Triple Impact Project Management
The world is in a state of change – NGOs and enterprises are facing totally new challenges (VUCA):
- How can sustainability be established as core value in our society?
- How can sustainable economy work?
- How can initiatives like Economy for the Common Good gain significance in a traditional capitalist system?
- How can SMEs create their own CSR -strategies, which lead their way to sustainability and und are not only Greenwashing-initiatives?
- How can projects of NGOs create significant footprints in our society?
- The value system of generations Y+Z require totally new approaches in
enterprises related to organisation, stakeholders, cooperation etc.
- Market/customer-strategies will be adapted or modified, organizational structures will be more dynamic, planning cycles will be reduced, multiple solution scenarios will be developed and innovative new concepts will be developed
- „Real“ sustainability requires a transformation-process in enterprises and the whole society
- Cooperative and self-organized – „A group of people will organise themselves to find possible solutions for a sustainable future.“
Most of theses challenges and complex tasks in NGOs and in SMEs will be in approached and handled in the Form of Project (traditional or agil). Therefor it requires professional Project management competences, to successfully complete all these ambitious goals.
Project management combines team-work, solution-orientation, communication skills, pro-activity and transparency, to bring sustainable projects to the next level
Course description and goals
- The international project management approach of the IPMA forms the theoretical framework of the event, whereby other standards PMI, PRINCE2, SCRUM are also briefly discussed.
- The aim of the event is to convey a basic understanding of project management. With many exercises, the participants learn the basics that are needed for planning and implementing the projects (ideally based on their own practical examples)
- In parallel to the methodological knowledge, links to the social skills are established, which represent an essential success factor in the projects
- The participants know the difference between the content processing process and the project management process.
- You will learn the theoretical background of project management (IPMA) in order to plan and carry out future projects efficiently and in a target-oriented manner
- You are able to plan the service content in the project, to delimit the goals and thus to create the prerequisites for building commitment in the project team.
- External environments have a decisive influence on the success of the project. The participants learn to identify and process these and to proactively shape the relationships in the communication strategy but also from a risk perspective.
- The participants are made aware of the relevant social skills that are necessary to successfully work on projects and change.
- We will discuss “hybrid project management” approaches in order to find out which agile methods are also useful in “classic” project management.
Course structure and teaching methods
- The topics of the course are presented in short impulse lectures of the theory and then worked on in group work, whereby what is heard is anchored on the basis of specific practical projects.
- Then the group results are discussed and deepened in the plenary (feedback)
- Role plays (for a change of perspective etc.) may also be used
- The course is structured in 10 modules of 2 hours each
- There can be small “homework activities” between the module
Module 1: Entry into the course (participants)
Project management - introduction:
What is a project What is project management? Which standards?
Explanation of agile vs. classic?
Module 2: Project start:
How does a project start? From the project idea to the project!
Definition of goals and framework conditions (context)
Module 3: Project organization:
Who do I need in the project? Which roles and competencies?
How do teams work successfully?
Module 4: Project planning:
Performance planning: What results and how do I get there?
Module 5: Project planning:
Deadlines and responsibilities
How can delegation work? Alternative models: KANBAN
Module 6: project planning
Resources and project costs
Module 7: Agile project planning methods (SCRUM, KANBAN) and
Module 8: Communication:
How can I make my communication stakeholder-specific?
How can I organize and control meetings efficiently?
Module 9: Project Controlling:
How do I manage a project and how do I deal with changes?
Module 10: The conclusion
What does it take to finish a project well?
Presentation of the participants' projects
- Duration 10 weeks
Who is the course for?
- NGOs and SMEs that deal with sustainability projects (SDGs, CSR, common good ...)
- Project management beginners
- People with initial project management experience who want to deepen their methodological knowledge
- (Future) project managers, project team members, project assistant
Study Materials will be provided
- Progress Evaluation
• The course is structured in 10 modules of 2 hours each
• There can be small “homework activities” between the modules
- Individual Price "In-Company": 1000€ + 250€ (additional employees)
- Group price 390€
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