I/EDPM - India, USA
I/EDPM is a very robust diploma program with 16 Unique features. Each participant's organisation obtains concrete benefits by nominating their professionals for the program. Because I/EDPM has Transformed Learning to development of Competencies to its Implementation and then realization of Benefits. I/EDPM Program at a glance Managing change is becoming increasingly complex due to rapid technological advances and instant seamless exchange of information globally. Goals and strategies can be successfully achieved through projects. Past experience should be tempered with the future scenario to manage changes pro-actively. We must take decisions consciously considering uncertainties. The challenge in managing projects lies in accelerating the 'rate of reduction of uncertainties'. Since 2011, i2P2M is offering the globally acclaimed, top-rated, part time International Executive Diploma in Project Management (IEDPM) in association with The George Washington University School of Business, Washington D.C., USA.
Each participant's organisation obtains concrete benefits by nominating their professionals for the program.
Because I/EDPM has Transformed Learning to development of Competencies to its Implementation and then realization of Benefits.
I/EDPM Program at a glance
Managing change is becoming increasingly complex due to rapid technological advances and instant seamless exchange of information globally. Goals and strategies can be successfully achieved through projects. Past experience should be tempered with the future scenario to manage changes pro-actively. We must take decisions consciously considering uncertainties. The challenge in managing projects lies in accelerating the 'rate of reduction of uncertainties'.
Since 2011, i2P2M is offering the globally acclaimed, top-rated, part time International Executive Diploma in Project Management (IEDPM) in association with The George Washington University School of Business, Washington D.C., USA.
- Duration: International Executive Diploma in Project Management (IEDPM) is 15 days program. (10 Days -Three extended weeks + 5 Days in USA)
- Duration: Executive Diploma in Project Management (EDPM): 10 Days - Three extended weeks (India only)
The Executive Diploma in Project Management (EDPM) is for 10 days . EDPM has 4 Modules and usually held on Friday-Saturday-Sunday.
The International Executive Diploma in Project Management (IEDPM) covers an additional 1 week study tour in USA. The IEDPM program is for 15 days and the classes are held in online mode + 5 days in USA at the George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA in the month of October.
Module 1 to Module 4 are same for both EDPM and IEDPM. Module 5 held in USA is only for IEDPM participants.
Completion Criteria for EDPM Online diploma program.
A participant is required to go through 4 Modules based on online delivery. It would amount to 50 hours of learning, 20 hours of Homework and 25 hours in writing 4 Reports after each module outlining the key takeaways plus areas for their improvement at workplace plus a Final Composite Report of the learnings of the entire EDPM Online program and few recommendations for improvement in participants own workplace. In addition to the EDPM diploma participants will also appear for and acquire the Certificate In Project Management (CIPM) credential after Module 1 and the Certificate In Project Risk Management (CrtPRM) credential after Module 2.
At the end of each Module participants are required to write a report outlining their learnings from the module as well some aspects they will include in their worlplace based on the inputs.
Another very important feature of the Diploma program is that is that at the end of each Module participants must submit a report outlining their learnings from the module as well what they can include in their workplace based on the module inputs.Once all the modules are completed a Composite Final Report is also to be submitted by each participant and give some recommendations of some new ideas that can be implemented in their organization to improve it's working. These have to also be presented to their management and approved by their own management before being awarded the diploma. The module details are given below:
Module 1 : Understanding the Totality of Project Management (TPM)The TPM online course is for 3 days. This course leads to the Certificate In Project Management (CIPM) credential.
- Batch 6: 21 to 24 July 2023 (Fri to Mon)
- Batch 7: 18 to 21 Aug 2023 (Fri to Mon)
- Batch 8: 22 to 25 Sep 2023 (Fri to Mon)
- Batch 9: 20 to 23 Oct 2023 (Fri to Mon)
- Batch 10:17 to 20 Nov 2023 (Fri to Mon)
- For Batch 6: 24 July; Batch 7: 21 Aug; Batch 8: 25 Sep; Batch 9: 23 Oct; Batch 10: 20 Nov;
Totality of Project Management (TPM) covers 8 Project Life Cycle Phases, 38 Knowledge Areas and 126 Concepts.
There are eight Project Life Cycle (PLC) phases – Conceptualize, Plan, Organize, Implement, Control, Integrate, Deliver and Closeout and Knowledge Leverage. Each phase has been depicted using different colors of varying intensity showing the intensity of the work during that phase.
Some of the 38 Knowledge Areas covered are: Stakeholder Management, Need Analysis, Business Case, Success Criteria, Scope Definition, Time Management, Cost & Finance, Project Management Plan, Roles & Responsibilities, Risk & Opportunity, Procurement, Quality, Information Management & Reporting, Contract Administration, Communication, Organization Structures, Leadership, Motivation, Conflict Resolution, Team Performance, Negotiation, Change Management, Issue Management, Problem Solving, Internal & External Interfaces, Health, Safety and Environment, Project Closeout, Post Project Evaluation, CSR, Agile methodology etc.
Module 1 on Totality of Project Management is in line with NITI Aayog’s recommendations
for the project management curriculum.
Excerpts from NITI Aayog Task Force Report. :
'The curriculum to address following knowledge areas for project management and should consider the project from concept to commissioning encompassing all life cycle phases i.e. Conceptualize, Plan, Organize, Implement, Control, Integrate, Deliver/closeout and Knowledge Leverage".
"What makes Certificate In Project
Management (CIPM) program world class is its comprehensive syllabus covering 8 projects life cycle
phases, 36 knowledge areas and 117 concepts with an extremely robust certification process. I
myself have gone through the CIPM and in my opinion, it should be a pre-requisite for all PM
Prof. Dr. B. Nag IIM Calcutta (2015)
"Certificate In Project Management (CIPM)" is unique and should become a must for professionals of an enterprise to create a common vocabulary"
Dr. Hiroshi Tanaka, President, Project Management Association, Japan and PM Advocate of JGC Corpn.(2007)
“This module should be taught to all
government and corporate officials who are in any way managing a project"
-Brig. Vikram Nagpal, IDS
The Certificate In Project Management (CIPM) is an online examination that will be held from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
Certificate In Project Management (CIPM) is administered by i2P2PM, which is the only Indian Company with ISO 17024:2012 accreditation in Project Management for it’s Certificate In Project Management.
IAF- International Accreditation Forum
NABCB – National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies under Quality Council of India (QCI).
About the CIPM Examination
The CIPM exam is of 2.5 hours. It comprises of 4 sections covering 8the project life cycle phases. i2P2M administers the CIPM Exam and it has ISO17024:2012 accreditation. CIPM exam is the only exam globally with negative marking providing the robustness to the examination process. It is a very robust exam that consists of multiple choice questions based on knowledge, scenarios and computations.
Report on Module 1 : It is a must to submit the report outlining the key takeaway for applying to one's work place. This is one of the 16 Uniqueness of I/EDPM program where learning is applied to demonstrate measurable benefits. Participants to upload their Module 1 report to i2P2M Cloud Platform by within 7 days of the completion of the module
Module 2 : Advanced Project Risk Management
- Batch 6: 28 to 30 July 2023 (Fri to Sun)
- Batch 7: 25 to 27 Aug 2023 (Fri to Sun)
- Batch 8: 29 Sep to 01 Oct 2023 (Fri to Sun)
- Batch 9: 27 to 29 Oct 2023 (Fri to Sun)
- Batch 10: 24 to 26 Nov 2023 (Fri to Sun)
Advanced Project Risk Management
Adesh Jain, Chairman, i2P2M holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1965 and Masters of Engineering from Canada. He worked in the fields of artificial intelligence and large scale computing in North America.
On his return in 1973, to India, he was deeply involved in shaping the IT Industry. In 1991 he was conferred the prestigious CSI Fellowship award in recognition of his contribution to strengthen IT in India. In 2005, he became the first and is till date, the only non-European to have been President of International Project Management Association in its history of 54 years. In 2006, he became the Honorary Chairman of China Construction Project Management Committee (CPMC). He was invited twice to give presentations at the NASA PM Challenge Conferences in 2010 and 2012 on 'Breaking boundaries - the key to innovation' and Awakening of project consciousness through stakeholders buy-in' respectively.
He is Member of the Task Force on Project Management set up by NITI Aayog in 2018. He was Independent Director of NTPC from 2009 to 2012. He specialises in Project & Program Risk Management.
Recognizing his global contribution in project management, Government of Turkey released a postal stamp in his honor in November 2010.
In 2014, he was conferred the Life Time Achievement Award for his dedication to create a project oriented India. He is often referred to as Bhishma Pitamah of Project Management. In Short, he is a visionary leader shaping the PM profession globally.
Projects are taken up to build the future and have many uncertainties. Risk is, therefore, at the center stage of managing projects. Risk Management is 50% of Project Management. Diverse interests of stakeholders contribute significantly to project risks. Along with Advanced Risk Management Concepts some success stories in managing risks will also be covered in this module. As shown in Figure-1, Risk is Everywhere (RIE). Risk is uncertainty that matters.
The Advanced Project Management
- 4 types of Uncertainties - Stochastic (possible events), Aleatory (variability), Epistemic (ambiguity) and Ontological (blind spots) and their linkage to risks.
- Enterprise Risk Management Models - COSO, ISO 31500, IRM
- Risk Identification and Categorisation - Tools and Methodologies
- Risk Evaluation and Quantification
- Possible Risk Response and Mitigation Strategies
- Risk Appetite, Thresholds, Attitude and Culture
- Risk Control Processes
- Complexity of Projects and Emergent Risks in the age of Technological Disruptions
Report on Module 2 : It is a must to submit the report outlining the key takeaway for applying to one's work place. This is one of the 16 Uniqueness of I/EDPM program where learning is applied to demonstrate measurable benefits. Participants to upload their Module 3 report to i2P2M Cloud Platform by within 7 days of the completion of the module
Module 3 : Computer Based Real Time Simulation
- Batch 6: 03 - 04 Aug 2023 (Thu - Fri)
- Batch 7: 31 Aug - 01 Sep 2023 (Thu - Fri)
- Batch 8: 05 - 06 Oct 2023 (Thu - Fri)
- Batch 9: 02 - 03 Nov 2023 (Thu - Fri)
- Batch 10: 30 Nov - 01 Dec 2023 (Thu - Fri)
PM3: Real Time Simulation on Managing Stakeholders (virtual teams)
With specialisation in simulating the challenges of leading complex projects, Prendo's simulations are used at many of the world's top business schools, including Columbia, IMD, INSEAD, MIT Sloan, Oxford/Said and Wharton.
Guy Giffin, Director, Prendo Simulations will be lead faculty for the workshops. Guy has delivered hundreds of simulation workshops in over 30 countries around the world, with organizations including: Bechtel, EDF Energy, Gazprom, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Oracle, Petrobras, Shell and the United Nations. He teaches on various MBA, EMBA and executive programs at Cambridge, Columbia, MIT Sloan, etc.
Traditional teaching methods combined with real time simulation programs is again one of the major strengths of I/EDPM program in making learning effective and meaningful to organisations.
Leadership face many challenges in the modern world, including working with increasing levels of complexity and ambiguity, accelerating levels of change and uncertainty, as well as ongoing pressure to act responsibly and ultimately, to create value. The most powerful learning method to address these many challenges is advanced simulation, because participants must take the decision and see the consequences.
Lectures & slide presentations, books, articles, & papers are effective ways of sharing information. Case study discussions go further, but still don't force participants to take decisions or see the consequences. None of these methods provoke any memorable emotional reaction. The next generation of leaders in particular are increasingly combining learning to competency development to implementation at workplace to make their organisation competitive. i2P2M provides this platform by offering I/EDPM program.
People learn by
Complex skills can only be developed by (a) making decisions or taking actions, (b) experiencing the consequences, and then (c) figuring out what happened and why, and then repeating the process, i.e practising.
Simulations are better than
real world experience
In contrast with using real projects and real organisations as their practice grounds, when mistakes can be very expensive, simulations are faster, lower risk, lower cost, and crucially, more effective because they make the link between cause and effect easier to see.
Simulations are essential in
Pilots, military strategists and surgeons, for example, have long understood the importance of simulating their activities in order to improve their performance and reduce the risk of failure in the real world.
Five Participants form a Team. The aim at the end of each simulation program is to excel in key performance indicators (KPI). i2P2M Trophy will be given to one of the expected 60 teams which scores the highest marks in 2 Simulation programs
PM3A: Real Time Simulation on Managing Stakeholders (virtual teams)
Prendo was commissioned by Shell to design and develop a simulation of how typical spectrum of stakeholders behave during a major project. The simulation brings to life the universal leadership challenge of maximizing support across a range of parties who have different interests, agendas and motives. The simulation is used across the globe in numerous industries.
It provides challenge in balancing of People (settlement, schools, jobs), Economic (project profit, taxes) and Planet (rainforest, parrots, river pollution). This online simulation is used in managing stakeholder effectively. Participant’s gaining experience of 1 year in just 1 day.
- General management and strategy
- Influencing skills and networks
- Stakeholder management
- Ethical leadership and CSR
- Global and cross-cultural leadership
- Communication Strategy
- Develop effective stakeholder consultation strategies
- Create a communication plan that reflects cultural preferences
- Develop detailed stakeholder analyses
- Analyse the full range of human interests & motives
- Map & use influence networks
- Balance conflicting stakeholder interests
- Understanding multi-cultural dynamics
- balancing People (settlement, schools, jobs), Economic (project profit, taxes) and Planet (rainforest, parrots, river pollution)
PM3B: Real Time Simulation on Project Leadership
Prendo's 'SPATIUM' real time simulation on Project Leadership provides an intense, risk-free experience of managing a complex project. It is a mind boggling experience that one goes through. In 6 hours, you gain 3 years of experience. The "3 years in 6 hours" real time simulation will take you across all the project life cycle phases which in real live situation will take 3 years from planning to completion. Often, a team member does not get an opportunity to work from the stage of conceptualization to project closure. Great opportunity for the participants of IEDPM Program. Top Business schools and world fame companies regularly use these simulation programs to build competencies in managing projects and programs. Developed in collaboration with the Major Projects Association, Prendo's Spatium simulation presents participants, typically organised in teams, with a challenging mission. It is an intense, but risk-free experience that will help them develop skills in the topic areas below.
- Advanced project management
- Managing risk & uncertainty
- Implementing Strategy
- Stakeholder management
- Complexity & ambiguity
- define project success
- analyse and manage risks
- manage the early stages of a project
- judge stakeholder-driven trade-offs
- develop an optimal contract strategy
- juggle & integrate multiple disciplines
- plan & control a project
- take decisions in a complex scenario
In contrast with using real projects and real organisations as their practice grounds, when mistakes can be very expensive, simulations are faster, lower risk, lower cost, and crucially, more effective because they make the link between cause and effect easier to see.
Report on Module 3 : Is must and should be written by participants suggesting changes in their own work environment in managing stake holders, Project Leadership and based on their interaction in experience sharing platform. This is one of the 16 Uniqueness of I/EDPM program to write a report after each module.
Module 4 : Wisdom Sharing by Global Thought Leaders
- Batch 6: 05 - 06 Aug 2023 (Sat - Sun)
- Batch 7: 02 - 03 Sep 2023 (Sat - Sun)
- Batch 8: 07 - 08 Oct 2023 (Sat - Sun)
- Batch 9: 04 - 05 Nov 2023 (Sat - Sun)
- Batch 10: 02 - 03 Dec 2023 (Sat - Sun)
In the ultimate analysis, goals drive strategies. Strategies can be delivered through projects. Strategies fail due to its weak link with project management. The social context is increasingly becoming a major factor in implementing projects. Stakeholders buy-in is the essence in starting a project all the stakeholders. In this last module, we will covering the latest trends in managing projects, programs and portfolios.
PM4: Experience Sharing Sessions (ESS)
Peter R. Easley Esq (USA) The World Bank, Washington DC. Former Deputy Chief Corporate Procurement & Head of Sourcing and Category Management. The World Bank, Washington DC and a well known authority on Procurement and Contracting management. He is widely traveled with rich international experience.
Topic: Procurement and Contracting
At the end of this module participants will have a good understanding of procurement and contracting and its impact on sucess of the project. The Candidates should be able to: (1) Discuss procurement and contracting processes and principle. (2) Explain and critically evaluate the contract administration issues including contract terms, issue management, cost management, change order management.
Dr. Hans Stromeyer (Germany) is co-founder and the president of the International Association of Project Managers (IAPM). Before that, he was director of Science Service and International Programs at Spacelab, Inc. on Houston. The company developed and operated manned modules in the payload bay of the American Space Shuttle. He has selected as an Alternate Astronaut by the German Space Agency (DLR). After that he has assigned to be the Director of Training and Simulations and Head of the Executive Office of the Agency. He was recipient of the price of the German Project Management Award as well as the Award of Space Missions D1, D2 and MIR'97. He holds a Doctor's Degree of the University of Heidelberg.
Topic: Hybrid Project Management
Project Management is in a period of adaptation to our VUCA world. Today, projects aim to be more responsive to unclear customer demands. This development was spearheaded by the Agile Manifesto proclaimed by leading software developers in the USA. Scrum and other frameworks have rapidly gained attraction worldwide, promoting traditional projects to include agile mindset and methods. However, agility is not solely dependent on individuals but also on organisations and companies. Hybrid project modeling allows combining classic and agile elements intuitively. Having successfully trained astronauts and managed space projects, the author has an understanding how to train people and develop hardware to be sent to space fostering new understanding of physics, engineering and human biology.
Prof. Dr. Ralf Müller (Norway) is professor of Project Management at BI Norwegian Business School and Editor-in-chief of the Project Management Journal®. He lectures and researches in leadership, governance and organisational project management. His research appeared in more than 250 academic publications and was acknowledged by PMI, IPMA and others with 15 awards including several lifetime achievement awards. Prior to his academic career, he spent 30 years in the industry, including a time as Worldwide Director of Project Management at NCR Corporation.
Topic: Governance through Organizational Project Management (OPM)
Organizational Project Management (OPM) extends and integrates the distinct views of projects, programs, and portfolios and describes a governance approach to all project-related work in an organization. That includes the organizational and business-related integration of projects, programs, and portfolios and themes like multi-project strategies, governance paradigms, projectification, governmentality, and project-oriented organization structures. The presentation outlines an OPM model that integrates 22 of these themes for effective governance of organization-wide project work.
Oliver Maeckel (Germany) is Vice President and Partner at Siemens Advanta Consulting, Germany. He has been with Siemens AG since 1997. The focus of his current work is, in particular, the development and delivery of “rst-of-its-kind” large-scale projects and especially the digitization of project business processes. Over the last years, he and his team have supported more than 200 major and mega projects in the pre-sale, sales and execution phase.
Topic: Mega projects – raw diamonds or raw eggs?
Mega projects are raw eggs, developed well they will change to be raw diamonds instead. The number of large projects continues to grow over the last decades. Nonetheless, these projects are more than often the rst of their kind and therefore moving the nal frontier. Scaling up things and working in this area is often risky due to many new situations and uncertainties. Planned creation and excellent execution, the eggs will become diamonds.
The word ‘Project Mindset’ was coined and introduced by Adesh Jain in August 1999 in Stockholm, Sweden while giving a one day seminar on “Project Mindset – the Key to Competitiveness”. In last 20 years, lot of development has taken place in refining the conceptual framework of ‘Project Mindset’. A thought provoking presentation will be given to the participants with the latest conceptual framework of role of Project Mindset in managing projects.
Topic: Project Mindset
Some of the 28 governing principles of Project Mindset are:
- 'Whole' first and 'Part' later
- Dynamic adaptability over rigidity
- Believing in discontinuity
- Welcoming versus rejection of new ideas
- Anti Credentialist
- Success beyond profit
- Master of situations and not its puppet
- New and not just repeat encounters
- Breaking boundaries side by side of creating boundaries etc.
- 20:20 vision along with reading glasses
Veikko Välilä (Finland) has provided management consulting services for thermal & nuclear power projects, pulp & paper plant projects and mega-size infra projects including harbor, metro, airport, rail- and motorway projects. Veikko is a member of the Advisory Board of the Climate Leadership Coalition, the largest non-prot climate business network in Europe. He has lived in 5 countries and worked in more than 50 countries.
Topic: Climate Change and Sustainability
A large number of the world’s leading companies and nancial markets have made up their minds: their money is on its way to a low-emission economy. This means that the market for low-emission products and solutions is growing, while the market for high-carbon products is stagnating and will soon shrink. Countries, companies and investors now have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to scale zero-carbon industries in the 2020s, to create prosperous growth and more resilient economies. The countries that create lucrative conditions and incentives for the new solutions will win big time.
Prof. Dr. Raphael Albergarias (Brazil) is an outstanding contributor in the project management. A globetrotter committed with excellence and organizational performance. Executive coordinator of doctorate and master’s degrees in distinguished universities (Sorbonne, Paris, Bordeaux) in the fields of Project Management, Marketing and Finance. 17+ years of experience. Consultant, professor, Investor and actuality as IPMA Brasil President and Region LATNET Director for IPMA. Global VP of International Institute of Education, a consortium with top universities.
Topic: The BANI scenario and the New Generations in PM
How to deliver a project in a Brittle, Anxious, Nonlinear, Incomprehensible scenario? BANI is a logic that determines how your personal posture should be from now on. In addition, there is a great sense for companies to incorporate this philosophy and internalize it from strategic planning to their Leadership style. Welcome to the chaotic world, where conditions are not simply unstable, they are chaotic. Trying to control them, interpret them or even avoid them is no longer possible. The great competitive advantage of a professional or company, now, is knowing how to react to everything that happens. Some will be frozen waiting for a benchmarking to emerge.
Michael Roberts (USA) is an IT industry professional with more than 20 years of experience project management and taking digital products to market. His industry certifications include those from Cisco, CompTIA, Microsoft, ICAgile, and the Scaled Agile Framework. With his experience as a technology executive, he’s guided many companies to successful IT and software projects, and become a skilled strategist who transforms strategic plans into workable solutions and benchmarks performance against key operational targets/goals.
Topic: AI AND ML: How to future-proof your PM career
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are two huge factors that is changing technology and business. But what is their impact on you? What will your job look like five years from now? Will it even exist in 5, 10 or 20 years? And what will happen to the organization and industry you work for? We will discuss the definitions of these two terms, how they impact business and workers, and what things project managers can do today to prepare for the future.
Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez (Belgium) Lis an Author of the Harvard Business Review Project Management Handbook, the featured HBR article The Project Economy Has Arrived, and four other books, Antonio is the creator of concepts such as the Project Economy and the Project Manifesto. His research and global impact in modern management have been recognized by Thinkers50. Fellow and Former Chairman of the Project Management Institute, he is the founder of Projects&Co and co-founder of the Strategy Implementation Institute. He is a member of Marshall Goldsmith 100 coaches.
Topic: The Project Economy Has Arrived, and Why Project Management Had to Be Reinvented
Today, about 70% of projects fail to deliver their objectives. Considering that every year approximately 48 trillion US dollars are invested in projects, we fail to deliver trillions of benets, value, and impact in organizations and society at large. If we increase our success ratio from 30% to 60%? Just imaging the amount of value that we would be adding to the world, approximately the GDP of China in extra benet. To achieve this incredible goal, project management and projects managers will need to reinvent themselves.
Randall L Englund (USA) as an author, speaker, educator, trainer, professional facilitator, and consultant for the Englund Project Management Consultancy delights in sharing his passion for project, program, and portfolio management. He is co-author of seven books in the business and management eld. He received the Distinguished Contributions Award from PMI.
Topic: Environments and People Skills that Improve Organizational Performance
Creating excellence in project management occurs when sponsors appoint appropriate project leaders, and they apply methodologies, viewpoints, insights, and leading practices to optimize project-based work. Organizational maturity requires that leaders reduce organizational “toxins”.
Professor Dr. Hiroshi Tanaka (Japan) is in the forefront of global PM community over the past half century. He is professor of strategy and project management. Is a wellknown PPM trainer covering Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. Is the founder and past president of Project Management Association of Japan (PMAJ).
Topic: Agility in Corporate Enterprises Realized by Applied Project Management
COVID-19 pandemic, VUCA/ BANI environment, global sustainability commandment, and disruptive technology have changed the landscape of industry and society. Project management needs to respond to this global transition.
Report on Module 4 : It is a must to submit the report outlining the key takeaway for applying to one's work place. This is one of the 16 Uniqueness of I/EDPM program where learning is applied to demonstrate measurable benefits. Participants to upload their Module 4 report to i2P2M Cloud Platform within 7 days of the completion of the module.
Module 5 : The George Washington University, GAO & Site Visits
PM5A: The George Washington University School of Business ( 17-21 October 2022, Washington D.C.)
(17 October 2022, 0930-1230hrs)
Prof. Shyam Girdharadas: is a Adjunct Professor of Management for The George Washington University School of Business (GSWB). After 25 years of experience in top management consulting at McKinsey & Company and Prism Consulting International.
Are Leaders born or cultivated ? This question is frequently asked since Last many decades. By and large the consensus is in combining the two. Shyam with his enormous experience in leadership development would cover the major aspects in leadership development. At the end of this module, participants will learn the major attributes of a leader, authentic leadership and challenges in becoming leaders in one's own right. Authentic leadership is the master key to integrate multi cultural teams with diverse background.
Strategic Project Development
(17 October 2022, 1330-1630hrs)
Prof. Homayoun Khamooshi: Ph.D. in Management Science Lancaster University, 1994. Is Chair of their internationally known Master of Science in Project Management Program. Area of Expertise: Project Planning and Scheduling, Project Risk Analysis & Modeling.
SPM is the process of managing complex projects by combining business strategy and project management techniques in order to implement the business strategy. Strategic Project/ Portfolio management is a coordinated collection of strategic processes and decisions that together enable the most effective balance of organisational change and business as usual (OGC PIM Guide).
Strategic Project Management is all about the 'change' that can be brought through projects. Participants will learn the intricacies of connecting SPM to projects and portfolios.
Executive Decision Making
(18 October 2022, 0930-1230hrs)
Prof. Ernest Forman: D.Sc.; The George Washington University. 1975 and MS, John Hopkins University, professor of Decision Sciences. Area of Expertise: Decision Making; Resource Allocation and Forecasting Current Research: Executive Decision Making & Project Portfolio Management.
At the end of the module participants will have a good understanding of concepts and methods for making complex decisions in business and government for identifying objectives and alternatives; for setting priorities and for making group decisions. The candidates should be able to: Structure complex decision problems, Identify alternatives, Identify constraints, Investigate sensitivity of decisions, Communicate recommendations and rationale, Deal with group decisions and conflict.
Systems Thinking in Project Management
(18 October 2022, 1330-1630hrs)
Prof. Sanjay Jain:is an Associate Industry Professor in the Department of Decision Sciences at the School of Business at the George Washington University (GW). At GW, he teaches graduate classes in the MS programs in Project Management and Business Analytics, and in MBA.
At the end of this module, participants will able to link conceptual framework of system thinking to effective project planning and execution. With the vast experience of the faculty, he would be able to give case examples of the successful projects to its interconnectivity with the system's thinking. One of the characteristics of system thinking is to link the 'whole' with 'parts' with constant feedback mechanism for taking corrective measures. System thinking also produces a common denominator for team players to plan and execute projects effectively & efficiently.
Procurement and Contracting
(19 October 2022, 0930-1230hrs)
Peter R. Easley, Esq - The World Bank, Washington DC. Former Deputy Chief Corporate Procurement & Head of Sourcing and Category Management. The World Bank, Washington DC and a well known authority on Procurement and Contracting management. He is widely traveled with rich international experience.
At the end of this module participants will have a good understanding of procurement and contracting and its impact on success of the project. The candidates should be able to: Discuss procurement and contracting processes and principles , Explain and critically evaluate the contract administration issues including contract terms , issue management , cost management, change order management , Understand programs, planning, sourcing and contractual design for diverse acquisition, Understand the concept of negotiation for contracts and modifications.
Advanced Supply Chain Management
(19 October 2022, 1330-1630hrs)
Prof. Shivraj Kanungo: Ph.D.; The George Washington University, 1993 and MS Southern Illinois University, professor of Decision Sciences. Area of Expertise: IT Management; Software engineering; IS evaluation. Modeling approaches in Supply Chain Management; Optimization of Cost and Service.
At the end of this module participants will have a good understanding of designing and implementing an effective supply chain system. The candidates should be able to: Modeling approaches in supply chain management , Optimization of cost and service , Alternatives available to the manager given the economic situation , Competitive conditions, Regulatory environment of the several transportation modes , Model location theory and logistics network and planning and design..