The Evolution of Project Management
At Strategy Execution, we believe that all work gets done through projects. No matter what industry you’re in – and whether or not your title is “project manager” – you are probably engaged in project-based work. Because of the pervasiveness of projects in today’s business world, the discipline of project management has evolved.
Mastering the traditional skills of project management, such as managing tasks and timelines, are still essential to success, but incorporating a wider range of tools can empower project-based workers to excel in increasingly complex work environments. Among the skills our training will highlight are: resourcing, strategic thinking, problem solving, influencing, communication, and decision making.
Our project management training courses cater to the educational needs of project professionals at all levels and allow you to keep up with the growing demands of successfully managing project-based work.
Business Process Analysis Innovation and Design
To survive in the twenty-first century, organizations must become lean, flexible, innovative and customer-driven. To do this, most companies need to analyze and redesign core business processes. They must abandon old ideas about how organizations should be managed and rethink how to do things faster, better, cheaper—or whether to do them at all.
Contract Management Principles and Practices
Project managers, contract managers and other professionals involved in the world of contracts must be able to work effectively together with customers, contractors, and subcontractors to accomplish key organizational objectives. Because contracts are developed in an increasingly complex environment, including the rising use of contracted supplies and services throughout government and industry, a solid understanding of the contracting process is critical and can give you an advantage whether you are on the buyer’s or seller’s side.
Introduction to Project Management
This course is for individuals on project teams who may not necessarily manage the cost control (earned value) or team building aspects of a project. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to apply basic project management skills, concepts, and techniques to manage small projects within their organizations.
IT organizations are faced with a rapidly evolving environment and severe budget limitations, where standardization of optimal systems and procedures can be a critical success factor. The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a set of best practices that has been developed to deliver high quality IT services. These procedures are supplier independent and provide guidance across the breadth of IT infrastructure, development, and operations. ITIL’s body of knowledge represents the consensus derived from over a decade of work and experience by thousands of IT professionals across the globe, considered by many to be the de facto world standard for IT best practices.
IT Risk Management
The unique challenges of IT projects make it mandatory an IT project manager be a skilled risk manager. Risk will always exist in IT projects given the need to deal with challenging requirements and expectations, complex and ever-changing technologies and business needs, and aggressive schedules and budgets to support business success. However, it is not inevitable that risk management will be an impossible task that will result in your being viewed as reactive, or worse, unresponsive.
Managing IT Projects
Today’s IT projects present unique challenges to the project manager, requiring coordination with many stakeholders and integration of various technological capabilities. In this comprehensive introductory course, you’ll discover critical success factors and hidden risks inherent in IT projects and you’ll leave with an understanding of strategies and techniques developed in the field by experienced IT project managers for successfully managing IT projects.
Get a solid understanding of project management methods with this comprehensive introductory course. Gain practical experience in proven project management techniques and discover a wealth of valuable, flexible tools that you can use immediately to ensure the success of any project in any type of organization.
Managing Projects: Oil and Gas Industry
If you are working within today’s oil and gas industry, this comprehensive, introductory course will offer a solid understanding of project management methods through your industry lens. Gain practical experience in proven project management techniques and discover a wealth of valuable, flexible tools that you can use immediately to ensure the success of any project within your oil and gas organization. Whether you are part of one of the majors or a services firm supporting the industry; this course is specifically designed to be relevant to your everyday work environment through the introduction of industry-specific case studies and discussions in order to make the training come to life for you.
MS Project in Government Workshop
This course is a one-day class specifically designed for the busy project management professional. In this intensive one-day session, students spend virtually the entire course developing hands-on expertise in building project plans, and running a wide range of reports in MS Project. Students will quickly develop highly valuable skills in using MS Project to maximize project planning, estimating, tracking, and reporting. This is an essential course for any project management professional who wishes to maximize their efficiency in managing their projects.
MS Project Server in Government Workshop
In this one-day intensive hands-on course, students will become very familiar with numerous special features of project and resource planning with Microsoft Project in a server-based enterprise environment.
