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We’ll get your project up and running. Project management Courses and coaching Ottmann & Partner

We’ll get your project up and running.

We’ll get your project up and running. Project management Courses and coaching Ottmann & Partner GmbH

Project management

Courses and coaching Ottmann & Partner GmbH

There’s a little bit of Ottmann in all of us. All you have to do is let it out.

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About project management

Why project management

I already know all the ins and outs of my company’s business

Everybody uses the term project management these days. Most people would say they’ve heard of it and that they know what it’s all about. Yet project management covers a vast field of knowledge and it involves more than just the haphazard imple- mentation of projects.

he word ‚management’ is derived from the Latin

term, ‚manum agere’, which means ‚to lead by the hand’. ‚Project’ is a term that means ‚something thrown forth’ and it also has Latin roots in the word ‚projectum’. So the meaning of project management is to direct and implement something that is currently in progress and will continue into the future. That’s no easy task. Also, there is more to lead- ership than simply leading the way. A project manager has to understand the project’s complexities right from the outset so that he can coordinate and direct it appropriately. Regular checks guarantee that the project will, for the most, run smoothly.

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In our globalised world, projects are no longer location-specific, which means that project participants from different countries with different cul- tures often find themselves on the same team. This only works if the team members’ activities are efficient- ly coordinated. Organisations around the world are now coming to realise how important it is to have quali- fied and competent project man- agers on their payroll if they want their projects to be effectively and efficiently implemented. All kinds of sectors of industry use project man- agement tools. Correctly understood and applied, they can provide an or- ganisation with a distinct competitive advantage. They help it to save valu- able time, they facilitate the smooth implementation of mergers and they enable the faster and more cost-effec-

tive development and marketing of new products.

Project management isn’t just indispensable to global players and market giants. Small and medium- sized companies can also benefit from consistent and properly ap- plied project management practices. Sometimes, even a small construc- tion site or a new store opening can lead to unforeseen and seem- ingly insurmountable problems that well-trained project managers know how to avoid. People who manage projects, no matter how big or small, need project management skills be- cause surveys regularly confirm that a project’s success or failure depends, most of all, on the competence of the project management personnel.

„I urgently recommend any- one with project responsibility to be consistent in learning project management skills and applying them properly.“

Ingo Cammans Projects Director IPMA Level A Management Board Multi-project Management Business Unit MAN Utility Vehicles

Multi-project Management Business Unit MAN Utility Vehicles People who work in complex projects, which means they
Multi-project Management Business Unit MAN Utility Vehicles People who work in complex projects, which means they

People who work in complex projects, which means they are in- volved in project processes, regularly encounter new requirements and problems which can be quite chal- lenging for the project manager. In addition to the general management skills and decision-making routine that they learn over time, project managers have to be persevering in- dividuals who can cope with stress and heavy workloads. They have to retain an overview of all aspects of the project so that they can make sustainable decisions. A project man- ager doesn’t just need the technical know-how to implement the project but also, and very importantly, the right social competences. Soft skills should never be underestimated or neglected. Project management pro- vides a practical range of tools which the project manager can use in a va- riety of methods and approaches that are essential to a successful project.

Project managers often have to be self-reliant

of methods and approaches that are essential to a successful project. Project managers often have to

About Ottmann & Partner

What does Ottmann & Partner do

and

do they have good coffee?

Don’t worry. We have good coffee. But that won’t be the only thing keeping you awake. Our workshops, coaching, advice and analyses ensure that you derive maximum be- nefit from your work and that you embark on your next projects refreshed and reinvigorated.

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ttmann & Partner was founded in 1992 and it

has always been headquar- tered in Röthenbach an der Pegnitz near Nuremberg. Dr. Ottmann and his trainers provide project manage- ment training to the employees of or- ganisations that implement projects. Ottmann & Partner’s clients profit from the trainers’ extensive knowl- edge and experience. They teach course participants about develop- ments in the rapidly changing envi- ronment and demonstrate possible solutions. Ottmann & Partner per- form project assessments as recom- mended by GPM Deutsche Ges-

ellschaft für Projektmanagement and the IPMA International Project Management Association (Project Excellence Model) to assess the sta- tus of an organisation’s project work. This assessment identifies any actions which have to be taken in the project. Ottmann & Partner then discuss the results of the assessment with the relevant manager so that they can jointly define project optimisation measures and provide support in their implementation. As a result, standard project management and project con- sultation structures are created directly within the organisation.

Ottmann & Partner’s project management training products and services are supplemented by fur- ther project-related services such as project analysis and statements of work, project planning and control, project documentation, project as- sessment and project coaching. Project coaching gives managers and future managers the opportunity to brush up their knowledge and learn project man- agement skills that are tailored to their organisation’s specific requirements.

