Project Management Institute

Creativity Tools and Techniques for Project Managers


Topics: Business Skill Enhancement | Problem Solving | Decision Making Techniques | Complexity

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Projects come with problems. Now more than ever, the problems that project managers encounter demand that they be creative. High performing project managers convert problems into challenges then skillfully generate, develop and implement novel solutions to solve those problems.

In this interactive program, participants will learn the Creative Problem Solving process and how to apply it to solve problems they encounter in their project, program and portfolio management work.

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, participants:

  • Will have practiced tools and techniques described in the PMBOK and other Standards - but rarely explicity taught
  • Will have learned techniques to shorten the amount of time it takes to solve problems and implement solutions
  • Will have learned techniques to strengthen the capacity, performance and productivity of their teams
  • Will  have experienced tools to identify the real problems inhibiiting project success
  • Will have practiced tools to develop novel and useful solutions to the project challenges they face

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®. Leadership and Strategic PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Technical PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials.
Technical Leadership Strategic Total
PMP/PgMP 7 3.5 3.5 14.00
PMI-ACP 7 3.5 3.5 14.00
PMI-SP 0 3.5 3.5 7.00
PMI-RMP 0 3.5 3.5 7.00
PfMP 7 3.5 3.5 14.00
PMI-PBA 7 3.5 3.5 14.00
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Seminar Instructor(s)


Teresa Lawrence PMP

Teresa Lawrence, PhD, PMP, CSM, provides training and facilitation in the application of creative problem solving to project management. Additionally, she consults as a project manager and provides professional services in project management and agile mindset development and PMP certification training. Since September of 2017, over 30K project managers have participated in Teresa’s trainings, workshops, presentations and webinars and earned PDUs as a result. Teresa is an alum of the International Center for Studies in Creativity (ICSC) at Buffalo State College. She is the past recipient of Buffalo Business First “Women of Influence” and the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education “Distinguished Alumni” award. Teresa is a previous superintendent of schools and the current president of International Deliverables, LLC, a certified WBE.

Course Information

2 Days
24 - 25 June 2020


Member Price
(US$1456.00 before 11 May)
Non-Member Price
(US$1612.00 before 11 May)
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