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Leading Large Projects – PM 3

Step up to Lead Projects

The Leading Large Projects – PM 3 program focuses on leading large projects with a specific focus on stakeholders, complexities in projects, and change challenges.

During the program, we will be looking at different aspects that make leading large and complex projects so challenging. These include not only the size of the projects in itself but also the environment, stakeholders, and all people involved in the projects and the ones needed for the successful completion of a large project. Often large projects are also changing initiatives and this is covered as one part of the program. This program is aimed at project managers who have the responsibility for the successful completion of complex projects. The program provides you a unique opportunity to develop your skills with renowned international faculty, interactive exercises through the program days, and experienced co-participants.

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Internationally renowned faculty

Learning based on multiple hands-on exercises and simulation

Unique program in Finland

Benefits

The program provides you a holistic understanding of how to be successful as a project director in mega projects and gives an opportunity to experiment with learnings. Through the program, the project manager will be better prepared to meet the day-to-day challenges.

You will get a deep understanding of complexities of leading large projects and change initiatives
You will learn methods and best practices for leading large and complex projects
You will be a part of the network of experienced project managers

For

The program is aimed at experienced project managers and project directors who want to deepen their understanding of the complexities of leading large projects.

The program suits well for project managers whose responsibility has increased to cover managing stakeholders, change, and risks as well as leading a larger team.

Contents and Schedule

The program covers themes around leading large projects and managing stakeholders as a key element. The program also looks at the complexities of projects from a structural, emergent, and social perspective. Finally, the topic of projects as change initiatives is covered.

Leading Large Projects is a 2-day program that consists of an interactive simulation exercise, thought-provoking lectures, and faculty group discussions to learn and share experiences with other participants.

Program Structure

Thought provoking lectures

World-class faculty sharing knowledge and experience

Simulation exercise

Action-oriented team work to practice project management and leadership

Group discussions

Opportunity for sharing and learning from other participants

Modules

Day 1 Day 2

Understanding How to Deal With Project Complexities

  • Types of complexities in projects

  • Managing complexity (structural, emergent, sociopolitical)
  • Leadership challenges in large projects

Managing Stakeholders and Leading Projects for Change

  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Tools and methods for managing stakeholders
  • Simulation exercises
  • Large projects as change initiatives

Instructors

Stephen Carver

Senior Lecturer, Cranfield University

Stephen Carver is internally renowned teacher and consultant in the field of project and program management.

Stephen Carver is a Senior Lecturer at Cranfield University, He started his career as an oil engineer and later at Virgin and then onto a global company as head of change and. He splits his time between academic lecturing and change consultancy.

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