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This Professional development page was established to demonstrate a sampling of Project Management Professional development courses available for personal and professional improvement within the Project Management domain.    

Professional development Annotated Bibliography 
Troy Stempfley
July 2, 2017

1. Talent Triangle Bundle

  • a. Talent Triangle Bundle. (n.d.). Retrieved June 27, 2017, from to an external site. 
  • b. Duration: N/A 
  • c. Type: Interactive online courses d. Cost: $749 - $449  
  • e. This is a PMP and PgMP recommended online course which covers professional educations criteria on the subjects of:  Surveying clients satisfaction, (3 Strategic PDUs)  Strategy of project selection, (6 Strategic PDUs) Fundamentals of earned value management (EVM), (4.5 Technical and .5 leadership PDUs) Risk management fundamentals,  (4.5 Technical and .5 Strategic PDUs) Lessons learned from five Project Managers (5 Leadership PDUs Achieving work and life balance. (2.5 leadership PDUs  This is a comprehensive course for those with an intermediate level project and program knowledge.  
  • f. REP  yes/  PDU 26.5 total awarded 

2. Leadership Essential Power Pack

  • a. Leadership Essentials Power Pack. (n.d.). Retrieved June 28, 2017, from to an external site.
  • b. Duration: N/A
  • c. Type delivery: Interactive online course
  • d. Cost: $318.50 - $220.50 
  • e. This is a seven course online combination packs from PMI it covers leadership. The items in the course description are: Building influence, Communicating a Vision  Creating a personal leadership development plan, Leading business executive  Leading innovation,  Leading with emotional intelligence, Motivating employees, Leadership is a fundamental part of managing projects.  These tools can help you to establish good up and down channel communications techniques, which will help motivate team members and inspire stakeholders to be more active in project processes
  • f. REP yes, 7 leadership PDUs


3. Advanced Leadership Development: Leadership, Teams, Objective & Influence

  • a. Seminars World,  Chicago Illinois, reference can be found at to an external site.
  • b. 31 October - 1 November 2017 (2 days)
  • c. Type: Seminar
  • d. Cost: $1595-$1350
  • e. This two day seminar, on leadership, begins by defining your own self leadership strategies.  How to establish personal objective and foster leadership positioning so others will follow.  Then it will teach how to use updated techniques to identify individual and group objectives. How to identify leaders within the project team and help to motivate and develop them for future leadership. How to conducting influential meetings to increase project team participation.  And lastly how to develop positive and effective leadership with a high degree of ethics in current high passed business environment.
  • f. REP yes, 12 Leadership and 2 Strategic PDUs

4. Building and Transforming the Next Generation PMO and Portfolio Management

  • a. Seminars World, New Orleans Louisiana, reference can be found at to an external site.
  • b. 14 – 16 August 2017 (2 day)
  • c. Type: Seminar
  • d. Cost $2295 - $2025
  • e. This course discusses modern techniques to develop and manage an effective Project Management Office (PMO); how to move your existing PMO to updated performance levels; and teaches sustainable PMO value and results.  It also teaches Agile PMO organization techniques. Portfolio management is also a part of the curriculum: portfolio frameworks, prioritization, oversight and governance.
  • f. REP yes, 7 Leadership, 7 Technical, and 7 Strategic PDUs.

5. 4-day PMP Boot Camp Boise 

  • a. Project Management Academy Boise Idaho reference can be found at to an external site. Course&utm_content=Never%20postponed%20(unlike%20most).&utm_campaig n=PMP%20Boise%20Campaign&gclid=CK6LrZns69QCFYlgfgodwuEPEA
  • b. 35 hours or 4 days 
  • c. Type: Classroom 
  • d. Cost $1895
    e. This is a 4 day PMP boot camp which has a money back guarantee for successful completion of the PMP examination. It includes all the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 5th Edition, A PMP Strategy Guide, PMP study games and exercises, PMP training aids, 2000 plus PMP sample questions and a 200 question mock PMP test.  It also allows access to other internet training items as well.  
  • f. REF no, it qualifies as 35 contact hours. 


6. Lean Six Sigma Training and Certification Program

  • a. Kent State University Kentucky, referenced at to an external site. iversity%27s%20Lean%20Six%20Sigma%20Brochure%202017.pdf
  • b. Duration: 4 weeks
  • c. Type Classroom
  • d. Cost $3750 - $6950 depending on which level your applying for.
  • e. The university provides Six Sigma training at every level from Green Belt to Master Black Belt.  You will learn Six Sigma and Lean techniques to improve efficiency and cost savings in our project and business models. Lean concepts deal with eliminating waste in process activities and Six Sigma focuses on continual improvement techniques.  
  • f. REF yes, for green belt training 60 Technical and 20 leadership PDU’s  


7. Lean, Six Sigma, and PMOs 

  • a. PMI Nashville, TN Chapter, referenced at to an external site.
  • b. Duration: 1.5 hrs
  • c. Type Classroom
  • d. Free
  • e. Course is a one hour open panel discussion to gain insight in the value of using Six Sigma practices in a project management office.  I will cover methodologies and organizational structures.
  • f. REP yes, 1 Technical PDU

8. The Complete Agile Project Manager (9-course series) 

  • a. The Complete Agile Project Manager (9-course series). (n.d.). Retrieved June 28, 2017, from to an external site.
  • b. Duration: N/A
  • c. Type: Online inter active course d. Cost $372 - $243
  • e. This series of courses teach Agile methodologies for improving project team performance.  It includes 9 separate courses on, Agile essentials, Approaches, methodologies and planning project initiation, requirement gathering, estimating and releasing.  It also demonstrates how to monitor iterations.  Leading Agile
    teams while managing stakeholders and delivering value and quality in Agile projects.  
  • f. REP yes,  17.5 PDU’s

 9. Critical Chain Project Management (Artech House Technology Management and Professional Development Library) 3rd Edition 

10. Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process (AddisonWesley Signature Series (Cohn)) 1st 

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