You sometimes hear of projects being described as temporary organisations. That's because, in many ways, a project can resemble a micro-business, complete with leadership structures, defined roles, activities, governance and assurance. Appreciating how these business characteristics feature within a project – and why they matter – is an important part of understanding what makes a project successful.
This topic introduces you to the DNA of a typical project. You will learn about the importance of organisational structures and how they allow for timely and effective decision-making and communication. The critical leadership roles and responsibilities will also be explored.
you will understand how governance processes exert control over that decision-making and make clear who's accountable for what. You will also explore the role that assurance plays in assessing whether a project's activities are organised, executed and controlled appropriately.
The topic is applicable for project team members, whether you are working on a project for the first time, involved in project delivery or new to the organisation.
What's the outcome?
Completing this topic will leave you with a better appreciation of how projects are structured and delivered. This will help you participate in, or lead, projects which are run effectively. This means delivering the outcome that was expected in the most effective way and achieving the best possible outcomes.
What does it involve?
A variety of learning activities over a day. These activities cover structures, governance and assurance in projects.
You will finish with a quiz to test what you have learned and will be provided with top tips for implementing what you have learned back in the workplace.
Are you interested in this course?