Masterclass contents

Day 1

The project manager as an influencer, an overview of project management, project start and stakeholder management

  • The power of action
  • Your Agile inspirator, the TomTom
  • Model of a project
  • The V-model
  • The product creation process
  • The Agile process
  • The project preparation phase
  • Stakeholder management
  • The 10% confrontation rule

Day 2

The factor 10, Leadership and behaviour, Design for X

  • The project organization
  • The factor 10
  • Personal leadership
    • Daniel Offman’s core quadrants,
    • Stephen Covey’s seven habits of highly effective people
  • Situational leadership
    • Robert Quinn’s competing values framework
    • Blake & Mouton’s managerial grid model
    • Situational leadership according to Hersey & Blanchard
  • Involvement and Motivation
    • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
    • McGregor’s X- and Y-theory
    • Herzberg’s satisfiers and dissatisfiers
    • Decy & Ryan’s self-determination theory
  • Teamwork
    • Tuckman’s stages of group development
    • Belbin’s team roles
  • Dealing with resistance
  • The critical parameter and Design for X

Day 3

Making a plan as a thinker and a doer

  • The ten stages of the planning process
  • Final result and scope
  • Strategy, phasing, Agile iterations
  • Make or buy, subcontract management
  • Project decomposition
    • The product breakdown structure
    • The Scrum product backlog
    • Integrating Design for X and the critical parameter into your plan
    • The work breakdown structure
  • Size & effort estimation
    • The Delphi method
    • Scrum Planning Poker
    • Three-points technique
  • The psychology of estimation and execution
    • Goldratt’s Theory of constraints
    • How Scrum helps with self-organization
  • Timeline, allocation of people and resources
  • Sketch with the team and the project management plan

Day 4

Project execution in practice

  • Planning tips & tricks (for planning tools)
  • Heartbeat
  • The blind check
  • PDCA in practice
  • Communication and reporting
  • Change management

Addendum I

Design for X

(self study and enrichment)

  • Design for X
  • (Design for) Six Sigma
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Design for Reliability

Addendum II

PPP, organization and finances

(self study and enrichment)

  • Project, programme and portfolio management
  • Business Balanced Scorecard
  • PPP implementation and change management (Kotter)
  • Porter’s Value Chain
  • The permanent organization and staff management
  • Costs and finances