In their courses, Ottmann & Partner make every effort to give participants a hands-on experience of „real“ projects. They don’t just in- volve a trainer standing at the front of the room like a schoolteacher. Par- ticipants actually work in small teams on transfer projects over a several week period. Initially, they are taught the theory so that they can use it in the transfer project, which helps to deepen their understanding of it and its practical application. Participants also learn methods of discussion and argumentation in small teams, and then to present the results of their work. The workshops help them to assimilate the material they have learned and they also promote team- work, which is absolutely indispensa- ble in projects, as well as communicating methodical competence in management and the essential soft skills.

In addition to the weekend cours- es and workshops, Ottmann & Partner provide preparatory courses for IPMA certification. At the end of the courses, participants can take an examination leading to an interna- tionally recognised certificate at their competence level.

„We received some excellent advice from Ottmann & Part- ner. Our project processes are now much more efficient.“

Dipl.-Kfm. Alexander Stock Project Management Associate IPMA Level D Management Consultant

Management Associate IPMA Level D Management Consultant Workshop participants got a first-hand experience of project

Workshop participants got a first-hand experience of project work in the Tower Building project.

„Employees who do project management certification courses with Ottmann & Partner and then obtain Level D certification from PM-Zert have the basic knowledge and compe- tence that they need to be a successful project manager. That makes it easier to work in a team and achieve the project objective faster.“

Erwin Weitlaner Certified Projects Director IPMA Level A Vice President Siemens AG Industry Sector Mobility Division

„Ottmann & Partner’s project coaching really helped me to advance on a personal level. It’s opened up a new perspective for me because I can now structure projects more effectively and I know what things I ought to avoid in future. Sometimes you make mistakes that you aren’t even aware of making.“

Jörg Zierleyn Certified Projects Director IPMA Level A Project Manager at Ferrostaal AG, Essen

even aware of making.“ Jörg Zierleyn Certified Projects Director IPMA Level A Project Manager at Ferrostaal

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IPMA, GPM and PM-Zert

All about the IPMA

everything

you always wanted

to know but never dared ask

If you already know everything about the IPMA, you can skip the next few pages. If you don’t, they’ll provide you with quite a lot of interesting information about the associa- tion. After all, you may be planning to obtain certification soon, and it’s good to know who you’re getting it from.

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ounded in 1965, the IPMA International Project

Management Association was originally a discussion group for international project managers, though it soon developed into an organisation with over 60,000 mem- bers around the globe. As an umbrel- la association with over 50 national project management associations as members, the IPMA is responsible for ensuring uniform international standards for project management certification. This is important to ensure standardised project manage- ment quality. If you decide to obtain IPMA certification, you know that you’ll be getting a valuable certifi- cate that is valid all over the world.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pro- jektmanagement, GPM, is the largest professional association for project management in Germany. The GPM is networked with project management associations around the world via the IPMA. It is a non-profit association which has been providing services to science, research, business, politics and associations since 1979. Members in all sectors of industry with all types of organisations ben- efit from the comprehensive range of services offered by the GPM. As a result of its involvement in the devel- opment of international project man- agement standards, the GPM makes an important contribution to the advancement and professionalisation of project management. It also has an award scheme, the German Project Excellence Award, which pays tribute to people who achieve project manage-

ment excellence. It was initiated by Roland Ottmann and implemented as a project for the GPM and IPMA.

In addition to the national as- sociations, the IPMA also has certification bodies (PM-Zert). These provide independent certifica- tion to project managers in accord- ance with standard procedures. They are assessed by the IPMA and, as is customary in Germany, they are ISO 9001 certified and accredited. As the GPM’s independent certification body, PM-Zert issues various project management certificates. PM-Zert is financially independent from the GPM and it has its own organisa- tional units. PM-Zert uses a team of assessors at each certification level to test certification candidates in accord- ance with a range of parameters such as knowledge, ability and personality.

Organisational and legal form Founded in Vienna, in 1965, as an association of national project
Organisational and legal form Founded in Vienna, in 1965, as an association of national project
Organisational and legal
form
Founded
in Vienna, in 1965, as an association of
national project
management associations.
Non-profit
The national project
management associations
are generally non-profit
organisations.
Global presence
More than 50 national
project management associations
Languages
More than 20
Members worldwide
More
than 60,000
Qualification
system
Certified
Projects Director (IPMA / GPM)
Certified Senior Project Manager (IPMA / GPM)
Certified Project Manager (IPMA / GPM)
Certified Project Management Associate
(IPMA / GPM)
Certification system
Via the national organisation’s
certification bodies
(e.g. GPM, PMA)
Standard textbook
The ICB International Competence Baseline is the
IPMA’s standard textbook
Official
address
Binzmühlestrasse 11
CH-8050 Zürich
Switzerland
www.ipma.ch

IPMA, GPM and PM-Zert

IPMA, GPM and PM-Zert The IPMA is represented all over the world Egypt Azerbaijan Brazil Bulgaria

The IPMA is represented all over the world

Egypt

Azerbaijan

Brazil

Bulgaria

China

Denmark

Germany

Finland

France

Greece

United Kingdom

India

Iran

Ireland

Iceland

Italy

Kazakhstan

Croatia

Kuwait

Latvia

Netherlands

Norway

Austria

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Zambia

Sweden

Switzerland

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

South Africa

Taiwan

Czech Republic

Turkey

Ukraine

Hungary

USA

Africa Taiwan Czech Republic Turkey Ukraine Hungary USA and our customers are in these countries 8

and our customers are in these countries

Africa Taiwan Czech Republic Turkey Ukraine Hungary USA and our customers are in these countries 8

Certification

RequirementsInterview

Re-certification

Application

Audits

What can I expect?

