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On-site Project Management Training

PM Hut provides on-site project management training for companies all over the world. At PM Hut, we currently provide 5 PM training courses (all our courses include generous gifts):

1 – Basics of Project Scheduling with MS Project
2 – Controlling Project Costs and Risks
3 – Gathering and Managing Business Requirements
4 – Managing Project Risks
5 – PMP® Exam Prep

Basics of Project Scheduling with MS Project

Duration

3 days

Minimum Number of Students

4 students

Maximum Number of Students

20 students

Description

This course will primarily be concerned with two key concepts: “What does it mean to plan a project?” and “How do we use tools to create project schedules?” Planning a project is far more than just creating a schedule, and alternately, a schedule is not the same as a project plan. We’ll explore both “plan” and “schedule” in detail. We will do so from the perspective of a project professional, rather than be guided by the tool.

Why Microsoft Project and not Primavera, Prolog, Artemis, Planview, Niku, or one of the many other tools? MS Project is perhaps one of the most accessible tools due to its high market share and affordability.

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for junior and mid-level project managers, project scheduler, and other project professionals responsible for creating project schedules.

Pre-requisites

A familiarity with key project management concepts and terminology is recommended as well as basic Windows and MS Office Suite skills (Excel, Word).

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the relationship between planning and scheduling.
  • Approach project scheduling from the viewpoint of a PMP, not the scheduling tool.
  • Become familiar with various forms of project charters and how they influence projects.
  • Understand how the Work Breakdown Structure and its estimates are incorporated into project schedules.
  • Develop a project resource management plan.
  • Refine project time and cost estimates to define baseline project, schedule, and budget.
  • Understand the basic principles of MS Project and the Critical Path Method.
  • Learn how to optimize and track project schedules going forward.

Course Outline:

Day 1

  • Introduction to Planning and Scheduling
  • Starting Projects: Charters and Statements of Work (SOW)
  • The Work Breakdown Structure and Estimating
  • Key Scheduling Definitions and Terms
  • Setting up MS Project – MS Project Quick Start Guide
  • Setting up Calendars

Day 2

  • The Critical Path Method
  • Understanding Project Network Diagrams
  • Organizing Tasks
  • Using Project Estimates to Start the Plan
  • Forms of Task Dependencies
  • Deadlines, Milestones, and Constraints

Day 3

  • Adding Resources and Managing Allocations
  • Entering Assignments
  • Optimizing Schedules
  • Customizing and Formatting Plans
  • Pulling it All Together: Team Project Planning Workshop

Gifts

We like to give generous gifts to those who procure our services. It’s our way of saying “Thank you!”. The manager procuring this course from us will get a choice of the following gifts:

  • 2 x Apple iPad 2

OR

  • Apple iPad 2 and
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

OR

  • 2 x Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

The gifts will be given directly by our trainer to the manager at the time of training.

Controlling Project Costs and Risks

Duration

3 days

Minimum Number of Students

4 students

Maximum Number of Students

20 students

Description

Control of project costs and risks begins with a method for project selection followed by detailed project plans for budget and risk management. Once the plan is in place and the project begins execution, costs and risks are controlled through rigorous scope and risk management scaled to the needs of the organization. This course focuses on the needs of SMBs (Small and Medium Businesses) and techniques which can be scaled up to larger enterprises. Multiple industry examples and case studies are included.

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for junior and mid-level project managers and project sponsors/executives. These individuals would be involved in or responsible for project selection, estimating, coordinating, controlling, budgeting, and staffing of projects.

Pre-requisites

A familiarity with key project management concepts and terminology is recommended as well as basic Windows and MS Office Suite skills (Excel, Word).

