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Successful Projects serves business clients, colleges and universities with project management training, instruction, and coaching to students as well as training products and learning activities for project management instructors.

 

Headquarters: 3120 South Ave.
La Crosse, Wisconsin, 54601
USA

Phone: 608-780-0781

 

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NOTHING IMPROVES STUDENT PERFORMANCE AS MUCH AS ONE-ON-ONE HUMAN TUTORING. In an article in The New York Times, Monday, October 11, 2010 about the Gates Foundation and technology in higher education, Steve Lohr concludes that tutoring is the top tool for academic improvement.

 

Our University Certificate in Project Management program provides students with a unique one-on-one program as does our project management coaching service.

 

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Announcements
Bullet proof business cases
- Announced Monday, November 03, 2014
Only 56 percent of strategic initiatives meet their original goals and business intent, according to PMI’s Pulse of the Profession. Find out how to prevent this with Bulletproof Business Cases at the Nov. 18 PMI meeting.           read more ...
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New product: Dry erase magnets for Critical Path SchedulingNew product: Dry erase magnets for Critical Path Scheduling
- Announced Monday, June 23, 2014

Today Successful Project's launched our latest product.... dry erase magnets.

These magnets are a great way to write board your project schedule and calculate your critical path. You can shift and move your activities as you plan, decompose, and optimize your schedule. The magnets hold strong enough to stay in place permanently or to pick up and move around.

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Viterbo University Rolls out PMP Exam Prep 3-credit course on March 13
- Announced Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Successful Projects and Viterbo University are offering the first Viterbo offering for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preparation. The first meeting is on campus on Thurs., March 13 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. The remainder of the course is virtual/online. The credits apply toward a degree or certificate in project management and are transferable to other institutions as graduate credit. To register, contact Tiffany Morey (tlmorey@viterbo.edu). The fee is $1605 for the three credit course.         
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Rochester Project Management Professional Development Day
- Announced Tuesday, February 18, 2014

 If you are a project manager practicing in or around Rochester, MN, you should put March 21, 2014 on your calendar and plan to attend the La Crosse-Rochester PMI chapter event at the  Rochester Community and Technical College. It is a great value for the price.

Successful Project's Kay Wais will be one of the program presenters. The day provides 6 PDUs for a very low cost of $125.

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PMP Mock Exams - New from Successful ProjectsPMP Mock Exams - New from Successful Projects
- Announced Thursday, January 30, 2014

 

 We have just rolled out a full-featured set of PMP mock exams for the 5th edition PMBOK. The 6-month, unlimited use subscription provides timed 4-hour exams that act similar to the real test, alternative exams that give you immediate question feedback, and short 10-minute exams that let you practice in short bursts while getting used to progressing at a good pace.  The subscription is just $25.

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Project Management Exam Prep Workshop
- Announced Thursday, January 30, 2014

When: Monday-Friday, May 12-16, 2014

Where: Comfort Inn Suites, 1951 Bond Street, Green Bay, WI, (920) 499-7449

PMP® Certification:
The Project Management Institute's Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a credential that demonstrates project management experience and knowledge. This workshop will teach the participant the logistics of the examination, how to apply for it, how to prepare for it and help provide the knowledge needed to pass the exam.


The course is designed for professionals seeking to refresh their knowledge on the PMBOK® before taking the PMP® exam, as well as for those who are interested in understanding the science of Project Management and how it applies to their business. This course is relevant for experienced project managers and those who want to eventually become project managers, and very important for those who want to pass the PMP exam. 


The course flows through the 5 process groups and includes the information in each of the ten Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) areas. Each PMBOK process is introduced and discussed. Interactice exercises are performed to help understand the content and retain the knowledge. Practice exam questions help the participants get an understanding of their exam readiness. Also information that is needed for the exam, but that is not provided in the PMBOK, will be covered.

We alternative between lecture, full and small group discussions, practice questions, and accelerated learning techniques.

We recommend staying at the hotel during the workshop to help you focus on this during the week. Exercise and dining facilities are onsite. Connecting with other participants to help informally study in the evenings is encouraged. Scheduling your exam the following week is an excellent strategy.

To register, call (920) 496-2117 or e-mail sbdc@uwgb.edu. To discuss the program content with the instructor, contact Kay Wais at kwais@successfulprojects.com.

 

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Managing Projects
- Announced Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Date, Time: 5/28/2014, 8:30:00 AM-3:30:00 PM
Location: Small Business Development Center, 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay, WI
Fees: $200; $175 for 3 or more participants from same organization
Instructor: Kay Wais

Managing people who are temporarily assigned to a project under your leadership differs from managing an on-going workgroup. Special challenges are encountered and they require a different set of business planning tools. Project team leadership, political strategies and member motivation are different.

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Study for your PMP credential this winterStudy for your PMP credential this winter
- Announced Sunday, October 13, 2013

La Crosse PMP exam prep program - Registration Just Opened

Successful Projects will be leading a six-session evening training program to help prepare PMP-eligible project managers to sit for the PMP exam. The sessions will run Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Successful Projects office starting on Dec. 12, 2013.

 

This offering is limited to the first 7 students who register.  Register HERE or contact Successful Projects with any questions.

