This second course in our new “Advanced Skills” series for the modern project manager explores challenges related to the strategic alignment of projects and the integration of various stakeholders viewpoints. Projects are much at risk of derailing if stakeholder’s expected business value and overall organizational strategy are not tightly connected. We will explore ways to help stakeholders identifying if a project has value and connecting the dots between benefit analysis, project goals, and key deliverables. We will see the importance of the project manager role when it comes to provide project stakeholders with necessary insights into translating the project’s purpose into tangible outcomes.
Distribution of PDUs:
As per PMI Talent Triangle™
• Technical: 2 PDUs
• Leadership 4 PDUs
• Strategic and Business: 4 PDUs
• Total PDUs: 10
In this course, students will:
- Explore strategies to bridge the gap between project requirements and project deliverables
- Manage conflicts that arise across stakeholders regarding what the project will deliver and develop a sensible WBS
- Differentiate the relative importance of stakeholders’ opinions on the project milestones and plan an effective management of the flow of project information by taking into account the various requirements of stakeholders
This course includes 4 challenges
This second course includes the following four challenges:
- Challenge #5: Have you Validated Your Project’s Strategic Alignment and Reviewed the Benefit Analysis?
- Challenge #6: Who Will Be Doing What in Your Project? Have You Defined Clear Roles & Responsibilities?
- Challenge #7: Are All Your Project Requirements Gathered and Validated?
- Challenge #8: How Will You Manage the Flow of Information?