Course F: Advancing project management in organisations

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Identifying professionals in project organisations

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Course vision
Project management professionalism is growing – globally and exponentially! With increasing complexity and the constant pressure of delivery within organisations, the public, private, academic and other sectors need to ensure that they have individuals that are leading and managing their project based organisation as efficiently and effectively as possible. To do so they need to have people that are professional in the way they handle clients, opportunities, and above all else, themselves – what does your organisation have,
gifted amateurs or professionals?Organisations need to make sure that professionals (at the appropriate level) are leading their projects and maximizing the probability of success. Without recognizing the need to identify the right individuals and harnessing their capability, an organisation will simply not survive. What mechanisms are available, therefore, to identify professionals? What are the tools professionals should be using to advance their standing and improve internal (and external) organisational structures? And how should organisations measure professionalism and champion a suitable professionalism agenda from within?

Training methods
The workshop is delivered through a combination of presentations, exercises and discussions enabling participants to participate and share knowledge and experience in a safe and open environment.

The workshop is suitable for delegates who are responsible for leading others and/or involved in management/consulting on the topic of professionalism within organisations. It is also suitable for individuals seeking to develop their career, understand how professionalism might affect their own future careers and explore how they might champion/coach and mentor future professionals.


Training objectives
This course is designed to:

  1. Understand what is expected of a professional project manager today and consider what the dimensions of professionalism might or should be for your culture and working environment.
  2. Consider your role in professionalization, what skills have to be considered and how these can be developed and enhanced to benefit individual and organisational career paths.
  3. Contextualise and explore organisational issues and consider suitable responses that will improve the management of projects from within.
  4. Consider the organisational impact of professionalism and identify suitable implementation strategies.
  5. Champion the advancement of project management and a professionalism agenda for project organisations.

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Joseph F S Alba

Executive Director, Academy for Project Management International,
United Kingdom

ea-Ariane Moussault

Ariane Moussault

Independent project management professional
The Netherlands

Guest speakers:


Gerard Geurtjens
Director Project Management
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol,
The Netherlands

Morten Fangel
Managing Director and
Chief Consultant,
Fangel Consulting, Denmark


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