Chapter Courses/Training

2017 Mentoring Program Intake #2

 

REGISTRATIONS OPEN - All mentees and mentors must register to participate in the PMI Mentoring Intake 2017!!

Pre-requisite:

Mentors and Mentees who have applied and been accepted to the PMI Mentoring Program 2017

Cost: 

PRICE ($AUD)

PMI Sydney Chapter INTAKE 1 Mentees

Sydney Chapter Member price

$125 ($137.50 incl. GST)

Fee includes light refeshments 

 

Mentoring Program 2017

Registration - INTAKE 2 Kick Off Meeting and Mentee Training

Your registration fee covers the cost of providing professional training by a specialist Training organisation, and support from the PMI Sydney Chapter mentroing team throughout the full term of the Intake.

 

INTAKE KICKOFF meeting Content:

  • Overview of Mentoring program 
  • Opportunity for Mentors and Mentees to have their initial face to face meeting
  • Mentee Training by Professional Training Organisation
  • Matched to a Mentor who will share a minimum of 10hrs of mentoring
  • Professional Development Units

 

Mentee Training:

Many people embark on a mentoring relationship with little idea about how best to conduct themselves, what to ask their mentor and how to get the most they can from being in a mentoring relationship. Whilst the ‘rules of engagement’ are mostly common sense, it is important that mentees in a formal mentoring program attend a short training course to help them capitalise on the opportunity and ensure that mentee and mentor expectations are aligned. We know that without such training, two-thirds of mentor-mentee relationships are likely to end in some disappointment.

So to ensure all our participants have the best chance of reward from the program, and that you come prepared for your relationship with your mentor, this mentee training is supplied as part of the mentor program. You learn not only about the relationship you will have, but a set of tools and techniques you can use with your mentor throughout the program.

Course Objectives:

1.     Understand the basics of mentoring, how to be an effective mentee and derive the most benefit you can from your mentoring relationship

2.     Have increased insight into the kind of issues, on which it would be useful for you to seek mentoring

3.     Appreciate how to manage and drive the mentoring relationship and what a mentee is responsible for

4.     Recognise the key skills you will need and mentoring style you might need your mentor to use

5.     Appreciate the importance of planning for meetings and what an effective meeting looks like

6.     Be alert to the things that can go wrong in mentoring relationships and how to avoid them

 

    Target Audience:

    This training is targeted at Sydney Chapter members who have applied and been accepted as mentees in the Mentoring program.

    Area of Focus:

    Project management professional development

    Presentation Style:

    The program will be a blended learning experience of presentation and experiential learning

    Where:
    The York Conference and Function Centre - Level 2, 99 York Street, Sydney 2000

    Held:
    Thursday 29th June, 6:30pm-9:30pm. Note: Training will be delivered directly after the Intake presentation.

    Further information:

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    NB: If you are a PMI Sydney Chapter member, before registering for this event please be sure to first log in to www.pmisydney.org via the home page.  Refunds will not be given for members that have not logged in first.  If you have an issue logging in before registering for the event, please contact mentoringad"pmisydney.org  with your request and do not register until the issue is resolved.

     

    ...aspire to be a better leader…

    2017 Executive Mentor Training Skills Course

    PMI Mentor Skills Training

    1 DAY- DELIVERY BY PROFESSIONAL FACILITATORS -

    EXECUTIVE COACHES IN MENTORING

    Improve your Leadership Skills as a Mentor

    Limited Places

    Our aim is to enhance the consistency and the quality of PMI Sydney’s mentoring program by offering formal Mentor training to our mentors. Places in the one-off course are extended to all members of the PMI Sydney Chapter who wish to enhance their existing leadership and mentoring skills, or for those who just want to learn to become better mentors in their workplace.We promise an insightful course of executive learning that is highly interactive and will enable you to ‘pay forward’ into our profession, in your workplace and your daily life.

    This valued and highly regarded course supports the core purpose of PMI Sydney "to advance the practice, science and profession of project management throughout the world in a conscious and proactive manner". It enables individuals to showcase their proven knowledge and wisdom in project management and demonstrate their competency to share their experience by using effective mentoring techniques.

    The PMI Sydney Professional Development team strives to provide members further professional education - beyond the diverse catalogue of certification and education opportunities already offered.

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    Convenient Saturday 1 day training

    Take the lead in your change initiative!!

     

    Saturday 21 October 2017

     

    This informative and interactive workshop introduces you to an effective and reliable approach to successful change.

    You can apply what you already know in a systematic way to bring people with you on the change journey.   Start applying your skills in change leadership straight away - in fact the course is designed around you applying your new change leadership skills on real world projects at work!