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August Workshops in India
- Announced Friday, August 02, 2013

 Successful Projects - India is hosting two unique and innovative 2 day workshops on Leadership & Creativity coming up soon in India. We are bringing Frank  P. Saladis to India to lead two related workshops.   Day 1 is on Positive Leadership - An Essential for Organizational Success and Day 2 is on The Creative and Innovative Manager. Both topics are being offered in New Delhi (Aug. 9-10) and Mumbai (Aug. 14-15).

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Put PMI Global Congress on Your Calendar
- Announced Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Kay Wais and Frank Saladis will be presenting on "Thinking Positive About Risk" at the New Orleans PMI Congress, which falls Oct. 26-29. For more information visit PMI's event web site.

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5-Day PMP Exam Prep Workshop in Green Bay, Wisconsin
- Announced Monday, July 15, 2013

Attention all Wisconsin area project managers seeking PMP certification!  A 35-hour, 5-day workshop will be held at the Comfort Suites in Green Bay on Sept, 16-20 to help you prepare to pass the PMP exam. Kay Wais will be the instructor. This workshop is being brought to you by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Small Business Development Center.

 

Registration is available at http://www.uwgb.edu/sbdc/html/programsDetail.asp?programID=174

 

If you seek additional information on this program, call Kay Wais at 608-780-0781.

        
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Successful Projets India and PMI North India Chapter Events
- Announced Friday, July 05, 2013

 

Successful Projects India and PMI North India Chapter is offering a unique and innovative 2 day workshop on Leadership in New Delhi, India on August 9th & 10th, 2013 and in Mumbai Aug 15-16. Frank Saladis will be leading the following workshops:
 
Day 1: Positive Leadership - An essential for Organizational Success  
Day 2: The Creative and Innovative Manager
 
A free 1-hour webinar, open to all, will be held on July 26 to provide overviews of these topics. For the Webinar registration links, visit    https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/815226641

 

        
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Menlo Innovations Live Webinar May 1
- Announced Monday, April 15, 2013

Successful Projects is proud to help provide the May 1st Free International Project Management Day's webinar at Menlo Innovations in Detroit.
 
Menlo Innovations is a software design and development firm that has worked to perfect the open and collaborative work environment and that has become infamous for their “all-out Agile project management all the time”. Their unusual culture is why they toured 240 groups through their office in Detroit last year. Many of us in the project management community want to see how it can really work if the whole company is passionate about Agility. This is unlike any work environment you've ever seen before!

At Menlo Innovations they do paired programming and paired project management. People get a new partner every week. People don't have their own seat or their own computers – instead the project has a location, and the people move to where the project is. Their daily "stand-up meeting" has included as many as 85 people.

If you find all of this interesting, join us for our free live Webinar from Menlo Innovations.

 

Title:
IPM Day Live Interview with Menlo Innovations Partner, James Goebel
Date:
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

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Successful Projects India Announced
- Announced Thursday, March 21, 2013

We are very pleased to announce the new Successful Projects India business that is operating under the ownership of Ajay Singh. Successful Projects India will be offering project management educational workshops, webinars, and products. The first workshop is planned near Delhi, India for August 2013 and it will feature the renowned instructor and author, Frank P. Saladis.

        
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UW-Green Bay April 24-25 Workshop
- Announced Wednesday, March 20, 2013

On April 24-25  Kay Wais will be instructing a UW-Green Bay workshop titled "Managing Projects" conducted through the Small Business Development Center on campus.

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April 9th Northeast Wisconsin PMI Chapter Presentations
- Announced Monday, March 18, 2013

 We will be presenting on Accurate Estimating at the April 9th PMI Chapter meeting. 11 am in Stevens Point and 5:15 pm in Green Bay.

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Green Bay Area Young Professionals Workshop
- Announced Saturday, March 16, 2013

On March 28th, Successful Project's Kay Wais will be presenting a 4-hour project management workshop for the Green Bay Areas Young Professionals.

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Project management conference in Platteville
- Announced Friday, March 15, 2013

Successful Project's Kay Wais will be presenting at the Secrets to Success Conference from May 20-23 on the campus of UW-Platteville. The conference provides three days full of real-world sessions for project managers.

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March 22 presentation at "The Art and Science of Project Management"
- Announced Thursday, March 14, 2013

Successful Project's Kay Wais will be presenting on "The Day in the Life of a Project Manager" on March 22nd at the "Art and Science of Project Management" professional development day being cosponsored by the Rochester Community Technical College and the La Crosse PMI Chapter.

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Online Project Management Courses Discount Online Project Management Courses Discount
- Announced Thursday, January 24, 2013

Have you resolved to strengthen your career skills this year? If so, here’s a nudge to start sooner, rather than later. Now through March 15, use Discount Code SP15 to enroll in any online course, simulation or suite to automatically receive 15% discount.

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La Crosse Project Management Community Reception
- Announced Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Successful Projects cordially invites all La Crosse, Wisconsin area project managers to attend a networking reception held in honor of Frank Saladis, founder of the International Project Management Day.

Thursday, February 28th

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

La Crosse Club

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Feb. 26 - 28th La Crosse PMP Exam Prep Workshop Registration Open
- Announced Monday, January 07, 2013

Prepare to pass the PMP exam before the test changes on July 31, 2013. This workshop will be facilitated by  visiting expert instructor, author, and popular speaker: Frank P. Saladis PMP

Dates & Times:

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wed., Feb. 27, 2013, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thurs.,  Feb. 28, 2013, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (followed by a free cocktail reception until 7:30 pm)

 Instructors: Frank P. Saladis and Kay Wais

Cost: $460 (includes daily lunches and the cocktail reception at end)

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PMP exam prep workshop in La Crosse, Feb. 26 - 28th
- Announced Saturday, December 29, 2012

Registration is opening soon for a La Crosse 3-day, 21 hour, PMP exam preparation workshop facilitated by expert instructor and author, Frank Saladis and Successful Projects owner, Kay Wais. Contact Successful Projects via email or phone by Dec. 31st for early bird registration (and a discount rate). 

