Project Management Institute

Managing Multiple Projects with Carl Pritchard


Topics: Business Analysis | Projects

Managing a project is a challenge unto itself. But what happens when you’re called upon to manage 3, 4 or even a dozen projects? The dynamics change, and your management approach should as well.

Managing Multiple Projects provides you with the insight on how to manage your own portfolio of projects, whether they’re all components of the same program or represent a disparate set of prospects from different quarters within your organization. This seminar affords you a hands-on opportunity to work through the mechanical and strategic issues associated with dealing with a host of projects that all seem to clamor for your time and attention.

Many of us tend to respond most quickly (and effectively) to the “squeaky wheels” within the organization and as a result, more important projects may suffer. Learn specific ways to wield more authority in terms of setting priorities. Participants will explore ways to leverage those priorities to have more intelligent conversations with management and to build a better understanding of why we work on what we work on.

From a mechanical perspective, the session also provides the opportunity to develop more consistent structures for project planning, including the three most common foibles managers make when they construct work breakdown structures. In the process of fixing the WBS, you’ll also learn how to leverage opportunities across projects and to conduct more effective cross-project analyses.

What You Will Learn

Your seminar experience will cover:

  • The distinctions between multiple projects in programs and multiple projects serving different owners
  • The process for identifying stakeholder objectives as well as project objectives
  • The means to leverage objectives from one project into the next to create a true environment where it’s possible to work “smarter, not harder”
  • The mechanics of building smarter WBS that can be leveraged from one project to the next and that will allow for cross-project analyses
  • The keys to setting priorities and communicating them within the organization
  • Ongoing 24-hour e-mail support after the workshop to ensure you have the coaching necessary to make the learning real within your projects

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Leadership and Strategic PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Technical PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials.
Technical Leadership Strategic Total
CAPM / PMP / PgMP 8 2 4 14.00
PMI-ACP / Agile* 0 2 4 6.00
PMI-SP 3 2 4 9.00
PMI-RMP 3 2 4 9.00
PfMP 0 2 4 6.00
PMI-PBA 2 2 4 8.00
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Seminar Instructor(s)


Carl Pritchard PMI-RMP, PMP

Carl Pritchard, PMI-RMP, PMP, is a 20+ year veteran of PMI SeminarsWorld, and serves as the "fun guy" of project management. Recipient of the 2019 PMI Global "Best of the Best" Eric Jenett award, Carl brings his unique sense of energy and humor to the classroom, focusing on practical case histories from clients around the globe. He's the author of seven project management textbooks, a past author of the risk chapter in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Fourth Edition, and a contributor to over a half-dozen project management compendia. He coaches clients on risk management, managing multiple projects, communications, and strategic perspectives.  He's an expert on the latest editions of PMI's PMP and PMI-RMP certifications. His clients span the financial services, utility, manufacturing, health services, government, research, and environmental sectors. 

Course Information

2 Days
9 - 10 November 2020


Member Price
(US$1456.00 before 28 September)
Non-Member Price
(US$1612.00 before 28 September)
Government Pricing

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