ACC Online Learning
Advanced Project Management: Project Management in a Dynamic Environment
This interactive, online course covers the nine principles that master project managers, and their teams, put into practice managing projects in a dynamic environment. This environment is one experienced by most, if not all, project managers. It’s an environment that holds speed and uncertainty as two of its most relevant characteristics. Both of these characteristics can cause severe stress during project planning and execution, and can lead to project failure if the project manager doesn’t develop the skills, knowledge, and leadership ability demanded in the dynamic environment of today’s projects. Mastering these nine principles will help you develop the inward and outward orientation, the formal and informal procedures, and the high-touch and high-tech communications strategy that you will require to be an effective, master project manager on your dynamic projects. (Advanced - 1 hour).
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Recognize the benefits that come from constantly shifting back and forth from one extreme to another in order to deliver speed and solve uncertainty in projects.
- Explain why formal and informal procedures and an inward and outward orientation are mandatory skills for master project managers.
- Describe the two major steps for successful communications for projects in dynamic environments.
- Identify the nine principles simultaneous project managers use.
Christian Knutson, P.E., PgMP, PMP
Christian Knutson, P.E., PgMP, PMP, is a senior civil engineer and program management practitioner, adjunct professor, author and podcaster. His experience in infrastructure engineering, program delivery, facility management, leadership and international cooperation spans the globe with more than two decades in the military, civil service and the private sector and is shared routinely through his writings.
Over Knutson’s career, he’s developed core skills to effectively lead teams and organizations, negotiate on projects and programs, and achieve success on high-stake infrastructure projects for clients in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East.
Knutson is a U.S. Air Force civil engineer officer and holds an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University and a Masters, Business Administration from Colorado State University. You'll find his writings on LiquidPlanner.com Blog, The Engineering Career Coach and General Leadership websites. He is also the co-host of the popular Engineering Career Coach - cited by Forbes as one of the 15 most inspiring podcasts for professionals – and the Civil Engineering podcast. He currently lives near Cambridge, England.