… and will it be worse than GCSE A Levels?

can I expect? … and will it be worse than GCSE A Levels? IPMA Level D

IPMA

Level D

Level C

Level B

Level A

Experience

School and vocational education, plus work experience

Min. 3 years of experi- ence in the manage- ment of non-complex projects

Min. 5 years of ex- perience in project management, three of which in the management of com- plex projects

Min. 5 years of expe- rience in the ma- nagement of multiple projects, three of which in project portfolio management functions

Skills

Knowledge of all areas of project manage- ment, ability to work in a project team

Management of non-complex projects and / or support to the managers of complex projects

Management of all parameters and all aspects of complex projects

Multi-project manager with responsibility for project coordination, supervision and control

Application

Application
Application
Application
Application

Application documents

       

Project list, programme/ portfolio overview

 
Project list, programme/ portfolio overview  
Project list, programme/ portfolio overview  
Project list, programme/ portfolio overview  

Admittance interview on the basis of the application documents

 
Admittance interview on the basis of the application documents    
 
Admittance interview on the basis of the application documents    

Admittance to the certification process

Admittance to the certification process
Admittance to the certification process
Admittance to the certification process
Admittance to the certification process

Written examination part 1 (basic knowledge)

Written examination part 1 (basic knowledge)  
Written examination part 1 (basic knowledge)  
Written examination part 1 (basic knowledge)  
 

Written examination part 2 (certification level-related knowledge)

 
Written examination part 2 (certification level-related knowledge)  
Written examination part 2 (certification level-related knowledge)  
Written examination part 2 (certification level-related knowledge)  

Transfer report

Transfer report      
     

Oral exam

       

Project experience report

 
Project experience report      
   

Workshop

   
Workshop    
Workshop    

Admittance to the project/ portfolio case study

   
Admittance to the project/ portfolio case study    
Admittance to the project/ portfolio case study    

Selection of the project/ portfolio case study subject and literature conspectus

   
Selection of the project/ portfolio case study subject and literature conspectus    
Selection of the project/ portfolio case study subject and literature conspectus    

Project/ portfolio case study and literature conspectus

   
Project/ portfolio case study and literature conspectus    
Project/ portfolio case study and literature conspectus    

Admittance to the interview

 
Admittance to the interview  
Admittance to the interview  
Admittance to the interview  

Interview

 
Interview  
Interview  
Interview  

Recommendation for certification

Recommendation for certification
Recommendation for certification
Recommendation for certification
Recommendation for certification

IPMA, GPM und PM-Zert

The benefits of certification

… and why it will give your projects a real boost

You aren’t the only one to profit from the coveted certification. As an employee of your organisation with management responsibility, you make an entirely different impression if your employees are trained project managers.

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ur Level D to A courses specifically prepare par-

ticipants for their chosen IPMA certification level. During the assessment, the candidate’s knowl- edge is tested. At Levels C to A, their actual project management experi- ence is also examined and evaluated. Soft skills are also important in the assessment process. It is important that the candidates demonstrate their project management skills, irrespec- tive of whether the project is internal, external, national or international, simple or complex.

GPM Deutsche Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement functions as the IPMA’s representative in Ger- many. It only certifies people as PM- Zert trainers if they can demonstrate an excellent knowledge of project

management and have proven project management experience.

Perhaps you are wondering how you will benefit from a certification course at one of the four levels and from the certificate that you will re- ceive when you have completed it. The answer is very simple: our cer- tificates are internationally recog- nised and highly respected. If you complete one of the courses and pass the examination, you will be a certi- fied project management expert. The certificate will help you to advance in your career and provide you with better opportunities in the labour market. Certification enables you to consider and improve your knowl- edge and skills and receive objective and impartial verification of your project management competence.

The certificate can also mean greater job security for you.

If you have personnel responsibil- ity in your organisation and your staff have participated in certifica- tion courses, your projects and your staff’s personal development benefit. Your entire organisation’s value is en- hanced because you can prove to cus- tomers that it has certified expertise. Not only does this boost your organi- sation’s image, it also provides it with distinct competitive advantages. Level D is the IPMA system’s entry level and all certification candidates have to achieve certification at this level before they can obtain higher- level certification. Level D certifi- cation courses communicate basic project management skills.

1. Technical competences2.

Behavioural competences3.

Contextual competences

Do I have to be able to do all that?

Contextual competences Do I have to be able to do all that? … or is it

… or is it enough that I’ve just heard about it?

