Course Description

Masterclass Overview

Our renowned 2-day, limited enrollment course on the essentials you need to transform your ability to lead and deliver.

Join hungry learners from around the world in this live, virtual Masterclass. Start your path towards earning your PMP or CAPM Certification!

Enrollment already limited. 

Join Masterclass | $525


Who is this Essentials Masterclass for?

This Essentials of Project Management Virtual Masterclass helps you improve your ability to lead your team and deliver your projects while you transform your work and life habits to accelerate your career and pass the Project Management Institute's PMP® or CAPM® Certification Exam. 

4 Things You Need to Know about the Essentials:

  1. If you are pursuing your PMP® or CAPM® certification, this course is the first in the series. We recommend you sign up for the entire Masterclass Series to save money!
  2. You'll have incredibly practical takeaways that you can use immediately following each session
  3. You hate boring, monotone, project management lectures? So do we! This live, virtual Masterclass course was created specifically for your max learning and interactivity. 
  4. Your title doesn't matter! If you are responsible for leading and delivering initiatives, this course is for you.  We've helped all sorts of roles, including project managers, program managers, team leads, business analysts, salespeople, administrative assistants, engineers, lawyers, and more level up their ability to lead and deliver.



Essentials Masterclass Dates


This Spring we have two options!


Full Day

  • Thursday, 17 February
  • Thursday, 24 February


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


Half-Day, Evening

  • Monday and Tuesday, 12-13 April
  • Monday and Tuesday, 19-20 April


These evening classes run from 6:00pm - 9:30pm 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 first 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 Essentials Masterclass qualifies as 14 contact hours toward the Education component of your project management certification application.


Bottom line: If you lead or deliver projects, this Masterclass is for you. 

Join Essentials Masterclass | $525


Become the   

Become the project management superstar you always wanted to be growing up. ... Well, while your childhood dreams may not have been centered around the glories of project management, this Masterclass course is a fantastic way to join others from around the world as you enter into learning the essentials of project management.


Delivering projects on time, on budget, with the desired scope is no small order. Statistically speaking, the odds are not in your favor. The margin for error with projects has all but shrunk in most organizations. We just cannot tolerate projects that don't deliver. So, how do we successfully deliver more consistently, in the real world where there are no 5 Easy Steps to Successfully Delivering Projects? Our Essentials of Project Management workshop is a very practical way to get your organization on track to consistently delivering successful projects!




Join Masterclass | $525

Reviews

5 star rating

An amazingly insightful, practical & masterfully taug...

Joey Perry

Although my immediate intentions do not include preparing for the PM certification, I received immense value from walking through this Essentials of Project ...

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Although my immediate intentions do not include preparing for the PM certification, I received immense value from walking through this Essentials of Project Management virtual masterclass. The concepts & ideas taught, while certainly helpful toward preparing for the exam, offer a wide range of applications including but not limited to: being an administrator, an entrepreneur, a leader in a volunteer-based organization and even as a husband and father. Andy's professional, friendly and positive demeanor makes all the difference and he was able to really break down the concepts in a way I could easily understand. This was a great class that I'm thankful to have had the opportunity to attend.

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Excellent Class

Jamie Davis

The information is jam-packed full of quotes, group and individual activities, as well as containing test prep information. Great class!

The information is jam-packed full of quotes, group and individual activities, as well as containing test prep information. Great class!

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Highly recommend this course

Rogelio Guzman

I just finished taking this virtual masterclass with Andy Kaufman. I highly recommend it!! Andy has a way of keeping you engaged and explains the information...

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I just finished taking this virtual masterclass with Andy Kaufman. I highly recommend it!! Andy has a way of keeping you engaged and explains the information well.

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Renata Lyon

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Thank you!

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Essentials of Project Management (Virtual Masterclass)

Ann Marie Johnson-Beegun

Very informative, great teachers.

Very informative, great teachers.

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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?

    • Introduce Yourself!

    • Download the Participant Guide and "Gold Sheet"

    • Program Bibliography: Additional Resources to Further Your Learning

  • 2

    Evenings 1 and 2: Introduction, Key Concepts, Introduction to Agile, Initiating, and Planning

    • (Before the Webinar) People Styles Questionnaire

    • (Before the Webinar) Discussion: What are some factors that make it more challenging to deliver your projects?

    • (Before the Webinar) What Questions Do You Have About Project Management Certification?

    • (Before the Webinar) Summary Roadmap of the Project Management Process

    • (Before the Webinar) Project Charter and Project Scope Statement Worksheets for case study exercises

    • Evening Webinars: April 12 and 13

    • (After the Second Webinar) Discussion and Assignment: People Styles

    • (After the Second Webinar) Follow-up and Summary of Assignments

    • (After the Second Webinar) "Finger tapping" exercise

    • (After the Webinar) Scrum in Under 10 Minutes

    • (After the Webinar) Your Feedback

  • 3

    Evenings 3 and 4: WBS, Estimating, Sequencing, Scheduling, Critical Path, Risk Management, and Closing

    • (Before the Webinar) What do you Do When Closing a Project?

    • (Before the Webinar) How Does Your Team Currently Manage Risks?

    • (Before the Webinar) Introduction to Miro

    • Evening Webinars: April 19 and 20

    • (After the Webinar): Demo of XMind

    • (After the Webinar) Demo of Trello

    • (After the Webinar): Demo of Asana

    • (After the Webinar) Sequence Activities Demonstration

    • (After the Webinar) Discussion: What Questions Do You Have?

    • (After the Webinar) Free Excel Templates for Schedules

    • Summary of the "Quote" Slides

  • 4

    Certification Resources

    • What You Need to Know About Earning Your Certification

    • Spreadsheet to help consolidate your project experience

    • Review of Critical Path

    • How to Calculate Critical Path on the PMP® or CAPM® Exams

    • Practice Exercises for Network Diagram and Critical Path

    • Practice Exercises for 3-Point Estimates and Standard Deviation

  • 5

    Wrap-Up

    • Assignment: Your Personal Action Plan

    • Your Feedback About the Program

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