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  • MPM2® - Master Project Manager 2

    Prerequisite: MPM® Certification     |     Certification in 4 days     |     Earn 30 PMI PDUs     |     Highest Level Certification
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MPM2® Course Overview & Benefits

This MPM2® certification course is an Advanced Course presented in collaboration with OPPM™ International. Current MPM certification is a prerequisite for this course. Learners should have over three (3) years of hands-on project management experience. Participants are expected to possess a working knowledge of the process groups and knowledge areas of project management and are expected to make their experience part of the shared knowledge of the course.

Case studies, published research, and the work of world-class scholars will be provided for homework preparation prior to each day.

Project Management continues to expand at a rapid pace. Today it is an essential business knowledge area in all industries including government, health care, telecom, IT, education and finance. Effective project management is helping organizations streamline to improve productivity. As business structures shift, project managers have increased responsibility. Expertise in project management is a source of security, prosperity and power to organizations and individuals alike.

Projects are complex collaborative efforts. Successful project managers are outstanding communicators whose ability to adapt is supported by knowledge of the essential elements of the discipline of project management. This course is designed as a graduate level seminar, exploring critical performance areas, frequent failure points, and opportunities for exceptional project management performance. Participants should aspire to put new skills that they acquire from this course into immediate practice.

MPM2® Course Objectives

By attending this practical and informative course, you will:

  • Appreciate the benefits of accurate project management
  • Master the art of efficient project delivery
  • Use project analysis as a key business driver
  • Comply with major international project management standards
  • Successfully determine the appropriate technological solutions for your projects
  • Develop a comprehensive tool-kit for successful project management that you can use immediately
  • Become an Advanced Certified Master Project Manager (MPM2®)

Course Facts (4-Day)

  • 4 Days of Training (Tuesday – Friday)
  • 8:00am breakfast, 8:30am – 5:00pm Course Hours *4:00pm end on Friday
  • Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack provided daily
  • Hotel (Course Location) will be emailed 4 weeks prior to start date
  • All hotels have airport shuttle service
  • Course materials will be provided on day 1 of training
  • TESTING: Approx. 20-minute, open book exam daily
  • CERTIFICATION: Assuming you attend all four days and you cumulatively pass the exams with at least a 70%, you will be certified. You will receive your credentials and continuing education information about 2 weeks after your course.
 
PMRG Offers Exceptional Project Management Courses for PMI PDUs and HRCI credit hours

 

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About the Instructors

  • Mick
  • Clark

Mick Campbell - MPM InstructorMick Campbell is a best selling author of The NEW One-Page Project Manager and Managing Partner of OPPM International. Mick is a recognized authority in traditional and agile project management. He is a former telecom vice president who has certified project professionals worldwide and advised hundreds of companies large and small.

Clark Campbell, PhDClark A. Campbell, PhD is the award winning author and founder of OPPM International. A former senior executive and university professor, he has advised corporations and taught university graduate students the power and simplicity of OPPM™ around the world. BS Chemical Engineering, MBA, PhD.

About

  • PMRG
  • AAPM
  • OPPM

Project Management Resource Group is a national leader in training and certification for human resource and project managers. PMRG has conducted hundreds of courses, seminars and onsite trainings all across the U.S. over the past nine years.

Our ongoing mission is “Providing high-value educational programs for human resource and project managers by focusing on must-learn topics in the forefront of project management techniques and methodologies, while enhancing personal—as well as professional—growth and development.”

The American Academy of Project Management® (AAPM®) is a global Board of Standards supporting project management industry professionals. Our Global Board of Standards issues Certification Credentials to qualified professionals who successfully complete Certification courses offered by Project Management Resource Group.

OPPM® International shows you how to reduce any project—no matter how big or complicated—into a simple, one-page document perfect for expressing essential details, communicating those details to upper management, and tracking progress. Plus, it's adaptable to virtually any process in your organization. The One-Page Project Manager™ is the ultimate tool for beleaguered project managers who understand the value of simplicity.

