Mingus Associates, Inc.

Project Management and Preservation Writing, Training, Consulting

 

Training

Phone: 716-632-5616

Fax: 866-881-7102

E-mail: Nancy Mingus

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We Offer Standard Courses on Project Management Basics as well as Popular Project Management Software Packages.

Understanding Project Management Processes (3 days)–This course introduces project managers to the basic concepts of project management including planning, estimating, scheduling and controlling projects.  It is based on Nancy’s book, Teach Yourself Project Management in 24 Hours and can be delivered in a two-day or four-day version as well.

 

Managing Project Management (1 day)–This course is a brief overview of project management, designed to introduce senior managers and project managers to the concepts of project management most critical to effective department- or corporate-wide project control.

 

Managing Preservation Projects (1 day)–This session looks at what project management is, why so many projects exceed their estimates and what types of tools preservationists can use to minimize the overruns on their own preservation projects.  Specific tools to be discussed are project scope statements, work breakdown structures (WBS), risk analysis, Gantt charts and network diagrams (PERT/CPM).

For detailed course outlines and pricing for these courses, just click on the appropriate title

Introduction to Microsoft Project (2 days)–This course teaches project managers how to use MS-Project to plan, schedule and control their projects.  A one day version of this course, called Intermediate Microsoft Project is available to project managers with extensive PM experience but no MS-Project experience.

 

Advanced Microsoft Project (1 day)–This course builds on the concepts in the Introductory course, focusing on working with multiple projects, creating custom reports and views and tracking actuals.

 

Introduction to Open Workbench (2 days)–This course teaches project managers how to use Open Workbench to plan, schedule and control their projects.  A one day version of this course, called Intermediate Open Workbench is available to project managers with extensive PM experience but no Open Workbench experience.

 

Advanced Open Workbench (1 day)–This course builds on the concepts in the Introductory course, focusing on working with multiple projects, creating custom and views and tracking actuals.

 

Introduction to SureTrak (2 days)–This course teaches project managers how to use SureTrak to plan, schedule and control their projects.  A one day version of this course, called Intermediate SureTrak is available to project managers with extensive PM experience but no SureTrak experience.

 

Advanced SureTrak (1 day)–This course builds on the concepts in the Introductory course, focusing on working with multiple projects, creating custom reports and views and tracking actuals.

 

Project Management Software Overview (½ day)–A half-day introduction to each of the tools listed above is also available, designed for clerical people who will be using the tool, but not creating and tracking plans.

Software workshops use hands-on examples and exercises.

Communication Skills for Technical Professionals (3 days)–This course helps project managers and other technical professionals communicate more effectively with clients and colleagues.  It covers listening, writing and speaking skills as well as communication basics.  Extensive exercises are included so that participants actually practice each skill.  A one day version of this course that presents the concepts but eliminates the exercises is also available, as are selected modules.

 

Customized Courses–Any of the standard courses can be customized to meet your specific needs.

 

Custom-developed Courses–If you have additional training needs, we can custom develop a course for you.  Past custom courses have ranged from training on a new commercial lending system to a series of courses on an internal project management methodology to a beta test course for a new multi-media authoring system.

Dozens of Other Training Courses Available Including: