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Advanced Project Management Courses

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Courses

PM Advanced, PM Strategy Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (Intermediate)
04/6/2017 to 04/7/2017

PMGT 21106 | Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (Intermediate)

Successful project managers must be able to work with other managers, stakeholders, and vendors as well as their own employees. They must be able to resolve disputes, gain approval for budgets, negotiate contracts, and “sell” to all levels of the organization. Bringing disparate parties together requires a delicate combination of art, science, and practice. Your ability to be truly prepared for and effective in a negotiation hinges on your ability to respond appropriately to colleagues and team members. In this course, you will be involved in a variety of in-class simulations to enhance and improve your skills in preparing for and conducting effective negotiations and dispute resolution. Simulation topics include single-issue bargaining, negative and positive zones of possible agreement, multi-issue bargaining, agents and ethical dilemmas, and dispute resolution.

The techniques taught in this course are based on research in social psychology, decision theory, and game theory. The design of the course reflects the belief that negotiating well is both art and science and that learning by experience is powerful, especially when the experience is clearly related to the situations where you want to apply what you learn.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be a more effective and more confident negotiator
  • Be able to recognize and respond to functional and dysfunctional negotiations and tactics
  • Be able to properly prepare for a negotiation and function well in a team that is embarking on a critical negotiation

Course delivery format: This is an onsite course.

Sections: This course is offered once per year.

Notes: Breakfast, networking lunch, and all materials included in tuition.

This course fulfills elective requirements for both the Project Management Strategy and Advanced PM Certificate.

Prerequisite(s):

Participants must have at least two years of business or professional experience. This course is highly interactive. Strong English skills are required.

Instructor:
Mark Werwath, MS, Phd, PMP

Mark Werwath, MS, Phd, PMP

Mark Werwath, MS, Phd, PMP,

brings a rich background of project/process management and 25 years of new product development experience to the classroom. He began his career in industrial engineering with Motorola,
developing a strong operations background as he supported factory automation, process streamlining, and process optimization. Moving to Northrop Grumman he focused on new product development,
managing the teams that designed, developed, and produced RF transmitters. Mark then returned to Motorola, and during his 20 year tenure worked in nearly every sector of the business including handsets, infrastructure, and the government side, leading teams that developed, tested, implemented and integrated large scale technology projects. As a principal with Pro-Lima Consulting, Mark's clients included Abbott Laboratories, Baxter Medical Products, Northwestern Technological Institute, DePaul University, and University of Chicago. Mark then moved on to WMS Gaming and worked as Executive Director of Program management of new product development. Mark is currently the Director of Masters in engineering management and Associate Director for the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University. Mark has a PhD in Organizational Development from Benedictine University.

16 PMI PDU’s (tech-3, strat-0, lead-13)
Course Code: PMGT 21106
Section: 17S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
Apr 06 to Apr 07
Tuition: $1,350.00
Days/Times: Thu
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM


Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
March 31, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

PM Advanced, PM Strategy Better Ways to Work: Innovative Tools for Organizational Excellence (Intermediate)
04/20/2017 to 04/21/2017

PMGT 21103 | Better Ways to Work: Innovative Tools for Organizational Excellence (Intermediate)

Too often, business performance improvement initiatives result in disappointing outcomes. Although most initiatives generally do improve performance, the actual results are often far below expectations. This course provides an overview of powerful improvement methodologies with a primary emphasis on the application of lean thinking in a manufacturing/office/service environment. We will explore what world-class companies (those that are highly effective at improving) do differently than the rest and share the common actions taken by these great companies. In this class, you will develop an assessment framework that you can use to examine ingredients missing in most improvement recipes. You will learn to focus on the most important priorities for your organization. We will discuss performance metrics, review the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches, and identify how to use them to drive improved performance at a leadership and at a department level.

This course does not focus solely on manufacturing; many examples will be provided from service industries such as healthcare and finance. This course is open to all.

Learning Objectives:

  • Actively engage leadership in driving performance improvement
  • Better link innovations to key stakeholder and customer needs
  • Increase the likelihood of successful implementation of your improvement activities
  • Learn how to quickly identify key meaningful innovation opportunities
  • Learn how to better sustain gains from improvement activities

Course delivery format: This is an onsite course.

Sections: This course is offered once per year.

Notes:

Breakfast, networking lunch, and all materials included in tuition.

This course fulfills elective requirements for both the Project Management Strategy Certificate and Advanced PM Certificate.

Prerequisite(s):

Participants must have at least two years of business or professional experience. This course is highly interactive. Strong English skills are required.

Instructor:
Michael Bremer

Michael Bremer

Michael Bremer

is president of the Cumberland Group, specializing in process and business performance improvement. Mr. Bremer holds a BS in Business (Accounting) from the University of Missouri – St. Louis, and is a certified Six Sigma expert (Motorola) as well as a national director for the Association of Manufacturing Excellence. He has co-authored 3 books.

