VIRTUAL INNOVATION PROGRAM
|“Innovation is the best way to create new wealth and sustainable competitive advantage”|
The great management expert Peter Drucker observed many
years ago that "Business has only two functions - innovation and marketing.
This virtual program leadership world will enhance your competencies necessary to
lead and collaborate with others on strategic programs and projects for business innovation.
Programs and projects are key organizational structures that enable
innovation to happen. Thus innovation program leadership becomes more than
ensuring project goals are accomplished on time, under budget, and within
scope. Innovation Program Leaders are now the crucial human capital that
drives an organization to constantly recreate and sustain itself in a
turbulent marketplace. This lab equips the participants with key processes
and tools to understand and guide innovation initiatives.
This lab challenges participants to startup and complete a complex program. It exposes participants to major issues faced by program leaders in their daily work such as developing and managing expectations with key stakeholders, balancing cost, schedule, and quality while dealing with crisis events. Participants will integrate critical management behaviors, such as planning, implementing, and using tools, with key leadership behaviors necessary for building working relationships with stakeholders and team members for program success.
What You Will Learn
Key competencies and behaviors of team leadership, strategic and tactical management, decision-making, and communications needed to deliver successful programs.
How You Will Learn
Lab, participants will prepare for the web lab including an innovation organization assessment . Assessment profiles will be a focus for practice and learning during the lab.
Participants will work remotely in our real time guided lab via our web conference service. As a member of a 3-4 person program leadership team, participants plan and implement a simulated program and project over several lab periods. Each simulated week of the program offers participants the opportunity to practice new approaches, reflect, learn lessons, and receive status updates from our sophisticated program management information system to make critical decisions for the future. Participants confront and resolve an array of problems associated with customer interactions, a staff of varying personalities, knowledge, proficiencies, and experience, vendors, contractors, quality requirements, schedule commitments, tasks, and other typical program and project elements. The risks of completing on expectations, time, and budget are high and are not just random events but results from prior decisions made in previous simulated weeks. Participants learn how to deal with multiple program objectives and constraints. Participants learn to look outside their immediate area of responsibility and consider building capabilities for the overall organization and program.
Who Should Attend
PMO Leaders, Program Managers, Project Managers, Team Leaders and Members. A basic understanding of project management fundamentals is useful, but not required. The maximum number of participants is 16.
| "The best learning experience I've ever attended ...
... well worth my time"
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