|MinProj helps accelerate your learning by making clear which parts of its PM Methods you should start with.The MinProj PM Methods sections are coded for their complexity level with Flags and letters, with the following meanings:
A Green flag Starts every race. You will see a green flag in the MinProj pages. That means this information is for those who are just starting to use Project Management.
Yellow shows a need for Caution. In MinProj it means that a more experienced Project Manager will benefit from applying the topic.
In racing, winning the Checkered flag requires an Expert.
When you finish first, you win! In MinProj we give a checkered flag to those topics that winning Project Experts will use. Work with the experts in your organization to master the Checkered flag actions. Then we all win!
Many in the MinProj audience are new to Project Management; or might have been exposed to generic PM Methods. We offer a Learning curriculum that supports improved Project Manager effectiveness and MinProj’s unique Project Management Method approaches:
MinProj Grand Tour, An Orientation to MinProj
This is a 1-hour self-paced introduction to the MinProj approach, processes, and templates. The tour is a great starting-point for all who will benefit from MinProj, and is a prerequisite to the other MinProj learning sessions. It is available with the MinProj license.
This is a 1-hour session for Managers. We combine the high points of MinProj with our Successful Project Climate Overview as your key to establishing a Project-Oriented Enterprise that manages projects more effectively, with greater project benefits.
This is a hands-on learning experience, with participants using MinProj’s Phase Result and Project Management templates to first develop a High-Level Plan and a Phase Plan, then to progress and track a Case Study project. This session requires a PC lab, and has a limit of 16 participants.
This 1-day learning experience provides a foundation in the most important Project Management methods for planning and controlling Phases of a MinProj project.
This 2-day learning experience provides more in-depth use of Phase Planning and Tracking Project Management methods. This is useful for team members, in addition to project managers. It also provides an exposure to some of MinProj’s High-Level Planning activities, so customers and managers can also benefit.
Our Modular curriculum has over 18 days of Learning modules that provide more industrial-strength PM content. The topics range from Advanced Estimating to Risk Management, to Earned Value Management–for those who will benefit.
All our MinProj learning experiences are consistent with our mainstream Project Management curricula. We have presented to over 45,000 people on five continents for over 30 years.
Our MinProj methods are also consistent with the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. They also support IPMA’s Individual Competence Baseline, from International Project Management Association.
Why is this second area of consistency important? Because project success is not just a function of Knowledge possessed, but of Skills applied, Behavioral Attributes adapted, and Competence demonstrated. PM Competence is a MinProj approach!