Managing projects to exceed objectives and minimize risk2-Day Program
- Complete major projects on time and on budget
- Create organizational synergies
- Establish an execution culture that permeates the entire organization
- Know when and how to kill projects
- Become a more effective project team leader
- Manage project organizations to meet or exceed expectations
- Implement best practices to overcome project obstacles and manage risk
- Increase project visibility across the organization
Project Leadership: Beyond the Gantt
Learn how you can overcome the triple constraints of time, performance goals and money in project management.
The Program is built around three themes:
Creating an Effective Project Environment
- Understanding risks and uncertainty and using appropriate project management approaches to deal with them
- Creating high-performance project teams and establishing an execution orientation that permeates the entire organization
- Managing the surrounding organization influences, including organizational structure, politics, culture and policies
Leading the Project Execution Environment
- Aligning project governance with business objectives
- Implementing a flexible and iterative approach
- Keeping projects on track and gaining top management support
- Evaluating project status and knowing when and how to kill projects
Managing the Global Project Environment
- Understanding the enterprise environmental factors that influence the project environment
- Recognizing the obstacles in the international business environment and designing an effective global project communication infrastructure
- Transferring project resources to operations through lessons learned, effective implementation and training
Session leaders include senior professors from Queen's School of Business and knowledgeable experts from industry. These outstanding teachers are constantly in touch with today's business world through real-world business experience, Board memberships and their own consulting practices.
Dr. Kathryn Brohman - IS Strategy and Project Leadership, Queen's School of Business
Associate professor at Queen’s School of Business, Kathryn had lead the development of the project management and project leadership curriculum since she arrived in 2003; she is currently working to design a Centre of Excellence in Project Management and Leadership. Her leading edge research explores the impact of technology on strategy execution, project leadership and service innovation and has been published in premier journals including the Decision Sciences, Harvard Business Review, MIS Quarterly Executive, and Communications of the ACM. Dr. Brohman entered academia after working with Sun Microsystems of Canada and regularly collaborates with a number of leading organizations including Bell Canada, Bank of Montreal, Cargill, Butterball Farms Inc., TripIt.com, Access Copyright, and Community Care Access Centre (CCAC).
Mr. Barry Cross - Project Management and Lean Innovation, Queen's School of Business
Barry Cross joined Queen’s University in 2006 after spending 20 years in various leadership positions with Magna International, Autosystems Manufacturing and DuPont. While in Industry, Mr. Cross led many key strategic initiatives, including significant development projects in Asia, Brazil, Mexico, and Europe.
Mr. Cross is now an instructor with Queen’s School of Business in Operations Management, Service Management and Project Management. At the Executive level, he speaks regularly on Innovation, Execution and Project Management. His speaking and consulting clients include Samsung, Deloitte, Conference Board of Canada, Encana, LCBO, and others. He has an MBA from Queen’s University, and is the bestselling author of Lean Innovation: Understanding What’s Next in Today’s Economy (CRC Press).