 

A special book signing and networking reception will be included from 5 - 7:30 pm on Thursday, Feb. 28th.

        
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Samir Penkar/Kay Wais Skype Interview on the Future of Project ManagementSamir Penkar/Kay Wais Skype Interview on the Future of Project Management
- Announced Friday, December 28, 2012

 Samir Penkar operates a web site called the "Future of Project Management" and he will soon be speaking at the La Crosse PMI Chapter March Professional Development Days. In this interview Kay and Samir chat about the future of project management.

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New Project Risk game instructional sheet
- Announced Tuesday, December 11, 2012

If you are a Project Risk game user, download the updated Project Risk instruction sheet.There are no major game changes to the game rules, but the instruction writing is clarified and  updated to address the most common questions.

Download the Project Risk Instructions

        
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Equation Group becomes Successful Projects Panama distributorEquation Group becomes Successful Projects Panama distributor
- Announced Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Successful Projects has signed a distributor agreement with Republic of Panama-based Equation Group, a Professional Project Management Training and Consulting firm. Equation Group was founded in 2010 by Abdiel Ledesma, President and CEO. Mr. Ledesma is a past president of the PMI Panama Chapter, a PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Project Management Professional (PMP), and a CompTIA® Project+® Certified Professional.

 

Kay Wais, Successful Projects owner, is very pleased to have Equation Group representing her company and products, saying "Abdiel shares a strong interest with us in active versus passive project management learning programs. He has written that 'the most powerful active learning model is experiential learning. Participants find meaning in experience -- learning through reflection and doing.' Adbiel is utilizing the Project Risk board game to help in this regard." One of the collaborative training programs being planned is a "Thinking Positive About Risk" workshop to be held in Panama and cofacilitated by Abdiel Ledesma, Frank Saladis, and Kay Wais.

        
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UW-La Crosse rolls out Executive Presence Program
- Announced Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Forbes recently reported that a study of over 4,000 leaders found that over 25% of an executive's success could be attributed to "Executive Presence." Yet many people have trouble describing exactly what Executive Presence is, even if they feel as though they know it when they see it. Developing this elusive quality can be particularly daunting for minorities and women. The study further reported that women find feedback about executive presence "hopelessly contradictory." A new course has been developed as a collaborative effort with Successful Projects to unveil the mysteries of Executive Presence and to teach you how to build your own.

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Hurricane Sandy Relief
- Announced Saturday, November 03, 2012

Many of the students through Successful Projects have been instructed by Frank P. Saladis. He is an instructor in our Certificate in Project Management Program, has been a La Crosse PMI Chapter speaker, and the founder and spokesperson for the International Project Management Day which many of us are involved with.


He and his family live on Staten Island, which was one of the most heavily hit areas by the recent Hurricane Sandy. And we wanted to forward on his suggestion for those who care to donate to their area's relief fund. You may visit: http://www.tunneltotowers.org/ and click on "Hurricane Sandy". You will then be able to choose the amount of your donation as well as select "Staten Island" as the location you wish your money to benefit. You can indicate your PMI Chapter name under Company if you prefer. You may also send a personal check made out to the T2T Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, with "Staten Island" in the memo field, to: 

T2T Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

Tunnel to Towers Foundation

2361 Hyland Boulevard

Staten Island, NY 10306

 

 Thank you.

        
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Agile Expert Added to the Successful Project's Instructor TeamAgile Expert Added to the Successful Project's Instructor Team
- Announced Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Joseph Flahiff is an expert in agile project management and effective immediately he is available to Successful Project's students and client organizations. Joseph has more than 15 years of experience in both traditional and agile project delivery in large scale complex enterprise IT organizations. Joseph speaks internationally to industry leading organizations about the challenges organizations face in making the transition to agile. Joseph is currently serving as the Co-Lead of the PMI-ACP Content Support team, developing ACP study materials for PMI.

 
Joseph's certifications include PMI-ACP, PMP, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Professional, and others. Joseph is located in Bothell, WA (near Seattle).
        
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Prezi Overview of Successful Projects
- Announced Thursday, October 11, 2012
        
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New Executive Presence Program
- Announced Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Successful Projects, in collaboration with the Art Petty Group and a number, has created an Executive Presence program that is now rolling out through the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Small Business Development Center. 


 

Executive Presence isn’t just for executives. It’s for any professional interested in assessing and strengthening their confidence, authenticity, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, and all nontechnical abilities.  Participants should expect an intense feedback and guidance program that focuses on further developing key “presence” strengths and cultivating the right behaviors to fill gaps and eliminate weaknesses. 

