Many companies often overlook the fact that innovation not only needs to be implemented in the culture but by the culture. Successful virtual project management and leadership occur when tasks, people, and changes are in balance. All three domains are important and necessary for implementing innovation. In this course, you will be immersed in creative processes and will engage with complexity viewed from multiple perspectives. You will be encouraged to step boldly into the role of innovative project manager and global change agent. Topics on “Task Management” will help give you the tools you need to master critical project administration skills. Topics on “Leading People” will assist you in creating high-performance innovation teams. Topics on “Facilitating Change” will prepare you to use collaboration techniques in mastering effective virtual leadership. Overall, this course prepares you to innovate and balance task, people and change in a global work environment, lead collaborative work teams with intelligence, and operate as a grounded visionary change agent.
By the end of this course you should be able to:
- compare and contrast rational and organic approaches to project management;
- identify and reflect on a process model that meets the specific requirements of the project context;
- describe how different collaboration technologies can facilitate communication, planning, and execution within your virtual project team (including your stakeholders);
- apply different tools to transform strategy into action. Consider tools such as transformation mapping, project planning, scheduling, resource allocation, estimation and risk management;
- describe constraints and opportunities a project leader faces in a global setting, and specifically in relation to culture, stakeholder management, requirement management, and time zones; and,
- articulate team dynamics to enable high performing team and assess how to proactively use feedback to manage change, reduce resistance, and resolve conflicts.
Jesper Sonne has an MSc in Business Administration and Computer Science, with an MBA semester in organizational and strategic management at Schulish Business School, Toronto. He is an experienced facilitator of highly interactive workshops, both physical and virtual. He designs and facilitates strategic change by combining a unique collaborative workspace with a structured, facilitated process known as MG Taylor. He has worked as a consultant for large global organizations in the intersection between IT and business for nearly 20 years and was an external Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School for ten years (2006-2017).
Lite Level – This course is delivered on-demand with no faculty interaction and is perfect for lifelong learners who want to go at their own pace and who are not interested in academic credit but still want to experience the course.
Audit-No Credit – If you would like to participate when this course is offered in our Live Virtual Classroom mode, you may attend the live faculty webinars but will not be required to submit assignments for credit.
If you take a few courses and decide you want to officially enroll in a degree program, you can gain academic credit for Lite versions or Audit-No Credit versions by paying the difference between these course fees and a normal academic fee, successfully completing quizzes, submitting your reflection journals, and delivering a Final Creative Assignment that will be graded.
Live Virtual Classroom: Study that takes place within Ubiquity University, in which Ubiquity academic coursework is accomplished through attendance in Live Webinars, with faculty and student interaction being a part of the Live Webinar content. To receive academic credit, you must not miss more than 3 live sessions, you must complete the quizzes and submit any other required assignments (if any), and a final creative assignment for grading at the degree level you are enrolled in.
Internal Online Independent Study: Study that takes place within Ubiquity University, in which Ubiquity academic online coursework is engaged in independently on one’s own and does not include faculty interaction. To receive academic credit, you must complete the quizzes and submit your reflection journals and final creative assignment for grading at the degree level you are enrolled in.
Course Contact Information:
Live Virtual Classroom macrocourses are delivered by faculty in live sessions. You will have a course facilitator who is available to answer questions and offer additional assistance. For student support questions for Live Virtual Classrooms or Internal Online Independent Study, you may contact our Director of Course Facilitation at facilitator @ ubiquityuniversity.org. (Sorry! Direct email link not provided due to spam bots.)
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