A Peek into the Future of
With Dr. Harold Kerzner
About the Webinar
Project management practices, just like other management practices, have undergone changes over the past five decades. Executives in both government agencies and private industry are now realizing that project management is not just a career path position for workers, but a strategic competency necessary for the future of their organization. The goal is not merely to work on projects, but to create sustainable long-term business value and benefits from the projects, and to be able to make rapid decisions based upon evidence and facts rather than guesses. This will require all workers, including senior managers, project managers, and support organizations to have a better understanding of the changes that are expected to take place in the project management landscape over the next decade and to implement some of the changes that best fit their vision for the future of their firm.
At this webinar, you will be provided with a “window into the future” so that you can decide how best to plan for the implementation of expected business drivers. Project managers will see how their job will be changing over the next decade and can prepare for it in a timely manner.
What You Will Learn
- Understand the need for growth in using flexible frameworks
- Describe the new life cycle phases for projects and programs
- Identify the new skills you will need, especially new forms of project/program management leadership
- Recognize the importance of information warehouses and how they impact the project manager’s role and project decision-making
- Learn the new metrics needed for tracking performance (i.e., strategic project metrics, tangible project value metrics, and intangible project value metrics)
This webinar will provide up to 1.0 PDU.
Dr. Harold Kerzner
Dr. Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. is Senior Executive Director at the International Institute for Learning (IIL). He is a globally recognized expert on project management and strategic planning, and the author of many best-selling textbooks including Innovation Project Management: Methods, Case Studies, and Tools for Managing Innovation Projects (Wiley, 2019) and Project Management Next Generation: The Pillars for Organizational Excellence (Wiley, 2022).
For 50 years, Dr. Kerzner has shared vital guidance for making project management a strategic tool for competitive advantage and helping companies around the world build a powerful foundation for company improvement and excellence.
Dr. Kerzner has an MS and Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Utah State University. He is a former Air Force Officer and spent several years at Morton-Thiokol in project management. He taught engineering at the University of Illinois and business administration at Utah State University and for 37 years taught project management at Baldwin-Wallace University.