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Aligning Project Management with Organizational Strategy

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Delivery Method PDU Total Technical PMP/PgMp Leadership Strategy PMI RMP PMI SP PMI ACP PfMP PMI PBA
Instructor-Led Training 22.5 6.5 0 16 0 0 0 6.5 0
Delivery Method Instructor-Led Training
PDU Total 22.5
Technical PMP/PgMp 6.5
Leadership 0
Strategy 16
PfMP 6.5
  • CEUs: 2.2

Today’s business climate is characterized by unprecedented changes in technology and globalization, as well as by complex business relationships and the unrelenting drive for competitive success. In this highly stressful environment, it is essential for project managers to think and act strategically. How does an organization formulate a strategy to achieve competitive success? How do projects contribute to the implementation of the organization’s strategy? How should a project manager develop a project strategy that supports organizational strategic and business goals?

Aligning Project Management with Organizational Strategy gives you an in-depth analysis of the process leading from business strategy formation to portfolio development to the project and project manager’s role. Learn how to link your project to the business strategy, apply and maintain alignment of the project strategy, and manage the expectations and interests of those who have a stake in the project outcome. Thought-provoking discussions and stimulating exercises highlight this dynamic, timely course.

You'll learn how to use a project ranking tool that can be used within your organization to prioritize strategic projects. This tool can help you, the project manager, ask the questions to understand how your project fits into your organization’s strategic initiatives.

  • Support top-level strategy formulation
  • Link organizational strategy from business strategy to portfolio development to project implementation
  • Ensure project credibility by aligning your project with your organization’s goals, objectives and strategies
  • Create and implement an appropriate strategy for your project
  • Communicate your strategy to the project team, the customer, and other project stakeholders
  • Manage stakeholder expectations to maintain portfolio/project alignment

This course utilizes digital materials.

  • Organizational Strategy: Approaches and Techniques

    Strategy as a key to organizational success

    Elements of a successful strategy

    The relationship between strategy and achievability

    Strategy assessments

    Classic approaches and techniques for level-setting strategic thinking

    Toward setting up a culture of strategic thinking

  • Organizational Strategy in Context

    Strategy defined

    Strategy as a way to achieve organizational success

    Paradigm shifts and their impact—how change influences strategy

    Forces for business change

    The impact of organizational constraints on strategy

  • Portfolio Management Strategic Context

    Defining a portfolio

    Identifying projects included in a portfolio

    The impact of portfolio management on strategy

    Challenges and benefits of portfolio management

    Influential roles in portfolio management

  • Portfolio Set-Up and Maintenance

    Setting up a successful project portfolio

    Organizational influences of portfolios

    Generating potential portfolio projects

    Steps in selecting portfolio projects

    Integrating new projects into an existing portfolio

    Project performance and project gateway reviews

    The project filtering process

  • Strategic Project Management

    Strategic vs. classic project management

    Aligning projects with strategy

    The role of the project team

    The importance of managing change that affects strategic projects

    Anticipating and managing stakeholder expectations and resistance