Too many projects fail. In fact, up to 70% or more, studies show. The consequences for the company are often serious – both business and human related. The most important role in a project is played by the person(s) asking for the results and thus owning the project. But that role typically has a low priority and is drowned in operational tasks.
You get the latest insight and approach to best-practice methods and tools for steering committees, and after the course you can navigate around the most common pitfalls encountered by project owners / steering committee members. You also get a toolbox with solutions to challenges from the day, including:
- How is a holistic business approach ensured so that we achieve the goals we set when deciding on the project?
- How to make “left-handed work” safer and develop the role to make it attractive?
- How to avoid being taken hostage?
- How to deal with dilemmas in relation to other projects and portfolio management, including resource conflicts?
- How to act when the steering committee’s powers are deficient / unclear and the responsibility in relation to the project manager is diffuse and ad hoc based?
- How to lead certified project managers?
Based on our Steering Committee Framework we introduce themes and train skills in:
- What is needed to manage change and projects effectively?
- Is this “the right project”?
- The trustworthy Business Case
- How to secure the necessary resources?
- The Benefits Realization Plan – how does it become realistic?
- Make demands on the project manager and his/her tasks
- Organization and reporting
- Effective communication – upwards, outwards, inwards
STRUCTURE AND FORM
The course runs over one intensive day and is divided into phases and themes according to a proven structure. The form consists of a mix of short theory presentations, group discussions, film clips, cases and several specific exercises. The course is practical and incorporates the participants’ experiences.
After the course, follow-up meetings will be arranged in the company to make sure learnings are applied.
The course is for you who
- Is currently or will be management / decision maker in projects
- Is, for example, a business manager, director, area manager, division manager
- Want to be able to act proactively in the role in relation to project management and other stakeholders
- Have realized that prioritization of the role is needed