SNEC-PMI OFFERS CONTRACT DEVELOPMENT AND NEGOTIATION SKILLS

SNEC-PMI is pleased to partner with TrainUp to provide a class on Contract Development and Negotiation Skills.

Target audience: Project practitioners, managers, executive sponsors, functional managers, operations managers, project leaders, project team members, risk management practitioners and other key stakeholders.

Course Description:
In the Contract development portion of the course, you will learn:

  • Definition of contract
  • Key terminology
  • The role of a contract for the PM
  • How to mitigate your risk with a well drafted contract
  • Key provisions that should be in every contract (representations, warranties, non-competes, restrictive covenants)
  • Drafting tips, applicable laws, contract pitfalls to avoid and ethics

In the Negotiation Skills Workshop portion of the course, you will learn:

  • The art of negotiation
  • Importance of prior preparation
  • Negotiation process at all stages
  • What information should and should not be communicated
  • How to bargain
  • Aspects of mutual gain
  • How to close the deal
  • How to handle difficult issues
  • Where negotiations can take place
  • How to negotiate on behalf of another party and best practices

Included in the cost are instructional materials, coffee/water, lunch and afternoon snack.

The cost is $599 for SNEC-PMI members, $699 for non-SNEC members.

 


 

SNEC-PMI OFFERS DEVOPS FOR PROJECT PRACTIONERS

SNEC-PMI is proud to partner with Dan Capetta to provide a class on DevOps. This event is an intermediate level course for those who wish to expand their skills to DevOps more effectively.

Target audience: Project managers, program managers, IT practitioners, IT managers, executive sponsors, functional managers, operations managers, project leaders, project team members, quality assurance practitioners and other key stakeholders.

Course Description:  During this course we will unify the Project Management and Technical disciplines that enable modern IT delivery at the speed of business.  We will review changes in how work is defined, the software creation and validation process, dynamic infrastructure, containers  and cloud technologies and how they impact modern IT delivery.

This course will cover how project management interacts with:

  • The definitions of work
  • Lean Process Maps and the fast flow of work
  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
  • Source Control Management
  • Everything as Code
  • Building Quality and Security into the process
  • The advantages of small batch changes to IT systems
  • Automated Testing for Functional and Non-Functional Requirements
  • Dynamic Infrastructure and Cloud

Included in the cost are instructional materials and coffee/water.

The cost is $249 for SNEC-PMI members, $299 for non-SNEC members.

 


 

SNEC-PMI OFFERS ACCELERATED AGILE PMI-ACP EXAM PREP COURSE VIA W. W. MENTORPRISES

SNEC-PMI is pleased to offer its advanced Accelerated Agile PMI-ACP Exam Prep Course in partnership with W. W. Mentoprises. This 5 consecutive Saturday intensive course will be held on Saturdays from 8:30am until 4:30pm. Check-in and Networking starts at 8:00 am. Students may bring laptops but they are not required.

Course Description:
Over the past decade, the Agile approach to project management has gained traction in organizations across industries and application areas and continues to expand its reach. Since its introduction, the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI‐ACP®) credential has become the fastest growing of PMI’s eight (8) professional certifications. This 5 Saturday class will satisfy two (2) objectives. The first objective is to introduce participants to Agile basics, the most popular Agile methodologies, and key Agile tools and techniques. The second objective is to help participants prepare to sit for the PMI‐ACP® exam. Students will learn test‐taking tips, participate in class exercises, and answer sample test questions in order to prepare for the certification exam. The course is ideal for busy professionals who want to both learn about Agile approaches and prepare to pass the PMI‐ACP® certification exam.

Intended Audience:
This course is appropriate for anyone working in a traditional project management environment who is looking for something new, or for those who are already working in an Agile environment: Business Analysts, Product Owner/Managers, Customer/Users, Project Managers/Scrum Masters, Programmers, ProdOps & DevOps personnel, UX/UI Designers, Network & Infrastructure Architects, Web Developers, Quality Assurance professionals, Lean practitioners and others.

Course Content:

  • Agile Principles and Mindset
  • Popular Agile Approaches: SCRUM, Extreme Programming (XP), Feature – Driven Development (FDD), Lean
  • Other related methods – Task Board and Kanban development
  • Establishing transparency in team and customer communications
  • Collaborating with customers for improved results
  • The Agile Manifesto and the Twelve Principles of Agile
  • Value – Driven Delivery, Stakeholder Engagement and Team Performance
  • Confirming, Tracking & Reporting Value
  • Adaptive Planning – Understanding Plan‐to‐Replan
  • Problem Detection and Resolution
  • Continuous Improvement
  • PMI‐ACP® Practice Exams and Exercises

A training material binder and two textbooks – an Agile overview for practitioners and a PMI‐ACP® Exam Prep guide, will be provided.

