Duration: 4-week online course | 2 hours per week
All R&D managers face a common problem: They have more potential projects to be carried out than they have resources (physical and nonphysical) to carry them out. Choosing the right projects can mean the difference between remaining competitive and falling behind. Interest in R&D project selection methods has become literally a matter of survival for companies and governments.
This course is intended to summarize the current best practices about methods used for R&D project selection. The methods discussed are presented in forms that are directly usable in practice. The data requirements and the special features of each method are also discussed, which cater for the needs of any member of the portfolio management community such as portfolio managers. In addition, this course enables project originators, project managers, business analysists, and sponsors to tailor their proposals, and projects to enhance the likelihood of support, by helping them focus on the truer needs of those who provide the support.
Who Should Attend
- Portfolio Managers who are required to allocate limited resources across an available set of projects
- Members of the Portfolio Review Board who dictates the framework, rules, and procedures for making portfolio decisions
- Sponsors who champion the funding and approval of portfolio components
- Program Managers who must help ensure that they have the right components in their programs
- Project Managers who must understand the basis for their project's selection
- Anyone from the Project Management or Business Analysis communities who is interested in gaining and applying a wide range of techniques to R&D project selection problem
Benefits of Attending
- Learn methods used for R&D project selection
- Understand the strengths and weaknesses of methods used for R&D project selection
- Consider factors such as technical, marketing, political, and stage of innovation when developing an evaluation criterion for R&D project selection
- Understand the various data types about the evaluation criteria for R&D project selection
- Apply methods used for obtaining objective data or scaling subjective data about the evaluation criteria for R&D project selection
- Apply R&D project selection methods to case studies
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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