Project management knowledge

Level D

Level C

Level B

Level A

1.01 Success in project management

1.01 Success in project management
1.01 Success in project management
1.01 Success in project management
1.01 Success in project management

1.02 Interested parties

1.02 Interested parties
1.02 Interested parties
1.02 Interested parties
1.02 Interested parties

1.03 Project requirements and objectives

1.03 Project requirements and objectives
1.03 Project requirements and objectives
1.03 Project requirements and objectives
1.03 Project requirements and objectives

1.04 Risk and opportunity

1.04 Risk and opportunity
1.04 Risk and opportunity
1.04 Risk and opportunity
1.04 Risk and opportunity

1.05 Quality

1.05 Quality
1.05 Quality
1.05 Quality
1.05 Quality

1.06 Project organisation

1.06 Project organisation
1.06 Project organisation
1.06 Project organisation
1.06 Project organisation

1.07 Teamwork

1.07 Teamwork
1.07 Teamwork
1.07 Teamwork
1.07 Teamwork

1.08 Problem resolution

1.08 Problem resolution
1.08 Problem resolution
1.08 Problem resolution
1.08 Problem resolution

1.09 Project structures

1.09 Project structures
1.09 Project structures
1.09 Project structures
1.09 Project structures

1.10 Scope and deliverables

1.10 Scope and deliverables
1.10 Scope and deliverables
1.10 Scope and deliverables
1.10 Scope and deliverables

1.11 Time and project phases

1.11 Time and project phases
1.11 Time and project phases
1.11 Time and project phases
1.11 Time and project phases

1.12 Resources

1.12 Resources
1.12 Resources
1.12 Resources
1.12 Resources

1.13 Cost and finance

1.13 Cost and finance
1.13 Cost and finance
1.13 Cost and finance
1.13 Cost and finance

1.14 Procurement and contract

1.14 Procurement and contract
1.14 Procurement and contract
1.14 Procurement and contract
1.14 Procurement and contract

1.15 Changes

1.15 Changes
1.15 Changes
1.15 Changes
1.15 Changes

1.16 Control and reports

1.16 Control and reports
1.16 Control and reports
1.16 Control and reports
1.16 Control and reports

1.17 Information and documentation

1.17 Information and documentation
1.17 Information and documentation
1.17 Information and documentation
1.17 Information and documentation

1.18 Communication

1.18 Communication
1.18 Communication
1.18 Communication
1.18 Communication

1.19 Start-up

1.19 Start-up
1.19 Start-up
1.19 Start-up
1.19 Start-up

1.20 Close-out

1.20 Close-out
1.20 Close-out
1.20 Close-out
1.20 Close-out

Awareness1.18 Communication 1.19 Start-up 1.20 Close-out Knowledge Skills Management 2.01 Leadership 2.02 Engagement

KnowledgeCommunication 1.19 Start-up 1.20 Close-out Awareness Skills Management 2.01 Leadership 2.02 Engagement and

Skills1.19 Start-up 1.20 Close-out Awareness Knowledge Management 2.01 Leadership 2.02 Engagement and motivation

Management1.19 Start-up 1.20 Close-out Awareness Knowledge Skills 2.01 Leadership 2.02 Engagement and motivation 2.03

2.01 Leadership 2.02 Engagement and motivation 2.03 Self-management 2.04 Assertiveness 2.05 Relaxation and dealing
2.01 Leadership
2.02 Engagement and motivation
2.03 Self-management
2.04 Assertiveness
2.05 Relaxation and dealing with stress
2.06 Openness
2.07 Creativity
2.08 Results orientation
2.09 Efficiency
2.10 Consultancy
2.11 Negotiation
2.12 Conflict & crisis
2.13 Reliability
2.14 Appreciation
2.15 Ethics
3.01 Project orientation 3.02 Programme orientation 3.03 Portfolio orientation 3.04 Introduction to PPP management
3.01 Project orientation
3.02 Programme orientation
3.03 Portfolio orientation
3.04 Introduction to PPP management
3.05 Permanent organisation
3.06 Business
3.07 Systems, products and technology
3.08 Personnel management
3.09 Health, security, safety and environment
3.10 Finance
3.11 Legal

Your project management skills determine whether the little men in the drawing have smiley or sad faces. Learn to use and build on these skills. And, believe us, the little men will be smiling.

Our certification courses D - A

Know how to do it right

… and why things didn’t always work out in the past

Our certification courses are explained to you on the following pages. We have provided information about entry requirements, course content, the methods that Ottmann & Partner use and what you can expect.

How do you get started?

he more than 10,000 project managers who have partici-

pated in our courses are al- ready successful in their new functions after obtaining a first-rate qualification.

Gain initial project management com- petence by taking part in this course and acquire the necessary methodi- cal competence to manage successful projects, whatever level of certification you are hoping to achieve.

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Who are the trainers?

The charismatic and competent train- ers at Ottmann & Partner have dec- ades of experience in the field of project management. They are all cer- tified by PM-Zert (the GPM Deut- sche Gesellschaft für Projektmanage- ment’s certification body) and are experts in their field. In the GPM’s trainer benchmarking, Ottmann & Partner’s trainers have been the highest rated project management trainers since 2001!