 
 
Coaches for the program include Art Petty, the author of two books: Practical Lessons in Leadership and Leadership Caffeine-Ideas to Energize Your Professional Development,  Jennifer K. Crittenden. the author of the Amazon best-selling book “The Discreet Guide for Executive Women: How to Work Well With Men (and Other Difficulties)”, and Joe Konradt, a banking executive coach.  Successful Projects is serving as the administrative program director and coach coordinator.
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eCameron/Successful Projects distributor announcement
- Announced Thursday, September 13, 2012

Successful Projects is pleased to announce a new distributor agreement with Seattle-based eCameron, a consulting firm comprised of senior-level project professionals providing company, departmental and project set-up, turn-around and project recovery services. eCameron founder, Todd Williams, is the author of “Rescue the Problem Project” and “Back from Red: Recovering Red Projects.”

 

Successful Projects products are now available directly from eCameron. Our site visitors will also be reading more about eCameron events and offerings here.

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PMI Barcelona Spain Event
- Announced Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thank you to the PMI Barcelona Chapter for sharing their Project Risk Game event video.

        
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International Project Management Day Store
- Announced Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Successful Projects has been a major contributor to the International Project Management Day (IPM Day) effort over the past three years. IPM Day proclaims the value of the professional project manager. We have been active in helping host IPM Day webinars, assisting in the web site, maintaining member databases, and editing and sending out newsbriefs.

 

Most recently we collaborated with IPM Day in developing IPM Day products and setting up an online store to help provide the global community with items to help in their IPM Day events.  IPM Day falls on November 1, 2012.  If you are putting on an IPM Day event this year we hope you will stop by and visit our new online store.

 

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New Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Course Added
- Announced Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Successful Projects now has 24 PDU-generating online courses available for project managers. We have recently added the exam preparation for agile certification and an introduction to agile course.

 

        
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Project Risk Players Webinar Open for Registration
- Announced Tuesday, May 22, 2012

On July 19th, Successful Project is hosting a free Webinar for Project Risk game owners.  Kay Wais, PMP, will step game players through Project Risk with an emphasis on helping the participants get an introduction to Earned Value basics with hands-on practice using the game to simulate project progress. Pull out your board game and play along.

Register at the link below.

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Project Risk Instructors Webinar
- Announced Saturday, May 19, 2012

Presenter:Richard Sigler
Date:Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

 

In this free Webinar Richard Sigler will demonstrate a variation rule set for Project Risk that works particularly well for fast play and large audiences. It is called the PMO Edition.

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Knowledge Source Upcoming Workshops Using the SP Project Risk BoardgameKnowledge Source Upcoming Workshops Using the SP Project Risk Boardgame
- Announced Thursday, May 10, 2012

Risk Management Essentials

  • June 26-28, 2012
  • November 5-7, 2012

Project Management Best Practices Applied: Bring Your Projects and Project Teams to Class!

  • July 16-19, 2012
  • Sept. 8-21,2012

PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) Prep Course

  • Oct. 22-25, 2012

 

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Change of wording of PMP eligibility requirements is slight but important
- Announced Wednesday, May 02, 2012

On April 17th the wording for PMP eligibility requirements regarding project management experience was changed from "leading and directing project tasks" to "leading and directing the project". This is a subtle but very important change. 

 

 

This link will take you to the complete handbook. Jump to page 8 for the information on project management experience.

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Green Project ManagementGreen Project Management
- Announced Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Successful Projects is pleased to see the success of the book "Green Project Management" co-published by Rich Maltzman, an instructor in our Certificate in Project Management Program. Rich Maltzman and David Shirley teach project managers how to maximize resources and get the most out of limited budgets. Their book supplies proven techniques and best practices in green project management, including risk and opportunity assessments. With illustrative case studies and insights from acknowledged leaders in green project management.

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Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers - New Online Course OfferingEmotional Intelligence for Project Managers - New Online Course Offering
- Announced Tuesday, April 17, 2012

This new online course provides real world scenarios to help project managers improve their reactions to project conflicts - which is often what project managers are judged by. We love this course because the scenarios seem to replay over and over in all organizations.  And it is amazing how a little focused training and advice from a mentor can improve our professionalism.

 

Earn 3 PDUs for only $79. Estimated timeframe: 3 hours. Video commentary provided by Rich Maltzman, one of our Successful Project's Certificate in Project Management instructors.

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May 16, 2012 Workshop in LaCrosse: Brian Munroe's Rescue My Project
- Announced Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Workshop 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Lunda Center, Western Technical College

Sponsored by the La Crosse PMI Chapter.

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Upcoming Workshops that Utilize the Project Risk Board GameUpcoming Workshops that Utilize the Project Risk Board Game
- Announced Monday, March 26, 2012

Risk Management Essentials for the Project Manager

Location and Training Provider: Knowledge Source
3100 Smoketree Court, Suite #200
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27604

Knowledge Source is global Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) with the Project Management Institute.


Length: 3 days
PDUs: 21
Dates: May 16-18, 2012

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UK-based Changescape Limited Becomes the Newest Successful Projects Distributor
- Announced Saturday, March 24, 2012

Changescape is a High Performance Consulting company, founded by Gary Homes, following an 11 years career at Europe’s largest IT Services and Consulting firm. Located in Central Southern England, Changescape has fashioned an enviable pedigree of facilitating enhanced organizational productivity for an impressive list of clients. They also may be contacted for purchasing Successful Projects products in the UK.

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Results from the PMI® Project Management Salary Survey–Seventh Edition Results from the PMI® Project Management Salary Survey–Seventh Edition
- Announced Thursday, March 22, 2012

The recent salary survey shows that the salaries of project managers around the world continue to climb. This indicates not only that project professionals are in strong demand, but also that organizations increasingly recognize the value of trained project managers to their overall business goals.

