As knowledge and technology expand exponentially, organizations are finding that the tools, processes, and methods used to select, plan, and manage their projects are insufficient for the challenges posed by them. Complex projects don’t necessarily follow the rules of traditional projects – in many instances the projects’ end-products, and the methods by which they will be produced, are not easily defined. Stakeholder diversity and geographical dispersion contribute to the difficulties project managers face in their efforts to gain acceptance of project goals, objectives, and changes.
Additionally, hierarchic leadership styles, traditional lifecycle approaches, and traditional project manager competencies may no longer maximize the efficiencies that need to be realized on complex projects.
The goal of this course is to provide participants with a working knowledge of project complexities and a framework for managing the ambiguities involved in today’s fast-changing, competitive, and technology-based environments.