PM Training schedule
- Commonwealth IT Project Manager Overview Training
Date: October 18, 2023
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Instructor: Chris Chappell
Course Description: Mandatory Commonwealth IT Project Manager Orientation Training class is designed to acquaint the Project Manager with the Commonwealth Project Management (CPM) methodology, the context in which Commonwealth IT projects are governed, the specific processes and procedures associated with IT project governance and oversight, and the Project Manager qualification requirements administered under the Commonwealth IT Project Manager Development Program (PMDP).
- CTP Planview E1 for Project Managers
Date: November 14 & 15, 2023 - must attend both days
Time: 9 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Pat Reynolds
Course Description: YOU MUST HAVE YOUR AGENCY'S PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT PERMISSION TO TAKE THIS CLASS. This course is not required for becoming Commonwealth Project Manager (CPM) Qualified, however, this course is required in order to receive a Commonwealth Technology Portfolio (CTP) license. It is intended for the CPM Qualified PM to take this course 1-2 months prior to being designated as the project manager of a Commonwealth-level (>$250,000 project cost) project.
This course is designed for IT project managers who will be responsible for managing Commonwealth-level IT projects and following the processes and documentation described in the Project Management Standard. This includes becoming familiar with the CTP tool and all required project management forms, schedules, and status reports, etc.
- Commonwealth IT Project Management for Beginners (in-person)
Date: December 4 & 5, 2023 - must attend both days
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Location: VITA - onsite
7325 Beaufont Springs Dr, Richmond, VA 23225
Instructor: Chris Chappell
Course Description: This 2-day session will give an overview of project management. It will teach students the core project management concepts, including pre-select, select, initiation, execution, and closeout. The course will focus on Waterfall methodology but will include some agile concepts. After completing this course students will be prepared to lead agency level and Commonwealth level 4 projects.
(See also the AITR Training Schedule .)
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If you already have a PMD account, then click the above "Register" button, then the click the green "My Info" button, then scroll down and click the green "Register for a class" button. (Note, if you're not on the COV network nor VPNed in, you'll get a Windows authentication pop-up to enter your COV credentials.)
If you have a COV account but no PMD account, then click the above "Register" button, then the green "My Info" button, then fill out the personal information form, then click "Save", then scroll down and click the green "Register for a class" button.
If you don't have a COV account, you'll need to first create a VIM account . Then come back here, click the above "Register" button, then the green "My Info" button, then fill out the personal information form, then click "Save", then scroll down and click the green "Register for a class" button.
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Commonwealth IT Project Manager Overview training will be presented quarterly. All IT project managers and project sponsors of Commonwealth IT projects must attend the Commonwealth IT Project Manager Overview training. There is no pre-qualification test for required training.
The Commonwealth IT Project Manager Overview training addresses the following Policies, Standards and Guidelines (PSGs):
Commonwealth Technology Management Policy
Commonwealth Project Management Standard
Commonwealth Project Management Guideline
Commonwealth Project Manager Selection and Training Standard
Commonwealth IT Investment Management (ITIM) Standard
Commonwealth Enterprise Architecture Standard
You can access the latest versions of these documents on the ITRM Policies, Standards and Guidelines page.
Commonwealth IT Project Manager Overview training materials:
Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) Worksheet: (example) - Download and "save as" to create your own CBA
Developing a Project Schedule and WBS (PowerPoint)
- Commonwealth IT Program Management Standard training handouts / Quick Reference sheets
Commonwealth Technology Portfolio for Project Managers Training
Commonwealth Technology Portfolio (CTP) for Project Managers training will be presented quarterly (targeted for February, May, August and November.) All IT project managers must attend the training prior to managing a Commonwealth IT project. The Commonwealth IT Project Manager Overview training is a prerequisite for this training.
In the CTP for Project Managers training, project managers will learn to:
Use the processes and forms in CTP from Project Initiation to Project Closeout;
Manage project documentation;
Create project status reports; and,
Upload key project documents