December 6, December 13, December 20, 2021 (Live session: 10 AM – 3 PM ET including one hour lunch break and asynchronous components)
In the knowledge economy, we create value using projects and project teams. Advanced Project Management Fundamentals is the second in the series of courses developed for the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES).
This class builds on the foundational knowledge from the Project Management Essentials course. In Essentials, students learn how to plan and execute a project. In this course, they discover how to structure and organize the project for success. Best practices for managing programs and portfolios and advanced Agile are also part of the curriculum.
This course is recommended for students that:
- Have taken Project Management Essentials or have extensive project management experience and want to expand their knowledge and formal training, or
- Are interested in taking the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam.
This course was designed for virtual delivery and includes formal instruction, interactive in-class exercises, and outside-of-class group projects. Students are strongly encouraged to share their experiences and participate in class discussions. To reinforce the formal learning, students are assigned two group case study assignments.
This course provides advanced training on core topics of project, program, and portfolio planning and execution, and agile project management.
As defined in the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide®, the course leverages critical concepts and processes, an ANSI standard. Practical “best practices” and guides are also incorporated.
At the end of the class, participants will have the skills to initiate, plan, execute, and monitor a project. Participants will learn how to work more effectively with their teams and engage their stakeholders.
- The Project Management Plan: Developing a context-driven guide for executing the project
- Program Management: Best practices for coordinating multiple projects to achieve a common objective
- Benefits Analysis: Quantitative and qualitative tools for analyzing projects and portfolio choices
- Portfolio Management: Best practices for portfolio management—selection, governance, and oversight
- Lean Management: Understanding value stream and how to identify and eliminate waste in our processes
- Effective Communications: Using the DISC® Model to improve how we communicate
Who Should Attend
This course is open to anyone that wants to improve their project management and organizational management skills. Scientists, program managers, and those interested in becoming more effective employees will benefit from this class.
There are no prerequisites for taking this course.
- no grades are given for courses, each participant will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) based on the number of contact hours.
One CEU is equal to ten contact hours. Upon completion of the course, each participant will receive a certificate showing completion of the workshop and 2.0 CEUs.
Participants will also be able to apply 20 contact hours (12 Technical/8 Leadership) toward their Project Management Professional certification requirement or for their Project Management Institute Professional Development Units (PDUs).
About the Instructor
Alan Zucker has over 25-years of experience working in the Federal Government and Fortune 100 companies leading projects and project execution organizations. He has delivered thousands of successful projects and major strategic initiatives.
In 2016, he founded Project Management Essentials to provide training and advisory services. His areas of expertise are project management, Agile transformation, and leadership. He has trained hundreds of project managers, helping many pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
He is a keynote speaker, adjunct college instructor, and works with national, professional training organizations.
Alan holds a master’s certificate in IT project management from The George Washington University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP®) by the Project Management Institute (PMI). He also holds multiple agile certifications from Scrum Alliance, Disciplined Agile, and Scaled Agile (SAFe).
100% tuition refund for registrations cancelled 14 or more calendar days prior to the start of the workshop.
50% tuition refund for registrations cancelled between 4 to 13 calendar days prior to the start of the workshop.
No refund will be issued for registrations cancelled 3 calendar days or less prior to the start of the workshop.
All cancellations must be received in writing via email to Ms. Carline Coote at email@example.com.
Cancellations received after 4:00 pm (ET) on business days or received on non-business days are time marked for the following business day.
All refund payments will be processed by the start of the initial workshop.