Matrix Project Management
Projects are how everything new and improved is created in an organization. Projects are how organizations deliver change and organizational strategy. In order to succeed at leading projects without authority, project managers need to build additional skills specific to leading in a matrix. Our project management workshops focus on leadership in a matrix, collaborative methods, and the pivotal role of a project sponsor.
Webinar: Seven Tips for Leading Projects in a Matrix
Leading without authority presents additional challenges to project managers. This webinar is a 90-minute overview of leadership techniques and skills specific to matrix organizations. During Q&A, participants will be able to ask questions about their real-life challenges and the instructor will go over possible solutions.
This webinar will create a common understanding about leading projects without authority. Participants can later build on this conversation by taking more in-depth courses.
Introduction to Collaborative Project Management
Matrix teams come together to achieve a goal or produce an outcome. Project managers build commitment to the team outcome and negotiate an agreement that is achievable by the team. The best way to achieve this is through collaboration. In this course, we introduce participants to a set of proven collaborative project management tools they can easily use with any team to implement a solution that doesn’t require a full project management process.
Collaborative Project Leadership
Leading a team successfully in a matrix is achieved through collaboration. When team members participate in creating the plans they must execute, they become committed to delivering the outcomes.
Sponsoring Projects in a Matrix
Project sponsors play a vital role in the successful outcome of a project. Many believe that the sponsor’s job is done once the project gets underway, but this is not true.
In this course, participants learn how the project system works to enable an organization to deliver strategy, build their understanding about the different roles and responsibilities across the project system and develop their skills to write a clear project charter. They will also learn what they can (and should) do at every phase of the project cycle to insure the best possible outcome.