Lee R. Lambert, PMP, CEO
2009 PMI Fellow
PMI's Prof Development Provider of the Year (2007)
PMI's Distinguished Contribution Award (1995)

Building Critical PM Skills: How to
Make a Difference
with Lee R. Lambert, PMP
8:30 - 4:30
8 PDUs (6 Technical, 2 Strategic)

This workshop will bring a laser-like focus to skill building using “hands-on” practice to add benefits to project management’s individual contributor “bag of tricks”. Participants will be given an expert lecture on each of these easy-to-use techniques followed by series of workshop case study exercises that will demonstrate, illustrate and confirm “how” to apply the tools in a way that is simple, straight forward, productive and powerful.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who has program, project or task responsibility and desires to significantly improve his/her contribution to organizational success. Although PDUs® will be awarded, this workshop is designed for PMPs® and non-PMPs alike and should be attended by PMPs® searching for cost-effective PDUs®, PMP® wannabees preparing for certification, anyone who wants to improve their project management skills and the managers of all of the above!


1. Introduction to the Tool Set
2. Techniques for Defining/Clarifying Project Scope/Requirements
3. Methods for Validating Cost and Schedule Targets
a. Applying PERT, Standard Deviation, and Monte Carlo Analysis4. How to Develop a Risk Management Awareness Plan
5. Approaches to Developing a Project Schedule
a. Understanding the Concept of “Dependencies”
b. Critical Path, Critical Chain, and/or Bar Charts
c. Vertical Integration, Horizontal Coordination

6. How and When to Establish the Project Performance Measurement Baseline
a. How to Establish a Basis for Variance Analysis—Selecting Exception Reporting Thresholds
b. Understanding the Value of Objective Indicators
c. How to Become an “Accurate Predictor”--Forecasting the Future

7. How to Leave a Legacy for the Next PM
a. Importance of the Sarbanes Oxley Act
b. Creating a Learning Curve Potential

8. Summary & Conclusions

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this program participants will be able to apply the tools to real world project lifecycle situations by being able to create and use:
    A planning framework
    A realistic project estimate and execution schedule
    A basis for measuring and analyzing plan vs. expectation variances
    A skill for projecting the impact of the Past into the Future
    A plethora of PM tools and techniques

We look forward to welcoming you to our little project management family!


If you are not currently a Member of your local PMI Chapter, please visit http://www.pmi.org/Membership/Pages/Types-of-Memberships.aspx

Registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and all supporting materials.

Continental breakfast and registration starts at 8:00am. Workshop begins at 8:30am. A working lunch will be served and the program will end at 4:30. The country club has a dress code, including collared shirts for the men and no jeans. Please contact them directly if you have any questions about the facility. Instructions for obtaining Certificates of Completion through our automated system will be distributed at the end of the workshop. These automated certificates will contain all of the information you will need to register your PDUs through PMI.


Lee R. Lambert, PMP, CEO
PMI Fellow (2009)
PMI Professional Development Provider of the Year (2007)
PMI Distinguished Contribution Award (1995)

Lee Lambert takes the saying; "been there, done that, got the T-shirt" to new heights in project management training, by incorporating a pragmatic perspective and a unique use of personal analogies to help bring the subject matter to life. No other Project Management educator can contend with his uncanny technical knowledge, material content and refreshing delivery - not to mention his humorous, engaging, CommonSense™ style that has mesmerized more than 40,000 students in 21 countries. Lee has been an honored and distinguished member of the project management community since 1968 and was part of the original team that formulated and implemented the PMP Certification Program. He is recognized as one of the most effective project management educators in the world.

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