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|Length and Learning Modes:||In person classes: 3 days; Discounts available for teams and for private offerings.|
Project Management Fundamentals covers the range of fundamental methods and techniques project managers need to effectively initiate, plan, execute, control, and close projects. Students explore approaches to developing partnerships and managing the expectations of various stakeholders, including business and technical partners, management, and team members. Hands-on workshops provide opportunities for applying tools learned in class to address challenges throughout the project life cycle, regardless of the size and nature of the project.
Throughout the course, students are invited to consider and discuss the implications of the concepts taught for their organizations and project environments. A range of learning techniques provides a safe learning environment, including lecture, facilitated discussion, group work, individual exercises, and role play. The highly interactive nature of the course exposes students to team-building strategies and gives them practical project team experience.
This course provides a structured approach to managing projects that allows for flexibility in order to earn stakeholder trust and achieve project success. Concepts, tools, and terms used are consistent with industry best practices and are aligned with the processes described in the Project Management Institute® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). The practical application of those best practices and standards makes Project Management Fundamentals certain to enhance any project professional’s ability to positively influence project outcomes.
This course is designed for any project professional involved in projects who stands to benefit from hands-on practice of project management best practices, including project managers, business analysts, subject matter experts, business customers, managers, and team members. Those looking for robust discussion of real-world experiences, as well as application of all of the tools learned will find this three-day format particularly helpful. Although designed with project professionals new to project management in mind, experienced professionals are guaranteed to find value in confirmations and reminders of best practices.
|Early Bird Price:||$1,705.50|
|Early Bird Date:||Oct 10th 2013|
To help assimilate the tools and techniques learned, there is a mixture of individual and group exercises throughout the course. A lively role-play and case study help reinforce concepts learned. Students will need to be prepared for a high level of participation. Each participant will receive a comprehensive student guide complete with examples and workshop solutions.
Watermark Learning constantly improves its course offerings to ensure the best training possible and to keep you abreast of the latest industry trends. As a result, this outline is subject to change.
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- Describe the project management framework, including the five process groups and nine knowledge areas.
- Define roles and responsibilities of project stakeholders.
- Recognize the importance of partnerships and trust in achieving project success.
- Describe how projects get initiated and the elements in a project charter.
- Recognize the elements of a project management plan.
- Distinguish between project, product, and project management life cycles and understand how they are related.
- Develop a scope statement to define your project and gain stakeholder commitment.
- Learn techniques to identify and quantify project risks and develop appropriate risk responses.
- Define effort and duration and how they are both used.
- Decompose deliverables and activities to create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
- Use Critical Path Method techniques to analyze the project schedule.
- Discuss the key issues and best practices around project tracking.
- Define culture and how it impacts project communications and practices.
- Identify the elements of an effective lessons learned exercise.
- Distinguish between product and project quality and define objectives for both.
- Understand the drivers of scope change and evaluate various approaches to managing it.
- Recognize when managed scope change becomes “scope creep.”
- Describe the dynamics around leadership and team development.
- Recognize celebrating as a project management best practice and describe the key to successful celebrations.
- Understand the importance of managing conflict and describe the key conflict management techniques.
Project Management Concepts and Framework
- Distinguish between projects and products
- Discussion: Biggest project management challenges
- How project get initiated and project charters
- What is included in the PM Plan?
- Templates: Charter and PM Plan
- Defining project success
- Discussion: What contributes to project success or failure?
- The five process groups and nine knowledge areas that comprise the project management framework
Managing Stakeholders Relationships
- Discussion: What are stakeholders and how are they related to projects
- Stakeholder exercise
- Common project stakeholders and their roles and responsibilities
- How to create and use a Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
- Defining key stakeholders on projects
- Getting commitment: ownership and buy-in
- Partnerships and trust
- Stakeholder workshop and Introduction to case study
Defining project scope
- Discussion: Asking questions
- Scope statement considerations
- Linking projects to business vision
- Scope statement essentials
- How the Statement of Business Need is instrumental in getting buy-in and ownership
- Team exercise: Developing a good problem statement
- Defining project objective, actions, and deliverables
- Key Scope Statement components
- Team workshop: Role play and developing scope statement for the case study
- Defining project risk
- Things we know and things we don’t know
- Project risks over time
- Role and responsibilities of key stakeholders regarding project risk
- Assessing identified risks
- Developing responses to identified risks
- Components of a good risk register
- Risk management and baseline commitment best practice
- Assumptions and constraints
- Team workshop: Creating a risk register for the case study
Estimating and Scheduling
- Class exercise: challenges in estimating and scheduling
- Why bother planning?