    Who should attend?

    This course is for people who need to know how to plan, organise, deliver and sustain change.  It's for anyone who requires the skills to transform practices, move people to new ways of working, or just tweak behaviours to match a desired culture.

    Without complicated methods and years of experience it allows anyone to competently lead a change initiative.

    Anyone new to change projects will also find value in this course. Managers, part-time supervisors and project team members will learn why people behaviour in particular way and how to manage resistance of change.

    What other attendees think about the Foundations of Change Leadership Course

    “As a manager tasked with introducing a set of new technology, this course was fabulous.  The common sense approach removed the mystery of changing people's minds.  My team was engaged and I was able to bring them along for the ride.”

    "I'd been trying different techniques for years - this change leadership model really works - I can throw out all the books I bought - this is great - easy workable common sense."

    "The most engaging course I've done in 20 years. Practical and enjoyable!"

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    Foundations of Project Management - Take the Lead

    2 x Tuesday evenings - 20 and 27 June 2017 - 6 to 9pm

    Industry accepted and acknowledged in over 208 countries

    Over 2.9 million people using PMBoK world-wide

    Massive discounts for PMI Sydney members!

    This informative and interactive workshop introduces you to the world of project management.  It presents the world's leading approach to project (PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge - PMBoK) in an easy-to-understand and practical way.

    You can start applying your skills in project management straight away - in fact the course is designed around you applying your project management skills on a real project at work!  Don’t worry if you don’t have your own project right now - we’ll provide a simulated project environment so you can enjoy the benefits of applying new skills and knowledge directly into practice.

    Who should attend?

    This course is for people who need to know how to plan, organise, supervise or deliver projects.  It's for anyone who requires the knowledge to be able to manage tasks to realise benefits.

    Without complicated methods and years of experience it allows anyone to competently supervise or deliver a project.

    Anyone new to project management will also find value in this course. Occasional or part time project officers and project team members will learn the fundamental and practical skills needed to manage small business and technical projects in the workplace

    What other attendees think about the PMBoK® Foundations Course

    “As a school principal, it provided me with the confidence to effectively supervise projects and not waste time or money on useless activities”.

    "I'd been fumbling about running small projects for years for my organisation without knowing it could have been much easier.  The PMBoK Foundations training was fantastic.  I now am better organised, have my stakeholders on-board, and deal with contract issues without getting frustrated.  I didn't realise how much time and effort I could save using a tool like PMBoK".

    "The best course I've done in 10 years.  Informative, practical, and enjoyable!".

    Prerequisites

    This course has no prerequisites

    Participant Course Handout Materials

    All participants receive course material during the workshop to help plan, organise, staff, coordinate, report and budget their project.

    Facilitator

    The Foundations courses are presented by professional PMI certified trainers who are experts in their field.   Our professional trainers assist organisations and individuals uplift their capability using portfolio, program & project management skills as well as risk management and business analysis capabilities.

    The Venue

    Paxus Offices, North Sydney

    Dates and Registration

    The courses are conducted from 6pm to about 9pm in air conditioned fully-appointed training rooms.   A break is provided to allow for best effective learning.  The course is conducted on two sequential Tuesday evenings. 

    Normal Price                     $  660.00

    Member Price:                  $  330.00 (including early bird discount)

    All prices include GST.

    Group discounts are available for non-members.

    Further information can be obtained from Richard Hemsworth (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Glen Miller (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).   This course is also available for group in-house training.

    PMBoK® Foundations Learning Outcomes

    This project management course covers the activities in each of the four processes of project management: planning, executing, controlling and closing.

    At the completion of this course you will have learned how to:

    • Manage the trade-offs between time, cost, scope and quality in a project plan.
    • Define the scope and user requirements of a project, and the best means of controlling changes to the scope.
    • Develop a realistic schedule by estimating time, cost and resources.
    • Manage project stakeholders to ensure they remain committed and involved throughout the project.
    • Identify and mitigate risks which could disrupt or damage the project.
    • Use a structured approach to prepare a project plan, incorporating a schedule, a simple budget and specific outputs/deliverables for each step of the plan.
    • Determine project quality objectives and identify appropriate controls to ensure the desired outcomes are achieved.
    • Use methods for timely and accurate reporting of progress against plan.
    • Manage crises arising from the project’s work and stakeholder assumptions.
    • Ensure appropriate resources for the project are obtained.
    • Manage the project team and retain its productivity.

    Both traditional and agile techniques are used as examples.

