This course is for anyone who is interested to learn more about projects. It presents extensive research and experience lessons collected during 20 years on over 1000 projects. Since traditional well-established project management techniques are insufficient to deal with today’s complexities and challenges in projects, the course is aimed at understanding the secrets of the most successful and great projects of all times. But it will also present lessons from famous failures and analyze their reasons.

20 PDUs
 Regular Cost $900
Group Discount $800 (for 2 or More)
PMI Talent Triangle Share of PDUs:
Business Leadership Technical
7 8 5

Course Objectives – What Will You Learn?

  • Understand the fundamental principles of the most successful projects and learn the secrets of their success
  • Collect lessons from famous failures and understand the reasons for failure
  • Use the lessons to identify the pitfalls and gaps in traditional risk management and their impact on project success
  • Develop a mindset and a set of analytical tools to identify success and failure and implement it into your project.
  • Practice the lessons on your real company projects

Course Delivery Style


The course is highly interactive. It combines stories and theory to understand the lessons. The course will present the stories first and ask participants to draw their conclusions, then after a class discussion we will analyze the lessons based on theory and research findings.

List of Potential Cases


  • The Tower of Babel
  • The Pyramids
  • The Great Wall of China
  • Wassa Royal Swedish Ship
  • Empire State Building
  • Word Trade Center
  • Brooklyn Park
  • NASA’s Kepler
  • NASA’s Mars Climate Orbiter
  • Hubble Space Telescope
  • Eurotunnel - Channel Tunnel
  • Manhattan Project
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Phillips CD
  • IBM Silver Lake AS/400
  • Mall of America
  • Toy Story
  • BMW Z3
  • Ford Taurus 1996
  • Denver International Airport
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Obama Care Implementation Project
  • Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Clean-up
  • Panama Canal
  • Boeing 777/787