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Oregon Project, Program, & Portfolio Management Training

Oregon Project, Program, & Portfolio Management Training

The Oregon Project and Portfolio Management Advisory Board (OPPMAB) is offering training to all state and local government employees seeking development in project, program, and portfolio management.

The courses outlined in the attached document have been recently enhanced to ensure students receive the most up-to-date information and instruction based on PMI's Project Management Guide to the Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). The Oregon Project and Portfolio Management Advisory Board (which has representatives from most of the state agencies) was instrumental in developing the new comprehensive project, program, and portfolio management courses in partnership with a new contractor, Willamette University Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

Please contact Brandy Meng at chro.training@oregon.gov for more information.

Portfolio Management: Linking Organizational Strategy to Execution
This course is compatible with The Standard for Portfolio Management, 3rd edition by the Project Management Institute. Every organization has too many projects clamoring for insufficient resources. Often leaders respond by trying to do too much with too little. This starves the most important projects, wastes resources on the wrong work, and causes unbalanced risks and myopic horizons. Portfolio management is a proven antidote to this. It helps leaders look broadly across their organization to invest in the right projects and coordinate their execution.
 
For more information about the training including a schedule of upcoming classes and registration information click here.
 
Executive Briefing on Managing Projects
This briefing examines, from a manager’s point of view, how to use projects to link organizational strategy to action. It covers the essential elements of an effective project management system, examines how project management integrates with other management functions, and shows how to be an effective management sponsor for a project.
 
For more information about the training including a schedule of upcoming classes and registration information click here.
 
Introduction to Managing Projects
The Introduction to Managing Projects class is available to all state employees, and local governments. It is intended for project managers, project sponsors, team members, or anyone interested in learning the basics. This 4-day course will teach best practices and fundamental skills needed to successfully complete projects based on PMI's Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK). This course will cover topics such as Project Management Overview & Concepts, Initiation, Planning, Executing & Controlling, and Close-out. Basic project management tools, as well as related examples and workshops will be integrated with the course delivery to ensure the content is relevant to the student’s real world experience.
 
For more information about the training including a schedule of upcoming classes and registration information click here.
 
Oregon Project Management Certification (OPMCP)
The OPMCP is the Oregon state government's premier project management development program. It is available to all state employees and local governments. The OPMCP is designed to develop leaders in all the project management disciplines. This certification program includes 14 training classes (modules) over a 4-5 month period.   To receive certification, students must pass a post-test after each module and pass a final exam. Students who pass these exams will then be certified as an Oregon Project Management Associate (OPMA) and will receive a certificate signed by the Governor.
 
For more information about the program including a schedule of upcoming cohorts and registration information click here.
 
Aligning Projects & Strategy: Introduction to Portfolios & Programs
Few leaders have the luxury of focusing on a single project. Instead, they must balance multiple simultaneous projects, constantly making imperfect tradeoffs between conflicting needs. This course is an introduction to pro-gram and portfolio management, two disciplines that focus on effectively managing multiple projects. Program management coordinates a set of projects that must be integrated tightly to achieve a shared objective, while portfolio management selects and optimizes a large collection of projects as investments for achieving strategic objectives.
 
For more information about the training including a schedule of upcoming classes and registration information click here.
 
MS Project
Two classes are offered on Microsoft Project 2013 – Introduction and Intermediate. 
 
In the Introduction to Microsoft Project training students will learn the basic functions and features needed to create and manage project schedules, along with best practices, tips and techniques. 
 
The Intermediate Microsoft Project training covers select intermediate level functionality in MS Project 2013, including the new set of customizable reports introduced in this version.   Students will learn to leverage the capability of managing a portfolio of projects using the master project feature, manage resources using a resource pool, better manage their project information, and report on project status.
 
For more information about the training including a schedule of upcoming classes and registration information click here. 
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