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Project Management

Learning

Training Classes Offered by ESI*

Managing Projects – This course introduces project managers and staff to the fundamental concepts of project management and the language the Project Management Institute uses. This training is essential for project managers at all levels.

Project Leadership, Communications, and Management – This course presents techniques for the most challenging part of project management – dealing with people. It is a requirement for all project managers.

Risk Management This course provides a solid foundation for risk management by teaching project managers the processes and methods they will use to identify, analyze, and respond to risk.  Anyone who works on projects will understand risk-based decision making after taking this course.

Special Managing Projects/Leading Project Managers for Managers – The first day of this course is to introduce managers of project managers to the processes that PMs will be using. The second day focuses on how to set expectations, analyze results, and follow up with project managers and functional group staff so projects are delivered on time and on budget with great quality.

Training Offered by PMO**

 * ESI International is a project management consulting and training firm. MnDOT has contracted with them to provide the foundational classes for project management.

** PMO is MnDOT's own Enterprise Project Management Section

Project Management Implementation Workshop

Project Management Implementation WorkshopsThis workshop was held in each District in late 2012 to present the project management processes as they will be used at MnDOT and develop plans for district implementation of enhanced project management.

Coaching

MnDOT wants its project managers to use the available tools and process to successfully manage their projects.  The PMO and regional Shared Service Centers are ready to work with you over the phone or in-person to answer questions and provide individual or group training. These resources can also help by facilitating processes that may seem daunting at first (e.g., developing a work breakdown structure or facilitating a scheduling workshop). Contact Us for details.

Recommended Reading

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).