns with your organizational responsibilities
    • Develop a new network - Connect live with supply chain experts and other participants from across the country - learn how others are addressing similar issues
    • Develop a new level of understanding – we help you make the connection between concept and application to deliver immediate impact in your workplace

Program Content

Weeks 1-3: Leading Successful Projects

Modern projects are becoming increasingly difficult to execute. They require the input, cooperation and orchestration of a multitude of different disciplines and functional areas and must often be accomplished with few resources and little time. The ability to plan, schedule and control projects has become an essential leadership capability for all business leaders, not just designated project managers.

Projects are unique activities and fall outside of typical day-to-day business processes. The ability of organizations to successfully execute these high stakes, “one-off” projects that they haven’t done before, requires a thorough understanding of project management principles.

This course provides a framework for effectively managing the uncertainty that’s inherent to projects. You will organize and kick off a project, create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), monitor planning and budgets, manage the critical path of a project, and bring a project to a successful completion.

  • In addition, you will practice:
    • Leading a project from concept to reality.
    • Operating effectively as a project team member and a project leader.
    • Negotiating effectively with project team members and clients.
    • Evaluating the key elements of successful project management.
  • Outcomes:
    • Manage a project from plan to delivery.
    • Apply project management principles to organizational strategy.
    • Apply negotiation and communication skills to bring a project to a successful outcome.
  • You will:
    • Evaluate the key elements of successful project management.
    • Create a project plan, Work Breakdown Structure, and critical path.
  • What You’ll Learn
    • Learn how to lead a project from concept to reality, operating effectively as a project team member and a project leader.
    • Understand the role of negotiating effectively with project team members and clients and evaluating the key elements of successful project management.
    • After completion you’ll be able to manage a project from plan to delivery, apply project management principles to organizational strategy and apply negotiation and communication skills to bring a project to a successful outcome.
    • The course provides a framework for effectively managing the uncertainty that’s inherent to projects. You will organize and kick off a project, create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), monitor planning and budgets, manage the critical path of a project, and bring a project to a successful completion.

Date

Learning Path

Date/Time

10/5/20-10/23/20

Project Management – Leading Successful Projects

 

Week One Live Event

Leading Successful Projects

10/9/20

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Week Two Live Event

Leading Successful Projects

10/16/20

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Week Three Live Event

Leading Successful Projects

10/23/20

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Value For You and Your Organization

Faculty

Expert executive faculty who have led significant change within the private and public sectors will provide models and frameworks to help you transform vision into and action plan for results.

Customize This Program

All programs can be tailored to your organization and team, and be delivered to groups of 10 or more. Contact us about custom program possibilities. Customize Request Info 800-311-6364
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Additional Details

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Discount Rates

  • 20%: In-Person delivery, or Live Remote delivery with 20+ participants on same invoice (Contact us to register your group)
  • 10%: Live Remote delivery

Eligibility

Tuition discounts are available for:

  • DoD or government employees
  • Penn State alumni
  • Individuals who commit to earning a Professional Certificate
  • Teams of three or more attending from the same organization
  • CSCR Corporate Sponsors and other affiliated groups (with valid discount code)

After registration, you will receive access to your personal learning portal. There you can find the following information:

  • Pre-program assignments, which prepare you for the program before the start date
  • A list of program faculty and fellow registered participants
  • Travel coordination and support, if applicable

Transfers

If an accepted Penn State Executive Programs applicant finds it necessary to transfer to another session of the same program, one transfer will be allowed with no charge if arranged more than six (6) weeks prior. Additional transfers, transfers to a different program, or transfers arranged less than six (6) weeks prior incur a charge of 10% of the current program fee.

The sponsoring company may identify a replacement candidate, but the replacement candidate must be accepted for the program through an admissions review.

Refunds

The following refunds will apply for withdraws if Penn State Executive Programs is notified in writing within the time period stated:

  • Full refund with notification received more than six (6) weeks prior to start of the program
  • 50% refund with notification received between two (2) and six (6) weeks before the start of the program.
  • No refund with notification received two (2) weeks or less prior to the start of program.

Note: The registered participant or their agent must confirm all notification of withdrawals, transfers and substitutions in writing. If written notification is not received, the full program fee will be assessed.

Cancellations

The University may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other related charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges by airlines or travel agencies. In the case of postponement, as an alternative to a refund, program fees may be transferred to another session of that program.

If you have any questions or concerns about our cancellation policy, please contact us to discuss further.