Oxford Leading Strategic Projects Programme
- 6 weeks
- Short programme
About the programme
Strategic project management is not getting any less complex. A solid and systematic approach is required to lead projects and achieve strategic objectives.
The dynamic nature of the modern business environment means traditional management metrics such as time, cost, and scope are no longer sufficient to gauge success. To create long-term sustainable value, businesses need to implement and manage projects that are aligned with organisational strategy.
Unique in its contemporary approach, the programme utilises the latest Oxford thinking around measures for success and performance review whilst also imparting practical principles that participants can immediately apply in their current (and future) workplace.
Delivered in collaboration with digital education provider GetSmarter, a 2U, Inc. brand, you will be part of a community learning together through a dedicated Online Campus.
We see that the complexity of the work people are doing is increasing all the time. I'd really encourage people to take on a broader tool set, and look at how they can respond to the big challenges that are faced in delivery in strategic projects.
On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:
- The skills to implement and lead strategic projects through uncertainty, and tools to manage potential project risks and capitalise on opportunities
- The ability to respond to complexities faced when dealing with people, power, and politics
- A set of personalised leadership skills to help you guide teams to successful project delivery and achieve organisational objectives
- Guidance from leading industry experts and Oxford Saïd faculty, and access to the official Oxford Executive Education Alumni group on LinkedIn
Welcome to your online campus.
Applications to join the programme will be accepted until the end of the orientation module.
Strategic projects: understanding the complexities and risks.
Reflect on the value of strategic project leadership and determine the complexities inherent in leading strategic projects.
Reinterpreting success and performance in strategic projects.
Re-evaluate the definition of success for strategic projects and the role of leadership in determining performance.
Structural complexities: responding to the challenges of scale and pace.
Learn about the complexities of scale and pace in strategic projects, and explore techniques to address these challenges effectively.
Sociopolitical complexities: responding to the challenges of power, people and politics.
Learn about the challenges faced when dealing with the various complexities of people, power, and politics in strategic projects.
Emergent complexities: responding to the challenges of uncertainty and change.
Learn about the complexities of uncertainty and change, and how to address these in strategic projects.
Success by design.
Developing principles and practices for leading strategic projects.
The thinking behind the programme
The Oxford Leading Strategic Projects Programme distils the well-established expertise built up at Oxford Saïd over many years, which is currently present in the longer Major Projects Leadership Academy (MPLA) and MSc in Major Programme Management programmes. It provides the opportunity to share new, cutting-edge research and build a solid, strategic approach to project leadership.
A core focus of the learning is the application of theory and insights to practical examples. This is embodied in the programme through exposure to a diverse range of Oxford faculty, combined with leading industry practitioners.
Participants on the programme will also benefit from models and tools developed by Oxford faculty, including:
- The Complexity Assessment Tool (CAT)
- The House of Success
Options for organisations
If you are looking to integrate Oxford online programmes with your organisation’s Learning & Development strategy, we have tailored solutions to help deliver an innovative learning experience across teams.