This program provides opportunities to refresh skills and gain knowledge of the latest developments in the field. Courses are PMBOK-aligned to fit PMI (Project Management Institute) certification requirements. Courses fill PDU (Professional Development Units) requirements to maintain PMP certification. One contact hour equals one PDU. Visit www.pmi.org for more information.
Successful Project Management (2 days in class)
Learn time tested, PMBOK® aligned techniques for planning and implementing projects to produce desired results on time and within budget. Use project management tools to set measureable objectives, estimate project time and costs, determine scope, manage resource requirements and control results. Includes an interactive exercise in which students manage a project from planning through measurement of results.
Microsoft Project (2 days)
You will gain the skills and techniques to develop a project schedule using this powerful software. In addition to familiarizing yourself with the new ribbon interface, you will assign task dependencies, resources and create leads and lags. You will learn to use and customize views, tables, filters, sorts and reports to display your data the way you desire. You can track projects by establishing baselines and assigning costs to resources and tasks. Learn the new features of manual scheduling, inactive tasks and timeline view.
Requirements Elicitation Methods and Models (3 days)
If the requirements are not correct, your project is doomed. In this class, you will learn various methods of gathering requirements, such as prototyping and reverse engineering. You will practice correctly writing requirements. You will work with various ways to visualize the requirements by modeling. If your requirements are communicated accurately, everyone prospers.
Building 4-Dimensional Teams (2 days)
You will learn to assess team members to discover and take advantage of their naturally strongest dimension. You will discover how to improve the eight behaviors to create a well-balanced 4-D Team. The methodology is based on the NASA 4-D team building process used for the Space Shuttle, space telescopes, robots on Mars and the mission back to the moon.