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Fundamental Skills in Project Management

PRO – Project Management: Fast Route

Overview

Participants will gain a solid understanding of project management methods with this comprehensive introductory course. Practical experience in proven project management techniques will be provided and participants will discover valuable, flexible tools that can be used immediately on the job to ensure the success of any type of project in any type of organization. Participants will apply their project management skills to the unique challenges of projects with strategies developed in the field by experienced project managers.

Training Method

Project management skills are trained with case studies, hands-on exercises, and a broad range of practical experiences that can immediately be applied to your job. This approach yields a comprehensive project management experience, including the early stages of defining project scope, requirements, developing work breakdown structures, risk management, communications management, change control, and close-out.

Instructor Profile

Certified PMP® project management practitioners with many years of experience in various industries.

Quick Facts

PMI Program ID: CH1PRO

PDU's: 24

Target Groups:

  • Those who seek a solid foundation or a refresher
  • IT project managers

PinPM & CAPM® PREP - Principles in Project Management & CAPM® Certification Exam Preparation

Overview

This 3 days training course combines the principles in project management with the preparation to the CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) certification. Participants will gain a solid understanding of project management methods with this comprehensive introductory course. Practical experience in proven project management techniques will be provided and participants will discover valuable, flexible tools that can be used immediately on the job to ensure the success of any type of project in any type of organization. Participants will apply their project management skills to the unique challenges of projects with strategies developed in the field by experienced project managers. Experience exchange and insights from best practice examples regaring project management methodologies complete this training event.

Training Method

Project management skills are trained with case studies, hands-on exercises, and a broad range of practical experiences that can immediately be applied to your job. This approach yields a comprehensive project management experience, including the early stages of defining project scope, requirements, developing work breakdown structures, risk management, communications management, change control, and close-out.

Furthermore, there are special sessions each day dedicated to the CAPM exam familiarizing participants with the makeup and format of the exam itself and with lot's of sample exam questions. A resource pack will be handed-out for further studies.

Instructor Profile

Certified PMP® project management practitioners with many years of experience in various industries.

Quick Facts

PMI Program ID: PPMNOV07

PDU's: 23

Target Groups:

  • IT project managers
  • Project Managers
  • Project Team Members

CAPM® - Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) Certification Exam Preparation

Overview

You will find out exactly what you need to know and how to prepare yourself to successfully tackle any question on the CAPM® certification exam to pass the exam on the first try. You will become familiar with the makeup and format of the exam itself.

Each participant is offered personal coaching time after the course is completed. PMI® requirements include High School Diploma, Associate's degree or equivalent. In addition, 1,500h of work in a project team are required or alternatively 23h of project management education. At the end of this class you will receive a certificate granting 23h of project management education.

Training Method

A supplementary CAPM® Exam: Practice Test and Study Guide which features hundreds of multiple-choice questions and fully referenced answers is provided during the course. You will get a chance to explore the rationale behind each answer with your instructor.

Each participant is offered coaching time in order to interpret terminology or to coach you through a specific topic.

Instructor Profile

Certified PMP®, fluent in English and German.

Quick Facts

PMI Program ID: CAPM3D

PDU's: 23

Target Groups:

  • Associate level project management beginners and practitioners who wish to earn the CAPM designation
  • IT project managers
  • Purchasing & Supplier Managers

MSP - Making MS Project work for your Projects

Overview

MS Project is one of the most widely available project management tools though experience of its successful use varies widely. All too many users fail to get maximum benefits of this very comprehensive package. It is easily capable of supporting a deepening project management culture in a wide variety of situations. However, it is frequently restricted to simply producing Gantt charts which have limited capability to manage the project, let alone to aid development of a project culture.

This course builds on project management principles developed in PRO. It aims to provide the project manager with practical skills based on a selection from the features available in MS Project. These practical skills will enable participants to put the principles into operation and to achieve the benefits that this comprehensive tool can provide.

Training Method

MS PROJECT is ‘hands-on’, based on the life cycle of a typical project, enabling participants to gain experience of MS Project as a powerful tool in the project process. The training is supported by computers or laptops. Participants are encouraged to bring data relating to a project of their own for use in the case study sessions.

Instructor Profile

Certified PMP® project management practitioner and instructor with many years of experience in various industries.

Quick Facts

PMI Program ID: MS PROJECT

PDU's: 16

Target Groups:

  • Project Managers
  • Project Team Members

Leadership Skills in Project Management

COMM – Communications Management for the Professional Project Manager

Overview

A good project manager is required to be a good communicator. That is why we have developed a specific training for project communications management. This course provides the project manager with effective tools and processes and raises awareness about the importance of good communications management throughout the project. This course focuses on the application of these communication tools and processes throughout the entire project life cycle.

