Future Trends in Project Management

A 6 Part Online Series with Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

“The world of project management is changing. By attending this series, you have a chance to have a window into the future. The choice is simple: Do you and your company want to be a leader in the field of project management or a follower?”

- Dr. Harold Kerzner

Over SIX LIVE ONLINE sessions, you will learn about critical changes in the project management industry for which organizations need to plan; the impact of benefits realization and value management; and how to apply concepts, tools, and techniques from the field of Innovation to improve your project management performance. Each session will include live interaction with Dr. Harold Kerzner during a 15 minute Live Q&A.

Course Overview

  • Session 1: PM 2.0-3.0: The Future of Project Management (Part 1).
    Project management is changing and those companies that wish to be ahead of the learning curve should plan for the following changes:
    • Discovering why we struggle with traditional PM 1.0;
    • Growing executive appreciation for project management;
    • Defining the changing times: the growth of PM 2.0 and PM 3.0;
    • Overcoming critical issues with implementation;
    • Identifying the driving forces for more metrics.
  • Session 2: PM 2.0-3.0: The Future of Project Management (Part 2).
    • Understanding the different types of metrics;
    • Measuring tangible and intangible metrics;
    • Converting from project management methodologies to frameworks;
    • Replacing written reports with dashboards;
    • Avoiding dashboard misleading indicators.
  • Session 3: Benefits Realization Management. The future of project management will focus more so on the benefits and accompanying value that comes from projects rather than merely just outcomes and deliverables.
    • Identifying reasons for the historical failure of benefits realization;
    • Understanding benefits realization management;
    • Exploring the differences between benefits and value;
    • Harvesting project benefits;
    • Using the investment life cycle;
    • Working with the major players in benefits realization management.
  • Session 4: Innovation Project Management (Part 1). Companies need innovation for growth. Unfortunately, managing innovation projects is significantly more difficult than managing traditional projects.
    • Introducing Innovation;
    • Using co-creation to innovate;
    • Introducing Innovation project management;
    • Identifying complexities with Innovation in the public sector.
  • Session 5: Innovation Project Management (Part 2).
    • Linking Innovation to business strategy;
    • Exploring tools for linking Innovation to business strategy;
    • Finding sources of ideas for innovation;
    • Classifying Innovation projects.
  • Session 6: Innovation Project Management (Part 3).
    • Using Innovation techniques for project selection;
    • Distinguishing tangible versus intangible Innovation metrics;
    • Developing an Innovation culture;
    • Transforming human resources management for Innovation.

• 6 one hour live sessions / 6 PDUs
• 15 minute LIVE Q&A with Dr. Kerzner
• $249 - includes Presentation Slides
• Series Limit - 100 Participants
• Morning Session 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST
• Evening Session 9:00 PM - 10 PM EST

Session Schedule

  • April 4:

    PM 2.0-3.0: The Future of Project Management (Part 1)
  • April 11:

    PM 2.0-3.0: The Future of Project Management (Part 2)
  • April 18:

    Benefits Realization Management (Part 1)
  • April 25:

    Innovation Project Management (Part 1)
  • May 2:

    Innovation Project Management (Part 2)
  • May 9:

    Innovation Project Management (Part 3)

About Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

Harold Kerzner (M.S., Ph.D., Engineering, and M.B.A) is Senior Executive Director for Project Management for the International Institute for Learning. Dr. Kerzner is a globally recognized expert is in the areas of project management and strategic planning, and the author of many best-selling textbooks including Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling and Controlling, and Project Management 2.0: Leveraging Tools, Distributed Collaboration, and Metrics for Project Success. He has previously taught project management and business administration at Baldwin-Wallace University, engineering at the University of Illinois and business administration at Utah State University.

He obtained his industrial experience at Thiokol Corporation where he held both program management and project engineering responsibilities on a variety of NASA, Air Force, Army, Navy and internal R&D programs.



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