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SPRING 2014

PROJECT MANAGEMENT BODY OF KNOWLEDGE
Project management is a universal professional skill – virtually all occupations and industries world-wide use project management and benefit from employees who possess these skills. USI and the local chapter of Project Management Institute are partnering to offer a thorough overview of project management. Even if you are not seeking certification from Project Management Institute, you and your team can benefit from taking the course and returning to your company with a common framework from which to operate. The twelve classes are offered individually or as a series. Participants who complete the entire series be awarded a Certificate of Completion in Project Management from USI. All Materials are provided. Those who register for the entire series will also receive Project Management Institute’s Book of Knowledge

Weekly Series:
Dates and Time: Twelve Mondays, February 24-May 19, 6 to 9 p.m. (No class March 24)

Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $119 per course; $1,188 for entire series if registered by January 31, 2014

NO. PMI600: PMI Agile Certified Practitioner PMI-ACP Jump-Start Course, February 20-22
NO. PMI501 History and Overview of Project Management, February 24
NO. PMI502: Project Management Framework, March 3
NO. PMI503: Project Integration Management, March 10
NO. PMI504: Project Scope Management, March 17
NO. PMI505: Project Time Management, March 31
NO. PMI506: Project Cost Management, April 7
NO. PMI507: Project Quality Management, April 14
NO. PMI508: Project Human Resource Management, April 21
NO. PMI509: Project Communications Management, April 28
NO. PMI510: Project Risk Management, May 5
NO. PMI511: Project Procurement Management, May 12
NO. PMI512: Project Stakeholder, May 19


PMI AGILE CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER PMI-ACP JUMP-START COURSE
An introduction to Agile approaches including Scrum, XP, DSDM, AgileUP, Kanban, and the Agile values, principles, and techniques prevalent to working in Agile environments. Participants will learn the paradigm shifts that occur when organizations move from traditional environments to Agile environments and the different techniques that can be used in guiding Agile teams to successful project results. Click here for more information.

Dates and Time:Thursday, February 20-Saturday, February 22, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Location: Rolling Hills Country Club, 1666 Old Plank Road, Newburgh, IN
Registration Fee: $99 for veterans, unemployed, and full-time students; $245 for PMI Members; and $345 for all others.
Course Number:
PMI600


PROJECT MANAGEMENT LAB SERIES
Project management lab sessions are ideal for professionals who previously participated or are currently participating in our project management classes. During lab, you will have the opportunity to develop a project that you bring to class or a sample project provided by the instructor. Through the hands-on exercises, you will advance your project management skills.

Dates and Times: March 19, April 9, April 17, May 14, 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: USI, University Center East Room 2229
Registration Fee: $99

Course Numbers:
PMI531: Scope (create a charter, SOW, and other documents), March 19
PMI532: Time and Cost (create a WBS, WBS dictionary, and network diagram; demo Microsoft Project), April 9
PMI533: Cost and Quality (review earned value reporting and seven quality tools), April 17
PMI534: Risk and Procurement (create qualification/quantification analysis and review contract types), May 14


MICROSOFT PROJECT 2013                                                                       NO. CIS591

Is your organization considering implementing project management software? Do you need to manage projects more effectively? Do you need a method of communicating project timelines and deliverables to your customers or clients? This nine-hour course is designed to allow you to integrate Microsoft Project 2013 into your project management efforts.

Date and Time: Three Wednesdays, April 23, April 30, and May 7, 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: USI, University Center East, Room 2229
Registration Fee: $199




HISTORY AND OVERVIEW OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT                NO. PMI501

This course provides an Introduction to the methodologies, tools and techniques of project management as conducted using the PMBOK®, Agile, Six Sigma, and Six Sigma Lean.

Date and Time: Monday, February 24, 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $119

PROJECT MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK                                             NO. PMI502

This course covers the foundation for project management and conveys important concepts necessary to understand the knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques required by a successful project manager.  Additionally, this class provides an introduction to the basic “common language” and definitions of terms used internationally by project professionals for efficient, accurate, and successful project communications no matter what the industry.

Date and Time: Monday, March 3, 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $119

PROJECT INTEGRATION MANAGEMENT                                            NO. PMI503

The information in this course covers the role as well as the specific ethical responsibilities and duties of a project manager no matter what level of authority management has formally approved for them to use on the project assigned.  Integration is primarily the role of the project manager because s/he is the only one responsible for seeing the overall “big picture.”  Integration means putting the pieces of the project together into a cohesive whole while managing tradeoffs among the different project objectives. This includes keeping management appropriately informed and obtaining the approvals required to guide the project to a successful conclusion.