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World Creativity & Innovation Week
- Announced Thursday, March 22, 2012

 The World Creativity and Innovation is celebrated April 15 - 21st. Successful Projects has a Creativity and Innovation workshop for Project Managers that you might bring into your organization or company in 2012.

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11-year business anniversary
- Announced Monday, February 27, 2012

Successful Projects was founded on Feb. 28, 2001 and today we celebrate 11 years in business. Below is an unsoicited testimonial that came in today on our most popular training product - the Project Risk game.

Kay,
I hope all is well with you. I wanted to give you some feedback on the Project Risk Game. It has become an essential art of all of our project management training. The lectures only take you so far; the game gets you over the finish line. I have become accustomed to looking for the expressions on the students faces as the realities of managing risks become real as they compete with their fellow students.

 

Bill Flanagan, MBA, PE, PMI-RMP, PMP
Senior Consultant

        
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Project Risk game event in Sevilla, Spain on June 1, 2012
- Announced Saturday, February 25, 2012

 Ángel Águeda Barrero, Senior Trainer & Project Manager with Evergreen PM, will be facilitating a project management training session with the Project Risk board game in Sevillia, Spain on June 1, 2012. 9:30 am - 6:30 pm.

 

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Upcoming Project Risk Game Events in Madrid and Barcelona
- Announced Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ángel Águeda Barrero, Senior Trainer and Project Manager, of Evergreen Project Management is offering two risk management workshops playing the Project Risk game in May.

Information and registration is available through the following links

• Madrid - May 28 http://stghq.me/e/nX
• Barcelona - May 31 http://stghq.me/e/ot

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Singapore workshops in Feb 2012
- Announced Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Knowledge Method of Singapore will be kicking off their Signature Series with a workshop series we have entitled "Imperatives in Project Management"  with Brian Munroe, Frank Saladis, and Kay Wais on Feb. 22 - 23, 2012. 

The workshops include the Brian Muroe "Rescue My Project" program, the Frank Saladis "Portfolio Management" program, and the Saladis/Wais program on "Innovation & Creativity for Project Managers".

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Successful Projects Announces New Distributors in San Diego and Ontario
- Announced Monday, December 05, 2011

MTI Learning (www.mtilearning.com) based out of Ontario, Canada and Franklin Project Management Consulting (http://pmoprocess.com) based out of San Diego, California are the newest Successful Project's distributors.

 

MTI Learning is owned by Brian Munroe, PMP. Mr. Munroe is a specialist in recovering troubled projects and he will be presenting a workshop "Rescue My Project" at the Successful Projects office in La Crosse, Wisconsin in April 2012.

 

Franklin Project Management is owned by James Franklin. They specialize in EPM Live, Project Publisher, SharePoint, and utilizing mindmapping in project planning.

        
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EduCause Mid-Atlantic Region Conference Using Project Risk Game
- Announced Thursday, November 10, 2011

Loyola Universitie's PMO Staff, led by Rich Seigler, had great reviews (and a lot of fun) facilitating the Philedelphia EduCause Conference in October. And they have just announced that their team has been invited to facilitate the Project Risk game again at the Mid-Atlantic Region EduCause Conference in Baltimore Jan. 12-14, 2012.

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Three November Project Risk Game Play Training Events in Spain
- Announced Wednesday, November 09, 2011

 

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Project Risk Game Session Video from Educause in Philadelphia
- Announced Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The EDUCAUSE 2011 Annual Conference was held this week in Philadelphia and Online. It is about the best thinking in higher ed IT and we are very honored and excited that Loyola University had a session demonstrating an alternative approach to the Successful Project's Project Risk board game called the "PMO Edition".    VIEW THE VIDEO.

 

        
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La Crosse Mayor declares Nov. 3, 2011 International Project Management Day
- Announced Friday, September 09, 2011

Mathias Harter, Mayor of the City of La Crosse, proclaimed that November 3rd, 2011 will be honored as “INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT DAY” and calls upon all residents recognize the valuable contributions of Project Managers in the City of La Crosse and throughout the greater Coulee Region.

 

More information on International Project Management Day can be seen at this link.

 

Successful Projects has been a major supporter of the International Project Management Day (IPM Day) efforts for the past two years. This year the La Crosse PMI Chapter will be having an IPM Day even on Nov. 3, 2011. More information will be available on the chapter web site soon.

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Project Risk Board Game Session - La Crosse, WI, USA
- Announced Friday, September 02, 2011

The next group Project Risk board game session is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 9th from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm in the Successful Project's classroom at 3120 South Avenue, La Crosse, WI 54601. All game owners are welcome to attend at no cost by RSVPing to 608-780-0781.

        
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Specialist on Troubled Projects: Brian Munroe, available for Workshops and Coaching
- Announced Thursday, August 04, 2011

Brian Munroe, an international speaker and trainer on Project Rescue and Coaching strategies gives project teams and executives the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively assess and either recover or terminate a troubled project.

 

Brian's Troubled Projects  workshop is available upon demand and he is also part of the Successful Project's Certificate in Project Management Program.

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New Successful Projects Distributor in Raleigh, North Carolina
- Announced Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Knowledge Source Inc., a PMI-REP training company offering project management development courses located in Raleigh, North Carolina, recently became a Successful Projects distributor.

