Project Management Fundamentals

July 10, 2020

RefineM Training

Project Management Fundamentals

Please contact us if you would like to set up a customized training course in your city or at your corporate site.
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Description: This two day training course covers basic topics in Project Management. The first day consists of instructor-led training and the second consists of hands-on coaching. The second day allows attendees to implement the concepts learned on the first day to their real projects. It is the second part of the course where maximum learning happens as rubber meets the road. This course is aligned to the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Latest Edition to help attendees become familiar with the PMBOK® Guide framework and terminology.

Course Objectives: After completing the course, attendees will be able to:

  1. Understand and describe the benefits of project management.
  2. Utilize project management practices they learned during the course in real projects.
  3. Differentiate between a project and business process.
  4. Differentiate among processes in the five project management process groups.
  5. Collaborate with project team members to create a project charter, project schedule, and other plan documents.
  6. Relate the impact and dynamics of the organization’s culture and behavior on their projects.
  7. Describe the role of a project manager and the roles of others associated with the project.
  8. Utilize basic project management practices to improve their project delivery capability.

Who Should Attend: This course is ideal for anyone who is responsible for project delivery but hasn't gone through formal project management training.

PDUs: 14 PDUs / SEUs / Contact Hours (Strategic: 2, Leadership: 4, Technical: 8)

Course Delivery: This course will be delivered online over two full days and will run from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM US Central time each day.

Course Material: RefineM will prepare and provide the necessary training course material for all attendees.

About RefineM's Instructors: RefineM's instructors are experienced and certified in project management and Agile and bring real-world experience to their instruction. Our instructors not only teach concepts, we also provide insights and hands-on experience. And we don’t waste time. Our training is focused and hard-hitting. We offer practical targeted training in just the key topics that will make the most impact.

Cancellation Policy: Please refer to RefineM's Training Policies.

Project Management Fundamentals Public

June 26, 2020

RefineM Training

Project Management Fundamentals

Course Details:

Where: Over the Web
Format: Two full days
Fee (2021 Web): $450 until 2 weeks before start date, $600 afterwards
Discounts Available:

  • 10% for PMI and AITP members
  • 25% for Student or Unemployed
  • Group discounts up to 30%.
Only one discount can be applied at checkout.

Register:

Our 2021 training dates are available here.

Description: This two day training course covers basic topics in Project Management. The first day consists of instructor-led training and the second consists of hands-on coaching. The second day allows attendees to implement the concepts learned on the first day to their real projects. It is the second part of the course where maximum learning happens as rubber meets the road. This course is aligned to the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Latest Edition to help attendees become familiar with the PMBOK® Guide framework and terminology.

Course Objectives: After completing the course, attendees will be able to:

  1. Understand and describe the benefits of project management.
  2. Utilize project management practices they learned during the course in real projects.
  3. Differentiate between a project and business process.
  4. Differentiate among processes in the five project management process groups.
  5. Collaborate with project team members to create a project charter, project schedule, and other plan documents.
  6. Relate the impact and dynamics of the organization’s culture and behavior on their projects.
  7. Describe the role of a project manager and the roles of others associated with the project.
  8. Utilize basic project management practices to improve their project delivery capability.

Who Should Attend: This course is ideal for anyone who is responsible for project delivery but hasn't gone through formal project management training.

PDUs: 14 PDUs / SEUs / Contact Hours (Strategic: 2, Leadership: 4, Technical: 8)

Course Delivery: This course will be delivered online over two full days and will run from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM US Central time each day.

Course Material: RefineM will prepare and provide the necessary training course material for all attendees.

About RefineM's Instructors: RefineM's instructors are experienced and certified in project management and Agile and bring real-world experience to their instruction. Our instructors not only teach concepts, we also provide insights and hands-on experience. And we don’t waste time. Our training is focused and hard-hitting. We offer practical targeted training in just the key topics that will make the most impact.

Cancellation Policy: Please refer to RefineM's Training Policies.

First Steps Toward Agility April 25 in Atlanta, GA

March 6, 2019

RefineM Training

First Steps Toward Agility:
Incorporating Agile Practices in a Waterfall Environment

Course Details:

When: April 25, 2019 from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Where: Atlanta, GA in collaboration with the PMI Atlanta Chapter
Format: 1 day in-person
Fee: Visit website for fee and PDU details.

Register:

Apr 25, Atlanta, GA REGISTER

Duration: 1 day

Description: Both traditional (Waterfall) methodology and Agile methodology have pros and cons and can be effective ways to structure a project. For teams that are not practicing Agile, there are still Agile practices that can benefit them. Daily standups, retrospectives, and many other key Agile practices and ceremonies can benefit even a Waterfall team.

