Project Management Training - Grand Rapids, MI

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  • Project Management Essentials - 2-Day Training

    This 2-day workshop teaches the mechanics of effective project management, how to get people onboard, and achieve successful results. Participants can expect to be fully engaged while learning and applying a step by step approach to help reduce the risk and uncertainty associated with project completion. This training is designed for people who contribute to projects, currently lead projects, or are looking to grow into a project management role. This course is designed for those who are looking to learn the fundamentals of project management, or experienced project managers that are looking for a refresher on the core concepts.

    The content in this training is based on the Project Management Institute's (PMI)® standards and knowledge areas. Those who attend this course are eligible for 16 PDUs (professional development units) to apply towards Continuing Certification Requirements, or this course can be applied as 16 hours of project management education towards PMP® or CAPM® certifications. This course is not specifically designed as a certification preparation course, but the content covered will match closely with the PMP® or CAPM® exams.

    This is an in-person training hosted in Grand Rapids, Michigan. To see live virtual training options for Project Management please click here.

  • Training Details

    Location: Express Employment Professionals Training Center: 1760 44th St. SW, Suite 10, Wyoming, MI 49519

    Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm (on both days)

    Cost: $895, Includes boxed lunch, snacks, beverages, and all training materials for each day

    2022 Training Sessions

    • May 4 - 5 | Wednesday & Thursday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • October 13 - 14 | Thursday & Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

      Options for Virtual Training are available here.
    If you have any questions, need help registering, or would like to be invoiced for this event, please contact: Alec McGuire, Training & Event Coordinator at (616) 608-9684 or

    Presented by: Mike Gilreath, Lean Six Sigma Trainer and Coach

    Michael, a senior member of the American Society for Quality, is certified as a Six Sigma Blackbelt, Quality Engineer, and Quality Systems Lead Auditor. He has provided consulting and training in all aspects of Lean, Six Sigma, and Quality & Environmental Management Systems to over 100 organizations including healthcare, manufacturing, and education. What sets Michael apart is his ability to engage people. His energy is contagious, and his mission is clear – teach, coach and inspire teams to greater heights of excellence. A life long learner, Michael feels the best way to learn is to teach. He understands the difference between teaching and telling, and continually strives to improve the learning experience.

  • Training Objectives

    As a result of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Define and describe common project management terminology
    • Use a step-by-step process to manage projects faster while using fewer resources
    • Avoid common pitfalls and mistakes in managing projects
    • Apply practical project management tools and techniques
  • Key Topics Covered

    The Five Process Groups:

    • Initiating
    • Planning
    • Execution
    • Monitoring & Controlling
    • Closing

    The Triple Constraint:

    • Cost
    • Time
    • Scope

  • The ten project management areas, as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI):

    • Project Integration Management
    • Project Scope Management
    • Project Time Management
    • Project Cost Management
    • Project Quality Management
    • Project Human Resource Management
    • Project Communications Management
    • Project Risk Management
    • Project Procurement Management
    • Project Stakeholder Management

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  • Customized Project Management Training for Your Company

    Express Employment Professionals is based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, but we provide customized training solutions throughout Michigan and the Midwest. Our team is happy to create a customized Project Management training specifically for a group from your company. This can be hosted at our training center in Grand Rapids or we can travel to your business and host this training on-site. Contact us today for more information.

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