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New Successful Projects licensee announced in Mazeppa, Minnesota, USA
- Announced Thursday, June 30, 2011

Today Successful Projects announced the start-up of Successful Projects AG, owned by Amy Gau and operating in Mazeppa, Minnesota, USA.

 

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New YouTube Videos to Help Instructors Using the Project Risk game
- Announced Monday, June 27, 2011

Successful Projects has started publishing short YouTube videos on how to use the Project Risk boardgame. This is targeted towards instructors who are already using the Project Risk game but it may also be helpful to those who are trying to decide if it might be a fit for their training. 

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PMSA KwaZulu Natal Conference 2011
- Announced Saturday, June 18, 2011

Successful Project's Certificate in Project Management Instructor, Rich Maltzman, and his "Green Project Management" book coauthori, David Shirley are presenting at the PMSA KZN Regional Conference 2011. The theme this year is "The Good in Green: Responsible Project Management, Promoting our Planet & Sustainable Practice."  

 

The KwaZulu Natal conference will take place on 5 and 6 September 2011.



 

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Blog Mention
- Announced Thursday, June 09, 2011

One of the most popular bloggers about project management in Spain has written about Project Risk Board Game.

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New Successful Project's Distributor in Singapore
- Announced Thursday, June 09, 2011

We are pleased to announce that Knowledge Method, based in Singapore, will be offering the Project Risk board game and other Successful Projects products to others in the Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia markets.

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New Successful Project's Licensee in Dubai, UAE
- Announced Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Located in Dubai, Collaboration, Management & Control Solutions (CMCS) is the Middle East leader in offering enterprise portfolio project and risk management value for money solutions. CMCS has recently become the exclusive Successful Projects licensee for the countries of the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Yemen. CMCS has offices located in 12 countries. Their mission is to design, develop and implement value for money enterprise portfolio project and risk management solutions that will enable project centric organizations to build their own enterprise project and risk management capacity, knowledge and capability. CMCS is planning to utilize the Project Risk board game and to also translate and produce the training in the Arabic language.

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Employers clamor for students with project management skills
- Announced Friday, April 08, 2011

 A March 30, 2011 US News article states "Increasingly, employers in various fields are seeking workers who have a proficiency in project management. Skills like time management, the ability to implement strategic change, and cost management, among others, are in great demand in the wake of the economic recession."

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RCTC joins with Successful Projects to offer a Certificate in Project Management
- Announced Monday, March 28, 2011

 

Starting April 2011 the Center for Business & Workforce Education (BWE) at Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) will begin offering the Certificate in Project Management Program provided by SuccessfulProjects.

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Special Sale on the DVD for the 2011 International Project Management DaySpecial Sale on the DVD for the 2011 International Project Management Day
- Announced Tuesday, March 08, 2011

To help you plan early for your Nov. 3, 2011 International Project Management Day Event we are offering 25% off the normal price for this 10-minute video. It makes a perfect event meeting opener. The DVD also contains helpful meeting planning files and a PowerPoint for meeting facilitation.

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The Spanish version of the Project Risk Boardgame is now available.
- Announced Saturday, February 26, 2011

Ángel Águeda Barrero, Director of Successful Projects in Madrid, Spain has led the product translation effort, reproduced the Project Risk game in Spanish, and serves as the contact for ordering the training game with all materials including the board design, risk cards, instructions, and earned value sheet translated.

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New Workshop: Innovation & Creativity for Project Managers
- Announced Friday, February 04, 2011

How do people come up with Innovative new products and projects? Is innovation an art or a science? How can project managers become more creative and innovative? This workshop provides experiential activities to help strengthen and develop your personal and organizational innovative abilities.

 

The workshop is available for corporate and organizational inhouse training now. It is also going to be offered as a public offering in La Crosse, Wisconsin via a collaboration between Successful Projects, Project Imagineers, and Viterbo University in the Fall 2011. Dates and registration information coming on this soon.

 

Register on this site if you would like to be added to the invitation list.

        
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UW-Stout Discovery Center offers Certificate in PM Program
- Announced Thursday, January 06, 2011

Starting January 17, 2011 the University of Wisconsin-Stout Discovery Center will begin offering the Certificate in Project Management Program provided by Successful Projects, LLC. This innovative certificate program is unique in the degree of individual attention, customization, a flexible timeframe, and the opportunity for students to interview and choose their program instructor.

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Madrid, Spain Project Risk CourseMadrid, Spain Project Risk Course
- Announced Friday, December 03, 2010

Successful Projects is pleased to announce that Estratecno is now offering a 15-hour Project Risk Management course in Madrid, Spain. The course uses Successful Project's Project Risk Board Game, which is now available in Spanish through Ángel Águeda Barrero.

Estratecno specializes in planning, design and implementation of training, advising and consulting on strategies and methodologies, and development of special projects based on information technology. Its primary mission is the advice and advanced training and specialized managers, middle managers and technical staff and business of all types of companies and government agencies, responding to a high standard of quality and commitment to the needs and demands of each organization.

 

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Vote for the PM Blues
- Announced Monday, November 29, 2010

Through LinkedIn discussions our friend Peter Taylor (aka The Lazy Project Manager) asked the question - what should the theme tune be for all project managers? PMs responded with 187 suggestions for this and, through assessing the most common suggestions together with ones that he just liked or made him laugh, he now has a short list with 55 tunes. You can see the full list at www.thelazyprojectmanager.com  if you wish.

