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Certificate in Advanced Project Management - Virtual Learning

Certificate in Advanced Project Management - Virtual Learning

Why Attend

This course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to align project management with an organization’s corporate strategy and to perform an in-depth analysis of a project during the planning and implementation phases. Participants in this interactive course will learn all the critical tools and techniques required to optimize the successful execution of a project in a dynamic environment.

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Course Methodology

This course relies on individual and group exercises aimed at helping participants learn all essential project management activities. The course also relies on using several case studies and presentations by participants, followed by discussions. In addition, this course incorporates pre-and post-testing.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define project management frameworks, processes, and tools in compliance with the Project Management Institute (PMI) standards
  • Develop a project strategy to ensure alignment with the overall strategy of the organization using financial and non-financial models
  • Construct project diagrams, schedules, and plans and use different techniques to perform an in-depth analysis for the project
  • Identify different methods for cost estimating and project budgeting
  • Manage time and cost deviations through applying 'earned value analysis' and develop key performance indicators for the project 
  • Employ risk management plans and apply risk response strategies to ensure the successful implementation of a project
Target Audience

Personnel who are seeking in-depth knowledge of creating and managing project plans. The course is also designed to provide a comprehensive analysis of time, cost, and risk and several techniques to regain control over projects.  

Target Competencies
  • Project management
  • Performing project scheduling
  • Developing project plans
  • Managing project budgets
  • Developing project controls
  • Risk management

Meirc has been reviewed and approved by the PMI® Authorized Training Partner Program. This course is worth 30 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

Course Outline
  • Overview of Project Management
    • Defining project management
    • Project management processes
    • Project life cycle
    • Effect of organizational structure
  • Project Strategy
    • Strategic versus operational project management
    • Project selection financial models
    • Net Present Value (NPV)
    • Decision trees
  • Project Planning and Scheduling
    • Building Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Duration estimation
    • Critical Path Method (CPM)
    • Resource allocation
    • Duration acceleration
    • Other planning techniques
      • Critical chain analysis
      • Adaptive planning for Agile projects
  • Project Budgeting
    • Cost estimating techniques
    • Contingency and management reserves
    • Cost baseline
    • Project budget
    • Cashflow analysis
    • Cost optimization
  • Project Control
    • Earned Value Method (EVM)
    • Managing deviations
    • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
    • Dashboards and scorecards
  • Project Risk Management
    • Project risk identification
    • Qualitative risk analysis
    • Quantitative risk analysis
    • Project risk response planning
Project Management Institute (PMI)

Meirc is a member of the PMI ATP Program. PMI does not specifically endorse, approve, or warrant ATP’s products, courses, publications, or services. The PMI ATP seal is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC)

MPC certified courses by Meirc Training & Consulting are designed for those willing to challenge themselves and go the extra distance. Participants who fully attend an MPC course and successfully complete the test on the last day, will receive a Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC), in addition to the one they receive for full attendance. MPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.

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