Project Management Certificate Brochure, Fall 2013
Learn about the Project Management Certificate from Texas Executive Education. Our programs are certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI), meeting the highest quality standards in the industry.
PuttingSCHOOL Knowledge To OF WorkBUSINESS McCOMBS Project Management Certificate LEADING PROJECTS & PROGRAMS The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business APPLY RESEARCH DEVELOP BEST PRACTICES DELIVER NEW IDEAS Texas Executive Education Your Partner in Project Management Learning Texas Executive Education is an official Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the worldâ€™s largest project management member association. R.E.P.s are institutions that have been approved by PMI to help project managers maintain their professional certifications, such as the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Program Management Professional (PgMP) credentials. WE MEET THE HIGHEST QUALITY STANDARDS While there are a number of sources for project management training, we are unique in that our R.E.P. status means that both the technical content of our courses and the quality of our instruction have met PMIâ€™s rigorous quality standards. This ensures that the instruction you receive at Texas Executive Education always reflects the latest advances in project management practice, is fully aligned with PMI global standards and provides practical value that can be applied within your workplace. 1 www.mccombs.utexas.edu/execed Project Management Certificate REQUIREMENTS To earn a Project Management Certificate, you will complete: • 3 Core Courses • 42 hours of Electives Cost of our Project Management programs: • $13,800 for the Certificate, or • $2,450 for each single course • Includes materials, lunches and breaks Location AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at The University of Texas at Austin ENVISION, SELL, STRUCTURE, EXECUTE AND CLOSE MAJOR PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS UNIQUE FEATURES & BENEFITS • Dual focus on management and technical issues • Research combined with industry best practices • Decision-driven project framework • Project and program management • Blended learning format • Flexible curriculum Texas Executive Education’s Project Each course integrates Management Certificate delivers innovative, leading-edge research from highly effective and practical approaches The University of Texas’ for project management leadership. Our expert faculty members with state-of-the art curriculum is built upon an application of best practices integrated, scalable stagegate approach to from a variety of industries. project management. This decision-driven framework requires the manager to address the changing nature of relevant business questions as the project progresses through each phase. The project plan is refined in a structured and progressive manner to address uncertainty and risk in discrete, manageable steps. FALL 2013 PROGRAMS Developing the Project Business Case Planning the Successful Project Managing Information Technology Projects Managing Project Execution September 16-17, 2013 October 1-2, 2013 November 12-13, 2013 December 3-4, 2013 www.mccombs.utexas.edu/execed 2 September 16-17, 2013 Core Course Developing the Project Business Case OBJECTIVE To build a sound business case for pursuing a potential opportunity in the face of significant risk and uncertainty. The participant will be able to scale a general stage-gate planning template and set up the appropriate governance and assurance process. Along with economic drivers, technical and non-technical risks are considered in the framing process that leads to an Opportunity Roadmap with value drivers and goals linked to corporate strategy. TOPICS Opportunity Management Framework • Why Opportunities Succeed…or Fail • Stage-Gate Theory • Governance and Assurance • Deliverables and Handoffs Conceptualizing the Opportunity • Selling the Idea • Stakeholder Engagement • Sustainable Development • Unintended Consequences Framing the Opportunity • Links to Corporate Strategy • Defining the Opportunity Statement • Establishing Value Drivers and Goals • Developing an Opportunity Roadmap Evaluating the Opportunity • OPEX and CAPEX Considerations • Cash Flow Analysis • Economic Evaluation • Impact of Uncertainty 3 www.mccombs.utexas.edu/execed October 1-2, 2013 Core Course Planning the Successful Project OBJECTIVE To develop a robust execution plan that captures the cost, schedule and resource requirements in the face of significant risk and uncertainty. The participant will be able to identify and address risks at the proper level using a comprehensive risk management process. The potential impact on cost and schedule is described using range estimates and mitigated through a contracting strategy