What does the assessment mean for you?

You receive independent confirma- tion of your competence! The GPM Deutsche Gesellschaft für Projekt- management, the German member of the IPMA International Project Management Association, has a cer- tification body called PM-Zert which performs project personnel assess- ments. Certificates are awarded at various competence levels in accord- ance with the internationally recog- nised IPMA Four Level Certification System (IPMA 4-L-C).

See diagram on the right

The PM-Zert assessors are proven project management experts. They have gained practical experience as managers or consultants in many projects and they have a knowledge of all theoretical/scientific aspects of project management. They have dem- onstrated their project management competence and their ability to assess

project managers at all certification levels in a comprehensive assessor val- idation process. The assessors remain in regular contact with each other to discuss experiences and new findings. PM-Zert uses their knowledge to optimise the assessment process and to improve the assessor team’s com- petence. Two assessors are assigned

assessor team’s com- petence. Two assessors are assigned to each certification candidate. Each of them assesses

to each certification candidate. Each of them assesses the candidate inde- pendently. In this way, PM-Zert en- sures an independent process which satisfies IPMA requirements at each certification level and guarantees maximum objectivity in the assessment process for all candidates.

at each certification level and guarantees maximum objectivity in the assessment process for all candidates. 15

Level D – Project Management Associate (IPMA / GPM)

and

Level D

the perpetual attempt to obtain

maximum quality in the shortest time with the smallest budget

Level D is the entry level. However experienced you are and however long you have already been working as a successful project manager, you always have to obtain Level D certification before you can obtain the higher-level certification.

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he state-of-the-art Project Management Associate

(IPMA/GPM) course in- corporates Ottmann & Partner’s ac- cumulated expertise in the field of project management. This expertise has been condensed into a frame- work that enables course participants to acquire new knowledge or extend existing knowledge and apply it in practice.

What is expected of you?

You should be able to plan, organise, manage and successfully close out a project. You need knowledge in order to keep your head above water. Your project team has to be managed on the basis of communication skills and methodical competence, giving con- sideration to your special leadership

role as project manager. You have to develop excellent project manage- ment skills and, preferably, have them confirmed by external certification.

What are the entry requirements?

Participants should be a business ad- ministrator, business economist, mas- ter craftsman, qualified technician and/or chartered engineer (Chamber of Industry and Commerce certifi- cate, state-recognised qualification, university of applied science degree, university degree or similar) with at least 2 years of work experience. They should be actively involved in projects (plant construction, development, en- gineering, organisation etc.).

What does the course cover?

The course covers the basic principles and methods of project management, the organisation of a project and as- pects of cooperation within a project. Participants are taken through all phases of a project, from project start-up to project follow-up. They clarify the objectives, analyse the project environment, put together the team, plan processes, timeframes, resources and costs and consider fi- nance requirements, distribute and document information, track and report on project progress, integrate changes, handle contract and claim management, conduct negotiations, deal with conflicts, dynamic team processes and many other things. In the course, participants listen to lec- tures, perform exercises, take part in

No. of participants Between 6 and 12 participants

Course information

Duration 9 days + one examination day e.g. 3 blocks of 3 days (at approx. 4-week intervals) IPMA Level D examination

Dates & prices The courses are available in German or English. Informati- on about dates, prices and examination fees are publis- hed on www.ottmann.de.

Please feel free to contact us about our in-house training courses!

discussions and role play and listen to feedback from other participants. They prepare for certification by studying the course reading matter and completing a transfer project. The trainer helps them to mentally network the many different topics and to build up and develop an inte- gral understanding of and approach to project management. Exercises and transfer projects are excellent practi- cal preparation for the final optional assessment, and they also enable the smooth transition from project man- agement theory to practice in the work environment.

Which methods do Ottmann & Partner use?

This course provides a fast and effi- cient introduction to project man- agement methods and the project management philosophy. Ottmann & Partner take you through the project, step by step, from planning to successful implementation! We provide a solid grounding for a suc- cessful career as project manager, from an understanding of the special requirements of a project manager to self-management competence. You are prepared for the demanding PM-Zert Level D certification assess- ment. The trainers provide the theo- retical input and support you in the implementation of a specific transfer project. This project ensures that you are able to transfer project manage- ment theory into everyday project management practice. The course covers alternating workshops, presen- tations and discussions to maximise interaction and intensive exchange between the participants and trainer. It makes learning an interesting ex-

perience! Your course materials (in- cluding textbook, workbook, pho- tographic documentation, access to the knowledge database) provide you with the theoretical knowledge that you need for certification. Also, and more importantly, they are a valuable reference work for project managers in their everyday work.

reference work for project managers in their everyday work. being taught on the basis of examples

being taught on the basis of examples taken from many sectors of industry.reference work for project managers in their everyday work. having your knowledge brought up to date.

having your knowledge brought up to date.the basis of examples taken from many sectors of industry. being provided with a comprehensive introduction

being provided with a comprehensive introduction to the field of project management.of industry. having your knowledge brought up to date. learning to use the correct PM terminology.

learning to use the correct PM terminology.introduction to the field of project management. receiving reliable, methodical tools. working with

receiving reliable, methodical tools.management. learning to use the correct PM terminology. working with firmly-established standards and not

working with firmly-established standards and not short-lived fads andPM terminology. receiving reliable, methodical tools. feeling targeted and confident in your project management

feeling targeted and confident in your project management role and receiving recognition from your project customers.firmly-established standards and not short-lived fads and What are the objectives of the course? To prepare

What are the objectives of the course?

To prepare participants for Level D certification in accordance with the IPMA’s 4-L-C programme.project customers. What are the objectives of the course? To close the gap between professional competence,

To close the gap between professional competence, on the one hand, and methodical, organisational and management competence, on the other.in accordance with the IPMA’s 4-L-C programme. To furnish participants with the methodical and social

To furnish participants with the methodical and social competence to as- sume a project management function in non-complex projects.organisational and management competence, on the other. The course is offered in the form of several

The course is offered in the form of several two to three-day workshops. The entire course (including certification) usually lasts for four to six months.

Level C + B – Project Manager and Senior Project Manager (IPMA / GPM) …
Level C + B – Project Manager and Senior Project Manager (IPMA / GPM)
… and you’re guaranteed
to improve your project
success rate

Level C + B

If you obtain Level C- certification – or, even better – Level B certification, you’re on your way to the top. At these levels, you have a more in-depth knowledge of specific aspects of project management and certification provides you with written documen- tation that you have been involved in complex projects and gained a considerable amount of experience.

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any Level D certificate holders like to obtain certi-

fication of additional prac- tical experience in complex and high- risk projects that they have gained after the Level D course. For example, the more advanced certification levels also include contract and business management-related issues. The par- ticipants have to be more analytical, provide more explanations and have a deeper understanding of project management practices. The advanced course is at least 40 hours in length. It deals with project management topics in greater depth and builds on the participants’ existing methodical knowledge and skills. The course cov- ers issues such as the establishment and development of project manage- ment processes in an organisation, and also the project manager’s moti- vational and management functions.

What is expected of you?

You have planned, organised, di- rected and successfully closed out projects. You have managed your project teams with communicative and methodical competence, giving consideration to your special and dif- ficult leadership role as project man- ager. You have developed as a person and from a professional perspective. Now you want to obtain external certification of your project manage- ment competence.

What are the entry requirements?

Participants should be a business ad- ministrator, business economist, mas- ter craftsman, qualified technician and/or chartered engineer (Chamber of Industry and Commerce certifi- cate, state-recognised qualification, university of applied science degree, university degree or similar) with at

least 3 years of experience as project manager, project controller, commer- cial project manager, project consult- ant or similar. Level D certification from the GPM Deutsche Gesells- chaft für Projektmanagement or the IPMA International Project Manage- ment Association is also necessary.

What does the course cover?

Ottmann & Partner help you to broaden your project management knowledge and provides you with extensive preparation for your assess- ment. For example, you are prepared for the two-hour, level-related knowl- edge test. You also receive instruc- tions on how to prepare your report, i.e. project list and project experi- ence report, literature conspectus and project case study. Naturally, you also get plenty of important and valuable hints on how to conduct yourself in the assessment from your trainer.

No. of participants Between 6 and 12 participants

Course information

Duration 4 days + 3 examination/assessment days IPMA Level C or B examination

Dates & prices The courses are available in German or English. Information about dates, prices and examination fees are published on www.ottmann.de.

Please feel free to contact us about our in-house training courses!

Which methods do Ottmann & Partner use?

The Ottmann & Partner trainers pro- vide the theoretical input and show you how to use the documents to pre- pare for the assessment. They know what you need to demonstrate your competence and successfully com- plete the assessment process. The course covers alternating workshops, presentations and discussions to max- imise interaction and intensive ex- change between the participants and trainer. It makes the learning process an interesting experience and prepa- ration for the assessment a personal gain! Your course materials (includ- ing textbook, workbook, photo- graphic documentation) provide you with the theoretical knowledge that you need for certification. Also, and more importantly, they are a valuable reference work for project managers in their everyday work.

What are the objectives of the course?

To prepare participants for the assumption of a project management role in complex projects that are associated with risks and to enhance their me- thodical and social awareness and competence.their everyday work. What are the objectives of the course? To advance and refine methodical, organisational

To advance and refine methodical, organisational and management skills.their me- thodical and social awareness and competence. To promote an understanding of and ability to

To promote an understanding of and ability to communicate project man- agement-related issues.and refine methodical, organisational and management skills. The course prepares participants for Level C or B

The course prepares participants for Level C or B certification in accordance with the IPMA’s 4-L-C programme.ability to communicate project man- agement-related issues. Soon, projects that run over budget will be a

Soon, projects that run over budget will be a thing of the past.

