2016 PDC -Creating Truly Inspiring Projects


Creating Truly Inspiring Projects

Mark Kozak Holland

Procept, Creating Truly Inspiring Projects

This 1 day workshop explores the ten most influential projects of all time, and how these highly innovative projects overcame perceived insurmountable problems. The analysis is done through the modern lens of the PMBOK®Guide nine knowledge areas and provides valuable insights into how these projects were planned

and executed, and in the innovative way they managed new emerging technologies to create truly inspiring deliverables. As a result, they inspired subsequent projects that would follow. The workshop examines common emergent patterns across the projects, best practices and techniques, and then draws out practical project lessons to apply to today’s projects. These projects were selected because of their impact on projects and project management.


Upon the successful completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to better understand how these projects:

  • Were cost justified, to create mass employment opportunities for local trades, guilds, and workforce
  • Used cost control strategies and procurement management to set up contractors and far reaching supply-chains
  • Relied on project sponsors to play a pivotal role in project initiation, and taking a leadership position and putting a personal stake into the project
  • Developed communication strategies with project stakeholders, and motivated the project workforce
  • Managed risks, borrowed best practices and used innovation to solve complex problems
  • Delivered quickly and at a pace to benefit the project sponsor and principal stakeholders
  • Used emerging technologies to bring down project costs down and increase the value of the deliverable
  • Used agile methods to accommodate change and deliver quickly
  • Used quality management techniques


Mark Kozak-Holland is a project manager and senior business consultant (certified in the consultant profession) with 29 years of business experience. He specializes in helping organizations evaluate how emerging technologies can impact their business. Kozak-Holland puts a different spin on complex business problems by applying lessons from history. He is the founder of the Lessons from History series of books and has written several titles for the series. He is very passionate about history and believes it has great relevance in business today. A good analogy helps to simplify, frame and put today’s complex projects into context. It builds up a better understanding and enhances reader retention.

Kozak-Holland delivers seminars for project manager, business executives and decision makers. He regularly speaks at major project management conferences including Project World, and PMI chapters and at organizations and businesses. He also has authored many white papers and writes magazine articles regularly.




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