Project Management Institute

A Non-Bootcamp Review of the PMBOK Guide for Real World Practitioners with Joyce Brown and Thomas McCabe


Topics: Project Management | Business Analysis | Communications | Stakeholder Engagement | Risk Mitigation

If you're looking for a starting point to explore the rigors of becoming a Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential holder, this is the course for you. Learn what you need to know to complete your project on time, within budget and with satisfied customers inside and outside the organization. This engaging four-day course provides an in-depth review of project management standards, tools and techniques as presented in PMI's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

Course instruction will be supplemented with games, case studies, exercises, and team quick quizzes to bring the standard to life and demonstrate core concepts through hands-on activities. Participants will learn proven strategies for dealing with typical "real life" project threats such as scope creep, unrealistic schedules, quality challenges, and cost overruns.

By the end of the course, participants will have covered all of the project management principles and processes presented in the PMBOK® Guide. They will also have a sound understanding of the differences between traditional, plan-driven project management and agile, change-driven project management. An eight-part case study will be used to provide practical knowledge about some of the key project management artifacts / documents: Business Case, Project Charter, Scope Statement, etc.

This is not a PMP Exam Prep course, though participants will learn important fundamentals. It is intended to be an interactive co-learning experience without pressure, memorization or timed tests. It can also serve as a refresher for those who have a PMI certification (CAPM, PMP, PgMP, etc.) but want to learn more about the PMBOK® Guide, and high-level changes.

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What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how to create key project artifacts: Team Charter with Service Level Agreements (SLAs), Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Schedule Gantt Chart, Performance Measurement Baseline / CUM Cost S-Curve, Communication Plan, and Risk Register.
  • Demonstrate how to use leadership skills to motivate high-performing teams, and keep stakeholders engaged throughout the project.
  • Recognize the difference between traditional vs. agile approaches and when to use them (tailoring).
  • Evaluate which project management tools would be appropriate to avoid issues such as scope creep, cost overruns, unrealistic schedules, poor quality, team conflicts, and stakeholder disengagement.

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
CAPM / PMP / PgMP 14 7 7 28.00
PMI-ACP / Agile* 7 7 7 21.00
PMI-SP 3 7 7 17.00
PMI-RMP 4 7 7 18.00
PfMP 0 7 7 14.00
PMI-PBA 0 7 7 14.00
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*Please note that the asterisked row above applies to all PMI Agile certifications, this includes DASM, DASSM, DAVSC and DAC.

Seminar Instructor(s)


Joyce D. Brown PMP

Joyce D. Brown is managing director of W. W Mentorprises, Inc. She instructs on project, program, and portfolio management at the Connecticut Information Technology Institute (CITI), a unit of University of Connecticut’s School of Business. She is also an adjunct professor of project and program management for several graduate programs at UConn’s School of Business / Stamford campus.Previously, Ms. Brown spent more than fifteen years as vice president of operations for three global luxury goods companies. In these positions her responsibilities included logistics and distribution, construction, procurement, production and manufacturing, after sales service, and security. Her earlier experience includes a role as a retail/ wholesale industry consulting manager at a “Big 4” consulting firm. Ms. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Middle Tennessee State University.


Thomas F. McCabe PMP

Thomas F. McCabe is managing director of W. W. Mentorprises, Inc. He instructs on project, program, and portfolio management at Connecticut Information Technology Institute (CITI), a unit of University of Connecticut School of Business. He is also an adjunct professor at Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business where he teaches project management at the graduate and undergraduate levels. His previous positions include e-Infrastructure consulting manager at a “Big 4” consulting firm, and vice president, global risk management for a major financial services organization. Professional expertise includes: eBusiness transformation, PMO establishment and organization, project risk assessment, business continuity planning, software selection, new product development, and business process re-engineering. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Fordham University and a master's certificate in project management from George Washington University.Mr. McCabe has held several global volunteer positions for PMI. He was a co-founder of PMI’s eBusiness Specific Interest Group (SIG) and formerly served as its chairman & executive advisory chair. He also served as vice-chairman of programs for both the PMO SIG and Financial Services SIG. He is cited in the PMBOK® Guide — 5th Edition as a contributing subject matter expert.

Course Information

4 Days
12 - 15 July 2021


Member Price
(US$2884.00 before 14 June)
Non-Member Price
(US$3090.00 before 14 June)
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