Think Strategically and Make Your Ideas a Reality
What you'll learn
- Increase your strategic thinking ability – and make it a habit
- Improve and increase the speed of your decision making
- Discover how to be more agile and fit for today’s fast changing environment
- Learn how to look at projects – personal, professional – through a simple framework
- Increase the likelihood of success of your projects, both personal and professional
- Learn about the massive disruption that is impacting organizations and individuals
- Absolutely no experience is required
- Strong willingness to learn and experiment
- A desire to maximize your potential in work and life
- Eager to move from comfort zone to develop critical leadership skills
From our personal to our professional lives, corporations to governments, individuals to nations, projects are the new reality. Welcome to the Project Revolution!
The emergence of projects as the economic engine of our times is silent but incredibly disruptive and powerful.
Projects are timeless and universal. The construction of the pyramids in Egypt, the development of modern cities, the Marshall Plan, the Apollo space programme, the creation of the European Union – all these achievements were the result of ideas being turned into reality through projects. Project-based work is the engine that generates the major accomplishments of our civilization; it has stimulated society to advance and often go beyond long-established scientific and cultural limits.
Projects change the world. Projects make impossible dreams possible.
The behavioural and social sciences endorse the idea that there are a few ways of working and collaborating that are particularly motivating and inspiring for people working on a project. These are that a project should have ambitious goals, a higher purpose and a clear deadline. You have probably noticed that what people tend to remember most clearly from their entire careers is the projects they work on – often the successful ones, but also the failed ones.
According to recent research, the number of individuals working in project-based roles will increase from 66 million (in 2017) to 88 million (forecast 2027). And the value of economic activity worldwide that is project oriented will grow from $12 trillion (in 2013) to $20 trillion (forecast 2027). Those are millions of projects requiring millions of project managers per year.
My prediction is that by 2025, regardless of the industry or sector, senior leaders and managers will spend at least 60% of their time selecting, prioritizing and driving the execution of projects. We will all become project leaders – despite never having been trained to be so!
Here are some of the areas we will cover in my course:
Understand how the project revolution is dramatically impacting the way organizations sell their products.
Learn how Philips and Nike will change the way the bring their products to market.
Explore a framework that can be used by anyone to succeed in projects and turn ideas into reality.
Learn how strategic thinking is what differentiates great leaders from good leaders.
Overview of some of the most relevant strategy concepts and definitions of project management.
Learn the most frequent challenges you may face when trying to think strategically.
Explore the most agile organizations that are faster to market, implement strategic thinking and good decision making.
Learn how to close a project, how to bring the project to an end and how to ensure that the benefits are captured.
And much more!
Who this course is for:
- Curious individuals in for- and non-profit organizations who want to increase their strategic contribution and grow the success of their projects
- Entrepreneurs looking for a simple approach to better their start-up projects success
- Project Managers, Engineers, Strategic thinkers who desire to be a great leader!
- Finally, this course is also appropriate for people working in any industry who want to progress in their careers
About the instructor:
Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is the world’s champion in project management and co-founder of a global movement – Brightline – that has transformed a tactical topic such as project management into one of the central issues in CEO’s 2030 agenda. He argues that projects are the lingua franca of the business and personal worlds from the C-suite to managing your career or relationships.
Antonio’s research and global impact in modern management been recognized by Thinkers50 with the prestigious award "Ideas into Practice". He has influenced CEOs of leading organizations; preeminent business media such as Harvard Business Review and The Economist; top business schools like Instituto de Empresa and Duke CE; renowned thought leader conclaves, such as Thinkers50 and the Peter Drucker Forum. His vision has impacted thousands of organizations leaders and MBA students.
He is a visiting professor at some of the world leading businesses schools (including Duke CE, Skolkovo, IE, Solvay, Vlerick); and a much in demand keynote speaker at events worldwide. Author of the bestselling “The Focused Organization” (Gower 2012) and contributor to four other business books. His next book, “The Project Revolution” (LID 2019) will be published mid-February 2019.
Antonio is one of the few thought leaders that holds a full time executive position, including Director of the Project Management Office at GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines. Past Chairman of the Project Management Institute, previously worked at BNP Paribas, Fortis Bank, ABN AMBRO and PricewatherhouseCoopers.
Born in Madrid, Spain, and educated in Germany, Mexico, Italy and the United States, Antonio is an Economist with an MBA from London Business School and Insead's International Director Program. He is fluent in five languages.