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PMP EXAM PREP COURSE - THURSDAY EVENINGS

*** New Offering ***

NOTE: PMI will be rolling out new 6th Edition of the PMBOK in Q3 2017, with a new Exam in Q1 2018

SNEC is pleased to offer our first evening PMP Exam Preparation course at UConn Health in Farmington CT.

This 12-week intensive course based on the PMBOK 5th Edition will run every Thursday evening from January 12th to March 30th, from 6 pm until 9 pm at UConn Health, 16 Munson Road, Farmington CT 06032. 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 5th Edition and Rita Mulcahy PMP® Exam Prep - 8th 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 exam. Please review the full list of PMP exam eligibility requirements at: http://www.pmi.org/en/Certification/Project-Management-Professional-PMP.aspx

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 $899 for SNEC-PMI members, $999 for non-SNEC members.

 


 

PMP EXAM PREP COURSE - SATURDAYS

NOTE: PMI will be rolling out new 6th Edition of the PMBOK in Q3 2017, with a new Exam in Q1 2018

SNEC-PMI is proud to offer you an intensive 5-day PMP certification preparation course, based on the PMBOK 5th Edition, which will usually run on five consecutive Saturdays from 8:30am until 4:30pm. The course will include:

  • 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

Total course contact training time is 35 hours (requirement to take the exam). You should review the PMP eligibility requirements in the PMP Handbook. A training material binder, PMBOK 5th Edition, and Rita Mulcahy's PMP® Exam Prep - Eighth Edition will be provided along with a coffee/tea, lunch, beverages & snacks.

The cost is $999 for SNEC-PMI members, $1,199 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. 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, 16 PDUs toward PMP recertification or PMI-ACP certification.

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 Coffee/Water, Lunch, beverages and snack.

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

 


CERTIFIED SCRUM PRODUCT OWNER (CSPO) CERTIFICATION COURSE (via Bearded Eagle)

SNEC is proud to partner with Bearded Eagle to offer a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Certification course.

The role of the Scrum Product Owner (PO) is critical to an Agile team's success. The PO steers and guides the project; bridges the gap between customers, business, and development/IT; and is responsible for the project's return on investment (ROI). This 2-day event provides in-depth understanding of the Product Owner role.  Participants will receive the Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) certification, as well as 16 PDUs toward PMP recertification, or PMI-ACP certification.

The course topics will include:

  • Agile & Scrum overview
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • The Product Backlog
  • User Stories
  • Estimation & Prioritization
  • Acceptance Criteria
  • Working with Teams
  • Scaling
  • Release Planning, Metrics, and Reporting
  • External Relationships

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

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

 


SNEC FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT COURSE

SNEC is pleased to offer a Fundamentals of Project Management course. This a full day intensive course which will be held on a Saturday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM. Registration and networking to begin at 8:00 AM. A training material binder will be provided along with coffee/tea, lunch, & snacks.

The target audience is people who are interested in gaining a basic understanding of what project management involves.  That audience might include recent graduates, people new to project management, managers whose staff participate on project teams, and project sponsors who would benefit in understanding all that a project manager does to implement projects on their behalf.

The total course training contact time is 8 hours, which can be used to partially meet the education requirements for the CAPM or PMP certification.   Please review the full list of CAPM or PMP exam eligibility requirements at: http://www.pmi.org/certifications/types/project-management-pmp

The Fundamentals of Project Management course will include:

  • Introduction and Overview to Project Management
  • Definition of Project Management
  • Role of a Project Manager
  • Role of the Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Role of the SNEC Chapter of the Project Management Institute
  • The 5 Project Processes Groups and Their Timelines
  • Project Management Knowledge Areas
  • Scope Management, including Work Breakdown Structures and Requirements Elicitation
  • Schedule (Time) Management, including PERT and Scheduling Tools and Techniques
  • Cost Management, including Estimating and Earned Value Methodology
  • Quality, Risk, Human Resources, Communications, and Procurement Management
  • Integrated Project Management
  • Concepts for Implementation
  • Tools and Techniques
  • Review