16 PMI PDU’s® (tech-0, strat-8, lead-8)
Course Code: PMGT 21103
Section: 17S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
Apr 20 to Apr 21
Tuition: $1,350.00
Days/Times: Thu
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM


Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
April 13, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

PM Advanced Managing the Radical Shift to Agile (Advanced)
05/4/2017 to 05/5/2017

PMGT 11202 | Managing the Radical Shift to Agile (Advanced)

In this intensive, interactive two-day management workshop, you will learn how to get beyond the rigidities of traditional management and acquire the breakthrough capabilities involved in making the entire organization agile. You will learn how to implement the elements of Radical Management as an integrated whole to get extraordinary results for your organization, your customers, and your workforce. Each new concept, based on the five shifts of Radical Management, is backed up by concrete practice using tools that can be applied directly in the workplace.

Learning objectives: At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Name and explain the 5 shifts from traditional management to Radical Management and why these, taken together, will help to foster sustainable success for an organization;
  • Explain why customer delight should be the only goal of a firm;
  • Explain in detail how the role of a manager changes in Radical Management;
  • Apply an agile approach in any part of the organization;
  • Apply leadership storytelling to help bring about change in an organization (e.g. for the introduction of Radical Management).

Course delivery format: This is an onsite course. The format for this course is highly interactive and includes lectures, discussions, and in-class exercises. Students are encouraged to come prepared to share issues and challenges from their own organizations.

Sections: This course is offered once per year. Notes: Breakfast, networking lunch and all materials included in tuition.

Participants in the Advanced Project Management Program may take this course as advanced elective. All others must meet the experience requirements as stated. Prerequisites: This seminar assumes that the participants of this session are familiar with Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMB®) as well as PMI disciplines, processes and terms. Participants must have applied project and program management concepts in an advanced setting and be comfortable building on the basic principles of their project management knowledge. Participants should have experience in the management of complex projects. This course is highly interactive. Strong English skills are required.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Jay Goldstein

Jay Goldstein

Jay Goldstein, MBA, CSM, CSPO,

is a practicing Agile professional experienced in improving and developing successful Agile transformations from the functional team level to multi-team scaling in fast-moving tech ventures. He has helped support employee engagement, low turnover and high growth through innovation, empowerment, flexibility, transparency, openness, and continuous improvement through his consulting practice. He holds an MBA from Northwestern University and Certificates in Agile Coaching and Agile Team Facilitation, Agile Coaching Institute as well as CSM, CSPO from the Scrum Alliance.

16PMI PDUs (7 Leadership, 7 Strategy, 2 Technology)
Course Code: PMGT 11202
Section: 17S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
May 04 to May 05
Tuition: $1,350.00
Days/Times: Thu
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM


Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
April 24, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

PM Advanced Managing Project Risk and Complexity (Advanced)
06/1/2017 to 06/2/2017

PMGT 31104 | Managing Project Risk and Complexity (Advanced)

Most practicing project managers are aware of the role that risk management can play in successfully completing their projects. In a time of “doing more with less” and “faster, better, cheaper,” however, it is easy to overlook the value of a well-constructed approach to risk management. Balancing benefits and costs is not always an easy evaluation to make. Ignoring risk, however, can lead to nasty surprises at best and disaster at worst.

Complicating matters for project managers is the complexity of most current projects. Due to rapid improvements in technology, systems that were once independent or only loosely linked are now interconnected to an increasingly high degree. Dealing with this complexity in a project environment has become a serious challenge. This advanced course for project managers will review risk management principles in the project environment and will take a close look at complexity, how it arises in the project environment, and how risk management can help to overcome its most challenging effects. It is highly interactive. You will be exposed to focused lectures, detailed discussions, and team exercises. Extensive use will be made of case studies and the latest tools.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the components of risk and a risk management plan
  • Describe and be able to apply the tools and techniques of risk management
  • Describe the core elements of probability and estimation theory
  • Understand how complexity has become a key component of projects
  • Describe how risk management improves project performance

Course delivery format: This is an onsite course.

Notes: Breakfast, networking lunch, and all materials included in tuition.

Sections: This course is offered once a year.

Participants in the Advanced Project Management Program may take this course as an advanced elective. All others must meet the experience requirements as stated.

Prerequisite(s):

This seminar assumes that the participants of this session are familiar with Project Management Body of Knowledge and with the Project Management Institute (PMI) disciplines, processes and terms. In addition to the above-mentioned assumptions, the instructor also assumes that participants have applied project and program management concepts in an advanced setting and they are comfortable building on the basic principles of their project management knowledge. Participants should have experience in the management of complex projects. This course is highly interactive. Strong English skills are required.

Instructor:
Larry Joseph

Larry Joseph

Larry Joseph, MS, PhD, PMP,

has had extensive success in cross-functional problem solving in complex, large programs for a diverse set of clients. He has taught at several universities. Mr. Joseph holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering with a MS from Tufts University and a BChE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

16 PMI PDU’s (tech-12, strat-4, lead-4)
Course Code: PMGT 31104
Section: 17S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
Jun 01 to Jun 02
Tuition: $1,350.00
Days/Times: Thu
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Fri
9:00 AM–4:30 PM


Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
May 25, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.