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Even if you're on the right track,
you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Will Rogers

Mosaic's One-on-One Training is available World-Wide

Earned Value Resources

Training in Earned Value Managment based on the PMI Practice Standard for EV.
Self-Paced, Distance Education with your own Mentor 

   
Course Headlines and Highlights


Delivery Methodology:

Mosaic's One-on-One Mentored Email™ training is designed as a cost effective, 'low overhead' delivery option for busy schedulers. Our email downloads can be received on most PDAs, Blackberries, etc (and work equally well on slower 'dial up' internet connections). All that's required is a PDF reader and Excel.

The information needed to pass your PMI-SP examination is provided in 12 modules.
The information needed to pass your PTMC examination is provided in 6 modules.
Modules 1 to 5 are the same for both courses.


Typical module content:
The modules are designed to step you through the course work in manageable sections. Most people will aim at one module per week but 
  • Read a chapter or section of the course reference books.
  • Read Mosaic's course notes.
  • Answer the module questions and email your answers to us.
  • Review your scored answers against the details answers provided.
  • Additional benefits of the Mentored Email™ methodology. 
    • We compile statistics on your overall progress to aid revision
    • We will source additional materials/references as needed.
    • Our language base is limited to English.

Key References

  Buy the Standard
The books can be included in your Mentored Email™ course fees
   
Your Course Mentors
   
Patrick Weaver Patrick Weaver PMP, PMI-SP, FAICD, FCIOB.
Patrick has over thirty five years experience in the Project Management industry.  His career initially focused on the planning and managing of construction and engineering projects. The last twenty years has seen his businesses and experience expand to include the successful implementation of project controls in a range
of government, ICT and business environments and the development of a range of sophisticated training options.


Patrick has been a PMI member for over 20 years and is
the Managing Director of Mosaic Project Services Pty Ltd.    [See Patrick's CV]
Dr Lynda Bourne Dr. Lynda Bourne DPM, PMP, FAIM.
Lynda has extensive experience as a Senior Project Manager and Project Director specialising in delivery of IT and other business-related projects and has worked as a Senior IT Project Management Consultant. She is an internationally recognised consultant, author and trainer.

Lynda is Director of Professional Services with Mosaic Project Services and
the Managing Director and CEO of Stakeholder Management Pty Ltd.  
[See Lynda's CV]

   

You set your schedule to suit your needs:
   
Complete your course in 1 week or take a leisurely 6 months
(
and you can change your planned schedule at anytime )


Self Paced =
  • Completing the entire course in a week
  • Completing one Module per week
  • Completing two modules per month
  • The pace is up to you and can be
    changed at any time!

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Course & Module Structure

Each module includes reference materials, followed by test questions and feedback on the answers provided. The three components of each module are designed to work together to reinforce the student's learning. Regular feedback is provided to each trainee showing their overall score and their score against each of the topics. This helps highlight areas of strength and areas needing more study. Mosaic's telephone mentoring helps trainees ask any questions they may have and to provide additional guidance as needed.

Typical Module Structure - most people average around 3 Hrs per module

Each module includes:

  • Topic reading and Questions. Reading time should be 1 to 2 hours followed by answering a range of questions in the same format as the examination. Trainees should attempt to answer all questions in approximately 20 minutes.

  • Trainee provides answers. Answers the questions on the Excel template and then email to your mentor for scoring.

  • Evaluation emailed to trainee. Your Mentor provides feedback on the answers (both why answers are correct and why answers are wrong), a comprehensive scoring report measuring your overall progress and performance against each of the exam topics covered in the course. Where required, additional reference materials are recommended or provided to the trainee. Review time should be approximately 1 hour.

The next module is normally forwarded shortly after the current module is returned. Trainees wishing to fast-tack their training typically receive modules on a pre-agreed schedule; it is possible to complete the course in a day if needed.

The course provides access to approximately 100 questions. Each question has a complete answer, by reviewing the answers, trainees learn why some options are correct and why others are wrong. Mosaic's scoring matrix lets each trainee know the topics needing more work and where they are comfortably on track to implement EVM in their organisation.

Note:- All email courses require the trainee to have access to an email system capable of receiving 'locked' PDF and Excel files (the 'lock' prevents alterations - printing is always enabled). 

More information:

Course Structure
  • 4 Modules:
    • EV Basics
    • Trend Indicators & History
    • Project Organisation & Risk
    • Business Management & Earned Schedule
  • Cost $250 (Australian Dollars, + GST for Australian residents)
  • Modue 1 sent 'on approval' , you only pay if you want to complete the course.
  • 1st courses commence 7th January 2013

Book an EV course

Key Deliverables

Students will acquire the necessary knowledge to apply EVM effectively in the workplace.

Mosaic's courses are specifically designed to equip trainees with the necessary skills and knowledge to apply EVM effectively in the workplace. 

The course will:

  • Provide a thorough grounding in Earned Value Management.
  • Provide a framework of information by way of references to Standards and proprietary materials to allow trainees to acquire the specific knowledge needed to develop an EV system.
  • Provide a structured framework to test trainees’ knowledge on a progressive basis through multi-choice questions.
  • Provide one-on-one feedback regarding performance in each module to allow trainees to focus on areas requiring improvement.
  • Provide on-going support after the course.
Mosaic's courses work - see what trainees have said.

Why train with Mosaic:
  • Decades of experience planning and managing major projects in the 'real world'. We bring this experience into our training courses.
  • PMI members for over 25 years - we understand how PMI works.
  • Successful PMI trainers since 1999 - our courses are guaranteed to work!
  • Personal service - by design we are a small business focused on providing an excellent level of service to our trainees.
  • Cost effective - you don't have to join anything to take advantage of our low costs. 
  • Free PM & Scheduling Knowledge - an exensive reference library to back up our training and for general use, see:

Module Design 

Module Module Contents PDU Hours:
# 1 – EV Basics
  • An overview of Earned Value
  • Developing a Time Phased Budget
  • Definition of key elements & Formula
  • Assigning objective measures of performance
3 Hrs
# 2 – Trend Indicators & History
  • Accumulating and reporting project cost and performance data
  • Analysing the performance data
  • TCPI and Trends
  • A Brief history of EV
3 Hrs
# 3 – Project Organisation & Risk
  • Define the overall project Scope
  • WBS: Decomposing the project scope using the Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures
  • Setting the performance management baseline
  • Assigning responsibility
  • Interfacing Risk and Earned Value Management
3 Hrs
# 4 – Business Management & Earned Schedule
  • Supporting Standards
  • Managing the project
  • Earned Schedule
  • Revision
3 Hrs



Bookings

Book an EV course

Need More Information?
To discuss your training requirements, please complete an [Information Request Form]
Telephone +613 9696 8684 or simply email your request to:- training@mosaicprojects.com.au


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