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Complexity in Project Management Course

COURSE TYPE

Advanced

Course Number

287

Duration

4 Days

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Through an intensive real-world, four-day project scenario, you learn how to manage complex projects, the knowledge to understand and communicate complexity in project management, and a toolkit of templates and productivity tools that will help you back at work as you make recommendations and decisions throughout a project life cycle.

You Will Learn How To

  • Incorporate the science of complexity into project management strategies
  • Manage complex projects involving strategic risks
  • Apply a complexity assessment model and adaptive process
  • Minimise uncertainty by leveraging best practices from Critical Chain, Agile, and Lean approaches

Important Course Information

Recommended Experience:

  • Solid understanding of conventional project management at the level of:
    • Course 296, Project Management: Skills for Success, or
    • Course 340, Project Management for Software Development

Course Outline

  • Considering the Limits of Conventional Project Management
  • Stretching the limits of conventional project management
  • Rethinking the future of project management
  • Defining Complexity Science, Chaos Theory and Project Complexity Factors

Introducing complexity science and chaos theory

  • Comparing and contrasting simple and complex systems
  • Applying various complexity modelling techniques

Adopting the four-dimensional project complexity diagnostic tool

  • Analysing project boundary conditions to understand the complexity of your project
  • Determining the edge of chaos
  • Assessing the significance of complex project risks
  • Communicating project complexity factors to others
  • Employing an Adaptive Project Management Process

Beginning with adaptive principles

  • Building with Agile software development
  • Borrowing from the combat operations loop and the scientific method

The four-step adaptive project management process

  • Implementing rolling wave planning and progressive elaboration
  • Managing adaptive requirements, change and quality
  • Scheduling, budgeting and metrics on complex projects
  • Minimising Scale on Strategic Projects

Aligning with corporate strategy and value engineering

  • Executing portfolio management strategies
  • Making the business case and delivering value
  • Utilising business capability and purpose alignment models

Developing small, strategic batches of work

  • Applying Van Creveld's Iron Rule and Occam's Razor
  • Delivering minimal marketable features
  • Managing Pace on Complex Projects

Maintaining control through speed and agility

  • Dealing with daily disruptions
  • Employing fast-tracking and crashing
  • Compressing the critical path

Incorporating Critical Chain and Lean techniques

  • Evaluating Critical Chain project management
  • Employing the theory of constraints and five focusing steps to eliminate waste and optimise flow
  • Exercising Strong Leadership

Leading adaptive teams

  • Developing your core competencies
  • Growing your sphere of influence and managing politics

Building CRACK teams

  • Facilitating emergent organisation and self-management
  • Agreeing on vision, goals, objectives and values
  • Empowering and motivating the team
  • Implementing effective feedback loops
  • Recognising and Managing Risks

Identifying and managing risks with scenario modelling

  • Quantifying and mitigating risk threats
  • Exploiting risk opportunities for disruptive innovation

Implementing probabilistic estimating tools and techniques

  • Managing precision and accuracy
  • Correcting estimating bias and reducing variability
  • Revisiting the cone of uncertainty and order of magnitude estimating
  • Leveraging PERT, Monte Carlo and Agile techniques
  • Building Your Personal Action Plan
  • Putting it all together
  • Analysing a real-world case study
  • Assessing your own real-world projects
  • Identifying specific actions you will take
  • Gaining support and managing risks
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Course Tuition Fee Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

After-Course Computing Sandbox
You'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course.

Free Course Exam
You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online at any time after class and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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Training Hours

Standard class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Last day class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Free Course Exam – Last Day:
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest:
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

AFTERNOON START class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Last day class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Free Course Exam – Last Day:
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest
9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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Earn 22 PDUs


PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP,
and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is approved by PMI® for 22 professional development units (PDUs). For more on the Project Management Institute and a full list of courses approved for PDUs.

Technical : 22 PDUs

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