Business and Strategy for Project Managers

What makes project managers indispensable is not simply because they finish the project on-time and on-budget and with quality, but more so because they add value to the organization by ensuring the projects meet the business and strategy goals of the organization. This course enables the participant to align business goals to project management plans and looks at ways to monitor project performance and acceptance. Learn basic strategic management tools used by leading organizations and incorporate them in your current projects.

For PMI-certified professionals, earn 8 PDU’s on the BUSINESS and STRATEGY track of the PMI Talent Triangle. Meet your PDU requirements with us!

At the end of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of projects in organizations
  • Apply common strategic tools and techniques to understand the business / organization
  • Describe how business goals are incorporated and planned into the project
  • Describe how business goals are measured throughout the project
  • Describe how the agile framework can be used to implement strategy

 Course Outline

  • The purpose of projects
    • Why are projects initiated
    • Projects vs. Operations
    • Achieving strategic goals through projects
  • Common strategic tools used
    • PESTLE Analysis
    • Porter’s Five Forces Framework
    • SWOT Analysis
    • Value Proposition Canvas
    • Business Model Canvas
  • Planning in Business Goals into the project
    • Business Case
    • Benefits Management Plan
    • Project Success Measures
    • The Project Charter
    • The Project Management Plan
  • Measuring and Reporting Business Goals
    • Project Status Reporting
    • Managing Stakeholder Engagement
  • Applying Strategy using the Agile Framework
    • What is Agile
    • What are Agile Projects
    • How Agile is used to achieve strategic goals

Who should attend

  • Project Managers
  • Project Leaders and Team Leaders
  • Project Directors and Executives
  • PMI certified (PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-ACP, etc.) professionals who would want to earn their PDU’s in the business and strategy track
  • Anyone who would want to learn more about how to align projects to the business goals of the company / organization

Course Fee is inclusive of AM/PM snacks, lunch, access to the xworks learning management system, digital course materials, and course certificates.

PMI, PMP, and PMBOK Guide are registered marks of the Project Management Institute