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Project Management Courses

Our project management courses are aligned with the Knowledge Areas of the Project Management Institute®'s (PMI®'s) latest edition of A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and are available for corporate onsite delivery, at one of our convenient university locations, online, or can be combined for a blended training solution.

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Increased productivity, reduced stress, greater confidence; these are some of the benefits of gaining control of your projects and your project team. This two day course provides practical skills which enable you to better manage all aspects of your projects and increase your team's performance by utilizing effective communication skills.

  • This course is part of the Certificate in Management, a program designed to hone key management competencies such as delegation, communications, performance management, writing skills, and more.
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2 $1,595 8.7.14 – 8.8.14 Boston, MA

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2 $1,595 12.4.14 – 12.5.14 Waltham, MA

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Explore the interpersonal skills needed by all project members to enhance project success, while learning and practicing communication techniques to gain buy-in and effectively resolve conflicts. Whether you’re a full-time or part-time Project Manager, you will gain an understanding of the basic guidelines to building a high-performing team. If you are a team member, you will learn how you can positively influence the performance of any project team-including YOUR Project Manager!

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This foundation course is a practical, industry standard, hands-on, case study based approach to managing projects that focuses on the principles of project management. It provides practical examples of project planning concepts of scope, budget, schedule development, risk, quality, and change control. This high impact project management course provides an overview of key project concepts and terminology, and helps individuals effectively initiate, plan, execute, monitor & control, and close a project. It also helps develop and improve project management skills for managing current and future projects and is an ideal course for providing immediate implementation of project management knowledge and skills in your work place.

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3 $2,099 8.26.14 – 8.28.14 Waltham, MA

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3 $2,099 11.3.14 – 11.5.14 Sheraton Framingham Hotel

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This foundation course, geared toward pharmaceutical and biotechnology professions, is a practical, industry standard, hands-on, case study based approach to managing projects that focuses on the principles of project management. It provides practical examples of project planning concepts of scope, budget, schedule development, risk, quality, and change control. This high impact project management course provides an overview of key project concepts and terminology, and helps individuals effectively initiate, plan, execute, monitor & control, and close a project.

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  • 24 3-hour sessions over 3 months Duration
  • 7.2 CEU/72 PDU/Credits/Units

Today's organizations continue to be driven by external forces. World-wide markets demand smarter solutions, faster turnarounds and, if not lower prices, then higher value. This program gives you proven ways to meet the daily challenges of project management.

The Certificate in Applied Project Management course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and experience to produce a viable project management plan by using and applying proven project management skills and techniques. With a focused curriculum taught by skilled project management practitioners, the program enables students to acquire new skills and apply them immediately to their career. The evening format is particularly suited to today’s professional, who can’t afford to take time away from an already crowded schedule.

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Today's organizations continue to be driven by external forces. World-wide markets demand smarter solutions, faster turnarounds and, if not lower prices, then higher value. This program gives you proven ways to meet the daily challenges of project management.

Our Certificate in Applied Project Management is designed to help professionals accelerate their personal and company success. With a focused curriculum taught by skilled project management practitioners, the program enables students to acquire new skills and apply them immediately to their career.

  • This course is also available as a Saturday Program. Click here for more information.

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Project Management Fundamentals is a 2-day action-learning course of instruction led by a Certified facilitator in a formal classroom environment. It is designed to provide personnel with a broad understanding of the project management principles, concepts, tools and techniques applied across the organization, along with the global standards from which they are derived.

The primary objectives of Project Management Fundamentals are to 1) empower personnel with the vocabulary, knowledge competencies and basic performance competencies necessary to intuitively understand and function at a high level in their project supporting roles and 2) to organize and execute their own day-to-day work in a more efficient manner using modern project management concepts and methods.

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This two-day course provides an overview of project management concepts and principles using lecture, exercises, and discussions. An integrated case study will provide students with a-hands-on opportunity to practice the theories and concepts discussed in the classroom throughout the course. This course is compliant with the Project Management Institute's® (PMI's®) current Project Management Body of Knowledge® (PMBOK®).

