Advanced Project Management
with Simulation

Project Management Certificate Program
 

Advanced Project Management
with Simulation

Project Management Certificate Program
 

Workshop Overview

The three-day Advanced Project Management workshop includes an online interactive project simulation to test not only knowledge, but also performance. Learn by making actual project decisions.

This workshop picks up where other traditional project management courses leave off. Participants learn to monitor a project using SimulTrain®, software that provides a simulation for planning and executing phases of a project. During project execution, participants are placed in common situations that generate stress and require timely decisions that affect not only project performance, but also team motivation. This workshop is focused on advanced project competencies, tools and techniques.

Learn more about the Project Management Certificate Program.

Due to COVID-19 presenting serious public health concerns, we are livestreaming these workshops via ZOOM. A link for the session will be provided prior to the start of class. If you have questions, please contact Mary Patterson at professionaldevelopment@ua.edu.

Available Dates

Pricing:

  • Early Bird – $1,415 (Expires exactly one month prior to program date)
  • Standard – $1,665
  • UA Employee – $1,415 (Call 205-348-3000)
  • 3 or more- call 205-348-3000
  • For additional pricing and discounts, visit the registration page.

Who Should Attend

Project management principles apply to all lines of business whether the work is formally declared a project or is just goal oriented. The workshop is ideal for leaders who want to perform at a high level, consistently producing superior results.

For maximum benefit in the Project Management Certificate Program, we strongly recommend that participants attend the Developing Project Management Skills workshop or an equivalent course prior to attending the Advanced Project Management Skills with Simulation and Building and Sustaining Project Management Best Practices workshops.

What You Will Learn

  • Enhance potential for a successful outcome before the project begins by identifying the statement of work, developing requirements, creating the work breakdown structures, defining the skills necessary for the team composition, scheduling a realistic timeline, budgeting and forecasting long before execution of the project begins.
  • Develop and monitor a risk management plan through risk identification, mitigation by risk development and measuring the effectiveness of the responses.
  • Evaluate progress on identified projects through status reporting, comparing planned versus actual occurrences, measuring and communicating overall performance to key stakeholders.
  • Develop the skills necessary for project and resource management: leading and engaging stakeholders, motivating team members, making decisions, and allocating resources.
  • Demonstrate ability to control the big picture: performance measurement using Earned Value Management (EVA), Schmidt charting, schedule control, and rolling wave development.
  • Understand the project management maturity model, project management methodologies, critical chain schedule development, continuous improvement, Six Sigma concepts, managing multiple projects, and inherited projects.
  • Learn how to monitor risk management processes and attitudes towards risk with risk analysis techniques and tools and planned responses.
  • Analyze the strategic concept of tailoring best practices to fit organizational culture.
  • Focus on project value-adding concepts related to repeatability and consistency, metrics and measurability, correlation and best practices in process improvement.

Unique Workshop Offerings

  • The vast experience and expertise of the program instructors
  • Online interactive project simulation SimulTrain® software

Workshop Leads

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Roy Brewer, PMP

ROY BREWER’s worldwide experiences in management and training have provided him with a strong approach for defining and delivering desired client results. In addition to certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP), he has over thirty years of practical performance. His project management, information technology, organizational and strong leadership experiences highlight these skills obtained working with a variety of industries.

Steve Griffin, PMP

STEVE GRIFFIN has been active in worldwide project management and business analysis in the national and international communities for over thirty years. His decades of knowledge in project management, procurement, resource management, critical chain project management relations, regulatory oversight, engineering, organizational development, government and legal liaisons, highlight his successful career in project management over a wide range of industries.

Program Manager

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Mary Patterson, CPA, SHRM-CP
Phone Number: 205-348-7049

 

Questions about this program? Contact Mary Patterson today! Mary Patterson works in the College of Continuing Studies at The University of Alabama as Program Manager, where she assists the CCS team in designing and implementing professional development and training programs, industrial training programs, and executive education programs that are offered on-campus, online or onsite at the workplace.  Ms. Patterson has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business with a major in accounting.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and stays abreast of current developments relevant to business owners, including management, human resources, economics, accounting, taxation, and marketing.  Additionally, Ms. Patterson is a Certified Professional in the Society for Human Resource Management. She works closely with HR departments to design custom training to enhance work objectives, increase productivity and build a positive culture.  She worked previously as Director of the Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network (AERN) in the Culverhouse College of Business to bring the resources from the University of Alabama down to the community level.  She is a member of the Tuscaloosa Chapter of the Alabama Society of CPAs, the Society of Human Resource Management, the Culverhouse Commerce Executives Society, and the Southern Automotive Women’s Forum.