    Delivery Style

    This course is delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of instructor-led presentations, group and individual activities. This training approach allows participants to work through concepts in an application-focused learning environment. Participants will challenge their understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in their individual workplace.

    Course Content

    Introduction

    • Project Management overview and terminology
    • Characteristics of projects & typical project problems

    Project Initiation & Stakeholders

    • Project start-up activities, including defining the objectives and project constraints
    • Managing stakeholders

    Planning

    • Planning process/workflow
    • Gathering requirements, defining scope and managing scope changes
    • Scheduling
    • Time and cost estimating & contingency
    • Managing project risks and meeting stakeholder requirements

    Project execution

    • Leading project teams
    • Status reporting and correcting variances to plan

    Managing Project Closure

    • Project closure – admin steps
    • Contract closure checklists

    Course wrap-up

    • Review of key course concepts

    Certification and PDUs

    This course partially satisfies the training requirements for Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP) qualification and all the underlying knowledge requirements for the The Australian Institute of Project Management’s Certified Practising Project Manager (CPPM) certification.

    A certificate of completion is issued for the course indicating the content and standard.

    This project management course offers eight Professional Development Units (PDUs). For those seeking PDUs for Project Management Institute (PMI) accreditation, reference codes will be provided to participants at the completion of this course.  PDUs are valid for six years for those seeking accreditation for the first time or three years for those seeking to renew accreditation.

    Foundations of Project Management - Take the Lead

    1 DAY TRAINING

    Industry accepted and acknowledged in over 208 countries

    Over 2.9 million people using PMBoK world-wide

    Massive discounts for PMI Sydney members!

    This informative and interactive workshop introduces you to the world of project management.  It presents the world's leading approach to project (PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge - PMBoK) in an easy-to-understand and practical way.

    You can start applying your skills in project management straight away - in fact the course is designed around you applying your project management skills on a real project at work!  Don’t worry if you don’t have your own project right now - we’ll provide a simulated project environment so you can enjoy the benefits of applying new skills and knowledge directly into practice.

    Who should attend?

    This course is for people who need to know how to plan, organise, supervise or deliver projects.  It's for anyone who requires the knowledge to be able to manage tasks to realise benefits.

    Without complicated methods and years of experience it allows anyone to competently supervise or deliver a project.

    Anyone new to project management will also find value in this course. Occasional or part time project officers and project team members will learn the fundamental and practical skills needed to manage small business and technical projects in the workplace

    What other attendees think about the PMBoK® Foundations Course

    “As a school principal, it provided me with the confidence to effectively supervise projects and not waste time or money on useless activities”.

    "I'd been fumbling about running small projects for years for my organisation without knowing it could have been much easier.  The PMBoK Foundations training was fantastic.  I now am better organised, have my stakeholders on-board, and deal with contract issues without getting frustrated.  I didn't realise how much time and effort I could save using a tool like PMBoK".

    "The best course I've done in 10 years.  Informative, practical, and enjoyable!".

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    Professional Business Analyst (PBA®) - Skill Recognition

    4 DAYS INTENSIVE TRAINING

    Industry accepted and acknowledged  in over 208 countries

    Massive discounts for PMI Sydney members!

    This comprehensive workshop will prepare you for the PBA® examination and help you make the most of your limited study time.  The Professional Business Analyst (PBA®) certification is recognised as a milestone achievement in the career of the business analyst.

    PMI’s PBA® credential recognises the advanced experience and skill of a professional business analyst.  Recognised and demanded, the PMI-PBA® demonstrates your proven competency to evaluate an organisation’s needs, identify and manage requirements, and arrive at a solution to ensure business benefit.

    Recruitment of BA roles is estimated to increase by 22% by 2020 - increasing demand for a professional and recognised certification.  PMI-PBA® is that certification.

    PMI-PBA® credential holders use their disciplined analytical skills to elicit needs, manage  requirements, assess risk, explore complexity, specify change, engage stakeholders, and deliver effective communications.  PBAs successfully identify and plan for scope and define Agile project backlogs (features) for the success of a program or project. 

    Who should apply?

    If you evaluate requirements or perform business analysis:  if you work with project teams and manage requirements or product development, or if you’re a project or program manager who performs business analysis in your role, then the PMI-PBA® certification is right for you.

    What other analysts think about the PMI-PBA® course

    It’s a door opener for new entrants in the field of business analysis”.

    "The PBA® certification helped me to progress within my organisation. Some companies are already looking for certified BAs and obtaining the certification makes the BA career progression easier. I always highlight the PMI-PBA certification to distinguish myself from other BAs who don't have this certification".

