The course will provide insight into the best practices for performing project audits as a quality assurance instrument, a governance instrument as well as a learning instrument in the project-oriented organisation. Professionally conducted audits ensure the acceptance of the audit results and help the project to improve its performance.We offer traditional and less traditional auditing and assessment instruments.We go far behind the claim for efficiency and will show that the value added by a project audit or assessment is very much dependent on the baseline against which the audit is taken.In addition to project management standards as baseline for the audit, we offer new insights of possible consideration of sustainability principles such as the economic, ecologic and social dimension in projects and project management to ensure project results that contribute to a sustainable development.
The course includes lectures and plenary discussions as well as group sessions, role playing, systemic working forms like systemic constellations and reflecting team situations. Case studies from participants will be welcomed and participants are invited to bring project management documentation with them to be analysed during the course.
The instructors will give basic information and lead extensive discussions together with exchange of experiences among the participants.
As a participant you will learn to:
- Understand the concept of projects and programme auditing. By discussing the process, roles, and results of audits.>
- Recognise that different project management standards to audit against can lead to different auditing results
By reflecting the use of different international project management standards, norms, best practices, models as basis for auditing.
- Utilise audits as instruments for ensuring sustainability in project management and project results
By reflecting the importance of sustainability principles and by offering a model and methods.
- Apply hands-on instruments for project management auditing
By experiencing less traditional working forms such as systemic constellation.
- Understand auditing as intervention and consulting situations
By experiencing less traditional working forms such as systemic constellation to assess a project or project situation.
- Understand the required behavioural competencies
By reflecting social competencies and management of emotions in audit situations.
- Understand how to implement a project management audit system in a company. By reflecting case studies of implementing project management auditing systems.
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Roland Gareis Consulting,
WU Vienne University
of Economics and Business
HU University of
Applied Sciences Utrecht,
Von Aetsveld Project Management
Consulting, The Netherlands