that allocates risks appropriately. TOPICS Specifying Requirements • Understanding Tradeoffs and Priorities • Concept Evaluation and Selection • Scope Development • Value-Improving Practices Creating the Plan • Work Breakdown Structure • Cost Estimation • Organizing the Schedule • Resource Allocation Risk Management and Impact on the Plan • Identifying and Specifying Risks • Risk Management Process • Range Estimates • Impact of Risk on Cost and Schedule Contracting Strategy • Tiered Contracting Principles • Risk Allocation through Contracts • International Contracting Challenges • Interfaces and the Contracting Quilt www.mccombs.utexas.edu/execed 4 November 12-13, 2013 Core Course Option* Managing Information Technology Projects OBJECTIVE Why do IT projects fail? The statistics on failed information technology projects are dismal and have been for decades. This course focuses on project management strategies that can significantly improve success rates. We will address the major challenges faced by information technology project managers. You will leave with a comprehensive toolkit for successfully aligning business strategy with technology. Is Agile the answer? We stress enabling better communication and coordination among global project development teams, business units and vendors and present strategies for managing change—an essential feature of information technology projects. TOPICS Aligning Technology with Business • Evaluate and Manage Risk • Identify Stakeholders • Maximize Value Added by IT • Define Requirements Managing Project Execution • Communicate, Monitor and Intervene • Integrate Business Units, Vendors and Clients • Contain Cost and Maintain Schedule • Knowledge Transfer and Post-Completion Support/Enhancement Managing Change • Accelerate Learning and Reduce Complexity • Establish and Manage Staging Environments • Just-In-Time Decisions and Rapid-Fire Fulfillment • Plan for Change Creating a Productive Culture • Ensure Quality • Enhance Learning with Continuous Improvement • Post-Production Enhancements and Maintenance *To fulfill the third core course requirement, participants must take either Managing Project Execution or Managing Information Technology Projects. 5 www.mccombs.utexas.edu/execed WHO SHOULD ATTEND Those who plan and manage Information Technology projects • Data Hosting/Storage • Software Development • Marketing • Research & Development • Telecom/Networking December 3-4, 2013 Core Course Option* Managing Project Execution OBJECTIVE To direct the project execution phase to a successful conclusion. This course will focus on building the proper cultural environment and efficiently monitoring progress and intervening only when and where necessary. You will explore controlling the scope through a change control process that is scaled appropriately to the level of definition. And you will discuss bringing various conflict resolution modalities into play when problems cannot be avoided through early detection and recovery planning. TOPICS Creating a Safe and Productive Culture • Health/Safety/Security • Quality Management • Productivity Issues • Tools for Building Culture Monitoring and Controlling Execution • Monitoring Progress • Earned Value • Intervention • Recovery Planning Change Management • Change Control Process • Scope Creep/Shift/Change • Recycling • How to Say “No” Conflict Resolution • Recognizing the Signs • Negotiation • Litigation • Mediation WHO SHOULD ATTEND Those who plan and manage Capital Development projects • Commercial/ Institutional • Infrastructure/ Transportation • Industrial Facilities • Healthcare • Residential *To fulfill the third core course requirement, participants must take either Managing Project Execution or Managing Information Technology Projects. www.mccombs.utexas.edu/execed 6 Electives 42 hours required for Certificate completion The programs listed below are two-day courses Advocacy: Championing Ideas & Influencing Others (14 Hours) Enhance your communication skills and convince others of the value of your ideas while generating personal loyalty. Construct and deliver persuasive messages that work in any context. Financial Analysis & Measuring Business Performance (14 Hours) Consider how management decisions translate into value for shareholders. Learn a systematic approach for analyzing financial statements and evaluating the impact on profitability of a wide range of strategic decisions. Leading High Performance Teams (14 Hours) Be an effective leader. Know how to generate group cohesiveness, company loyalty and mutual respect and support. Develop new insights on what it takes to lead others successfully. Performance Management and Control: Creating a Culture of Planning, Execution, and Accountability (14 Hours) Deliver ideas that will help you promote better systems, challenge ineffective or inefficient metrics and create a lean measurement culture. Develop proven measurement techniques to address cost-benefits issues. Strategic Decision Making (14 Hours) Acquire a framework for analyzing decision problems by breaking them into manageable parts. Examine tools and methods available for structuring and modeling decisions and alternatives. 