Every new or unique activity, before it becomes standardised into a process, is a project. Projects are time barred group activities with defined scope and resources, designed to produce unique utcomes. Organisations tend to assign business projects that involve significant legal issues to their corporate counsel. Though the business project would ultimately become part of the business operations and processes, the fact that it initially requires due legal care and vigilance makes the corporate counsel the preferred candidate to lead the project.
Corporate counsel, therefore, are very much involved in managing operations related projects for which their legal training alone is ill equipped for. However, the critical thinking skills of studying law together with continuing development equip them to manage some of the most complicated corporate projects.
This program is designed to further the continuing development of project management competencies of corporate counsel, enhancing their abilities to apply knowledge, skills and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently, tying up project results with business goals.
Projects are typically made up of planning, organising, motivating and controlling resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals. Because it is a specific set of operations designed to accomplish a singular goal, a corporate counsel ends up leading a project team that includes people who do not usually work together, coming from different divisions across multiple disciplines. The primary challenge for the corporate counsel is to achieve all of the project goals and objectives, while keeping to its constraints, such as scope, time, quality and budget, and optimising the use of resources.
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