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  1. 1. PROJECT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE SERIES TAKE YOUR CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL A Project Management Certificate from Penn State looks great on your résumé or job application Become more desirable to current or future employers Increase your credibility Sign up for the next Penn State is a Project Management Institute registered education offering! provider Dates: This program is designed for individuals from both nontechnical and Fundamentals I technical fields who are new to project management; managers who must November 4 and 5 deal with multiple projects; and for those who are looking for formal Fundamentals II project management training. November 11 and 12 Fundamentals III November 18 and 19 The certificate program includes the following three courses: Time: 8:30 am—4:30 pm Project Management Fundamentals I— a solid foundation that covers tools and techniques of project management Location: Penn State Lehigh Valley Project Management Fundamentals II — covers the ―people side‖ of Corporate Learning Center project management 100 Brodhead Road, Suite 120 Project Management Fundamentals III — covers the important areas Bethlehem, PA 18017 of budgeting and close-out Fee: Instructor: Harold A. Johnson, B.S., M.B.A., PMP $995 per class; $2,685 for all 3 classes when registered together For more information or registration call Pam Klass 610-285-5034 You must successfully complete Penn State on your résumé —— It Shows all three courses to earn the certificate.
  2. 2. Project Management Fundamentals Taught by Harold Johnson of Penn State’s Management Development. These programs teach participants the fundamentals of how to deliver projects on time and within budget. Fundamentals I provides a solid foundation that covers tools and techniques of project management. Fundamentals II covers the “people side” of project management. Fundamentals III covers the important areas of budgeting and close- out. This program can also be offered “on-site” at your company or other locations. Dates: Fundamentals I – November 4 and 5, 2009 Fundamentals II – November 11 and 12, 2009 Fundamentals III – November 18 and 19, 2009 Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm (includes 2 short breaks and ½ hour for lunch on your own) Location: Penn State Lehigh Valley Corporate Learning Center 100 Brodhead Road, Suite 120 Bethlehem, PA 18017 Fee: $995 per class; $2685 for all 3 classes when registered together CEUs: 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) per class; 4.2 CEUs and a Penn State Certificate upon successful completion of all three classes Who Should Attend This program is designed for individuals from both nontechnical and technical fields, who are new to project management, managers who must deal with multiple projects, and for those who are looking for formal project management training.
  3. 3. You Can Learn To Set practical project goals Set realistic schedules Develop a project plan Apply the most common PM tools Break down projects into manageable segments Build project teams Manage time constraints and people pressures Outline FUNDAMENTALS I Project Management Today Project Management Institute (PMI) Benefits of project management Attributes of a project manager Key roles of project managers The project management process Project Scope Overview of project management cycle Triangle of balance (triple constraints) Common causes of project failure PMI scope management model Project scope statement Planning and Scheduling Tools Work breakdown structure Project networks Scheduling pitfalls Overview of risk management Project Monitoring Project execution basics Monitoring versus controlling The critical first 10 percent Components of a project plan Ongoing monitoring and controlling
  4. 4. FUNDAMENTALS II Communications Communication cycle Communication breakdown Communication effectiveness Listening skills and techniques Effects of personal habits on communication Interpersonal Styles High-quality work relationship skills Relational building blocks Guidelines for working effectively with others Importance of trust among team members Effective use of power and influence Risk Management Risk management processes Risk identification Risk qualification Risk response control Risk analysis and planning audit (RAPA™) Project Teams The stages of team development Openness, support, and cooperation in communication Identifying and dealing with project teams Understanding motivation and project conflict Performance management–responsibility areas Action Planning FUNDAMENTALS III Budget and Cost Management Major processes of cost management Resource plans Cost estimating and cost budgeting Cost control Earned value analysis Meeting, Time, and Priority Management Project meeting Meetings and agendas: Staff, customers, other stakeholders Managing priorities in relation to time Productivity tools Delegation
  5. 5. FUNDAMENTALS III (continued) Leadership Skills Relationships between management and leadership Leadership styles and implications Situations and leadership Leadership styles and team readiness analysis Empowerment Completion and Close Out Project close-out preparation Project close-out process Guidelines for record retention Importance of lessons learned and final details Action Planning About the Instructor Harold A. Johnson, B.S., M.B.A., PMP Professional Associate, Management Development Programs and Services, The Pennsylvania State University Harold A. Johnson is a professional associate of Penn State Management Development. Mr. Johnson was employed as an associate industrial engineer by the IBM Corporation before joining the Penn State faculty. However, he gained most of his professional experience when working for Procter and Gamble, first as a cost engineer and later as a warehouse team manager. In addition, he spent 9 years as a systems analyst and manager of field sales support for International Correspondence Schools, which involved training and development for internal personnel and customers on a nationwide basis. Mr. Johnson earned a B.S. and an M.B.A. from the University of Scranton, and he is a certified Project Management Professional. For More Information or Registration: contact Pam Klass – Penn State Lehigh Valley Corporate Learning Center 610-285-5034 or
  6. 6. PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS I, II, III Registration Form—please print Return to: Penn State Lehigh Valley, Registration Office 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, PA 18034 ; FAX: 610-285-5135 Complete this form to register for the Project Management Courses. Registration Options include: Mail — Complete all sections and mail with payment to address above. FAX — Complete all sections and FAX to the number above. Note: These courses may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met. Please register me for (circle all that apply): Project Management Fundamentals I Project Management Fundamentals II Project Management Fundamentals III Fee: $995 per course ; discounted rate of $895 per course when multiple courses are registered together _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Last Name First Name Middle Name ___________________________________________________________________________________ Male Female Social Security Number* Date of Birth ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Home Address (number and street or box number) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City State Zip Code ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Home Phone Business Phone E-mail Address ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Business Address (number and street or box number) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City State Zip Code Method of Payment A check is enclosed payable to The Pennsylvania State University in the amount of $ _____________________ . Bill my sponsoring organization to the attention of: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name Title Organization (A letter of authorization must accompany this request; please provide address.) Charge my: ( ) MasterCard ( ) Visa In the amount of: $ ________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cardholder’s Name (please print) Cardholder’s Signature ______________________________________________________________________________________ Card Number Expiration Date *The social security number (SSN) you provide for enrollment purposes, or when requesting specific services, will be used by the University to verify your identity for official record keeping and reporting. If you choose not to supply your SSN, certain services, such as transcripts, enrollment verification, tax reporting, financial aid and other services may not be available to you, and Penn State cannot guarantee a complete academic record for you. Your SSN will be stored in a central system and only used for official reporting and recordkeeping. It will not be used as a primary source to identify you within the Penn State system; the PSU ID will be used as the primary identifier.