Date and Time: Monday, March 10, 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $119

PROJECT SCOPE MANAGEMENT                                                           NO. PMI504

This course includes the processes required to ensure that every project includes all the work and only the work required to complete the project successfully by controlling what is and what is not in the project. Participants will be exposed to the selection processes used by management to determine those projects to be undertaken and their quantitative results. Topics and tools covered in this class are project initiation, scope planning, scope definition, scope verification and scope change control.

Date and Time: Monday, March 17, 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $119

PROJECT TIME MANAGEMENT                                                               NO. PMI505

An unrealistic project schedule is the number one complaint of project managers and project teams. This course covers the skills and tools required by project managers to help them determine a more accurate schedule; and the application of those processes and tools required to produce and maintain a schedule that allows them to best meet a project’s predetermined deadline. 

Date and Time: Monday, March 31, 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $119

PROJECT COST MANAGEMENT                                                            NO. PMI506

An unrealistic project budget is the second most expressed complaint of project managers. Project managers don’t have to be an accountant or a math whiz to be successful; but they need to know and understand the techniques and tools to estimate, analyze, determine, report, and apply the corrective actions needed to determine an accurate project budget and keep project expenditures on track. The use of these will be covered in this course along with providing the basic tools required for tracking and appropriately reporting both time and cost status to those involved in or concerned with the progress of the project.

Date and Time: Monday, April 7, 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $119

PROJECT QUALITY MANAGEMENT                                                       NO. PMI507

This class covers PMI’s® philosophy of quality in the management of projects, how this philosophy is defined, and the project manager’s role along with the tools used in quality assurance to achieve customer satisfaction. This is different from the definition of “quality” used by most business organizations.  Also covered will be definitions of the pertinent language needed to achieve a basic understanding of assuring, conducting, and reporting quality management activities.

Date and Time: Monday, April 14, 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $119

PROJECT HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT                                NO. PMI508

There are two main areas of Human Resource Management covered in this course. The first is the area of Roles and Responsibilities of those involved in or concerned with the project along with the various techniques and tools to manage these. The second provides an understanding of the theories and techniques of the essential soft skills needed to conduct a successful project including team building, leadership styles, conflict management and resolution, and problem solving.

Date and Time: Monday, April 21, 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $119

PROJECT COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT                                    NO. PMI509

Ninety percent of a project manager’s time is spent in communication. A lack of or poor communications is high on the list of common project problems from both project managers and management; therefore, it is important that a project manager has some background in both the hard and soft communication skills and techniques so that they can improve their own communications. This course also provides an overview of the communication tools required by project managers to achieve a successful project conclusion.

Date and Time: Monday, April 28, 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $119

PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT                                                              NO. PMI510

Some studies show as much as a 90% decrease in project problems through the use of the proactive process of risk management. This process assures that the project manager is in control of the project instead reacting and responding to problems, issues, and changes by having to call meetings, do rework, require overtime, and/or re-planning the project to regain control. This course will provide the overview necessary for using the techniques and tools of basic risk management, which will lead to a substantially increased rate of success on projects.

Date and Time: Monday, May 5, 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $119

PROJECT PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT                                        NO. PMI511

This course provides an overview of the steps in procurement management, what happens during each step, and the role of the project manager in project procurement. Students will be introduced to the definitions and language of basic procurement contracts as well as the types of contracts used in the procurement process.  Additionally, the class will review the knowledge and techniques required of project managers to administer, interpret, and conduct closure activities necessary for project procurement.

Date and Time: Monday, May 12, 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $119

PROJECT STAKEHOLDER                                                                         NO. PMI512

A key project objective of every project is customer satisfaction. This course will cover the processes required to identify the people, groups, or organizations that could impact or be impacted by the project, to analyze stakeholder expectations and their impact on the project, and to develop appropriate management strategies for effectively engaging stakeholders in project decisions and execution. Students will focus on continuous communication with stakeholders to understand their needs and expectations, addressing issues as they occur, managing conflicting interests and fostering appropriate stakeholder engagement in project decisions and activities.

Date and Time: Monday, May 19, 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $119

 



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