The Project Management MBA: Four-Day Crash Course! with Frank Saladis

Prework: 1.0 hour

What You Will Learn

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

  • Discuss strategic, organizational, tactical, and operations planning techniques.
  • Identify techniques for making sound business decisions.
  • Demonstrate applications of organizational agility.


To compete in the future, project managers will need to connect the dots between projects, project management practices, and their company's business practices. In short, they must develop their project business savvy in addition to their technical savvy. In this informative, content-intensive training, learners you will gain a considerable head start on the path to enhancing their your project-related business savvy. Learners You will roll up their your sleeves with a comprehensive case study (including practice on their your own laptops) that is woven throughout the program. The hands-on competency-building and, business-centric case study activities include:

  • Project portfolio evaluation and ranking
  • Project business case preparation
  • Project financial analysis (ROI calculations)
  • ROI-based sensitivity analysis (business risk analysis)
  • ROI-based scope change analysis

This training will also address a multitude of competency-building concepts, including but not limited to:

  • Techniques for strategic, organizational, and tactical planning
  • Organizational cost management
  • Capital expenditures versus project expense
  • Methodologies for process management and modeling, voice of the customer, and business quality
  • Business communications, cross-cultural conduct, and ethics
  • The legal environment of projects
  • Applications of organizational agility
  • An executive overview of agile project techniques


In addition to 28 PDUs for attending this training, you will also get an opportunity to earn 1 additional PDU for participating in prework. Registrants will get details regarding participation prior to the start of the course. This is a great opportunity to earn 1 PDU at no extra cost!



    • Introduction to the Program
    • Knowledge Module: Understanding Business-Savvy Project Management
    • Competency Module: Strategic Planning and Project Portfolio Development
    • Case Study Activity 1: Develop a Complete Project Portfolio Analysis
    • Debrief Case Study Activity 1: Present Your Portfolio Analysis to Martin’s PDBU
    • Competency Module: Optimization and Maintenance of Project Portfolios
    • Knowledge Module
      • Organizational Planning
      • Process Management
    • Competency Module: Developing Project Business Cases and Template Tour
    • Case Study Activity 2: Evaluate the F-21 Business Case
    • Key Business Case Considerations
    • Competency Module: ROI Analysis of Project Investments
    • Case Study Activity 3: Perform a Financial Analysis of the F-21 Project
    • Competency Module: Special Topics in ROI Analysis
    • Knowledge Module: Product Management and Marketing
    • Knowledge Module: Business Communications/Ethics/Conduct, Decision Sciences
    • Competency Module: ROI Sensitivity Risk Analysis
    • Cast Study Activity 4: Conduct F-21 Sensitivity Analysis and Demo of @RISK
    • Knowledge Module
    • Quality and Business
    • Projects and Accounting
    • Legal Environment of Projects
    • Incremental Justification Concept
    • Case Study Activity 5: Analyze Incremental Justification
    • Knowledge Module
    • Operations Management
    • Project Benefits Management
    • Knowledge Module
      • Always “Think Business”
      • Develop Personal Business Savvy
    • Comprehensive Case Study
      • Part 1: Read Case Study, Conduct Critical Business Analysis, and Class Discussion
      • Part 2: Program ROI Analysis and Debrief
    • Competency Module
      • Implementing Organizational Business Savvy
      • Personal Action Planning
    • Wrap-Up

Frank is a very experienced professional in the area of project management. He uses real case examples and he engages students in the activities and discussion of the material.

Very informative and engaging. The tools shared can be easily applied in any field of project management.

The instructors really knew what they were talking about. The information was relevant and useful too.

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® 17 4 8 29.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 0 4 8 12.00
PMI-SP® 0 4 8 12.00
PMI-RMP® 0 4 8 12.00
PfMP® 5 4 8 17.00
PMI-PBA® 5 4 8 17.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



Frank P. Saladis PMP, PMI Fellow

Frank P. Saladis, PMP, is the president of Blue Marble Enterprizes, Inc. He has more than 35 years of experience working in the IT, telecom installation and project management training environment at AT&T and Cisco Systems, where he was responsible for large telecommunications and IT projects with capital budgets ranging from $3 million to $450 million USD.

Mr. Saladis is now a leading consultant, instructor, motivational speaker and an author within the discipline of professional project management. He has been providing training to aspiring and experienced project managers for more than 20 years.

He is the originator of International Project Management Day and was recognized as PMI Person of the Year for 2006. In addition, Mr. Saladis was awarded the prestigious title of PMI Fellow in October 2013 and received the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award in October 2015.

Training Information

23 - 26 September 2024
4 Days


Member Price
(US$2745.00 before 12 August)
Nonmember Price
(US$2945.00 before 12 August)
Government Price
Student Price

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