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Packed with exercises, practice exams, and study aids, this course is designed specifically to help participants prepare to pass the PMP® Exam.

This course is unique in the range of project management resources and study aids that are provided for use in class, in the workplace, and in preparation for the PMP® Exam

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5 $2,495 6.23.14 – 6.27.14 DC Metro Area

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5 $2,495 7.28.14 – 8.1.14 Durham, NC

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5 $2,495 8.18.14 – 8.22.14 Waltham, MA

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5 $2,495 9.8.14 – 9.12.14 Vatterott College - St. Charles, MO

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5 $2,495 10.20.14 – 10.24.14 Boston, MA

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5 $2,495 11.3.14 – 11.7.14 Chicago Area

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5 $2,495 11.17.14 – 11.21.14 Vatterott College - Kansas City, MO

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5 $2,495 12.8.14 – 12.12.14 Sheraton Framingham Hotel

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5 $2,495 12.15.14 – 12.19.14 Durham, NC

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This is a dynamic and very interactive project management course. Working with proprietary simulation software and a case study that revolves around an entrepreneurial company, you will be challenged to satisfy the needs to achieve an aggressive time schedule and budget, with limited resources. You will work in a team environment to manage the project. Expect issues to arise as you work through a simulation of a real-life project — lack of resources, budget problems, etc. Learn how to address problems that occur on projects and develop solutions to meet the end goal. On the last day of the class, you and your team will present to the class on your findings and lessons learned.

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This is one of four courses in the CEG Project Management Certificate Program. It is aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013. The course begins with an overview of the practice of project management, followed by an introduction to a framework which standardizes project management knowledge and promotes best practices throughout the profession. The course provides coverage of project initiation, planning, execution, and closing within the Project Integration Management, Project Stakeholder Management, and Project Communications Management Knowledge Areas, as well as monitoring & controlling within the Project Stakeholder Management Knowledge Area.

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3 $2,099 7.28.14 – 7.30.14 Boston, MA

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3 $2,099 8.19.14 – 8.21.14 Durham, NC

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3 $2,099 9.17.14 – 9.19.14 Durham, NC

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3 $2,099 10.27.14 – 10.29.14 Sheraton Framingham Hotel

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This is one of four courses in the CEG Project Management Certificate Program. It is aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013. The course covers project planning within the Project Scope Management and Project Time Management Knowledge Areas.

  • This course is part of the Project Management Certificate Program, a program geared toward project managers looking to obtain the skills that are expected of them in order to advance to higher-level project management positions.
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2 $1,595 5.7.14 – 5.8.14 Sheraton Framingham Hotel

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2 $1,595 6.16.14 – 6.17.14 Durham, NC

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2 $1,595 8.13.14 – 8.14.14 Boston, MA

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2 $1,595 10.29.14 – 10.30.14 Durham, NC

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2 $1,595 11.13.14 – 11.14.14 Sheraton Framingham Hotel

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This is one of four courses in the CEG Project Management Certificate Program. It is aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013. The course includes project planning and management techniques from four Project Management Knowledge Areas: Human Resources, Cost, Procurement, and Quality.

Course Schedule
#Days Fee Date Location
3 $2,099 6.10.14 – 6.12.14 Sheraton Framingham Hotel

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3 $2,099 7.23.14 – 7.25.14 Durham, NC

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3 $2,099 9.15.14 – 9.17.14 Boston, MA

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3 $2,099 11.17.14 – 11.19.14 Durham, NC

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This is one of four courses in the CEG Project Management Certificate Program. It is aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013. The course begins by covering risk planning, then focuses on monitoring and control from a variety of perspectives, including scope, time, cost, communications, and risk.

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2 $1,595 5.6.14 – 5.7.14 Waltham, MA

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2 $1,595 6.24.14 – 6.25.14 Waltham, MA

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2 $1,595 7.21.14 – 7.22.14 Sheraton Framingham Hotel

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2 $1,595 8.25.14 – 8.26.14 Durham, NC

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2 $1,595 10.27.14 – 10.28.14 Boston, MA

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This course adds to your fundamental knowledge of project management by teaching you the details of the major contemporary tools and techniques that are used in planning, monitoring, and controlling projects. The appropriate technologies are used to give the participant a “best practices” approach to the effective and efficient management of projects. Your learning is reinforced through a number of practical exercises using case studies and real projects.

