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Train Your Workforce in Project Management

When projects are over budget, out of scope, and behind schedule, you put your company at risk of losing future opportunities, customers, and even marketshare. 

Change your project management culture and start initating resutls. 

Your Partner In Project Management

 Our project management team provides you with the training you need when you need it. We provide you with the best--all of our instructors are PMP®-certified.

 

Our team has experience working with small to enterprise-level projects, helping companies work through a wide variety of obstacles and challenges.

 

Most importantly, we ensure our training incorporates the most up-to-date industry best practices, and your team walks away confident in their new abilities.

  Training Opportunities

COURSE OVERVIEW

This 2-day Agile Project Management course covers the basic concepts and history of Agile, explaining its methodologies and strategies while presenting real-world applications of the Agile approach.  Learn how to adapt the principles and best practices from both Agile and traditional “waterfall” management and synthesize the two in order to deliver project results. 

COURSE BENEFITS AND OBJECTIVES

Duration: 2 days (8 hrs./day) PDUs: 16

Understand:

  • The history, methodologies, and strategies of Agile project management
  • The Agile Manifesto
  • Ways to maximize the benefits of Agile while minimizing the risks
  • The differences between traditional and Agile approaches to managing projects, and how the two can work together
  • The 12 principles of Agile
  • The role of Scrum in Agile project management
  • The 7 principles of Lean
  • The roles and 12 practices of eXtreme Programming
  • Agile Teams and Team Spaces
  • Agile planning, estimating, and earned value

Learn:

  • The right way to apply project management principles to an Agile project
  • How to create a self-directed team
  • Ways to improve team productivity for delivery of business value and project success
  • How to set up your team for success to avoid the most common pitfalls
  • Application of the Agile value of decreasing product defects
  • The right way to approach documentation on an Agile project

COURSE OVERVIEW

For those who have a good understanding of the processes of project management, this course will provide a more hands-on approach to managing real-world projects.  It takes a deeper dive into project management’s best practices and shows you concrete ways to put them into action.  An excellent follow-up to our PM Fundamentals course, here you will learn how to implement key project management concepts in your job, regardless of the kinds of projects you manage.

Duration: 4 days (8 hrs./day)

COURSE BENEFITS AND OBJECTIVES

Understand:

  • The big picture of project management
  • The project lifecycle and different project management methodologies
  • More advanced theory in project management
  • Keys to initiation
  • The constraints of the Iron Triangle – project scope, time, and cost
  • Emerging quality trends and best practices

Learn how to:

  • Apply financial and other project selection techniques
  • Leverage project phases
  • Plan project scope and identify requirements
  • Decompose the project deliverables for the Work Breakdown Structure and develop the schedule
  • Forecast project costs
  • Perform the calculations associated with earned value reporting
  • Plan for an exceptional project team
  • Develop your management style and motivate the team
  • Identify, analyze, and leverage risks
  • Monitor and control a project
  • Develop project artifacts that you can put to use immediately

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course will teach you the most effective practices, tools, and techniques for managing project risk.  During the class you’ll not only learn the principles and methodologies of risk management, you’ll also participate in hands-on group activities and exercises that you can immediately apply to your own projects. 

Duration: 2 days (8 hrs./day) PDUs: 16

COURSE BENEFITS AND OBJECTIVES

Understand:

  • The principles and processes of risk management
  • The common language of risk
  • Risk planning and identification
  • The strengths and weaknesses of popular risk identification tools
  • The Risk Register
  • Risk analysis, response, monitoring, and reporting

Learn:

  • How to incorporate risk methodology into your existing projects
  • How to apply risk planning formats and templates
  • Risk identification and analysis tools and how to apply them in a practical manner
  • Ways to determine appropriate risk controlling tools that match the environment

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course gives you a solid understanding of the fundamental principles of earned value management and teaches you how to use both software models and other practical tools to apply them in everyday project scenarios.  

Duration: 3 days (8 hrs./day) PDUs: 24

COURSE BENEFITS AND OBJECTIVES

Understand:

  • The principles and processes of earned value management (EVM)
  • The Performance Management Baseline
  • The vocabulary of EVM
  • How earned value calculations are used to express completed work in terms that quantify progress
  • The use of project performance information in determining corrective action
  • Why the use of EVM is crucial for securing government project contracts

Learn:

  • How to create a project baseline
  • How to use EVM to evaluate a project’s performance against the baseline
  • The formulae used to calculate earned value and how to apply them
  • Ways to identify and make decisions about corrective actions that are needed based on project performance information
  • How to apply EVM principles and calculations to your own projects using hands-on exercises

COURSE OVERVIEW

This 2-day course begins by answering the question “what is project management” and defining its roles, history and dynamic industry profile. You’ll learn how to define the scope and goals of your project, how to create a schedule, draft a budget and integrate risk by anticipating what could go wrong.

