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Introduction Finance and risk professionals manage small scale projects all the time: they?re called budgeting rounds, reviews and audits. They are also called on to manage change projects that affect their companies as well as their own teams: for example, introducing a new finance system, changing the chart of accounts. Think of a project as a fluid network extending through every part of your organisation. Whoever it touches will have the power to help you achieve your goals or hinder you. This course is about finding the gatekeepers and influencers in your organisations and improving your chances of delivering benefits, on time, on budget and as specified. It is not a course in project management techniques or software: it will show you how the essentials of project documentation can be your ally. Using reflective learning techniques the course harnesses the expertise of professional project managers and will help you to make things happen The course in detail The basics of project-networks Actors, networks and projects Problematisation, interessement, enrolment and mobilisation Practical exercise: Case Study Top project management behaviours The seven key competences of experts The diagnostic expertise of project management Basic skills Practical exercises Power skills: building alliances, recruiting support, establishing legitimacy Practical exercise: Case Study Getting it in writing The essential project documentation Using language to influence Practical exercise: Case Study Maintaining the Project Monitoring progress Performing and re-performing Handling dissent and betrayal Practical exercise: Case Study What are the benefits of attending? By the end of the day delegates will be able to: Analyse the actors in a project, assess and form alliances, and use legitimate power to drive progress Manipulate structures, relationships and language Prepare project documentation that strengthens their hand Handle crises, breakdowns and insurrection Feel more confident that they can deliver a successful project

Introduction Finance and risk professionals manage small scale projects all the time: they?re called budgeting rounds, reviews and audits. They are also called on to manage change projects that affect their companies as well as their own teams: for example, introducing a new finance system, changing the chart of accounts. Think of a project as a fluid network extending through every part of your...

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