Project management is added value to every profession, every production process and every service delivery. It is a basic competence for all levels of an institution or company. Managing processes and people in projects brings hierarchies and lateral departments to work together analytically and systemically through all phases – from concept to evaluation of results.

Every process meets with planned and unplanned events and the need to change according to circumstances. Projects must be able to adapt to new circumstances while still consistently asserting their goals.

Strategic, programmatic plans are realised through localised as well as interconnected projects. In matrix structures, projects need the leadership skills of transversal management.

Through open teamwork and networks, the efficiency and effectiveness of each aspect becomes visible. In this way, an understanding of the systemic interrelationships of complex tasks is gained.

This seminar is an introduction to Project Management, including the software tools that are best suited for running simple projects.

  • Project typology
  • Project rationale (what is the need?)
  • Functional postures of project lead: planning, coordinating, influencing and negotiating
  • Project system (what are the expected results, returns and impacts – for whom?)
  • Toolbox: techniques for dealing with task-related and people-related difficulties: prevention and redress
  • Simulations with participants’ projects
  • Collective intelligence and participatory methods for projects with transversal or external stakeholders
  • Individual and project performance
  • Individual and organisational development through projects.
  • Managing a project, whether local, national or international, from start to finish
  • Understanding the life cycle and controlling the process
  • Defining scope, objectives, phases, schedules, resources, tasks and priorities
  • Using effective methods to address issues
  • Selecting the most appropriate collaborative tools
  • Controlling resources and risks
  • Leading the team well and managing social aspects

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 attendance

  • No pre-conditions
  • All audiences