 

 

Of course we were happy to see the Project Manager Blues on that list. It was written and sung by Frank Saladis and recorded and available through Successful Projects.

 

So now it is time for the vote off – Vote for the PM Blues by Frank Saladis at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/pmsthemetune.  Survey closes 23rd December.

        
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PMI announces that the PMP exam will be updated
- Announced Saturday, November 13, 2010

PMI conducts a role delineation study (RDS) for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential every five to seven years to ensure the credential reflects contemporary practice and evolves to meet current needs in the profession, and to comply with the PMP’s accreditation under the ISO 17024 standard. They have recently completed this study.

 

After reviewing the RDS results, PMI made the following changes:

  • Approximately 30% of the PMP exam content will change.
  • The Professional and Social Responsibility content area will now be tested in every domain, rather than as a separate domain. The RDS revealed that professional and social responsibility is integrated into all of the work of project management. Therefore, PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct should be viewed as integrated into the day-to-day role of a project manager and important in each phase of the project lifecycle.

Successful Projects is planning a PMP exam prep course in June that will include the new content outline.

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Just released: Project Leadership with a View Photo Show
- Announced Thursday, September 23, 2010

 

A 2:45 minute project management event motivational show with inspirational quotes. Available on CD in high resolution for full screen viewing in the Successful Projects store.

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Just Released: International Project Management Day DVD
- Announced Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Just in time for your November 4th International Project Management Day (IPMD) planning, we are pleased to announce the release of the International Project Management Day DVD. The DVD features the 10 minnute meeting opener video as show above and also the Leadership with a View PhotoShow, the Project Manager Blues, and information and helpful files on how to hold an IPMD event (including a PowerPoint template for your live presenter).

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Mayoral Proclamation for International Project Management Day
- Announced Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mayor Matt Harter announced International Project Management Day in La Crosse, WI, at a reception held on Thursday, August 26th at the Viterbo University Reinhart Center.

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Registration opened for the Oct. 29th Managing Difficult Stakeholders Workshop
- Announced Monday, August 16, 2010

 In this workshop learn the surprising truths about the tactics of difficult project stakeholders and develop strategies for creating a more effective working relationship. During this workshop you will practice techniques that will assist in solving conflicts and removing barriers that reduce productivity, frustrate team members and co-workers and slow organizational growth. This workshop will improve your ability to create higher levels of team performance and to more effectively manage business relationships.

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Middle east distributor
- Announced Monday, July 26, 2010

Welcome to John Blacklaws, owner/director of TML ONE, as the newest Successful Project's distributor. Through TML One, Successful Projects looks forward to doing business in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Iraq, and Africa

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The Blog "Purposeful Games for Risk Management" reviews Successful Project's product
- Announced Thursday, July 22, 2010

The author of the blog "Purposeful Games for Risk Management" is Will McGill, an Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University. He purchased and tried out the Project Risk board game, and he finds the game helps the students feel the emotions involved with risk management.

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Successful Projects Northland opens in Rochester, MN
- Announced Monday, July 05, 2010

Today Successful Projects announced the start-up of Successful Projects Northland, which is owned by Brian Hinton, of Hinton Enterprises and operating in Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

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Loyola University Maryland has the Project Risk board game customized for campusLoyola University Maryland has the Project Risk board game customized for campus
- Announced Friday, May 21, 2010

Loyola University Maryland worked with Successful Projects to customize the Project Risk board game for use with internal Loyola project managers and Loyola students. The customized version of the game features Loyola campus images including their mascot, logo and it features photo scenes and projects from around the Loyola University campus. 

Successful Project's Project Risk board game is used to help teach students and project managers about project management processes, risk management, and earned value project reporting.
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June 2-3, 2010 Workshop for Project Management Instructors Scheduled
- Announced Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Enroll to participate in Successful Project's 2-day workshop to help project management instructors have fun while teaching with our interactive games.

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Successful Projects East Coast Opens
- Announced Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Successful Projects is pleased to announce a license agreement with Rock Solid Dominion, LLC, which is owned by Harry Roch and operating in New Jersey, USA that will immediately start doing business as Successful Projects East Coast. The primary area of focus for the new business is the east coast expansion of the Successful Project’s college Certificate in Project Management program, which is currently offered at four Wisconsin Universities.

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New online project management courses available with Successful Projects
- Announced Friday, March 19, 2010

 

 

Successful Projects is pleased to announce the expansion of its training programs to include online, self-paced project management courses. Successful Projects has partnered with MindEdge, Inc., a leading online education provider, to make these web-based courses available.

 

 
Available at successfulprojects.com, courses are designed to enhance and strengthen skills in project management, general management, leadership, innovation, critical thinking, and more. Courses are configured for adult learners and are versions of courses developed for world-class institutions of higher education.
 
 
The courses are affordably priced and include interactive exercise, real-world examples, case studies, and audio/video to help learners apply newly learned concepts. Learners can raise course-related questions with an “Ask the Expert” feature and will receive responses promptly.

 

According to Kay Wais, Owner of Successful Projects, “These online courses compliment our current training offerings and are an easy, and convenient way for adult learners to further develop their management and leadership skills. Our new online programs add to the flexibility and savings in travel that many of our clients seek and strengthens Successful Project’s commitment to providing top quality professional development training.

 

MindEdge, Inc. is a Boston based educational content provider, publisher, and supplier of online programs for adult learners as well as graduate and undergraduate students within the higher education community.

