The Mentor Group – Project Leadership Training for Executives (2 Days)

In the last few years, project management has changed from a tools and methods approach to a holistic, contextual, behavioral and technical competency-based discipline. In fact, at a societal level, project management principles are being diffused throughout the public, private, industrial and sectors.

Organizations increasingly rely on professional project or program managers to drive complex projects that are critical to the firm’s financial health and success. Quite often, those leading project teams have little or no project management experience. Our workshop on Project Leadership Training for Executives provides the language, philosophy and tools necessary to lead projects from inception through completion.

When considering stakeholders, the speed of communications and data flow, and enterprise-wide integrated systems and processes, the science of project management is becoming more complex. Virtually all businesses today run projects that are becoming extremely challenging due to increased product complexity and the need for cross-functional expertise.

Challenges to effective project management leadership include managing and mitigating risk, defining and managing project scope and expenses, successfully navigating uncertainty, and aligning and motivating multinational project teams.

Customers demand greater functional integration in their products along with a reduction in size, weight and energy consumption. Project management methodologies provide structure to planning activities, utilizing resources, and minimizing risks. Professionals conceptualizing and managing projects must be skilled in the methods and tools that support project management. In this course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to approach projects with confidence.


During the two days of meetings, we will consider project selection and portfolio management, planning and organization, scope and requirements determination, control, network analysis, and simulations for project risk analysis.

Topics covered will include resource allocation, project monitoring, and project contracting the goal of which is to prepare participants for the planning and execution of large-scale projects.

The instructors will lead a discussion of the continuum of project management frameworks from traditional to agile and the many interactions in between; and, the challenges of managing projects as an entrepreneur and those associated with managing global, multinational projects including how to manage an entire portfolio.

Finally, we will raise your awareness of behavioral decision-making biases that come to play in project settings. Using a vibrant, interactive, case-based discussions, we will address these topics from a strategic and decision-oriented perspective using a broad set of industry domains such as construction, website and software development, new product development, pharmaceuticals, and event planning.