It is the beginning of the new year and you know what that means: it is time for personal betterment! Join us in our beautiful new class room facility to further your skills in Project Management, SharePoint, and Microsoft Project while earning some PDUs in the process.
Our Practical Project Management course is a great introduction to the Project Management discipline. Long time practitioners of Project Management methodologies use a lot of acronyms and industry specific jargon. We break down these arcane terms and show you how you can use the principles that they represent to improve your productivity and management success.
The methods we teach are well established and are based on the best practices standards from the Project Management Institute’s Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (aka, PMI’s PMBOK).
In this course, we will break up into small groups to take a project from cradle to grave. We supply you with a good deal of open tools and templates to assist you in managing projects which you can take with you, fine-tune to fit your specific needs, and put them to work for delivering immediate ROI.
This course serves as an excellent lead-in to the concepts covered in our Mastering Requirements Gathering course.
SharePoint is a fantastic tool for document management and team communication, but that’s not all there is to it. While SharePoint’s friendly user interface lends itself exceptionally well to standard Project Management practices, SharePoint can be an integral part of any team collaboration – not just project teams. In this hands-on course, we walk you through building sites and exploring SharePoint’s out-of-the box features.
You don’t have to be a Project Manager to find SharePoint a positive influence on your processes. Whatever term you use to describe your role in your organization (Project Manager, Team Member, Executive, Employee, Grunt), SharePoint can help you get your job done.
By the end of this course you will have a strong familiarity with the SharePoint platform and solid knowledge of its application for getting projects done.
We have two versions of the Managing Projects with Microsoft Project course. One is optimized for using Microsoft Project 2010 and the other for using Microsoft Project 2007. The intent of both courses is the same however: to get you inside the mind of the Microsoft scheduling engine.
To do this, we cover in-depth the power of the flexible scheduling approach in Microsoft Project. If you’ve ever been frustrated by Project, you’ve probably found yourself hammering away, trying to force Project to suit a static schedule. We’ll show you how to work with Project to build well formed, dynamic schedules.
With our Mobile Lab, you’ll be able to use Project over the length of this course even if you don’t own it yourself!
In our Practical Project Management course we’ll introduce you to the concept of requirements gathering, but this course is where you really get to the meat of it.
Often, a successful project is defined as a project that is on time, within scope, and on budget. We take a slightly different perspective. While the standard definition can certainly indicate the potential for a successful project, we define project success as a satisfied customer. And there is only one sure way to get a satisfied customer: requirements gathering.
Learn how to define and document your customers’ needs, prevent scope creep, and ensure project success.
We provide you with tools and templates for your own professional use and walk you through the requirements gathering process and life cycle with a full hands-on simulation.
If you are preparing to get your Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, this is the course for you.
We walk you through a long list of tips and tricks for taking the exam and passing all of the other necessary requirements. We provide you with an overview of the application process, a tool for collecting the requisite hours, and guidelines for getting certified.
When you leave this class you’ll have a good idea about what to expect from the test, tools to help you get there, and two books in your hands (The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try by Andy Crowe and PMI’s PMBOK 4th Edition).
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