Aligning Project Management with Organisational Strategy

Advanced Project Management Courses

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Course Synopsis

Today’s business climate is characterised by unprecedented changes in technology and globalisation, as well as by complex business relationships and the unrelenting drive for competitive success. In this highly stressful environment, it is essential for project managers to think and act strategically. How does an organisation formulate a strategy to achieve competitive success? How do projects contribute to the implementation of the organisation’s strategy? How should a project manager develop a project strategy that supports organisational strategic and business goals?

Aligning Project Management with Organisational Strategy gives you an in-depth analysis of the process leading from business strategy formation to portfolio development to the project and project manager’s role. Learn how to link your project to the business strategy, apply and maintain alignment of the project strategy, and manage the expectations and interests of those who have a stake in the project outcome. Thought-provoking discussions and stimulating exercises highlight this dynamic, timely course.

You'll learn how to use a project ranking tool that can be used within your organisation to prioritise strategic projects. This tool can help you, the project manager, ask the questions to understand how your project fits into your organisation’s strategic initiatives.

Course Topics

Organisational Strategy in Context
  • Strategy defined
  • Strategy as a way to achieve organisational success
  • Paradigm shifts and their impact—how change influences strategy
  • Forces for business change
  • The impact of organisational constraints on strategy

Organisational Strategy: Approaches and Techniques

  • Strategy as a key to organisational success
  • Elements of a successful strategy
  • The relationship between strategy and achievability
  • Strategy assessments
  • Classic approaches and techniques for level-setting strategic thinking
  • Towards setting up a culture of strategic thinking

Portfolio Management: Strategic Context

  • Defining a portfolio
  • Identifying projects included in a portfolio
  • The impact of portfolio management on strategy
  • Challenges and benefits of portfolio management
  • Influential roles in portfolio management

Portfolio Set-up and Maintenance

  • Setting up a successful project portfolio
  • Organisational influences of portfolios
  • Generating potential portfolio projects
  • Steps in selecting portfolio projects
  • Integrating new projects into an existing portfolio
  • Project performance and project gateway reviews
  • The project filtering process

Strategic Project Management

  • Strategic vs. classic project management
  • Aligning projects with strategy
  • The role of the project team
  • The importance of managing change that affects strategic projects
  • Anticipating and managing stakeholder expectations and resistance

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Open enrolment course information

Professional Development Units (PDUs): 22.5

Technical Project Management (PDUs): 6.50

Leadership (PDUs): 0.00

Strategic & Business Management (PDUs): 16.00

Duration: 3 days

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