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Private - 5-Day Advanced Project Management Skills Training (5 Days)
About course

This 35-hour course provides enhanced project management skills and best practices that will assist experienced project managers in the improved delivery of projects. This course will provide the minimum required Professional Development Units (PDUs) for each education category, which are Leadership, Technical Project Management and Strategic & Business Management. Key skills needed by project leaders will be explored including making effective decisions, building an effective team, optimizing project communications, developing your emotional intelligence and negotiating techniques. Aligning projects to business objectives will also be covered; specific topics include business needs identification, process modeling, financial analysis, business case development, project launch and benefits realization. Effective project management techniques will be explored, including scheduling, estimating, progressing, managing risks and changes, using earned value and controlling quality. Best practices for managing multiple projects and dealing with problem projects will also be discussed. This course will enable you to meet the educational requirement for PMP recertification while improving your project management skills.

Who should attend

Project Management Professionals (PMP)® who are looking for the 35 PDUs needed for recertification including the minimum required PDUs for each education category.

Course features

This course provides the enhanced project management skills and best practices that will assist experienced project managers in the improved delivery of projects. As a result of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Effectively lead project teams
  • Describe pre-project work and benefits realization
  • Use effective project management techniques
  • Manage multiple projects
  • Deal with problem projects
Course outline

Key Skills for Effective Project Leadership (10 hours)

  • Building an Effective Project Team
  • Optimizing Project Communications
  • Making Effective Project Decisions
  • Developing Your Emotional Intelligence
  • Dealing with Project Conflicts
  • Effective Negotiating Techniques
    • Using Negotiating Tactics
    • Common Negotiating Mistakes
    • The Negotiating Process
    • Negotiation Primer

Aligning Projects to Business Objectives (8 hours)

  • Mission, Vision & Strategy for Organizations
  • Identifying Business Needs
  • Use of Process Modeling
  • Deciding on the Solution Approach
  • Financial Analysis Techniques
  • Business Case Development
  • Launching New Projects the Right Way
  • Ensuring Benefits Realization at Project Closure

Effective Project Management Techniques (8 hours)

  • Preparing a Concise & Correct WBS
  • Estimating Project Work & Duration
  • Common Scheduling Mistakes
  • Progressing Project Work
  • Contingency and Change Management
  • Controlling a Project using Earned Value
  • Common Risk Management Mistakes
  • Quality Control Tools for Projects

Managing Multiple Projects (4 hours)

  • Multiple Projects Environment
  • Planning with Multiple Projects
  • Getting Work Done on Multiple Projects
  • Controlling Multiple Projects

Dealing with Problem Projects (5 hours)

  • Problem Projects Symptoms & Types
  • Problem Analysis Techniques
  • Systematic Problem Solving Approach
  • Creative Problem Solving Approach
  • Problem Projects Prevention & Recovery
Course information
Duration: 35 hours
Earn: 35 PDUs
Delivery Method: Virtual or Traditional Classroom
Knowledge areas addressed

This course covers all of the knowledge areas and process groups in the PMI® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).