Managing Multple Projects
Designed for trained and experienced project managers, this seminar builds on your knowledge and experience to improve your skills in handling multiple projects simultaneously. You’ll learn how to set up a project to virtually run itself, so if one project gets into trouble, it won’t stress your other projects. You’ll discover how to develop technical and group leaders to help reduce your workload. You’ll determine which parts of the projects can be delegated, and which parts you’ll have to watch yourself.
This seminar offers new, modern, and proprietary technologies to maximize resources, reduce overload, and improve efficiency and project quality. Learn how to synchronize your multiple projects to maximize resources using modern and proprietary technologies. You’ll discover how to define work packages, integrate project quality, and improve your WBS to ensure clear activity execution — reducing rework and last-minute emergencies.
Who Should Attend
This seminar is only for trained and experienced project managers. Successful attendees will have a minimum of three (3) years experience in formal project management, and have taken basic project management and a minimum of two (2) seminars in the senior project management curriculum
- Developing and delegating to group leaders
- Prioritizing projects
- Project Threading™
- Efficient multi-project communication tools
- Multi-project status meetings
- Multi-project resource balancing
- Multi-project Critical Chain
- Project synchronization and pipelines
- Out-sourcing at the work package level
- Queuing theory applied to multi-project resource management
- Earned value for multiple project environments
- Use milestones to develop inter-project coordination
- Constantly know the correct status of each project
- Know other projects will run well when you’re drawn into handle a difficult project
- Improved communication
- Lighten your workload
- Communicate better with senior management
- Increase multi-project predictability
- Reduce risk of any project affecting others
- Reduce fire-fighting and emergencies
- Stabilize cash flow and work flow
- Develop self-running project
1. Foundation for Multi-Project Success
We begin the seminar by establishing a solid framework and foundation for handling multiple projects. We examine key skills in project management, resource management, and work management needed for a successful multi-project environment.
2. Creating Project Plans for a Multi-Project Environment
Many of the tools we need for a successful multi-project environment are already at our fingertips. In this module, we employ and enhance our understanding of project management to establish successful multi-project plans.
As our responsibilities increase, so must our influence. This module covers delegation from a project and multi-project perspective. Learn now to employ your existing resources to help off-load your time while ensuring the project will run your way.
4. Prioritizing Projects
With our project plans and team ready, it’s time to start scheduling our multiple projects. In this module, we go beyond the classical prioritization mechanisms. Here, we look at prioritization from a tactical perspective to capture the information we needed to get all our projects done successfully.
5. Project Threading™, Synchronizing, and Throttling
Prioritizing projects is just the first step. Once our projects are prioritized, we need to apply tools and techniques to achieve individual project’s objectives in a dynamic, multi-project environment.
6. Managing Your Multiple Projects
We’re now ready to put it all together. Learn how to develop, delegate, and manage your multiple projects — successfully and without stress.
7. Developing a Multi-Project Strategy
In our final module, we take a real case study from the class and develop a strategy for multi-project success. Attendees examine the issues, problems, politics, and mechanics of a real multi-project environment. Using the tools presented in the seminar, attendees develop the strategy and tools necessary to handle the situation.