Thursday and Friday, February 27 and 28, 2014
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Presented by Carl Pritchard, PMP, EVP, PMI-RMP
This event/activity qualifies for 8.00 PDUs
The prerequisite for attending the PMP® Prep class is the completion of the PMP® Credential Application process and approval by Project Management Institute (PMI)® to sit for the exam within one year of the approval date. Please provide a copy of documentation from PMI with your request to enroll by emailing Teresa.Stitely@nih.gov no later than February 14, 2014.
Join Carl Pritchard, PMP®, EVP in a two-day excursion into knowing what you need to know to know you'll pass the Project Management Institute's PMP® Certification Exam. He'll walk through each of the ten knowledge areas (plus professional responsibility) with tools, tips and techniques to brace you for the joy that is the PMP® exam.
Frequently Asked Questions:
If you have not yet submitted your application and need any assistance with the process please contact the CPAD PMO (Mitzi Guarino or Teresa Stitely). We will gladly work with you on any questions you may have. Also, through a special arrangement with Pritchard Management Associates, we have arranged for Carl Pritchard to review your 500-character descriptions to minimize the probability of an audit!
If you have any questions about the application, or have 500-character descriptions for Carl to review, e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Contract Planning and Administration Directorate is pleased to continue the Lunchtime Seminars presented by Carl Pritchard. The one-hour seminars are scheduled at Noon in the Café Room of Building 549. Seminar descriptions and dates are provided below.
Thursday, March 6, 2014, Noon - 1PM
Project management is not the be-all and end-all for management. But it is a critical skill in ensuring that business performance is enhanced. All too often, business components that never formally manage projects fail to leverage the critical project management skills that could help take them from good to great. Carl Pritchard looks at the business performance components that could be dramatically improved through the simplest of project management practice implementations.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, Noon - 1PM
Simplify, simplify, simplify. As our world and our projects become increasingly complex, the keys are not necessarily found in higher and higher degrees of management complexity. The keys can often be found in tools that drive us to the heart and soul of our challenges and draw together the right insights and talent to overcome those challenges.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Noon - 1PM
It's been 113 years since Annie Edson Taylor went over Niagara Falls in a barrel. And to this day, we still ask "WHY?" Taylor's lessons on risk-taking are profound and can actually help us understand why some of us are willing to take certain risks that others consider downright insane. Carl Pritchard takes us on a risk adventure, examining whether or not certain types of risk-taking are crazy, and examines the notions of risk and reward in this compelling look at history.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, Noon - 1PM
Do you run screaming from the newest forms and tools and templates? Many staff see them as administrative overburden and an impediment to work. The reality may be just the opposite. Carl Pritchard takes a look at the rules for building new processes and tools. He'll walk through the critical questions that need to be asked before a tool is created, and the application of personal tools to greater efficacy.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014, Noon - 1PM
Dr. William Ouchi posited that team members are more motivated and more likely to succeed if they are given a clear structure and then left to their own devices to implement that structure. His Theory Z, a long-term business bestseller, changed the attitudes of many corporations seeking new ways to engender organizational unity and team spirit. The idea is a relatively simple one. Establish norms. Set limits. Clarify what the organization believes and create a sense of community. Carl Pritchard takes us through an examination of how to put these practices to work.
Thursday, July 17, 2014, Noon - 1PM
Project management is not a leisure practice. For many projects, project management is either short-circuited or abandoned altogether because there's "not enough time". That argument implies project management is the exclusive province of large efforts or long-term efforts. Modern project management challenges that notion. Project managers on quick turnaround projects have, at their disposal, the same tools that they have always had. But a fear of administrative weight and bureaucratic delay drives them away from best practice. Carl Pritchard looks at tools and techniques that allow the project manager to pursue best practice project management in a short cycle-time environment.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014, Noon - 1PM
It's not enough just to have the mechanics of project management. All too often, a well-crafted project is lost to poor public relations. A failure to self-promote can lead to reduced team satisfaction, reduced customer satisfaction and poorer overall project acceptance. During this lively discussion, you'll identify some key venues for sharing the project management story with your management and your peers and some tips on how to make that story part of your day-to-day routine, in a way that others will want to participate.
The Leidos Project Management Professional Credential Training Program is designed
for qualified Leidos project managers to prepare them for the Project Management Institute (PMI®)
Project Management Professional Credential Examination (www.pmi.org).
Other project team members or functional staff should typically consider the PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) credential.
Leidos is a Registered Education Provider (REP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI). You can visit SAIC (ISSAIC) resources to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) used by
PMI's Project Management Professionals (PMP®) to maintain their credential.
HHS University through the HHS Learning Portal offers a variety of project management courses at no cost to you as a government employee or contractor.
Log on to the HHS Learning Portal (https://lms.learning.hhs.gov/ to view all training opportunities available. Instructions on how to logon to the learning portal can be found at https://hhsu.learning.hhs.gov/lms/logon.asp .
For those of you who are PMPs interested in earning PDUs, or interested in sitting for the PMI PMP exam, or simply attending PM courses, click here for classes offered by Carl Pritchard, PMP, EVP, RMP.