October 23-24, 2014
February 19-20, 2015

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

TU Campus

Fee: *

$995 per person

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per person

*subject to change for future programs

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Building and Sustaining
Project Management Best Practices

14 PMI PDUs / 1.4 CEUs

Are your projects executed with repeatable best practices?  Or are good practices - followed most of the time - getting you by for the time.  What's the difference in good practice and best practice when it comes to managing projects?  When faced with reduced budgets and a leaner workforce, how do you build and maintain a culture that continues to support best project practices?

This seminar provides the skills and knowledge to identify, document, and apply best practices to improve current and future project performance and foster the application of best practices throughout the organization.  Build a best practice methodology and tailor it to your company to sustain a repeatable, quality project discipline that supports process improvement.

Case study and class exercises will help you identify when and where to set the standard.  Discover how to maximize proven project management tools and techniques, improve project performance with foresight instead of hindsight and focus on the real work rather than the busy work.

What you will learn:

  • Define best practices

  • History of project management best practices

  • Differentiate between best practices and good practices

  • Identify sources of best practices

  • Tailoring best practices to fit organizational culture

  • Value of repeatability and consistency

  • Metrics and measurability

  • Tying best practices to process improvement

  • Organizational components that support best practices

  • Specific, proven generic best practices for most project management environments

Who Should Attend:
The course will benefit for new project managers as well as longtime project managers.  It is not requirement for the PMP exam, but ideal for recertification credits to maintain the PMP.

Prerequisite:  Developing Project Management Skills or another fundamentals class.

Other Courses:

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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