- Progression of estimates
- Providing estimates to others and getting estimates from others
- Estimating techniques (analogous, parametric, bottom-up and rolling wave)
- Decomposition: best practices for estimating
- Developing a deliverable-based and task-based work breakdown structure (WBS)
- The distinction between effort and duration and how they are used
- Sequencing tasks: dependencies, logical relationships and using project network diagrams
- CPM techniques and concepts: forward pass, backward pass, critical path and float
- Team workshop: Decompose deliverable, estimate activities, develop schedule
- Discussion: tracking versus micromanagement
- Why track?
- Tracking as Big Brother or Big Helper
- Tool-independent tracking
- Top 10 tracking tips
- Class exercise: role play and observation
- Communications model
- Complexity of communications and implications for project
- Communications and culture
- Implications of culture for project management practices
- Communication barriers on projects
- Requirements for effective project communications
- Non-verbal communications
- Media choices
- Analyzing stakeholders and project communications planning
- Template: Communications Plan
- Closing phases and projects checklist
- Lessons learned best practices
- Team workshop: Creating a communication plan for the case study
- Defining quality
- Project and product quality
- Costs of quality
- The three quality processes and their role in project management
- Team Workshop: Creating a quality plan for the case study
Managing Scope Changes
- Scope management vs. “scope creep”
- Why “scope creep” occurs
- Strategies for avoiding scope creep
- Team workshop: Develop a process for handling change requests for the case study project
- Team development considerations
- Leading versus managing the project team
- Understanding how teams develop
- Strategies for resolving conflict on project teams
- Forms of power and when to use them
- Celebrating successes
- Best practices for recognizing team members
- Celebrations that work!
- Finalize group project
- Present project to class
- I believe the Project Management classes through Watermark Learning are what opened doors for me. Once I took your classes, I was bombarded with recruiters. I'm still receiving one or two opportunities per week! submitted by Vicki Van Alstine
- I am frighteningly more prepared to manage projects. I would recommend this course for anyone involved in project work-managers or not. I'm thrilled to return to my projects with a new perspective. - (Becky Flickinger, Liberty Checks)
- Instructor created a very friendly and nurturing environment. - (SP, US Bank Corp.)
- Your class was a wonderful experience and I enjoyed it immensely. It validated many of the things I was already doing, but also gave me a few new tools that will help in the daily management of my projects. The instructor's ability to engage people of varying backgrounds and skill sets was not only masterful, but worthy of emulating. She is truly gifted in front of a classroom! - (Student, Federal Government Contractor)
- Great presentation. Instructor had great stories. Good mix of IS and business. Like the workshop style. Lecture then do it. Really liked the concept of Cost of Quality vs. Cost of Non-conformance. (There is a cost either way.) Liked the Risk Management template w/ "type". "Softer" skills were good too. - (AM)
- I liked the class interaction. This was the best class I've ever attended. - (CL)
- Instructor was great! She knows her material and used real-life examples. I thoroughly enjoyed this class! Old ideas have now become new concepts, such as: scope statements, tracking & reporting, stake holder's project life cycle, quality definitions. This course was a different approach to project management! Microsoft project with a personality! - (RCE, Blue Cross Blue Shield)
- Instructor is very dynamic! I feel that the overall structure of the course was great-- it turned out to be well worth the time! The "mini" exercises were very interesting.
- I have a lot of good info to think about. I enjoyed the instructor's presentation style and I liked the communication management section. It was practical for my job in general. I can't wait to manage a project! - (SB, Federated Insurance)
- I came in wanting new input, ways to improve my project management process. I have already implemented new methods in new projects starting up, have better ideas of how to work existing problems and am pondering other ideas. - (LK, Large Financial Organization)
- The instructor was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and very personable, which made for a relaxed environment. I would like to work with her on a project sometime; it would be very interesting and challenging. - (TF, US Bank Corp.)
- I felt that the Watermark project management course provided me with immediate actionable ideas to improve my project planning and project reporting. Other courses that I have taken assume that an entire organization will accept a new project management methodology. . . However, with the Watermark course, I learned how to better control my own project, regardless of the methodologies being employed. . . In particular, discussions on developing a project plan and dealing with changes in scope were valuable to me. - (Fortune 500 Food Wholesaler)
- Strong introductory course. Really liked the integration with PMI.
