Industrial and commercial processes operate mainly on programme, project and network structures. Operational internationalisation and the speed of development require managers, engineers and technicians to model their processes through projects to manage the life cycles of products and services.
Mid-term projects are the stepping stones for the long-term objectives of international organisations; they also confirm or call to adapt the overall strategy based on in-between results.
International project management defines a business plan and a scope with key objectives, designs the framework, anticipates risks, plans the phases and identifies the tasks, organises the resources, sets up internal and external communication structures and ensures a flexible approach to respond to change. It takes into account national differences in jurisdiction, ways of working, market behaviour, partners’ mentality and customs.
- Scopes, scales and frameworks of international projects
- International stakeholders: matrix teams, sponsors, decision makers, experts, customers, multilingual users
- Time management: constraints, and deadlines across different time zones
- Analysis and development of regional and local players in the international projects
- Communication systems, monitoring and reporting
- Knowledge management across borders (legal systems, practices…)
- Project costing and scheduling understood by all parties
- Risk management and its intercultural aspect
- Country differences in quality management
- People management and conflict mediation in multicultural environments
- Understanding the challenges and the opportunities of internationality in projects
- Establishing common approaches between very diverse stakeholders
- Managing a staggered planning process
- Anticipating risks linked to internationality (different social, political and economic environments)
- Managing processes and staff at a distance
- Communicating internationally – protocols, languages, styles and tones
- Managing the cultural differences of those involved in a project
- Linking local and international projects with matrix interfaces
Rich and flexible training design: theoretical input, discussions, reflection and sharing of experience, role-plays and simulations, practical exercises.
Evaluation of training impact:
- Short-term impact: at the end of the training
- Long-term impact: 3 months after the training
Evaluation of acquired knowledge:
- Self-evaluation with a skills inventory
- Questionnaire at the end of the training
Certificate: EUROBOGEN certificate of participation
- No pre-conditions
- All audiences