Program Duration: 3 Days
Having the right project management skills, strategy, and project teams can make a huge difference in the success or failure of a project. Organizations and professionals have realized the importance of project management skills and the strategy to plan and execute the projects. Therefore, organizations around the world have started to invest in the training and development of project teams and managers.

Research studies have shown that project success is highly dependent on project strategy, clarity of scope, planning, project manager’s leadership skills, project teams, and project management tools and techniques that are deployed on projects.

This three-day hands-on course will enable project managers, teams, and professionals to learn how to create a robust project strategy map, plan, scope document, and monitoring systems for successful execution and delivery of projects. Throughout the course, participants will utilize hands-on exercises, group discussions, and computer-based simulation to create a project strategy, plan, design, scope document, monitoring and evaluation mechanism, and risk assessment documents to execute projects successfully.
Key Topics
  • What is strategy in the context of project management?
  • Foundation and principles of successful project management and strategy
  • What are the major causes of project failure and how to avoid them?
  • Relationship between project strategy, plan, scope, and success
  • How to create and manage a Project / Program Management Office (PMO)?
  • How can entrepreneurs use project management and strategy in their new ventures and projects?
  • Critical success factors in project management
  • The project vision, leadership, strategy, and high-performance teams
  • Relationship between project management and emotional intelligence (EQ)
  • Creating high-performance project teams through emotional intelligence
  • Relationship between EQ, IQ, and project success
  • Balanced scorecard and project strategy map
  • What is a project strategy map, and how to create it?
  • Project risk assessment and contingency planning
  • Project teams and conflict resolution techniques using emotional intelligence
  • Role of communication, negotiation, persuasion, influence, and networking in project management
  • Marketing projects internally and externally
  • Project negotiation, procurement, and execution
  • Negotiating contracts, price, resources, and other key elements of a project
  • Can emotional intelligence be used for successful delivery of projects?
  • Managing projects in a diverse, multicultural, and global environment
  • Project monitoring and evaluation through Earned Value Approach (EVA)
Key Benefits and Expected Outcomes
After attending this program, participants will be able to:
  • Learn how to create a robust project strategy, plan, scope, and design
  • Understand the key concepts of strategic project management
  • Learn about the critical success factors to design, plan, manage, and deliver a project successfully
  • Create a project vision and strategy that is in sync with the project scope, plan, and design
  • Learn how to perform a project risk assessment and contingency planning
  • Understand how to create high-performance teams that can execute projects successfully
  • Learn how to perform project and resource negotiations
  • Create a project strategy map
  • Explore the ways and benefits of project marketing
  • Learn how to create a project vision, communication plan, and marketing strategy
  • Explore the ways on how to utilize the earned value approach (EVA) to monitor and control projects
  • Learn the team-building and leadership skills that are required to manage and lead project teams
  • Understand the relationship between leadership, emotional intelligence, and project management
  • Learn how to use a balanced scorecard to create a project strategy map and execute projects successfully
  • Network with project managers, directors, team leads, project management professionals, and faculty from the world’s top business schools and universities
Key Benefits to Your Organization
  • Enhance project governance, decision-making, project and team performance, leadership, and employee retention, which will lead to successful delivery of projects, competitive advantage, strategic growth, and improved quality and performance of projects as well as organizations.
  • Research studies have shown that human capital is the hardest element to replicate or imitate. Therefore, organizations that invest in employee learning and development create a sustainable and long-term competitive advantage that enhances creativity, teamwork, efficiency, disruptive innovation, and growth.


Dr. Rodney Turner
Dr. Rodney Turner is Professor of Project Management at the SKEMA Business School, in Lille, France, where he is director of the Ph.D. in Strategy, Programme and Project Management. He is Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, the Kemmy Business School, Limerick, and Drexel University, Philadelphia, and Visiting Professor at Henley Business School.
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Dr. Andreas Eisingerich
Dr Andreas B. Eisingerich is Professor of Marketing at Imperial College Business School and Programme Director of the Full-Time MBA. He holds a BSc degree from the London School of Economics, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, where he also earned his master degree. Prior to joining Imperial College Business School, Dr Eisingerich managed the Center for Global Innovation at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles.
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Dr. Rizwan Amin Sheikh
An experienced and internationally recognized faculty and management consultant of leadership, strategy, change management, learning and development, human resource management, and entrepreneurship. He has been acknowledged globally as an innovative and dynamic leader, organizational development executive, management consultant, strategic thinker, executive trainer, thought leader, and entrepreneur with a proven track record of driving and meeting strategic targets.
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Target Audience for Program
  • Project team members, managers, senior managers, directors, executives, and professionals with a minimum of three years of experience
  • Functional Heads, Business Unit Leaders, and Team Leaders involved in projects and new product development
  • Anyone who inspires to be a successful project manager, team leader, professional, and change agent who wants to make the world a better place through successful project management and strategy.
Teaching Methodology
  • Group discussions
  • Interactive Classroom Sessions
  • Real-life case studies from Harvard Business School
  • Role-play exercises
  • Video-conferencing with faculty from the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, RMIT (Australia), and others
  • Harvard Business School and/or INSEAD Business School Simulation

The International School of Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE USA) has been established with a vision to impart high-quality executive education to the corporate and public sector. ISBE USA focuses on executive training programs, including leadership, team-building during a crisis, project management, negotiation, and other management courses. Our faculty members hold Ph.D. degrees from the world’s top universities and business schools, including Harvard, MIT, Oxford, University of Cambridge, and others. Learning and development is one of the core competencies of ISBE USA. We offer executive training and leadership development programs to equip the corporate and public sector employees for the new normal in a post Covid-19 environment. Our training and development activities and pedagogy include interactive discussions, team exercises, simulations and real-life case studies from Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, and other top universities. ISBE USA offers executive training courses in a virtual live (via Zoom), on-site, hybrid, and blended learning model. We offer executive education programs in major cities around the world, including Seattle, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, New York, London, Paris, and Dubai.