International Project Management (APPEL-IPM)
This course is designed for project managers, systems managers, systems engineers and program managers who work on international projects.
This five-day course provides project practitioners with an understanding of cultural challenges, legal concerns, and teaming issues that are likely to be encountered working with international partners. The course addresses two distinct facets of successful international project management: technical knowledge and cultural understanding.
Course materials and discussions provide insights into the characteristics of international teaming that have the potential to make or break a project. The course format features lectures, small group discussion, hands-on practical exercises, and case studies. Instructors are successful NASA project managers from the international arena who discuss their experiences with participants, shedding light on multinational project traps and how to avoid them. Guest lecturers include content experts with international experience and, when available, relevant embassy personnel.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Apply experiential and theoretical knowledge of cultural awareness and leadership.
- Manage or support a project that interacts with international partners.
- Successfully manage projects involving international elements.
- Practice advocacy, partnering, and the "softer" side of crosscultural relations to be effective in the international arena.
- Recognize the cultural understanding necessary to manage or participate at any level of an international project team.
Competencies and Technical Areas Addressed
- International Standards and Political Implications
- The American Council on Education (ACE) has recommended that 3 transferable graduate-level credits be awarded for the successful completion of this course.
- This course is registered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) for 40 Professional Development Units (PDUs). PMI Course ID: IPM014