Integrated Knowledge and Project Management Certificate Offered by TU

Are you capturing the knowledge created and lessons learned when you wrap up a major project?  Or is the end result—the end of the knowledge transfer?  Project success or failure and what you learned along the way needs to be captured. Capturing the process, data and lessons learned is key to sustaining your company’s most valuable asset:  organizational knowledge.  This three course certificate will give you a model to follow for capturing organizational knowledge from projects you are already doing.  Learn to create and carry out the plan, use best practices project tools and discover the importance of passing along what you learned.  This one-of-a-kind certificate presented in partnership with Chuck Tryon, Tryon and Associates.

Take the course you need or take all three, save $$ and receive this first of a kind of certificate.  Register for a all three courses: $995

Project-Based Knowledge ManagementMay 25

As we look for competitive advantage in the current market—managing organizational knowledge ought to be at the top of our list.  Organizations of all types and sizes are

struggling to address the widening gap between what they must know to thrive and an unprecedented loss of organizational knowledge.  Fueled by employee turnover,

baby-boomer retirement and poor planning, companies watch as vital organizational knowledge literally walks out the door.  Knowledge Management is dominating discussions

in executive suites around the world.  A new management discipline, Knowledge Management, is emerging.  Aimed at upper management who needs to drive this initiative,

the goal of this seminar is to help organizations recognize, retain and share organizational knowledge.  Every company needs a plan for capturing organizational knowledge.

Participants will learn:   

Meaningful definitions of Knowledge Management (KM).

The importance and value of Knowledge Management to modern organizations.

Useful Knowledge Management concepts and terms.

To identify the role projects play in Knowledge Management.

How knowledge assets may be harvested from organizational projects.

How to create a Knowledge Retention Policy to guide the retention of process and knowledge artifacts.

The roles and responsibilities needed to support a Knowledge Management environment.

Productivity implications for the knowledge workers who create, use and transfer knowledge assets.

Early Bird: $395

2. Modern Project ManagementMay 26

Strategies for Managing Single-Time Efforts

Take a fresh and modern look at the discipline of project management.  This seminar compresses a large number of issues into an application oriented, fast-paced, one-day format.  Participants leave with a project framework for creating new product and services or enhancing existing offerings.  Learn the key components to manage single-time

projects with a cost-effective and time-saving method.  This seminar provides a practical foundation for any organization seeking to make project management a useful discipline.

Participants will learn:

The definition of modern project management in a repeatable project life-cycle.

The roles and responsibilities of each member in the project organization throughout the project life-cycle.

How to launch a new project and construct a project charter that will serve as the initial project agreement.

To identify the role projects play in Knowledge Management.

How and when to modify the project charter to reflect project realities.

How to construct a foundational project plan for detailed planning.

The components of project execution and a process for project completion.

Early Bird Registration: $395

3. Creating Quality PlansMay 27

Defining Criteria for Project Control

While plans represent new discoveries and project shifts, project plans should still provide a meaningful, stable statement of a project’s tactical direction. This seminar explains how to create high-quality, defendable project plans using a Quality Plan component. Learn how traditional work decomposition (WBS) can be modified to become a deliverable breakdown. The Quality Plan is then used to define meaningful control points that prove project progress and establish the project is “in control.”

 Participants will learn:

To create a meaningful base project plan for the total project.

To decompose project deliverables and outcomes to create control points that accurately indicate progress.

To create a quality plan that makes the control points recognizable and provable.

Techniques to complete the project plan and calculate completion dates.

Techniques to control and assess project status.

This seminar is divided between instructor-led lecture and team workshops. The instructor introduces each topic adding illustrations, examples and analogies to explain the material. Seminar attendees are encouraged to add their observations or ask questions. Topics are examined using workshop exercises where attendees experience the dynamics and processes for using a technique. Results are then evaluated by the instructor and other attendees.

Other Upcoming Courses

Driving Growth Through InnovationMay 25

Not every “first to market” product is the ultimate competitive winner.  Consider the introduction of credit scoring systems; the advent of the cell phone; and the rise of online marketplaces.  When introduced, they didn’t meet the needs of existing users.  So, they were ignored by the market leaders.  Now these products and services dominate our everyday life. Using case studies, explore why we often fail to see new opportunities and learn surprising methods for successfully managing new growth platforms in your organization. Topics include identifying innovation traps, distinguishing between disruptive and sustaining technologies, recognizing opportunities, and creating innovation capabilities.

Course Objectives:

Evaluate your cultural innovation readiness,

Rate your innovation value chain,

Identify opportunities at the verge of differences,

Discover six different types of innovation that you can pursue. 

Early Bird Discount: $325

Advanced Project ManagementJune 9-11

If you manage projects every day and need advanced skills, this course is the second step for continued development for any project manager. For maximum course benefit, we strongly recommend that you attend the Developing Project Management Skills or an equivalent course and have at least one-year practical project management experience.  Participants should review project management principles prior to attending this course. This course is a key foundation course for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification.  Learn from an instructor who has managed multi-million dollar projects for large corporations.  Who Should Attend:  Project managers who have completed Developing class and/or know the basics of project management, but need to further develop their skills; anyone pursuing PMP® certification.  Topics include: project organization and organizational structures, the PMO, customer and management interface, multiple and international project management, time management, earned value concepts and more.  Includes PMBOK book.   Early Bird Registration: $1,295


Learn the DMAIC system that drives Six Sigma process improvement.  Web-based and classroom blended training maximizes training.  As a Black Belt, you will gain the skills in quality improvement systems and tools to drive the project to completion, including Lean Six Sigma problem-solving in measuring, analyzing, improving and controlling processes critical to both customer satisfaction and profitability.   Approximately 29 hours course work, including 4, 2.5 day sessions in the classroom lead by Master Black Belt John Best, formerly of Seagate Technology. 

Early Bird Registration:  $5,995; group rates available 

Updated 05-07-2010

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