Effective project management is critical to delivering maximum business value. Project managers are expected to consistently execute complex projects on time and on budget, while meeting stakeholder requirements. Successful project management and execution requires the ability to understand the business needs, motivate a team, formulate effective project plans, understand risk, and communicate effectively with stakeholders. The courses in this track provide a solid foundation for today's project manager and are also helpful in preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

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STRATEGIC PROJECT MANAGEMENT

A successful project happens because of four distinct components. First, it was the right project. Second, the organization broadly supported it. Third, the project was well defined and planned. Finally, it was executed well.  The initial selection process determines whether the proposed project deliverable aligns with the organization’s vision, profitability, and competitiveness. The project execution process reflects the organization-wide project management competency…how well it executes all projects in a repeatable, predictable, and sustainable manner. To do this requires the mastery of a full range of project management skills.

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MANAGING PROJECT TEAMS

Project Management means people! Achieving results on any project demands the soft, tactful, yet powerfully important leadership skills. Project Managers must get results through people over whom they have limited or no authority and often little influence. It’s the “Art” of Project Management. By practicing new behaviors, you can develop teams in which everyone in your organization will want to participate!

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Controlling Project Risk

A critical part of Project Management is the ability to control costs even when uncertainty prevails. The tight connection between cost and risk management forces the Project Manager to plan and respond decisively. Failing to anticipate or appropriately respond to risks can make the project over budget, behind schedule, or mired in litigation. With effective use of cost and risk management processes, a Project Manager can deliver project objectives, even in a severely constrained environment.

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR THE EXPERIENCED PM

Over time, experienced project managers need higher-order tools and abilities that will enable them to deal with larger mission-critical projects and/or to navigate and manage the challenges of more complex projects. Projects with the biggest potential for bottom-line impact usually have the biggest barriers to success. These projects also have the strongest need to validate achievement of the expected ROI.

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Project management boot Camp

Projects are the engines of major change in most organizations. However, unless your organization is project-based –like a construction company, for instance– well-rounded project management skills are not provided to most managers and supervisors.  This comprehensive workshop delivers a critical subset of skills from the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK. It focuses on the day-to-day tools and techniques you need to manage projects that deliver good business results on time and on budget, regardless of project size or nature.

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PMP/CAPM CERTIFICATION EXAM PREP

Project managers who have proven skills and experience can find exciting, high-visibility opportunities in a wide range of fields. In this course, you will apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to successfully manage projects.  It is specifically designed to provide you with the proven, practical body of project management knowledge and skills that you need to demonstrate project management mastery on the job. Additionally, this course can be a significant part of your preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam. 

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AGILE FOR PROJECT MANAGERS (PMI-ACP PREP)

To stay relevant in the competitive, professional world, it’s increasingly important that professionals can demonstrate true leadership ability on today’s software projects. The Project Management Institute’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification clearly illustrates to colleagues, organizations or even potential employers that you’re ready and able to lead in this new age of product development, management and delivery.  This new PMI-ACP training course not only prepares you to lead your next Agile project effort but ensures that you’re prepared to pass the PMI-ACP certification exam. 

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