This course enhances project management competencies with a focus on value-adding activities to increase effectiveness of projects. The course is essential for PMP certified project managers or experienced practitioners (including Program and Portfolio Managers) who want to further refine their project management.

Duration                        Learning Credits        

1 day-8 hours of            8 PDU’s 



Public Classroom Pricing:     

Early Bird Price: USD 595.00

Regular Price: USD 795.00

Instructor-Led Virtual Live Pricing:

Early Bird Price: USD 495.00

Regular Price: USD 695.00

Private Group/ In-House Learning:

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Course Outline

Course Introduction

Section 1: Concepts, Methodology and Lifecycle review

Section 2: Project Initiation

Project Charter Essentials

Stakeholder Analysis – Taking it up a notch

Section 3: Project Planning – Managing what Matters

Refresher – Planning scope, Time and Cost

Focusing on what matters

Planning Risk

Planning Quality

Planning Communication

Establishing a charge control mechanism

Section 4: Project Execution and Control

Managing Human Resources

Project Status and Reporting

Project Controls

Section 5: Closing a Project

Performing Proper closeout

Identifying and Implementing Meaningful Lessons

Section 6: Project Integration: Putting it all together

Who can attend?

● Project Managers

● Program Managers

● Portfolio Managers

Learning Goals

Individuals certified at this level will have demonstrated their ability to:

● Identify key contributors to project failure and apply specific project management techniques to reduce those causes.

● Perform project initiation activities in a meaningful way to build a solid project foundation.

● Construct a robust communication that involves a “team contract” to ensure effective and efficient communication throughout the project.

● Explore key areas of project risk, assess their impact and identify options for responding.

● Discuss the area of quality planning and the measurement of the cost of quality.

● Review planning practices and approaches to establish a realistic project definition and approach.

● Plan specific actions to overcome key challenges of working within a Matrix Organization.

● Apply techniques to reduce scope creep during project planning, monitoring, and control.

● Compare current project status to the original plan to identify potential problems and make proactive decisions based on accurate data.

● Perform project control activities to ensure realistic reporting and to allow preventive and corrective action where required.

● Recognize elements of a properly closed out project, and avoid the “project that never dies” syndrome.

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