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Project Management X

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About this Program

Project Management X (PMX) offers a fresh perspective on the essential knowledge and skills required for project management practitioners in today’s business landscape.  Technology, the marketplace, the environment, and society itself are changing dramatically and will continue to impact projects and the ways that they are managed.  Project management is evolving, and this course was designed from a lens that acknowledges that fact.

X is representation of the course’s intention, based on the convergence of four main components:

  • Value: Centers project thinking, decisions, and practices around value delivery
  • Flexible Alignment: Honors the real-world need for flexibility with best practices that align to organizations’ evolving business, project, and product needs
  • Tailored Approach: Recognizes that all projects are unique, inviting options for predictive and adaptive approaches, “if-then” thinking, and tailored decisions and tools
  • Openness: Welcomes an inclusive range of projects, from those in traditional business industries to those in the social sector

PMX helps practitioners embrace these components, think differently, and understand what X may mean for them, within the context of their own environments. These outcomes are critical, as contemporary real-world project decisions and work must now encompass a growth mindset. If organizations want to achieve business objectives and realize project benefits, anyone managing project work must leverage a variety of thoughtful approaches and practices.
This robust experience, designed to enable on-the-job skill transfer, leverages collaborative technology, videos, polls, self-assessments, and rigorous case study practice. Ultimately, the course will help you expand your views on what it means to be a practitioner, progressing from delivering outputs, to delivering outcomes.

A computer is required for all traditional classroom deliveries.

Additional Course Info

This course is for those who are:

  • New project practitioners, those with informal training, and those who want to increase formal knowledge and improve real-world skills
  • Project team members who want to be more fluent in project management and leverage a range of practices
  • Project and program administrators and coordinators who want to understand the basics of project work and project practices
  • Stakeholders who align projects with organizational objectives and benefits and want to learn how projects may evolve
  • Stakeholders interested in expanding their project management practices to include product thinking and more adaptive / Agile and hybrid work
  • Technical professionals transitioning into leading project work

At the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Communicate in standard project management terminology
  • Use evidence to make informed decisions and tailor predictive and adaptive approaches, methods, and tools
  • Connect key project functions to roles
  • Relate servant leadership to team dynamics and successful projects
  • Align a project’s objectives with business strategy
  • Create a project charter and team charter
  • Assess stakeholders and construct a basic communication plan
  • Establish a project life cycle and high-level project roadmap
  • Organize project scope with a Work Breakdown Structure and a prioritized backlog
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of scheduling methods
  • Develop a schedule network diagram
  • Estimate project work using various techniques
  • Identify, analyze, and respond to project risks
  • Determine a project baseline
  • Plan iterations
  • Establish corrective actions for project variances

Getting Started

Foundation Concepts

  • Key PM terms and concepts: Part 1
  • Key PM terms and concepts: Part 2
  • PM benefits

People and Projects

  • Key project management functions
  • Project skills
  • Team dynamics
  • Servant leadership

Starting off Right

  • The project proposal and business case
  • The project charter
  • The team charter
  • Stakeholder identification and assessment
  • Stakeholder communication plan

The Big Picture

  • Project lifecycles and phases
  • Project development approaches
  • The project roadmap

Scope Planning

  • Eliciting and organizing requirements
  • Organizing work with a WBS
  • Organizing evolving scope


  • Scheduling with a waterfall process
  • Scheduling with releases and iterations
  • Combining scheduling methods


  • Estimating basics
  • Analogous estimating
  • Parametric estimating
  • Multi-point estimating
  • Affinity grouping / estimating

Working with Risk

  • Understanding risk basics
  • Identifying and analyzing risks
  • Responding to risks

Transition from Planning to Doing

  • Analyzing the schedule
  • Finalizing the schedule
  • Establishing the baselines
  • Planning iterations

Doing the Work

  • Progress measurement
  • Corrective action
  • Retrospectives

Closing and Transition

  • Transitioning deliverables
  • Closing the project

Summary and Next Steps

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