Learning Objectives

  • Measure project performance using agreed upon or authorized plans to identify trends and variances.
  • Understand the budgeting and financial processes of projects.
  • Identify needs for corrective project action(s).
  • Perform timely corrective action(s) by addressing the root causes of issues, eliminating or minimizing impacts on baselines.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of corrective actions.
  • Establish a change management plan and ensure compliance to it to manage project scope.
  • Understand how periodic reviews of project plans and change management plans, and their updates, can ensure their effectiveness.
  • Develop a risk management plan using a sound methodology.
  • Take necessary actions based on the risk management plan to eliminate or minimize impacts on baselines.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Basics of Selecting and Planning Projects
  • Managing Project Expectations
  • Project Estimation Techniques
  • Budgeting for Project Managers
  • Measuring Project Financial Progress
  • Earned Value Management Overview

Day 2

  • Contracts for Management of Costs and Risk
  • Communications Planning for Cost and Risk Management
  • Managing Project Macro (Organizational Change)
  • Managing Project Micro (Scope Change)
  • Risk Management Methodology Overview
  • Risk Management Tools and Techniques

Day 3

  • Conducting Project Reviews
  • Relationship between Schedules, Costs, and Risks
  • Managing Projects with Fixed Constraints
  • Critical Factors for Project Success
  • Benefits of Creating an Environment to Support Innovation
  • Pulling it All Together: Cost and Risk Case Studies

Gifts

We like to give generous gifts to those who procure our services. It’s our way of saying “thank you!”. The manager procuring this course from us will get a choice of the following gifts:

  • 2 x Apple iPad 2

OR

  • Apple iPad 2 and
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

OR

  • 2 x Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

The gifts will be given directly by our trainer to the manager at the time of training.

Gathering and Managing Business Requirements

Duration

2 days

Minimum Number of Students

4 students

Maximum Number of Students

20 students

Description

Through a variety of learning techniques, including group work, brainstorming, demonstrations, and lecture, participants will learn the basics of managing business requirements from project initiation through final project acceptance. Group projects will include practice in acquiring, analyzing, validating, and documenting requirements. Additional topics include managing risks introduced by requirements and assuring that requirements are properly generated into specifications for procurement.

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for business analysts and project managers with responsibility for requirements.

Pre-requisites

Basic Windows and MS Office Suite skills (Excel, Word).

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the process of requirements gathering and management.
  • Learn at least six techniques and practices for gathering requirements.
  • Learn how to analyze requirements with weighted models and examining the benefits and value production.
  • Learn to document requirements with an appropriate level of detail; visually capturing and presenting requirements.
  • Understand the importance of the business case and use cases.
  • Follow through on requirements with feasibility analysis, buy vs. build decisions, and early project estimates.
  • Know how to validate your requirements and get them understood and accepted.
  • Learn how to manage the risks associated with requirements.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introductions and Expectations
  • Overview of Requirements and Requirements Management
  • Gathering Requirements
  • Analyzing Requirements

Day 2

  • Documenting Requirements
  • Continuing Analysis of Requirements
  • Validating Requirements
  • Risk Management and Requirements
  • Lessons Learned and Class De-brief

Gifts

We like to give generous gifts to those who procure our services. It’s our way of saying “thank you!”. The manager procuring this course from us will get a choice of the following gifts:

  • 2 x Apple iPad 2

OR

  • Apple iPad 2 and
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

OR

  • 2 x Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

The gifts will be given directly by our trainer to the manager at the time of training.

Managing Project Risks

Duration

2 days

Minimum Number of Students

4 students

Maximum Number of Students

20 students

Description

For those that do not wish to take the 3 day Controlling Project Costs and Risks Course, this course covers just the management of project risks. It focuses on the needs of SMBs (Small and Medium Businesses) and techniques which can be scaled up to larger enterprises. Additional time is taken to practice the techniques of risk management. Multiple industry examples and case studies are included.

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for junior and mid-level project managers and project sponsors/executives. These individuals would be involved in or responsible for project selection, estimating, coordinating, controlling, budgeting, and staffing of projects.

Pre-requisites

A familiarity with key project management concepts and terminology is recommended as well as basic Windows and MS Office Suite skills (Excel, Word).