- Liked the instructor's depth of knowledge, patience with various learning rates and prerequisite knowledge, availability before and after class, provided over the shoulder coaching, good use of examples, invited input. - (SS, State of Minnesota)
- I never felt so engaged by a PowerPoint presentation.
- This is my fourth class with this trainer and I just have to comment at what a good job she is doing and how clear she is at communicating the material.
- Good class! I have been in s/w development since 1980 and have practiced a lot of what was in the course. But I learned by trial and error. It is nice to have a structured reference to put it all together. Risk material is good. - (DH, MLT Vacations)
- I thought the instructor provided a very safe atmosphere. We were free to ask any questions, challenge some of her teachings, and bring in personal examples. Thanks. I feel I learned a lot. - (Large Financial Organization)
- Overall, I think the course is excellent the way it is. It will make an immediate impact on how I do my job. Very knowledgeable instructor, with practical experience. - (DB)
- I came away with a better understanding of tools that I can use to manage projects and the steps to go through. Also picked up some new things that I've never heard of, such as Lessons Learned Session. - (JN)
- I thought this class was great. This class was my final requirement for the Masters Certificate in Project Management program and served as a wonderful review and refresher. I give the credit for my satisfaction with the class to the instructor, Andrea Brockmeier. I have had Andrea for several other classes as well and have always been delighted. Her enthusiasm and approach make the learning fun. I recommend this class, as well as the others that I have taken, to anyone who is looking to advance their project management skills. Thank you for presenting a great class! - (Robert Menk, GMAC ResCap)
- Great instructor who kept the class lively and interesting. She also gave us some very helpful tactics to improve our jobs. - (JW,
- Instructor is very knowledgeable and articulate. She draws the students into the subject at hand and makes it come alive. - (KB, Blue Cross Blue Shield)
- The entire class was useful. I''ve been stumbling along pretty much on my own with project management. This has taught me what should be done. Now I have a more comprehensive understanding of what''s involved with PM. I''d like to apply as many concepts and insights as possible to my job.
- I was doubtful at first that this would help or meet my expectations--well--it was great! Thanks! - (MW, Tennant)
- The course was very interactive and we were able to apply what we were learning as we went along. The case study was a great way to apply what we were learning. I feel that the course is beneficial to people with all knowledge levels and PM backgrounds.
- Great class! This should certainly help me to help the business people I work for. I liked the "how tos"-all of them. Very helpful in focusing in on challenges throughout the project.
- Very knowledgeable instructor, kept my interest. Lots of good handouts. I liked learning how to break tasks down and I liked all of the real-life examples, help to understand and put things in perspective. - (NR, Federated Insurance)
- Excellent instructor. You definitely know the content and people. I liked the way you used Federated's charter and materials. I most liked learning how to identify risks and what is out of scope. These are things that can make projects look like they have failed. The skills I learned will definitely help me when I work with my business partners. - (SK, Federated Insurance)
- Excellent class - learned so much more than what I had anticipated. The instructor taught class using her own "real life" experience not just from the book. I also liked the exercises - putting what is learned into practice. They were fun to do - I learned from doing. - (BK, Bemis Company, Inc.)
- I liked the experience of instructor, thorough manual and templates. And this was just the Fundamentals! WOW! - (AS, Bemis Company, Inc.)
- Course materials were well organized, sequence was logical. Course exercises were very good. Specific project samples provided were very applicable to exercises. Instructor was a good speaker. Answered questions with experienced knowledge. Asked for class feedback, participation. The exercises where we did the scope statement and risk for sample projects was helpful. Also, going back through the objectives. - (TH, Fingerhut)
- I liked roles and responsibilities for clarity. Assessing all risk whether big or small, communication specific to the audience its going to. Even though more suited for a technical audience, I didn't feel lost with the examples that we reviewed. I feel I benefited from learning the fundamentals of what and who should be involved in the process of a project. - (KS, Blue Cross Blue Shield)
- Excellent instructor, does a great job in making a "safe" atmosphere where everyone should feel they can contribute.
