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Project Management Core Courses

Project Management training courses: learn to approach your next project with the confidence and skill necessary to carry it through effectively. Or prepare for the PMP exam.

Introduction to Project Management

Employees with essential Project Management skills are currently in high demand -- research has shown that having these project management standards in place will significantly improve the probability of a project being successfully completed; however, when these protocols are absent, the probability of failure increases. As a result, companies now realize that project management plays a critical role in both the delivery of projects as well as the success of the overall organization. In this introductory overview of project management, students will explore a sample PM methodology; as well as, the industry standard concepts and body of knowledge to approach future projects with more knowledge and confidence.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Describe the basic concepts, techniques, and knowledge areas of project management
  • Describe a sample project management methodology and how to apply it within an organization
  • Describe the key activities and tasks, which support this sample PM approach
  • Identify key tools and templates used in managing projects
Section: PROJECTMGMT (28JUL18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jul 28, 2018 End Date: Jul 29, 2018 Tuition: $825.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: John Kailey Register
Section: PROJECTMGMT (15SEP18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Sep 15, 2018 End Date: Sep 16, 2018 Tuition: $825.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Martin Register
Section: PROJECTMGMT (27OCT18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Oct 27, 2018 End Date: Oct 28, 2018 Tuition: $825.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Ali Kazmi Register
Section: PROJECTMGMT (26JAN19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jan 26, 2019 End Date: Jan 27, 2019 Tuition: $825.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: John Kailey Register
Section: PROJECTMGMT (09MAR19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Mar 9, 2019 End Date: Mar 10, 2019 Tuition: $825.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Martin Register

Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Preparation

In this intensive five-day course, experienced Project Managers will prepare to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Instruction in this course is focused on the Knowledge Areas and Process Groups defined in the PMBOK® Guide.

Students are expected to gain the foundational knowledge needed to prepare for and pass the PMP exam through a combination of team exercises, quizzes, and practice exams. Successfully completing this course will satisfy the 35 hours of project management education required to sit for the PMP exam.


Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
  • Identify the PMP exam components and their distribution on the exam
  • Develop an individualized study plan and preparation strategy with the instructor's assistance
  • State the differences and relationships among Projects, Programs and Portfolios
  • Identify organizational influences and different project lifecycle methodologies
  • Analyze the processes utilized in project management
  • Explain the terms and definitions used in the PMBOK Guide
  • Distinguish the 10 Knowledge Areas and the five Process Groups defined in the PMBOK Guide
  • Describe how project management processes align with Process Groups and Knowledge Areas
  • Describe the common Inputs, Tools and Techniques and Outputs of each of the Process Groups
  • Apply formulas such as Earned Value and Schedule Variance commonly found on the PMP Exam
  • Demonstrate comprehension by successfully completing online practice exams
Recommendations:
  • Plan to take the PMP exam within 90 days of the course ending
  • Use the online practice tests included with the course
  • Gain confidence in the material using study aids and targeted study strategies
  • Spend at least 40 hours after the course reviewing material and learning independently

Section: PROJECTPREP (01DEC18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Dec 1, 2018 End Date: Dec 9, 2018 Tuition: $1,695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Tim Peek Register

Project Management: Communications Tools & Techniques

Project Communications is one of the most important fundamental activities in successful project execution. Effective and appropriate project stakeholders’ communications is a critical success factor for project managers in meeting goals and objectives. Utilizing standard communication skills, tools and techniques to set and maintain expectations provides a cohesive project environment and a better chance for success.

In this class, students will learn how to communicate effectively in a project environment. Through a combination of role play, lecture, and exercises, participants will hone their communication skills and learn best practices to successfully manage projects.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Plan appropriate communications on a Project
  • Apply common Tools and Techniques to manage project communications
  • Implement best practices to control communications throughout the project lifecycle
Section: PROJECTCOMM (04AUG18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Aug 4, 2018 End Date: Aug 4, 2018 Tuition: $425.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Ali Kazmi Register
Section: PROJECTCOMM (11NOV18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Nov 11, 2018 End Date: Nov 11, 2018 Tuition: $425.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: John Kailey Register
Section: PROJECTCOMM (06APR19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Apr 6, 2019 End Date: Apr 6, 2019 Tuition: $425.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Martin Register

Project Management: Cost Tools & Techniques

Project costs are one of the factors that are typically used to measure a project’s success. Being able to properly estimate, measure and effectively communicate project costs is a critical success factor for a Project Manager. Cost management includes the policies, processes and procedures and utilizing them to effectively manage this important project component.

