Duration: 4-week online course | 2 hours per week
As of today, about 20% of the world’s economic activity is done via projects. The expected rise in project-based work over the next decade is expected to be 68%. Most projects today are characterized as medium to high complexity. 44% of strategic projects failed to be implemented, because people cannot manage complexity and change in operating environment.
A complex project is characterized by uncertainty in defining objectives, the changing environment within which it takes place, and its holistic and interdisciplinary nature. These characteristics of complex projects imply that classical ways of analysing projects are becoming less appropriate.
This comprehensive course has been designed to blend theoretical, conceptual exposure with hands-on engagement and building of complex projects models. Using these models will enable project managers to have a holistic way of analysing complex project behaviours and managing their performances. The primary aim of complex project modelling is to be able to shift our thinking from that of seeing just parts to seeing whole systems and to be able to communicate this insight.
In this course participants will learn system modelling approach; language of systems modelling and learn how to graphically represent systems. These diagrams and vocabulary will enable delegates to reason about a wide variety of phenomena while being able to effectively communicate this to others. Delegates will have a chance to use state of the art software for computer simulation.
Who Should Attend
- Project Managers who are seeking effective techniques to model how complex projects behave
- Members of the Project Management and Business Analysis communities who are looking to expand their knowledge on characteristics of complex projects
- Anyone who is involved in advising and informing Senior Management about project strategies such as independent auditors, advisor to the project manager, member of the project management office, consultants to the project team, etc.
Benefits of Attending
- Understand the complex context in which we typically work
- Understand why standard project management mindsets and toolsets are ineffective in navigating complex contexts
- Learn methods used for complex projects modelling techniques
- Build a complex project model using System Dynamics to gain a comprehensive analysis of how soft characteristics influence project behaviours
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Informa Middle East is an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI). As an ATP, Informa Connect is approved by PMI to offer the PMP exam preparation course and issue Professional Development Units (PDU) for training courses in the field of project management.
The ATP programme has been designed to enhance the ongoing professional development of PMI’s members, those credentialed through PMI and others in the project management profession.
The PMI® Authorized Training Partner seal is a mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Dr. George Sifri
Dr. George Sifri is a senior consultant with Strategy Execution. He has more than 30 years of experience in managing projects and has worked with companies such as Motorola, HP, DOW JONES, BP, ABB Group, Orange, PKN Orlen, Lukoil, Novatek, Evraz, and Novartis. He worked on consultation projects such as PMO planning and implementation, procurement strategy development, schedule and cost risk reviews, risk management workshops, and project management procedures development, and reviews.
Dr. Sifri has been working extensively with BP “Projects & Engineering College” since 2002 where he delivered courses in UK, Singapore, China, Egypt, and USA. He has also been working with LUKOIL and Moscow School of Management “SKOLKOVO” since July 2013 where he designed, developed and delivered “LUKOIL Project Management Process” Course. As of today, he completed more than fourteen deliveries in Russia, Uzbekistan, and United Arab Emirates. Moreover, Dr. Sifri has designed/developed a fully integrated project management and business analysis curriculum for Management Training and Development Centre in Warsaw, Poland.
Previously, Dr. Sifri was the Head of Software Development at Consolidated Contractors International, one of the top 16 firms in the construction industry worldwide, for more than 10 years. Prior to joining Consolidated Contractors International, Dr. Sifri was the EDP manager for Save the Children Federation; a US based non-government organiation that works closely with UNICEF, for more than six years. Dr. Sifri was the Head of Product Development at Computers and Communication Technology (CCT) for the period 1999 - 2001.
Dr. Sifri has given numerous lectures and training courses on strategic information systems, managing software development, relational databases, electronic document management systems, software risk assessment, information systems auditing, workflow systems, project control systems, document control systems, managing mega industrial projects, and knowledge management to practicing professionals around the world. He is also the author of tens of articles on project management.
Professional & Academic Qualifications
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