Project Management Knowledge Training

With a broad variety of experience and expertise, IMS can assist your company in achieving increased knowledge through practical application, training, and education. We believe the education is for you;therefore, we avoid teacher-centered lectures and focus on a dynamic, participative experience. Your learning will not only be educational but enjoyable.

IMS offers a wide variety of Project Management and Oracle Primavera training at state-of-the-art facilities across the nation.

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Project Management Preparation For Success

Project Management Preparation For Success

Much of the work that you do can be organized as a project. The ability to successfully define and subsequently manage a project is quickly leaving the realm of the extraordinary and is becoming a core competency for many organizations. Managing a project is not easy and project management skills do not come naturally to many people.

PM Fundamentals Series

This “Fundamentals” class series provides an overview of the concepts, processes and techniques associated with managing a project from end to end. This is not a theoretical review of project management. The class teaches the practical application of value-add project management. Students will leave the class with techniques and processes to apply to your own projects. Learn More

Project Management Overview

Project Management Overview

This class provides an overview of the concepts, processes and techniques associated with formal project management. It is targeted toward individuals that need to understand project management concepts, but are not looking for hands-on project management skills.

Project Management "Back to Basics"

Project Management "Back to Basics"

This class provides the foundation for experienced project managers that have not had prior formal training before. It is also a great refresher class for experienced project managers that would like to recap the value associated with rigorous and disciplined project management practices.

Project Management Preparation for Success (PMBOK® Guide View)

Project Management Preparation for Success (PMBOK® Guide View)

This course is built on the powerful project management methodology, presented in the logical sequence of a complete basic corporate project life span. The basic methodology has been expanded to encompass all nine areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge espoused by the Project Management Institute, USA.

Project Management for Executives

Project Management for Executives

It’s not just about project managers. All of the management hierarchy has a role to play in ensuring their organizations successfully implement the project management discipline.

Effectively Managing Small Projects

Effectively Managing Small Projects

Much of the work that you do can be organized as a project. When the projects are large, they need to be managed with formal project management discipline. But many projects are not large. They are small work efforts that need to be organized and managed efficiently, but not with the full rigor and structure of formal project management discipline. These projects represent the vast majority of all work executed in businesses all over the world.

Effectively Managing Small Projects

Managing Multiple Projects

This course provides insight into recognizing integration points in both related and seemingly unrelated projects and how to effectively manage them. It also shows how to leverage project management processes to be more effective across multiple projects.

Lessons in Project Management

Lessons in Project Management

There are many project management classes that teach processes, techniques and best practices. However, few classes explore the practical application of project management techniques to solve real world problems.

Preparation for the PMP® Certification Exam

Preparation for the PMP® Certification Exam

This three-day, four-day or five-day PMBOK® Guide - aligned course prepares you for Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification examination and raises your project management skills to a more advanced level of performance.

Project Management Simulation Workshop

Project Management Simulation Workshop

The application of knowledge is a key success factor to learning. This course goes beyond the traditional project management class by first exposing the students to a rigorous study of the successful Project Management methodology. The students are then able to demonstrate their knowledge by managing a project from beginning to end with a software-based project simulation package. This approach reinforces the concepts and principles learned for effective project management.

Project Management Simulation Lab

Project Management Simulation Lab

The PM Simulation Lab goes beyond the traditional project management class starting with a study of Project Management methodology. The students then demonstrate their knowledge by managing a project from beginning to end with a software-based project simulation package. This approach reinforces the concepts and principles learned for effective project management. As a result, the students are more prepared to apply the methodology to real life situations.

Project Estimating

Project Estimating

The “art” component, consisting of making decisions without all of the facts, and accounting for the people side of the equation, is more difficult to master. The objective of the estimator is to base as much of the estimate as possible on the “science” side, while also applying sound judgment and valid techniques to the “art” side.

Project Schedule Development

Project Schedule Development

This class introduces proven processes and techniques for the “science” of building a schedule and creating realistic estimates. Additional topics include recognizing schedule management issues and applying sound judgment to address the “art” of effective project management. By the end of this class students should be able to create viable schedules for their projects and effectively manage them.

Earned Value Management

Earned Value Management

Earned Value Management (EVM) gives you the tools and techniques to know where you really stand. You can use EVM to understand whether you are currently ahead of schedule or behind schedule, and whether you are under budget or over budget. Probably of more importance, EVM also allows you to understand how you are trending so that you can better estimate the duration and cost remaining to complete the project. This class provides an overview of EVM and how it is applied and integrated into your project.

Procurement Across the Project Lifecycle

Procurement Across the Project Lifecycle

This class will detail the management of procurement activities throughout the project lifecycle. The Knowledge Area of procurement management from the PMBOK® Guide will be used to establish the procurement framework. Then the elements needed during each stage in the project lifecycle for procurement management will be explored.

Managing Project Issues

Managing Project Issues

Issues are major problems that require outside help to resolve. Issues can potentially doom a project. Therefore identifying and managing issues are critical success factors. Project managers may come in contact with issues as part of their management routine; however effectively managing them is far from a routine activity. An unresolved issue could directly impact cost, scope and time and the development and execution of an issue management plan is the project manager’s best weapon.

Managing Project Scope

Managing Project Scope

Scope is the way that we describe the boundaries of a project. Without proper scope definition, you have no chance to manage scope effectively. When a project is defined, certain expectations are set as to what the project will achieve for an agreed upon cost and within an agreed upon timeframe. If the deliverables of the product change, the estimates for cost, effort and duration may need to change as well.