In this course, participants will learn the generally accepted industry estimating techniques and tools for capturing, measuring and forecasting project costs.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Estimate project costs
  • Apply techniques to measure costs
  • Respond appropriately to cost variances
  • Utilize methods to control project costs
Section: PROJECTCOST (18AUG18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Aug 18, 2018 End Date: Aug 18, 2018 Tuition: $295.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: John Kailey Register
Section: PROJECTCOST (03NOV18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Nov 3, 2018 End Date: Nov 3, 2018 Tuition: $295.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Tim Peek Register
Section: PROJECTCOST (09FEB19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Feb 9, 2019 End Date: Feb 9, 2019 Tuition: $295.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: John Kailey Register

Project Management: Risk Tools & Techniques

Risk is a future event and the project manager has some luxury of time to plan and prepare for its potential eventuality. Risk can also have either a positive or negative impact on a project’s execution and proper planning is critical to properly manage risk. In this class, participants will learn where to look for risk, how to assess the impact and probability and to use that information to create and maintain an effective Risk Management Plan.

After completing this class, participants will be able to:
  • Utilize techniques to identify project Risks
  • Determine probability and impact of project Risks from qualitative and quantitative perspectives
  • Plan appropriate Risk response techniques
  • Utilize processes to monitor risks throughout a project
Section: PROJECTRISK (19AUG18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Aug 19, 2018 End Date: Aug 19, 2018 Tuition: $295.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Ali Kazmi Register
Section: PROJECTRISK (04NOV18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Nov 4, 2018 End Date: Nov 4, 2018 Tuition: $295.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Martin Register
Section: PROJECTRISK (10FEB19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Feb 10, 2019 End Date: Feb 10, 2019 Tuition: $295.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Kevin Postich Register

Project Management: Scheduling Tools & Techniques

Harnessing scheduling tools and techniques to optimize your project schedule can be challenging. In this course, participants will learn how to build reliable schedules and how to respond to the inevitable changes and required modifications which occur throughout the life of the project.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Create a Schedule from the Project Definition
  • Estimate Durations and Resources
  • Identify and Manage the Critical Path
  • Develop Efficient Resource Plan
  • Apply the appropriate techniques to manage schedule slips and changes

Section: PROJECTSCHED (25AUG18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Aug 25, 2018 End Date: Aug 25, 2018 Tuition: $495.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Kevin Postich Register
Section: PROJECTSCHED (10NOV18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Nov 10, 2018 End Date: Nov 10, 2018 Tuition: $495.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Kevin Postich Register
Section: PROJECTSCHED (23MAR19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Mar 23, 2019 End Date: Mar 23, 2019 Tuition: $495.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Ali Kazmi Register

Project Management: Scope Tools & Techniques

Proper scope definition is critical to ensuring success in all areas of a project. Without a well-defined scope the development and definition of all of the other project elements are left to chance (e.g. Cost, Time, Quality). During the course of the project when change occurs, scope must be maintained to ensure appropriate project integration. The Scope Management processes and procedures must also be well-defined to prevent scope creep, cost overruns and missing schedule deadlines.

In this course, participants will learn techniques to more clearly define scope and create manageable scope management processes. Also, to be able to understand the importance of working closely with project integration and change control processes.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Develop a clear and concise scope statement
  • Define the work required to complete the project scope
  • Apply techniques to validate scope deliverables
  • Use the appropriate tools to control Scope throughout a project
Section: PROJECTSCOPE (18AUG18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Aug 18, 2018 End Date: Aug 18, 2018 Tuition: $295.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: John Kailey Register
Section: PROJECTSCOPE (03NOV18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Nov 3, 2018 End Date: Nov 3, 2018 Tuition: $295.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Tim Peek Register
Section: PROJECTSCOPE (09FEB19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Feb 9, 2019 End Date: Feb 9, 2019 Tuition: $295.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: John Kailey Register