All too often, miscommunication between the Business and the project team is the reason why projects are over budget, delivered with lower quality, or quite simply, fail. We all know that communications can and do go wrong. We also know that poor communications lead to unnecessary sunk costs, missed opportunities and deadlines, and frustration – through every phase of a project. As projects increasingly span organizational boundaries, borders and cultures, the need for common understanding among participants (all with varied backgrounds and areas of expertise) is critical and frequently difficult to achieve.
This “workshop-experience” addresses the practical steps needed to achieve common project understanding. It provides the foundation for successfully navigating the Project Life Cycle (traditional, Agile or hybrid) and employs specific Business Analysis and Project Management tools and techniques to enhance communications. Communication problems that frequently undermine outsourced initiatives are also addressed.
This one-day workshop is designed for all stakeholders whose contributions are essential for the project’s success. It works best with participants from mixed backgrounds, experience, and management levels. It is especially valuable to have technical and businesspeople from varied departments, countries, and cultures.
Participants involved with PMI®, The Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional, PMP or Professional in Business Analysis, PMI-PBA programs, are awarded 8 PDUs or Contact hours. For Business Analysts, we are also an EEP, Endorsed Education Provider of the IIBA.
A mixture of lecture, discussion, hands-on exercises, team role-playing, and self-assessment tools are employed. This is a true workshop! Participants don’t just hear about effective communications and cost-savings techniques – they practice them.