7 www.mccombs.utexas.edu/execed Additional Electives May be used to help fulfill the 42-hour elective requirement. Available through UT Cockrell School of Engineering’s Construction Industry Institute (CII) • CII: Front End Planning & PDRI • CII: Planning and Design • CII: Project Consortium & Start-up For CII course details and hours, visit lifelong.engr.utexas.edu/epd/prof_courses.cfm Project Management Faculty Rayan Bagchi, Ph.D. Professor, McCombs School of Business Carlos H. Caldas, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Cockrell School of Engineering Sharon Dunn, Ph.D. Lecturer, McCombs School of Business R. Britt Freund, Ph.D. Assistant Dean, Executive Education Director of Project Management Consortium Senior Lecturer, McCombs School of Business Eleanor Jordan, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, McCombs School of Business Christopher H. Meakin, JD Senior Lecturer, McCombs School of Business Michael P. Pappas, Ph.D. Lecturer, Cockrell School of Engineering James T. O’Connor, Ph.D. CT Wells Professor in Project Management Director, Center for Construction Industry Studies, Cockrell School of Engineering www.mccombs.utexas.edu/execed 8 Project Management Consortium at The University of Texas at Austin There are many exciting new ideas being developed in the research arena that have the potential to materially change the practice of project management. The Project Management Consortium (PMC), based at The University of Texas at Austin, is dedicated to the development and dissemination of these new ideas. Our mission is to merge leading-edge research with industry best practices to develop and deliver innovative, highly effective, yet practical approaches to project management. We are made up of faculty from different schools in the University who share a common passionâ€”changing the practice of project management through the practical application of research. We work in a wide variety of industries, including energy/petrochemical, new product development, construction, software development and information technology systems implementation. With one foot in the research community and the other firmly embedded in the practice, we are continually bridging and narrowing the gap. 9 www.mccombs.utexas.edu/execed AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center A First Class Executive Education Experience When you enroll in a Texas Executive Education program, you acquire effective solutions to your business challenges and transform your thinking on key business issues. Now, you can also look forward to an invigorating atmosphere with inviting views of Austin and the University to put you in the right state of mind. At our AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, you will build your business acumen while enjoying the comforts of four-star quality accommodations. Being on campus affords you greater access to the Universityâ€™s vast resources and community as well as more opportunities to interact with other senior executives during your studies. For reservations and additional information about the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center, please visit www.meetattexas.com or call 877-744-8822. Executive Education Contacts To register: Online: www.mccombs.utexas.edu/execed Phone: 800-409-3932 or 512-232-6711 For additional information about Open Enrollment and Certificate Programs, please call: Lynn Slattery Director of Marketing and Open Enrollment Programs Phone: 512-232-9462 Mailing Address: Texas Executive Education McCombs School of Business The University of Texas at Austin P.O. Box 8424 Austin, TX 78713-8424 Team Discounts: A 10 percent discount is available to teams of three or more participants from the same organization who register for the same Open Enrollment program. Alumni Discount: A 10 percent alumni discount for individual Open Enrollment courses is offered to University of Texas at Austin alumni. Government Discount: Government discounts are available. Please call for additional information. www.mccombs.utexas.edu/execed 10 Project Management Certificate Texas Executive Education P.O. Box 7337 Austin, TX 78713-7337 Texas Executive Education’s Project Management programs are certified by the Project Management Institute. NONPROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PA I D AUSTIN, TX PERMIT NO. 391 ENROLL FOR FALL 2013 PROGRAMS TODAY TEXAS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION www.mccombs.utexas.edu/execed