    "The holder of the PMI-PBA® credential gets an edge over other applicants for advertised positions and it also helps build trust with the client".

    Prerequisites for Exam Access and Certification

    ATQF certificate II or above, diploma, or

    7,500 hours of business analysis experience

    2,000 hours working on project teams*

    35 contact hours of education in business analysis

    OR

    Bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent

    4,500 hours of business analysis experience

    2,000 hours working on project teams*

    35 contact hours of education in business analysis

    * Project experience can include your business analysis experience. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement, but is not required for the PMI-PBA.

    Participant Course Handout Materials

    All participants receive course material at the end of the second session as a reference which can be used for examination practice.  There is also the opportunity to form study groups with other participants.

    Facilitator

    The certification preparation classes are presented by professional PMI Global certified trainers who are experts in their field.   Our professional trainers assist organisations and individuals uplift their capability using portfolio, program & project management skills as well as risk and business analysis capabilities.

    The Venue

    Sydney CBD

    Dates and Registration

    The courses are conducted over three or four days.   Go to the Events Register to apply and register.  PMI members receive a massive discounts.

    Normal Price                     $  2,079

    Member Price:                  $  1,496 (including early bird discount)

    All prices include GST.

    PMI-PBA® Learning Outcomes

    • Revise all core PMI-PBA exam content and hot topics
    • Identify and recognise the various types of PMI-PBA® exam questions
    • Complete sample exams using our PMI-PBA® exam test bank
    • Compile a PMI-PBA® exam strategy that will be used in the actual PMI-PBA® exam
    • Become familiar with the exam policies and procedures

    PMI-PBA® Course Content

    The PMI-PBA® credential focuses on a disciplined broader practice of requirements management, with course content including:

    • needs assessment
    • planning
    • analysis
    • traceability and monitoring
    • evaluation

    Exam Centres and Further Information

    The certification exam has 200 multiple-choice questions and you have four hours to complete it.

    To maintain your PMI-PBA, you must earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) in business analysis topics every three years.

    To locate a CBT Testing Centre close to you and find out additional information about the examination process, please visit the Prometric website.

    PDU Information:

    32 PDUs

    Professional Business Analyst (PBA®) - Skill Recognition

    TWO EVENING ACCELERATED TRAINING - 6 HOURS

    Industry accepted and acknowledged in over 208 countries

    Massive Benefit for PMI Sydney members!

    This two x 3 hour evening course prepares you for the PBA® examination and helps you focus your limited study time.  The Professional Business Analyst (PBA®) certification is recognised as a milestone achievement in the career of the business analyst.

    PMI’s PBA® credential recognises the advanced experience and skill of a professional business analyst.  Recognised and demanded, the PMI-PBA® demonstrates your proven competency to evaluate an organisation’s needs, identify and manage requirements, and arrive at a solution to ensure business benefit.

    Recruitment of BA roles is estimated to increase by 22% by 2020 - increasing demand for a professional and recognised certification.  PMI-PBA® is that certification.

    PMI-PBA® credential holders use their disciplined analytical skills to elicit needs, manage  requirements, assess risk, explore complexity, specify change, engage stakeholders, and deliver effective communications.  PBAs successfully identify and plan for scope and define Agile project backlogs (features) for the success of a program or project. 

    Who should apply?

    If you have commenced your preparation for the PMI-PBA® exam, this is an ideal course to refresh the concepts and gain exam practice.

    If you evaluate requirements or perform business analysis:  if you work with project teams and manage requirements or product development, or if you’re a project or program manager who performs business analysis in your role, then the PMI-PBA® certification is right for you.

     

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    Program Management Professional (PgMP) - A Career Advancement

    TWO x TUESDAY EVENINGS - EXAM PREPARATION - 6PM to 9PM - 6 HOURS

    Industry recognised in over 208 countries

    Massive Benefits for PMI Sydney members!

    The Program Management Professional (PgMP)® certification is among the most valued certifications from the PMI stable.  In July 2016, there were only 1,680 certified PgMPs globally comprising, just over 40 from Australia.

    PMI’s Program Management Professional (PgMP®) credential recognises the advanced experience and skill of program managers.  Globally recognised and demanded, the PgMP® demonstrates your proven competency to oversee multiple, related projects and their resources to achieve strategic business goals.

    According to industry researchers, there has been a substantial increase in program management job advertisements where a professional program management certification is a mandatory pre-requisite for a job offer.

    PgMP® credential holders oversee the success of a program, grouping related projects together to realise organisational benefits not available if they were managed separately.  It’s the perfect fit if you define projects, assign project managers and oversee programs.

