Project Management Institute

Creativity Tools and Techniques for Project Managers with Teresa Lawrence - CANCELLED


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

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

In this interactive session, participants will learn how to apply the Creative Problem Solving process to their project, program and portfolio management work.

Project managers who consistently deliver on time, within budget and to the desired scope solve problems differently. These project managers excel in their ability to draw from the capacity of their teams, stakeholders, and themselves to be deliberately creative. In this seminar, participants will learn skills to ignite creativity at will instead of waiting for ideas and solutions to happen.

This session is based on the seminal work of Alex Osborn, the inventor of Brainstorming, and Sidney Parnes, the developer of the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) process. As a result of this session, participants will become savvy enough to assess any challenge or opportunity and apply the most dependable creativity tools to best resolve the project challenges they encounter.

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What You Will Learn

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

  • Practice creativity tools and techniques described in the PMBOK® Guide and other Standards—but rarely explicitly
  • Learn techniques to shorten the amount of time it takes to solve problems and implement solutions.
  • Learn techniques to strengthen the capacity, performance and productivity of their teams.
  • Experience tools to identify the real problems inhibiting project success.
  • Practice 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
CAPM / PMP / PgMP 0.5 5 1.5 7.00
PMI-ACP / Agile* 0 5 1.5 6.50
PMI-SP 0 5 1.5 6.50
PMI-RMP 0 5 1.5 6.50
PfMP 0 5 1.5 6.50
PMI-PBA 0 5 1.5 6.50
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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)


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

1 Day
12 July 2021


Member Price
(US$721.00 before 14 June)
Non-Member Price
(US$773.00 before 14 June)
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