IIP: Initiating International Projects
Graduates of this online class are able to initiate
international projects effectively, tailor project team
expectations and preferences,
master the virtual team challenges of distance, culture,
and languages, and adjust managerial and
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
International Projects (EIP) online class.
Key Learning Areas
PMBOK® Knowledge Areas
Project Management Professionals®
receive 12 PDU credits for this class
June 20 - July 1, 2016, online, $595 (contact us now)
(the class requires about 1-1.5 hours per day; 12 hours total)
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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
1. Culture and Project Management
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.
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
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
Online Class fee: $595 for the class (about 12 hours)
( Company and UTD Student discounts available )
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