    The PgMP® credential focuses on program benefits and outcomes.  It outlines the role of a program manager verses a project manager, and the differing relationships between them and various project stakeholders.

    The PgMP® certification is tested on 5 domains and 72 tasks listed in Examination Content Outline.

    1. Program Strategic Management
    2. Program Benefit Management
    3. Program Stakeholder Engagement
    4. Program Governance
    5. Program Life Cycle

    Who Should Apply?

    Program Professionals who have been studying to sit the PgMP examination.  Project professionals with four years of project management and four years of program management experience.

     

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    Program Management Professional (PgMP) - A Career Advancement

    3 DAYS INTENSIVE TRAINING

    Industry recognised in over 208 countries

    Massive discounts for PMI Sydney members!

    The Program Management Professional (PgMP)® certification is among the most valued certifications from the PMI stable.  In July 2016, there were only 1,680 certified PgMPs globally comprising, just over 40 from Australia.

    PMI’s Program Management Professional (PgMP) ® credential recognises the advanced experience and skill of program managers. Globally recognised and demanded, the PgMP® demonstrates your proven competency to oversee multiple, related projects and their resources to achieve strategic business goals.

    According to industry researchers, there has been a substantial increase in program management job advertisements where a professional program management certification is a mandatory pre-requisite for a job offer.

    PgMP® credential holders oversee the success of a program, grouping related projects together to realise organisational benefits not available if they were managed separately.  It’s the perfect fit if you define projects, assign project managers and oversee programs.

    PgMP® credentials focus on program benefits and outcomes.  It outlines the role of a program manager verses a project manager, and the differing relationships between them and various project stakeholders.

    The PgMP® certification is tested on 5 domains and 72 tasks listed in Examination Content Outline.

    1. Program Strategic Management
    2. Program Benefit Management
    3. Program Stakeholder Engagement
    4. Program Governance
    5. Program Life Cycle

    Audience

    Project professionals with four years of project management and four years of program management experience.

     

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    Project Management Professional (PMP®) and

    Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®)

    FOUR DAYS FULL TIME (2 x WEEKENDS) - 35 HOURS

    Industry accepted and acknowledged in over 208 countries

    This 2x weekend (4 day) full-time course prepares you for the PMP® and CAPM® examinations and helps you focus your limited study time.  The Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certifications set the standard in professional project management.

    PMP® and CAPM® credentials acknowledge your advanced experience and skill of being a professional project manager.  Recognised and demanded, the PMP® and CAPM® demonstrate your proven competency in project management to deliver business benefits.

    A professional project management certification is no longer an option but a requirement in today’s competitive project management marketplace!  According to a number of respected researchers, there has been a substantial increase in project management job descriptions where a professional project management certification is a mandatory pre-requisite for a job offer.

    Learn how to prepare for the PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification examination and review key areas of the PMBoK essential for success, as well as tips and techniques for the exam.

    Take the opportunity to get to know other project managers seeking the PMP/CAPM certification with the possibility of forming a study group to share knowledge and exam techniques within fellow group members.

    For more information on the CAPM certification please go to: 
    http://www.pmi.org/certification/certified-associate-project-management-capm.aspx

    For more information on the PMP certification please go to:
    http://www.pmi.org/certification/project-management-professional-pmp.aspx

     

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    Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®)

    THREE DAY- FULL TIME - CERTIFICATION PREPARATION - 21 HOURS

    FULLY MEETS THE FACE-TO-FACE AGILE TRAINING REQUIREMENT

    Industry accepted and acknowledged in over 208 countries

    Massive discounts for PMI Sydney members!

    This 2 x weekend course prepares you for the PMI-ACP® examination and helps you focus your limited study time.  The Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) certification sets the standard in agile project management.  It spans many approaches to agile such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP),  Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), and test-driven development (TDD.)  

    PMI's ACP® credential acknowledges your advanced experience and skill of being a professional agile project manager.  Recognised and demanded, the PMI-ACP® demonstrates your proven competency in rapid development and delivery techniques to project manage iterative solutions and secure business benefits.

    PMI-ACP® credential holders implement the agile paradigm in managing projects by preferring:

    •     Individuals and interactions over processes and tools.

    •     Working software over comprehensive documentation.

    •     Customer collaboration over contract negotiation.

    •     Responding to change over following a plan.

    Who should apply?

    Any Agile Practitioner preparing for the PMI-ACP® exam will value this complete training course. This is an ideal course to fully cover the ACP syllabus, refresh agile concepts and gain extensive exam practice.

    If you work on agile teams or if your organisation is adopting agile practices, the PMI-ACP is a good choice for you. Compared with other agile certifications, based solely on training and exams, the PMI-ACP is evidence of your real-world, hands-on experience and skill.

    What other project professionals think about the PMI-ACP® course

    It’s a practical real-world certification in agile that covers off on all the major agile approaches”.

    "The ACP® certification put me in front of curve when it came to progression in my organisation. It gave me the confidence to know that you need to pick the right method for the right project."

    "The holder of the PMI-PBA® credential gets recognised as an expert with experience and skills.  Clients trust my judgement and expertise".

    Prerequisites for Exam Access and Certification

    • 2,000 hours of general project experience working on teams. (A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP.)
    • 1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies. This requirement is in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience.
    • 21 contact hours of training in agile practices.

    Participant Course Handout Materials

    All participants receive course material during the course as a reference, which can be used for examination preparation and skills refresher.  There is also the opportunity to form study groups with other participants.

    Facilitators

    The exam preparation classes are presented by PMI certified professional agile trainers who are well experienced in their field.   Our trainers bring a wealth of knowledge and practice to the table helping you to uplift your capability to achieve excellence result in the examination on your first attempt.

    The Venue

    CBD location or North Sydney (close to rail)

    Dates and Registration

    The courses are conducted over two weekends from 8:30 to about 5:30pm.   Go to the PMI Sydney Events Register to apply and register.  PMI members receive significant discounts.

    Normal Price                     $ 1,799

    Member Price:                  $     899 (including early bird discount)

    All prices include GST.

    3 weekend days -2 x Saturday and 1 x Sunday

    • Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March AND Saturday 12 March
    • Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August AND Saturday 19 August (weekend off between)

    PMI-ACP® Learning Outcomes

    In this course, you will learn how to:

    • Revise all core PMI-ACP exam content and hot topics
    • Get knowledge and skills required to be an effective and result-oriented agile PM
    • Learn the principles and practices of agile project management
    • Identify and recognise the various types of PMI-ACP® exam questions
    • Complete sample exams using our PMI-ACP® exam test bank
    • Compile a PMI-ACP® exam strategy that will be used in the actual PMI-ACP® exam

    PMI-ACP® Course Content

    • Introduction to the paradigm methodology of Agile
    • Agile Manifesto
    • 12 Agile Principles
    • Agile a Family of Methodologies Agile vs Waterfall.. Do we need to embrace this change
      • SCRUM
      • XP – Pair programming
      • Lean – the Toyota way
      • Kanban Boards
      • Crystal – Customisation of methodology based on your organisational needs
    • Vision Box and Elevators Pitch
    • Themes, Epics and Stories … Simplifying the requirements
    • Tips for writing an effective User Story (practical hands-on session)
    • The Purpose of Planning and Estimating – do we really need exhaustive planning for project
    • Types Estimation – Traditional vs Agile
      • Attributes of Estimations
      • Estimate size and duration
      • User Story and User Persona – Adding Life to Requirements
      • Estimating in story points
      • Estimating in ideal time vs man hours
      • Debating the merits of Story Points and Ideal days
    • Techniques for Estimating
      • Triangulation
      • Effort vs. accuracy
      • Planning poker, it’s time for an estimation game (practical hands-on session)
    • Sprint Planning
      • Velocity-driven agile projects
      • Commitment-driven agile projects
    • Release Planning
      • How to estimate velocity
      • Velocity as a range
      • Predicting project completion
      • Rolling Wave planning
    • Communication
    • Why Agile projects Fail in Waterfall environments
      • Agile Servant Leadership
      • SCRUM Master – Leader as an enabler
      • Information radiators
      • Team empowerment
      • Team accountability through Daily Standup meeting
      • Lessons learnt using retrospective meetings
      • Building a High performing team
      • The power of co-location

    Exam Centres and Further Information

    The certification exam has 120 multiple-choice questions and you have three hours to complete it.

    To maintain your PMI-ACP, you must earn 30 professional development units (PDUs) in agile topics every three years.  This course qualifies for PDUs.

    To locate a CBT Testing Centre close to you and find out additional information about the examination process, please visit the Prometric website.

    PDU Information:

    21 PDUs

    Project Management Professional (PMP®) and

    Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®)

    TWO EVENINGS ACCELERATED EXAM PREPARATION - 6 HOURS

    Industry accepted and acknowledged in over 208 countries

    Massive discounts for PMI Sydney members!

    This two x 3 hour evening course prepares you for the PMP® and CAPM® examination and helps you focus your limited study time.  The Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certifications set the standard in professional project management.

    PMP® and CAPM® credentials acknowledge your advanced experience and skill of being a professional project manager.  Recognised and demanded, the PMP® and CAPM® demonstrate your proven competency in project management to deliver business benefits.

    A professional project management certification is no longer an option but a requirement in today’s competitive project management marketplace!  According to a number of respected researchers, there has been a substantial increase in project management job descriptions where a professional project management certification is a mandatory pre-requisite for a job offer.

    Learn how to prepare for the PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification examination and review key areas of the PMBoK essential for success, as well as tips and techniques for the exam.

    Take the opportunity to get to know other project managers seeking the PMP/CAPM certification with the possibility of forming a study group to share knowledge and exam techniques within fellow group members.

    For more information on the CAPM certification please go to: 
    http://www.pmi.org/certification/certified-associate-project-management-capm.aspx

    For more information on the PMP certification please go to:
    http://www.pmi.org/certification/project-management-professional-pmp.aspx

    Who should apply?

    If you have commenced your preparation for the PMP® or CAPM® exam, this is an ideal course to refresh the concepts and gain exam practice.

    This course is designed for individuals that have been performing self-study of PMBoK with an intent to sit for the CAPM/PMP exam, and wish to get an overview of the important material combined with an overview of the exam and techniques and areas on which to focus.  

    It would also suit those individuals newer to PMI and PMBoK who want an overview of the CAPM & PMP certification and exam content.  This course will be conducted at a relatively fast pace and is not suitable for absolute starters in project management.

     

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    Within Professional Development we organise the following training events:

    1. Chapter Classes – Training events run by the PMI Sydney Chapter, usually on a Saturday.
    2. Certification Study Preparation – These sessions are run over two nights and are conducted by a team of volunteers. Classes provide those who are preparing for CAPM and PMP certification exams with helpful tips on how to prepare. They also provide the opportunity to meet up with fellow students and to organise study groups.
    3. Sponsor Workshops – These events are educational opportunities that may be organised by Chapter sponsors or guest speakers, which are promoted as a benefit to members. All workshop registrations and administrations are the responsibility of the organiser, not the Chapter.
    4. Toastmasters – Enhance your communication skills and earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) with our Toastmasters Club.

    The following is the list of the activities Chapter's Education team has planned and you will hear about it from time to time:

    • Organise Courses and workshops
    • Provide Presenters to Organisations to Promote the Value of Project Management
    • Share Educational Opportunities with other Bodies

    To find out what course are currently being offered, and book in few easy steps, visit the Event Listing page.

    For further information on or corrections to any item on this page, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    The PMI Sydney Chapter partners with industry to provide a range of highly discounted 1-2 day Chapter Classes covering topics of interest to Project and Program Managers

    Visit the Events Listing page to view the courses on offer.

    Please read the Education Courses cancellation policy prior to booking courses.

    Note: PMI Sydney Chapter members who register and attend the course themselves receive a 50% discount on fees - to obtain the rate, be sure to log into the PMI Sydney Chapter website before registering for the course. All prices include GST of 10% If you have any questions about our short courses, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    pmbok5thed PMBoK Fifth Edition has been released and PMI Members can download a FREE PDF copy from the PMI.org website. You can also purchase a hard copy on PMI Global Marketplace. PMI Members receive 25% discount.

    If you are currently not a PMI member, you can Join PMI in a few easy steps and take advantage of a large number of member benefits (including a free download of PMI Standards). Don't forget to also join PMI Sydney Chapter and get more benefits!

    Please note that if you have been studying for the CAPM or PMP exam with the PMBoK Fourth Edition, you have until Jul 31, 2013 to pass the exam. For more information, visit the PMI Certification site.

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    The PMI Sydney Chapter's Toasmasters Club is in full swing!

    Meetings are held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 6:30 - 8pm at the Sydney Mechanics' School of Art, 280 Pitt Street Sydney CBD.

    For those of you who are not familiar with Toastmasters, and how being part of that organisation will enhance your communication skills and enable you to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs), take a trip around the Toastmasters web site or visit www.pmisydneytoastmasters.org for more localised information

    There's no charge to come along to one of our Club meetings and find out more about the Club and what Toastmasters can do for you.  If you do decide to join us, membership of the PMI Sydney Toastmasters Club costs around $90 for six months.  That's a small cost for the opportunity to develop your public speaking skills in a friendly, supportive environment!

    Interested in becoming a member?

    Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details and questions regarding membership.