For many, the most arduous part of transitioning to Agile in a waterfall environment happens at the beginning—in the uncertainty of how to put the initiative into motion. In this course, strategies and best practices to begin incorporating Agile practices are revealed. Real-world experiences working with existing project teams to begin incorporating Agile practices and ceremonies are shared. By initiating practices, teams start to understand Agile principles and mindset and become better prepared to take the next steps on their Agile journey. Specific Agile practices, and how to adapt each one to a traditional environment, are covered.

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Backlog Grooming for Agile Requirements – Customized

December 3, 2018

RefineM Training

Backlog Grooming for Agile Requirements

Please contact us if you would like to set up a customized training course in your city or at your corporate site.

Duration: 1 day

Description: Have you or your Agile teams had trouble refining requirements on an Agile project? Are your teams struggling with user stories and tasks that are too large for them to handle well? If so, you and your teams need more guidance to implement backlog / user story grooming.

Backlog grooming is a step-by-step process of taking high-level (“coarse-grained”) requirements and refining them to lower-level user stories and tasks (“fine-grained”) that are ready to put into a sprint. Backlog grooming is typically a product owner rule that requires skill in prioritizing requirements and breaking down requirements with the help of the customer and development team.

In this course, attendees will learn how to work the process to achieve fine-grained requirements that are ready just in time. The key to success is leveraging tools and techniques as well as the expertise of your team to refine requirements iteratively.

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Backlog Grooming for Agile Requirements

November 14, 2018

RefineM Training

Backlog Grooming for Agile Requirements

Course Details:

Where: Over the Web
Format: One full day
Fee (2021 Web): $295 until 2 weeks before start date, $400 afterwards
Discounts Available:

  • 10% for PMI and AITP members
  • 25% for Student or Unemployed
  • Group discounts up to 30%.
Only one discount can be applied at checkout.

Register:

Our 2021 training dates are available here.

Description: Have you or your Agile teams had trouble refining requirements on an Agile project? Are your teams struggling with user stories and tasks that are too large for them to handle well? If so, you and your teams need more guidance to implement backlog / user story grooming.

Backlog grooming is a step-by-step process of taking high-level (“coarse-grained”) requirements and refining them to lower-level user stories and tasks (“fine-grained”) that are ready to put into a sprint. Backlog grooming is typically a product owner role that requires skill in prioritizing requirements and breaking down requirements with the help of the customer and development team.

In this course, attendees will learn how to work the process to achieve fine-grained requirements that are ready just in time. The key to success is leveraging tools and techniques as well as the expertise of your team to refine requirements iteratively.

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Business Requirements Gathering for Agile Projects – Over the Web

July 26, 2018

RefineM Training

Business Requirements Gathering for Agile Projects - Over the Web

Course Details:

When: Multiple Dates
Where: Over the Web
Format: 1/2 day over the Web
Fee: $80 until 2 weeks before course start date, $100 afterwards

Earn: 4 PDUs / Contact Hours

Register:

Sept 29, Over the WebREGISTER
Dec 08, Over the WebREGISTER

Duration: 1/2 day

Description: In Agile projects, requirements are more susceptible to change. This difference between Agile and traditional project management can help increase customer satisfaction, but also presents many challenges including identifying all stakeholders, setting up frequent meetings, and many more.

In RefineM’s course, attendees will learn how to effectively gather business requirements on Agile projects. They will be exposed to techniques including brainstorming, focus group techniques, and many others. They will leave the course ready to gather business requirements for Agile projects.

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Essential Gear for Project Managers Over the Web

July 26, 2018

Essential Gear For Project Managers

Course Details:

When: Multiple Dates
Where: Over the Web
Format: 1/2-day training over the Web
Standard Fee: $80 until 2 weeks before start date, $100 afterwards

Food and course materials included with fee. Other discounts available.

Earn: 4 PDUs / Contact Hours

Register:

Sept 15, Over the Web REGISTER

Duration: 1/2 day

Description: Even though A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Sixth edition describes 49 project management processes across 10 knowledge areas, have you seen anyone using all of them? Most project managers (PMs) use only a subset. Many times, it is hard for PMs to decide what to include or exclude in their subset of processes since they neither want to overdo nor miss out an important process.

RefineM's course on Essential Gear for Project Managers provides an insight to plan and implement the project with few processes that would be good enough to successfully implement a project.

Course Objectives: After completing the course, you will be able to
  • Understand and describe the benefits of project management.
  • Explain and perform key project management processes.
  • Use essential project management processes on your real projects.

Who Should Attend: The course is ideal for anyone in the project management role who would like to learn about key project management process to ensure successful completion of projects. This will help them to walk away with a toolkit that they can implement in their projects right away. For those who are part of a PMO, they can take the PM’s toolkit as suggestions for process improvements for the PMO.

PDUs: 4 PDUs (Strategic: 0, Leadership: 0, Technical: 4)

Course Delivery: Variable

Course Material: RefineM will prepare and provide the necessary training course material for all attendees.