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

 


SNEC-PMI SAFe SA (SCALED AGILE FRAMEWORK CERTIFICATION) COURSE

SNEC is pleased to offer a SAFe SA Course. In this two-day Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) training course, you will gain the knowledge necessary to lead an enterprise-level Agile transformation by leveraging SAFe and its underlying principles of Lean thinking and Product Development Flow. Prior knowledge of Agile and Scrum is required.  You will leave with an understanding of how the principles and practices of the framework support Lean Thinking, Agile Development, SAFe ScrumXP, Agile Release Train, Agile Portfolio Management, Agile Architecture, and Scaling Leadership.

This course is a requirement for those seeking certification as a Scaled Agile Framework Agilist (SA). Upon completion, participants will complete the exam to receive their Scaled Agilist (SA) Certification.

Who should attend: Executives, Managers, Agile Change Agents, Others responsible for leading a Lean|Agile change initiative in the larger software enterprise.

The SAFE SA course will include:

  1. Intro to SAFe: Introduction to the Scaled Agile Framework™
  2. Lean Thinking: An overview of Lean Software Development and Product Development Flow
  3. Agile Development: Application of Agile development in the enterprise context. Business Benefits
  4. SAFe ScrumXP: An experiential walkthrough of "SAFe ScrumXP", focusing on scalable technical, project management and economic prioritization practices that enable scaling to the program and portfolio level
  5. Agile Release Train: Identification, implementation and execution of Agile Release Trains — long-lived programs whereby teams-of-agile-teams optimize quality and velocity delivery for the enterprises larger value streams
  6. Agile Portfolio Management: Agile transformational patterns for Strategy and Investment Funding, Program Management, and Governance
  7. Agile Architecture: Principles of Agile Architecture, role of System and Enterprise Architects, and Architecting with Flow
  8. Scaling Leadership: Scaling Enterprise Lean | Agile leadership

More info: http://www.scaledagileacademy.com/?page=safeagilistsa

Training material will be provided along with coffee/tea, lunch, & snacks.

The cost to SNEC-PMI members is $1,099, and Non-SNEC members is $1,299.


 

SNEC-PMI OFFERS PROJECT-PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT COURSE

*** New Offering ***

SNEC-PMI is pleased to offer its advanced Project-Portfolio Management Course at Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT.

Course Description:
If you have been involved in your organization's annual strategic planning, FTE count and operating and capital budgeting process, you know how challenging it is to choose from an ever growing list of potential projects and to resource those projects effectively. Project portfolio management (PPM) is a critical topic in today's challenging business environment.

The course begins with a discussion of organizational strategy and objectives, followed with an in-depth review of the business case. A case study and group exercises will be used to demonstrate key concepts.

Material moves to portfolio management processes and knowledge areas, the role of the portfolio manager, and key metrics and reporting for project portfolios. Techniques for balancing competing demands and creating an optimal project mix will be demonstrated with live Excel spreadsheets.

Intended Audience:
Project Management Professionals (PMPs), Program Management Professionals (PgMPs), and Portfolio Management Professionals (PfMPs); financial planning and analysis (FP&A) personnel and accounting professionals; organizational strategists and strategic business unit heads; IT and other department managers who are responsible for establishing project priorities or monitoring project performance; project, program and portfolio directors and managers; business and requirements analysts who are involved in business case development. Note: this is an Intermediate-to-Advanced level course.

Course Content:

  • Benefits of portfolio management
  • Organizational strategy & business value
  • Role of the portfolio manager
  • Business case components
  • Tangible and intangible benefits
  • Key Financial Formulas (ROI, IRR, NPV, etc.)
  • Portfolio management processes
  • Portfolio governance management
  • Developing and prioritizing the component inventory
  • Analyzing capability and capacity & supply and demand
  • Managing portfolio value
  • Live spreadsheet demonstration
  • Qualitative and quantitative analyses
  • Role of the PMO in portfolio management
  • Risk management at the portfolio level

Note: Students may bring laptops but they are not required.

