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Master Project Manager (MPM®)

About the Course

Project Management continues to expand at a rapid pace being now an essential business knowledge area in all industries including government, health care, telecom, IT, education and finance. Effective project management is helping these organizations streamline to improve productivity. As business structure shifts, project managers have increased responsibility. Expertise in project management is a source of security, prosperity and power to organizations and individuals alike.

Projects are complex collaborative efforts. Successful project managers are outstanding communicators whose ability to adapt is supported by knowledge of the essential elements of the discipline of project management. This course is designed to broaden and refine your understanding of those essential elements and immediately put them into practice.

Those participants successfully completing the course and the requisite daily examinations will receive the MPM® Certification and may use the MPM® credential following their name.

By attending this practical and informative professional development program, you will:

  • Appreciate the benefits of accurate project management
  • Master the art of efficient project delivery
  • Use project analysis as a key business driver
  • Comply with major international project management standards
  • Successfully determine the appropriate technological solutions for your project
  • Develop a comprehensive tool-kit for successful project management that you can use immediately.
  • Become a Certified Master Project Manager (MPM®)
     

The Added Benefits You Will Receive Include:

  • The ability to use the designation MPM® on your business card and resume
  • 2-years membership to the AAPM professional body
  • Access to the AAPM project management network and body of information online
  • Access to the AAPM international journal published online
  • Gold Seal Embossed MPM® Certificate with your name and designation
  • The MPM® shows that you have completed graduate level project management education and you have substantial experience in managing projects on a regional and global level

Course Participant

This highly practical qualification has been specifically designed for:

  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • PMO Managers and Directors
  • Training and Development Managers
  • Operations Directors
  • Executive Directors
  • Research and Development Officers
  • Team Leaders
  • Senior Analysts
  • Management Consultants and Other Contractors
 

Number of Attendees

The Maximum number of attendees for the Certified Project Consultant course is 20 Delegates and the Minimum is 10 Delegates

Course Trainer

Mark Resson is a valuable asset within any organization and has been used extensively on specialist and consultative roles with project management and project management training.  He has been involved since 1984 within the Project Management industry, having started his career in the Royal Air Force before working and delivering projects in the nuclear, public and private sector and the international sporting field.  Over the past two years he has been engaged with various clients working on the improvement and development of the project management delivery either through bespoke learning experiences as an SME in the project management area writing methodologies for organizations or companies to improve the efficiency of their work streams and to assist with their effective delivery of projects.

Specialist Areas

Mark Reeson has been especially successful in the public sector gaining high esteem from many government organizations authoring new and improved ways of project management delivery. Having specialized through the Armed Forces and then the nuclear sector Mark has adapted and continues to develop his skills into a rounded consultant whilst still remaining an active project manager.  Mark has recently become accredited as a Fellow of the American Academy of Project Management and has also been appointed a Sustainability Project Management Advisor.  A published article author in national and international project publications Mark has been recognized as a specialist trainer and consultant in his discipline.

Industry Experience

  • Project Strategist for the decommission program for British Nuclear sites
  • Author of new concept of training delivery “Living Learning”
  • Author of emergency project management approach “Project Management Can Save the World”     
  • Co-author for the training of Sustainability in Project Management – 2011
  • Published author from IPMA 2012 P5 Concept
  • Speaker at APM Best Practice Seminar 2009
  • Government Organizations author and training delivery of bespoke methodology
  • International delivery of Project Management training
  • Closure of MoD unit as part of the Government Armed Forces reduction
  • Project Manager for the IOC International Children’s Games
  • Development of Agile training and approaches
  • Mentoring and Coaching to industry specific project managers
  • Speaker for PMI on Sustainability in Project Management - Aug 2012
  • University Accredited Course for Liverpool City Council as part of MSc qualification - Feb 2013
  • Published author with Project magazine - Feb 2013
  • Published author with PMWJ - May 2013
     

Qualifications & Professional Membership

  • License of City & Guilds in Project Management
  • Fellow of Association of Project Management
  • APM Registered Project Professional
  • PMI Project Management Professional
  • Prince2 Practitioner
  • P3O Practitioner
  • Change Management Practitioner

 

Course Curriculum

Day 1: MODULE 1

In this session, we will review all the key aspects of knowledge that a project manager must have.

