Project Management Office
We currently offer three formal project management classes, although there is little "formality" in our events! Our training was designed to be engaging and interactive, and based on hands-on activities that both demonstrate and reinforce the concepts discussed during lecture. We currently offer three classes to MUSC staff:
- PM 101 - This full day class is filled with building models, working as a team, and engagement in real-life discussions about projects at MUSC.
- PM 102 - This full day class is a followup to the PM 101 class, and is designed to allow attendees to spend more time actually practicing the project management activities taught in PM 101. These activities may include Developing a WBS, Identifying Stakeholders, Creating a Schedule, Assessing Risk, and Facilitating Lessons Learned. The format of this class is 90% activity based -- no spectators allowed -- and can be modified based on the immediate needs of the attendees.
- PMP Prep - This five day class is filled with lecture, discussion, and academic activities designed to prepare an experienced project manager to sit for the PMP Exam. The PMP credential was developed by Project Management Institute (PMI) and is ISO recognized worldwide. PMI currently has nearly 300,000 members globally, with nearly 250,000 PMPs. Before registering for this class you must review the PMP requirements set forth by PMI to ensure that you qualify for the exam.
Often it is best to have an outside, objective meeting facilitator for projects. We offer free meeting facilitation services, and our staff have led meetings ranging in size from six to 300. Types of project meetings that are often best facilitated by outside / objective leaders include:
- Project Kickoffs
- WBS Development (Scope clarification)
- Lessons Learned
- Project Objective Definition
- Risk Identification and Analysis
Coaching & Mentoring
Project Management is not a skill that you can learn in class -- you can gain knowledge and theory in a classroom, but it takes hands on experience to really learn the skills required. Our training and resources can help get you started, but it helps to have someone standing by your side to help you and to review your project documents for correctness and completeness.
Projects often get off track due to a variety of valid reasons. The PMO can perform a project review for your project to help you identify how the project got off track, and assist you with getting the project back on target. These reviews can be conducted confidentially if agreed to by the project manager and their sponsor.
The PMO provides project managers with the resources required for them to be successul. Please check out our resources page for more information.