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Managing and Leading Projects Across Organizational Boundaries - Achieving Project Success in Complex Environments Through Collaborative Skills

Managing and Leading Projects Across Organizational Boundaries - Achieving Project Success in Complex Environments Through Collaborative Skills



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Managing and Leading Projects Across Organizational Boundaries - Achieving Project Success in Complex Environments Through Collaborative Skills 12:00On-Demand LearningUSD $850.00
 
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Prerequisites

Basic project management training or equivalent experience

Course Level

Intermediate/Advanced

Description

Significant projects today are performed by teams of people from multiple organization units and, often, multiple companies. When project managers, team leaders or technical professionals seek collaborative relationships across organizational boundaries, they often encounter a daunting array of challenges.

These challenges must be dealt with effectively across business, political, team, interpersonal and personal levels to successfully meet project objectives. The goal of this course is to provide participants with a framework for improving project performance by successfully navigating through the turbulence of organizational cultures.

Who Should Attend

Among those who would benefit from this course are:

  • Project managers, project component leads or project team members
  • Program and portfolio managers
  • Anyone who needs to get work done in the context of a complex organizational culture
  • Technical managers
  • Business unit managers
  • Executives

This course is highly relevant to people in virtually any industry, function or discipline involved in projects where they must reach across organizational boundaries (i.e., departments, functions or business units) for collaboration, resources or support and who have little or no formal authority to do so.

Performance Focus

The goal of this course is to equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills and techniques to help you plan and implement a tailored, systematic approach for improving your interpersonal skills in gaining support, resources and collaboration from individuals in organizations where you have little or no formal influence.

What You Will Learn

You’ll learn how to:

  • Assess an organizational culture’s challenges and adapt your interpersonal skills and political acumen to meet them
  • Apply basic tools and techniques for building relationships and gaining influence across organizational boundaries
  • Plan a tailored, systematic approach for gaining support, resources and collaboration from individuals in organizations where you have no formal influence
Course Overview

Getting Started

  • Introductions
  • Course structure
  • Course goals and objectives

Foundation Concepts

  • Overview of key course concepts
  • Managing and leading: the balance and evolution
  • Managing and leading projects versus ongoing work
  • Organizations defined and a project manager’s outlook across the structures
  • The Path to Competency in Managing and Leading Projects Across Organizational Boundaries (MLPAOB)

Organizational Cultures and Behaviors

  • Overview of organizational culture and behaviors
  • Organizations and change
  • Organizational grassroots changes

Political Acumen

  • Overview of role and impact of political acumen
  • Role of “politics” in organizations
  • Political behaviors
  • How to improve your political acumen skills

Building Relationships

  • Strategies for building relationships
  • Balance emotion with reason
  • “Try to understand”
  • Inquire, consult and listen
  • Reliability and building trust

Gaining Influence

  • Overview of gaining influence
  • Step 1: Determine influence needs
  • Step 2: Assess influence assets
  • Step 3: Plan approach
  • Step 4: Implement plan
  • Step 5: Manage progress

Planning and Implementing Your Approach

  • Overview of Implementation Approach and Continuous Improvement (IA&CI)
  • Enhancing Primary MLPAOB skills through:
    • Identifying and sampling auxiliary MLPAO skills
    • Practicing MLPAOB skills
  • Self-reflection: developing a personal action plan (optional - time permitting)

Summary

  • What did we learn, and how can we implement this in our work environments?



Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs)

Technical Leadership Strategic Total
Project Management Professional (PMP)® 0 4.00 8.00 12.00
PMI Program Management Professional (PgMP)® 0 4.00 8.00 12.00
PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® 0 4.00 8.00 12.00
PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® 0 4.00 8.00 12.00
PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® 0 4.00 8.00 12.00
PMI Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)® 0 4.00 8.00 12.00
PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® 0 4.00 8.00 12.00

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