Plot Your Project Management Course 

Courses to Elevate Every Stage of Your Project Management Journey

Achieve Certification. Earn credentials to prove you're ready to meet the demands of projects and employers across the globe.

Master the Basics. Our beginner courses will teach you the essential tools and skills you need to execute business projects successfully.

Expand Your Capabilities. Our intermediate courses give you practical training and advice to enhance your application of project management skills.

Prepare for Complexity. Our advanced courses can help you move beyond the essentials and experience your next breakthrough!

Plot Your Project Management Course 

Courses to Elevate Every Stage of Your
Project Management Journey

  • Achieve Certification. Earn credentials to prove you're ready to meet the demands of projects and employers across the globe.
  • Master the Basics. Our beginner courses will teach you the essential tools and skills you need to execute business projects successfully.
  • Expand Your Capabilities. Our intermediate courses give you practical training and advice to enhance your application of project management skills.
  • Prepare for Complexity. Our advanced courses can help you move beyond the essentials and experience your next breakthrough!

 UPCOMING CLASSES

Spring 2021

MASTER THE BASICS

Beginner Courses

Project Management Essentials

Knock Your Next Project Out of the Park!

Are you ready to make a BIG impact at work? Your next project could be a real opportunity for you and your team to shine! 

Unfortunately, too many professionals have never been given the essential toolkit needed to execute business projects successfully.

Without this powerful set of skills, many otherwise talented people are left wondering:
Why does working on this project feel painful and chaotic?

How am I going to tell my boss that we're going to blow the deadline?

What will it take to stop feeling like I'm drowning at work?
It's time to stop worrying. 
In just two powerful half-day virtual sessions, Persimmon's Project Management Essentials course will teach you our signature approach to truly effective project management, including how to:
  • Gain agreement on what will make your project most successful, writing a clear "definition of done" to align the team on project scope.
  • ​Translate your strategy into an actionable plan, defining "who does what by when" so that you and your team can fully mobilize toward the goal.
  • ​Execute your plan with discipline, managing your time effectively and adapting and responding to changing circumstances.
  • ​Address and correct challenges as they emerge on the project.
  • ​Validate that expectations are met and prepare for your NEXT project.
TWO-SESSION VIRTUAL SERIES
April 21-22, 2021
Zoom | $595
Earn 7 PDUs (Technical Category)
Capacity Limited to 20 People

 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CT /
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM ET
CUSTOM JAVASCRIPT / HTML

Agile for the Uninitiated

How Agile Principles Can Take Your Team's Performance to the Next Level

Curious about Agile? It’s not just for software developers anymore. Project teams across many industries are turning to agile frameworks to get the right work done well.

This half-day virtual workshop will teach you the basics of agile—where it came from, what it looks like, and how individuals and teams are using its principles to improve the way they work and deliver projects.

In this half-day live virtual session, project managers of all levels will learn how to:
  •  Apply the "Agile Manifesto" and principles to project work
  • ​Practice Scrum and Kanban, two of the most widely adapted agile frameworks in the world
  • ​Assess whether Agile is an appropriate fit for your projects
  • ​Distinguish between traditional and agile approaches, including key differences between the role of a traditional project manager and typical agile roles
VIRTUAL COURSE
April 28, 2021
Zoom | $245
Earn 3.5 PDUs (Technical Category)
Capacity Limited to 20 People

 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CT /
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM ET

What Participants Are Saying ABOUT OUR BEGINNER COURSES 

“The instructor was great, the content was applicable to my daily life, and everything was broken down into digestible pieces. I'm taking my notes back with me to review and apply today!"
Laci L. 
ONEOK
“The pacing of the virtual class was great--it didn't feel rushed, there were little to no technical difficulties. The content was perfect."
Brittany W.
Arvest Bank
"I loved how this class helped me simplify what I need to be doing. All of this information was valuable!"
Toby T.
Oklahoma State University

EXPAND YOUR CAPABILITIES

Intermediate Courses

Storytelling with Data

How to Present with Impact and Clarity

Are your presentations putting people to sleep? Great stories change minds, inspire action, and speed up decision-making. But a poorly crafted narrative kills the impact of your message and leaves the audience uncertain and confused. 

Don’t miss this powerful half-day session designed to dramatically up-level your next presentation.  

You'll learn how to:
  • Simplify complex stories in a compelling way
  • ​Visualize data so that it is memorable and effective
  • ​Ensure your presentation will result in better executive understanding
Note: Course is open to both project managers and non-project managers.
VIRTUAL COURSE
May 6, 2021
Zoom | $245
Earn 3.5 PDUs (Strategy Category)
Capacity Limited to 20 People

 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CT /
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM ET
CUSTOM JAVASCRIPT / HTML

Project Schedule Development Workshop

How to Build Realistic and Manageable MS Project Schedules

Tasks, work, and resources are where the “rubber meets the road” for project managers. Ultimately, all of the planning efforts around scope, budget, and time come together in the schedule. 

This course identifies core scheduling concepts and provides techniques to develop an accurate and complete schedule regardless of industry. 

In two half-day live virtual sessions, participants in this workshop will learn how to build a sound project schedule using Microsoft Project 2016 as a tool.

