Training

J3 subject matter experts provide federal investigators with training in law enforcement intelligence. We also develop law enforcement intelligence curriculum and training projects, and provide program management and logistical support. We also offer the following services:

  • Strategic & Operational Planning
  • Leadership Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • Workshop Design & Facilitation (delivered both in-residence and via virtual classrooms)

J3 follows PMI standards as well as the standards governing the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) during the instructional phase.  J3 trainers are all PMP certified following the methodology based on PMI standards. Instructors use the ADDIE process for course material development depicted below.

Tailored Training Programs

Introduction to Project Management

Earned Value Management (EVM) provides the ability for an organization to quantify project success through meaningful metrics. Budget and schedule are the two primary drivers leading to project failure.

EVM provides a tool for Project Managers and stakeholders to monitor and adjust project activities to account for potential cost and schedule overruns. By reporting on actual work accomplished and benefit created, EVM provides an early indicator for stakeholders to adjust course by identify potential project risks.

This course gives students a foundation with EVM so they can navigate the primary risks for managing a project.

Core EVM

  • Define key concepts of earned value management (EVM)
  • List the considerations needed to implement EVM effectively

Project Initiation

  • Starting a project with EVM considerations
  • Setting stakeholder and team expectations with EVM

Project Planning

  • Implementing EVM variables with project schedule
  • Forecasting budget and schedule completion with EVM

Project Execution

  • Collecting EVM variables from project team
  • Creating a status report with EVM metrics

Project Monitoring and Control

  • Reporting on EVM measurements
  • Calculating cost and schedule variances and indexes for project performance
  • Analyzing EVM metrics for project decisions and making corrective decisions

Project Closeout

  • Reporting on EVM as part of Project Closeout Reports
  • Consolidating and improving upon organization EVM metrics

Project Management Performance Elements: Cost, Schedule and Performance

Every project struggles with resource limits: time, personnel, budget, and materials. Be proactive and in control of your project by implementing cost and schedule management. Determine how best to plan project scope based on stakeholder budget and schedule constraints. This course trains students on how to drive performance through cost, schedule, and quality performance. The course will also offer students the proficiency they need to take control of inherent performance risks and bring project within control.

Project Initiation

  • Cost, schedule, and performance elements within Project Scope
  • Presenting performance expectations during Project Authorization
  • Ensuring performance elements are covered with Project Charter

Project Planning

  • Including performance elements within Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Including performance elements during Work Package development
  • Using Deliverable Matrix
  • Performing Requirements Analysis
  • Identify and quantify costs on project tasks
  • Introduction to Earned Value Management (EVM)

Project Execution

  • Collection of performance elements during project execution

Project Monitoring and Control

  • Managing to the Performance Management Baseline (PMB)
  • Monitoring and controlling projects with Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Reporting performance elements with project status
  • Performing corrective actions on your project

Best Practices

  • Balance the competing demands of scope, time, and cost
  • Negotiate project scope, schedules, and budgets
  • Establish an integrated scope/cost/schedule performance measurement baseline

Process Groups 1‐5: (Project Initiation, Project Planning, Project Execution, Project Monitoring and Control, and Project Closeout)

A Project Management Life Cycle process is used to guide all stages of a project from the beginning to the end. The purpose of the Project Management Life Cycle is to ensure efficient, timely and quality completion of the project. While there are numerous methodologies, each one has phases for initiation, planning, execution and closure.

Course Objectives

Five basic process groups are:

  1. Initiating
  2. Planning
  3. Executing
  4. Monitoring and Controlling
  5. Closing

These processes overlap and interact throughout a project or phase. Processes are described in terms of:

Inputs (documents, plans, designs, etc.)

  • Project Charter
  • Project Management Plan o Schedule
  • Risk Management Plan
  • Status Report
  • Earned Value Report
  • Closeout Report

Tools and Techniques (mechanisms applied to inputs)

  • Risk and Issue Management
  • Resource Management
  • Performance Management
  • Integration Management

Outputs (documents, products, etc.)

