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Robert Brents

Robert Brents - Mr. Brents is an extremely accomplished individual being a successful consultant, speaker, and trainer. He is also the author of "Shoot the Project Manager" and the forth coming "Frank Sinatra Didn't Move Pianos". Having created both rapid skills transfer for more effective instructor lead training and the 80/20 performance system that helps companies identify vital skills that produce outrageous success have made him a valuable asset to many companies. He is a member of the National Speakers Association and the American Society for Training and Development.

Mr. Brents has nearly 3 decades of experience of developing and delivering programs for businesses, educational facilities, and associations in the US, Canada, and Europe. All of his training is rooted in product experience including work as an IT Manager. Some notable project he has worked on include business process automation reengineering, online transaction process automation, a financial internet for a major university, and a business to business portal for a cellular phone company. In additional to these projects he has worked with companies such as AOL, Bank of America, and Meryl Lynch.

Course Features:
Course Outline TXT
Course Introduction
Course Introduction
Fundamentals
Fundamentals
Key Terms
Context
Life Cycle
Project Management Roles
Successful Project Managers - Skill Set
PMI - Triple Constraint
Inputs, Outputs, Tools & Techniques
Chapter 1 Review
PMBOK Process Framework
PMBOK Process Framework
Process Defined
Process Elements
Process Group: Initiating
Process Group: Planning
Process Group: Executing
Process Group: Monitoring & Controlling
Process Group: Closing
Knowledge Areas
Chapter 2 Review
Communications Management
Communications Management
Communications Planning
Information Distribution
Managing Stakeholders
Performance Reporting
Project Managers Communications Role
Chapter 3 Review
Cost Management
Cost Management
Types of Cost
Life Cycle Costing
Cost Estimating
Cost Budgeting
Cost Control
Earned Value: 12 Key Formulae
Budgeted at Completion (BAC)
Planned Value (PV)
Earned Value (EV)
Actual Cost (AC)
Cost Variance (CV)
Schedule Variance (SV)
Cost Performance Index (CPI)
Cumulative Cost Perform Index (CPIC)
Schedule Performance Index (SPI)
Estimate at Completion (EAC)
Estimate to Completion (ETC)
Variance at Completion (VAC)
Chapter 4 Review
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management
Approach
Human Resource Planning
Acquire Project Team
Develop Project Team
Manage Project Team
Chapter 5 Review
Integration Management
Integration Management
Develop Project Charter
Dev Preliminary Proj Scope Statement
Develop Project Management Plan
Direct and Manage Project Execution
Monitor and Control Project Work
Integrated Change Control
Close Project
Chapter 6 Review
Procurement Management
Procurement Management
Plan Purchases and Acquisitions
Plan Contracting
Request Seller Responses
Select Sellers
Contract Administration
Contract Closure
Chapter 7 Review
Quality Management
Quality Management
Quality Terminology
Theories of Quality
Quality Planning
Perform Quality Assurance
Perform Quality Control
Chapter 8 Review
Risk Management
Risk Management
Risk Management Planning
Risk Identification
Qualitative Risk Analysis
Quantitative Analysis
Risk Response Planning
Risk Monitoring and Control
Chapter 9 Review
Scope Management
Scope Management
Scope Planning
Scope Definition
Create Work Breakdown Structure
Scope Verification
Scope Control
Chapter 10 Review
Time Management
Time Management
Activity Definition
Activity Sequencing
Activity Resource Estimating
Activity Duration Estimating
Schedule Development
Schedule Control
Chapter 11 Review
PMI Professional Responsibility
PMI Professional Responsibility
Balance Stakeholder Interests
Contribute to Knowledge Base
Enhance Individual Competence
Ensure Integrity and Professionalism
Interact with Team and Stakeholders
Chapter 12 Review
Strategies for Taking the Exam
Strategies for Taking the Exam
Reading the Questions
Guessing
Avoiding Potholes
Avoiding Quicksand
Time Management
Reviewing Your Responses
Chapter 13 Review
Course Closure
Course Closure