You'll learn how to:
  • Develop a complete project schedule based on sound practices, in real-time using a case study project
  • ​Update your schedule easily using our tips and tricks
  • ​Get your schedule working for you during execution
  • ​Address common challenges with schedule development, including strategies to develop more accurate project estimates
Note: Course participants will have a brief pre-work assignment, as well as an optional post-class assignment, which can be sent to the facilitators after the course for feedback and additional learning.
VIRTUAL SERIES
June 22nd and 23rd, 2021
Zoom | $595
Earn 7 PDUs (Technical Category)
Capacity Limited to 20 People

 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CT /
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM ET
CUSTOM JAVASCRIPT / HTML

MorE Rave Reviews

“Great opportunity to connect with and learn alongside other leaders, finding out what challenges other companies face and tools to address them. Highly recommend!
Chris H.
Helmerich & Payne
“This class got to the point...nothing was a waste of time!"
Jody C.
TD Williamson
"Outstanding! Practical examples and experience made the course extremely applicable."
Jewell G.
Williams

PREPARE FOR COMPLEXITY

Advanced Courses

Pass Your PMP® Exam In 5 Weeks

Experience the Persimmon Advantage

Designed with busy professionals in mind, Persimmon's PMI-approved PMP exam prep training program gives you all the support you need to pass the exam the first time.
  •  Globally Recognized PMI Curriculum. This course uses PMI's official PMP Exam Prep curriculum, designed for maximum exam success.
  • Sustainable Study Plan. Our 5-week program is built for maximum learning at a pace you can sustain with minimal disruption to your week.
  • 35 Contact Hours. Earn all the education hours you need for PMP exam eligibility, taught by PMI-approved Authorized Training Provider (ATP) instructors.
VIRTUAL SERIES
July 14 - August 11, 2021
Zoom | $1695
Earn 35 PDUs (Technical Category)
Capacity Limited to 25 People

Wednesday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM CT/
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM ET
CUSTOM JAVASCRIPT / HTML

Decision-Making in a Complex Environment

How to Lead through Uncertainty

How does a leader today balance ever-changing needs and priorities while achieving true value for an organization? 

Change is happening faster than ever before. The decisions you make today may not be the right ones for tomorrow. 

This half-day session will teach leaders high-impact PowerPlays™ for decision-making—repeatable techniques or strategies that can be applied and adapted to help you and your team prepare for and navigate your toughest, most complex challenges. 

You'll learn how to:
  • Plan for uncertainty, so you're ready for anything
  • ​Make confident decisions when everything is changing
  • ​Effectively leverage your team to make the best decisions
  • ​Craft guidance to coach your team to better decision-making
  • ​Build self-awareness as a leader so you can make better decisions
Course is open to both project managers and non-project managers.
VIRTUAL COURSE
June 8th, 2021
Zoom | $245
Earn 3.5 PDUs (Strategy Category)
Capacity Limited to 20 People

 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CT /
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM ET
CUSTOM JAVASCRIPT / HTML

THE PERSIMMON ADVANTAGE

EXPERT SUPPORT

Our courses are taught by highly experienced, practicing project managers and experts who can speak directly to your unique environment and experience level.

Powerful Knowledge

Our courses will focus on the tools and techniques that will give you the MOST RETURN on your time, so you can finally feel in control of your projects (and your day).

Hands-On Practice

You’ll have the opportunity to practice every technique using realistic case study projects, exercises, and discussions, so you’ll know just how to apply the courses to your real life.

Premier Authorized Training Partner (ATP) of the Project Management Institute®

The Persimmon Group has been reviewed and approved by the PMI Authorized Training Partner Program. This means that our classes are pre-approved by the Project Management Institute as Professional Development Units (PDU's) for maintenance of your PMP® certification. Similarly, our PMP Exam Prep class uses the official, PMI-developed materials in a fully approved and authorized format, so you can be confident that you're getting everything you need to prepare for the exam.

 Prior to PMI's transition to the Authorized Training Partner Program in 2020, Persimmon has been a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P) since 2009. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a virtual Persimmon event like?
We know you’ll love our virtual learning experiences! Just like a physical classroom, you’ll see and speak to your instructor, participate in discussions and small group activities, and follow along in a writable PDF workbook so you can take notes and reference them later. Your instructor will also be available to you between sessions and after the course to answer questions, PLUS you’ll get access to electronic copies of all the documents we recommend you use to keep your projects on track. 
Do I have to have the title “project manager” to benefit from the classes? 
Absolutely not! Our beginner's and intermediate courses are designed with a wide variety of professionals in mind. However, our advanced classes are tailored to professional project managers with at least 5 years of experience. 
What platform do you use for virtual courses?
The Persimmon Group uses Zoom for all learning events, with multiple security protocols in place to ensure a safe and private event. Zoom allows you to participate on the web (without downloading additional software) if desired.
Do you offer custom project management training?
Yes. Persimmon recognizes that not every organization is the same. That’s why we love working with our customers to develop and build custom Project Management courses to address your unique needs. We design instructor-led, live virtual, and self-paced eLearning in a variety of project management domains. 

About The Persimmon Group

Since 2004, the Persimmon Group has designed 10,000+ hours of eLearning and instructor-led content, including high-stakes safety and compliance learning for Fortune 500 companies. The Persimmon Group has also been recognized with numerous local, national and international business awards, such as: the Inc. 500/5000 for fastest growing companies, the Alfred P. Sloan “When Work Works Award” for Best Places to Work, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Award, for advances in strategic planning, employee development, community involvement, and customer service.

We know how to create training materials that work, both for ourselves and for our clients. Our public and private project management courses are built by practicing project managers across many industries, in collaboration with our innovative learning design team. 
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