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Sunday, December 9 • 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Masterclass 5: Strategic Business Transformation using PM

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Content Focus
This workshop dives deeper into a specific topic in the Project, Program, and Portfolio Management curriculum.

About the Program
This is a practice oriented, experiential, highly interactive, discussion-driven, and experience-sharing consultative workshop.  The objective of the workshop is for learners to enhance their capability to proactively align their real-world projects to organization strategies and improve performance on business transformation initiatives.   The course delivery strategy is to learn both from the instructor/consultant/coach and from the diverse shared experiences of other participants. The workshop emphasizes several models for real-time thinking, assessment, planning, and action; culminating with practice for real-world applications.  Models covered include the following.
  • Porter’s Five Forces for strategy 
  • McKinsey’s 7S for multi-dimensional nature of transformation
  • Daryl Connor’s change management model for human resistance
  • A simple 8-step project management life cycle for integration
Who Should Attend
  • Executives
  • Managers
  • Individual contributors
  • Anyone involved with strategic business transformation
What You Will Learn
At the end of this program, you will be able to:
  • Describe and utilize four simple, yet powerful models for assessing, planning, executing, and managing business transformations in dynamic, competitive, often highly regulated environments
  • Integrate leadership skills, tools, and techniques essential to building support and commitment to difficult, high-risk, high-value initiatives
  • Identify and assess stakeholders so that high-priority needs are addressed in a timely manner
  • Appreciate the competitive value of Project Management in timely transformation
  • Lead others more confidently to reduce stress, utilize resources, and accomplish strategic business objectives in a rapidly and frequently changing business environment
Course Overview
Getting Started
  • Interactive introductions
  • Course structure
  • Course goals and objectives
  • Foundation Concepts
  • The purpose and challenges of business
  • Understanding vision, mission, objectives, and strategies
  • Porter’s Five Forces model
  • McKinsey’s 7S model
  • Connor’s change management model
  • PMI and the 10 Knowledge Areas
  • Eight Step Model – Life Cycle
Strategic Thinking
  • Management and decision making
  • Strategic thinking attributes
  • Tools:  Environment identification; SWOT; Value Proposition
  • Thinking at the interpersonal and team level
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Team leadership and trust
Applying critical skills
  • Providing a World View
  • PM as Trusted Advisor
Organization and People Change Management:
  • Impact of change
  • Three change models
Individuals and the organization
  • Cultivating a change mindset
  • Analyzing work teams and culture
  • Driving change through team roles
Leading and managing change
  • Following leaders
  • Leadership model
Effective Leadership
  • Definition and process
  • Challenges for the PM in strategic business transformation
  • An effective model for transformation
  • Stakeholder identification and assessment
  • Influence of culture, values, experience, and position
  • Overview of basic skills
  • Key interpersonal skills
  • Team communication skills
  • Situational leadership
  • Meetings
Applying the Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Reviewing the 8-steps of a project management life cycle
  • An Integrated Model for Strategic Project Management
1. Initiation
2. Requirements
3. Work Breakdown Structure
4. Risk
5. Estimating
6. Scheduling
7. Execution
8. Transition
  • Effective communications
  • Monitoring and control – special emphasis
Summary and Next Steps
Individual Lessons Learned
  • Workshop Assessment

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Dr Bob Barnes

Senior Consultant and Trainer, International Institute for Learning, IIL
Dr. Barnes is a professional, entertaining, to-the-point, practical consultant and trainer. His career spans a period of over 40 years in a variety of industries including banking, finance, biomedical engineering, and pharmaceuticals, automotive, transportation, and public utilities... Read More →

Sunday December 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:45pm +04
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre