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Organizations and their markets are increasingly complex and changing. And so projects, which bring together ad hoc teams of people with the right skills focusing on the right things until they reach their goal, have become a new form of “business as usual”. They are also a way to break silos, transfer best practice across an organization and reinforce a sense of belonging and common culture. There is therefore a clear need to develop project management expertise.
More than other training programs, ICM’s Project Management Skills Development program ties in closely with the project work being done in the company. Often we work with an entire project team.
The programs cover the phases of a project: Identify, formulate and validate the project (projects that go wrong tend to do so right from the start so we spend time on getting the initial phase right); Launch it; Manage and monitor; Evaluate; Learn (project are a source of innovation and learning if these can be captured and shared) and hand-over (a project is not a permanent organizational fixture!)
At other times an organization asks us to run a special session for project leaders and sponsors, at which point we also focus on roles, leadership of project teams and managing interfaces and external stakeholders.