  • BaselineSchedule
  • Project Wrap Up

Project Management Tools & Reports

Project Management is a role that utilizes tools and reports to ensure sponsors, stakeholders, partners, and resources are consistently informed of status, risks, and issues.

This course will train students on the tools and reports used by Project Managers to keep projects on budget, within scope, and aligned to the quality standards identified for the project. Students will graduate the course with a clear understanding for how best apply tools and reports within standard Project Management methodologies.

Project Initiation

  • Developing a Scope Document

Project Planning

  • Development and use of Milestone and Deliverable Matrix
  • Development of Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Using Risk Ratings to quantify risks within project

Project Execution

  • Develop and utilizing Status Reports
  • Internal Communications Management

Project Monitoring and Control

  • Managing the Risk and Issue Matrix
  • Introduction to Earned Value Management (EVM)

Project Management Foundational Standards

The Project Management Institute’s global standards provide you with the knowledge and foundation you and your organization need to succeed. The standards are grouped into three categories: foundational, practice and frameworks, and extensions.

This course focuses on the foundational standards, these standards provide a foundation for project management knowledge and represent the four areas of the profession: project, program, portfolio and the organizational approach to project management. They are the foundation on which practice standards and industry-­‐specific extensions are built.

Foundations

  • How to avoid common pitfalls of Project Management
  • Identifying and capturing benefit of Project Management
  • Reinforcing Project Management standards within the project

Practice

  • Utilizing core Best Practices for Project Management
  • Training project team members on Project Management best practices
  • Developing and documenting Project Management best practices for the organization

Frameworks

  • Communication frameworks for Project Management
  • Utilizing the Theory of Constraints to resolve obstacles on projects
  • Activity Based Costing (ABC) and Project Management

Extensions

  • Tailoring PMI Standards for the organization
  • Implementing professional standards with Project Management
  • Developing and implementing new organization standards with Management

Introduction to Earned Value Management

Earned Value Management (EVM) provides the ability for an organization to quantify project success through meaningful metrics. Budget and schedule are the two primary drivers leading to project failure.

EVM provides a tool for Project Managers and stakeholders to monitor and adjust project activities to account for potential cost and schedule overruns. By reporting on actual work accomplished and benefit created, EVM provides an early indicator for stakeholders to adjust course by identify potential project risks.

This course gives students a foundation with EVM so they can navigate the primary risks for managing a project.

Core EVM

  • Define key concepts of earned value management (EVM)
  • List the considerations needed to implement EVM effectively

Project Initiation

  • Starting a project with EVM considerations
  • Setting stakeholder and team expectations with EVM

Project Planning

  • Implementing EVM variables with project schedule
  • Forecasting budget and schedule completion with EVM

Project Execution

  • Collecting EVM variables from project team
  • Creating a status report with EVM metrics

Project Monitoring and Control

  • Reporting on EVM measurements
  • Calculating cost and schedule variances and indexes for project performance
  • Analyzing EVM metrics for project decisions and making corrective decisions

Project Closeout

  • Reporting on EVM as part of Project Closeout Reports
  • Consolidating and improving upon organization EVM metrics

Executive Program Management Seminar

Provides senior executives with the knowledge, tools and techniques needed to effectively guide, direct, and support the implementation of effective project management practices within their organizations, enabling them to build a solid foundation for implementing a formal project management system.

Course Objectives

  • Understand business management tools and techniques of a project management system and effectively manage project managers
  • Use the common language of project management
  • Evaluate a project plan
  • Identify areas of vulnerability in project development and initiate strategies to avoid problems and to minimize the impact if they do occur
  • Evaluate requirement documents and assess business opportunities
  • Obtain information necessary to make sound decisions related to a project
  • Establish an appropriate environment for project decision making at all organizational levels
  • Evaluate project performance
  • Use established criteria in selecting and evaluating project managers
  • Link project management improvement with an organization’s quality improvement efforts