Learning for Project Professionals

Learn Project Management with the ProjectExperts! Our Project Management learning experiences are based on our unique PM Competence Model, and are consistent with the IPMA-USA USA National Competence Baseline, with the PMBOK® Guide, and with the latest global standard on project management, ISO 21500. Our Learning is available for in-house offering only, so we can tailor the content to your methods and tools. If you want to learn how to be a more effective Project Manager, you are in the right place!

Enterprise Project Management (4 days)

Improve success in today’s projects by improving skills in Project Management techniques, while building trust and improving communication. We recommend this learning experience as a prerequisite to any quality improvement program (such as Total Quality Management). It includes application of a case study that provides practical experience with each project management technique. See our Enterprise Project Management outline.

Intact Team Experience – Enterprise Project Management

This special version of our Enterprise Project Management learning experience combines key customer and Information Technology team members in a session that focuses on their current project. In addition to providing a common structure, vocabulary and approach, the class builds a stronger team, and often provides more project progress than if the participants were not in class! The course outline is the same as the Enterprise Project Management workshop, above.

Project Management Tools ‘N Techniques® (3 days)

This three-day version of our project management learning experience concentrates on the tools and techniques that help the Project Manager achieve successful projects. Case exercises emphasize low-effort, high information value methods of planning, estimating, scheduling and tracking the activities of a project. See our Project Management Tools ‘N Techniques outline.

I.C.E. Increasing Communication Effectiveness (2 days)

Communication is often labeled as a key part of the “soft skills”. They are more appropriately classified as “hard skills”, because they are difficult to master. No matter how great your technical skills, your effectiveness in communicating with others makes the most difference in whether you succeed or not.

And now, with distributed projects, offshore development teams, and increased need to communicate with all your bandwidth, these skills are more important to Project Managers and key team members than ever before. “ICE” your next presentation, or your next project with our Increasing Communication Effectiveness learning experience. See the Increasing Communication Effectiveness workshop outline.

Especially For Information Technology

Managing Projects With THE Guide (3 days)

This learning experience supports customers who have licensed THE Guide, our innovative Project Management and Systems Engineering methodology. It applies the unique project management methods of THE Guide. The content is similar to our general Project Management topic, but expands emphasis on Initial Planning, and adds THE Guide’s tools for improving project quality and accelerating the plan. The 3-day version concentrates on Minimum Initial Planning, and a 4-day version covers more advanced methods of all steps of Initial Planning, including Risk Assessment and Risk Management, Cost-Benefit Analysis, and other key topics. Both versions are best applied to your own current projects. See the Managing Projects With THE Guide outline.

Software Cost Estimating (2 or 3 days)

Before you can manage a project, you must estimate it. The better the estimates, the better will be your ability as Project Manager to plan and schedule project tasks. This learning experience provides hands-on application of statistical and algorithmic approaches to early project estimating. Of special note are several optional modules in this session, including an introduction to Results-Oriented, or Product Point Estimating. See our Software Cost Estimating outline.

Personal, Project, Program, and Portfolio Management Performance

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