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TECH 073 | Advanced Project Management Essentials

June 14, 2021 to June 28, 2021


Registration occurs on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for registration is one week before the first day of the course. If you are unable to register before the deadline, please email or call 301-496-7977 for space availability. 

NIH Fellows or NIH community members being sponsored by their lab and awaiting payment authorization can tentatively hold a seat using the “Reserve A Seat” option. FAES must receive payment within 7 business days after reserving a seat or 3 business days before the start of the workshop, which ever comes first. If payment is not received in this time frame, your reservation will be canceled.

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June 14, 21, 28, 2021 (Live session: 10 AM – 3 PM ET including one hour lunch break and asynchronous components)

In the knowledge economy, we create value using projects and project teams. Advanced Project Management Fundamentals is the second in the series of courses developed for the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES).

The Advanced course extends the learning of the Project Management Fundamentals course. Additional subject domains are introduced, and important knowledge areas are explored in greater detail. This course is recommended for students that:

• Have taken Project Management Essentials or have extensive project management experience and want to expand their knowledge and formal training, or

• Are interested in taking the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam.

This course includes agile and other topics covered in the PMP® certification exam. PM Fundamentals and Advanced PM Fundamentals cover many of the domains required by the PMI; they are not exam prep classes.

This course combines formal classroom instruction, in-class exercises, and outside-of-class group projects. Participants will spend 3-4 hours per week working with others in a case study.

This course provides additional training on core topics of project planning and execution and agile project management.

The course leverages critical concepts and processes, as defined in the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide, an ANSI standard. Practical “best practices” and guides are also incorporated.

At the end of the class, participants will have the skills to initiate, plan, execute, and monitor a project. Participants will learn how to work more effectively with their teams and engage their stakeholders.


  • The course includes the following topics:
  • Project Management Foundational Concepts
  • Initiating the Project
  • Developing the business case
  • Creating the project charter
  • Managing Stakeholders
  • Identifying stakeholders
  • Analyzing stakeholders needs
  • Managing Communications
  • Communication planning
  • Meeting best practices
  • Planning the Project
  • Scope
  • Schedule
  • Cost
  • Managing Project Execution
  • Tracking work
  • Managing change
  • Managing risk
  • Managing actions and issues
  • Decision making
  • Communicating status
  • Agile Project Management
  • Eliminating waste (Lean)
  • Optimizing flow (Kanban)

Who Should Attend
This course covers advanced topics in project management and is intended for students that have taken TECH 071 or have extensive experience. Scientists, program managers, and leaders will benefit from this class.

Students must take TECH 071 | Project Management Essentials or have extensive project management experience to take this course.

Related workshops
TECH 071 | Project Management Essentials

Although no grades are given for courses, each participant will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) based on the number of contact hours.
One CEU is equal to ten contact hours. Upon completion of the course, each participant will receive a certificate showing completion of the workshop and 2.0 CEUs.
Participants will also be able to apply 20 contact hours toward their Project Management Professional certification requirement or for their Project Management Institute Professional Development Units (PDUs).

About the Instructor
Alan Zucker has over 25-years of experience working in the Federal Government and Fortune 100 companies leading projects and project execution organizations. He has delivered thousands of successful projects and major strategic initiatives. In 2016, he founded Project Management Essentials to provide training and advisory services. His areas of expertise are project management, agile transformation, and leadership. He has trained hundreds of project managers, helping many to pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. He is a keynote speaker, adjunct college instructor, and works with national, professional training organizations. Alan holds a master’s certificate in IT project management from The George Washington University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP®) by the Project Management Institute (PMI). He also holds multiple agile certifications from Scrum Alliance, Disciplined Agile, and Scaled Agile (SAFe).

General Training Rate

Discounted Training Rates
$895.00 - NIH Community (Trainees, Employees, Contractors, Volunteers, etc.)
$995.00 - Academia, US Government, US Military

Technology Fee

Refund Policy
100% tuition refund for registrations cancelled 14 or more calendar days prior to the start of the workshop.
50% tuition refund for registrations cancelled between 4 to 13 calendar days prior to the start of the workshop.
No refund will be issued for registrations cancelled 3 calendar days or less prior to the start of the workshop.

All cancellations must be received in writing via email to Ms. Carline Coote at
Cancellations received after 4:00 pm (ET) on business days or received on non-business days are time marked for the following business day. 
All refund payments will be processed by the start of the initial workshop.

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