We have revamped our Advanced Project Management Course—and now include Project Risk Management. Same great course; just more depth. Project Risk Management filters its way throughout the course, but has one intensive module dedicated to the topic as well.
If you manage projects every day and need advanced skills, this course is the second step for continued development for any project manager. For maximum course benefit, we strongly recommend that you attend the Developing Project Management Skills or an equivalent course and have at least one-year practical project management experience. Participants should review project management principles prior to attending this course.
This course is a key foundation course for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification. Participants receive the Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), as well as other classroom materials.
- Back to the Basics: the big picture, project scope and parameters, the reality triangle, project & product life cycle, flow of work, project management processes, and common phases of a project.
- The Perfect Structure: organizational work flow, traditional, line or pure product organization, advantages and disadvantages in the standard matrix, developing work integration positions, center for project management expertise, steering the organizational form, strategic business unit project management, and PMO—causes of their downfall.
- Managing in the Real World: management schools of thought, project authority, project leadership, interpersonal influences, barriers to project team development, directing, monitoring & controlling, management pitfalls and conflict management.
- Controlling the Big Picture: performance measurement baseline, operating cycle, Schmidt charting, schedule control, rolling wave development process
- Risk Management: risk management, tolerance for risk, risk processes, decision trees
- Global Projects: unique aspects in global projects, virtual teams, cultural impact on the Pombo knowledge areas, global projects checklist, internal & external factors affecting project management
- Getting to the Next Level: project management maturity model, developing effective procedural documentation, project management methodologies, critical chain method, topics for PMG inclusion, continuous improvement, Six Sigma, managing multiple projects and inherited projects.
Project managers who know the basics of project management, but need to further develop their skills; anyone planning to pursue national PMP® certification