Negotiation Skills for Project Managers
Negotiation is an invaluable skill for any project manager. Not only do you negotiate agreements with vendors and contractors, but you must effectively negotiate with stakeholders, customers and team members throughout the life of a project. This three day, highly interactive experience covers the dynamics, processes, and techniques of internal and external negotiation situations.
Evaluates your knowledge of each of the nine areas in the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide (PMBOK®).
PMP® Exam Power Prep
Immerse yourself in Strategy Execution’s PMP® Exam Power Prep and you'll be well on your way to passing PMI’s PMP® certification exam. This course is for you if you've met PMI's requirements put forth in the PMP® Credential Application. This intensive five-day course integrates in-depth topic reviews with morning instructor-led lecture and afternoon structured personal study time, including individual assistance from your PMP® certified instructor. You'll thoroughly review exam "trouble spots," use highly effective drills to accelerate your learning, receive invaluable test taking tips, and take and review practice exams.
Project Leadership Management and Communications
Project Leadership, Management and Communications is an interactive course designed to provide a solid foundation in key leadership competencies and to afford you the opportunity for a truly transformational leadership experience. As a participant, you will complete a self-assessment of your leadership skills, then master the basics of these leadership competencies: setting direction, aligning people, motivating and inspiring, leading teams, communicating, building relationships, facilitating ethical conduct, negotiating and leading change.
Project Management Applications
Watch basic concepts come to life in this course, a comprehensive synthesis of core project management principles designed to reinforce skills learned throughout the core curriculum. Whether you attend the classroom or online course, you will work in teams to complete an extensive, realistic, project case study.
Project Planning Analysis and Control
This course gives intensive instruction in project management fundamentals across the entire project life cycle. It provides proven strategies and practical tools for planning, executing, and controlling a variety of projects. It also offers detailed and sophisticated instruction in the critical areas of scheduling key events, controlling costs, and managing risks.
Quality for Project Managers
Quality for Project Managers applies quality principles to project management itself, as well as to the products and services resulting from projects. It brings to the forefront the essentials of project quality management and its vital link to business success, with a focus on the tools and essentials of effective quality management that work for your organization, regardless of your industry. The course shows you how to integrate quality management concepts with project management program to support your business success.
Requirements Management: A Key to Project Success
Requirements are the foundation of any project, yet the number of project failures attributed to inadequate requirements development and management is staggering. As projects progress, “scope creep” often occurs due to the inability to manage constant change. Customers’ needs and the project sponsor’s needs frequently seem to be at odds. How does the project manager cope with all the turmoil?
In this Risk Management course, you’ll work through the proactive approach to threat and opportunity—based on a clear understanding of the powerful nature of both qualitative and quantitative approaches to risk management.
Scheduling & Cost Control
Develop effective measures for scheduling and controlling projects as you put the tools of project management to work. In this course you’ll focus on managing the constraints you face in any project: limits on time, human resources, materials, budget and specifications. Discover proven ways to work within your identified constraints, without letting predefined limits curtail creativity or innovation.
Unlocking the Power of Earned Value Management
You’ve been hearing the term Earned Value Management (EVM) for some time, and you have been introduced to the plethora of calculations involved. Management has been pushing you to explain what’s really going on in your projects, and to tell them how you know that what you’re telling them is true. What you really need is a more objective way to evaluate and control your project and to provide management accurate summary information. In short, you need Unlocking the Power of Earned Value Management.
Writing Statements of Work: The Heart of Any Contract
Widely considered the “heart of the contract,” the Statement of Work (SOW) is the foundation of the relationship between buyers and sellers. The purchase or sale of products and services can only be executed by skillfully creating the SOW document. This course is designed for practical use by requirements developers, in-house SOW team members and other project managers and contract managers whose responsibilities include properly identifying needs and turning them into quality contracts. It provides the information you need, including basic contract management concepts, to consistently develop and administer effective SOWs.