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International Project Management Course Agenda

2 - 3 days training session

Module 1: International Project Management

  • What is meant by International Project Management?

  • Why is there a need for International Project Management?

  • What makes International Projects different?

Module 2: Understanding Culture

  • Understanding Culture / World Views

  • Cultural RISK Analysis

  • Cultural Self Awareness

  • Geert Hofstede’s Cultural  Dimensions

  • Power Distance, Uncertainty Avoidance, Individual & Collectivism

  • Beliefs About Management

Module 3: Project Management Fundamentals

  • Project Management Framework

  • Based on PMI Project Management  Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)

  • PMBOK Process Groups & Knowledge Areas

  • Project Management Process Groups

  • Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring & Controlling, Closure

  • Project Management Knowledge Areas

  • Procurement, HR, Cost, Quality, Time, Risk, Scope, Communications, Stake Holder and Integration  Management


Module 4: Global Project Impact

  • Key challenges when working in multi-cultural virtual environments

  • The Impact of Culture on Project Management Knowledge Areas

Module 5: Maximizing Global Project Performance

  • Application of key cultural concepts to manage and improve project performance for each project management process group

  • Hofstedes Cultural Demensions, High & Low Context, The Lewis Model


5a. Project Initiation

  • ​Project Context, Organisation and Lifecycles

  • Waterfall vs. Agile, SCRUM Project Strategies

  • Project Leadership & Decision Making

  • Multicultural Situational Leadership

  • Intercultural Leadership Adaption Mode

5b. Project Planning, Risk and Change Management

  • The effect of Uncertainty Avoidance

5c. Project Sourcing and Intercultural Negotiation

  • Be prepared for intercultural negotiations with the Lewis Model

  • The risks of global sourcing and how to mitigate them

5d. Optimising performance of international teams

  • Building Trust / Virtual Trust

  • Tuckers Theory of Team Performance

  • 6 C’s of Virtual Collaboration

5e. Intercultural project communications

  • Communication Models

  • High & Low Context

  • Communication Styles and Technologies

5f. Seven Project Keys Strategy  & Summary

  • How to reconcile and synergize cultural differences  to deliver & maximize international project success

  • Project Cultural Risk & Opportunity Management

  • 7 Project Keys

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