PROJECT MANAGEMENT DYNAMICS

Want to become a leader in Project Management Dynamics?

The University of Dallas Executive Education and ConfluCore, LLP, offers a three-day training class that guides participants through the basic principles and concepts of project management dynamics. Skills are developed for building dynamic decision flow models that are present in the core of every organization. Participants will learn to model the real dynamics and feedback involved in executive decisions and generate new insights - intuitive and counter intuitive -  for superior execution. This course will utilize a combination of expert lectures, hands-on modeling, simulation distillation, and group learning exercises. 

2018 Class Schedule & Registration Information

Dates: March 20-22, 2018

Times:

Tuesday, March 20– Sign in opens at 8:00 a.m.; Class 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 21 – Class 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 22 – Class 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Tuition: $3,895 per participant.

Discounts: 

Early bird registration discount: $395 off if you register and pay by January 31, 2018 (4:00 p.m.)

Companies registering 3 or more participants at one time will receive discount per participant. 
For more information about discounts contact Jennifer Howard.

Location: University of Dallas Campus – 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving, TX 75062

Classroom: SB Hall – Multifunction Room #122. Building address: 2925 Gorman Drive, Irving, TX 75062

Attire: Business casual.

Certificate: Participants successfully completing the course requirements will be awarded a Certificate in Project Management Dynamics by University of Dallas Executive Education at the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business. This program is pass or fail, letter grades are not awarded.

To register online click here.

Registration Deadline: By 4:00 p.m., extended to March 14, 2018.

Seats are limited.  Enrollment is on first-come, first-served basis.

To download an example of our executive flyer:

One page click here.

Four page click here.

Still have questions? Contact Us.

For queries, please contact either of the following:

Jennifer Howard: 972-721-5299 or email: jlhoward@udallas.edu

What is Project Management Dynamics?

Project Management Dynamics stems out of the field of BUSINESS DYNAMICS, which is an interdisciplinary methodology focused on comprehending the behavior of complex systems.  Founded at MIT Sloan School of Management, business dynamics enables organizations to understand and utilize dynamic information about customers, competitors, employees, suppliers, and business partners to enhance their project performance by developing models and generating insights that create superior strategies and attain synergies. 

Project Management Dynamics techniques are derived from the concepts of “Feedback Control Theory”, a well-known problem solving concept used in various engineering disciplines. These novel approaches differentiate themselves from the traditional project management methodologies by introducing the concepts of causal loops and time delay effects, to capture, model, and comprehend the inter dependencies of various project elements in a realistic and structured manner, often providing counterintuitive insights.

Every business needs to understand its various complex systems and simplify complicated processes to make better decisions and dramatically improve execution.  To enhance customer experience, build healthy talent processes, create better products, streamline operations, and speedup alliance links, we must:

  • Uncover and harness the invisible elements of projects and programs that subtly but adversely impact your project costs, schedules, and deliverables. Know when and where to make changes while developing projects and programs as well as during their implementations.
  • Develop a dynamic project model and simulate scenarios to perform a richer set of what-if analyses that are often overlooked or even not possible using traditional project management methodologies.
  • Obtain deep insights into the complexities of the “PROJECT SYSTEM” that leaders often grapple with, and dramatically improve the performance of your projects.
  • Uncover and harness the invisible elements of projects that subtly but adversely impact your project costs, schedules, and deliverables. Know when and where to make changes.
  • Gain greater confidence in making strategic project decisions, and a superior clarity for predicting their short, medium, and long-term consequences.
  • Avoid delays and false starts.
  • Bring your project teams together to create confluence.
  • Enhance your “SYSTEMS THINKING” skills and extend their application to related organizational functions.

 Who should attend?

This training class is designed for managers responsible for developing strategic and decision models to support senior executives in complex analyses.  Project leaders like: Project Managers, Project Directors, Senior Project Leads, Business Analysts, Project financers, sponsors, and evaluators, would especially benefit the most.

Due to quality considerations and high demands, seats are limited.  Enrollment is on first-come, first-served basis.

Why this course?

This course will teach participants the following:

  1. Learn basic principles of business-system dynamics.
  2. Differentiate between classical and dynamic organizational analyses.
  3. Visualize projects in terms of their structures and policies that impact their performance directly in real-time and indirectly with time lags.
  4. Gain hands-on skills in developing dynamic models and simulations, including both types of data; quantitative and – the often left out – qualitative data.
  5. Learn to distill implementable insights from simulations that empower project leaders to develop superior project planning and implementation strategies.

How will your corporation benefit?

  • Superior decision making including business feedback dynamics affecting all projects.
  • Timely and cost-effective project execution
  • Business continuity and sustainability
  • Prudent financial management
  • Synergize inter-functional collaboration
  • Eliminate employee burn-out
  • Greater organizational productivity
  • Enhance customer loyalty
  • Accelerated learning and professional growth of up-and-coming project leaders

 This methodology is being applied internally by BOEING, FLUOR, GE, TOYOTA, and other world-class organizations, who have reaped tremendous ROIs from its deployment.

Program Format

This is a knowledge and skill building program. Concepts of business dynamics are learned and skills are developed for building dynamic decision flow models that are present in the core of every project. Decision making and generating insights – intuitive and counterintuitive – are emphasized that, unlike the traditional management approaches, expedite superior ROIs. 

This course will utilize a combination of expert lectures, hands-on modeling, simulation distillation, and group learning exercises. A free system modeling and simulation software will be provided to all participants.

Certificate & Grading

Participants successfully completing the course requirements will be awarded Certificate in Project Management Dynamics by the Executive Center for Professional Development at the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, University of Dallas.

The grading for this course is pass or fail. Letter grades are not awarded.

 

Program Faculty

 The faculty includes business advisors, experienced executives, and practice professors:  

Dr. Douglas Franco:

Ph.D. in Systems Science from Michigan State University; post-doctoral fellow at MIT SD Group; 30+ years in consulting business and nonprofit corporations on 3 continents in financial services, oil operations, telecommunications, etc.; editor of Journal of Applied Sciences and Arts.

Mr. Usman A. Ghani:

Multiple Master’s degrees from MIT Sloan School and Harvard; served ExxonMobil, HP, McKinsey & Co., and Shell; author of Service Excellence Dynamics, and The Leader Integrator; served over 200 clients on 6 continents; chairman of ConfluCore, llp.; adjunct faculty in Enterprise Transformation.

Mr. Aslam Sherule:

Masters in Electrical Engineering; Graduate programs in system dynamics at WPI; 20+ years’ experience in developing enterprise architectures, and implementing corporate control structures, operational transformation, system dynamics, and software development.

Withdraw and Refund Policy

Participants may withdraw in writing by emailing Jennifer Howard. The refund schedule is as follows:

 No refunds available after seven days prior to first class date. 

100% refund minus 10% administrative fee available 8 to 15 days prior to the firsts class date.

Schedule

March 20-22, 2018 (Tuesday - Thursday)

8:30 AM - 5:30 PM each day

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