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Creating a good strategy is hard. Deploying that strategy is even harder. Tuning and re-tuning that strategy in real-time is what separates okay from great.
As an executive for 15 years, I know what it is like to sit in the chair at the top and near the top of the organization. I can help you tune your approach to break through to the next level.
I can help you with troubled projects, teach teams how to complete predictive and adaptive projects, and lead projects that require top-level expertise.
The importance of an employee's impact on the bottom line cannot be overstated. Employee surveys can highlight issues and trends that can be managed for increased levels of employee engagement and thus impact.
Customer service can make the difference between success and failure for an organization. Service design thinking applied right will result in your customers choosing your company over competitors, which not adding significantly to cost.
Good execution is hard to achieve. It takes far more than just planning to get results. Common sense is often not enough nor even right. Understanding and applying a few concepts based on the nature of work is a key to success.
This course is one of four that make up the Portland State University Center for Executive and Professional Education Project Management Certificate, this course introduces project initiation and planning. Upon completion, students will have gained the knowledge to:
The course is delivered remotely, with a blend of virtual live sessions and self-paced activities.
All consulting and training topics listed on this page can be customized specifically for your need, ranging from four-hour classes up to comprehensive multiday courses.
Business analysis is a research approach to identifying and defining business needs in order to find solutions, make performance improvements, and enact organizational change. Portland State University Center for Executive and Professional Education's Business Analysis Certificate program provides comprehensive training in these vital areas and helps participants develop skills that will equip them for careers as business analysts.
BA110 Planning and Monitoring
BA111 Getting Requirement Right
BA112 Creating Strong Recommendations
BA113 Assessing and Validating Solutions
BA114 The Competencies of a Business Analyst
All five courses in the certificate are delivered remotely, with a blend of virtual live sessions and self-paced activities.
Manage Project to Success. This Portland State University Center for Executive and Professional Education self-paced course provides a comprehensive foundation for successful project management. Twenty-three video modules cover essential topics, which are supported by illustrative examples and powerful tools. You will become well-versed in Predictive methods, such as Gantt charts, and Adaptive methods, such as Scrum and Kanban. This course will equip you with the vocabulary, practical applications, and confidence needed to successfully manage your next project.
Nothing gets done in a project without people. This course will teach you how to select, assign, train, direct, and motivate members of the project team so they are engaged in accomplishing the project results. You will learn how to work with project team members to help them get interested in the project, apply their best skills, learn new skills, communicate well, and enjoy the project experience.
This Portland State University Center for Executive and Professional Education self-paced course includes twenty-four modules.
Make projects matter. Ensuring your project delivers the intended results, and that those results are valuable is the focus of this Portland State University Center for Executive and Professional Education self-paced course. Topics include evaluating project benefits and value, working with stakeholders to build shared understanding, collaboration, effective negotiations and mentoring, managing project compliance, addressing changes in the external business environment, ensuring knowledge transfer, and supporting organizational change.