Project Management Leadership Laboratory: Think, Act, Reflect with Lawrence Suda and Mike Katagiri
What You Will Learn
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate the capability to manage multiple interrelated tasks, resources and project issues.
- Prepare defensible plans, plan for changes, and use adaptive leadership techniques to sustain project integrity during execution.
- Analyze and effectively apply the use of resources to ensure benefits delivery.
An effective project leader must be able to think systematically and act in multiple time frames. This intensive training goes beyond traditional project tools and techniques to develop leadership skills and behaviors that ordinarily take months—or even years—to acquire. A NASA-developed simulation exercise takes you through the experience of planning and executing a complex IT project and provides exposure to all the major issues faced by project managers in their daily work. The simulation places you in another time and space where you become the agent of your own learning.
This training is a real learning laboratory—you learn from the highly experienced instructors, the simulation, and, above all, from your teammates and other learners. You are guided through a structured approach to planning and executing a complex project, providing exposure to all the major issues faced by project managers in their daily work. You must balance cost, schedule, and quality issues while interfacing with stakeholders and managing crisis events. The focus is on integrating critical management tasks such as planning, and on implementing behaviors for building working relationships and teams with key leadership.
You will confront and must resolve an array of problems associated with tasks, vendors, contractors, quality requirements, schedule commitments, customer interactions, and a staff of varying personalities, skills, and experience, as well as other typical project elements—just like real life. A combination of rapid team-learning techniques is used, including lectures, a computer simulation, video, process consultation, assessment instruments, group discussions, and action/reflection exercises.
You will be asked to complete a self-assessment which will be free to participants.
By enrolling in this training, attendees agree to share their email address for the purpose of instructors emailing prework instructions to access their web simulation and a shared Google Drive folder.
- Welcome and Course Overview
- Personal Values Exercise
- Meet Teammates, Develop an Individual and Team
- Team Development Model
- Project Management Overview
- Simulation Case Study
- Research Studies on Unsuccessful Projects
- Relate to Simulation Case Study and NASA
- Get Acquainted With Simulation Project
- Project Scheduling
- Film: “Team Leadership”
- Comments, Suggestions, and Questions From Day 1
- Team Exercise: Share Assessment Feedback
- Part 2 of Film
- Bar Charting
- Workload/Resource Leveling
- Resource Planning
- Risk Management
- Finalize the Project Management Plan
- Journal Entries
- Comments, Suggestions, and Questions From Day 2
- Part 3 of Film
- Social and Communications Style
- Present Plan
- Simulation Decisions
- Run Week 1
- Review Project Reports
- Run Weeks 2–8
- Personal Journal
- Comments, Suggestions, and Questions From Day 3
- Part 4 of Film
- Performance Management
- Knowledge Sharing Session
- Run Simulation Weeks 9–12
- Complete Simulation
- Project Closeout
- Final Status Reports and Learnings
- Team Closeout
PDU Allocation Table
|Ways of Working||Power Skills||Business Acumen||Total|
|CAPM® / PMP® / PgMP®||14||14||0||28.00|
|PMI-ACP® / Agile*||0||14||0||14.00|