  • Work Breakdown Structures.
  • Review of the techniques and types of WBS in projects.
  • Estimating and Scheduling / Floats and Critical Paths
  • Gantts, PERTS and other techniques, Critical Paths and Network diagrams examined.
  • Projects and Organizations — Part I
  • How does an organizational structure interact with project management frameworks and delivery?
  • What is the best way to optimize your surrounding structure to ensure greater project output success?
  • Why Projects Can Go Wrong?
  • Some anecdotes and lessons learned.

 Day 2: MODULE 2

  • Projects and Organizations — Part II
  • How does an organizational structure interact with project management frameworks and delivery?
  • What is the best way to optimize your surrounding structure to ensure greater project output success? (continued from Module1)
  • Communications Management
  • Project Management Communications, how to plan and successfully roll out your communication’s strategy.
  • People Management & Leadership
  • How do you interact with your team? Master the art of managing your team throughout your project cycles. In this session you will learn project related leadership, conflict resolution, motivation, delegation, and counseling.
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Who are your project’s stakeholders? Introducing the key concepts behind efficient stakeholder management.

Day 3: MODULE 3

  • Quality Management:  What is quality and how is it quantified? Learn how to plan for high quality outputs.
  • Financial Management:  Financial management and planning for projects. How does high finance adapt to the day-to-day rollout of your projects. Break-Even Analysis and Earned-Value Analysis.
  • Issue and Risk Management:  Risks and Issues, how do they differ? How can you foresee and plan for their eventualities. Learn how to correlate risk and opportunity costs, calibrate your issues, and manage them.
  • Cost Management:  Cost estimating and cost planning, budgeting and tracking. We will also review financial formulas.
  • Change Management:  Identifying, understanding, controlling and managing changes to your project.
  • Technologies: Review of some of the applicable technologies available to support you and your project managers.

Day 4:  MODULE 4

  • Change, Conflict and Negotiation: 
  • Preparing and executing a negotiation strategy for your project.
  • What do you know about the other party, how are you going to leverage your situation.
  • The Changing Environment of Management: Social factors, inequality, environmental factors, legal and economic factors.
  • Decision Making and Creative Problem Solving: Decision making and uncertainty, information processing, behaviors and types of decisions.
  • International Management and Cross Cultural Competencies: International success, cultural awareness, diversity, comparative management techniques, organizational theory, cross cultural training.
  • Closing out your project: Close your project and build a body of knowledge.

This session will cover the methodology behind closing your project and how you can:

  •  Leverage off the acquired intellectual property for subsequent ones.
  • Post Implementation Reviews
  • When, why should you carry out a project review?
  • Learn about the four-stage approach to project review and recovery.
  • Review, Course Summary and Close
  • Completion of Case Studies and Course Summary Review

Offer Includes

  • Professional Training delivery by top trainers in the world.
  • Materials which will be sent as soft copy 10 days before the start of the event and a hard copy which will be distributed on the first day of the training.
  • Trainers cost including expenses incurred for the travel, accommodation and insurance.  
  • Examination
  • Certification by AAPM. Note: If a candidate doesn’t pass the exam, a fee of USD 150 is charged an exam retake to qualify for the AAPM certificate.
  • Certificate of Attendance by UBT-CEC.
  • Gain recognition from our Global International Board of Standards.
  • Use of AAPM ®  Board Certified Designations after your name on your Business Card and on your Promotional Materials.
  • Membership Document.
  • Use of the AAPM ®  Member CEC Job Tools and Job Board  http://certifiedprojectmanager.us/jobs.html
  • Use of the AAPM ®  ? Research, Publications and Web Tools. 
  • Ability to be listed on the AAPM employment certification verification web registry and possibly become a committee member.
  • AAPM and UBT souvenirs (AAPM Pin , UBT VIP giveaway)

Course Info.

Course Requirements:

  • Prerequisites: None
  • English language:  Fluent
  • Experience: A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience
  • Course Length:  4 days
  • Available Dates:

2014

  • Week of: September, 7, 2014 I September, 21, 2014
  • Week of: October, 12, 2014 I October, 19, 2014
  • Week of: November, 9, 2014 I November, 16, 2014 I November, 30, 2014

2015

  • Week of: February 22, 2015
  • Week of: March, 22, 2015 I March, 29, 2015
  • Week of: June, 7, 2015
  • Week of: September, 7, 2015
  • Week of: October, 18, 2015
  • Week of: November, 8, 2015 I November, 15, 2015 I November, 29, 2015 

 



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