This course teaches the core techniques needed to build, optimize and manage a working project schedule using Microsoft Project. Learn to edit and organize your project, assign resources to tasks, manage and modify project schedules, and use Project Pro views to effectively communicate information about your project. A hands-on training will be provided where participants gain tactical experience while building a project schedule, or working with the schedule of their choosing during the training.
Requirements might be ambiguous, but the product we produce from them will be very specific! And it might be specifically what we did not want! Specific and clear requirements are the key to the "correct" end result of any project. This workshop focuses on the IIBA-defined knowledge areas of Requirements Elicitation, Requirements Analysis, and Requirements Management and Communication. In this workshop, participants elicit requirements from stakeholders by asking the "good" questions, extract requirements from interview responses, remove ambiguity from the elicited requirements, and classify, trace, and manage requirements. This workshop supplements the workshop Practical Business Analysis. It is recommended that the Practical Business Analysis workshop or an equivalent be taken as a prerequisite for this workshop.
Many organizations don’t realize that working in a virtual environment is different than working in one that is collocated. There are special skills required and unique circumstances that should be addressed. This workshop provides attendees with practical methods to meet those challenges. Participants will learn the characteristics of a successful remote team member along with the skills required to lead virtual teams. Much time will be spent working with unique situations that are problematic in a distributed environment but maybe not so much in the traditional. Building virtual team processes, selecting appropriate technologies, facilitating team sessions and designing a communications plan that meets the needs of the team are all part of this highly interactive session. Regional communication preferences and stages of cultural adjustment are presented.
This course provides participants with training on how to use Microsoft Project Professional to successfully create, track, manage, and modify project schedules and resource pools. Participants will be introduced to industry best practices, tips and tricks for working with MS Project Professional. Our hands?on training is extremely practical and gives participants confidence to work with this very powerful, but often misunderstood and poorly used, project management tool.
This course is an introduction to management of requirements in mobile projects. It starts by introducing the concepts and ideal for someone who is going to be involved in the requirements management phase of a software project. Hands on exercises allow the participants to apply the principles learned throughout the course.
This “horizontal” workshop provides a context and framework around which complementary sets of knowledge and skills can be leveraged and applied to offshore outsourcing of work. This practical workshop focuses on teams that interact with offshore resources as it pertains to management, technical interactions and monitoring. Participants will move beyond the basics to apply more sophisticated techniques. Hints and tips for bridging cultural differences, organizing the work and fostering effective work relationships are addressed in this interactive workshop.
Meetings can be absolutely dreadful, and a dreadful waste of time and money. However, a well-planned and well-facilitated meeting can lead to extremely productive outcomes! Meetings are a valuable tool that, used correctly, can bring great value to organizations of all types. This workshop ensures that all of your meetings lead to better results. Tools and techniques from this workshop are applicable in face-to-face and virtual settings. Participants not only learn how to plan and conduct status meetings, decision-making meetings, problem-solving meetings, and product-producing meetings, but they practice those skills throughout the entire workshop. They then demonstrate a comprehensive mastery of those skills in the final exercise.
This one-day workshop provides the participant with both concepts and practice in all six processes of Project Risk Management as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI): Planning for Risk Management Identifying Risks Performing Qualitative Risk Analysis Performing Quantitative Risk Analysis Planning Risk Responses Monitoring and Controlling Risks Emphasis is on engaging each participant in hands-on exercises and thought-provoking discussion. The overall workshop objective is that each participant will leave the classroom at the completion of the workshop with skills he or she can immediately apply to their own projects. All topics are led by a PMP-certified instructor, supported with a PowerPoint presentation, and employ a case study exercise that encourages practical application. Participant guides are provided for each attendee that include modules, exercises, and risk management templates.
Participants define a real life business need using a structured problem or opportunity statement and conduct a cost-benefit analysis using typical financial metrics such as Return on Investment (ROI), Net Present Value (NPV) and payback period. Solution options are invented and risks assessed. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is considered. Teams justify the investment required to deliver their proposed solution by presenting to a governance board for funding. The focus is on the proposed business value of the solution. A business case template and sample is provided.
This course teaches advanced techniques used to build, optimize and manage a working project schedule using Microsoft Project. Learn to edit and organize projects, assign resources to tasks, manage and modify project schedules, and use Project Pro views to effectively communicate information about your project. A hands-on training will be provided where participants gain tactical experience while building a project schedule, or working with the schedule of their choosing during the training.