- Great class - thanks for helping to simplify a very complex topic. I liked the real world situations, putting together a charter, doing the presentation, exercises to help you think outside the box. Instructor was very well versed in PM - helped a lot! Good "real world" exercises! - (MB, Federal Reserve Bank)
- Instructor was an excellent presenter, excited about project management and clearly enjoys people. The class was a great overview of project management techniques and especially strong in the human resource side. Thanks! Great Job!! - (BR, Express Scripts)
- The course gave me an increased perception of on-the-job situations. Instructor has excellent presentation skills and organizational skills and made good use of personal experience. Course exercises were very interactive and creative. - (BK, Voicestream (T-Mobile))
- Course made good use of exercises with presentations. Exercises helped increase understanding of presentations. Instructor has good presentation skills - good use of stories. Interactive exercises in combination with presentations were most helpful. Thanks - it was fun. - (JP, Microvena Corporation)
- Great class! I learned a great deal of useful skills. Workshops and opportunity to participate in case study and take home manual will be useful. Instructor was excellent! Course exercises helped to concrete learning lessons. - (PP,
- I took a lot away from the course. Specifically the Scope Statement piece, the problem, objectives, benefits questions and review, estimating and tasks, and finally the instructor's technique to use PERT to manage and GANTT to report. My company primarily uses GANTT, but I am planning on looking into the PERT method more. - (BSM, Allianz Life Insurance)
- I liked the content. Having some company-specific templates helped! The instructor was very effective and willing to tailor the class to our needs. The scheduling and planning sections were very helpful. Also, the course definitely taught the soft skills of project management and helped to recognize the problems and risks before looking at solutions.
- Very good class! "I do have more confidence to manage my projects!" Good stories to illustrate topics. I liked going through the project plan with real business cases. Loved the templates and laminated steps! The instructor was excellent - knowledgeable and interesting.
- Excellent instructor. He has a lot of experience and his use of those actual experiences is very helpful. He is very interesting and kept my attention. The lab exercises, using our actual business situation helped me the most.
- I would certainly recommend this course to others, particularly new project managers. I really enjoyed the instructor's sense of humor. He has an easy going but knowledgeable presentation style and flexibility! He did a good job of trying to incorporate our company's terminology, processes and ideas into material. I liked his examples from personal experience with project management, they emphasized the points! - (GW, US Bank Corp.)
- Valuable course - I would encourage others to attend! Contains a useful notebook with practical examples in lectures. Exercises help illustrate the concepts described in lectures. Instructor's knowledge is excellent, kept discussion moving. Overall, the course is helpful to new and experienced project managers. - (CK, US Bank Corp.)
- I strongly feel that the material is relevant to our culture. The fact that the instructor has worked in the corporate world gave her relevant stories to support the concepts presented in the class material. I felt she was very credible.
- Thoroughly enjoyed the instructor. Even having some Project Management experience, this class reinforced what I knew and helped with areas I was not as familiar with.
- I have probably learned more these three days than I have in any other past training. The instructor did an excellent job as a facilitator. As I am a past training manager, I can appreciate her ability and enjoyed it very much. - (Brad Wolf, Matanuska Telephone Association)
- Instructor is great, soft spoken, but commanded respect early on through her knowledge and strong grasp of PM methodologies and issues. - (DH, Jostens)
- The best instructor I've come across yet! Instructor was able to steer us with a very good hands-off approach. I liked letting us figure out our problems. - (BS, The Willow Group)
- This was one of the better courses I have taken!
- This class rounded out all info and brought it together. In previous classes, I hated the exercises, the exercises here were good, relevant and sometimes fun!
- Laid out a clear view of the process and how it works. This was not the firehouse approach often used in one day classes. The practice and discussion of that practice took learning to a better level of retention. - (RK, State of Minnesota Intertech)
- This class gave us exactly what it was supposed to, a real life look at PM that can be applied to real projects. I'll be making changes tomorrow. - (SB, ING/Reliastar)
- Great mix of teaching methods to keep participants engaged -- just enough lecture with beneficial activities. - (PM, St. Paul Companies)
- Instructor was Super! Super! Super! By far the most enjoyable training experience I've had in a very long time.
- Very impressed with the interface between Watermark and our institution - (DD, State of Minnesota DNR)
- Gave me ideas for new tools and approach. I will apply some concepts immediately on projects I'm managing.
- Course exercises were very relevant. Instructor was fantastic. Everything was valuable. Can not wait to share this course with my manager and team. - (MM, Wells Fargo Bank)
- Best investment of my time to reaffirm that I am doing the job of a project manager. A great refresher; good to have additional reference materials. - (LF, U of MN)
- The materials were very useful. This is a nice tool to reference, plus the templates that were included. The class was great. The teacher exceeded expectations. - (SL, Dexma)
- I feel I know 100% more about this process than I did going in. - (MJ, State of Minnesota)
- The course exercises provided opportunities to apply the lecture information. The templates, the exercises to learn how to do each project management topic were all useful. Unlike many trainings, this course was all useful. - (MA, DPS)
- Instructor did a great job. This was a very worthwhile 3 days for myself and our group. - (JR, State of Minnesota Dept. of Transportation)
- Good mix of group work, case study and lecture. Instructor was very knowledgeable, good presentation, draws well on past experiences. Class was well organized and presented with excellent mix of lecture, activities to illustrate concepts, and case study work where we could apply what was being taught.
