Five Sigma© Project Management

The program for the busy manager of a technical project

A 3-day, 21 PDU (2.1 CEU) instructor-led program

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This program shows you how to apply the latest business thinking about “three sigma” quality and “six sigma” manufacturing to your projects by using the breakthrough concept of Five Sigma© project management. Five Sigma© project management builds on The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and the “critical chain” to create a new plan that weaves together the latest thinking about “common cause” and “special cause” variations in systems that are projects. This program blends sophisticated scheduling with robust budgeting, then adds the best in product quality and risk management.

You’ll develop the skills needed to build a sturdy project plan and to manage the project using that plan. Each participant will learn how to balance the triple constraints of scope, cost, and schedule with the other project imperatives of quality, risk, stakeholder satisfaction, and business profit. The program features several workshops where participants use their own real projects to develop a scope statement, work breakdown structure, network logic diagram, and resource assignments. Through the interactive game of Herding Cats©, everyone will manage a project, revise a plan based on milestone achievements, assess risk, and re-plan to accommodate changes that occur.

Topics include progress measurement techniques such as “buffer” management and “earned value,” status reporting, and how to manage a team of creative individual contributors. The program includes the latest terminology from The PMBOK® Guide.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Write a one-page scope statement
  • Construct a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Develop accurate estimates
  • Quantify cost and schedule risk
  • Sequence activities
  • Calculate the critical path
  • Build a stronger project team
  • Schedule activities and resources
  • Measure performance objectively