IIP:   Initiating International Projects

Graduates of this online class are able to initiate
international projects effectively, tailor project team
communication to expectations and preferences,
master the virtual team challenges of distance, culture,
and languages, and adjust managerial and leadership
practices to a specific international project environment.
The class leverages participant and instructor experiences, and includes an extensive international project case study.

        Note:   Having completed this class is a prerequisite for taking the
                   Executing International Projects  (EIP)  online class.

    Key Learning Areas
    Topics Covered
    PMBOK® Knowledge Areas
    Target Audience

Project Management Professionals®
receive 12 PDU credits for this class

Next Dates:
     June 20 - July 1, 2016,  online,  $595   (contact us now)
                 (the class requires about 1-1.5 hours per day; 12 hours total)

       Please leave your contact information if you would like to
       stay informed about upcoming workshops and online classes

Key Learning Areas:

  • Recognizing key cultural differences that matter in an international project environment

  • Communicating effectively across cultures in ways that build trust, develop a shared understanding and enable the exchange of accurate information and feedback

  • Adapting leadership styles to the needs and expectations of team members from multiple cultures

  • Leveraging specific cultural characteristics in order to speed up international projects and achieve high rates of success

  • Planning, initiating and kicking-off international projects in ways that mitigate the risks inherent in working across differences in distance, language, and culture

Topics Covered

1.  Culture and Project Management

  • Cultural differences impacting international project success

  • The expanded role of relationships in international business and multicultural projects

2.  The Successful International Project Manager

  • The Assumption Pitfall

  • Influencing stakeholder decisions

  • Qualities of outstanding International Project Managers

  • Adjusting leadership style to cultural context

  • Strategies, best practices and effective tools for virtual team managers

3.  Initiating International Projects

  • Objectives of Project Initiation

  • Special requirements of the international project environment

  • Effects of distance, language, and culture on charter and scope definitions

4.  Planning International Projects

  • Managing bosses and other stakeholders

  • Critical differences in domestic and international project planning requirements: WBS; activity definition & sequencing; resource estimating

  • HR planning: roles and responsibilities; cross-cultural factors in team motivation and rewards

  • Communications planning: best practices; face-to-face versus virtual; responsibility matrix; escalation paths; effective tools

  • Risk management planning: identification; analysis; response planning

  • Planning and delivering the international project kick-off meeting

Structure (see also above illustration):

Steps 1, 2, 5, 8:  Individual Activities
            Self-paced learning.  Examples are self-contained
            multimedia lectures or reading assignments.

Steps 3, 6, 7, 9:  Team Activities
            Working in teams of about 4-6 students.  Some of these
            activities are supported by participating instructors.

Steps 4, 10:  Class Activities
            Live Virtual Meetings with all students and the class

            Each step requires about 1 to 1.5 hours.

All instructional materials are made available through password-protected access to the University of Texas at Dallas' class website.  Students download multimedia lectures to their computers and work on them at their own pace.  Live Virtual Meetings are conducted through Adobe Connect Pro, an industry-standard virtual meeting solution.
Student teams are about 4-6 participants strong; each team has an appointed team coordinator, who orchestrates the team schedules and works with the instructors on tasks and issues.

PMBOK® Knowledge Areas covered:

  • Project Integration Management

  • Project Scope Management

  • Project Time Management

  • Project Cost Management

  • Project Risk Management

  • Project Human Resource Management

  • Project Communications Management

  • Project Stakeholder Management

Target Audience:

  • Project managers working with international project teams

  • Project managers working with foreign collaborative development or outsourcing partners

  • Team members assigned to international projects

Contact us NOW to register for the upcoming class.

Please leave your contact information if you would like to stay informed
about upcoming workshops and online classes
To inquire about in-house offerings, please call the UTD project management office at  +1-972-883-5802  or e-mail us at  info@managingprojectsacrossborders.com

    Online Class fee:  $595 for the class (about 12 hours)
    ( Company and UTD Student discounts available )

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