Practical Project Management

intergenerational group of business people planning a project around a table

Practical Project Management focuses on using project management effectively even in difficult work environments. Whether it’s scope creep, shifting deadlines, revolving team membership, resistance to best practices, or another Project Management pitfall, even great project managers face roadblocks to PM methods. This three-day certificate program will help you establish a solid project management discipline to face whatever challenges your work presents and is recommended for aspiring, new or established project managers, business owners, people managers, and project stakeholders.

Practical Project Management
with Angela Wheaton
October 2, 9 & 16
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
 2.1 CEUs / certificate for 21 contact hours

$495

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?

Aspiring, new or established project managers, business owners, people managers, project stakeholders.  

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This certificate program uses teamwork and group activities to help participants learn tools and techniques for optimizing project management in their unique work environment.  The content is designed for people who are just getting started with PM in their workplace, those who need a PM tune-up, and for well-established PMs who are stuck or want to take their PM practice to another level.  There is a significant focus on risk, negotiation skills, conflict management, communication, team building, project tracking, and performance management from the project manager’s perspective.  

Principles and best practices from the Project Management Institute (PMI) will provide a framework for our conversation. We will monitor anticipated changes to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and discuss how they will impact project management as a career and a practice.  

Bring your hot topics and real-life examples. Our best class discussions are driven by participant interest and curiosity. The course will provide ample opportunity for group and individual exploration into areas of relevance or significance to class members. 

The program, to be held 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., is $495 per person, with need-based scholarships available. A continental breakfast and catered lunch are included.

HOW TO REGISTER

Register online. For more information or to register by phone, request an accommodation or scholarship application, contact Michelle Patten, 338. 8002; michelle.patten@maine.edu.

Photograph of instructor, Angela Wheaton

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

A longtime resident of southern Maine, Angela Wheaton (M.A., P.M.P., C.S.M.) currently lives in Portland. She has a Master of Arts degree in theology and counseling, is certified by the Project Management Institute, holds a Scrum Master certification and is a certified Facilitative Leader and Trainer. She has leadership experience in the retail, banking, education, technology, social service and healthcare fields. Her passion is for completing projects, building teams, and motivating people. 

Angela has spent more than 15 years working in healthcare, mainly in an organization with the dual mission of providing quality healthcare and administering multiple health plans. She taught and guided the leadership of nine medical practices to create business plans for their individual sites and combine them into a comprehensive plan for an entire delivery system. She also engineered three practice acquisitions and a complex practice relocation.  

Angela has used her extensive technical experience to manage numerous successful IT projects including an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system conversion, a teller system replacement for a 400-branch bank, a data center relocation, and a 500-location enterprise Automated Teller Machine (ATM) system implementation.  In several instances, she used her expertise in people management and facilitative leadership to build a high performing team of skilled client service, clinical, and technical specialists. 

Most recently, Angela created a consulting company called Results Consulting.  Her goal is to help people and businesses accomplish important projects that never seem to reach the top of their “To Do” lists.  She has already helped several companies move critical items to their “Done” pile.  

Angela enjoys house projects, spending time with friends and family and traveling, recently visiting Iceland, Portugal, and hiking on the Camino de Santiago in Spain.