Project Management Institute

An Introduction to Professional Project Management with Frank Saladis - NEW


Topics: Time Management Scheduling | Leadership

PLEASE NOTE: This is a 28 PDU/2.8 CEU seminar. The PDU breakdown will be available soon.

Project management is essential to most businesses large and small. The need for skilled project managers who have the ability to organize and execute a plan through effective project leadership is increasing as the world economic and business environment continues to evolve. Project managers are trained to focus on cost effective methods for managing and utilizing project resources, integrating project work with organizational priorities, and developing strong and high performing teams.

This workshop provides the project manager with a solid foundation of skills that will improve leadership effectiveness, enhance the ability to develop clear objectives and plans, and manage change through defined processes. The seminar includes an introduction to project management theory, hands on activities to enhance the learning process, and opportunities for networking and sharing of experiences.

What You Will Learn

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

  • Introduce the concepts and purpose of formal project management
  • Introduce the fundamental and intermediate processes, procedures, tools and techniques associated with professional level project planning and control
  • Develop and or enhance the ability to prepare, organize, and create project plans
  • Provide tools and techniques that will assist in effectively managing project resources 
  • Provide practical tools and techniques that will facilitate the process of estimating project activity cost and duration.
  • Provide techniques that will assist in developing, optimizing and controlling project schedules
  • Emphasize the importance of a formal and managed change management system
  • Provide techniques for effectively managing project risks
  • Develop expertise in project communication and the tracking and reporting of project progress
  • Enhance the project managers leadership, communications and problem-solving capabilities 

Seminar Instructor(s)


Frank P. Saladis PMP

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.

Mr. Saladis has presented at many PMI® global congresses and other international project management events. He is a graduate of the PMI Leadership Institute Masters Class and has held several positions within The Project Management Institute including President of the NYC Chapter and President of The Assembly of Chapter Presidents.

Mr. Saladis is the author of Positive Leadership In Project Management, and a co-author of the book Value Driven Project Management with Harold Kerzner, PhD. He holds a master's certificate in Commercial Project Management from the George Washington University.

Course Information

4 Days
17 - 20 May 2021

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