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Event Date
Start At : Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 9:00am
End At : Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 5:00pm

Better Project Planning: How to Leverage Project Management Connections

Project Management Training Seminar
Presented by Northern Virginia Community College Workforce Development
A PMIWDC Strategic Partner

  • Register online; or
  • Register by phone at 703-878-5770
    Reference course code BUSC 1445 70W

Please register early if you would like to attend.
This seminar series is extremely popular, and often sells out weeks in advance.


This seminar provides 7 PDUs for certified PMs.

Dates and Location

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Course Length: 7 hours – from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Providing 7 PDUs

NOVA Woodbridge Campus
Room WAS-208
15200 Neabsco Mills Road
Woodbridge, Virginia 22191

Driving Directions

Registration and Costs

$355 per person

Register online or by phone by calling 703-878-5770. Reference course code BUSC 1445 70W.

About the Course

Course Description:

There's good news. Your company won the contract and you’ve been selected to lead the new project. Your boss calls you in to her office and shares the news -- and it goes something like this: "Congratulations. Here is your project, here is your budget and here is your schedule."

But wait! You didn't have a chance to ask crucial questions about the scope of the project during the bidding process! Your boss explains that they didn't ask too many questions during the proposal phase because they didn't want to risk helping the competition.

But wait! You can tell at a glance that the schedule is way too tight! Your boss explains that she is certain you can get it done on time.

But wait! There is no way you can complete this flawed project on this tight schedule with the limited funding you've been given! Your boss asks if she should find someone else to lead the project.

"Don't worry," she says. "We'll make it all up on change orders."

For many project managers, this is the real-life world of project management. There is a better way. It involves understanding the connections within projects, and how to use those connections to help you plan projects more effectively. In this course you will learn how to identify problems in a scope statement. You will learn how to turn a scope statement into a WBS. In addition, you’ll walk through how to use the WBS to identify project activities. Finally, you will put all the pieces together and learn how to develop a draft schedule and budget that are consistent with the project scope. All in one day!

Spend a day getting some of the most practical, hands-on project management experience imaginable - you’ll be leveraging this knowledge on projects for years to come.

About the Instructor

Ron Taylor, MBA, PMP, The Ron Taylor Group, Principal
Ron Taylor, MBA, PMP

Ron Taylor is an internationally known project manager, lecturer, trainer, author, and consultant, and is the principal and founder of the Ron Taylor Group. In addition to his work with federal government and private sector clients, Ron is Adjunct Professor of Management in the MBA Program at both Virginia Tech and George Mason University.

Ron served as President of the Washington DC Chapter of the Project Management Institute. The Washington DC Chapter is the largest PMI Chapter in the world, with over 10,000 members. During Ron’s Presidency, the Chapter earned more awards from PMI than any chapter in the world, including Chapter of the Year, and he is the only person in the 36-year history of the Chapter to have been named PMI’s Leader of the Year.

Ron began his career as a member of the faculty of the University of Kentucky, where he was nominated Teacher of the Year. After moving to the U.S. Census Bureau, he managed several multimillion-dollar projects and led the Bureau's Project Management Board of Directors. He has been a featured speaker at several project management conferences and symposia.

Ron's latest book, Leadership: Stories, Lessons and Uncommon Sense is available on Amazon.


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