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Successfully Manage International Projects

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Your Situation

You are a project manager, (sub-) project leader or a member of a project team and you possess experience with and knowledge of the basics of project management, independent of any particular business area. In your projects, you increasingly work with colleagues, customers and suppliers from different countries and therefore, you would like to learn to deal with the particularities of other cultures, to better assess the intercultural opportunities and risks involved, and to move forward with the appropriate cultural sensitivity. Because you are aware that the leadership, communication, and development of international projects demand a change in established patterns of thought as far as leadership, teamwork, communication and management are concerned.

Your Benefit

You will learn to successfully manage the interculturally-related risks of projects in an international environment, to integrate project members with diverse cultural backgrounds, as well as to assemble highly capable international project teams. You will experience effective communication and collaboration in order to create genuine synergies. Selected topics from your work environment will be discussed and illuminated from both intercultural as well as project management perspectives.

Content

  • ­Overview of various cultures, self-perception and external perspective of other cultures, dealing with cultural stereotypes and directness
  • Relevant competencies for managing intercultural projects and establishing and maintaining business relationships (particularly with email/ web-meetings)
  • Culturally specific sense of planning and time, polychronic and monochronic approaches
  • Culturally specific handling of project objectives, project structure, procedure and organization, e.g. adherence to schedules in an intercultural context
  • Integrated control of goals, quality, time, cost, and capacities in an international context
  • An understanding of leadership cognition and techniques, cooperation and motivation across locations

Methods

  • Group exercises
  • case studies based on participants' examples
  • collegial consulting
  • moderated discussions
  • theory impulses
  • reflection

Trainer

Profile as PDF-download

Expertise

International Projects, Project Management, Agile Methods

Languages

English, German, Romanian

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