Course Description

Course Overview




Advanced Project Management Masterclass Dates

This Fall we have two options!

Half-Day, Evening

  • Monday and Tuesday, 28-29 September
  • Monday and Tuesday, 5-6 October

This evening classes run from 6:00pm - 9:30pm Central time in the US.

Full Day

  • Thursday, 15 October
  • Thursday, 22 October

The full-day classes run from 8:30am - 4:30pm Central time in the US.

For the Full Day classes, we take a full hour break over lunch and there are other breaks during the morning and afternoon.

We have taught leaders around the world on how to improve their ability to lead teams and deliver projects. Now you can get that same teaching in this Live Masterclass!

This course is the second of three courses in our Masterclass series. If you are considering project management certification, sign up for the entire series. Click here to learn more about the series.

All three courses will be led by Masterclass Program Instructor Andy Kaufman, PMP, PMI-ACP and Co-Instructor Barrett Kaufman, PMP.

This Masterclass qualifies as 14 contact hours toward the Education component of your project management certification application.


Ready for the next level?

Our Advanced Project Management Masterclass is a combination of nuts-and-bolts theory and practical lessons learned, all packaged in a fast-paced, highly interactive session to get your organization on track to consistently delivering successful projects. This Masterclass course helps project managers learn in-depth practices that go beyond surface level information into real life, complex situations.


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Andy Kaufman

Andy has worked with leaders on every continent, except for Antarctica (still working on that one!). He has taught this course for administrative professionals around the world and can't wait to share the learning with you!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • Overview of the Program

    • What To Do Now?

    • Download the Participant Guide and "Gold Sheet"

    • Introduce Yourself!

    • Program Bibliography: Additional Resources to Further Your Learning

  • 2

    Day 1: Project Selection, Stakeholder Management, Cost Management, and Quality Management

    • (Before the Webinar) Discussion: Cost Over-Run Hall of Fame

    • (Before the Webinar) Discussion: Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders

    • Webinar: 15 October

    • (After the webinar) Downloads for further learning

    • (After the webinar) Follow-up from the learning

    • (After the Webinar, Optional) Interview with Dr. Marc Goulston, author of Talking With Crazy

    • (After the Webinar, Optional): EconTalk interview with Bent Flyvbjerg regarding cost-overruns on megaprojects

    • (After the Webinar, Optional) Interview with body language expert Dr. Nick Morgan, author of Power Cues

  • 3

    Day 2: Procurement Management, Managing Conflict, Increasing Accountability, Influencing Skills, and Negotiating Skills

    • (Before the Webinar) Your Procurement Process

    • (Before the Webinar) Discussion: Lessons Learned about Conflict and Stress

    • (Before the Webinar) Lessons Learned About Influencing Others

    • Webinar: 22 October

    • (After the Webinar) Assignment: Influence Techniques in Action

    • (After the Webinar) Assignment: Watch for the Conflict Styles Being Used

    • (After the Webinar, Optional) Interview with Robert Cialdini

    • (After the Webinar, Optional) Interview with Tim David

    • (After the Webinar, Optional) Interview with Oren Klaff

    • (After the Webinar, Optional) Interview with Buster Benson regarding his book Why Are We Yelling?

    • (After the Webinar, Optional) Interview with Peter Boghossian about How to Have Impossible Conversations

    • (After the Webinar) Interview with Dan Rust about his book on office politics entitled Workplace Poker

    • (After the Webinar, Optional) Interview with authors of Work Without Stress

    • (After the Webinar, Optional) Stress video

    • (After the Webinar) Follow-up from the learning

  • 4

    Certification Resources

    • What You Need to Know About Earning Your Certification

    • Spreadsheet to help consolidate your project experience

    • Recommended Resources for Practice Questions

  • 5

    Wrap-Up

    • Assignment: Your Personal Action Plan

    • Your Feedback About the Program

Reviews

5 star rating

An incredible deep-dive into the nuances of relational in...

Joey Perry

The Advanced Project Management class provides tools and techniques helpful to not only succeed in Project Management, but in any area where relationships ar...

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The Advanced Project Management class provides tools and techniques helpful to not only succeed in Project Management, but in any area where relationships are involved, which is everywhere! Learning the different styles of conflict, the truth behind influence and the types of negotiations equips you to not only do well in your professional sphere, but also in your personal life. Andy brings it a number of ideas from experts in their field, as well as contributing his own expertise and experience, and combines them into an immersive experience wherein on the other side you emerge wiser, more equipped and ready to take the next step in life: whether that is taking the PMI exam, going to buy a car, having a team meeting or navigating a disagreement with a family member. I definitely recommend this class for anyone who wants to grow in relational management, but especially those who are pursuing the PMI certification.

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Engaging, energetic, and interesting!

Lynn Brens

Andy Kaufman delivers project management material in a very engaging and energetic fashion, involving the class as if we were together at a location. I found...

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Andy Kaufman delivers project management material in a very engaging and energetic fashion, involving the class as if we were together at a location. I found the course to be interesting, and was actually inspired to take it based on Andy's teaching techniques in a course I took for an MBA that he taught. This class is worth every penny and I believe it has prepared me well for the exam. It was also a great networking opportunity!

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This course is invaluable!!

Rogelio Guzman

I just finished this course and highly recommend it to anyone in project management or looking to get their certification. Andy's a great teacher and the mat...

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I just finished this course and highly recommend it to anyone in project management or looking to get their certification. Andy's a great teacher and the material is invaluable.

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The second half of the Advanced class!

Lamont Barrientos

This was my favorite part of this experience. I have loved it all, but the last half of the class really affects all aspects of our lives. It will be so us...

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This was my favorite part of this experience. I have loved it all, but the last half of the class really affects all aspects of our lives. It will be so useful in all of my relationships. My wife has been in with a big 4 firm for 24 years. She listened to last nights class and was very impressed with the instructors, both Andy and Barrett. She has been to, and listened to so many professional growth seminars, conferences, and classes, so she is not easily impressed. For me, that says a lot. Such positive approach to teaching that you want to learn and engage. Thank you both!

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This is for the Advanced only virtual class. For the entire program, enroll in the Masterclass Series.

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