    The PMI Sydney Chapter is committed to providing exceptional customer service.

    • Cancellation requests will be allowed up to 5 days prior to the event, conference or program and a full refund will be provided. Alternatively, we will transfer the requestor to another course of equivalent cost free of charge - if this is their preference.
    • Cancellations requested within 5 days of the event will be at the discretion of the responsible Director and may be subject to a penalty fee to be determined by the responsible Director.
    • If it is possible to substitute the requestor with another registrant (eg from a waiting list) a full refund will be provided up to 3 days prior to the event. Alternatively, we will transfer the requestor to another course of equivalent cost free of charge - if this is their preference.
    • No refunds or transfers will be entertained if requested within 3 days of the event, conference or program.

    • If we have to cancel an event, we will provide a full refund.

     

    Volunteer Trainer Induction and Familiarisation

    The Volunteer Trainer Induction and Familiarisation Session is designed to allow prospective trainers the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the operations of the Certification Team.

    It allow trainer volunteers to make an informed decision about joining the team and contributing to the community pf practice.

    PMI Sydney Chapter Certification Team conducts training courses to assist people who are aspiring to gain PMI Certifications as a:

    •   Project Management Professional (PMP)®

    •   Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

    •   Program Management Professional (PgMP)®

    •   Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®

    •   Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

    These courses are conducted as evening classes.  Each evening class is three hours. There are two evening classes per course.  The courses are spread throughout the calendar year and are currently conducted on a Tuesday evening in North Sydney.

    These PMI certifications are recognised world-wide and are the highest standard of recognised skill in each of their categories.  Therefore PMI Sydney Chapter trainers must be subject matter experts.

    Who should attend?

    Members of the PMI Sydney Chapter who have an interest in contributing as trainers or training coordinators.

    When?

    Tuesday Evening: 13 December 2016

    6pm to 7:30pm

    The Venue

    Paxus Offices

    Level 19, 99 Walker Street

    North Sydney

    Cost

    Nil

    Trainer Benefits

    •   Collaboration and sharing with professional peers

    •   Development of professional training skills

    •   Access to subsidised, and in some cases free, training in other PMI courses

    •   Recognition of skills through PDUs

    •   Satisfaction of helping others achieve their goals

    •   Reinforcement of PMI best practice methodologies and practices

    •   Access to Train-the-Trainer workshops and courses

    •   Volunteer Trainer Induction and Familiarisation

    THe PMI maintains a list of all PMI authorized Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s) on its global site www.pmi.org.   Australia has 37 organisations that provide certification training variously in:

    PMP® Project Management Professional

    PgMP® Program Management Professional

    PfMP® Portfolio Management Professional

    CAPM® Certified Associate in Project Management

    PMI-PBA® PMI Professional in Business Analysis

    PMI-ACP® PMI Agile Certified Practitioner

     

    PMI Sydney Chapter conducts professional training to support its members and the greater community of practice.  The scheudle is aviailable under the professional development tab on the PMI Sydney website. 

     

     

    Volunteer Trainer Induction and Familiarisation

    The Volunteer Trainer Induction and Familiarisation Session is designed to allow prospective trainers the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the operations of the Certification Team.

    It allow trainer volunteers to make an informed decision about joining the team and contributing to the community pf practice.

    PMI Sydney Chapter Certification Team conducts training courses to assist people who are aspiring to gain PMI Certifications as a:

    •   Project Management Professional (PMP)®

    •   Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

    •   Program Management Professional (PgMP)®

    •   Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®

    •   Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

    These courses are conducted as evening classes.  Each evening class is three hours. There are two evening classes per course.  The courses are spread throughout the calendar year and are currently conducted on a Tuesday evening in North Sydney.

    These PMI certifications are recognised world-wide and are the highest standard of recognised skill in each of their categories.  Therefore PMI Sydney Chapter trainers must be subject matter experts.

    Who should attend?

    Members of the PMI Sydney Chapter who have an interest in contributing as trainers or training coordinators.

    When?

    Tuesday Evening: 10 January 2017

    6pm to 7:30pm

    The Venue

    Paxus Offices

    Level 19, 99 Walker Street

    North Sydney

    Cost

    Nil

    Trainer Benefits

    •   Collaboration and sharing with professional peers

    •   Development of professional training skills

    •   Access to subsidised, and in some cases free, training in other PMI courses

    •   Recognition of skills through PDUs

    •   Satisfaction of helping others achieve their goals

    •   Reinforcement of PMI best practice methodologies and practices

    •   Access to Train-the-Trainer workshops and courses

    •   Volunteer Trainer Induction and Familiarisation

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