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In-class Advanced Project Management Courses


Note - The PMBOK is changing, clients interested in project management courses should review the details and recommendations regarding the Sixth Edition of the PMBOK Guide.

Agile Project Management Hands On

21 PDUs for PMP® designation: 10 Technical | 2 Leadership | 9 Business

This workshop, uses agile simulations, realistic scenarios and group discussions to teach participants the core techniques of Agile Project Management and how they are applied to real world projects.

Topics include core Agile tools (e.g. Velocity, Kanban board, timeboxing, iteration and release planning, daily stand ups, burn down charts, backlog grooming/refinement, retrospectives, etc.)

Learn to:

  • Appreciate the philosophy behind Agile Project Management and its methodologies (e.g. Scrum, Kanban, etc.)
  • Determine where agile techniques are appropriate
  • Create and execute project plans within an Agile environment
  • Effectively use Agile techniques (e.g. user stories, story points, personas, backlog items, sprints, scrum meetings, retrospectives, etc.)
  • Accurately assess and communicate an Agile project’s status
  • Address the challenges of practicing Agile in a culture of traditional project management

For those wanting to write the PMI-ACP exam, the book "PMI-ACP Exam - How to Pass on Your First Try" by Andy Crowe is included. This is the first book written specifically for the new PMI-ACP exam, and it includes two practice PMI-ACP exam simulations.

NOTE: This course conforms to the internationally recognized standards of the Project Management Institute (PMI®). You will receive 21 Professional Development Units (PDUs) upon completion and a course binder that parallels the course content and serves as an excellent project management resource tool.

May be applied toward the Advanced Project Management Certificate.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

There are currently no upcoming dates.

Business Analysis for the Project Manager

14 PDUs for PMP® designation: 9 Technical | 0 Leadership | 5 Business

A business analysis course for project managers? Absolutely! While Business Analyst positions are still rather new to many organizations, their primary role of defining and documenting user requirements and bridging the gap between the client and the solution team has always been an essential ingredient for achieving project success. On small to medium-sized projects, the role of business analysis often falls on the shoulders of the project manager or other core team members. On larger projects, the role of business analysis is usually more defined and it is important that both project managers and business analysts understand the value that each of their roles will bring to the project.

Taught through a series of discussions, examples, and real world hands-on exercises drawn from IT projects, this two-day course will teach participants the tools they can apply immediately to accurately translate client requirements into successful project deliverables.

NOTE: This course is designed for participants who already work in a project management environment that manages project scope, cost, time, quality, etc., OR have taken an introductory project management course such as Project Management Applied Tools and Techniques.This course conforms to the internationally recognized standards of the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

You will receive 14 Professional Development Units (PDUs) upon completion and a complete course binder that parallels the course content and serves as an excellent project management resource tool.

May be applied toward the Project Management Certificate or the Advanced Project Management Certificate.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

There are currently no upcoming dates.

Juggling Multiple Projects

14 PDUs for PMP® designation: 4 Technical | 2 Leadership | 8 Business

Don’t let minor delays in one project cause a domino effect in all your projects. Learn how to leverage your existing knowledge, scale your approach, and advance to a methodology capable of handling multiple projects with ease. Designed for experienced project managers, this course will show you how to understand the root problem, develop effective solutions and strategies, and proceed with confidence. As an added feature, you will learn efficient techniques for increasing personal and corporate capacity for managing multiple projects.

NOTE: This course conforms to the internationally recognized standards of the Project Management Institute (PMI®). You will receive 14 Professional Development Units (PDUs) upon completion and a CD of supplementary files and reference materials.

May be applied toward the Project Management Certificate or the Advanced Project Management Certificate.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

There are currently no upcoming dates.

Managing Stakeholder Expectations

7 PDUs for PMP® designation: 0 Technical | 0 Leadership | 7 Business

Project stakeholders come in all shapes and sizes and while the expectations of some may be straight forward and closely aligned with project goals, others may have expectations which are unknown, or not achievable given the purpose and scope of the project. One of the most challenging aspects of many projects is managing these stakeholder expectations. Learn to do it well, and you will have a much easier time, and be much more likely to achieve success. Do it poorly, and before you know it, you may be bogged down in endless meetings and complaints.

Learn to:

  • understand the importance of managing stakeholders
  • identify the project stakeholders
  • effectively define stakeholders' influence and requirements for your projects
  • prepare a Stakeholders' Management Plan
  • manage project stakeholders by implementing the Stakeholders' Management Plan
  • understand the ethical issues in managing project stakeholders
  • generate and use the information from past projects
  • make a plan for enhanced stakeholders' management efforts for your project(s)..

