Project Management for Learning Professionals Certificate: Reduce the Rework

A Series of 4 Online Sessions Starting November 12, 2024

 

Register Early. Course size is limited!


Certificate Overview

Certificate Overview

If you leave your desk everyday frustrated by what you've accomplished and what's left to be done, this is the certificate you've been waiting for! Learn how to juggle your projects and get more done with less rework. Whether working on online or live course development, LMS implementation, or new process design, this certificate will teach you a simple, minimal process with techniques to get more done with less help. You'll learn how to start a project correctly, build a simple and flexible project schedule, manage the insanity of your projects, end a project, and improve your own project management strength through quick post-project reviews. This course will provide you with tools that will work with software you already have, completely consistent with the guidelines set by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Bring your gnarliest project with you. This certificate will be hands-on, and you will learn each technique by using it for your project. You will work on one of your own real projects, and create a Project Charter and Project Schedule with feedback from peers in the course. You will complete this certificate with your project ready to roll, a great network, and a job aid to use for the next successful project.


Bonus:

You will complete a TTI Success Insights DISC assessment during the course. This assessment measures how you do what you do by looking at four factors: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Compliance. It creates a shared language around observable behavior, which in turn improves communication, engagement, and self-development – skills that every project manager needs.
 

Course Details

In this four-part live online certificate, you will learn and apply to real work the practical skills and techniques you need to successfully define, plan, manage and review multiple projects with diverse stakeholders. This certificate provides simple, visual approaches for project budget, schedule and quality success. You'll complete the course with one of your real projects polished and ready to begin!


Who Should Attend
This certificate course is for anyone who manages projects and is interested in doing more with less. As workload increases and technology chases us 24/7, this course will help you organize your work, manage the hand-offs with others and leave work feeling less overwhelmed. If you leave your desk everyday frustrated by what you've accomplished and what's left to be done, this is the content you've been waiting for.


Course Objectives

In this certificate you will learn to:

  • Differentiate between a process, project and task.
  • Clarify the responsibilities of a Project Sponsor, Project Manager and Project Stakeholders.
  • Create a Project Charter in less than 45 minutes including tools that clarify ROI, scope, metrics, risk mitigation, constraints, communication planning and project governance.
  • Create a Project Schedule by working back from a fixed date.
  • Regulate your own stress as the project progresses so you make the best decisions as the insanity kicks in.
  • Influence and communicate with diverse Stakeholders and follow the rule "Bad News Early is Good News".
  • Practice flexible structure: at all times have a plan AND be ready to adapt it to ensure success.
  • End a project even when the Stakeholders are adding new things.
  • Use Post-Project Review techniques to grow project management competence in your self and others.

Sessions

SESSION 1 – Introduction
  • Frustrated? Why?
  • What is a process, project and task?
  • Clarifying the roles of the Project Sponsor, Project Manager and Stakeholders
  • Establishing the business ROI for a project
  • Creating a Scope Diagram
Homework : Complete a Scope Diagram for your project
 
SESSION 2 – Define Phase
  • The nuances and power of the Scope Diagram
  • Building project metrics for different types of projects
  • Mitigating the project risk
  • Establishing the constraints: When No Means No
  • Building a communication and governance plan.
Homework: Create a Project Charter in less than 45 minutes for your project
 
SESSION 3 – Plan Phase
  • Establishing the milestones in order
  • Building the Project Schedule
  • Incorporating learning methodology milestones into the schedule
Homework: Create a Project Schedule for your project
 
SESSION 4 – Manage and Review Phases
  • Monitoring the project and handling challenges
  • How DISC can help project managers
  • Dealing with change and practicing flexibility/resiliency 
  • Ending Well
  • Post-Project Review options

Lesley MacKellar
Instructor

Lesley MacKellar
Facilitator, Moser Consulting

Course Dates 

Course Dates

NOVEMBER DATES:
Session 1: Tuesday, November 12, 2024
Session 2: Thursday, November 14, 2024
Session 3: Tuesday, November 19, 2024
Session 4: Thursday, November 21, 2024

Each session is 2 hours in length. This course is comprised of four (4) live online sessions. In addition, there will be approximately 1 hour of homework prior to each session. The course presenter will be available for help through email and phone throughout the course.

All sessions start at 12:00 noon Eastern Time (New York time). See below for the time of the sessions listed in various time zones:
  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am Pacific Time (PT)
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 am Mountain Time (MT)
  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Central Time (CT)
  • 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm Eastern Time (ET)
For times in other cities, visit Time & Date converter. All sessions are recorded. In order to earn your Certificate of Completion, you must log in for and participate in each live course and successfully complete any homework assignments by specified deadlines. Recordings of sessions are intended for review purposes only.


Course Rates

Course Rates

Register Early. Course size is limited.

Early-Bird Registration
30+ days prior to course start date: $945

Registration within 30 days of course start date: $1,095

Train as a Team and Save!
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Course Equipment

Course Equipment

IMPORTANT - You'll participate in online and collaborative activities in a number of ways, each designed to provide a unique means to interact and learn from experts and colleagues. All course delivery software operates at Internet connection speeds of 56.6 kbps or better, on PC, Mac and Unix platforms. Courses will use teleconferencing or VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol.) The login instructions emailed to you approximately one week prior to the start of the course will outline platform use as well as any headset requirements or suggestions. Each registrant must provide their own laptop or desktop computer and other equipment (such as a headset, if noted in your login instructions) in order to fully and successfully participate in the course. Please test your login information a minimum of 48 hours in advance on your course start date on the computer you will be using for the course.


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