Early Bird Discount – Save $50 if you register by January 28th, 2017.

The cost to SNEC-PMI members is $699, and Non-SNEC members is $799.

 


 

SNEC-PMI OFFERS SCHEDULING PROFESSIONAL EXAM PREP WORKSHOP (via IIL)

SNEC-PMI is proud to partner with IIL, to provide a Scheduling Professional Exam Prep workshop in Farmington, CT. Target Group: Individuals who plan to take the exam but need some guidance to create a study path; individuals who are studying for the exam and want to identify gaps in their knowledge; individuals who are interested in a "refresher" course before sitting for the exam.

This workshop serves as a PMI® Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) intensive exam preparation course, and presents scheduling practice standards to help you become more effective as a practitioner. The course is kept up to date with the framework of knowledge outlined by the Practice Standard for Scheduling, the PMI Scheduling Professional Examination Specification and PMI's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

The Class will be held on Saturday, Feb 25th and Sunday, Feb 26th from 9 am until 5 pm at UConn Health, 16 Munson Rd., Farmington, CT 06032. Check-in/Networking to start at 8:30AM on both days. The course topics will include:

  • Becoming a PMI-SP
  • Scheduling Concepts and Standards
  • Schedule Domains
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Human Resource Management
  • Project Communications Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • PMI-SP Exam Review
  • Course Summary and Next Steps

Instructional materials, morning coffee/water, lunch w/ beverages plus afternoon snack are included.

Early Bird Discount – Save $100 if you register by January 31st, 2017.

The cost to SNEC-PMI members is $949, and Non-SNEC members is $1,149.

 


 

SNEC-PMI OFFERS INTRODUCTION TO AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT

*** New Offering ***

SNEC is pleased to offer an Introduction to Agile Project Management course on March 4th 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.

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.

 


 

SNEC-PMI OFFERS PRINCIPLES OF RISK MANAGEMENT FOR PROJECT PRACTITIONERS
(via W. W. Mentorprises)

*** New Offering ***

SNEC-PMI is proud to partner with W. W. Mentorprises to provide an advanced class on Principles of Risk Management for Project Practitioners. This 2-day event is an intermediate-to-advanced level course for those who wish to expand their skills to identify and manage risks more effectively.

The course will take place on two consecutive Saturdays from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Check-in/Networking to start at 8:00AM on both days.

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

Course Description: Every business copes with uncertainty, but today’s risks have become increasingly complex. Global competition, political turbulence, rapidly evolving technology and growing regulartory concerns have heightened the importance of risk management. A strong understanding of risk management principles, methods and techniques is a vital skill for any business professional. Due to their uncertain nature, all projects are risky, so it makes sense that effective risk management can be a major contributor to success at the project and program level. The successful project, program, or portfolio manager should know how to anticipate the likelihood and potential impact of different risk scenarios, and should have the tools to plan for, and develop effective responses to both positive and negative risks.

Course instruction will be supplemented with real-world examples, team exercises and case studies to demonstrate risk evaluation techniques, contingency plan development, and risk response strategies. The principles to be taught can be applied to projects in any industry or functional area.

The course will cover:

  • The project risk management process
  • Benefits and uses of risk data
  • Planning for project risk
  • Scope, schedule and resource risks
  • Managing project constraints
  • Updating plans and assessing options
  • Searching for missing risks
  • Qualitative and quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Managing risks at the activity vs. the project level
  • Selecting and implementing project metrics
  • Monitoring risky projects and responding to project issues
  • Risk communication
  • Post project surveys
  • Program, Portfolio and Enterprise risk management

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

Early Bird Discount – Save $50 if you register by the Early Bird Deadline for this course

The cost to SNEC-PMI members is $699, and Non-SNEC members is $799.