Level A – Projects Director (IPMA / GPM)

Level A

… confirmation that you are the king of project managers

Level A certification puts you on the project management throne. You’re an expert in your field and you know exactly what you are doing. Only a very few project managers in Germany have this certificate. Perhaps you’ll be one of them soon!

I n order to satisfy the re- quirements for Level A cer- tification, expertise in other project management-related fields such as programme management, multi-project management or the management of project organisations is necessary. Certain forms of behaviour are also evaluated in the assessment. Our certified PM trainers (IPMA/GPM) provide individual coaching to pre- pare candidates for assessment.

individual coaching to pre- pare candidates for assessment. What is expected of you? You will need

What is expected of you?

You will need to have at least 5 years of experience in multi-project or pro- gramme management, three of which in management functions with re- sponsibility for project management and portfolio coordination. You per- form the difficult leadership role of portfolio manager or project director and are committed to continuous personal and professional improve- ment. Now you want to obtain exter-

nal certification of your project man- agement competence.

What are the entry requirements?

Participants should be a business ad- ministrator, business economist, mas- ter craftsman, qualified technician and/or chartered engineer (Chamber of Industry and Commerce certifi- cate, state-recognised qualification, university of applied science degree, university degree or similar) with at least 3 years of work experience as portfolio manager, projects direc- tor or programme manager. You also have at least Level D certifica- tion from the GPM Deutsche Ges- ellschaft für Projektmanagment or IPMA International Project Manage- ment Association.

Objectives

In order to satisfy IPMA Level A re- quirements, certification candidates are required to demonstrate compe-

tence in specific project management roles such as programme manage- ment, multi-project management and the management of project organisa- tions. Certain forms of behaviour are also evaluated in the assessment and discussed in the coaching sessions.

Methods and content

What methods are used? We provide the theoretical input and show you how to use the documents to prepare for the assessment. We know what you need to demonstrate your com- petence and successfully complete the assessment process. We coach you! Your course materials (including textbook, workbook, photographic documentation) provide you with the theoretical knowledge that you need for certification. Also, and more importantly, they are a valuable ref- erence work for project managers in their everyday work.

The coach supports the project manager to consolidate and build on multi-project and programme management

The coach supports the project manager to

consolidate and build on multi-project and programme management experience.The coach supports the project manager to responsibly coordinate, monitor and manage all projects in an

responsibly coordinate, monitor and manage all projects in an organisation, an organisational unit or a programme.build on multi-project and programme management experience. implement decision making authority for a project portfolio.

implement decision making authority for a project portfolio.in an organisation, an organisational unit or a programme. set management priorities. promote the development of

set management priorities.implement decision making authority for a project portfolio. promote the development of project management personnel and

promote the development of project management personnel and coach project managers andfor a project portfolio. set management priorities. introduce and apply project management methods and

introduce and apply project management methods and techniques, tools, guidelines and baselines.project management personnel and coach project managers and Where and when does the coaching take place?

Where and when does the coaching take place?

You can arrange the venue and times of your coaching sessions with us!

What are those men doing? And why does one of them look so happy while the others look so depressed? That’s easy! The happy man attended an Ottmann & Partner course. His projects are now far more efficient and his boss has been heaping praise on him. And the others… well. Good luck to them at their next review meeting with their boss.

has been heaping praise on him. And the others… well. Good luck to them at their

„Project planning and implementation“ course – basic project management training

Project planning and implementation

…and the art of not sinking the ship

Sometimes, you feel as if your project is like a ship that you have lost control over. It veers off course, takes far too long to arrive at its destination or – the worst thing that can happen to a project manager – it sinks. But you can do lots of things to regain control as captain of your ship. And our course shows you how.

What is expected of you?

ou should be able to plan, organise, manage and

successfully close out a project. In order to do this, you have to acquire the necessary knowledge to keep your head above water in a short period of time. How do you plan and implement projects so that they don’t „sink“ fast?

Y
Y

How do you get started?

The more than 10,000 project man- agers who have participated in our courses are already successful in their new functions after obtaining a first- rate qualification. Gain initial project management competence by taking part in this course and acquire the necessary methodical competence to manage successful projects.

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Which methods do Ottmann & Partner use?

This course provides a fast and effi- cient introduction to project manage- ment methods. We take you through the project, step by step, from plan- ning to successful implementation! Our trainers provide the theoretical input and support you in the im- plementation of a specific transfer project. This project ensures that you are able to transfer project manage- ment theory into everyday project management practice. The course covers alternating workshops, presen- tations and discussions to maximise interaction and intensive exchange between the participants and trainer. It makes learning an interesting ex- perience! Your course materials (in- cluding textbook, workbook, photo-

graphic documentation) provide you with valuable assistance as a reference work in your everyday project work.

„Some people work in project management for years and continue making the same mistakes. I can only recom- mend this course. It’s very realistic.“

Dipl.-Ing. Harald Steinmüller Project Management Associate (IPMA Level D) Head of Development at AEG Electrolux

Resources?

Objective?

Novel?

PROJECT

Complex?

Start and finish?

Interdisciplinary?