- Good content and concepts. If applied it could help resolve many of our current issues. - (JF, Securian)
- Lectures were good and the exercises reinforced them. Great course! Worth the time. I will use these techniques in my job.
- Loved the amount of hands on work. I found the exercise of creating a scope statement to be extremely helpful especially identifying the difference between problems, business objectives and deliverables. - (KR, State of Minnesota)
- Group exercises were very effective in helping to learn components of project management; good mix of lecture and exercise templates. - (LB, State of Minnesota DNR)
- Real experience stories helped solidify concepts for me. Excellent class, I can really use this to help in my day-to-day work.
- Instructor did a really good job presenting this subject matter. Instructor challenged me to think, answered my questions, and added fun stuff to break up the day. - (WF, Blue Cross Blue Shield)
- Good mix of material and interaction. Very good instructor. Instructor kept things moving and interesting. - (AB, Blue Cross Blue Shield)
- I really enjoyed this course. Very helpful. - (HV, Wells Fargo Bank)
- He is not just an instructor but one of us! - (JL, US Air Force)
- Finally, a PM class that focuses on "PM How" rather than methodology or periphery! It is wonderful to have a "PM Process" from which to practice and grow! - (Securian)
- Instructor finds good aspects of people's comments and encourages them and builds on the comments. She knows this material well and presents it seamlessly. - (Park Nicollet)
- I have a better understanding of the process of project management. I plan to do a process review as my first project, so I believe the knowledge I've gained will be helpful to working on the project successfully. I especially enjoyed the teamwork on the case study. - (RC, Cargill)
- Instructor was one of the best I have ever seen! Concepts and relation to real world situations. More people in our entire organization need to take the class. - (JL, Land O'Lakes)
- I know that I will use many of the tools, but the process is what I totally grasped. I can't wait to apply the process to my current major projects. - (DS, Wells Fargo Bank)
- Most of the concepts were directly applicable to the projects that I work on, both large and small. The course answered all of the questions regarding how to get started with introducing the deliverables and discipline. - (PT, 3M)
- Course materials have ample room for notes; good explanations; should be a good reference tool. Instructor had lots of examples and willingness to stop to provide them when asked. This course has provided many "thinking points" that I'll take back to the rest of our PM team. - (AH, Teltech)
- I really enjoyed the class. Watermark really does an outstanding job in teaching. - (NB, Agriliance)
- Excellent course. So many courses like this just regurgitate common sense. This one gives you food for thought and techniques easily applicable. It ties the pieces together well.
- Excellent! Bravo to the instructor! This course was very different than other Project Management classes I have taken. It focused on the most important areas! - (GN, Truth Hardware)
- The knowledge areas, stakeholders, and partnerships information is great to have. - (SS, Rosemount)
- I think the training is excellent. I like how the instructors have activities that relate to project management and involve the students. These activities keep me aware and awake. - (Bankers Systems, Inc.)
- Great anecdotal stories. The instructor kept the class interesting and fun.
- I had a 3-month college class on project management that didn't provide as much information as you did in four days. Great class! - (JG, BSI)
- Good material, very detailed, well organized. The material will serve as a great reference. Last day summary was helpful, brought everything together. Instructor was great - easy to understand. Very good exercises, helped clarify the material. - (Bill Slott, Spanlink Communications)
- The course had practical applications of project management. We actually were able to work through issues we face when initiating projects and doing work breakdown structures. This is extremely useful!!!
- This course was much better than other project management classes I have attended. The instructor's wealth of experience was invaluable, plus there was a well organized presentation of PMI principles. - (JG, Land O'Lakes)
- The course provided practical information with exercises and discussion that helped us apply and share our learning. I appreciated the ties made to our approaches and the template handouts. The case studies/exercises brought things together well.
- Practical skills for every employee to use regardless of the size of the project.
- Very good course made even better by a motivating instructor. - (ZK, State of Minnesota Intertech)
- Excellent, I wish I could have taken the course several years ago! - (RK, Land O'Lakes)
- This course made me realize how much more involved project management can be vs. what I have been doing. It was great exposure to PM basics. I really enjoyed the scope portion.
