Project Management Certificate Program for Public Sector OrganizationsProgram Topics

  • Overview of the Program
  • Project management overview
  • Skills for successful project managers
  • Trends in government project management
  • Introduction of Project Management Body of Knowledge
  • Introduction to Agile project management
  • Introduction of Project Life Cycle and “Triple Constraint”
  • What is Program and Portfolio Management?
  • Project Charter Development
  • Effective contract review
  • Planning scope and defining requirements
  • Accountability tools for initial stages of the project
  • How to create, define and deliver value
  • Best practices for a productive project kickoff meeting
  • Identifying stakeholders and Building Project Champions
  • Identifying business rules via (OPA, EEF)
  • Defining activities and sequencing activities
  • Assumptions and dependencies analysis
  • Running high performance meetings
  • Leadership and Motivating talent
  • Negotiation and Decision-Making Strategies
  • Effective Project Communication
  • Persuasion and Influence
  • Managing up, down and sideways
  • Project Tracking techniques
  • Systematic and Critical Thinking: Decision Making
  • Sunk cost fallacy and other project evaluation traps
  • Managing Change Control and Scope Creep
  • Creative problem solving as a negotiation technique
  • Project risk management principles
  • Project cost management principles
  • Effective action items management
  • Measuring Project Success (project Quality Assurance Techniques)
  • Project team accountability tools
  • Dealing with change (change management strategies)
  • Evaluating Costs and Schedule performance via Earned Value
  • Project procurement cost management principles
  • Effective vendor management
  • Improving the decision-making process
  • Mitigating vendor performance risks
  • Recognizing and avoiding decision traps
  • Project Deliverable Acceptance and Warranties
  • Dealing with difficult vendors
  • Contract Closure
  • Administrative Project Closing procedures
  • Documenting the Lessons Learned
  • Archiving Project Docs and Organization Process Assets
  • Recognizing Project Team Achievements
  • Managing multiple projects
  • Aligning projects to Organizational Strategy
  • Prioritizing Efforts
  • Steps for developing a Project Management Office

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