In today’s fast-paced environment, few project managers are fortunate enough to manage only one project at a time. In fact, it’s not uncommon to see project managers juggling as many as 10 projects simultaneously — with varying types of complexities, duration, and sizes. The ability to manage multiple related and unrelated projects and prioritize competing demands is crucial to the success of today’s multi-tasking project manager. Monitoring and controlling multiple projects present additional challenges.
Understanding the Value of Managing Multiple Projects and Programs
Successful project organizations are good at integrating plans and schedules, and aligning priorities with organizational strategy.
Combine Theory with Practice
This three-day course includes class exercises, case studies, practical exercises so you can gain the fundamental knowledge, best practices, and techniques in managing multiple projects and programs and be able to apply them in practice in your everyday work.
Ask the Expert
Our trainers are practitioners that have years of experience in project management, so feel free to ask for their advice on your real-world challenges – get consulted and inspired!
Get introduced to our team of Project Management trainers and business simulation facilitators. All of our trainers are Project Management certified professionals with years of experience in managing complex projects of different scope and geographies.
Mihail has 20 years of experience and proven track record in achieving results in a demanding and challenging international environment across various industries. He specializes in Project Management, Business Process Management (BPM) and Reengineering, Operations and Quality & Process Improvement.
He is a highly experienced trainer, known for this engaging training classes and workshops where he shares valuable lessons gained during his career and goes beyond project management practices as he expands on leadership and communication skills, team performance, managing transitions and other critical skills for the modern manager.
Mihail is the President of the Bulgarian Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI).
What You’ll Learn
- Key definitions
- Program and portfolio management overview
- Role of the project or program management office (PMO)
- Challenges and detriments
- Overcoming multitasking challenges
Planning and Scheduling Multiple Projects
- Integrated Master Plan (IMP)
- Allocating resources
- Working with the PMO
- Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)
- Multiple Project Management Information System (PMIS)
Assessing Multiple Project Schedules
- 14-point assessment checklist
Prioritizing and Delegating
- Systematic approach to prioritizing projects
- Benefits of effective delegation
- Overcome delegation barriers
Monitoring, Controlling, and Reporting
- Monitor and control processes
- Role of metrics
- Variance analysis
- Project reviews
- Effective project meetings
Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:
- Understand key concepts related to managing multiple projects
- Apply effective multitasking strategies
- Plan and schedule multiple projects
- Perform an assessment of multiple project schedules
- Prioritize and delegate project work
- Monitor, control and report on multiple projects
If you have teams that will benefit from learning how to manage multiple projects and programs, the training can be delivered in a closed group for your company. Thus, we can discuss a work scenario in the group, increase team work, and clarify specific roles and responsibilities in the team if there is such a need. Contact us for a free consultation how to make the most out of the training!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should attend?
This course is suitable for professionals in the following roles:
- Associate managers
- Project managers
- IT project managers
- Project coordinators
- Project analysts
- Project leaders
- Senior project managers
- Team leaders
- Product managers
- Program managers
- Project sponsors
- Project team members
Are there any prerequisites for the training?
Familiarity with project management concepts and some working experience with project management are required. Experience with a specific project management software tool is not required. Basic computing skills and some experience using Microsoft Office is desirable but not required.
Can the training be customized?
Yes. If you are organizing a training for a group of people from your organization, contact us so we can discuss what your goals for the group learning outcomes are.
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