PMI Chattanooga Chapter members receive a 15% discount on these 7 PM courses offered by the University of Tennessee Center for Professional Education. Not a member? Not a problem! Your $30 membership fee more than pays for itself on most of these courses. For example, you can save over $200 on the PMP prep course.
Registration available soon for the following Project Management Special Topic Courses
November 1st 9:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. $249 all day or $149 for only morning or afternoon. Lunch included with any option.
Mr. Major has 15 years of experience across healthcare, research, construction, information technology, and manufacturing. His experience includes project management, project controls, process improvement, training and coaching. Mr. Major has served as both the Vice President and Director of Professional Development for the East Tennessee chapter of the Project Management Institute. Mr. Major works at Management Solutions, LLC offering consulting experience in project management and process improvement. Mr. Major is a Project Management Professional and is certified in Lean Six Sigma. Mr. Major uses his diverse industry experience to find better solutions to complex problems.
Morning: 9:00 – 11:30
Agile vs Traditionnel Project Management
We’ve all heard the cliché of insanity being the practice of doing the same thing and expecting a different result. Though overused, it is often applicable and that is especially true in project management. How often have you been part of a team or an organization that has done something because it has always been done that way, knowing that the results were less than desirable. Today, the most commonly discussed project management methods are traditional and agile. But what if we keep applying the wrong methodology for the project? These methodologies are simply tools for project managers to use and to fit best to each unique project. This session aims to provide some overview on both methodologies and explore the factors to consider when choosing which to use.
Afternoon: 12:30 – 3:00
Risk is a part of every project, whether we manage them or not. Unmanaged, they wreak havoc on our project plans. Management of those risks allows us the ability to understand, and to some extent, control how they impact our projects. Learn how to use some of the basics of risk management like developing a risk management plan, identifying risks, assessing risks and responding to risks.
December 4th 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $249 all day or $149 for only morning or afternoon. Lunch included with any option.
Ms. Oliver has 20 years of project controls, management, and accounting experience on government and commercial design, construction, and environmental projects, as well as business operations and corporate sales. Her experience includes upfront planning, performance measurement, variance analysis, and issue resolution using earned value management, risk analysis, and change control. She has authored and facilitated training on subjects such as Financial Leadership and Pricing for Risk. Ms. Oliver is a Senior Associate at Management Solutions, LLC with a focus on project controls and management. She is a Project Management Professional and a certified Scheduling Professional.
Morning 9:00 – 11:30
Project Financial Management
From managers to engineers to consultants, we all make business decisions that impact the bottom line. Learn how to make informed decisions that reduce financial risk on projects and result in “no surprises” for your company and clients. Specific topics include contract types, financial metrics, charging guidance, and project accounting.
Afternoon 12:30 – 3:
Change and Stakeholder Management
Explore the journey of change as it relates to both organizational change and project changed conditions. Learning and applying the people side of organizational change management helps the team become part of the solution. These same concepts can be applied to contractual change control, leading to successful projects that meet company goals and maintain stakeholder approval.