- I really enjoyed the class and your teaching style. I liked the 10 reasons projects fail on the 1st day, plus the real life examples and the classroom discussion. - (CE, Federated Insurance)
- Overall, wonderful! Much better than anything I have been to before!
- The instructor was very good. The materials were strong, but the instructor hit on the really hard parts of the job.
- I enjoyed formalizing concepts that I "sort of" knew intuitively! Instructor was knowledgeable, easy to understand. Course exercises were very helpful in understanding concepts.
- Best instructor I've had in any business course. Instructor was excellent in every way - pacing, sense of humor, personality, presentation, sensitivity to all students and level of knowledge. - (CD, Spanlink Communications)
- Instructor and presentations were very effective. We had time to analyze our current business situations as case studies whereas we don't have opportunity to do this on a day to day basis.
- Excellent labs - really demonstrated points within chapters! - (TM, Fallon Advertising)
- Great class, I will highly recommend it to others.
- Excellent fundamentals course!
- There are a lot of great tips that I am going to try to apply!
- Instructor was very knowledgeable about the subject matter. I was very impressed with his eagerness to assist us back at the office! - (FH, State of Minnesota)
- Instructor was an excellent presenter - made the course material very worthwhile!
- Instructor did a good job creating and maintaining an interactive environment throughout the course.
- Although I don't manage projects yet the concepts presented will be easily applied. There is a lot more to managing a project than I thought. - (CM, State of Minnesota Intertech)
- Instructor was excellent! Kept us involved and interested. Also seemed to use just the right amount of emphasis on key topics. - (JW, Go-E-Biz.com)
- Instructor was very patient with us and reacted in a very gracious way in responding to our attitudes. - (MKF, State of Minnesota Intertech)
- This class places an emphasis on the importance of communication - both verbal and written. The class involved the appropriate exercises to demonstrate the communication skill. I retain more in an instructor led course.
- This course was exactly what I expected and needed to help me do a better job of project management and inspire management's confidence in projects. - (RL, State of Minnesota DNR)
- Good mixture of learning opportunities (lecture, exercises, case study) - (JM, State of Minnesota Dept. of Health)
- Instructor is very good at making adjustments to the presentation timing and content to fit into the group dynamics.
- I liked this much better than Keane!
- Instructor did an excellent job keeping things lively and interesting for 3 days. The balance of lecture to practice really tied things together. - (JL, State of Minnesota)
- Very thought provoking. Great delivery, very experienced, good facilitator.
- Instructor made excellent use of past experiences with materials. Although I have almost no project management experience, the course will hopefully aid me in the future.
- Support from directors and upper management will be important if we truly want to develop successful project management skills and implement more effective and efficient projects.
- Great job! Thank you. - (GP,
- Learning the different aspects of project management, though I use it a bit in my job, there are many more things that need to be addressed. Great to have the knowledge!
- Fun class, good interaction, good fundamentals.
- I liked all the exercises, reviews, discussions. Kept class going and kept attention.
- I liked taking complex ideas and breaking down into understandable concepts and practices. Wonderful presentation, the instructor made it interesting and informative. - (KK, Bankers Systems, Inc.)
- The class was very helpful in understanding the big picture.
- Very knowledgeable. Good instructor. Nice mix of personal experiences. Good for both experienced and new project managers - - good balance !
- Instructor engaged participants, invited questions and discussion, gave real world examples and experiences.
- The course materials with examples were laid out in an easy to follow flow. Course exercises were challenging, made you think! Excellent instructor! This class will help when getting into project management. The manual and exercises were also very useful. - (PL, Land O'Lakes)
- This will allow for an understanding of priorities, goals, and objectives and the ability to apply Project Management. - (JK, Land O'Lakes)
- Very worthwhile! The instructor really knows her stuff. The lecture and materials worked well together. It's a nice break to have the exercises. The materials provide a good reference for later.
- All the exercises really helped to learn the concept. - (EN, Rosemount)
- Thank you and all the staff for making my training so successful. I have come back to work with many additional tools that will be valuable in my PM endeavors and I look forward to continuing my PM training with Watermark Learning in the near future. The instructor is one of, if not the best trainer I have ever had the pleasure of learning from, and I certainly hope to have the pleasure of her teaching skills upon my next learning opportunity with Watermark. Thank you again and I look forward to my next class. - (Jeremy Finney, Merrill Corporation)
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