Training Method

Participants learn the essentials of communications management from experienced professionals. The course provides exercises, activities and group discussion formats where participants can apply the processes and tools learned. The course material includes a participant binder as well as the “The Manager’s Pocket Guide to Effective Meetings”, Personal Style Assessment and Communication Response Style assessment tools and theThomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument.

Instructor Profile

Certified PMP® project management practitioners with many years of experience in leadership and coaching.

Quick Facts

PMI Program ID: COMMUNICATE

PDU's: 16

Target Groups:

  • Project Managers
  • Project Team Members

LEAD – Project Leadership Application

Overview

The participant will learn and practice project leadership skills through use of hands-on simulation working within a team. This approach yields a comprehensive project experience including discussions and exercises focusing on leadership challenges for the project manager, conflict management, facilitation skills as well as team dynamics.

Participants work in teams through a "real" project, including all events and influences which occur in all projects, such as clients changing requirements, variances in staff skill sets, team issues, personality concerns, resource constraints, technical decisions and difficulties. Participants must make decisions under stress as a team, considering all parameters of a project.

Training Method

Using classroom discussion and activities to set the stage, the interactive project simulation tool, SimulTrain® simulates the reality of working as a project leader in a true project environment and challenges the participant to apply the concepts of leadership.

The training is highly interactive with ample opportunities for individual feedback. Participants will work in teams and in small groups for reflection and discussion.

Instructor Profile

Certified PMP® project management practitioner, facilitator and coach with many years of experience in an international and multi-cultural environment.

Quick Facts

PMI Program ID: LP-SY3

PDU's: 24

Target Groups:

  • Experienced project managers
  • Project Team Members

NEGOTIATE – Negotiating for positive results

Overview

Conflict is an everyday occurrence in the lives of our projects. Whether we must persuade our management for an increase in time or budget, or resolve differences to gain customer acceptance, project managers need to manage these conflicts in ways that build strong relationships and at the same time protect or enhance the business purpose for which our project was undertaken. If we are too forceful in a negotiation we may get what we want or need for the project, but damage important long-term relationships. If we are too conciliatory we may build better relationships, only to see them deteriorate when our project doesn't deliver the anticipated benefits. How do we find the right solution to maximize benefit and relationship? The most powerful methodology that we can learn to achieve both of these goals is the Principled Negotiation developed by the Harvard Negotiation Project and used successfully for over 30 years.

Trainer Method

This class will teach you the principles of the methodology while giving you ample opportunity to put those principles into practice with simulated negotiations, strategies and templates for preparation, management of the negotiation process, and how to partner with the other partner even when they believe competitive negotiation is the only option. Students are encouraged to bring issues from past or upcoming negotiations to explore how using the principled negotiation methodology can help them to a more beneficial outcome.

Trainer Profile

Over 30 years of experience in negotiation, mediation and facilitation in many different industries worldwide. The trainers are especially experienced in addressing issues of >team leads, business analysts or requirements specialists who need to work closely with others to define goals and objectives, help key stakeholders with tradeoffs, etc.

Quick Facts

PMI Program ID: CH1NEG

PDU's: 24

Target Groups:

  • Leadership Skills in Project Management
  • Advanced Project Management
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PM COACH – The Project Manager as a Coach

Overview

This course provides the project manager with tools and processes to manage a project team more effectively. The importance of coaching for the performance of project teams is emphasised. The application as well as the right timing for the use of coaching tools and processes are trained. In crises management coaching can be used as a break-through approach.

Training Method

Participants learn the essentials of coaching from experienced professionals. The course provides scenarios where participants can apply the processes and tools learned and develop their own skills as a coach.

Instructor Profile

Certified PMP® project management practitioner, facilitator and coach with many years of experience.

Quick Facts

PMI Program ID: COACH

Target Groups:

  • Project Managers
  • Project Team Members

Advanced Project Management

TRACK – Advanced Project Management: Making Tracks to Success

Overview

TRACK provides state-of-the-art techniques, and tools to manage any project effectively and on a higher level of expertise. You will practice your skills in developing and confirming project scope, building project requirements and developing and interpreting network diagrams. You will learn a sound, logical framework for creating project schedules and controlling project activities utilising earned-value data.

Trainer Method

Individual and small-group exercises feature scenarios that help enhance these skills and a comprehensive toolkit provides practical field guidance. Case studies with presentations and group discussions about own project experiences are facilitated throughout this training.

Trainer Profile

Project Management Professional (PMP®) certified. Our TRACK trainers have over 15 years professional experience in project management in various industries and are specialized in Information Technology projects.

Quick Facts

PMI Program ID: CH1TRA

PDU's: 24

Target Groups:

  • Project Team Members
  • Project Managers
  • Experienced project managers

PM COST – Managing Project Costs Effectively

Overview

To control projects, key interlocking parameters of scope, quality, time and cost are identified. While much organisational effort goes, rightly, into ensuring product scope and quality, and much business focus is directed at time, the other controlling parameter of projects, cost, is often neglected, or at best the subject of concern, but no action.

