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The Oregon Project Management Advisory Board (OPMAB) is a volunteer board promoting professional project and program management as a standard discipline and best business model for state and local government, following the tenets of project and program management as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI). To this end, the board collaborates with DAS to provide information and training, including administration of the state's project management certification program. DAS is currently offering training available to all state and local government employees.

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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.


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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 base​d 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.

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This course teaches fundamental business analysis and process mapping skills needed to collaborate with project team members and stakeholders to define business requirements and processes.  

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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.


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Questions?  Contact Brandy Meng

OPMAB is co-sponsoring  the fall conference, Leading Edge Practices for a Changing World, with PMI Willamette Valley on November 2, 2018.

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