Project Management Course Description

Successful Techniques in Project Management
Resource Planning and Management for Managers
Initiating Projects and Managing Scope
Managing Communications
Estimating and Managing Time and Cost
Leading Teams and Managing Human Resources
Negotiating and Managing Contracts
Assessing and Managing Risk
Ensuring Quality in Projects
Project Simulation Workshop
Project Management Professional(PMP) Exam
Executive Overview of Project Management Concepts


Successful Techniques in Project Management
Days:(3)

Ken Abernethy, Ph.D., facilitator

This course explores all nine areas of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide (PMBOK GUIDE). Learn about all phases of the project life cycle, from defining project requirements to successfully closing out the project. Sound techniques for planning, estimating, tracking and controlling projects are taught.

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Resource Planning and Management for Managers
Days:(2)

Ken Abernethy, Ph.D., facilitator

In this course, you will learn to distinguish the various roles a manager assumes in organizing and planning work in a matrix organization. The focus will be on techniques that help the manager plan and organize work teams, monitor project status, balance resources allocation against competing demands, and optimize communications with both stakeholders and team members. Techniques for planning and prioritizing resource assignments and resource leveling will be emphasized.

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Initiating Projects and Managing Scope
Days:(2)

Ken Abernethy, Ph.D., facilitator

The focus in this course is on the project management concepts and techniques required in the early stages of the project life cycle. Learn to develop and link project objectives into measurable and quantifiable deliverables, set up a planning workshop, develop a project charter, create a work breakdown structure, and manage project change.

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Managing Communications
Days:(1)

Ken Abernethy, Ph.D., facilitator

Learn to communicate timely, accurate and effective project status information. You will learn how to be more effective in leading meetings by incorporating proven facilitation skills and techniques, and learn to develop an effective communications plan that becomes the framework for communications with team members and stakeholders.

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Estimating and Managing Time and Cost
Days:(2)

Ken Abernethy, Ph.D., facilitator

This course focuses on the tools and techniques needed to estimate and track project activity duration and cost. You will learn to build network precedence diagrams, calculate schedules using PERT/CPM, and evaluate progress using earned value analysis.

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Leading Teams and Managing Human Resources
Days:(2)

Ken Abernethy, Ph.D., facilitator

Learn to form a productive project team by creating a team vision and purpose, establishing team values, and identifying roles and responsibilities for each team member. Learn how to increase productivity by applying motivational techniques and conflict resolution methods.

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Negotiating and Managing Contracts
Days:(1)

Ken Abernethy, Ph.D., facilitator

Identify the most common mistakes made in negotiating ­ and learn to avoid them. Learn the components, purpose and application of the various types of contracts and how to apply the principles of contract solicitation, selection and administration.

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Assessing and Managing Risks
Days:(2)

Ken Abernethy, Ph.D., facilitator

This course focuses on developing a risk management process by identifying and quantifying project risk. Learn to reduce your exposure by using risk analysis tools and simulators to identify possible risks and their consequences.

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Ensuring Quality in Projects
Days:(2)

Ken Abernethy, Ph.D., facilitator

Quality in project deliverables is ensured through the application of quality assurance and quality control inspections and techniques. Learn how to implement the principles and techniques of continuous process improvement using proven quality tools.

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Project Simulation Workshop
Days:(2)

Ken Abernethy, Ph.D., facilitator

This workshop reinforces learning by an interactive simulation that takes you through the complete life cycle of a project and guides you in creating all project management deliverables. This workshop provides an effective integration of all project management concepts and techniques.

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Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam
Days:(2)

Ken Abernethy, Ph.D., facilitator

In this course, participants are given a review of the major topics and concepts from the Project Management Institute (PMI) to prepare them for the PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification examination. Eligibility for PMP certification includes specific education and experience requirements and agreeing to adhere to a code of professional conduct. The final step in becoming a PMP is passing a multiple-choice examination designed to objectively assess and measure project management knowledge. This course includes assessments and practice questions in addition to a review of relevant material for the PMP examination.

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Executive Overview of Project Management Concepts
Days:(1/2)

Ken Abernethy, Ph.D., facilitator

Learn the basic concepts and techniques of project management. This course provides an overview of concepts, techniques, and tools presented in more detail in the Project Management Certification Program (PMCP) based on the PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). The main objective of the course will be to ensure that participants understand the basic processes used in good project management, the rationale for employing these processes, and the language used to describe them.

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