Organisations rely on their managers to lead and execute strategic projects in order to realise their broader objectives.
Initiatives such as mergers, acquisitions, product launches and strategic realignments all demand skills in navigating complexity, understanding risk and managing stakeholders.
If managers lack these capabilities, organisations will struggle to take advantage of new opportunities, drive change or create value.
An effective project needs more than good planning and scheduling; it needs to be managed efficiently too, avoiding pitfalls and delivering the right outcome.
In any project, you must address:
- Complex issues and diverse, conflicting requirements
- Unforeseen developments and a high degree of uncertainty
- The importance of building relationships within teams and with stakeholders, where you provide leadership and facilitate knowledge transfer
- The different management approaches required for different projects and their goals.
We adopt a managerial – rather than technical – perspective, focusing on issues that concern those who lead projects. We also consider the impact on those who may have oversight and those who will be required to implement new initiatives.
The new ‘Live Online’ format of this programme provides an opportunity to network with participants from all over the world, from different industries and sectors, giving you unique perspectives on leading strategic projects.