International Project Fundamentals—Instructor-Led Virtual

Expert treatment of cultures is key to the success of International projects. If your project has ANY components which exist outside of home country boundaries, or is comprised of resources from different cultures, this 2-day course could be the best decision you make this year. This course is designed for project leaders who are responsible for executing new initiatives or projects across country borders. Students will be provided with a proven methodology to deploy global projects like a sophisticated management consultant—regardless of industry or project size.

This course is specifically designed for new and experienced project managers with international responsibilities, technical managers/professionals with cross-functional teams, consultants implementing projects in at least two countries, professionals coordinating products or services across countries, and functional managers across international locations or teams. Although helpful, previous training in project management is NOT a pre-requisite of attendance.

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At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the three components of culture, and their influence on different countries.
  2. Explain key differences between two major categories of cultures.
  3. Take advantage of governance documents and processes to keep international projects on track.
  4. Customize processes and communications to adapt to local culture.
  5. Employ project management best practices from Initiating through Closing.
  • Introduction
    • Deciphering Cultures
    • Successful Project Structure
    • Key Governance Documents
  • Initiating
    • Project Selection for International Projects
    • International Contract Considerations
    • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
    • OECD Convention Against Bribery
    • Internationalizing the Project Charter
    • PM Information System
  • Planning
    • Internationalizing the Scope
    • Work Breakdown Structure
    • Schedules and Costs
    • Communications
    • Risk
    • Change Logs and Issue Logs
  • Executing and Controlling
    • Multi-Country Executing
    • Multi-Country Quality
    • Internationalizing Progress Tracking
    • Status Reporting
  • Problems and Changes
    • Re-planning
    • Ambiguity
    • Change Management
    • Problem Management
  • Closing
    • Definition of Closing
    • Lessons Learned
    • End of Engagement Letter

BOOK: PM Crash Course, Second Edition
by Rita Mulcahy et. al.

This compact resource guide quickly and clearly communicates project-related concepts like project charters, stakeholder management, requirements definition, estimating, scheduling, budgeting, quality management, risk management and more.

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WHITE PAPER: Tailoring Scope by Project—Why One Doesn't Fit All by Barbara A. Carkenord

This whitepaper recommends that scoping should be tailored to the type of project and product being undertaken, rather than trying to design a standard scope statement or statement of work (SOW) for all projects.

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FREE RECORDED WEBINAR: Overcoming Politics on Projects
by Rick A. Morris

This one-hour Webinar dives into the topics of gaining buy-in from upper management, accurately estimating time and cost, controlling project communication, managing within corporate culture, taking care of your team, and more.

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TEMPLATE: Free Sample Project Charter

Having trouble creating a project charter for your upcoming initiative? Use this free sample from RMC as a guideline, and complete your charter quickly and easily.

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For Corporate Pricing or to Schedule a Training Needs Assessment, Please Contact:

Ken Mulcahy • Onsite Training Specialist • (952) 846-4484

* Discounts Available for Federal, State and Local Government Agencies

Register for this Course

Price: $699
PDUs: 12
Time: 1st Day: 9am to 4pm CST
2nd Day: 9am to 4pm CST
Dates: TBD
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