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Project Simulation: Alaskan Recovery Series
Introduced by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®
Project Simulation: Alaskan Recovery Series combines the benefits of e-Learning with immediacy of real world situations
NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA, 23 February 2011 - Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading project management member association, has introduced a new training series to provide project managers with the ability get the hands-on experience to participate and solve "real world" problems through a simulated project.
The Project Simulation: Alaskan Recovery Series simulated e-Learning module enables project managers to improve their application of PMI's knowledge and standards while enhancing the practical skills they need to be successful in today's technology driven business environment. Designed for project mangers that oversee multiple projects or single large projects and have supervisory responsibilities for a project team, the multiple-course series - which will be released on a modular basis throughout 2011 - takes users through a deep-sea expedition project to discover the origins of an ancient artifact found on the Aleutian sea floor.
Project Simulation: Alaskan Recovery Series teaches learners, regardless of industry, how to successfully apply knowledge from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Fourth Edition as they manage a team of archaeologists, divers, academics and a nautical crew through problem-solving scenarios related to the following knowledge areas:
- Project Integration Management
- Project Scope Management
- Project Time Management
- Project Cost Management
- Project Quality Management
- Project Human Resource Management
- Project Communications Management
- Project Risk Management
- Project Procurement Management
Once users have completed a course, they receive a detailed evaluation that measures their success and provides areas for improvement. Project managers earn 3.5 professional development units (PDUs) and .35 continuing education units (CEUs) upon the successful completion of the course.
"Organizations realize that skilled project managers drive business results. Today, those efforts require more than knowledge of project management standards; they require an ability to apply that knowledge across a myriad of settings, circumstances and personalities," said Brian Weiss, vice president of practitioner markets for PMI. "Project Simulation: Alaskan Recovery Series offers a dynamic environment where project managers can improve their skills as strategic assets to their organizations through a Web-based platform, helping practitioners master the profession on demand, from anywhere at any time."
For more information about PMI's Project Simulation: Alaskan Recovery Series, visit the PMI Marketplace.
About Project Management Institute (PMI)
PMI is the world's largest project management member association, representing more than half a million practitioners in over 193 countries. As a global thought leader and knowledge resource, PMI advances the profession through its global standards and credentials, collaborative chapters and virtual communities and academic research. When organizations invest in project management, supported by PMI, executives have confidence their important initiatives deliver expected results, greater business value and competitive advantage. Learn more at www.pmi.org
Double Masters LLC Joins the Prestigious Group of Organizations Approved by the Project Management Institute to Provide Project Management Training
Boston, Massachusetts, USA - August 1, 2010
Double Masters LLC today announces it is now approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to become a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) effective July 8, 2010.
PMI R.E.P.s are educational organizations that have demonstrated that they are capable of providing world-class effective project management training. Through PMI's rigorous quality criteria for course content, instructor qualification, and instructional design, R.E.P.s provide the project management training necessary to earn and to maintain Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)® and other PMI professional credentials.
The Project Integration Management Simulation (PIMS) enables project managers to practice their skills in a simulated environment. Based on the first knowledge area of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Fourth Edition, Project Integration Management, this simulation lets users apply the PMBOK® Guide framework to a real world project. Project managers from a broad range of industries can utilize this simulation to:
- Improve their project management skills
- Reduce the potential for costly errors
- Increase the likelihood of delivering projects on time and on budget
"Double Masters is focused on delivering world-class project management simulations to assist project managers in applying the best practices put forth by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®", states Alexandra Zouncourides-Lull, principal at Double Masters LLC. "While many products and services exist to help one achieve PMP® certification, there has been little focus on how to best apply this knowledge to the real world. Application expertise has largely been left for project managers to discover on their own, through tried and true personal experience as well as collaboration with peers. Project management simulations are a great way to augment real world experience and help project managers better prepare for the many unforeseen challenges they are likely to encounter during their careers."
"PMI's recent survey of training providers shows that 80 percent of organizations seeking suppliers of project management training strongly prefer to work with PMI R.E.P.s. They view their affiliation with PMI, as the leading standard-setting professional association for project management, as a stamp of quality on the training services they purchase," said Edwin Andrews, Ph.D., director of academic and educational programs and services at PMI. "Organizations want to protect their investment in project management training, and they know that a PMI R.E.P. delivers such training in a cost-effective and efficient manner."
Currently, there are over 1,300 R.E.P.s in more than 70 countries. These organizations include commercial training providers that design complete educational systems, academic institutions, internal training offices at corporations and government agencies.