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 DEMS Project Management Academy

We are training the next generation of Resilient Project Managers and Project Leaders to manage and lead project teams across multiple industries.

At DEMS, We Are a Leader in Project Transformational Leadership. Disruption is happening across all three elements of the project organization – the project, the project team, and the project environment. In the project economy, transformation will impact every area of a project. Tranformational  leadership doesn’t require knowing all the answers – it requires asking the right questions. And project managers and project leaders who are open to asking the right questions – and who are willing to explore new ideas and new ways of working – can create a viable framework for projects to be successful  in a dynamic, uncertain,  and complex project environment.

Not only have project expectations for organizations changed, but the entire ecosystem for the when, where, and how we work and learn is being disrupted. The nature of project, project team motivations, and the environment for how project is done are all changing. This is a time in modern history where disruptive change has occurred across all three of those elements (The Project Economy).

Project Value Delivery

Projects play a critical role in the progress of a company. Their success can facilitate entry into new markets, implement cutting edge technologies, or activate long awaited operational assets. Conversely, their failure can stifle progress, aggravate timelines, disrupt strategies, or herald a firm’s disappearance altogether.  

A company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is faced with a multitude of challenges when considering the commercial and economic viability of the projects the company is undertaking. As not only the figurehead of corporate finance, but also the penultimate individual often borne with the burden of reporting success (or failure) of projects, it can be a stressful existence. 

McKinsey has examined the approaches of multiple leading companies, in sectors from energy to software development, to see how they have addressed similar challenges in the delivery of complex projects. Studying the most successful elements of their models allowed identification of the six design principles that could act as building blocks for better project delivery:

1. An ecosystem of partners that collaborate across multiple projects to maximize end-to-end value.

2. Industrialization and innovation, with the adoption of standard processes for repeated tasks, while challenging traditional ways of working to drive productivity.

3. Agility, flexibility, and resilience, combined with a stable backbone of disciplined processes, progress monitoring, and management.

4. Sustained capability building with a redesigned “people supply chain” that ensures companies acquire, develop, and retain the labor and talent they need.

5. A data-driven operating model including a robust digital architecture, shared by all stakeholders in the ecosystem.

6. Future-proofing of projects, with metrics and incentives that consider future opportunities and risks, and which promote innovation for long-term commercial and environmental sustainability.

As a result of our experience of delivering complex projects globally across a wide range of industries in the last thirty years, we believe the optimum project management transformation occurs at the intersection of people transformation, technology transformation, process transformation, and big data transformation. DEMS specializes in tracking the latest megatrends in people transformation, technology transformation, process transformation, and big data transformation to develop best practices, lessons learned, and agility in the project management industry.

While technical skills are core to project and program management, PMI research tells us they’re not enough in today’s increasingly complex and competitive global marketplace. Companies are seeking added skills in leadership and business intelligence — competencies that can support longer-range strategic objectives that contribute to the bottom line.

The ideal skill set — the PMI Talent Triangle® — is a combination of technical, leadership, and strategic and business management expertise — and now, digital skills. One of the articles published by PMI -PMI's 2021 Talent Gap reports "a forecast of employment trends for the next decade, predicts that the global economy will need 25 million new project professionals by 2030. With declining fertility rates and an increasing percentage of workers aging out of the workforce, organizations will need to find new ways to alleviate worker shortages and close the talent gap".

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Work has changed. So must the way the work thinks about projects. We are in the era of The Project Economy. Change is as relentless at it pervasive - from the impact of technologies like artificial intelligence to the clamor for greater social accountability to customers' ever - evolving expectations.

Organizations that stick with status quo risk not justing treading water, but sinking. Now an essential business asset, change happens  through projects. Organizations are under-going a fundamental paradigm shift in which projects are no longer adjacent to operations  but instead primary to how work gets done and problems get solved. In today's  C-suite and tomorrow's - it is the portfolio that disrupts, innovates, that expands and thrives. In many ways, the organization is its projects led by a variety of titles, executed through a variety of titles, executed through  a variety of approches, and focused unwaveringly on delivery financial and societal value. This is what we call The Project Economy.

Most organizations today realize they are managing their business by projects. Project management is no longer restricted to a few functional domains but is now utilized throughout the organization. Today, project management is viewed as a strategic competency needed for corporate growth rather than a career path. Project management is becoming the vehicle needed to capture, evaluate, and implement the best practices needed for continuous improvements in the firm’s performance.

With so much change, executives are increasingly turning to project leaders to help them turn ideas into reality. And that often requires tried-and-true skills with emerging ones. So, yes, project professionals must be equipped with new agile project leadership soft and hard skills to survive and thrive in The Project Economy.

DEMS has partnered with TenStep Inc. to provide project management training, leadership training, organizational capability assessment and consulting services to our clients in the USA and Africa.

2023 DEMS Project Management Academy Schedule

Please contact us for course price, as the price will vary based on location of the course.

 Course Delivery Duration Start Date End Date
Building and Managing Resilience - The Way We Work

Remote/In-Person/Hybrid 3 Days


March 6

March 8

Project Management Metrics, KPIs and Dashboards Remote/In-Person/Hybrid 3 days March 15

March 17

PMI PBA  Exam Prep  Houston 3  days March 22 March 24
Renewable Energy Project Management  Houston 10 days

May  15

May 22

May 19

May 26

Stories of Success and Resilient (Case Studies and Lessons Learned) Remote/In-Person/Hybrid 3 days April 3 April 5
Project Management for Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs Remote/In-Person/Hybrid 3  days April 17 April 21
Agile Transformation Remote/In-Person/Hybrid 3 days May 1 May 3
Decision Making Remote/In-Person/Hybrid 3 days May 29 May 31
Design Thinking Remote/In-Person/Hybrid 3 days April 19 April 23
Emotional Intelligence Remote/In-Person/Hybrid 3 days May 3 May 7
Project Estimating Remote/In-Person/Hybrid 3 days May 17 May 21
Collaborative Leadership Remote/In-Person/Hybrid 3 days May 31 June 4
Leveraging Project Management  to Improve Negotiation & Persuasion Skills Remote/In-Person/Hybrid 3 days June 14 June 16
Portfolio Management Houston 5  days August 21 August 25
Program Management Houston 5  days July 24 July 28
Creative Problem Solving Remote/In-Person/Hybrid 3 days July 19 July 21
Psychological Safety Remote/In-Person/Hybrid 3 days August 2 August 4
Quality Management Remote/In-Person/Hybrid 3 days August 16 August 18
Changes from the PMBOK Guide -Sixth Edition to the Seventh Edition Remote/In-Person/Hybrid 3 days September 6 September 8
Risk Management Remote/In-Person/Hybrid 3 days September 13 September 15
Leveraging Project Management to Accelerate Energy Transition (CCUS, Hydrogen, Solar & Wind) Remote/In-Person/Hybrid 10 days October 3 October 17
Stakeholder Management Remote/In-Person/Hybrid 3  days October 25 October 27
Strategic Planning Remote/In-Person/Hybrid 3 days November 15 November 17
Digitalization and Automation Across The Project Life Cycle Remote/In-Person/Hybrid 3 days December  6 December 8
Team Building Remote/In-Person/Hybrid 3 days December  13 December 15

Enroll Now:

Please use the form below to apply now. Limited space available, so apply today and receive a 10% discount. Please note, depending on the preferred location of the course selected, we need a minimum of 10 people to hold a class.

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