We train the heads of project teams and PMOs in project management skills, the use of IT tools, the creation and development of project management methodology and setting up a project management office in a company. The programs combine our practical experience and generally accepted approaches, PMBoK, PRINCE2 standards, etc.
We talk about approaches, methods and tools in terms of their performance in different situations, while relying on our own profound consulting experience in project management, as well as on the experience of project work of the participants in the training session.
Project Management: Basics
Hybrid Project Management
- «Another way to manage projects under change - Puzzle PM»
- «Flexibility of requirements in a fixed budget project»
- «TOP-3 Hybrid Project Schedule Management Tools»
I think this was one of the best courses in the MBA program. I especially liked a few points:
1) Interactive that accompanied the theory. This approach allowed me to pass new information through myself and rethink some points (especially training with horses, as a passionate lover of instructions, I wondered if my love was justified)
2) Answers to questions from the audience in addition to the course (special thanks for the insight into Atlassian Jira)
P.S. Timer-tool is taken into service!
I consider passing this course as part of the EMBA program “Project Management” at HSPM as useful as possible. Two main positive points that I would like to note:
1) The format of the training. Almost the only course that was not held in a lecture format. Interactive and exercises created a positive and developing atmosphere, helped to better assimilate the material.
The opportunity to discuss my current work situation and issues, receive feedback from the teacher was extremely useful. In particular, the discussion of expectations from the Project Management Office and the benefits of its launch, which we discussed in the format of a business game, helped in real life. I used many arguments when discussing the Project Management Office with the owner of the company where I work.
2) Fresh and new information on PM. Finally we got access to new materials and names. Many sources turned out to be more useful than the textbooks on PM, which were referred to by almost all teachers of the program.
This is the second course of the EMBA program, the knowledge from which I was able to immediately apply in my work.
It is a pity that it was the last one in our program, I could not fully use it for writing a thesis and choosing a topic.
Thanks to Andrey Malakhov and his team for this experience! Thank you for the involvement in the work tasks of the students, openness and willingness to share rich professional experience!
In October 2019, I happened to be a student of your course “Project Management Office” as part of the “Executive MBA” program at the Higher School of Economics.
The knowledge gained is:
- relevant in relation to modern ideas about building a project management system,
- applicable in the practical activities of enterprises in the rocket and space industry,
- useful for students of educational programs conducted at the Higher School of Project Management.
Separately, I note your professional ability to conduct classes, actively involving all students in the study of the issues under consideration.
During the time that has passed since your classes, I managed to apply some of the knowledge gained to improve the project management system for the microelectronics center of Russian Space Systems JSC, which confirms their practical significance. Summarizing the above mentioned, I consider it expedient for employees of the rocket and space industry of Russia to attend the author’s seminars and lectures by A. Malakhov. I look forward to further fruitful cooperation!
«What I liked:
- That we all got to know each other, I mean students) You won’t believe it, but not a single teacher before you suggested that we do this.
- The course itself. A project management office is a cool thing, but for large companies. I work in consulting, for some reason it didn’t take root with us.
- A task about a horse) I will definitely offer such a game to my guys in the office)
I want to express my gratitude to you for the information provided during the classes. Undoubtedly, the volume of material, possibilities and influence of the facts, conclusions and observations listed in the lesson is much greater than the time allotted for the program of your course.
On a personal note, I can say that the details you outlined when forming the project management office helped me identify my previous mistakes, assess their impact on projects and draw conclusions for the future. Moreover, they gave the opportunity to think about revising their plans for the future, taking into account an individual approach to work, based on the acceptance of their strengths and weaknesses. Thank you very much again!
At first glance, a not very interesting topic turned out to be fascinating. All information was presented in an understandable way. Personally, I didn’t have enough — some kind of “global picture of the world”, maybe even at the level of strategy.
Otherwise, everything is fine, because all the topics covered within the organization of the project management office are close. In general, I managed to form a picture of the “correct” project management office and compare it with how everything is implemented in the project management office where I work at the moment. It is clear that there cannot be a single standard due to the uniqueness of all companies, but the key points were clearly explained. Thanks a lot!
I hereby express my personal perception of the course: systematized, constructive, simple
The course is interesting, it gave a clearer understanding of the essence of PRINCE2, its basic differences from other methodologies.
I’ve got a desire to get acquainted with it in detail. As for the teacher, a sincere interest in the transfer of knowledge is visible, the material is structured, worked out, presented clearly and interestingly.
Despite the fact that the course was devoted to one specific PRINCE2 project management standard, it turned out not to be a boring comparison of methodological aspects, but a concise but filled description of project management in general as reflected through PRINCE2. The course seemed very useful, structuring knowledge
For a newbie in project management, there was a lot of new information, but quite understandable and not overloaded with specific terms.
It greatly facilitated the assimilation of the material, the balance between theory and the given examples from practice. Watching a webinar definitely awakens interest in learning about the topic and mastering project management skills for both personal use and professional use. Many thanks to the organizers and speaker of the webinar Andrey Malakhov.
Good afternoon, Andrey, I watched your webinar on Zillion. I really liked it, a lot of everything you need and the most important thing is that there were several practical exercises.
I realized what mistakes prevented us from moving forward in the implementation of business process automation! Thank you very much.
“I liked the structured approach and illustrative examples. Examples of cases that can be applied in practice.
After listening to the course, I thought about the actual topic of typical mistakes more deeply, and received a lot of thoughts for development for the future. As a trainer, you easily and energetically convey quite complex material to the audience in an understandable way. Really excellent presentation of difficult material that is difficult to find on the Internet in such a form. Thanks for a great course!
In the training course, the theory is delicately supported with the practical experience of the trainer and conveys not just boring terms and explanations from project management textbooks, but real cases and conclusions formed on their basis.
The course aims not only to tell about “what is a project management office”, but also to show the benefits of its implementation, warn against common mistakes when creating a project management office and make you think whether your company need a project management office and, if it occurs to be necessary, what tasks should be assigned to it and what results should be expected.
I would like to thank you for the quality, interesting and useful content of the course. Special thanks for the training format — dialogue and positive atmosphere in the group.
In terms of content, the course provides answers not only to the topic of the Project Management Office, but also to no less important (and seemingly simple at first) issues of Project management, which, after getting acquainted with various methods and approaches, we had not less but more … In my opinion, the fact that you expand the scope of the course and touch upon issues related not only to the Project Management Office, + give many examples from your own experience, makes the course more complete and practically applicable to real life.
It was valuable for me to understand the goals, objectives and limits of the Project Management Office in the organization and dispel the existing myths in this regard. No less important was a fairly detailed discussion of the issue: and when, in general, the Project Management Office and the Project Management as a whole are needed; performance indicators of the Project Management Office; the role of the shareholder in the creation and further work of the Project Management Office.
A separate «bonus» was the discussion of the hybrid project management method — this is definitely about «real life»! And it seems to me that the mandatory inclusion of this topic in your course will definitely be accepted by future students with gratitude))
Thank you for a large number of links to interesting and useful materials!
I will not be original by also saying a big thank you. I really liked such a thoroughness and consistency of Andrey’s framework and the course as a whole.
What I really liked is that we have decomposed projects by management levels, focus areas, management aspects, management objects and artifacts. I have personally raised the awareness of my activities. Now I have another terminology base: what is my aspect, what is the object. And at least I will be able to explain to the customer and the team what we are doing, why we are doing it. I will definitely recommend this course. And I think that I will download the framework, I will still study it, somehow comprehend and find for myself what I will use in my work. Such a system fits my IT-based mindset very well.