You will learn to access to cost information as a lever to liberate creativity and to ensure valid choices are made in the delivery of project results.

Training Method

The course builds on proven project management techniques developed in leading industries to provide a tried and tested methodology for dealing systematically with project costs. It is a practical course, focussed on real concerns of projects supported by case studies and exercises.

Instructor Profile

Certified PMP® project management practitioner and cost management expert with many years of experience in various industries.

Quick Facts

PMI Program ID: COST

Target Groups:

  • Project Managers
  • Project Team Members
  • Experienced project managers

PM RISK – Identifying and Managing Project Risks

Overview

In a developing project environment, good intentions of planning and control are often overtaken by 'events'. The challenge for the project management organisation, and its key project staff, is to develop skills that can cope with the uncertainties that are inherent in any project environment.

This course builds on proven project management techniques to provide the project manager and other key players with a tried and tested methodology for dealing systematically with project risks.

Training Method

This is a practical course, focussed on real concerns of projects. It gives participants the opportunity to develop solutions for their own projects, and to share ideas on controlling project risk. Group work and case studies are a central part in the training.

Instructor Profile

Certified PMP® project management practitioner and risk management specialist with many years of experience in various industries.

Quick Facts

PMI Program ID: RISK

Target Groups:

  • Project Managers
  • Project Team Members

O&V – Offshoring & Vendor Management

Overview

Especially project managers of IT projects are more and more faced with the situation that part of their resources or their vendors are situated off-shore. This creates new challenges in many aspects, such as working with remote and culturally diverse teams. In this 2-day course you will learn about off-shore countries and different ways to work and be able to develop your own approach for managing vendors and off-shore projects. Furthermore, good tips and best practices in procurement management and contracting as well as processes and templates currently used in your organization can be gained.

Training Method

The training employs case studies and role plays that are specifically selected to demonstrate effective communication and negotiation in various situations. A better understanding of the European culture vs. Asian cultures is supported by experience reports. The training is highly interactive with ample opportunities for individual feedback. Participants will work in teams and in small groups for reflection and discussions.

Instructor Profile

Certified PMP® project management practitioner with many years of experience in various countries and cultures.

Quick Facts

PMI Program ID: PMOV2D

PDU's: 16

Target Groups:

  • Project Team Members
  • Purchasing & Supplier Managers
  • Project managers working with off-shore vendors or off-shore resources

DPM – Dynamic PM – Managing Agile and Scrum Projects

Overview

The traditional plan-driven approach for project management sometimes fails for some project types, such as innovation projects or software development projects. These project types work in uncertain or constantly changing environment due to unknown technologies and changing or emerging requirements. Dynamic project Management and Scrum techniques embrace change and bring customers competitive advantage by reducing the time needed for development activities. The project life cycle gets broken down into several iterations. At the end of each iteration the team delivers the system or development task increment and the customer can evaluate the outcome and plan the next iteration. Early and constant feedback allows for a close alignment to business needs and produces the results that are really needed, even if they were not specified right at the start.

A comprehensive overview of Scrum methods and tools will be given during this course and are included in the training materials as take-away for the training participants.

Who should attend?

Both new project managers and experienced project managers who wish to refresh their skills or develop an understanding of dynamic project management processes and Scrum techniques. You will gain an understanding of the strategies and skills necessary to manage projects of any size.

Instructor Profile

DSDM and Scrum Master certified. Our DPM instructors have over 15 years professional experience in Project Management in various industries and are specialized in Information Technology projects.

Quick Facts

PMI Program ID: DICENOVA

PDU's: 24

Target Groups:

  • Project Managers
  • Project Team Members of Scrum Projects

PMO – Establishing and Managing a Project Management Office

Overview

A project office is defined as the centre for portfolio management, methodology development, talent pool monitoring, assessment and career path provision as well as project support and coaching. This course provides fundamental information required to identify and quantify the need for a project office as well as the tools, techniques and processes to successfully implement it.

Training Method

Participants learn the essentials of project management office design, development and implementation from experienced professionals. The course is outlined in the style of a workshop where participants can develop their own mission statements, implementation plans, etc.

Instructor Profile

Certified PMP® project management practitioner, senior consultant and project coach.

Quick Facts

PMI Program ID: CH01PO

PDU's: 16

Target Groups:

  • Experienced project managers
  • Project Team Members

PMI® Certifications

CAPM® - Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) Certification Exam Preparation

Overview

You will find out exactly what you need to know and how to prepare yourself to successfully tackle any question on the CAPM® certification exam to pass the exam on the first try. You will become familiar with the makeup and format of the exam itself.

