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The Irreverent Guide to Project Management (PDF)

The 120VC Project Management Guidebook is the foundation of 120VC’s External Standard and is being used at several Fortune 500’s today. This Guidebook places the tools Fortune 500 companies require in the hands of both Project & Program Management professionals.

The 120VC Project Management Guidebook was developed on the job by heads down, hands dirty, professional Project and Program Managers. Every step in the Guidebook has been developed and proven in the field by Project Managers engaged to deliver projects successfully for our clients.

The Guidebook provides detailed “how to” steps to effectively and aggressively complete projects of all sizes, subjects, and complexity. It also provides tools to assess Risk, rate Health and provide Status using a common standardized approach that not only applies Project Management best practices, but enables Program and Portfolio Managers to allocate funds and resources across the Portfolio to ensure no time or money is left on the table.

Driving a consistent standard across the Portfolio, Program and Project Management Profession, the Guidebook walks the reader from the first day of a project to the very last. Complete with templates and examples, the clear and to-the-point writing helps readers use best practices to successfully complete a project for any client.

If you are interested in becoming the Go-to-Project Manager that gets the big projects, a promotion, more money or notoriety in the field of Project Management, or simply looking to eliminate some of the chaos associated with Project Management, or a Program Manager serious about ensuring the success of your Program, The 120VC Project Management Guidebook is the essential “How to Guide” to Project Management.
Price: $19.99
Getting Started and Communication as a Leadership Tool
Getting Started and Communication as a Leadership Tool
PMI Talent Triangle
This course qualifies for Leadership PDUs.
    Course Content
  • Project Management Consumer Expectations
  • Methodology vs. a Project Management Standard
  • Project Management Consistency & the Big Picture
  • 120PMC & 120PgMC Requirements – 120VC Project & Program Management Certifications
  • Leading Executives Overview
  • The Rules of Engagement
  • Handling Executive Requests – Leading the Double 0
  • Delivering Executive Status – Stay out of the Fatal Funnel
  • Notifying an Executive of a Risk – Covering their 6
  • Overcoming Resistance to Project Management Best Practices
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Price: $199.00
Managing Meetings
Managing Meetings
PMI Talent Triangle
This course qualifies for Leadership PDUs.
    Course Content
  • Effective Leadership – Up, down and across
  • How to use the Agenda as a tool – Game Changer!
  • How to conduct a meeting & move your Project forward as aggressively as possible
  • How to effectively ensure Accountability – No wiggle room
  • How to effectively use the Meeting Minutes as a tool
  • How a Program Manager uses Meeting Minutes as a Key Performance Indicator for their Project Managers
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Price: $199.00
Managing Unplanned Work and Risks
Managing Unplanned Work and Risks
PMI Talent Triangle
This course qualifies for Technical Project Management PDUs.
    Course Content
  • The difference between Planned Work, Unplanned Work, Risks, and Imminent Risks
  • Why Risks aren’t just for special occasions
  • How to track Unplanned Work & Risks
  • How to prioritize and develop appropriate responses to Risks
  • What to do when a Risk becomes an Imminent Risk
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Managing the Project Budget
Managing the Project Budget
PMI Talent Triangle
This course qualifies for Strategic and Business Management PDUs.
    Course Content
  • Project Accounting Terminology
  • Accounting Basics
  • How to track project expenses
  • How to evaluate the Project Budget and Manage Budgetary Risks
  • How to prepare Weekly Budget Reports
  • How to performing monthly Budget housekeeping
  • How to Establish and manage the Project’s Baseline Budget
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Price: $199.00
Assessing and Communicating Status
Assessing and Communicating Status
PMI Talent Triangle
This course qualifies for Leadership PDUs.
    Course Content
  • Why the greatest value is in the exercise – Not the report
  • Why no news is always bad news
  • How to LEAD and ensure accountability with weekly Project Status Reports
  • How the Project Status Reports is used as input into a Portfolio Report
  • How to properly use Health as a tool
  • How to present status to executives – What they want to know…
  • How to prepare for the unexpected with Daily Status Reports
  • How a Program Manager uses Daily Status Reports as a Key Performance Indicator for their Project Managers
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Establishing the Planning Schedule
Establishing the Planning Schedule
PMI Talent Triangle
This course qualifies for Technical Project Management PDUs.
    Course Content
  • Planning Schedule Overview – The Planning Schedule is a Work Plan to complete Project Planning
  • How to demonstrate alignment with a client’s Methodology – Build confidence & credibility
  • How to demonstrate Project Management Maturity via Communication
  • How to let Work in Progress (WIP)... Progress…
  • How to build a Planning Schedule
  • How to use the Planning Schedule and Cost/Schedule Impact Date (CSID) get planning done as aggressively as possible
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Defining the Project
Defining the Project
PMI Talent Triangle
This course qualifies for Leadership PDUs.
This course qualifies for Technical Project Management PDUs.
    Course Content
  • How lack of Executive Stakeholder buy-in is a major contributor to project failure
  • How the exercise of Defining the Project ensures Executive Stakeholder buy-in
  • How To use the requirements gathering exercise to ensure consensus at all levels
  • The relevance and application of Benefits, Assumptions, Constraints and Risks
  • How the Charter is where the Work Plan development begins – Not a file it and forget it exercise
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Price: $199.00
Planning the Project
Planning the Project
PMI Talent Triangle
This course qualifies for Technical Project Management PDUs.
    Course Content
  • How to build an effective Work Plan
  • How focus on the Work Plan details gives you the 411 on Roles and Communication
  • How the 3 step process makes you the judge, jury & gives you what you need to lead
  • How to use the Roles Matrix and Communication Plan to set expectations up front – Educate
  • How the value is in the exercise…
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Price: $199.00
Managing Project Risk and Change
Managing Project Risk and Change
PMI Talent Triangle
This course qualifies for Technical Project Management PDUs.
    Course Content
  • The definition of Risk relative to a Project
  • How to identify & quantify Risk
  • When to complete a Risk Assessment
  • How to use the Risk Assessment to drive executive decisions
  • Why a PCR is not the correct tool
  • How to ensure a PCR’s credibility
  • How a Project Change Management Process prevents the runaway project
  • How to use a PCR to control run away change
  • How to properly establish a PCR
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Price: $199.00
Online Course Package
Online Course Package
    This Package includes all 9 120VC Project Management Training Courses at a 25% discount. Each package is 9 weeks in duration beginning with Getting Started & Communication as a Leadership tool.

    Course Content
  • Getting Started & Communication as a Leadership Tool
  • Managing Meetings
  • Managing Unplanned Work & Risks
  • Managing the Project Budget
  • Assessing & Communicating Project Status
  • Establishing the Planning Schedule
  • Defining the Project
  • Planning the Project
  • Managing Project Risk & Change
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Price: $1,299.00