Businesses and Organisations whose main business is not project-based still need to undertake projects. However, their management culture is familiar with managing everyday business activities and operations – not projects. This is especially true for banks and financial institutions.
The people asked to manage projects in such process-based organisations like a bank or financial institution may be accountants, financial specialists, IT professionals, operations professionals, managers, or just about any profession. However, they are not first and foremost project managers. Yet they are expected to manage projects as if they are. Often these large projects will play a major part in determining the business/organisation’s future success.
Project management methodologies start from the presumption that a project team is available and all team members will work full time on the project. The reality is that this is not true.
In process-based environments, such as a bank, this assumption is almost never correct. This assumption overlooks many of the major challenges that project managers face. Some of these are;
- For many team members projects are not their “proper job”,
- Team members may be assigned to a project only part of their time,
- Often being assigned to a project may be viewed as a career limiting move,
- Senior managers may not always give projects and project managers the support they need.
Frequently too, non-IT people find themselves involved in “IT” projects. “IT” being in quotes because there is no such thing as a pure IT project, but rather business projects, which involve IT, to lesser or greater extent.
This course is designed to address both the professional project-manager who is seeking to expand his knowledge of the subject as well as management and staff of banks and financial institutions that need training in the practicality of project management.
To facilitate the understanding of practical Project Management, use is made of a blended instructional approach, using instructor-led training with PowerPoint presentations, bank/financial institution case studies, interactive exercises and multidirectional discussions. This comprehensive approach provides participants with social interaction, solid instruction, and a simulating environment, which allows them to observe and understand the entire ambit of practical Project Management.
Who Should Attend:
- This course is aimed anybody in any bank/financial institution or other organisations who has ever heard those dreaded words “I have this small project for you to do”.
- Managers, supervisors, senior and junior staff and even those with project experience will all benefit from this easy to follow, practical course on project management taught by experienced practitioners with actual project management experience under their belts.
- This course applies equally to staff of banks, financial institutions, insurance companies operating at the corporate level, as well as in retail banking.
- This training course will give participants an overview of the entire project management process, as well as key project management tools that they can use every day.
- The course is designed specifically for bank/financial institution projects.
This is a highly interactive course is comprised of a combination of prepared tuition, presentations, case studies, multidirectional discussions and comprehensive exercises.
Most importantly it will offer participants, opportunities to plan such work within small working groups, providing practice in the application of the techniques and tools generating active participation.