The cost is $1,449 for SNEC-PMI members, $1,599 for non-SNEC members.

 


 

PMP/CAPM EXAM PREP COURSE - THURSDAY EVENINGS

SNEC is pleased to offer an evening PMP/CAPM Exam Preparation course at UConn Health in Farmington CT.

This 12-week intensive course based on the PMBOK 6th Edition will run Thursday evenings from March 15th to June 14th, from 6 pm until 9 pm at UConn Health, 16 Munson Road, Farmington CT 06030. Networking and Check-In will begin at 5:30 p.m. In the event of weather cancellations, the class will be extended as to make up for any missed week.

A training material binder, PMBOK 6th Edition and Rita Mulcahy PMP® Exam Prep – 9th Edition will be provided. Students will also receive a Process Learning System (via BlueIsis) – an innovative kit to organize and remember the critical process and knowledge areas from the PMBOK.

The total course training contact time is 35 hours, which is one of the requirements to take the PMP or the CAPM exam. Please review the full list of PMP and CAPM exam eligibility requirements at:
http://www.pmi.org/certifications/types/project-management-pmp
https://www.pmi.org/certifications/types/certified-associate-capm

Please bring your own food/beverage to the class. This is a non-catered event.

The prep course will cover:

  • Credential Application Guidance
  • Project Management Life Cycle
  • Professional and Social Responsibility
  • Integration Management
  • Scope Management
  • Time Management
  • Cost Management
  • Quality Management
  • HR Management
  • Communications Management
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Review

The cost is $974 for SNEC-PMI members, $1,174 for non-SNEC members.

 


 

CERTIFIED SCRUM MASTER TRAINING (via Bearded Eagle)

SNEC-PMI is proud to partner with Bearded Eagle, to provide Certified Scrum Master Training in Fairfield, CT. This 2-day event provides in-depth understanding of the Scrum team-based approach to iterative development. The course trains participants in the full range of Scrum topics, from basic theory to organizational implementation, including practical applications, roles, and scaling. This course provides Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master certification (exam will be taken at the end of class), 15 PDUs toward PMP recertification or PMI-ACP certification.

The Class will be held on Saturday, March 24th, and Sunday, March 25th from 8 am until 5 pm at Fairfield University, Dolan School of Business, Room to be announced, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Check-in/Networking to start at 7:30AM on both days. The course topics will include:

  • Scrum Concepts
  • Scrum Roles and Responsibilities
  • Scrum Artifacts
  • Scrum Meetings
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Estimating and prioritizing product backlog items
  • Technical debt
  • Scaling across multiple teams and multiple geographies
  • Tips on, techniques for, and benefits of helping clients and management understand the Scrum system
  • How to transition into use of Scrums, with a review of management and team challenges associated with the transition, along with strategies to respond to those challenges

Instructional materials and case study are provided along with a coffee/water, lunch, beverages and snacks.

The cost is $999 for SNEC-PMI members, $1,199 for non-SNEC members

 

 


 

SNEC-PMI OFFERS INTRODUCTION TO AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT

SNEC is pleased to offer The Introduction to Agile Project Management course on March 17th in Farmington, CT.

This one-day course will be conducted from 8 am until 5 pm at the University of Connecticut Health Center at 16 Munson Road, Farmington, CT. Registration and Networking will start at 7:30am.

Course Description
You are familiar with the concepts of traditional project management and may have used the concepts to manage multiple projects. For projects in which the requirements are continuously changing, you may need a more proactive project management approach. In this course, you will use Agile project management.  

Course Objective: Identify the Agile project management principles and use Scrum to manage projects.

Target Student: This course is intended for Project Managers, Program Managers, or anyone who wants to efficiently manage projects that experience frequent changes in user requirements.
Prerequisites: A good understanding or work background in project management.

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.  

Performance-Based Objectives
 Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe Agile project management.
  • Describe the Scrum methodology used to manage a project.
  • Understand the critical success factors to implement Agile.

Agenda: Introduction to Agile Project Management

  1. About Agile      
  2.  Introduction to Scrum 
  3.  Other Agile Methods
  4. Setting Up the Team
  5. Creating the Plan
  6. Executing with Agile

Included in the cost are instructional materials and case study, morning coffee/water, lunch with beverages and an afternoon snack.

The cost to SNEC-PMI members is $249, and Non-SNEC members is $299.