Learn Programme Management: Six Practical Lessons
What you'll learn
- Build trust through improved delivery with stakeholders, customers and teams
- Learn basics and advanced features of Microsoft Powerpoint to present your programme updates
- Cut through the noise of busy environments with useful project communications
- How to create momentum, energy and focus on critical project milestones
- Work with portfolio managers to successfully deliver your project in busy organisations
- Create a culture of discipline and focus that saves time in Design, Build and Test phases
- Create and nurture a top talent team and get them over the finish line
- Restore failing projects by getting rid of cumbersome practices
- Understand the importance of leadership, culture and relationships
- Interest or involvement in projects and programmes
- No prerequisites
"The practical 'tricks of the trade' Peter shares here will certainly result in me being able to up my game as program manager." - Kobus A.
"Good course and have picked up a few points to implement in my projects. Thanks Peter" - Malungelo
"Great course" - Emmah, "Good course for leadership skills" - Abdurrahman
"I like the approach, it is based on actual experience which answers the "how" that is usually left out of the course material" - Vernicia
This course will transform your role on any project and ensure that you excel in creating alignment, focus and delivery. Whether you are helping to lead projects, programmes or teams, these lessons will help you improve your performance and ensure your project stands out. The course is based on lessons that have been learned in 20 years of leading projects, which have become consistently tried and trusted.
Understand the importance of how to approach projects. Test your knowledge with quizzes and make real progress by completing assignments for each of the 6 secrets.
Go fast, go alone, Go far, go together
Invest in relationships and be vulnerably competent
Build your team 1 by 1 through mentoring and coaching
Pace yourself, your team and get over the finish line
Cut through the noise and expect the unexpected
Know the symptoms of cumbersome projects early
Perfection is the enemy of great, so know when to start counting down
Create a sense of urgency and momentum
Understand complex project landscapes
Develop mutual trust and collaboration
Make better design decisions and save time
This course will expand on these topics to give you the insights that you need to be a successful programme manager today. The course also includes a handy worksheet that you can use to tick off the tips and tricks you learn in each lesson so that you can better apply them and understand which ones work best for you.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone helping to lead teams, projects or programmes
- Any type of projects and roles on projects
In my courses you learn practical skills: "I feel like I am in a real classroom." - Kira Minehart
"What an amazing course! After finishing this course, I have confidence. Thank so much Dr Peter Alkema". Or Tulongeni Shilunga: "This is exactly the jump-start I needed. Very clear and concise"
I also help lead digital transformation at FirstRand, the biggest financial services group in Africa. I've been featured on CNBC Africa and won the Gartner CIO Of The Year in 2016. I founded and led the largest banking hackathon in South Africa which was published in 2019 as a case study by Harvard Business School.
I've taught over 17,000 students about business, academics and self-development. In 2020 I completed my PhD at Wits University In Johannesburg. The study introduced a ground-breaking theory of Agile software development teams. My woodworking book was published in 2014 and has sold over 10,000 copies.
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