Project Management -- Training
The Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) has a variety of training resources available to State Employees to increase the successful management of your IT projects.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS
In the Spring and Fall of each year, a full day training class is provided at the Summit Learning Center. This class is taught by PMP certified project manager from the EPMO. A wide variety of “real life” State of Vermont project examples are provided as part of the curriculum. The cost of the class is only $10, with the EPMO picking up the costs of the manuals that are provided.
Listed below is a description of the course curriculum:
Projects bring together resources, skills, technology and ideas to satisfy business objectives and deliver business benefits. Proper project management helps us identify and manage risks appropriately, and increases the likelihood we will meet project objectives. Good project managers insure benefits are achieved within budget, on time and to the required quality.
· Discuss the phases of the Project Management Life Cycle and a project manager's role in each phase.
· List and discuss basic project success criteria and common reasons for project failure.
· Discuss techniques for setting up a strong project team.
· List and discuss elements of a Risk Management Plan.
· Discuss techniques for planning and sequencing project activities, including the Work Breakdown Structure and a Network Logic Diagram.
· Identify the Critical Path for completing a project on schedule.
· List and discuss the cost elements that should be included in a project budget.
· Discuss techniques for controlling deviations from budget and schedule.
· Discuss key elements for project management communications and reporting tools.
Discuss key activities of Project Close-out.
To register for classes, click the following link to go to the Summit website:
PM MENTORING SERVICES
EPMO provides assistance to individuals that are or will be managing information technology (IT) projects for their agencies. Program participants are mentored by a more experienced project manager while they manage or oversee a project in their agencies or one with statewide (enterprise) impact. Through weekly or bi-weekly meetings, a project management process is established and implemented. This is a great opportunity for hands on learning!
The length of the mentorship varies but generally begins at the project inception and is followed until project closure with the typical engagement being approximately 12 – 18 months.
A signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is required to engage in the PM Mentoring Program. To request participation or learn more about the project, please call our EPMO Director at (802) 828-1525.
ADDITIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
The following training opportunities are not provided by the EPMO, but are recommended.
CHAMPLAIN VALLEY PMI CHAPTER
Project Management Institute, (PMI) Registered Education Providers:
Ouellette & Associates
Ouellette offers a variety of Project Management and Business Analysis courses. Excerpt from Ouellette website……Since 1984, only one firm has helped more than 3,000 IT organizations from all industries transition their workforce from reactive, technology-centric, order-takers to proactive, client-centric, providers of choice.
Through a series of IT-specific consulting and professional development services, Ouellette & Associates Consulting, Inc (O&A) has helped its clients embed the new mind set, develop the new skill set and provide the new tool set necessary to build a consultative, client-focused and marketing-oriented IT culture.
Visit the Ouellette website: http://www.ouellette-online.com/speaking.html
Cheetah Learning (for PMP boot camp)
PMI provider of the year winner…..highest audited continuous pass rate for 9 years.
Excerpt from Cutter website……Provides publications, training and consulting at the intersection of information technology and business. Cutter Consortium is a unique IT advisory firm, comprising a group of more than 150 internationally recognized experts who have come together to offer research, consulting, and training to our clients.
There are an onsite Adaptive Project Framework training provider. A monthly subscription fee service is also available for a variety of white papers from consulting experts.
Ten Step PM Training Resources