Managing Multiple Projects
21-hour Course Brochure
Succeeding in today’s competitive marketplace often requires cycle-time reduction, reducing the duration of projects and getting results faster. Planning and managing individual projects is challenging. When introducing the real-life limitation of resources and other outside influences into the Multi-Project environment, those challenges are magnified and new challenges introduced. Managing multiple project initiatives has challenges not encountered within individual projects so it raises the following questions: .
The goal of this course is to equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills and techniques so that you can effectively and productively manage multiple projects.
• How can project managers best handle their workload and priorities?
• How can inter-project dependencies and conflicts be resolved?
• How can best practice and standards be applied across multiple projects?
• How can limited resources be applied for maximum results?
• How can management time be effectively balanced between projects?
You Will Learn How To:
• Choose and implement the scheduling approach that fits your type of projects best
• Monitor and manage workloads across projects using an enterprise resource pool
• Capture associated documents, risks and issues and manage them
• Track multiple projects using electronic timesheets and status reports
• Report the progress on portfolios of projects and on large integrated program schedules
Who Should Attend?
The workshop is designed for any person who is expected to manage multiple projects, project schedulers, project controllers, project engineers, project managers, program managers, and project office staff.
The multiple project environment
The business context and need for effective handling of "multiplicity"
The roles of Portfolio and Program Management in multi-project environment
The Managing Multiple Project model
Developing the Multi-Project List
Linking project objectives to strategic and operational goals
Multi-Project Portfolio Management
Project Categories and Types
The Project List
The role of the project appraisal in prioritising different projects
Establishing consistent project management practices
Understanding the importance of consistency
Defining and establishing a common project lifecycle for each category and type
Creating standard deliverables and approvals for each project phase and milestones
Establishing a common and systematic approach to planning and monitoring
Developing your strategy for handling a multiple project
Understanding the need to priorities and balance time and energy across many projects
Organizing yourself - your allocation of time between projects
|Multi-Project Logic Dependencies
Kinds of project logic dependencies
Types of multi-project portfolios
Types of multi-project logic dependencies
Key steps to build multi-project schedule
Project Management Software Tool
The role of project information systems in in multi-project environment
The role of the software tool in managing multiple projects
Multi-Project Resource Management
Resource management concepts
Multi-project resource loading and leveling
Resource pool and resource data base
Using Enterprise resource pool
Multi-project resource issues
Managing Risk Across Multiple Projects
Multi-project risk management process
Critical chain scheduling techniques
Identifying, assessing and responding to multi-project risks
Risk interrelationship management methods
|Executing and Updating the Multi-Project Plan
The multi-project plan
Multi-project scheduling & budgeting
Maintaining the multi-project plan
Multi-project stakeholder needs
Effective communication in the multi-project environment
Multi-project communication elements
Multi-project status report
Negotiating and resolving multi-project conflicts
Applying the Right Skills for Managing Multiple-projects
Conflict Management and resolution techniques
Problem solving and influncing skills
Time management and handling pressures
Developing best practice
The role of knowledge sharing in managing multiple projects
The role of the post project review and lessons learned