At a glance
Schedule and Registration Schedule
Course number HE549S
Length 3 days
Delivery method* Instructor-led training (ILT)
Onsite dedicated training (OST)
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Course overview

How do you control multiple projects that are dispersed globally? The global aspects of today's businesses present additional challenges in terms of project integration and communication management. Learn to effectively manage conflicting priorities and limited resources inherent to all projects. Discover tools and techniques that help you address these challenges and work effectively with multiple projects in geographically dispersed environments. Develop the skills and knowledge to manage culturally diverse teams.


  • Formal project management training such as that available in the Project Management Fundamentals (HC577S) course plus other core project management courses


This course is intended for project managers interested in best practices that apply to diverse projects in multiple industries. It is especially suited for people seeking project management certification.

Course objectives

Learn how to:

  • Develop a standardized work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Establish a multi-project scheduling system
  • Deploy a project management information system designed for multiple projects
  • Manage the allocation of limited resources
  • Recognize critical success factors and high-risk areas
  • Build an effective virtual team
  • Create a comprehensive communications plan

Next steps

  • PMP® Exam Prep Boot Camp (HE550S) or other advanced Project Management topics leading to recognition of your knowledge and skill by passing the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification appropriate to your country or region

Benefits to you

  • Manage multiple projects and geographically dispersed projects effectively
  • Establish a project management information system for multiple projects
  • Develop a comprehensive communications plan and a team charter
  • Effectively utilize and work with cultural differences

Course outline

Today's Project Manager

  • Define the criteria for a project-based organization
  • Describe the project management challenges inherent in the global business environment
  • Identify critical success factors and high risk areas associated with multiple projects and geographically dispersed projects

Managing Multiple Projects

  • Discuss multi-project interdependencies
  • Identify multi-project scheduling approaches
  • Assess the challenges in using multiple suppliers

Multiple Project Reporting and Control

  • Define the importance of project controls
  • Set up an integrated PMIS
  • Manage project meetings and reviews

Managing Geographically Dispersed Projects

  • Identify issues and risks involved with geographically dispersed projects
  • Develop a communications plan
  • Evaluate the value of a project team room

Managing Virtual Teams

  • Explore the advantages of a virtual team
  • Define requirements for team effectiveness
  • Prepare a team charter

Cross-Cultural Communications

  • Describe the relationship between culture and projects
  • Identify various misperceptions with cross-cultural issues
  • Define guidelines for working with a multi-cultural project team

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