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Monday , April 22 , 2019

Strategic Project Management Training

The Strategic Project Management program provides participants with the essential skills of modern project management within the context of a strategy focused organization. Created by certified PMP® and strategy experts at Strategy Management Group (SMG), this program bridges the gap between strategy and practical project management, and trains project managers how to prioritize and manage projects more strategically. It is designed to give practitioners the tools, templates, and skills they need to deliver projects and initiatives on time, on budget, and within scope. One-day Foundation, Two-day Intermediate, and Three-day Advanced workshops are available, and all three classes can be used to prepare for the PMP® exam.

PMP®, CAPM®, Project Management Professionals®, PMBOK®, and Project Management Institute® are all registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute® (PMI®).


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Strategic Project Management
 

This class is best received and has the largest benefit and impact when brought onsite. Contact us to discuss benefits and volume discounts. 

 

Strategic Project Management

The Strategic Project Management program provides participants with the essential skills of modern project management within the context of a strategy focused organization. Created by certified PMP® and strategy experts at SMG, this program bridges the gap between strategy and practical project management, and trains project managers how to prioritize and manage projects more strategically. It is designed to give practitioners the tools, templates, and skills they need to deliver projects and initiatives on time, on budget, and within scope. One-day Foundations, Two-day Intermediate, and Three-day Advanced workshops are available, and all three classes can be used to prepare for the PMP® exam. 
   

Strategic Project Management: Foundations

Course 230 - 1 Day

Price: $395

The Strategic Project Management Foundations course is a 1-day interactive course that introduces basic project management terminology and practices for anyone that needs an awareness of the ins and outs of strategic project management. Individuals who are performing projects as a project coordinator, project lead or project manager or business analysts who perform project related analysis would benefit from this course. Subject matter experts who want to learn a simple structure for performing project management within a strategic context would also benefit from attending this course.

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Strategic Project Management: Intermediate

Course 330 - 2 Days
Price: $795

The Strategic Project Management Intermediate course is a 2-day interactive course that builds on the Foundations course to focus on the project management skills needed to effectively manage projects end-to-end. Through classroom discussion, case studies, and exercises and templates, participants learn best practices in project prioritization, initiation, planning, performing, measuring, and delivering.

 

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Strategic Project Management: Advanced 

Course 430 - 3 Days
Price: $1,195

The 3-day Advanced Strategic Project Management course appends the 2-day course with a day of practical application of concepts. Real world examples, which may be your organizations projects if desired, are broken into two large practical exercises which allows participants the opportunity to work together to assimilate newly acquired skills and information through real world project management scenarios. 


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Who Should Attend?
This course is valuable for:

  • Portfolio, Program and Project Managers
  • Directors of Strategy Management
  • Directors of Performance Management
  • Risk Management and Compliance Officers
  • Balanced Scorecard Practitioners
  • Strategic Planners and Analysts
  • People new to project/program management
  • Those people who want to learn more about project management
  • People new to business and formal delivery models 
  • People who currently are project contributors and want to improve performance
  • Any professional who needs to learn how to apply project management for business results

Course Benefits

Upon completion of this course students will know:
  • How to utilize best practices in project management to deliver on time, on budget and within scope
  • How to develop effective project schedules considering resources and risks
  • How to use predefined templates for each step through the project life-cycle
  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Best Practices / Tools / Resources in project management
  • How to develop a project plan
  • How to provide guidance to others in leveraging tools/resources
  • The formal steps needed to execute project management 
  • How to manage projects using a practical methodology
  • Fundamental terms and concepts about project management
  • How to plan to deliver projects successfully in any environment
Learning Materials Include:
  • 210 Page Workbook
  • Full Color 18 x 24 Wall Poster illustrating the Key Results for the key steps in project management
  • One set of the Project Management Process Posters
Senior Associates use a combination of short lectures, examples, and relevant exercises to help participants learn and apply strategic initiative and project management concepts. Facilitators also share proven instruments, templates, checklists, analysis tools and success stories to reinforce learning.

Strategic Project Management Course Outline

During this class, each step is discussed with the goal of learning how to apply the processes within your organization.

