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Learning by doing

The application of knowledge is a key success factor in learning. This course goes beyond the traditional project management course by first exposing participants to a series of typical problems that project managers face on a daily basis.

Project managers encounter realistic challenges such as scope changes, communication breakdowns, and unexpected stakeholder requests. This course brings together the different techniques and processes of project management and applies them to the typical situations that project managers have to deal with on a regular basis. Through a case-study-based analysis, you will turn project management theory into a real-world application as you synthesize and apply your skills to common project management scenarios. From managing scope to analyzing risks, you will complete every step of the project management process, using tools, templates, and project management techniques.

Participants will be introduced to a case study and will watch presentations describing the types of problems they need to solve. Participants are then asked to apply their knowledge by making decisions and completing the project information on different project templates to demonstrate their understating of project management. The goal is to successfully complete the project while meeting all the requirements and constraints.

This course uses a project-based learning methodology were participants acquire a deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges and problems presented in the case study. Participants. learn about the use of project management processes and techniques by analyzing and responding to a question, challenge, or problem.

This approach reinforces the concepts and principles learned for effective project management. As a result, participants are more prepared to apply the concepts and methods of modern project management to real-life situations. Participants are graded through a compilation of forums and written exercises at the end of each week.

The course is based on the international standard from the Project Management Institute (PMI)

 

About this Course

Participants will learn how to apply core project management concepts in a case study project. They will learn how to make decisions regarding the management of scope, schedule, and budget and consider different alternative methods for managing a project. This course is three weeks long, each week students will work on the activities and exercises required to meet the learning objectives. Participants require an average of one hour per day to complete the assigned activities.

Audience

This course is intended for those seeking to advance their understanding of project management and achieve better performance, better results, continuous development, and achieve a competitive advantage. This course is also the ideal course for advanced-level project managers who want to want to strengthen their skills, or desire to gain hands-on experience in core project management concepts.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of the Mastering Project Management online course, participants will learn how to evaluate project status and monitor progress, analyze project plans to identify issues, identify solutions to address typical project problems and complete a project status report.

Requirements

This course requires participants to be familiar with the fundamentals of project management and have a good understanding of the type of work that occurs in development organizations and development projects or had some experience working on a project. Students should have a good internet connection, Adobe Reader in their computers as well as MS Office to work on the course assignments.

Fees

The course fee is due before the start of the course, you can receive a 20% discount if payment is made one week before the course starts. Use the code 20MPM to obtain the 20% discount. We offer additional discounts for groups from development organizations. We will close the registration one day before the start of the course. If you have any questions, contact us at info@pm4dev Ref. eCourse OPM. For group discounts, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Course Content: 

Module 1

• When project objectives are not SMART
• Managing change control

• Using the RACI chart
• Resource allocation issues

Module 2

• Understanding the use of the critical path
• Managing the issue log

• Identifying stakeholders
• The communications plan

Module 3

• Forecasting with earned value management
• Managing the procurement plan

• Using the risk log
• Decision-making process

 

Course Information

  • Schedule. See the course schedule to select a date.
  • Fees. The course fee is USD$150 and is due before the start of the course.
  • Discount: Use code 20MPM to receive a 20% discount, only valid before the start of the course, for groups of three or more participants use the 30% discount code 30MPM.
  • Course Limit: The course is limited to 20 students per class.
  • Duration. The course is three weeks long and requires between 30-40 hours to complete it.
  • Materials. Course materials are available for download from the online course module page to allow for printing and review. 
  • Evaluation. It is required that participants complete all learning activities.
  • Credits. This course provides 20 PDUs (Professional Development Units)* or 35 contact hours.

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Course Certificate
 
All students that successfully complete the course will receive a completion certificate. The certificate is a demonstration that you have learned the advanced principles of Project Management; it is a valuable credential for your professional growth. Upon receiving your certificate, you will join a growing number of people who are building their competencies to increase their skills and knowledge to improve the quality of the projects they manage. The certificate is delivered worldwide via First Class Airmail. This course is part of the CDPM® certification program
 
 
 
Student Feedback

“MPM provides real-life scenarios that practitioner- learners can relate to and the engagement with the course coordinators helps in making the takeaway from this course relevant to problem solving in project management.” Elizabeth Bakibinga-Gaswaga, United Kingdom

“This course was challenging, eye opening and very practical. It put project management in action with the pre-built case studies. A must for all PMs.” Diana Opollo - ADRA Canada, Canada
“A great course that actually challenge you to live through a fictional project while applying the real project process tools and methodology. I will strongly recommend anyone wanting to master project management to enroll for this course.” James Senesie - Save the children, Sierra Leone

“I am very glad and grateful that I registered for this course. The interesting discussions in the forums, the helpful feedback of the course instructor, and the use of actual case studies made it a very productive, fulfilling and meaningful experience for me. Thank you very much!” Marietta Rios - World Vision International, Philippines

“The course provides a very good balance of practical and theoretical knowledge, it is stimulating and engaging, the participants are all of very high level and experience and are keen to share their experiences and views making the fora very interesting and informative. The instructor is excellent and the provided material (including the additional supportive one) very useful not only to follow the course but also professionally. I have completed a number of PM4DEV courses, and I have to say that are probably the best project management course I have attended as they make you think, the learning process is well organized and impactful. David Luigi Fuschi - BRIDGING Consulting Ltd, United Kingdom
 

PM4DEV is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.to issue professional development units (PDU's) for its project management training courses. Our instructors are experienced trainers and project managers who are PMP® certified. Our comprehensive courses in project management theory, fundamentals, principles, and practices are designed around industry best practices and based on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide). We are confident in our ability to provide comprehensive, practical courses that will enable you to further your project management education.

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PMI-R.E.P.

PM4DEV is now a PMI Registered Educational Provider R.E.P. ID: 3969

 

PM4DEV courses meet the strict criteria from the largest project management organization of the world, and that increases the value you obtain from learning at PM4DEV. Your investment in learning is secure and you can be certain that our courses have the quality you expect.

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