September 29-October 1, 2014
January 26-28, 2015
April 13-15, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

TU Campus

Fee: *

$1,595 per person

Early Online Registration (14 days before seminar)
per person

*subject to change for future programs

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Advanced Project Management
with Team Simulation
21 PMI PDUs / 2.1 CEUs

We’ve updated our Advanced Project Management Course to include an online interactive project simulation to test not only knowledge, but performance.  Learn by making actual project decisions.

This course picks up where other traditional project management courses leave off.   Participants learn to monitor a project using SimulTrain®, software that provides a simulation for planning and executing phases of a project. During project execution, participants are placed in common situations that generate stress and require timely decisions that affect not only project performance but team motivation.

This class also focuses on advance project management competencies, tools and techniques.  If you manage projects every day and need advanced skills, this course is for you.  It is the second step for continued development for any project manager as well as foundation for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam certification.  Participants receive the Project Management Institute, A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013, as well as other classroom materials.

Course Objectives:


Learn “real” project and resource management: leading and engaging   stakeholders, motivating team members, making decisions, allocating resources


Demonstrate controlling the big picture: performance measurement using Earned Value Management, Schmidt charting, schedule control, rolling wave development process


Understand the project management maturity model, project management methodologies, critical chain schedule development, continuous improvement, Six Sigma and managing multiple projects and inherited projects


Monitor risk management processes and attitudes towards risk with risk analysis techniques and tools and planned responses

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Who Should Attend:
For maximum benefit, we strongly recommendthat participants attend Developing Project Management Skills or an equivalent course and have at least one-year practical project management experience. Participants should review project management principles prior to attending this course.

Courses Available in Series:

Project Management Certificate

PMP® Exam Preparation Course

Mike Levesque brings over twenty years of practical experience in the discipline of project management to Capstone Development International, LLC. Additionally, he has over ten years of classroom experience in adult education and serves as adjunct faculty for The University of Texas at Arlington, The American Management Association, and The International Institute for Learning and is a former USAF Master Instructor. He is also an active member of both the Dallas and Fort Worth Chapters of the Project Management Institute.

As a project director, Mike has successfully planned and executed projects of varying complexity with budgets in the multi-million dollar range. His expertise extends to developing project management methodologies, critical chain project management, risk management, resource management, establishing long-term customer relations, organizational dynamics, change management, and instructional system design.

Applying his worldwide experiences in management and training, Mike creates practical, results-oriented approaches for defining and delivering results. Innovative needs analysis techniques and established methodology have allowed him to guide leading organizations in business, industry and government through the difficult stages of goals definition, planning, and schedule analysis to achieve timely and cost effective programs. Mike has worked with a variety of industries including PEMEX, J.P. Morgan Chase, General Electric, USAF RED HORSE, Nokia, Alcon Labs, National Instruments, and Brinker International.

In addition to certification as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute, Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree from Regis University in Technical Management. He has an additional degree in Electronics Technology and has continued to advance his education with courses in time management, production control, inventory management, master planning, capacity planning, computer programming, ISO 9000 auditor procedures, interactive management, academic counseling, instructional systems development, test and measurement.


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