The Project Management MBA: Four-Day Crash Course!

PDUs

CEUs

2.8

LEVEL

Advanced

LENGTH

4 Days

PMI Member Early Registration

$2700

PMI Member
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$2845

Non-Member Early Registration

$2885

Non-Member

$2985

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Seminar Description

To compete in the future, project managers will need to be able to “connect the dots” between projects, project management practices, and their company's business practices. In short, they must develop their project business-savvy in addition to their technical savvy. In this informative, content-intensive seminar, participants will gain a considerable head start on the path to enhancing their project-related business-savvy. Participants will “roll up their sleeves,” through in a comprehensive case study (including practice on their own laptops!) that is woven throughout the program. Hands-on competency-building, business-centric case study activities include:
  • Project portfolio evaluation and ranking
  • Project business case preparation
  • Project financial analysis [ROI calculations]
  • ROI-based sensitivity analysis [business risk analysis]
  • ROI-based scope change analysis

What You Will Learn

Participants will learn several areas of classic MBA studies as they relate to projects and project management such as:
  • Organizational Planning Techniques
  • Strategic Planning Techniques
  • Tactical Planning Techniques
  • Operations Planning Techniques
  • Organizational Cost Management
  • Capital Expenditures vs. Project Expense
  • Relationship Between Sunk Costs and Project Termination
  • Process Management and Modeling Methods
  • Common “Value” Terminology/Approaches
  • Calculating Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Net Present Value (NPV) and Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
  • The Legal Environment of Projects
  • Purchasing Law/Uniform Commercial Code
  • Business Communications,Cross-Cultural Conduct and Ethics
  • System Analysis/System Reliability Concepts
  • Kaizen, Poke-A-Yoke, QA vs. QC
  • Voice of the Customer Methodology
  • The “Marketing Mix” and Microeconomics
  • Decision Sciences
  • Financial Accounting vs. Managerial Accounting

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Leadership and Strategic PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Technical PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials.

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  •  
  • Technical
  • Leadership
  • Strategic
  • Total
  • PMP®/PgMP®
  • 16.00
  • 4.00
  • 8.00
  • 28.00
  • PMI-ACP®
  • 0.00
  • 4.00
  • 8.00
  • 12.00
  • PMI-SP®
  • 0.00
  • 4.00
  • 8.00
  • 12.00
  • PMI-RMP®
  • 0.00
  • 4.00
  • 8.00
  • 12.00
  • PfMP®
  • 5.00
  • 4.00
  • 8.00
  • 17.00
  • PMI-PBA®
  • 5.00
  • 4.00
  • 8.00
  • 17.00
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  • Talent Triangle Blue
  • Talent Triangle Green
  • Talent Triangle Purple
  • Complete Talent Triangle

Locations Offered

SeminarsWorld® in Chicago (24-27 October)

24 - 27 October 2017 Chicago Illinois, United States

Early Registration: 9 August 2017


SeminarsWorld® in Chicago offers seminars aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle® that will help you integrate people and technical skills, orchestrate total project success, and more.    SeminarsWorld Chicago complements PMI® Global Conference activities and education sessions. Two sets of SeminarsWorld programs are available this year in Chicago. The first takes place from 24-27 October, at the Marriott Marquis Chicago, where you can earn up to 28 PDUs an
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Marriott Marquis Chicago

SeminarsWorld® in Miami

4 - 7 December 2017 Miami Florida, United States

Early Registration: 30 October 2017


Join our expert SeminarsWorld® instructors in Miami to network and learn with your peers in small-group, topic-intensive seminars aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle®, while you earn up to 28 PDUs and 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Register by 30 October 2017 for early bird rates, and through 10 November, save on guest rooms at the Miami Marriott Dadeland.
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Miami Marriott Dadeland

Event Instructors

Instructor

Frank P. Saladis
PMP
Locations: Chicago, Miami

Frank P. Saladis, PMP, is the president of Blue Marble Enterprizes, Inc.  He has more than 35 years of experience working in the IT, telecom installation and project management training environment at AT&T and Cisco Systems, where he was responsible for large telecommunications and IT projects with capital budgets ranging from $3 million to $450 million USD.
 
Mr. Saladis is now a leading consultant, instructor, motivational speaker and an author within the discipline of professional project management. He has been providing training to aspiring and experienced project managers for more than 20 years. 
 
He is the originator of International Project Management Day and was recognized as PMI Person of the Year for 2006. In addition, Mr. Saladis was awarded the prestigious title of PMI Fellow in October 2013 and received the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award in October 2015.
 
Mr. Saladis has presented at many PMI® global congresses and other international project management events. He is a graduate of the PMI Leadership Institute Masters Class and has held several positions within The Project Management Institute including President of the NYC Chapter and President of The Assembly of Chapter Presidents.
 
Mr. Saladis is the author of Positive Leadership In Project Management, and a co-author of the book Value Driven Project Management with Harold Kerzner, PhD.   He holds a master's certificate in Commercial Project Management from the George Washington University.

Instructor

Gary R. Heerkens
PMP
Locations: Chicago, Miami

Gary R. Heerkens, PMP, CPM, MPM, CPC, CIPM, MMC, CBM, CIPA, PEng, MBA, IAPPM Fellow, AAPM Fellow, is president of Management Solutions Group, which provides innovative project management educational programs and enterprise-wide project management services. Prior to founding Management Solutions Group, he spent over 20 years managing projects for Eastman Kodak. As staff assistant to Kodak’s director of project management, Mr. Heerkens developed and delivered project management training, designed and developed project process methodologies, and served as an internal project management consultant at Kodak.

Mr. Heerkens is a long-standing provider for Project Management Institute’s (PMI) SeminarsWorld® program, and was project management training provider for the Purchasing Management Association of Canada. He is a frequent speaker and training provider at international project management conferences and PMI chapters. He’s been invited to speak at 16 PMI global congresses, as was an “encore presenter” at the 2007 and 2008 global congresses. In 2015, he was invited to be the speaker representing the United States at the IPMA World Congress. He was one of just six people who were selected by PMI to develop a self-study PMBOK® Guide-based educational program.

Mr. Heerkens was a contributing editor of PM Network magazine from 2009-2015, writing a quarterly column on “The Business of Projects.” He has contributed articles to many popular project management newsletters and published many papers on a variety of project management topics. Mr. Heerkens authored the Project Management book in McGraw-Hill’s Briefcase Books Series; the second edition was published in 2013 and remains a leading seller today. His popular book, The Business-Savvy Project Manager was published in 2007.

He’s a member of several professional societies—PMI, IPMA (International Project Management Association), IAPPM (International Association of Program and Project Management), AAPM (American Academy of Project Management), and APBM (Association for Professionals in Business Management)—from which he holds several certifications, and has been honored as a Fellow of IAPPM and AAPM. In 2012, Solutions Network of Canada named him one of the 25 best project managers in North America. He served three terms as president of the PMI Rochester (NY) Chapter, from 1998 to 2001, and from 2005 to 2006. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York State and holds an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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