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Project Management Advanced Courses
Global Project Management
Managing a Project with Global Stakeholders
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Traditional Classroom
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2 Days
14 PDUs / 1.4 CEUs
Virtual Classroom / On-Demand Learning
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Four 3-hour sessions
12 PDUs / 1.2 CEUs
A good working knowledge of project management, as well as exposure to project leadership issues
Course Level: Intermediate/Advanced

About the Program
Managing a project where customers and support organizations are spread over multiple countries and continents is a major challenge in today’s increasingly global environment. There are different needs for communication, an awareness of different customs and work expectations, as well as real legal differences which must be considered. 

From identifying stakeholders and gathering requirements to planning and controlling the project, a global project has its own unique set of challenges.

The goal of this course is to equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills, and techniques so that you can establish effective management and leadership in an environment with a diverse set of stakeholders.

Who Should Attend

  • Project managers
  • All project team members responsible for initiating, planning, and controlling a global project

Performance Focus

  • Identifying stakeholders, gathering their requirements and creating an effective communications plan with them
  • Leveraging the most appropriate tools and techniques for operating in a global environment
  • Customizing stakeholder interaction and project control based on local customs and laws

What You Will Learn
You’ll learn how to:

  • Identify unique characteristics of global projects
  • Identify and analyze global stakeholders for a project
  • Communicate effectively with global stakeholders
  • Identify cultural differences and determine how to handle them during the project
  • Assess and manage risk for the global project
  • Control global projects
  • Close a global project

Course Overview

Getting Started

  • Introductions
  • Course structure
  • Course goals and objectives

Global Project Management

  • What is a global project?
  • Why is it different from other projects?

Initiating the Global Project

  • Starting a global project
  • Identifying and analyzing stakeholders
  • The communication plan
  • Selecting the project manager
  • A global project charter

Planning the Global Project

  • Requirements gathering for a global project
  • Defining the scope
  • Estimating and scheduling difficulties for global projects
  • Staffing the global project
  • Developing the global risk plan

Executing the Global Project

  • Team building for a global project
  • Cultural issues
  • Communication styles
  • Procurement on a global basis
  • Legal issues

Monitoring and Controlling the Global Project

  • Procurement control
  • Progress control
  • Stakeholder control

Closing the Global Project

  • Lessons learned for global projects
  • Closing contracts
  • Administrative closure


  • What did we learn, and how can we implement this in our work environments?
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