Project Management Certificate Program

Life is really just one big project.

 

Workshop Overview

In an increasingly competitive business world, organizations are finding it necessary to take on more projects in a means to remain competitive. Selected to direct major initiatives in the organization, skilled project managers impact the bottom line and require the ability to deliver on commitments made to customers. This program gives you the skills necessary to assess the requirements, develop the work in a logical flow, enlist organizational support, and thrive in a high demand workplace. In these workshops, participants will learn and practice the essential skills required to successfully deliver projects. The curriculum which aligns with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) framework, is specifically designed to focus on the practical application of concepts. Upon successful completion of the three workshops, participants will be able to demonstrate, by practical application, the concepts and skills inherent in successful project management environments.

Available Dates:

July 31 - August 2, 2017 - Advanced Project Management with Simulation

September 13-14, 2017 - Building and Sustaining Best Practices for Project Management

November 7-9, 2017 - Developing Project Management Skills

February 6 -8, 2018 - Advanced Project Management with Simulation

March 6-7, 2018 - Building and Sustaining Best Practices for Project Management

August 7-9, 2018 - Advanced Project Management with Simulation

September 18-19, 2018 - Building and Sustaining Best Practices for Project Management

May 15-17, 2018 - Developing Project Management Skills
 

Who Should Attend

This program is ideal for leaders who want to perform at a high level, consistently producing superior results. It will benefit new project managers as well as longtime project managers and is ideal for capturing Professional Development Units (PDU’s) to maintain Project Management Professional (PMP) certification requirements.

For maximum benefit in this program, we strongly recommend  participants attend the Developing Project Management Skills workshop or an equivalent course prior to attending the Advanced Project Management Skills with Simulation and Building and Sustaining Project Management Best Practices workshops.

 

What you'll Learn

  • Enhance potential for a successful outcome before the project begins by identifying the statement of work, developing requirements, creating the work breakdown structures, defining the skills necessary for the team composition, scheduling a realistic timeline, budgeting and forecasting long before execution of the project begins.

  • Develop and monitor a risk management plan through risk identification, mitigation by risk development and measuring the effectiveness of the responses.

  • Evaluate progress on identified projects through status reporting, comparing planned versus actual occurrences, measuring and communicating overall performance to key stakeholders.

  • Develop the skills necessary for project and resource management: leading and engaging stakeholders, motivating team members, making decisions, and allocating resources.

  • Demonstrate ability to control the big picture: performance measurement using Earned Value Management (EVA), Schmidt charting, schedule control, and rolling wave development.

  • Understand the project management maturity model, project management methodologies, critical chain schedule development, continuous improvement, Six Sigma concepts, managing multiple projects, and inherited projects.

  • Learn how to monitor risk management processes and attitudes towards risk with risk analysis techniques and tools and planned responses.

  • Analyze the strategic concept of tailoring best practices to fit organizational culture.

  • Focus on project value-adding concepts related to repeatability and consistency, metrics and measurability, correlation and best practices in process improvement.

Workshop Outline

Session Overview
Session 1
Developing Project Management Skills
  • Three-day, results-oriented, “roll up your sleeves” workshop will introduce you to the quality-driven philosophies and tools that contribute to enhancing the project team’s participation and productivity. 
  • Build a foundation of project management skills from a strategic, organizational, and tactical viewpoint.

Session 2
Advanced Project Management Skills with Simulation
  • Three-day workshop includes an online interactive project simulation to test not only knowledge, but also performance.
  • Learn by making actual project decisions.
  • Pick up where other traditional project management courses leave off. Participants will learn to monitor a project using SimulTrain®, software that provides a simulation for planning and executing phases of a project.
  • During project execution, participants are placed in common situations that generate stress and require timely decisions that affect not only project performance, but also team motivation.
  • Focus on advanced project competencies, tools and techniques.

Session 3
Building and Sustaining Project Management Best Practices
  • Two-day workshop provides the skills and knowledge to identify, document, and apply best practices to improve current and future project performance and foster the application of best practices throughout the organization.
  • Build a best practice methodology and tailor it to your company to sustain a repeatable, quality project discipline that supports process improvement.

Unique workshop offerings

    • The vast experience and expertise of the program instructors
    • Online interactive project simulation SimulTrain® software

Workshop Leads


Roy Brewer

Roy Brewer, PMP


ROY BREWER’s worldwide experiences in management and training have provided him with a strong approach for defining and delivering desired client results. In addition to certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP), he has over thirty years of practical performance. His project management, information technology, organizational and strong leadership experiences highlight these skills obtained working with a variety of industries.
Steve Griffin

Steve Griffin, PMP


STEVE GRIFFIN has been active in worldwide project management and business analysis in the national and international communities for over thirty years. His decades of knowledge in project management, procurement, resource management, critical chain project management relations, regulatory oversight, engineering, organizational development, government and legal liaisons, highlight his successful career in project management over a wide range of industries.

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