The Project Management MBA: Four-Day Crash Course!







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Seminar Description

Topics: Business Skill Enhancement, Strategic Planning and Implementation

Sub-Topics: Benefits Realization, Portfolio Management

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

This seminar will be instructed by either Gary Heerkens or Frank Saladis, the team teachers for the course. 

Pre-Work: 1.0 hours.

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

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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®
  • 17.00
  • 4.00
  • 8.00
  • 29.00
  • 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
  • Talent Triangle Blue
  • Talent Triangle Green
  • Talent Triangle Purple
  • Complete Talent Triangle

Locations Offered

SeminarsWorld® in Philadelphia (1-4 October)

1 - 4 October 2019 Philadelphia Pennsylvania, United States

Join our expert SeminarsWorld® instructors in Philadelphia to network and learn with your peers in small-group, topic-intensive seminars aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle® while you earn up to 29 PDUs and 2.9 Continuing Education Units. Register by 24 July for early bird rates. Registration includes breakfast and lunch. SeminarsWorld runs from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  
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Event Instructors

Instructor Frank P. Saladis

Frank P. Saladis
Locations: Philadelphia

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…

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Instructor Gary R. Heerkens

Gary R. Heerkens
Locations: Philadelphia

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, …

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