NOTE: This course conforms to the internationally recognized standards of the Project Management Institute (PMI). You will receive 7 Professional Development Units (PDUs) upon completion.

May be applied toward the Advanced Project Management Certificate.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

There are currently no upcoming dates.

Microsoft Project 2016

14 PDUs for PMP® designation: 5 Technical | 1 Leadership | 8 Business

Watch your projects come alive with Microsoft Office Project. An industry standard, this project management software allows you to visually assess your project, organize all the intricate details and effectively communicate every aspect of its life cycle to any audience. With the support of a real-world Project Manager, this hands-on course will benefit anyone who would like to employ today’s technology for the intricate projects of tomorrow.

Learn to:

  • define a project.
  • assign resources and costs to activities.
  • set a project baseline.
  • input actual project status.
  • identify resource conflicts.
  • produce meaningful reports.

NOTE: This course conforms to the internationally recognized standards of the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

You will receive 14 Professional Development Units (PDUs) upon completion and a comprehensive take-home practice system. MS Project 2016 will be the software used, but the principles apply to previous versions of the software.

May be applied toward the Project Management Certificate or the Advanced Project Management Certificate.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

There are currently no upcoming dates.

People Skills: The Secret Behind Project Success

14 PDUs for PMP® designation: 0 Technical | 12 Leadership | 2 Business

Project management excellence goes beyond producing project charters, detailed schedules, and colourful status reports. Projects involve people. There are team members, clients, management, subordinates, peers, account managers, suppliers, contractors, regulators, and numerous other stakeholders. And with people, there are differing opinions, personality conflicts, office politics, and sometimes hidden agendas. Your people skills can have a positive impact on project success and help to transform road blocks into opportunities.

Interacting effectively with others is at the heart of good project management. Poor communication and relationships result in significant issues and detract from what matters and what needs to be done. This course focuses on understanding ourselves and learning specific techniques and strategies that enable us to relate to and engage others successfully.

During the course, you will also have the opportunity to discuss issues or challenges you are facing and get input on how to address them. The session will include self assessments, group exercises, and scenarios/role plays that will enable you to deal with and discuss real life situations.

Topics include:

  • negotiation
  • conflict management
  • motivation
  • managing through influence
  • communication

NOTE: This course conforms to the internationally recognized standards of the Project Management Institute (PMI®). You will receive 14 Professional Development Units (PDUs) upon completion and a complete course binder that parallels the course content and serves as an excellent project management resource tool.

May be applied toward the Project Management Certificate or the Advanced Project Management Certificate.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

There are currently no upcoming dates.

PMP Exam Preparation

This 4-day course is designed for those who have met project management experience requirements for becoming a PMP® (Project Management Professional), and want to prepare to write the PMP® exam. In addition to the instructor-led portion of the training, substantial supplementary materials are included for you to use both during and after the course to fully prepare for the exam.

The supplementary materials include:

  • the best-selling book The PMP® Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try, by Andy Crowe.
  • 6-month subscription to InSite, the interactive e-learning system that includes:
    • additional self-paced training modules to help you focus in on areas of difficulty.
    • web based exam simulations allowing you to simulate up to three full 4-hour exams, or focus on specific areas.
  • course workbook containing quizzes, exercises, and interactive lessons.
  • 11 comprehensive memory device aids (for associated Knowledge Areas).
  • Set of 250 flash cards.
  • 6-page laminated Quick Reference Guide.
  • 5-CD set of audio discussions by Andy Crow, Louis Alderman and Bill Yates.
  • ongoing, post-class support.

Upon completing this course you will have learned:

  • the full scope of knowledge areas required for the PMP® exam.
  • proven strategies for how to interpret exam questions correctly and avoid common mistakes.
  • techniques for making sure you do not forget key formulas used during the exam, and how they are applied.
  • techniques for making sense of the relationship between the 5 major PM process groups within the PMBOK; how they relate to the 10 knowledge areas, and the many PM tools that make up the inputs and outputs within the project management framework.

NOTE: In advance of this course participants should already meet PMI®'s PMP®experience requirements and have taken the 3-day Project Management Applied Tools and Techniques course (or equivalent) to provide a solid foundation in project management best practices. You will receive over 35 Professional Development Units (PDUs) upon completion.

May be applied toward the Project Management Certificate or the Advanced Project Management Certificate.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

There are currently no upcoming dates.