Effective Communication on Projects

Effective Communication on Projects

Studies show that over half of the time spent in project management is in some form of communication. This includes status updates, team meetings, emails, phone calls, etc. Properly communicating on a project is a critical success factor for project success.

Project and Interpersonal Communication

Project and Interpersonal Communication

Studies show that over half of the time spent in project management is in some form of communication. This includes status updates, team meetings, emails, phone calls, etc. Properly communicating on a project is a critical success factor for project success. Project managers must demonstrate proactive communication in almost all aspects of managing the project.

Project Risk Management

Project Risk Management

Risk refers to future conditions or circumstances that exist outside of the control of the project team that will have an adverse impact on the project if they occur. In other words, whereas an issue is a current problem that must be dealt with, a risk is a potential future problem that has not yet occurred.

Project Quality Management

Advanced Quality Management

This course recaps the fundamentals of quality management and proceeds through a discussion of more advanced quality management techniques. Students will learn how to apply quality management techniques on their projects and how to initiate quality management techniques throughout their organization.

Recovering Troubled Projects

Recovering Troubled Projects

When is the last time you worked on a project that was planned and executed perfectly and where you met expectations in terms of budget, deadline and product quality? Although no project is absolutely perfect, most projects are probably completed with an “acceptable” amount of problems and stress.

Conducting Meetings

Conducting Meetings

This course teaches the fundamentals on planning, participating in, and concluding successful meetings. Students learn how to establish the purpose and agenda of a meeting and facilitate participants' progress toward the meeting goals.

Effective Presentations

Effective Presentations

Communication with others is a critical success factor in all business activities. This course teaches students how to create effective presentations to clearly communicate the right message. Participants learn how to determine realistic objectives and organize a presentation, analyze the audience, effectively use supporting materials and successfully incorporate visual aids.

Leadership and Change Management

Leadership and Change Management

There are many characteristics of a good leader that are difficult to define. Most are skills that are developed over time but how can someone achieve them? This course will explore the qualities of leadership and provide a better understanding of how to develop these skills.

Negotiating for Success

Negotiating for Success

This course teaches the fundamentals of negotiating. Students learn how to identify variables that influence a negotiation, establish negotiation requirements, research the other party, determine concessions, formulate a plan for agreement, and determine the logistics of a negotiation.

Lessons in People Management

Lessons in People Management

People are all different and managing people requires a diverse set of skills. Most people managers do not have an opportunity to attend formal training in these people skills. Managers usually learn through successes and failures that they personally experience.

 Overview of Software Development Lifecycles

Overview of Software Development Lifecycles

Projects are the way that most new work gets delivered. Projects can include building a house, executing a marketing campaign, upgrading desktop operating systems, developing an IT business application, etc.

Gathering Business Requirements

Gathering Business Requirements

Projects must meet the needs and expectations of the clients to be successful. These client needs and expectations are set through the gathering and agreement on the requirements of the final solution. Gathering requirements usually requires more than asking a few questions and then building the solution.

Gathering Business Requirements from the Client Perspective

Gathering Business Requirements from the Client Perspective

Projects must meet the needs and expectations of the clients to be successful. The client expectations are set through the gathering and agreement on the requirements of the final solution. Most classes of this type focus on the process of gathering requirements.

Agile Project Lifecycle

Agile Project Lifecycle

The purpose of this class is to provide an overview of Agile terminology, concepts and roles. The class will also highlight a common Agile lifecycle model so that students can see how an Agile project could be structured from start to finish.

Preparation for the PMI-ACP(sm) Exam

Preparation for the PMI-ACP(sm) Exam

Agile lifecycle models have moved from the underground to the mainstream. Large and small organizations all over the world are using Agile approaches. As more and more people work on Agile projects it has become important to increase the skill level and professionalism of the Agile team.

Organizational Change Management

Organizational Change Management

One of the most difficult things for an organization to do is change the way it does business. Implementing change is much more than issuing an edict and expecting everyone to follow your lead. Managers must learn to lead their organization through the change process.

Fundamentals of Portfolio Management

Fundamentals of Portfolio Management

This class shows students the many aspects of portfolio management that must be understood before the concepts can be successfully deployed. The class focuses on the process of prioritizing and authorizing work, as well as the ongoing management of the portfolio.

Program Management Overview

Program Management Overview

The days of the monolithic, complex, multi-year project are over. They are just too hard to plan, manage and complete within expectations. The better approach is to break large initiatives into multiple smaller projects. These smaller projects are easier to manage and they each have a much better chance to be successful.

Program Management Overview

The Practice of Program Management

The days of the monolithic, complex, multi-year project are over. They are just too hard to plan, manage and complete within expectations. The better approach is to break large initiatives into multiple smaller projects. These smaller projects are easier to manage and they each have a much better chance to be successful.

Building and Running a Project Mgmt Office

Building and Running a Project Management Office

Organizations around the world are implementing formal project management processes and disciplines to deliver their work initiatives on time, within budget and to an agreed upon level of quality. Part of the ability to execute better, faster and cheaper comes from the ability to implement common processes and practices across your entire organization.

All Things Process Modeling

All Things Process Modeling

This class will provide the fundamentals to help you get on the path to gaining these benefits using process modeling techniques.

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