Measuring the Performance of Project Initiatives: An Important Step in Benefits Realization with J. Scott Burd

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to:

  • Describe how to lead a measurement team through the major steps in the Project Management Measurement Framework (PEMARI).
  • Create a scorecard/dashboard for collecting, analyzing, and reporting performance and value information.
  • Identify steps to lead, implement, and overcome barriers for a performance measurement program.


Attend this interactive training and develop a scorecard to track ongoing project management performance as well as the business impact of project management to your organization. Learn the basics in setting up a measurement program designed to help improve project management performance as well as justify the organization's continued investment in project management. 

With this comprehensive introduction to measurement, you will discover how to assess what’s performing well and what needs improvement so that you can build a business case for project management improvement initiatives. Become proactive in implementing measurement strategies aimed at improving your organization’s project management performance.



    • Basics of Measurement 
      • Describe the reasons for measurement 
      • Identify the success factors for measuring performance
      • Recognize a performance measurement approach
    • Plan Measurement 
      • Describe the roles and responsibilities of measurement stakeholders
      • Identify goals and objectives of measurement 
    • Establish and Update Measures
      • Identify possible measures of performance
      • List the criteria for good measures
      • Explain how to link measures to organizational objectives
      • Demonstrate how to prioritize a list of measures 
      • Create a package listing the who, what, how, where, and when for a measure
    • Measure Performance
      • Describe good data collection practices
      • Identify sources of data
      • List possible issues with data that need to be addressed
      • Design a data collection worksheet
    • Analyze Data
      • Describe several ways you might analyze data to interpret performance results
      • Identify several tools to use in analyzing performance data
    • Report Performance 
      • Describe how performance reporting can assist management decision-making
      • Discuss the elements needed in an effective reporting plan
      • Explain the benefits of launching a performance measurement pilot
    • Continuous Improvement
      • Indicate the barriers to performance measurement success that need to be monitored
      • Identify the reasons for monitoring the measurement team
      • List sources of performance measurement best practices
    • Course Wrap-Up
      • Develop and present (10 minutes) the key points previously discussed: 
        • Plan Measurement
        • Establish and Update Measures
        • Measure Performance
        • Analyze Data
        • Report Performance
        • (Continually) Improve Your Measurement Process

Good class! The instructor was engaging, and information was very useful.

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Power Skills and Business Acumen PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Ways of Working PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials. *Please note that the asterisked row below applies to the PMI® Agile Certification Journey and includes Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC), and Disciplined Agile® Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) certifications.
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acumen Total
CAPM® / PMI-CP™ / PMP® / PgMP® 4 0 10 14.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 0 0 10 10.00
PMI-SP® 0 0 10 10.00
PMI-RMP® 0 0 10 10.00
PfMP® 0 0 10 10.00
PMI-PBA® 0 0 10 10.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle


J. Scott

J. Scott Burd

J. Scott Burd, PhD, has a wide background in program and project management, leadership, operations, teaching, and consulting. His unique ability to assess situations and cultural climates has enabled over 50 organizations to make major shifts in their thinking and processes. Mr. Burd has been researching leadership, change and corporate cultures, and teaching people these unique techniques, for 30 years. 

His 40,000 hours of research and experience is blended into a unique, systems approach that helps people become leaders and champions, reduces the fear of change, and stimulates change faster with complete participation and buy-in.    He has authored ten books on organization change, project management, leadership, and Microsoft Project, and has received two NASA Achievement Awards for business innovations.   

Mr. Burd has held significant positions as a Naval Aviator, program manager, university professor, entrepreneur, and international consultant. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, holds a Master of Science in Astrophysics from the University of Houston, acquired his MBA in Organizational Development at California Lutheran University, and his PhD in Organizational Psychology from Walden University. 

For the past seven years, he has worked with several universities for undergraduate and masters-level business students. Recently, Mr. Burd created and taught online classes in Six Sigma philosophy, and diversity and equality for the UC – Riverside School of Business.

Training Information

25 - 26 September 2024
2 Days


Member Price
(US$1385.00 before 12 August)
Nonmember Price
(US$1585.00 before 12 August)
Government Price
Student Price

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