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This course will introduce you to the concepts of Performance Measurement using Earned Value Systems. Earned Value Management is a technique used to quantitatively assess the real progress of a project by understanding the work that was completed, the time taken to complete it, and the actual costs or effort to complete the work. You will learn the fundamental tools and techniques for every day efforts of measuring project performance and how to convey this information to management and stakeholders.

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In today's fast changing business climate, successful projects are essential for organizational survival. Project scheduling and control are critical functions for managing projects successfully. This intensive two-day workshop is designed to provide practical, hands-on experience in the planning, development, maintenance, analysis, communication, and reporting of project schedules. The project schedule is often one of the most visible elements of project management in an organization. Learn methods to help ensure that your schedules provide valuable information, early warning of potential problems and analysis capability throughout the project life cycle.

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This intensive three-day workshop is designed to provide practical, hands-on experience in the planning, development, maintenance, analysis, communication, and reporting of project schedules as well as tips and strategies for passing the Project Management Institute's PMI-SP® Certification Exam. The project schedule is often one of the most visible elements of project management in an organization. Learn methods to help ensure that your schedules provide valuable information, early warning of potential problems and analysis capability throughout the project life cycle.

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Agile project management is a project management methodology based on the idea that projects must be able to adapt to ever changing business needs. To minimize risk, components are built in small, discrete timeframes There have been several approaches to agile project management over the years. Scrum, the approach addressed in this course, has been used since the early 1990's. While not directly addressed in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), Scrum is a form of iterative project management referenced in the PMBOK.

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Agile project management is a project management methodology based on the idea that projects must be able to adapt to ever changing business needs. To minimize risk, components are built in small, discrete timeframes There have been several approaches to agile project management over the years. Scrum, the approach addressed in this course, has been used since the early 1990's. While not directly addressed in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), Scrum is a form of iterative project management referenced in the PMBOK.

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Professionals and students who understand the theory and concepts of project planning, scheduling and control are often frustrated by the difficulty of apply them in Microsoft® Project. This course is designed to bridge the gap between theory and the practical use of MS Project. Using a simple case study and hands on techniques, students will learn how the software works "under the covers." They will learn how to create custom Views (including Gantt Charts), Tables, Filters, Groups and Reports that will both facilitate data entry and enhance their report generation and presentation capabilities. Features that are new to Microsoft® Project 2007 will be highlighted. The student materials will contain examples of Microsoft Project screens as well as explanatory material and directions for completing the exercises. These materials are also designed to serve as both a reference and a self paced tutorial for the student after they complete the course. A CD containing files for all the course exercises as well as custom MS Project Views, Tables, Filters and Reports is included as part of this program.

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Projects use scarce organizational resources and therefore care must be exercised in choosing projects that benefit the organization. In this course, participants will learn how to justify the project's expenses in relation to the value it creates for the organization. Participants will come to understand the different elements of a sound business case and how to write a convincing case by evaluating a projects return on investment based on quantitative measures. A variety of financial techniques necessary to quantify costs and benefits are explained, including present-value, return-on-investment (ROI), and break-even. In addition, a number of practical forecasting techniques for revenue, expenses, and project growth are presented. Finally, a number of decision-making strategies are shown that help in making informed project decisions. The participants will leave with a thorough understanding of how to write a detailed yet concise business case.

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Many organizations lack a common understanding about their projects. This lack of clarity can impede progress toward achieving the organization’s goals. This course surveys the popular views of corporate strategy, and equips the project manager with the tools and understanding necessary to keep his or her project on the organizational fast track.

Course Schedule
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2 $1,595 5.12.14 – 5.13.14 Waltham, MA

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2 $1,595 9.22.14 – 9.23.14 Sheraton Framingham Hotel

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As forward thinking organizations search for ways to increase their business success, they increasingly rely on project management professionals. Projects are increasing in size and complexity, resulting in increasing demands on the project managers. Learn about the tools and techniques that help you to succeed in an increasingly complex project environment.

Please note: there is a reading and writing homework assignment on day one and day two of this program. These assignments should take approximately 1 hour to complete each night.

Course Schedule
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3 $2,099 8.11.14 – 8.13.14 Waltham, MA

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To compete in the current challenging economic environment, successful organizations are embracing project management as part of their overall strategy to achieve business results. Learn how a properly organized and managed Project Management Office can help your organization to achieve business success.

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2 $1,595 7.9.14 – 7.10.14 Waltham, MA

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2 $1,595 11.17.14 – 11.18.14 Sheraton Framingham Hotel

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Leadership is about change and moving forward, and successful project managers are effective communicators that know when and how to be a leader. Each person and each project requires a slightly different style and approach. This workshop will teach project managers what leadership is, the role it can play in projects and organizations, and the techniques to foster leadership and communication skills. The organizational culture and communication needs of a project are examined and the impact they have. A variety of current leadership models and tools relevant to project managers will be learned.

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1 $845 5.20.14 Sheraton Framingham Hotel

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1 $845 9.10.14 Boston, MA

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A successfully facilitated meeting helps to achieve and exceed the project goals. It can surface the knowledge of the group, the dynamics within a group, improve decision-making, overall quality and team cohesiveness and be enjoyable, too! Facilitation is an art and a science that consists of a set of skills that can be learned. Successful facilitators can recognize and balance the needs of the meeting, the individuals, and the team.

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1 $845 6.18.14 Waltham, MA

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1 $845 10.21.14 Boston, MA

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The multiple priorities and relationships of working in a matrix organization can be challenging, complex, and feel like chaos! This training explores what a matrix organization is, the advantages and disadvantages of it, as well as the impact of trying to successfully manage projects in a matrix. The matrix emphasis is on sharing expert/specialist resources across projects that may, themselves, have shared leadership between project management and functional management. Because of this, for a matrix organization to be successful, it must emphasize team, collaboration, relationships, accountability and shared systems and processes. The ability to be proactive and act independently while still maintaining the ability to act as a team is important. This training introduces several tools and techniques for working in a matrix successfully. These include: influencing without authority, building relationships, and managing at different levels within the organization.

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1 $845 7.29.14 Waltham, MA

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1 $845 11.6.14 Boston, MA

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Coaching is a process that facilitates productive changes. It does this through the creation of a conscious and structured relationship that is focused on learning, improving, and delivering business results. A coach can help guide, create and monitor processes for individuals and teams to take purposeful actions in achieving goals.Coaching is not management and not leadership. This course is the first step in learning to be a coach. The participant will watch and experience being coached, learn basic skills, become familiar with some tools of coaching, and learn when it is appropriate for Project Managers to use or not use coaching. Successful organizational change and learning initiatives have been publicly recognized to be directly related to coaching.

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1 $845 4.24.14 Sheraton Framingham Hotel

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1 $845 8.14.14 Waltham, MA

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Project managers must be able to assess situations quickly and accurately to maximize project resources and minimize project threats, this course will present the competencies needed to apply project leadership to create the positive project environment. Do you have the tools to provide project leadership? This course will provide you with the needed information to answer that question. Each student will complete a project leadership assessment tool, learn the various methods of leadership and how the methods interact to create the project dynamic and how to lead project resources to project success as defined by the project sponsor.

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Project managers are in a position to influence the financial performance of their organizations. Project managers also have a need to communicate the value of their projects to senior managers in a common language. This course helps project managers understand common business financial terms, and assess how their projects influence organizational performance.

Course Schedule
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2 $1,595 6.19.14 – 6.20.14 Waltham, MA

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2 $1,595 10.23.14 – 10.24.14 Sheraton Framingham Hotel

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Our project management courses and certificate programs may be customized for your organization by integrating your business processes and company language. Not sure which courses are right for you and your organization? Feel free to call one of our project management training consultants at 1.800.288.7246 or contact us for more information.