XAPM223 - Bridging Discipline and Agility

Delivery: On-Campus

Available: 2013 - 2016


Today's dynamic business environment has broad implications for how programs and projects are planned and implemented, as well as for the individuals who are chartered to lead these efforts. Organizations need leaders who are adaptive in their approaches to project execution. This course will expose participants to new ways of thinking about how projects should best be executed. It will enable them to help their organizations and teams operate with rigor to meet regulations or safety concerns, while offering increased levels of agility, creativity, and innovation. Examples and case studies will be presented from a wide range of organizations, industries and functions, including: large multi-nationals to post start-up organizations; development to delivery to operations functions; and co-located to globally dispersed teams.

 Previously known as Adaptive Execution of Strategy.

Topics Include

  • Compare and contrast traditional vs. more decentralized approaches to planning, executing and controlling project-based work.
  • Learn and apply a wide array of tools and techniques for project planning, execution and control, derived from traditional "waterfall", agile, and lean methodologies.
  • Use a "Contingent Project Execution Framework" to identify the variables that drive decisions about the most effective project delivery approach for each of the different programs and projects in your organization.
  • Identify appropriate leadership practices for managing diverse, distributed teams in "ambidextrous" project-based organizations.