Now, more than ever, projects are being used as the means by which companies improve their performance, introduce new products, or implement new processes and procedures. Projects have become the means by which businesses become and remain competitive. The health of the organization depends on how successful the projects are in delivering business objectives. Furthermore, the link between competitive businesses and skillful project managers is evident more than ever. That is why PM training has become a very important and essential component in corporate strategy. Project Management Leadership Group offers a proven approach in providing organizations a permanent way of creating a culture of excellence.
Introducing Project Management Leadership Group
Project Management Leadership Group, Inc., (PMLG) is a privately held company with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. It was founded in 1998 by Bill Stewart, a project, program, and portfolio management and PMO veteran of over 35 years. PMLG adheres to the highest standards of PM. Certifications and accreditations include from the PMI as a Global Charter Member and Education Provider, the American Council on Education, and the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. All of their instructors and trainers are PMP and PMLG certified. Clients include Xerox, American Express, Cingular Wireless, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Delta Air Lines, among others.
CPM Boot Camp
Project Management Leadership Group offers several on-site certification programs. While a PMP certification demonstrates that the holder understands concepts as presented in the PMBOK, a PMLG certification holder is able to demonstrate a particular method for implementing project management. The Certified Project Manager (CPM and IT-CPM) certification boot camp is a unique training program that aims to rapidly mature PM and leadership skills of participants. It is a 5-day experiential-based training where students are immersed in a realistic and challenging environment. Through the application of proven tools and techniques, they safely learn and quickly develop problem solving, conflict management, and team building skills, and also earning an equivalent 64 PDUs. The $5000 price is all inclusive for the 5 days and nights lodging, meals, refreshments, and templates. The upcoming schedules and locations are posted in their website.
PPMC Program and PMP Exam Prep
Another sought-after Project Management Leadership Group certification is the Program and Portfolio Management Certification (PPMC). It is another experiential-based on-site training that aims to provide the participant with the skills, tools, experience, and techniques needed to implement strategic portfolio and lead large and complex programs. During the five-day training period, participants will learn how to establish a program to rapidly transform the organization into one with PPM excellence. They will also learn to identify and link projects to initiatives, develop, measure, and balance portfolios, implement prioritization and effective capacity planning, among others.
PMLG also offers a PMP Exam Prep course where participants receive a comprehensive study guide, exercises and practice tests, a final practice test for all knowledge areas, a memory game, a study plan, test-taking tip sheet and complimentary after-course support. This course will be taught by the same instructors that give the CPM and PPMC boot camps.
Other PM Training Courses
The Project Management Leadership Group offers many other on-site, well-designed PM training courses. For example, the Project Management for Success course is an intensive and comprehensive 3-day workshop in realistic simulations where participants learn sound techniques for planning, tracking and controlling projects. This course has an equivalent 24 PDUs. Another course is the PM for Six Sigma Professionals where SS project managers and leads learn skills, knowledge and tools to successfully lead Lean Six Sigma projects. Other courses include Technical Requirements Management Boot Camp, PMO Workshop, Advanced MS Project, Estimating and Cost Management, WBS and Project Charter Workshop and many more.
PMLG Services and Product
The Project Management Leadership Group also offers services that provide turnkey project, program, and portfolio management solutions. For instance, they offer Onsite Project Managers, Maturity Assessments, PMO Implementations and Support, and Project Recovery. It also has the PMeXecute web-based tool with 85 customizable and scalable process templates and a set of guidelines. PMLG believes that the key to their success is their different approach of focusing on changing behavior and providing practical tools and techniques so that implementations are rapid and sustainable. This leads to an organization transformation where the culture practices excellence in strategic execution. Know more about PMLG on Facebook and LinkedIn.