Skills Your Project Management Training Program is Missing – Software

Your Project Team probably has a host of software tools at its disposal, but is your project management team getting as much out of them as possible? Successfully achieving project success often hinges on the ability to work smart every step of the way. Software platforms, especially those built specifically for project management, can have a far greater impact on efficiency and effectiveness when PMP®s have the proper project management training to leverage them to their best advantage.

The what:  Project management software packages—custom as well as off the shelf—are available to help Project Managers tackle nearly every aspect of project management, from resource allocation to budget creation/monitoring to contract tracking and beyond. Multiple platforms are often used together, some employed solely within the Project Team while others are in service across entire organizations.

The why:  The power of top-tier software suites is vast, and most Project Teams are able to accomplish far more with them than without. In addition, the financial investment necessary to deploy a robust software platform is often significant. Comprehensive training allows project teams to understand the capabilities of each software package and get their money’s worth out of them. It also gives PMP®s a better view on where existing practices can be streamlined to take advantage of their software’s functions and features. In many cases, productivity expectations of a Project Team are formulated based on their efficient use of the available software tools.

The how:  To get the most out of any instruction, look for a trainer with specific expertise in applying any software your team plans to use within real-world Project Team environments. Courses should include scenarios particular to the projects typically handled by your group, and ample time should be dedicated to Q&A sessions so team members can get the information they need to take advantage of everything their software tools have to offer.

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Project Experience

Portfolio Management
Successful portfolio management calls for exceptional data management skills and diligent oversight across multiple efforts.
Demanding, time sensitive, and finely tuned, manufacturing projects require close attention and experienced oversight.
IT Projects
Organizations must be able to successfully execute challenging and highly visible technology projects to maximize revenue.
Power Plants
Power Plants must be able to keep these vital infrastructure assets current, efficient, and economically positive.
High-profile hurdles and expensive risks of failure make these projects critical to manage properly from the very beginning.
Presents complexities at nearly every stage, from allocating resources to controlling schedule variances, or clearing regulatory & safety hurdles.
Ensuring team members are able to move outside the silos of their department or discipline is the key to achieving success.
Product Dev
Design and other early-stage activities must be carefully orchestrated while maintaining visibility on future impacts and resource needs.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Among the riskiest and most strategically important initiatives a company can undertake, and their outcomes can make or break the business.
Finance & Insurance
Technology implementations call for the right level of planning detail and diligent oversight.
An ERP implementation can be among the most disruptive and strategically important initiative an organization can undertake.