 
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Two new workshops scheduled at Successful Projects with Frank Saladis
- Announced Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Successful Project's is pleased to announce that in a collaborative effort with Frank Saladis, we are piloting two new workshops. Both workshop are on challenging topics and newly recognized important skills for project managers:

Frank P. Saladis, PMP, President of Project Imaginers Inc. received the prestigious Person of the Year Award from PMI in 2006 for his contributions to the organization and to the practice of project management.

 

Mr. Saladis is a Consultant and Instructor within the project management profession and has over 30 years experience in the telecommunications and project management training environment. Mr. Saladis is the originator of the now globally celebrated International Project Management Day.  He has written numerous leadership and project management related articles and has authored the many leading project management books.

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Expansion into Spain
- Announced Thursday, February 25, 2010

Successful Projects is pleased to announce a license agreement with Madrid-based project management consultant Ángel Águeda Barrero, thereby expanding the breadth of resources and global diversity of the organization. As part of increasing the company’s diversity, Mr. Águeda will handle the translating and production of Spanish-language versions of Successful Projects products, beginning with the Project Risk boardgame which is going to be available in approximately two months.

 

Ángel Águeda Barrero is PMP, PRINCE2, and SCRUM certified. He is an MBA with over twenty years of professional experience including working as a senior project manager at Microsoft, ING, Siebel (now Oracle), and Informatica El Corte Inglés including international experience in Argentina, Switzerland, France, Italy, and Spain. He is a project management trainer and he has been involved with the English to Spanish translation of other project management programs and books.

 
Kay Wais, Successful Projects founder and owner, is very pleased to have Mr. Águeda representing her company and products, saying “In addition to exclusively serving the countries of Spain and Mexico, Ángel is also reaching out to Central America, the Caribbean, and South America to help us reach Spanish-speaking project management trainers.”
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New Distributor Announced in Ontario, Canada
- Announced Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Today Successful Projects signed an agreement making GEM Services, located in Ottawa, Canada a training product distributor.

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Michael Dobson Endorses Project Risk Board Game
- Announced Monday, November 23, 2009

Project Management author, trainer, and game designer, Michael S. Dobson, endorses Successful Project’s Project Risk board game. Dobson says, “I find the Project Risk game a great product for getting the students to experience project risk, learn about earned value, and benefit from experiential learning. I endorse and recommend Project Risk to project management instructors.”

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Project Risk Tournament Scheduled for December 9th.
- Announced Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Enroll to participate in our virtual Project Risk tournament scheduled from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST on Wednesday, December 9, 2009.

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Successful Projects Announces Distributorship Agreement with Exclaim!
- Announced Monday, October 19, 2009

Successful Projects has signed a distributor agreement with Andover, Massachusetts-based Exclaim!, a Project Management Training and Consulting firm.

 

The owner of Exclaim!, Mr. Richard Maltzman, has been a leader in the project management community with a special emphasis in the environmental arena and in increasing the reach of project management. He started and moderates a professional and popular blog called Scope Crêpe  and is a co-founder of a new environmental/sustainability consulting and training firm EarthPM. EarthPM is at an important point in today’s world – the intersection of Green and PM.

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Free PMP Study Group Starts Oct. 5th and running every Monday night.
- Announced Thursday, September 17, 2009

October 5th we’re restarting our free weekly PMP study group series which will run every Monday night from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm CST for 13 weeks. You are welcome to join us for one session or the entire series and either physically with us or via teleconference. We have a variety of participant and guest presenters.

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SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS ANNOUNCES EXPANSION INTO ASIA PACIFIC REGION
- Announced Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Successful Projects announces a new licensee in Australia that will serve the Asia Pacific region. This expansion will dramatically increase the breadth of resources and global diversity of the organization.

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La Crosse PMI Chapter Announces PMP Prep workshop
- Announced Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The La Crosse PMI chapter is bringing in Frank Saladis to instruct a two-day PMP Prep Workshop. This valuable opportunity is offered to chapter members for $300 and non members for $350. The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. September 1st and 2nd in Rochester, Minnesota.

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Project Risk game - introductory play session
- Announced Saturday, July 04, 2009

On Thursday, July 9, 2009 from 11:00 am to noon CST we will be hosting a free phone conference for the Project Risk introductory play session. This is for people who already own the Project Risk game and want to get acquainted with how to play.

Register in advance by contacting Successful Projects.

        
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UW-Green Bay and UW-Superior contracting with Successful Projects
- Announced Friday, May 22, 2009

Starting in June 2009 the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the University of Wisconsin-Superior Small Business Development Centers are both adding a Certificate in Project Management Program that is designed and instructed by Kay Wais with Successful Projects. This innovative certificate program is unique in the degree of individual customization and one-on-one learning sessions between student and instructor. It works extremely well for busy, working adults who want to select the learning activities, textbooks, and timeframe that works best for them.

        
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UW-Parkside partners with Successful Projects on Certificate Program
- Announced Friday, July 10, 2009

The UW-Parkside Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will offer the Successful Project's Certificate in Project Management program to the  Racine and Kenosa region starting this fall.

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PM Podcast Interview
- Announced Monday, June 01, 2009

 

Cornelius Fitchner interviewed Kay Wais, owner of Successful Projects, about the Project Risk boardgame on the PM Podcast that aired 6/1/09. The 5-minute interview is towards the beginning of the podcast.      

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