This course highlights the factors to consider when engaging in projects which span international boundaries, the extra responsibilities that can fall under the role of the project manager and the interpersonal skills and cultural awareness needed to support the successful management of international projects.

As organisations look to increase their business within current, new and emerging markets, the discipline of project management needs to be adapted to ensure international customers’ requirements are fully understood and delivered successfully.

The language and principles used throughout this course are aligned with recognised project management best practices.

Suitable for individuals who are:

  • Existing project managers who already have a working knowledge or basic understanding of project management theories and practices.
  • Project managers who have experience in delivering projects within their home country and wish to enhance their skills to work internationally.
  • Project managers currently working on international projects and are looking to ensure they have considered all factors.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Build on existing knowledge and understanding of the role of the international project manager.
  • Identify the areas of concern that trouble the new international project manager.
  • Understand the need of cultural considerations and awareness to ensure success of international projects.
  • Explore the importance of international project communications and the pitfalls that could lead to project failure.
  • Be conscious of international regulations, potential legal issues, labour issues and currency fluctuations that can constrain the project's ability to succeed.
  • Realise the need and importance of trust across multinational and multi-cultural environments.
  • Appreciate that products, services and documentation may need to be modified to become acceptable in different regions and countries.
  • Consider new risks that are not present within ‘in country’ projects.
  • The role and responsibility of the international project manager
  • Areas of concern that trouble the new international project manager
  • Cultural considerations and awareness to ensure success of international projects
  • The importance of international project communications and the pitfalls that could lead to project failure
  • International regulations, potential legal issues, labour issues and currency fluctuations that can constrain the project’s ability to succeed
  • Products, services and documentation suitability for different regions and countries
  • Risk management for international projects