: January 23 - January 26, 2018 Location: University of Wisconsin – Marathon Co.Center for Civic Engagement, Sonnentag Room 625 Stewart Ave, Wausau WI 54401
8:00 am breakfast
8:30 am – 5:00 pm Course Hours
*4:00 pm end on Friday
Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack provided daily
Testing: Approx. 20-minute, daily.
Certification: Assuming you attend all four days and you cumulatively pass the exams with at least a 70%, you will be certified. You will receive your credentials and continuing education information about 2 weeks after course completion. This certification course offers 30 PMI PDU’s and 30 HR CE credits.
Cost of the Certification: $2,450
Includes all certification tests, materials, and
CEU credits.Course Outline
- Define, explain and apply the five project management process groups: Initiation, Planning, Execution, Performance, and Close.
- Define and explain processes used to determine project feasibility and project cost/benefit analysis to come to a decision on project viability and potential return on investment.
- Identify parameters of the Initiation process to develop the business case, including the executive summary, problem definition, project overview, strategic alignment, cost/benefit analysis, alternatives analysis and approvals.
- Outline and define areas of project Planning including scope, deliverables, timeline, costs/budget, quality, resources needed, stakeholder assessment, risk and contingency plans, and procuring products and services from outside the project team.
- Define the types of deliverables needed in the Planning process for the project team and organization including but not limited to: Organization charts (team/company), responsibility matrix, timeline/schedule, risk management log, communications plans.
- Understand the elements of developing a Work Breakdown Structure when defining and assigning project tasks.
- Understand and apply various change-management models.
- Recognize and identify the specific items needed to develop a project schedule including dependencies of tasks.
- Understand what types of skills sets and capabilities are needed for project teams in the definition of levels of authority, task assignment and responsibilities.
- Understand and outline personal and organizational values to reduce the risk of ethical dilemmas.
- Define stakeholder groups and the level and frequency of stakeholder and sponsor participation in a project.
- Understand the most common project pitfalls and how to mitigate them to ensure project success.
- Determine stakeholder groups who will be affected by new process implementation to define success and delivery methods for change.
- Understand and define the leadership qualities needed to manage, monitor and direct project teams, establish accountably, level of authority, problem solving and motivate performance.
- Understand change management concepts and areas of resistance to guide the project team and stakeholders through the Monitoring and Controlling process toward implementation.
- Outline and discuss the goals of the Execution, Monitoring and Controlling processes of project management.
- Outline the frequency, method of communication, and information needed to communicate project milestones and progress to the stakeholders.
- Use the One-Page Project Manager™ (OPPM™) as a key project communication tool.
- Understand key skills needed in leading project teams, facilitation of meetings, and presentation of project scope, goals and objectives.
- Discuss best practices of teambuilding concepts and people management structures as they apply to cross-functional project teams.
- Understand the steps involved in assessment, prioritizing and mitigating project risks.
- Understand and evaluate the steps in the post-implementation review and evaluation of project outcomes during the project Closing process, including obtaining feedback from stakeholders, project team members and sponsors for learning transfer.
- Understand the importance of documentation of lessons learned or best practices, and the value of a project Closing celebration.