Each participant is offered personal coaching time after the course is completed. PMI® requirements include High School Diploma, Associate's degree or equivalent. In addition, 1,500h of work in a project team are required or alternatively 23h of project management education. At the end of this class you will receive a certificate granting 23h of project management education.

Training Method

A supplementary CAPM® Exam: Practice Test and Study Guide which features hundreds of multiple-choice questions and fully referenced answers is provided during the course. You will get a chance to explore the rationale behind each answer with your instructor.

Each participant is offered coaching time in order to interpret terminology or to coach you through a specific topic.

Instructor Profile

Certified PMP® fluent in English and German.

Quick Facts

PMI Program ID: CAPM3D

PDU's: 23

Target Groups:

  • Associate level project management beginners and practitioners who wish to earn the CAPM designation
  • IT project managers
  • Purchasing & Supplier Managers

PREP+ in 5 days to PMP - Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam Preparation plus

Overview

This course is designed to get you through the PMP exam in 5 days. From Tuesday to Friday you will attend a full-day training course with evening homework and on the following Monday you will be able to pass the PMP® exam. The weekend in-between is for last-minute self-study.

We will guide you through the application process and advise you regarding pre-course homework. Each participant will receive an electronic PMP® Resource Pack which includes tools, templates, links and source materials as well as Rita Mulcahy’s PMP Exam Prep book and the PMBOK® Guide.

During the training hours you will find out exactly what you need to know and how to prepare yourself to successfully tackle any question on the PMP® certification exam. You will become familiar with the makeup and format of the exam itself and you will experience a lot of exercises. Each participant is offered personal coaching time after training hours. The course includes an online exam simulation free of charge.

AB&P successfully prepares students for the exam since over 15 years!

Quick Facts

PMI Program ID: PREPPL

PDU's: 35

Target Groups:

  • Experienced project managers

ACP® PREP - Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP®) Certification Exam Preparation

Overview

Participants will learn everything they need to know for taking the ACP® (Agile Certified Practitioner) certification exam and will gain a strong foundation in the agile methodology and practices. This Program fulfils the requirement of 21 contact hours which a PMI ACP® aspirant needs to have before applying for the PMI ACP® certification examination.

The PMI ACP® certification is a new credential offered by PMI for people working in Agile project management environments. Individuals obtaining this certification can demonstrate their level of skills in Agile practices. The process of earning this credential involves satisfying PMI's eligibility criterion and passing the PMI exam. The PMI ACP® certification from PMI carries a high level of professional standing and credibility as it requires a combination of education in Agile methods, experience on Agile practices and examination on Agile practices.

The course contains an introduction to Agile Methodologies, Agile Estimation, Planning, Monitoring and Adapting, Agile Communication and Team Management, Agile Product Quality, Agile Risk Management, Agile Metrics Management and Value Stream Mapping.

Quick Facts

PMI Program ID: ACPPREP

Target Groups:

  • IT project managers
  • Experienced project managers

Strategic Project Management

PM STRAT – Project Management Concepts – The Strategic Angle

Overview

In a competitive world, project management provides the means to focus on the delivery of effective benefits, rather on the diverse technical skills. The delivery of the product, rather than the performance of the job, is the centre of attention.

Traditional organisations tend to focus on functional skills, which can become locked in functional ‘silos’. Project management, by cutting across these ‘silos’, can liberate the creativity of skilled professionals and direct their diverse energies to the delivery of a single result.

Technical excellence is the bedrock of innovation, quality and professional advancement. These must not be lost in the dash for short term advantage.

A project management organisation is one where functional skills and expertise are focused through customer centred projects to achieve professional and technical goals for the organisation, its customers and staff. A project management organisation advances through the delivery of a succession of successful projects.

Training Method

The training is provided in lecture style with case studies. It is designed to allow dialogue and discussion.

Instructor Profile

Senior project managers and executive partners from AB&P.

Quick Facts

PMI Program ID: STRAT

PDU's: 8

Target Groups:

  • Experienced project managers

PMO – Establishing and Managing a Project Management Office

Overview

A project office is defined as the centre for portfolio management, methodology development, talent pool monitoring, assessment and career path provision as well as project support and coaching. This course provides fundamental information required to identify and quantify the need for a project office as well as the tools, techniques and processes to successfully implement it.

Training Method

Participants learn the essentials of project management office design, development and implementation from experienced professionals. The course is outlined in the style of a workshop where participants can develop their own mission statements, implementation plans, etc.

Instructor Profile

Certified PMP® project management practitioner, senior consultant and project coach.

Quick Facts

PMI Program ID: CH01PO

PDU's: 16

Target Groups:

  • Experienced project managers
  • Project Team Members
PMI
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AB&P has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

As a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), AB&P has agreed to abide by PMI established quality assurance criteria. For our courses Professional Development Units (PDU's) are issued.
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