Advanced Project Management & Project Risk Management


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Program Description

We have revamped our Advanced Project Management Course—and now include Project Risk Management. Same great course; just more depth. Project Risk Management filters its way throughout the course, but has one intensive module dedicated to the topic as well.

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. Participants receive the Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), as well as other classroom materials.

Topics include:

  • Back to the Basics: the big picture, project scope and parameters, the reality triangle, project & product life cycle, flow of work, project management processes, and common phases of a project.
  • The Perfect Structure: organizational work flow, traditional, line or pure product organization, advantages and disadvantages in the standard matrix, developing work integration positions, center for project management expertise, steering the organizational form, strategic business unit project management, and PMO—causes of their downfall.
  • Managing in the Real World: management schools of thought, project authority, project leadership, interpersonal influences, barriers to project team development, directing, monitoring & controlling, management pitfalls and conflict management.

  • Controlling the Big Picture: performance measurement baseline, operating cycle, Schmidt charting, schedule control, rolling wave development process

  • Risk Management: risk management, tolerance for risk, risk processes, decision trees
  • Global Projects: unique aspects in global projects, virtual teams, cultural impact on the Pombo knowledge areas, global projects checklist, internal & external factors affecting project management
  • Getting to the Next Level: project management maturity model, developing effective procedural documentation, project management methodologies, critical chain method, topics for PMG inclusion, continuous improvement, Six Sigma, managing multiple projects and inherited projects.

Target audience

Project managers who know the basics of project management, but need to further develop their skills; anyone planning to pursue national PMP® certification

Last updated Jan 2018

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The College of Business Administration focuses on flexible programs which meet the needs of its students while providing graduates that meet the needs of the business and healthcare communities. To m ... Read More

The College of Business Administration focuses on flexible programs which meet the needs of its students while providing graduates that meet the needs of the business and healthcare communities. To meet the needs of its students and corporate partners, the future employers of TU graduates and the College of Business Administration formed an Executive Advisory Board made up of corporate leaders who serve as a nationwide resource for faculty and students. These top executives provide the college's leadership with personal insight and advice on how successful national and international companies operate, and what kind of business graduates make the grade in their organizations. With their assistance and guidance, the College continues to develop flexible programs that can be modified as new technology and market developments force companies to rethink how they do business. College Highlights The College of Business Administration at The University of Tulsa offers both business and health science degrees. Students can choose from a wide range of degree programs that are flexible enough to be tailored to the interests of the individual student while providing students with the competitive edge needed to succeed in our rapidly changing world. The college provides an atmosphere that encourages individual success and programs that are innovative and revised as employers' needs change. All college programs are fully accredited by the premier accrediting body for each area of study. The college now offers two accredited online masters programs, the Master of Taxation (MTAX) and the MBA Online, as well as a traditional on-campus MBA, a Master of Science in Finance and three joint graduate programs. The Williams Risk Management Center provides our students with a lifelike laboratory (complete with stock ticker boards, extensive financial databases, Bloomberg terminals, computers, and computer software) where students can apply and extend the knowledge they have gained in the classroom. Our internationally recognized faculty is committed to providing their students with the best educational experience possible by sharing their talents, interests, knowledge, and vision with the students in and out of the classroom. Students have many opportunities to participate in research projects. One such opportunity is through the Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC) program. Many student internships are arranged each year. These working programs provide students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience and often lead to permanent employment after graduation. Our low student-faculty ratio of 11-1 and small class sizes (on average 19 students per class) give students an incredible opportunity to work closely with professors and instructors in and out of the classroom. TU is the co-founder of the business enterprise school in Zelenograd, Russia. All business and health science students have opportunities to study abroad and participate in international study experiences. In addition, the college offers an undergraduate International Business and Language degree. To enhance our students' educational experience, as well as build skills and confidence, the College provides labs to enhance student learning. The Student Investment Fund provides students with an opportunity to invest real money in an environment similar to that of an investment management firm. Students may participate in a large variety of student organizations that supplement their coursework while providing community service and professional networking opportunities The Center for Executive & Professional Development provides a variety of professional development programs for corporate clients and individuals. In addition, the Center creates customized programs on a broad range of topics for their corporate clients.The Family-Owned Business Institute is the only resource center of its kind in the region. The institute offers programs to meet the needs of multigenerational family businesses and a specialized management degree focusing on family-owned business issues. The Genave King Rogers Business Law Center supports a specialized management degree focusing on business law and provides resources for both our on-campus and Tulsa business communities. Friends of Finance is a professional organization that brings leading executives to the TU campus to share their knowledge and explores important business issues. Read less
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