Project Management Fundamentals is a great way to get your team on the same page, speaking the same language. This course will also focus on leadership components, such as communication excellence and the very essence of project management—knowing how to lead a team.

Duration & PDU options: 2-Day foundational (8 hrs./day) for 16 PDUs

3-Day comprehensive (8 hrs./day) for 24 PDUs

COURSE BENEFITS AND OBJECTIVES

Project Management Fundamentals teaches the art and science of delivering successful projects. Participants will learn how to apply the processes, techniques, and tools for organizing and planning a project, as well as how to execute the plan, monitor and control, and deliver and close the project successfully.
Chock-full of tips, tricks, and practical techniques that can be applied immediately, participants will learn secrets of the best PMs and the factors that make them so successful.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • The Basics: What is “Project Management”?
  • Scope: How to Define Project Goals & Boundaries
  • Schedules & Resources: What Needs to Happen & When
  • Budget: How Much Will It Cost?
  • Risk: What if Something Bad Happens?
  • Communication Excellence: a Vital Trait of Top PMs
  • Leading a Team: The Essence of Project Management

COURSE OVERVIEW

This Program Management Fundamentals course explores the breadth of tasks, skills, and interactions expected in the role of a professional program manager.  It provides a complete foundational set of practical tips and hands-on exercises to build expertise and confidence using program management strategies and templates, independent of methodology.

Students are requested to bring their own program information to class to use in developing a personal post-class action plan to take their programs to the next step. 

Duration: 3 days (8 hrs./day) PDUs: 24

COURSE BENEFITS AND OBJECTIVES

Understand:

  • Key concepts, including a program, program management fundamentals, benefits realization plan, strategic alignment, program governance, stakeholder engagement, and the program lifecycle
  • Program participant roles, including the role of the program manager in managing program benefits and the role of the program governance board
  • The value of the program roadmap and how it relates to components plans and schedules
  • The phase-gate checklist and how to apply it at appropriate periods in the life of the program
  • The key outputs from the 9 supporting processes of program management
  • Standards an organization can use as a starting point to add their unique customizations

Learn how to:

  • Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of portfolio manager, program manager, and project manager
  • Recognize the attributes of successful program managers and assess your current strengths and weaknesses
  • Identify the 3 key assets used by the program manager to align the program with corporate strategy
  • Evaluate a business case, program plan, and program roadmap for missing elements
  • Practice use of the Program Environmental Assessment tool in class
  • Create a benefits register and use a checklist to sustain those benefits
  • Use a Stakeholder Analysis Grid to effectively categorize and engage program stakeholders
  • Use templates for the 9 supporting processes of program management (e.g., program work breakdown structure, program resource requirements, program risk register, program quality policy, etc.)

COURSE OVERVIEW

This one day course is a Project Management scheduling immersive.  Students will focus on learning the basics of scheduling theory, the tools and techniques, and the importance of schedule maintenance and communication.  Through the use of situational exercises, you will learn and practice using scheduling output to monitor and control projects. 

Duration: 1 day (8 hrs./day) PDUs: 8

COURSE BENEFITS AND OBJECTIVES:

Understand: 

  • The foundation concepts of scheduling theory
  • The benefit of scheduling tools and techniques
  • The importance of maintaining the schedule and communicating

Learn:

  • Basic scheduling theory, tools, and techniques
  • How to maintain a schedule and communicate changes effectively
  • Scheduling output to monitor and control projects

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course teaches you the leading practices for organizing, documenting, and managing project scope. You’ll learn how to identify your project’s organizational type and accurately gather project requirements, as well as the 10 key tools to use and how to use them to ensure that the finished product lines up with stakeholder expectations.

Duration: 3 days (8 hrs./day) PDUs: 24

COURSE BENEFITS AND OBJECTIVES

Understand:

  • The principles and processes of scope management
  • 16 different organization types into which a project fits
  • The impact of scope planning on project teams and stakeholders
  • 10 tools for analyzing, gathering, defining, and ranking potential requirements
  • The preflight check
  • Keys to managing stakeholder expectations and communication
  • Keys to controlling scope and managing change

 Learn how to:

  • Identify your project’s organization type and adapt your approach to the environment
  • Accurately gather all requirements and know when the scope is complete
  • Capture the requirements in the appropriate format to facilitate the work downstream
  • Determine which of the 10 tools you should use to analyze, gather, define and rank requirements
  • Resolve competing stakeholder objectives
  • Validate your requirements before they are built
  • Optimally manage scope changes
  • Improve your chance of acceptance by the sponsor, the customer, and key stakeholders

 

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