"This is an excellent course — definitely worth checking out!"
- John Doe, Co-Founder, Impressive Company
35 years of my experience in projects distilled into non-exam oriented guidance. A caveat - do the exam courses first.
Why? - Well the exam courses give you the foundations I need you to have to follow the discussions. For example: Should every project build a computerised Precedence diagram and calculate task free and total float?" Absolutely NOT but "Should the whole management team and the resource owners have an appreciation of where the sequence of dependant deliveries runs across seasonal operational work peaks and troughs?" ABSOLUTELY yes! Can we have a good conversation about how you lead the discussion to informally create the awareness in a workshop with senior leaders if I'm also explaining the basics of the backwards pass calculation for a SS dependency? Not in any timescale that is realistic!
This course STARTS where PMBoK-Guide (tools and techniques for building predictive plans), agile techniques (tools and techniques for building teams and iterative product development approaches) and PRINCE2(r)/ MSP (Frameworks for information flows between role holders) end.
By the time your through this we will have added Building vision linked to the profit & loss (income & expenditure in not for profit endeavours) and cascading it in the portfolio context, Networking to create a supportive coalition to build change's momentum. The escalation framework to mobilise senior leaders to act when their authority is needed to ensure their delegated objectives are under stress. An approach to the socialisation that defuses Shock-Anger-Resistance reaction to non-negotiable change and a lot more that applies to Complex Adaptive 'Mess Management' of 'Wicked Problems'.
If you don't know what SS above stands for you need the basics. If you've an idea that Mess Management & Wicked Problems are what your routinely asked to juggle but didn't know others had the labels, the analysis and (some of) the potential solutions then subscribe and we'll explore them together.
I've been involved in projects for 30 years and have taken many roles in project, programs and 'pmos'.
"Simon is a PMP (Project Management Professional) certified by the Project Management Institute and also holds ISACA’s CGEIT (The Information Systems Audit and Control Association’s Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT) qualification, the IPMA's (International Project Management Association's) IPMA-D qualification, PRINCE2 Agile® practitioner and is an ex-PRINCE2® examiner (when the qualification was essay rather than the current multiple-choice basis) and previously held registration as a Management of Risk practitioner.
Simon has worked in projects since the start of the 1980s; the last 25+ years as contractor or consultant. Client's projects have ranged from the small to the massive in sectors ranging from construction, defence, government, oil and gas, utilities, banking and not-for-profit.
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We do not offer money back options because when you sign-up with "well I can always change my mind" as your justification there is a weakening to the resolve that is necessary for success - That is not in your best interest if you are to swiftly progress and pass exams.
Other provider's "Money back" guarantees are a way of appearing to reducing 'purchasing risk' by seemingg to to transfer the impact from you to them BUT...
They are common because they use the psychology of regret that recognises you can't get your time back AND asking for a refund implies telling your self "I made a bad choice".
Both reinforce a "I would not have chosen if i knew then what i know now BUT I'll keep going because now it will be a hassle to start again." The likely outcome is your involvement drags on you, progress is slow and may halt entirely.
So please enjoy the free-access materials and confirm we are a good fit and then make your commitment.
Ultimately if you've a genuine reason that is not simply trying to game-the-system then talk to us - we are people too, and we try to be reasonable.
P.S. maybe you'd like to do our risk management masterclass companion to our Fast-Track risk course. (Both are included in our £5 bundle subscription.) I'm confident no-one else's project risk management has the content ours does. Others pretend risk is impact times probability of a single event single outcome chain. Niave in the extreme but common in text books.