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The College of Business and Economics

Advanced Topics in Project Management

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Apr 21—22, 2020
2 days
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
USD 2160
USD 1080 per day


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About the course

Project management is fundamental to business success—but understanding the fundamentals will only get you so far. As the process continues to evolve, new tools and methods allow managers to more accurately plan and execute on projects, with a dramatic increase in their success rates.

Advanced Topics Project Management will help you recognize and address today’s most critical project management challenges, taking a deep dive into the latest insights and practices with an emphasis on hands-on learning. As you increase your knowledge of critical areas such as risk, cost, change management, and agile methodology, you will also learn how to apply these concepts and methods. You will leave empowered to greatly improve project management results, adding significant value to your organization.

This program is accredited by the Project Management Institute and counts toward the education requirement for Project Management Professionals (PMPs) and aspiring PMPs.

Participants in this program will:

Create a formal detailed Scope Statement and a Risk Management Plan to improve project success

Apply Agile Project Management methodology, tools, and techniques to appropriate projects

Engage in a scenario planning simulation to develop a risk contingency plan

Learn to use Affinity Diagrams and Mind Maps

Apply Earned Value Management, the most effective and efficient tool for measuring and reporting costs

Manage resources and costs more effectively

Who should attend

Existing and new project managers who want to learn the latest best practices and significantly improve their success rates.

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