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Our Standard Training Services are built around the series of six (6) core project management courses listed below. Our courses and workshops are designed to “teach a person to fish” rather than “give a person a fish.”

Introduction to Project Management

Requirements Management

Cost and Schedule Estimating and Control

Risk Management

Information Security for Project Managers

Contracting Issues for the Project Manager

 

This series covers a broad spectrum of subject matter ranging from introductory material to advanced and specialized courses. It offers a comprehensive look at the project management career field through the eyes of the practitioner. Courses range in length from three to five days. Students will learn through a mix of presentations, case studies, and practical, hands-on group exercises designed to clarify and reinforce instruction.

 

This 6-course series is designed for:

Managers in all fields and professions, both private industry and government

Technical staff charged with planning, executing, and/or controlling projects

Government personnel in the acquisition and contracting communities

New project management professionals studying to certify as PMPs

Experienced Project Management professionals wishing to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) to re-certify as PMPs.

 

1. Introduction to Project Management (5 days): This course provides a solid understanding of project management methodologies, tools, and best practices. It exposes the student to all knowledge areas in project management body of knowledge (PMBOK®).

 

2. Requirements Management (3 Days): This course deals “head-on” with the primary causes of project failure—poorly defined requirements, lax scope management, and failure to test to system requirements. Students will learn how to translate wants and desires into a system design that exceeds customer expectations. Practical techniques to gather, analyze, and manage customer requirements from the conceptual stage to final delivery will be discussed.

 

3. Cost and Schedule Estimating and Control (3 Days): Balancing the competing demands of cost, schedule, and scope, while minimizing risk and maximizing quality, is perhaps the project manager’s greatest challenge. This course provides a framework to: a) Develop realistic budget and schedule estimates; and b) Execute the plan, based on those estimates, to deliver a product or service to the customer’s satisfaction. Topics include estimating methods, allocating resources, and earned value management (EVM) techniques.

 

4. Risk Management (3 Days): The best project teams manage risk and opportunity better than the competition. Students will learn rigorous, repeatable, and proven methods to minimize risk and enhance opportunity—methods that can be used daily when managing projects. This course describes and analyzes the six key risk management processes: Planning, Identification, Qualification, Quantification, Response Development, and Response Control.

 

5. Information Security for Project Managers (3 Days): Information Security (INFOSEC) is a critical subject for project, product, and process managers in commercial businesses and government agencies. This course provides a comprehensive overview of INFOSEC fundamentals and models, the requirements for and key aspects of INFOSEC policy and secure product development, and the INFOSEC product space.

 

6. Contracting Issues for the Project Manager (3 Days): Outsourcing, teaming arrangements, contract type, performance work statements, and terms and conditions are variables that introduce risk into projects. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the contracting process. Topics include planning the acquisition, conducting market research, soliciting and evaluating offers, and administering and closing out the contract.

 

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