About RefineM's Instructors: RefineM's instructors are experienced and certified in project management and Agile and bring real-world experience to their instruction. Our instructors not only teach concepts, we also provide insights and hands-on experience. And we don’t waste time. Our training is focused and hard-hitting. We offer practical targeted training in just the key topics that will make the most impact.

Contact us about future dates or to arrange for this training to be delivered in your organization or city.

Project Management Fundamentals Over the Web

July 26, 2018

RefineM Training

Project Management Fundamentals / PM 101

Course Details:

When: Multiple Dates
Where: Over the Web
Format: 2 half-days over the Web
Fee: $150 until 2 weeks before course start date, $200 afterwards

Earn: 8 PDUs / Contact Hours

Register:

Sept 14-15, Over the Web REGISTER
Nov 02-03, Over the Web REGISTER

Duration: 2 half-days

Description: Are you a project manager or project team member looking for a course that will help you develop a good understanding of the basics of project management? Have you heard about the benefits of project management and are looking for a way to harness them for you or your organization? If so, you will likely benefit from RefineM’s Project Management Fundamentals course.

RefineM’s Project Management Fundamentals training course covers basic topics in Project Management. This course is aligned to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Sixth Edition to help attendees become familiar with the framework and terminology. You will have opportunities to work on project examples and/or case studies that will allow you to have hands-on experience to apply the concepts.

Course Objectives: After completing the course, you will be able to
  • Understand and describe the benefits of project management.
  • Differentiate between a project and business process.
  • Differentiate among processes in the five project management process groups.
  • Relate the impact and dynamics of the organization’s culture/behavior on their projects.
  • Describe the role of a project manager and the roles of others associated with the project.
  • Utilize basic project management practices to improve their project delivery capability.

Who Should Attend: This course is ideal for anyone who is responsible for project delivery but never went through formal training on project management. Anyone working on a project, such as a project manager, project coordinator, project lead, team lead, senior project manager, or PMO director, will also benefit from this course.

In addition, organizations that want to adopt consistent project management practices should also benefit from sending their project managers to this formal training.

PDUs: 8 PDUs / Contact Hours (Strategic: 0, Leadership: 0, Technical: 8)

Course Delivery: Over the Web

Course Material: RefineM will prepare and provide the necessary training course material for all attendees.

About RefineM's Instructors: RefineM's instructors are experienced and certified in project management and Agile and bring real-world experience to their instruction. Our instructors not only teach concepts, we also provide insights and hands-on experience. And we don’t waste time. Our training is focused and hard-hitting. We offer practical targeted training in just the key topics that will make the most impact.

Contact us about future dates or to arrange for this training to be delivered in your organization or city.

First Steps Toward Agility over the Web

July 25, 2018

RefineM Training

First Steps Toward Agility over the Web

Course Details:

When: Multiple Dates
Where: Over the Web
Format: 1/2 day over the Web
Fee: $80 until 2 weeks before course start date, $100 afterwards

Earn: 4 PDUs / SEUs / Contact Hours

Register:

Sept 08, Over the Web REGISTER
Oct 20, KCPMI REGISTER

Duration: 1/2 day

Description: Both traditional (Waterfall) methodology and Agile methodology have pros and cons and can be effective ways to structure a project. For teams that are not practicing Agile, there are still Agile practices that can benefit them. Daily standups, retrospectives, and many other key Agile practices and ceremonies can benefit even a Waterfall team.

For many, the most arduous part of transitioning to Agile in a waterfall environment happens at the beginning—in the uncertainty of how to put the initiative into motion. In this course, strategies and best practices to begin incorporating Agile practices are revealed. Real-world experiences working with existing project teams to begin incorporating Agile practices and ceremonies are shared. By initiating practices, teams start to understand Agile principles and mindset and become better prepared to take the next steps on their Agile journey. Specific Agile practices, and how to adapt each one to a traditional environment, are covered.

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Kanban Fundamentals / Kanban 101 Over the Web

Kanban Board
July 25, 2018

RefineM Training

Kanban Fundamentals / Kanban 101 over the Web

Course Details:

When: Multiple Dates
Where: Over the Web
Format: 1/2 day Over the Web
Fee: $80 until 2 weeks before course start date, $100 afterwards

Earn: 4 PDUs / SEUs

Register:

Sept 22, Over the Web REGISTER
Nov 10, Over the Web REGISTER

Duration: 1/2 day over the Web

Description: Kanban, or “visual card,” is a system to help visualize work and make it explicit. It is useful for service and support teams who cannot control the predictability of work coming in. In addition, it can help expose process bottlenecks so they can be fixed.

Although Kanban is most closely associated with Agile, any service or support team can utilize the system. In RefineM’s Kanban Fundamentals / Kanban 101 course, attendees will be introduced to Kanban, its principles, how it works, and how it differs from Scrum. They will learn how to get started using Kanban and how to overcome common challenges. Attendees will leave the course prepared to implement Kanban in their organizations.

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