„Since I started attending the seminar, I’m finding it much easier to know what things I have to consider when I’m plan- ning and implementing a project. At Ottmann & Partner, I learned which project man- agement tools and methods to use so that I can manage projects successfully.“

Projekte

Axel Funke

Project Management Associate

(IPMA Level D) Executive Director Operations, MAN Solar Millennium

und

What does the course cover?

Basic principles of project managementMAN Solar Millennium und What does the course cover? Projects and project management (Elements of project

Projects and project management (Elements of project management and prerequisites for successful project work)

Project planningmanagement and prerequisites for successful project work) Project objectives (Description and prioritisation of

Project objectives (Description and prioritisation of objectives)

Project phases

planen und realisieren

(Phase models)

Work breakdown structure and schedule of measures

(Work breakdown structure layout and requirements, work packages)

Process and time scheduling

(Mapping processes and scheduling dates)

Cost budgeting and monitoring

(Bottom-up and top-down processes)

der Versuch, dass am Ende alles (in etwa)

Useful project management methods and processes

so geworden ist wie es am Anfang geplant war

and processes so geworden ist wie es am Anfang geplant war Project implementation (Budgeting models, problem
and processes so geworden ist wie es am Anfang geplant war Project implementation (Budgeting models, problem

Project implementationand processes so geworden ist wie es am Anfang geplant war (Budgeting models, problem solving, decision-making

(Budgeting models, problem solving, decision-making preparations)

Cooperation in the project (Project groups, communication problems)

Effective project work (Workshop management, mediation, presentation)

Types of organisation structures (Company and project organisational structures, line, matrix and autonomous project management)

„Project leadership and management“ course – advanced project management training

Project leadership and management

… and the problems associated with team building.

Even the best manager cannot be effective in his job if he doesn’t get on with his project team. Tough, but true. So, do you need a degree in social education or teach- er training to be a team leader? No, it isn’t that bad. This course provides you with useful information and support based on real life scenarios where the manager feels as if he isn’t making progress.

What is expected of you?

Y
Y

ou should be able to man- age and successfully close

out a project. In order to do this, you have to acquire the nec- essary knowledge to lead and manage your team in a short period of time. In short, you have to be an excellent project manager. How can you man- age your team on the basis of commu- nication skills and methodical compe- tence and how should you handle your special role as project manager?

Which methods do Ottmann & Partner use?

This course provides a fast and ef- ficient introduction to the project management philosophy. We pro- vide a solid grounding for a success- ful career as project manager, from an understanding of the special re- quirements of a project manager to self-management competence. Our trainers provide the theoretical input and support you in the development of consistent project management skills. Case studies enable the transfer of project management theories into

everyday project management practices. The course covers alternating work- shops, presentations and discussions to maximise interaction and inten- sive exchange between the partici- pants and trainer. It makes learning an interesting experience! Your course materials (including textbook, work- book, photographic documentation) provide you with valuable assistance as a reference work in your everyday project management work.

„Sometimes it’s really diffi- cult to work effectively in a team. Some members feel over challenged, others feel that they aren’t being chal- lenged enough and some give the impression that the only reason they attend meet- ings is to catch up on their sleep. I learned a lot about team building, motivation and conflicts in the course. I also learned how to deal with stressful situations and what I can do for MYSELF when I get the feeling that everything’s getting to be too much for me.“

that everything’s getting to be too much for me.“ Dunja Abu-Husein Cert. Senior Project Manager IPMA

Dunja Abu-Husein Cert. Senior Project Manager IPMA Level B Director IT/IM Projects & Expansion, MediaMarkt (Shanghai)

IT/IM Projects & Expansion, MediaMarkt (Shanghai) What does the course cover? Managing projects and teams The

What does the course cover?

Managing projects and teamsExpansion, MediaMarkt (Shanghai) What does the course cover? The project manager’s role Project team motivation

The project manager’s role

Project team motivation

Performance-oriented team development

Dynamic working in the project team

Conflict resolution in the project team

Self-management for project managersin the project team Conflict resolution in the project team Time management – the basis for

Time management – the basis for project success

Personal success as project manager

Coping with stress in the role of project manager

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Publisher Ottmann & Partner GmbH Banhofstraße 9 90552 Röthenbach a.d.Peg.

Tel. 0911 570 00 04 Fax 0911 570 76 95 seminare@ottmann.de www.ottmann.de

Editing, graphics, texts wildweiss GbR, www.wildweiss.com

Translation Birgit Wolf, www.wolf-translations.de

Photos

iStockphoto.com

Date of publication August 2010

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Sources

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IPMA, a registered trademark of the Inter- national Project Management Association, www.ipma.ch

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„Roland Ottmann is author and trainer in the project management scene with

an excellent reputation as certification trainer. He has written a textbook that

It’s a completely original publication

with a clever didactic concept. The textbook is based on a consistent story.

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textbook reads just as fluidly as a novel, the story contains a great deal of im-

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no easier way to acquire project management knowledge. Hopefully, other project management authors will follow his lead.“

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