International Project Management

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International Project Management

The VDI Workshop “International Project Management” focuses on the unique challenges of doing business in a multinational and multicultural setting. Learn how to use cross-functional teams and smart analysis to your advantage for the best possible outcomes in international project management.

Navigating cultures, countries and international challenges

Working with people from around the world on complex projects is commonplace nowadays. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. International projects can present a variety of challenges and to be successful, it’s important to learn and apply the right skills and procedures. The VDI Workshop “International Project Management” is specifically designed to help you succeed in international settings and to:

  • Master the challenges presented by international Projects
  • Set up and start international projects, including considerations about standardized practices
  • Understand how culture impacts project performance and how to manage complex cross-functional teams
  • Plan and monitor international projects

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1. Day 09:00–17:00


  • Welcome and Expectations
  • Target Definition of the Course

International Aspects in Business

  • International Organizations
  • International Customers
  • International Projects

++ Presentation/Discussion

Special Patterns of International Projects

  • Areas of “International Degrees“
  • Evaluation of “Internationality“
  • Practical Hints

++++ Exercise/Discussion

Intercultural Aspects

  • Culture and Diversity
  • The Globe Model
  • Practical Example (GER/USA/MEX)
  • Practical Hints

Challenges in International Project Management

  • Differences in Understanding and Acting
  • Culture • Risk Management
  • Quality Management
  • Time Managemen

2. Day 09:00–17:00

Welcome and Recap!

Aspects of Leadership

  • Communication and Conflicts
  • Motivation
  • Intercultural Aspects

++ Exercise/Discussion

Framework of Working in International Teams

  • Setup of Teams and Team Establishment
  • Relevance of Roles and Responsibilities
  • Cultural and Legal Aspects in Teams (Labor Law, Communication)
  • Consequences
  • Practical Hints

++ Exercise/Discussion

Cross-Functional Project Start

  • Content and Preparation
  • Ground Rules
  • Execution
  • Practical Hints

++ Exercise/Discussion

Who is this Workshop for?

This international workshop is ideal for members of cross-functional project teams, managers of international organizations, employees in project-driven organizations and employees whose organizations are facing the challenges of working on international projects in future.

Workshop Chair – Dr. Thomas Baumann – General Manager, Orbitak International LLC, Bingham Farm, USA

Dr. Baumann has more than 20 years of experience in handling international projects. He set up a global competence center, international PMO’s and has been involved in several international projects in complex environments (automotive, education). He also helps German companies establish themselves in international markets. He has been living in the US for more than 15 years and has worked in more than 10 countries.

Find your way to success in International Project Management

The VDI Workshop “International Project Management” will help you to successfully manage the unique challenges presented by international projects. Relevant case studies, best practice examples, open discussions and the sharing of experiences will give you the skills to develop your abilities, learn to avoid obstacles and lead and motivate cross-functional teams. Secure your seat now!

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