Project Management Professional (PMP) certified individuals must earn and report, under the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program to PMI, 60 Professional Development Units (PDUs) every three years to maintain their PMP certification.
Thirty-five of these PDUs must be earned through education. A mandatory minimum of 24 of these 35 education PDUs must be earned within the three CCR Talent Triangle Categories (8 PDUs per category) of Technical Project Management, Leadership and Strategic and Business Management.
The purpose of this course is to enable PMP certified individuals to fully satisfy PMI’s minimum mandatory CCR education requirements of 8 PDUs for each of the three CCR Triangle Categories in one course. This will eliminate the need for PMPs to take multiple, separate courses to satisfy these mandatory CCR requirements.
With the completion of this course, participants can focus their re-certification efforts on satisfy their remaining “Education” and “Giving Back to the Profession” CCR PDUs in whatever method and schedule they prefer.
Each day of this course will cover one of the three PMI CCR Talent Triangle categories.
Day 1: Technical Project Management
Risk management is the identification of potential problems and opportunities that may impact a project and the response to these risks to increase project success.
One of the primary responsibilities of a project manager is to lead their stakeholders (including team members) in the management of project risks. To accomplish this, it is expected that PMs be very familiar with the use of risk management tools and techniques to enable them to effectively lead their stakeholders.
The focus of this workshop therefore is to introduce participants to a selection of important risk management tools and techniques and have them practice these to become proficient in their use so that they can effectively lead their project stakeholders in risk management.
During this first day workshop participants will:
- Be introduced to 15 risk identification tools/models and utilize a number of them in risk identification exercises;
- Learn to declare risks in multiple declaration formats;
- Utilize risk scoring matrices/heat maps to score and prioritize identified risks;
- Calculate cost and schedule risk contingency; and
- Identify, define and prioritize risk responses.
Day 2: Leadership
Day 2 will be divided into two leadership topics.
The first part of the day will focus on identifying and defining common leadership styles.
Leadership is a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent. Leadership style is the manner and approach of providing direction, implementing plans, and motivating people.
No one style of leadership can satisfy the needs of all business environments and group relationships and therefore, numerous leadership styles have evolved.
Participants will be introduced to the primary leadership styles as well as Leadership Principals and Attributes. They will then undertake exercises to define the type of business environment within which they work and determine which style/styles might best suit their needs and style.
The second part of the day will focus on Emotional Intelligence.
Emotional intelligence is the recognition, understanding and management of the emotions of ourselves and others and understanding that these emotions can drive our behaviours and impact others, both positively and negatively.
Many experts believe that a person’s emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) may be more important than their IQ and has shown to be a better predictor of success, better relationships and overall happiness.
Participants will be introduced to the components of emotional intelligence and will undertake an exercise to define/recognize their emotion triggers and how they respond to these triggers and the emotions of others.
Day 3: Strategic and Business Management
A logic model is a top-level depiction of the flow of inputs and processes to produce the results (outputs and outcomes) desired by an organization or program.
Logic Models (LM) have many uses including:
- Use by senior management to evaluate the effectiveness of organizational programs;
- To organize planning and analysis when designing an organization’s programs or when designing outcomes-based evaluations of programs;
- Connecting the disparate elements of programs and tracing them between their requirements, outputs and outcomes;
- One of the most important uses of Logic Models is for program planning. LMs help managers to ‘plan with the end in mind’, rather than just consider inputs (e.g. budgets, employees), tasks that must be performed, and outputs. They focus on ultimate outcomes or results, allowing planners to think backwards through the logic model to identify how best to achieve the desired outcomes/results.
In its simplest form, a logic model has four components:
|what resources go into a program||what activities the program undertakes||what is produced through those activities||the changes or benefits that result from the program (typically difficult to measure)|
|e.g. money, staff, equipment||e.g. development of materials, training, coding||e.g. number of booklets produced, people trained, code written||e.g. increased skills & knowledge, confidence, economic changes, societal changes,|
What You Will Learn
Day 1 (Risk Management): At the end of this day, participants will better understand the tools and techniques to effectively manage risks and, be better able to lead and assist their stakeholders in the identification, analysis and response to risks to their projects.
Day 2 (Leadership): At the end of this day, participants will better understand the leadership style most appropriate to their environment. They will also have a better understanding of the cause and impacts of emotions and how to better respond to their emotions as well as emotions of others.
Day 3 (Strategic and Business Management): Participants will cover the creation of Logic Models and will undertake exercises to become familiar with their creation and use. At the end of this day, participants will be able to build basic Logic Models to model project and program outcomes.
Who Should Attend
PMP certified individuals who want to fully satisfy PMI’s minimum mandatory education requirements of 8 PDUs for each PMI Triangle Category (24 PDUs in total).
Professional Develop in Units (PDUs).
This course qualifies you for the following PMI, Project Management Professional (PMP), PDUs:
- Technical Project Management = 8 PDUs
- Leadership = 8 PDUs
- Strategic and Business Management = 8 PDUs
Total PDU’s = 24
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