Project Management in Practice

Project Management in Practice

Modern and effective project management techniques require skills that allow the seamless integration of best practice tools with good leadership and team management within an organisation. Learn best-practice tools and people skills for effective project management during our three-day Project Management in Practice programme, designed by RSM Executive Education.

Learn the best practices for successful project management

You will explore every component of the project management landscape, including planning, controlling, reporting, team building, leadership, communications, and motivation. This includes finding effective solutions for your own real challenges by interacting with leading experts and your peers. And you will learn how to use effective management techniques to transform complex ideas into a structured and successful plan, and how to manage multi-disciplinary teams through good leadership, motivation and team building to accomplish large projects.  

You will assess your performance using an online assessment – the Inventory of Project Management Kit™ – to compare your results to an international benchmark. You can put the concepts you learn during Project Management in Practice into action at work immediately.

Upon successful completion of this programme you will receive a certificate from RSM recognised by the Project Management Institute, and 24 Professional Development Units (PDUs). These can be applied to obtaining the title of Project Management Professional certification. To apply for certification you need an additional 12 PDUs (i.e. by online training) and prove of practical experience. Read the Project Management Institute webpages for more information.

Learning objectives

During the programme, you will:

  • learn how to organise and support projects
  • explore best practices and tools in planning, organising, controlling, managing project risks, and successfully delivering projects
  • discover how to create interactive project teams and empower them
  • investigate the personal competencies that are vital for successful project management
  • put your new knowledge into practice if you choose to work on your own projects during the course.

Completing the Project management in Practice programme will award you 18 PE points. Read more about PE points for this programme.

  • You will benefit from the Project Management in Practice programme if you are:

    • a senior manager who oversees the work of project managers
    • a project manager or team leader
    • participating in projects or providing support to project teams.
  • "Useful programme describing project planning, components and behaviours. The interactive workshops embedded into the programme make it more effective by showing how principles of project management can be put into action. RSM provides a good speaker with pictorial diagrams and real life situations, which make the programme more interesting."
    Swarna Palakollu, IT Service Delivery & Application Manager, ING Bank

    “This programme is very much about practice and experiences. RSM draws quality people to this quality programme, so learning from peers across industries and cultures – in addition to content – adds great value.”
    Lars Breedveld, director European operations, Samsung Electronics Europe Logistics

  • During the Project Management in Practice Programme you will learn from Dr Ingo Zborschil and Anthony Eve. Occasionally we may substitute other faculty members according to the content of the programme and their availability.

    Dr Ingo Zborschil
    Ingo Zborschil is a visiting faculty member at RSM and a managing consultant for Siemens’ Global Marketing Services in-house consultancy. He has more than 25 years of management experience in leading global projects and is a certified management trainer for Siemens’ internal training institution for account management, product management and B2B as well as strategic marketing management. At Siemens he is responsible for project management of B2B strategy, global sales, marketing consulting and market research projects. He holds a PhD and an MBA from Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany, and an MBA from Kansas State University, the USA.

    Anthony Eve
    Anthony Eve (PMP, MAPM, PRINCE2 Practitioner) is a visiting faculty member at RSM, partner with Global Business Management Consultants and the vice president of GBMC's Consulting Division based in the South West of England, where he directs the UK operations. Anthony is an experienced project consultant and implementer of change with proven ability within a variety of industries.

  • Dates

    2019
    6 - 8 November 2019. This session is fully booked*

    2020
    27 - 29 January 2020 > Apply now
    15 - 17 April 2020 > Apply now
    1 - 3 July 2020 > Apply now
    16 - 18 November 2020 > Apply now

    * Please contact our programme manager Marielle Schussler to be placed on the waiting list for the November 2019 run.

    Fees

    2019
    € 2,450 (excl. 21% VAT) including course materials, lunches, and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation.

    2020
    € 2,500 (excl. 21% VAT) including course materials, lunches, and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation.

    10% discount for alumni from Erasmus University Rotterdam and RSM. More information about the discount.

    General terms and conditions

    Our general terms and conditions apply when you register for an open programme. Please review them to learn more about our policies for cancellation, deferral and substitution.

    Location

    The programme takes place in the Bayle building on the Woudestein Campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam. 

    Hotel accommodation

    We recommend Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark Hotel, adjacent to the university and less than five minutes’ walk from campus. Participants benefit from special rates.

  • The Project Management in Practice programme runs on several dates. Please select the one that suits you most to register:

    * Please contact our programme manager Marielle Schussler to be placed on the waiting list for the November 2019 run.