Larry Elle
Professional Development Collaborative, Inc.


Friday February 3, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

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Career Source Career Center
186 Alewife Brook Parkway
Cambridge, MA 02138

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WHEN:  Friday, February 3, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

WHERE:             Career Source Career Center
                            186 Alewife Brook Parkway
                            Cambridge, MA, 02138, 3rd Floor

in the Fresh Pond Shopping Ctr., near the Alewife T Station.

Free parking available.

Cost: $115.00  ($99.00 for workshop + $16.00 for materials)
Early Bird Special: 
Register by midnight, January 27 and the cost is only $105.00. Hurry, limited seating!  

Project management abilities are among the most sought after skill sets by professionals and employers. Skilled project managers are in high demand but while many people have led projects, far fewer have received training in the fundamental tools and techniques that provide the key to successful project management.

This one day course will provide participants with the tools they need to develop and manage a project from inception to conclusion. This includes knowing how to plan and estimate your work, sequence activities, evaluate progress and obstacles, and collaborate with staff and stakeholders to get the job done. This training is an accessible program that quickly brings you up to speed on ways to get the most out of your own workplace projects.

This course includes interactive learning. You’ll acquire a powerful set of project tools and then collaborate with team members to use these tools to plan, estimate, manage and report on your projects. To ensure a realistic learning environment actual workplace or personal projects will be utilized. You’ll leave with a thorough understanding of a project manager’s role in creating a project plan and following it through to successful completion.

Who Will Benefit: This course provides valuable real-world skills, tools and techniques for anyone who manages a project in manufacturing, financial services, high tech, health care, or the bio-tech industries.

Key Benefits to Participants:

  • An understanding of the roles of project manager and the project team
  • An ability to generate sound estimates of the effort and duration of current projects
  • An ability to create a reliable project plan including Work Breakdown Structure
  • An ability to identify project risks and communicate progress towards your goals

Added Bonus: Participants who register for this training will receive 20% off the cost of New Leaf Project Management’s two day Project Management Test Preparation course.

Jack NevinsonPresenter:  Jack Nevison

Jack Nevison is founder and President of New Leaf Project Management. He is the author of six books and is a contributor to the original 1996 edition of The PMBOK® Guide and was a team leader for the Fifth Edition revision. He has designed several interactive games (Herding Cats©, Stays & Days©, and QPM©) to enhance the mastery of PM skills, speaks and writes regularly on topics of interest to project managers and is a past president of the Mass Bay Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®). Nevison is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dartmouth College. He may be reached at



 Project Management Context

  • Review of your project challenges
  • What is a project?
  • Overview of project management
  • Overview of project manager, stakeholder and team-member roles
  • Scope, cost, schedule, and quality tradeoffs

 Project Scope Development

  • Understand the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and your deliverables
  • Describing your project work activities

Estimating Work

  • What you should estimate, why, and how often
  • Effort vs. duration vs. human biases
  • Range-based activity estimates


Scheduling Milestone Dates

  • How do we sequence activities?
  • What’s the critical path and when is it wrong?
  • Managing resource constraints

Identifying and Communicating Risk

  • What are risks? Threats?  Opportunities?
  • Communicating risks in a constructive way

Project Execution

  • Am I on the critical path?
  • Project performance review meetings:  tracking actual results
  • Reporting completion of work
  • On-going communication with Stakeholders

 Project Learning

  • What are the available resources?
  • How do I access them?
  • What are my next steps?

Here’s what people are saying after attending Jack Nevinson’s trainings …

“Jack does an excellent job relaying complex project management techniques in an easy to understand and apply manner.” JB     

“Great for both new PM’s and experienced PM’s. Great jumpstart for PMP attainment.” SS

“Thank you for the PM training. I recently completed an 8,500 hour project on time. This may not sound like much, but for my company’s history, it is very good. The techniques I learned in your classes are very effective!” —M.L.

Your book length handout was great for workshop follow-up.” – LE       “Excellent program.” ET

Register online and reserve your seat Now.  Workshop size is limited to 25.  Registration ends 9:00am February 3, 2016 or when workshop is full.  If paying by check your check must be received by January 27, 2017.  We are not responsible for lost, delayed, or misdirected mail.   Major credit cards accepted via PayPal. You do NOT need a PayPal account or registration to use PayPal.

Refunds are subject to a $10 cancellation fee. 

Refunds are provided to workshop participants when they notify the Professional Development Collaborative 24 hours in advance of the workshop. Credit card charges and handling are subtracted from the amount refunded. A credit may also be applied to a future workshop in lieu of a refund. All refund requests should be sent by email to:

Refund requests that arrive after the workshop begins are not accepted and no refund will be provided.

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The Professional Development Collaborative, Inc. is a non-profit education and training center for professionals in transition who are seeking to grow their skills and utilize their expertise in a professional setting.  Subject matter experts with in-demand skills provide affordable training, while businesses and organizations offer collaborative work opportunities and employment alliances.  The vision of the PDC is to create an organization that grows the skills of highly motivated professionals, and in turn, is an aid to the New England economy. We welcome your help as volunteers, trainers, or employed professionals open to mentoring other professionals.

 “Training Today’s Professionals For Tomorrow’s Workplace”