Who Should Attend

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MPM2® Course Agenda

  • MPM2® Day 1
  • MPM2® Day 2
  • MPM2® Day 3
  • MPM2® Day 4

Advanced MPM2 Course Overview

1 . Four Phases of Project Management - Whether you are in charge of developing a website, designing a car, or just about any other large or small project you'll go through the same four phases:

a - Advanced Project Planning
b - Build-Up
c - Implementation
d - Closeout

2. Who's Who in Project Management - To meet your project objectives you need the right people on board. They must have a clear understanding of their roles.

a - Sponsor
b - Project Manager
c - Team Leaders
d - Team Members
e - Project Steering Committee
f- The Necessity of Simplicity and the Power of Visual Displays

Advanced Project Planning

  1. A Project Charter - Every project should have a charter that spells out the nature and scope of the work and managements expectations for results. How to cause senior management to clearly articulate project expectations.
  2. Manage a Project's Fuzzy Front End - First focus on defining problems before jumping into solutions. How to avoid jumping too soon.
  3. Project Premortems - Projects fail at a spectacular rate often because people are reluctant to share their reservations during the planning phase. Advanced techniques for successfully initiating and surviving crucial conversations.
  4. Scope Creep...Benefit or Detriment? - The essential balance between paralyzing scope creep and adapting to encourage system flexibility to add value.
  5. The OPPM or One-Page Project Manager. Seriously simple communication techniques will be offered. We will examine research, which explores and validates the critical role of project communication.
  6. An overview of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) coupled with a deep dive into the Project Management Institute's (PMI) communication management knowledge area.
  7. Examples and case studies of successful project management techniques for consulting and marketing will be deliberated.

Advanced Project Build-Up

  1. Setting Priorities Early in the Project - Project managers often fully launch projects without first getting a sense of which activities are most critical and what the associated sequence should be. We will investigate "the sway of the Sticky Note."
  2. Traditional and Agile Time-Boxing - The three proven techniques to make scheduling more effective. Research on the effects of an established stakeholder cadence will be imparted.
  3. The Three Steps in Advanced Methods for Sequencing the Work through Scheduling - How to sequence and estimate work breakdown structures. Estimates are always just that – estimates. So, how do we both improve their accuracy, and better communicate their lack of accuracy.
  4. Advanced Case Studies on balancing time, cost, quality, tasks, and risks. Avoiding a "Rush to Failure." Why the best project managers avoid "no, but" and instead, often reply with "yes, and."
  5. The Launch Meeting and the Scrum. Projects must actually launch, after which there remains on ongoing need for short, focused gatherings.
  6. The discipline of teams and the concept of self-direction. Proven methods for determining, project by project, the optimum mix of control and autonomy.
  7. A detailed tutorial will be held on the advanced evidence based tools and techniques for assisting in the selection of the correct suite of traditional and agile methods for each different project.
  8. Traditional and Agile templates will be presented for efficient yet sufficient displays of both the project plan, and performance to the plan.

Advanced Project Implementation

  1. Simple guidelines for running effective meetings. Meetings that infuse energy, momentum, and direction. How to run a meeting so people enthusiastically plan to attend, actively participate and leave committed to execute the plan.
  2. The Agile/Adaptive approach to Project Management. 5 Essential parts to every Agile project. The scrum methodology versus lean principles as foundational principles for Agile projects.
  3. Why Good Projects Fail. The three serious risks in traditional project planning and how to mitigate with rapid-results initiatives.
  4. Monitoring and controlling your project. The five basic steps for bringing the team closer to achieving its objectives.
  5. Managing people problems on your team. The three essential human resource functions are attracting, retaining, and motivating. How to recognize and deal with the various problems, which frequently plague project managers.
  6. The almost impossible temptation to continue investing good money on a succeeding project no longer justified or whose market has shifted. How to avoid making choices merely to justify past decisions.

Advanced Project Closeout

  1. Handing off authority and control – the challenges presented when closing out your project. Project managers need to know that achieving the goals in the charter and scope statement, not necessarily finishing all the tasks on the Gantt chart should trigger closing the project.
  2. Postmortems and Retrospectives. The roles of the Project Management Office (PMO) in collecting lessons learned, providing project public relations, and the 6 other key responsibilities of a viable umbrella group. Advanced yet simple PMO reporting templates will be offered.