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Advanced Project Management Program

When you are ready to advance your knowledge beyond the superficial and theoretical to real-world, practical based project management methodologies, IPDI has the advanced courses you need.

Each module is two 3.5 hour Live Virtual sessions | 7 contact hours (PDU’s) | 0.7 CEUs


Many project management training organizations have a Fundamentals / Introduction to Project Management (IPDI does) and many project management training organizations have a PMP Prep course (IPDI does). However, there is much more to project management than fundamentals and a heavily theory based PMP Prep course.

That is why IPDI offers this “Advanced Project Management Program,” to target individuals and organizations wanting to advance their knowledge beyond the superficial and theoretical to real-world, practical based project management methodologies.

If you want to enhance the knowledge and abilities of the project managers in your organization, and/or advance your own career, register now for one, some, or all the modules in IPDI’s Advanced Project Management Program.


Module 1: Project Scope Management

  • Project Charter / Scope Statement
  • Requirements Gathering
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Product Backlog / Kanban Board

Module 2: Introduction to Agile

  • Traditional / Predictive Project Management vs. Agile Project Management
  • When to use Traditional / Predictive vs. Agile Project Management
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Terms and Tools
  • Workshop Provided Agile Case Study / Simulation

Module 3: Project Resource & Schedule Management

  • Resource Identification & Estimation
  • Network Logic Diagram / Critical Path Method
  • Kanban Board

Module 4: Project Quality Management

  • Philosophy and Approach to Quality
  • Quality Criteria
  • Transition Planning and Management

Module 5: Project Risk Management

  • Risk Identification
  • Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Poor Man’s Approach to Monte Carlo
  • Risk Response Planning

Module 6: Project Leadership Principles

  • Priorities of a Leader
  • Leadership Map
  • DiSC Personality Styles
  • Leadership Principles

Module 7: Stakeholder Management

  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Skill Matrix
  • Team Communication
  • Meeting Management
  • Team Development
  • Problem Solving
  • Delegation of Work
  • Motivation
  • Monitoring & Controlling Work
  • Feedback

Module 8: Project Cost Management

  • Cost Estimating
  • Developing Budgets and Contingency Planning
  • Earned Value Management

Module 9: Personal & Professional Time Mgmt & Emotional Intelligence

  • The four steps to improve your overall time management:
    • Study: How you spend your time now
    • Plan: How you should spend your time to reach your goals
    • Act: What’s the best use of your time right now
    • Achieve: Using time wisely, you will achieve your personal and professional goals
  • The four aspects of Emotional Intelligence:
    • Self-Awareness
    • Self-Management
    • Social Awareness
    • Relationship Management

Module 10: Project Execution & Control

  • Project Baselines
  • Project Update Cycle
  • Management by Variance
  • Change Management

"Highly Recommended"

"Both onsite and virtual presentations "work very well."

I can’t overstate how pleased we were with the programs that Doug taught for us in a live, online setting this summer. He spent time before the programs working with us to figure out exactly what our expectations were for virtual program delivery. He was able to convert his activities and exercises so that they worked well in the virtual setting. I have observed both his program delivery onsite and his program delivery live, online. The activities and exercises as well as his teaching style work very well in both types of delivery modalities. I highly recommend working with Doug to deliver live, online training. Your participants will benefit, and you will learn new expectations for live, online program delivery. — Marcie Stowell, Assistant Director of Executive Development Programs at Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business

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