  • Discussion of the purpose that the process serves in the project life cycle
  • Practical application for the process
  • Review of “Must Know Concepts” and “Best Practices” for the process
  • Interactive Games
  • A “Think About It” exercise after each process task discussion
  • Specific inputs, tools and outputs from the process
  • Chapter Quiz
  • Project Exercises


Day One (Foundations):

Introduction

  • Assessment Exam
  • Course description
  • Understanding Strategic Project Management best practices and terminology
  • How project management supports strategy and strategy execution

Project Management Fundamentals

  • Project Management definitions and concepts

Project Management Knowledge Requirements

  • Knowledge required to be a project manager
  • Specialized knowledge


Day Two (Intermediate):

Step 1: Initiate the Project

  • Perform A-B-C Analysis (Implied Process)
  • Develop Project Charter
  • Acquire Core Project Team (Implied Process)

Step 2: Plan Project

  • Schedule Planning/Organizational Structure

Step 3: Validate Project Controls

  • Plan Schedule Management (Implied Process)

Step 4: Finalize Project Plan

  • Acquire Project Team

Step 5: Perform Work (Executing)

  • Develop Project Team
  • Manage Project Team
  • Perform Quality Assurance
  • Manage Stakeholder Expectations
  • Direct & Manage Project Execution
  • Effective Project Phase Transition

Step 6: Control Project Performance

  • Monitoring and Control Risk
  • Perform Integrated Change Control
  • Report Performance
  • Perform Quality Control
  • Monitor & Control Project Work using KPI’s

Step 7: Deliver Product

  • Close Procurements
  • Close Project or Phase


Day Three (Advanced):

Step 8:  Course Review and Real-World Application of Learned Information/Skills

  • Additional learning concepts and detail provided using case studies and simulation exercises
  • Real world examples, which may be your organizations projects if desired, are broken into two large practical exercises.  There will be one in the morning and one in the afternoon, which allows participants the opportunity to work together to assimilate newly acquired skills and information through real world project management scenarios. And assist in adoption and institutionalization.
Feedback from Strategic Project Management courses:
  • "Now, I can manage a project and the project will not manage me"
  • “Great instructor”
  • “Very large topic but covered it all well”
  • “Very good introduction to project management”
  • “Excellent instruction”
Feedback from the PMP® Certification Exam Preparation Course:
  • July 10, 2018 - "I just passed my PMP® exam today and wanted to thank you for providing such a top-notch training program to help prepare me for the exam. The training materials were just what I needed to help me synthesize the information presented in the PMBOK. Sandy was an absolutely amazing instructor and your staff was very kind, helpful and welcoming in all my interactions from registration through post-program follow up. It is hard to believe that it was just over two weeks ago that I finished your program and now today I possess the PMP® certification! Thanks again for providing such a quality PMP® exam prep experience."  - Andrea

  • "I am happy to share; I cleared my PMP® yesterday. Thanks for all your help in clarifying some of the questions. All questions were very tricky; The [Ultimate PMP® Prep Exam] book was helpful in understanding these concepts." - Sunilrdquo
  • "I just wanted to let you know that I used your Ultimate PMP® Exam prep system to study for my exam. I wrote the PMP® exam yesterday and passed! I am recommending your learning system above all others. It was very instrumental in helping me pass. Keep up the good work!" - Kimberley Gay, PMP
  • One of the major contributors to my success is [the PMP® Certification] Prep Exam. I would like to convey my appreciation. Most of the questions are closer to the actual exam questions. After getting 80% on [the] prep exam I got confidence that I can succeed in the PMP® exam." - Balaji

  • "I heavily used the flashcards, read your study guide, then spent the next two days reading the Appendix D summaries. I took the test yesterday and passed it on this first try. Your course and your personal instruction are the reason I passed this test!" - David Holmes


Feedback from other Balanced Scorecard Institute courses:

  • “The BSI Certification goes far beyond studying the theory & history of a balanced scorecard management system. This course gives individuals the tools necessary to build, implement, and manage a comprehensive tier 1-3 scorecard at their own organizations. The knowledge & skills gained are successful combination of theoretical & practical application that empower students to facilitate construction of this scorecard from the ground up” – Shella Blackburn, Manager Corporate Performance, Mission Essential Personnel.
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  • "I will be sending more of my staff to this [BSP Certification] course" - Steve Jonnes, FBI, Unit Chief - Performance Analysis Unit.
  • "Best professional course I’ve ever taken! The demands are endless"  - Earnest K. Kiano, Deputy Manager, Kenya Power & Lighting Company.
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Public Sector Discount

We offer a discount for participants for public sector and not-for-profit organizations (use discount code NP).  

Multi-Registration Discount

If three or more participants from the same organization register, we offer a multi-registration discount. We encourage more people from the same organization to attend so that they can collaborate during the workshop.

Early Bird Discount

Sign up 30 days before the start of the course and get the early bird discount.