An integral part of any PMO is a centralized tool suite, most commonly, enterprise tool suites from Oracle Primavera, Deltek and Microsoft. These tools enable the PMO to create a central repository of all projects within an organization, often termed as a single source of truth for project information. These enterprise project management tools also offer extensive reporting and portfolio management capabilities.
Software Tools Issues We Often See When Implementing PMO
- Each project manager is using the tools in his/her own way and is not adhering to any corporate standard, making it difficult or impossible to get aggregated and summarized information.
- It’s impossible to understand how resources are being utilized.
- If tools are deployed centrally, individual styles and abilities often preclude getting the best from the tools. This puts any project management software implementation at risk because of user frustration born out of incomplete understanding of the tools and standards.
- User adoption is low due to lack of emphasis on change management combined with an incomplete approach to training end users.
- Training offered is often generic and taught by individuals who have not used the tools to actually build schedules and manage projects in the organizations environment.
Part of a PMO implementation, and a significant part of its ongoing role, typically requires the PMO to provide carefully designed and well-managed tools deployment and training in these enterprise tool suites.
Ten Six helps the different roles within your organization understand what it is they need to do, how to do it and why it needs to be done. We can cover the fundamentals, intermediate, advanced topics, administrative tasks by user role using the most widely respected and used enterprise tool suites on the market including:
Primavera P6 Professional, Primavera P6 EPPM, BI Publisher for P6 and Contract Management, P6 Analytics, Primavera Contract Management and Primavera Risk Analysis.
Deltek Cobra, Deltek MPM, Deltek wInsight, Deltek PM Compass and Deltek OpenPlan.
Microsoft Project, Project Server and Project Online.
Training How You Want It
Ten Six offers training in these enterprise tools through a variety of different delivery methods including:
- Open Classroom based training
- Remote Online Training
- Self-Paced, Online Video Training
- Onsite Training (customized or standard)
Our classes combine project scheduling best practices with the scheduling software instruction. Our pragmatic approach doesn’t just teach students how a feature works, but why it’s there and how it helps them with real world examples and exercises.
Having a solid grounding in project management, scheduling techniques organizational processes and procedures is absolutely critical to ensuring robust, high-quality information. Successful organizations place a higher importance on training their teams in these areas, resulting in the improved management and delivery of their projects.
Ten Six combines tool training with best practices project management and scheduling techniques together with organizational processes and procedures. This powerful approach ensures that attendees leave the training class without having to bridge the gaps between their day-to-day role and the training content delivered.
Using this combined approach with the appropriate team training ensures that an organization can not only rely on the information in their enterprise system but also improve the quality of their decisions.
Our customized training classes can use a combination of the delivery methods mentioned above and encompass your organization’s specific processes, procedures, methodology, terminology, user roles, etc. We can also include integration with other enterprise tools as well as training in customized process libraries repositories. Combine this with role-based learning paths and the different delivery methods and you can have an extremely comprehensive and efficient organizational-wide staff development program.
Use classroom-based courses for advanced topics and highly interactive workshops while on-boarding new hires with on-demand training using our self-paced video training. Finally, add remote sessions to cover specific topics or provide advanced support.
Combine the Ten Six approach with today’s Learning Management Systems (LMS) and you can track attendee’s progress as well as view the results of quizzes and hands-on exercises, among many other things.
The Ten Six Difference
No other organization offers the depth and breadth of training options and delivery methods, all of which can be customized to your unique situation. Ten Six was the first vendor to offer online Primavera P6 video training classes professionally recorded in studios. We are now is the first to offer video vignettes to enterprise customers significantly reducing support burdens while increasing user adoption.
Global Registered Education Provider for the PMI
Ten Six is one of the few Global Registered Education Providers for the Project Management Institute (PMI) having met the PMI’s rigorous quality criteria for course content, instructor qualification, and instructional design. We develop our own training materials and do not use any off-the-shelf training materials provided by tool vendors. Every Ten Six class offers one Category A PDU for every hour of training to help attendees maintain their PMI certification.
Ten Six is able to cover a wide range of enterprise tools from multiple vendors so customers can enjoy an all-encompassing, integrated training program that is focused on the user and making the organization successful.
Call us today (703) 910-2600 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and learn how the Ten Six approach to training your team can deliver outstanding results.