PMP® Exam Prep
The Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification is one of the most sought after project management credentials in the business world today. As a globally-recognized certification with more than 800,000 credential-holders, it validates professional experience and knowledge of project management including understanding and application of the leading standard, the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) that is administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
MBA 707 - PMP® Exam Prep is a comprehensive, four-day course designed to help participants prepare to take the PMP® exam by focusing on the ten knowledge areas, five process groups, and 49 processes that are found in the PMBOK® Guide (6th edition) along with other related information, processes, and tools and techniques. This course is not intended to introduce participants to fundamental project management concepts or topics, but is targeted at preparing experienced professionals to take the PMP® exam.
This course fulfills the PMI’s project management educational requirement of 35 contact hours required to take the exam. All course instructors are PMP®-credentialed and practitioners in program, portfolio, and/or project management. They have real world, contemporary experience and have been through the PMP® exam preparation and assessment processes themselves.
Organizations are gathering and storing massive amounts of data, from individual medical records to airline passenger profiles. Faster computers and algorithms have becomes available to visualize and transform this data into information for improved decision making. Specifically, this ability allows organizations to fully tap into these capabilities to glean valuable insights, patterns and trends. Deployment of predictive analytics allows organizations to predict future outcomes by studying the relationships among variables from existing data. This course discusses the process of developing, evaluating and deploying predictive models in an application-oriented environment. The applied course uses extensive examples, readings and hands-on exercises to reinforce the concepts.
This course covers the basic tools and a systematic process for applying an objective and measurable reduction in losses to critical resources due to changing from one product to another.
In Lean, quick changeover or setup reduction is the process of reducing lost time. This course will review the benefits of setup reduction to maximize quality and capacity. With the market increasingly demanding more customized products & services, leaders are finding that mastering quick changeover is essential to an organization’s survival. Similar to other lean tools, the concept started as single-minute exchange of dies (SMED). Its purpose was to maximize existing capital investment by understanding a key loss of capacity occurred when changing from one product to another. SMED, also known as quick changeover, requires a commitment from the entire organization. Key requirements for SMED success are planning and preparation, including value-stream mapping, an organization-wide implementation team, and extensive employee training. This course integrates a team approach, visuals and focuses on implementing low cost and no cost solutions first. From manufacturing to health care, all operations with heavy capital investment will realize significant additional capacity and reduced costs.
Resiliency, Grit and Happiness: The secret to your organization’s success
Individuals who are resilient and gritty can adapt to the challenges of the dynamic world. This interactive workshop focuses on helping employees improve resiliency, which can lead to stronger organizational culture and employee performance. This session focuses on how elements of well-being and positive organization behavior encourages managers to develop stronger resiliency, individually and in collaboration with employees.
Resolving Conflict in the Workplace
Conflict in the workplace happens all the time. Effective leaders have the ability to identify sources of conflict and diffuse the situation with haste and effectiveness. This course teaches basic techniques on identifying sources of conflict and effective management techniques to resolve them.
Root Cause Analysis and Mistake Proofing
In this course, participants will learn the definitions of Root Cause Analysis and Mistake Proofing, and learn to leverage visual tools for rapid team collaboration and quick consensus building for sustaining improvements through interactive teamwork. The concept is simple: identify the reason for the problem, and eliminate the reason to prevent a recurrence of the problem. Learn these techniques to prevent recurring issues within an organization. This course is designed to provide participants information and practice in applying generally accepted Root Cause Tools and Mistake Proofing skills.
The workshop is based upon the basic scientific method and tools and techniques that have a foundation in TQM, Lean (Toyota Production Systems- TPS) and Six Sigma. This basic scientific method has its foundation in the idea of experimentation and the use of data. The teaching methodology uses a series of exercises and hypothetical problems to highlight the foundational techniques and allows experimentation with a variety of tools. You will have the opportunity to try various tools to see where each addresses different work groups and types of situations. You will have the opportunity to discuss the differing contexts of mistake proofing, including the human behaviors; as well as experiment with ideas and methods for mistake proofing. The workshop will help you refine your skills and prepare you to achieve top results to improve work performance in operations.
In this hands-on course, participants will learn to stabilize their current condition and use it as a springboard to evaluate all changes. Discussion will be on the history of standardized work compared to work standards and will address the challenges of moving work standards organization to standard work. You will learn standard work is not the same as work standards.
Strategic Planning & Implementation
This Creighton Leadership U seminar focuses on how to develop and implement a strategic plan. Participants will gain understanding of strategic fit and how to use communication strategy in developing a plan.
Strengthening Your Well-being and Resiliency
Research shows that people who have high well-being and strong resiliency are often happier and more productive, both at work and at home. This interactive workshop focuses on strategies for improving or maintaining a high-quality level of well-being, as well as developing skills for stronger resiliency. Participants will develop a plan for focusing on their well-being and identify strategies for improving resiliency.
Supporting Non-native English Speakers in the Classroom
This workshop will help teachers design course materials and teaching strategies that engage non-native English speakers’ prior knowledge in all academic areas.
Emphasis will be placed on practical tools to help maximize learning and increase classroom interaction and academic success.