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The Basic Certification Course (#221B) will be conducted online three times per week each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7pm EST (through Zoom) in twelve, 2-hour sessions.

Everyone who completes the training and meets the course objective is admitted to the Institute of Project Management as a Certified Project Officer (CPO).

The Basic Course is a comprehensive Certification Course covering all phases of the project lifecycle. Our course gives you the tools, knowledge and confidence to join project teams across industries, of any size and varying duration.

The Basic Course is open to all – there are no skills or experience requirements to attend.

Dates for the training are each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7-9 PM EST.

Session 1: 12 April 2021: Project Frameworks

Before you can “deliver the project right”, you need to ensure you are “delivering the right project”. Learn project terminology, how projects work and the importance of a project methodology. 

Session 2: 14 April 2021: Project Stakeholders

Successful Stakeholder engagement is one of the most over-looked yet important aspect of successful projects.  Learn who the stakeholders are throughout your projects and how to prioritize and engage with them effectively

Session 3: 16 April 2021: Choosing the right projects (Business cases)

Demystify and de-stigmatize Business Cases and learn how to properly initiate projects through internationally accepted best practice to ensure organizational resources are protected and utilized properly.  Give your teams the tools needed to capture ideas and present them as viable projects. Learn to spend the proper amounts on time and money on the projects deserved of it.

Session 4: 19 April 2021: Project Planning

Understanding and properly planning your projects are key to their success.  Learn to plan and budget for your projects properly.  This session allows your team to truly understand the importance of proper scope and time management.

Session 5: 21 April 2021: Project Risk Management

You’ll learn to Identify, Prioritize, Treat and Track the risks present in your projects and communicate them effectively to all levels of the organization.  After this session your team will have a more comprehensive understanding of the many risks present in projects.

Session 6: 23 April 2021: Project Communications

Too often projects fail through changes in organizational priorities and/or miscommunications and ineffective communication methods.  Learn how to properly communicate with all elements of your organization and learn to utilize meetings effectively.

Session 7: 26 April: Agile Project Management

Learn non-waterfall methodologies and gain the ability to apply them to projects of various sizes.  Learn to best employ the daily stand-up throughout your organization.  Also learn to properly plan for sprints and utilize Kanban boards to your competitive advantage.

Session 8: 28 April 2021: Procurement

Go to market and win proposals with confidence.  Learn to understand not only your organizations processes, but that of others.  This understanding and knowledge fosters greater possibilities for successful procurement.

Session 9: 30 April 2021: Managing Project Teams

Project management is easy, until people get involved.  Learn to organize your people and develop them into highly functional and capable teams focused on winning the project battles assigned them.

Session 10: 3 May 2021: Leading Projects

Conflict exists in many project areas, from passionately defending a recommended course of action to personality differences.  Learn to properly gauge the level or conflict resident within your projects and how to best contain it.

Session 11: 5 May 2021: Managing Project Change

The only constant in projects is change.  Learn to embrace change and empower your team to be less fearful of change and instead how to best collaborate and succeed in volatile or uncertain environments.

Session 12: 7 May 2021: Closing Projects.

Closing projects is a mini-project in itself.   Learn to close projects correctly and apply the lessons identified and learned to future projects to help guarantee their success.

If you miss a session you will be required to make it up through the Institute’s Online Project EducatioN (OPEN) portal.

Please email [email protected] for more information.

You can register for the course here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4101071031592386832