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Project Management - Lean Process Certified   

Year Granted: 2015
Institute: Management Strategy Institute (MSI)

The Project Management - Lean Process Certified course, designed exclusively for the Management and Strategy Institute, combines the skills for project management with the waste reduction principles of Lean.  This innovative certification is designed for professionals who are looking to work as a project manager within the corporate environment.

Why choose the Management and Strategy Institute?

 - FREE training material included with all certifications
 - Affordable and Respected
 - Flexible: Training and exam done 100% online
 - Competency based: Take the exam as soon as you're ready
 - Members nationwide working for top companies
 - Professional certificate mailed to you after you pass exam [example]

Frequently asked questions:

Are There Prerequisites?
No.  Unlike other popular Project Management certifications, the Management and Strategy Institute does not require a college degree or experience hours for our certification.  Our training material includes all of the information you will need to pass the test.  Previous experience in project management or Lean principles could be useful, but are not required.

Is the Project Management Certification Test Difficult?
This test is designed to ensure that you can function at a competent level within a Lean Project Management environment. It will be very important that you study the training material included to ensure that you have a solid understanding of the principals involved.  The test is open-note, however it is also timed, so you will not be able to look up answers to questions while taking the test.  If you are an experienced project manager you should be able to move through the training material faster.  If you do not pass the test on the first attempt you will be given two additional attempts at no charge.

How in-depth is the training?
The Project Management - Lean Process Certified course, by definition, is a high-level certification.  It is designed to give you a solid understanding of both project management roles and lean business principles.  This professional development course was designed to teach someone with little knowledge of project management the basic skills needed to function as a project member, project manager, or lean process consultant.  Many executive jobs today require that their employees have at least a basic understanding of project management.  For an example, click on this [Job Search] link to see how many positions mention the words "project management".

How long is the training course?
The training course is self-paced. Time to complete and fully comprehend will vary with every individual. It may take several days or weeks of study before you feel comfortable to take the final test. You may take the final exam as soon as you're ready. You have 1 year from the date of purchase to complete the course..

Is the test proctored?
No, the test for our project management course is not proctored at this time.  It is timed, with a limit of 120 minutes.  You may take the test online, from home or work whenever you are ready.

Professional Competency Units (PCU):
Participants who successfully complete this certification program will receive 20 Professional Competency Units (PCUs) from MSI.

What will I receive after I pass the test?
You will be mailed a Certificate Of Completion, as well as a letter of congratulations and two copies of our training verification letters which you can give to employers who request it. The certificate is heavy-stock, cream paper suitable for framing. [View Example]

How would I list this certification on my resume?
Certifications are generally the last item listed under the education section of your resume.  List them directly beneath your college information in this format:

        Management and Strategy Institute
        - Project Management - Lean Process Certified (PM-LPC)
PM vs Team Leading
Setting up project objectives
Identifying scope
Stakeholders and clients

Project Planning
Project life cycles
Work breakdown structures
Estimating time and cost

Resource allocation
Setting up Gantt charts
Precedence networks
Risk management
Creating contingency plans

Project Progress Monitoring
Effective decision making
Clients and Stakeholders
Effective communications
Influencing key people

Effective feedback
Productive meetings
Boost creativity
Effective brainstorming
Meeting frequency

Project Close
Stakeholder Acceptance
Final documentation
Basics of Lean
Muda, Mura, Muri
Language of Lean
Value Stream

Value Streams in action
Value Stream Mapping (VSM)

Value Stream Examples
Key Stakeholders
Future State VSM
Kaizen Workshops
Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA)

Critical Path Analysis
Parallel Activities
Pert Diagram
Push & Pull

5S Tools
Cause and Effect / Fishbone
Lean Process Management
Strategic Impact

Final Exam:
Timed exam
PCUs earned: 20


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