Learning Objectives

  • Develop a risk management plan using a sound methodology.
  • Perform timely corrective action(s) by addressing the root causes of issues, eliminating or minimizing impacts on baselines.
  • Take necessary actions based on the risk management plan to eliminate or minimize impacts on baselines.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Risk Management Methodology Overview
  • Risk Management Tools and Techniques
  • Risk Management Workshop and Exercise

Day 2

  • Conducting Project Risk Management Workshops and Reviews
  • Managing Projects with Fixed Constraints
  • Critical Factors for Project Success
  • Pulling it All Together: Risk Management Case Studies

Gifts

We like to give generous gifts to those who procure our services. It’s our way of saying “thank you!”. The manager procuring this course from us will get a choice of the following gifts:

  • 2 x Apple iPad 2

OR

  • Apple iPad 2 and
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

OR

  • 2 x Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

The gifts will be given directly by our trainer to the manager at the time of training.

PMP® Exam Prep

Duration

5 days

Minimum Number of Students

4 students

Maximum Number of Students

20 students

Description

This course prepares students to take and pass the PMP® Certification Exam. It includes a thorough review of all PMBOK® Guide knowledge areas, practice test questions, and test taking techniques. Learn about the latest changes to the exam and be prepared. Your goal is to study, review, and pass the test on the first attempt.

Who Should Attend

Project managers that meet the experience qualifications for the PMP® exam and want to review for the test.

Pre-requisites

A familiarity with key project management concepts and terminology is recommended as well as basic Windows and MS Office Suite skills (Excel, Word).

Learning Objectives

  • Review the 9 Knowledge areas of the PMBOK® Guide.
  • Understand the concept of professional ethics and how it is incorporated into the exam.
  • Learn the PMI-isms – they may not be the way “your company does it” but you need to learn them to pass the exam.
  • Learn the critical test taking skills that can make the difference between a passing and failing grade.
  • Understand the structure of the PMP® exam and how to do your best.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Pre-test
  • Project Management Context and Processes
  • Project Integtration
  • Scope Management

Day 2

  • Time Management
  • Cost Management

Day 3

  • Quality Management
  • Human Resources Management

Day 4

  • Communications Management
  • Risk Management

Day 5

  • Project Procurement Management
  • Professional Ethics
  • Test Taking Skills
  • Post Exam

Gifts

We like to give generous gifts to those who procure our services. It’s our way of saying “thank you!”. The manager procuring this course from us will get a choice of the following gifts:

  • 4 x Apple iPad 2

OR

  • 2 x Apple iPad 2 and
  • 2 x Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

OR

  • 4 x Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

OR

  • Sony Vaio Z Seris 13.1 inches

The gifts will be given directly by our trainer to the manager at the time of training.

Basic Costs, Expenses, and Payments

Basic Costs

We charge $1,000 per student per day. So, for example, if you have 8 students taking the PMP® Exam Prep course, then the training costs will be 8 x 5 (5 days) x $1,000 = $40,000

Expenses

Travel Expenses

The company procuring the training will incur the following travel expenses:

  • Round-trip ticket for our trainer

    Our trainers are all located in the United States. Our trainers must be provided with a round-trip ticket from their nearest airport to your nearest airport. You can either reserve the ticket for our trainer or we can do it ourselves and add it to the invoice.

  • Visas

    All of our trainers are US citizens, so they do not require visas to most countries. However, should your country require a visa from a US citizen, then you will be responsible for procuring and paying for that visa for our trainer.

  • Hotel Expenses

    The company procuring training should handle the reservation as well as pay for a room in a hotel (at least 4 stars) for our trainer. Ideally, the room should include free Internet. Please note that our trainer will be responsible for paying for the mini-bar as well as other extra services.

  • Transportation

    The company procuring the training should provide the instructor with transportation from the hotel to the training site and back.

Venue Expenses

The training venue and everything pertaining to the training venue, including, but not limited to, chairs, desks, projectors, etc… is the responsibility of the company procuring the training. We do not pay for any venue expenses.

Payments

Once you send us the approved PO (Purchase Order), we will send you an invoice for 50% of the amount that should be paid immediately. We take wire transfers or certified checks drawn on US banks. Only USD is accepted. Once the first payment clears, we will send our trainer. You will be invoiced for the remaining 50% once the training is done.

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