Lean Project Management
What you'll learn
- Define, design and run projects that deliver lasting business value
- Apply The Principles of Lean thinking to their projects
- Use the Lean Project Management Framework to deliver successful projects
- Project Managers looking to advance their skills or those wanting to step up into Project Management with advanced thinking.
- At least some Project Management experience is needed to get value from this course.
Learn how to run projects that deliver lasting business value NOT a meaningless list of milestones.
Don't be one of the regular crowd, whose projects fail to deliver what was expected, running late and over budget. Instead of the daily grind and stress of trying to keep things on course, imagine running projects that surprise customers by delivering regular value that customers can use, earlier than they expected.
I have devised this approach, from over 25 years experience of delivering complex projects and from in-depth research into project success and failure. It's my personal recipe for success and you will not find it anywhere else, either in courses or in books.
Conventional project management approaches pretend that projects are predictable. They focus on delivering lists of milestones or software releases that don't actually deliver any real, usable business value. In contrast, Lean Project Management recognises that projects are inherently unpredictable and structures your project to deliver regular, usable business value throughout the project, not just at the end.
The approach that I teach in this course is applicable to all types of projects but is particularly useful for IT-based projects. This is because the output of an IT-based project is less tangible and less easy to define than something like a bridge. But equally, IT is more flexible than a bridge and thus lending itself to a lean approach.
The course is delivered as series of bite-sized videos, with accompanying notes and references.
In total there is around over 4 hours of video lectures and 17 straightforward exercises that ask you to apply what you have learned to “your own project". For those without a project they can use, a suggested "case study" is provided.
Ask yourself this question: how do projects get to be a year late?
The answer is: one day at a time.
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Who this course is for:
- This course will benefit any one who has or will be taking a leading role in a project, such as a project manager or business manager
- The course will benefit experienced project managers looking for a new approach to break the cycle of failure
- New project managers will benefit from early exposure to leading edge thinking
- Project sponsors and business managers will learn to understand how best to get what they need from their projects without getting embroiled in technical details.
- Those responsible for IT-based or IT-enabled projects will benefit most
- The course is not aimed at those involved in Civil and Mechanical Engineering projects, unless they have significant IT content
Today's organisations are more like ecosystems than they are like machines. So, whether it's organisational or personal change, your chances of success will be greater if you approach change like a gardener not a mechanic.
I have been helping businesses to deliver strategic change projects and programs for over 20 years. My roles have ranged from being the business leader who drives the change, through to being a trusted advisor to CEO's and COO's, helping them to get value from their projects, programmes and ventures.
I am also a member of the Executive Coaching Panel at Warwick Business School and a member of the School's Mentoring Steering Committee.
I am the author of two books Business Leadership for IT Projects and Gardeners Not Mechanics: How to Cultivate Change at Work.
I have also published a number of articles in Project Manager Today, and the British Computer Society professional members journal ITNow.