PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR THE IN-HOUSE LAW DEPARTMENT
Projects are the way work gets done in companies of all types and sizes. In this new program, learn the strategic dimensions of project management, including critical aspects of project definition, planning, execution, project tools and monitoring. Concepts and approaches for dealing with complexity, uncertainty, vague mandates, project team dynamics, stakeholders, risk management and time-critical deadlines are emphasized. You will identify a project from your work environment to use to exercise your new skills. Past class projects include matter management system deployments, E-discovery system and process improvement projects, litigation and compliance programs. Many corporate counsel are tested on the job through tough assignments in project settings. Your performance there is highly visible. Prepare now for success in strategic project management by developing the skills and perspectives covered in this program.
In this program, you will:
- Learn why successful project management is essential for innovative organizations
- Understand project constraints and examine how to balance priorities between the constraints to arrive at a project plan
- Discuss the important roles and responsibilities for successful projects including the project charter and team composition
- Define processes for facilitating appropriate teamwork, collaborative problem solving and managing conflict
- Examine why projects fail and how to apply best practices to create success