Project Management

Project Management Courses

Effective project managers use proven practices to manage the key resources of people, process, and knowledge. In this course, participants will be provided with the tools and skills needed to ensure that all of their projects are successful.

This course is designed for project managers who need to implement or refine an agile approach. Participants will learn agile methodologies, avenues for team strategy, and how to get better results. They will work on actual projects during training.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • How to develop an Agile approach
  • Apply lean principles
  • Relate lean to agile concepts
  • Understand why scrum and extreme are implementations of lean
  • Determine how the characteristics of a project drive the structure for project planning, management, and control
  • Planning and Monitoring
  • Leading a team
  • Managing Stakeholders

Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive a certificate showing the number of contact hours to apply toward eligibility to sit for a Project Management Institute Exam.

Effective project managers use proven practices to manage the key resources of people, process, and knowledge. In this two course series (part 1 Manage Yourself, Your Team, Your Organization and part 2 Manage Your Work), participants will be provided with the tools and skills needed to ensure that all of their projects are successful. They will learn how to manage a project from beginning to end and will have the chance to put into practice their newly acquired skills. They will work on actual projects, learn to develop a team, outline project scope, and project program outcomes. Always tailored to company needs—may be presented as a complete 24-hour class or separately.

Manage Yourself, Your Team, Your Organization (8 hours)

Manage Yourself 

This section is the shortest yet in some ways it is the most important. Participants will concentrate on establishing the role of the project manager as the Proactive Leader who will deliver what they have committed to – on time, on budget, and to the agreed upon objectives (Measures of Performance). The result of this module will be a project manager who will be confident they can lead a team to project success. Participants find equal applicability to goal achievement in personal and work settings. 

Manage Your Team

This module will focus on the seven keys to effectively select and manage a project team. A team is a collection of individuals who need one another to succeed. Unfortunately, project teams frequently consist of individuals who are unable to succeed because they do not know how to work together and they may arrive with different or even conflicting agendas. Project timelines do not usually permit haphazard, gradual, or "natural" formation of these individuals into a high performing team.

Many projects also have what we call extended team members – vendors, consultants, or suppliers. This requires additional management expertise in order to establish appropriate agreements, build relationships, and monitor work to ensure successful completion. "Manage Your Team" explains the critical steps a project manager can take to quickly build and maintain a high performing extended team.

Manage Your Organization

Appropriate accountability and authority make effective project management possible. There are precise keys to success in the accountability and authority one holds with: project staff, peers, supervisors, project sponsors, steering committees, suppliers, and vendors. In addition, successful project management requires the ability to influence others with whom one has no direct accountability and authority. Those relationships require skillful application of reinforcement, constructive criticism, and behavior analysis.

Manage Your Work (16 hours)

The backbone of project management is planning, scheduling, and controlling. There are well-established principles, tools, and techniques for taking these critical elements to a professional level of expertise. From the management of small to complex projects, participants will find a proven approach to shorten project duration, manage communication, report status, and keep the project on track for on time and on budget delivery.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Describe and recognize the critical elements of a correct project measure of performance.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify the major deliverables required to achieve a project’s measure of performance.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop a project scope statement that will provide clarity and reduce the chance of scope creep.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding and use of the common techniques for planning and scheduling project work.
  • Demonstrate the ability to calculate the critical path for a simple project.
  • Demonstrate methods for compressing the time required to complete a project.
  • Describe the benefits of establishing a project baseline.
  • Describe the critical elements of risk identification, mitigation, and control.
  • Describe a method for managing project changes.
  • Describe methods for developing and implementing project lessons learned.

Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive a certificate showing the number of contact hours to apply toward eligibility to sit for a Project Management Institute Exam.

This course is designed for people who want to earn their Project Management Professional (PMP) credential. Unique features of this course include exercises, real-world examples to help relate the material to the PMBOK and other tools to help you understand the concepts necessary to pass a PMI exam.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Steps required to obtain this credential
  • Help identify specific areas of focus to better prepare you for the exam
  • How to study for the exam
  • How to build a study plan 
  • Apply to take the PMP exam
  • Learn what is covered on the exam
  • Prepare to take and pass the PMP exam
  • Students results will be evaluated at the end of the workshop and expert recommendations made on any focus areas needed for final exam preparation 

Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive a certificate showing the number of contact hours to apply toward eligibility to sit for a Project Management Institute Exam.

 

This course is designed for anyone in a position of leading or coaching a department to gain measurable efficiency and effectiveness. Participants will work as a team using real-time projects, in-depth discussions, and be challenged to apply the Scrum principles.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the rules of Scrum
  • Act as Scrum Master for Scrum Teams and stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively use Scrum
  • Ability to increase effectiveness of Scrum

Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive a certificate showing the number of contact hours to apply toward eligibility to sit for a Professional Scrum Master Exam. 

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