"ICS was chosen in 2004 after a search of PM companies
during 2003. Most PM companies focus on system (IT) project
management. ICS is unique in that they focus on the “business” side
of project management."
Global Insurance Company
The Project Management Workshop Suite
"For Working and Managing in a Project-Based Environment"
This suite of practical courses is aimed at project team members, team leads, project managers, and
individual contributors who all must work together to execute a variety of endeavors. This suite is
aimed at managers and team members - because project success depends on everyone, not just the
From small department projects to major initiatives, projects carry out the business strategy of the
company. In these courses, participants learn the project and relationship skills to work or manage
effectively in this project-based environment. Participants increase their value and contribution on
current projects and advance their ability to manage or participate in a variety of project roles and
Every workshop uses case study exercises and real project examples to bring the tools and techniques
to life. Practical, powerful, and taught in an engaging way, this workshop series gives participants
tools they can use the next day on all their projects.
The ICS Group Five "Golden Rules" of Project Management
Woven into the workshops are the ICS Group Five Golden Rules of Project Management. Mastery of these rules is essential for individual and project team success. They create the alchemy that turns a group of individual contributors into a high performing project team.
Golden Rule #1 - Accountability
Cultivate personal responsibility, accountability and initiative in every team member.
Golden Rule #2 - Communication
Master proactive and productive communication and managing expectations.
Golden Rule #3 - Customer Focus
Maintain business and customer focus and continual team alignment.
Golden Rule #4 - Cross-functional Collaboration
Master cross-functional collaboration throughout the project.
Golden Rule #5 - "Just Enough" Project Management
Master the art of applying "Just Enough" project management.
Workshop Suite Overview:
Building the Foundation
Planning and Execution In-Depth
Playing your Special Role
Foundations of Project Management
Improving Project Outcomes
Project Planning and Scheduling
Project Tracking and Control
Project Risk Management
The Strong Project Team Leader
The Vital Project Sponsor
Facilitating Effective Project Meetings
Foundations of Project Management PMI ® #2640-101 14 PDUs
Practical process and tools
This 2-day course provides a fundamental understanding of project management throughout
the project lifecycle for people with little or no project experience. Participants gain
practical hands-on experience with key project organizing, planning, and management techniques
that they can immediately apply to any size or type of project. It is a foundational course for
all who desire to build their project management knowledge and skill.
Improving Project Outcomes PMI ® #2640-102 14 PDUs
Maximizing contribution, accountability, and collaboration
This 2-day course adds practical simulated case experience to build the mastery of using PM
successfully on every project. It teaches people in all project roles the necessary tools and
techniques to use the PM process in collaboration with team members to improve individual and
team performance. It uses simulated project cases and situations to demonstrate adapting key
project management tools and techniques to the real and challenging project situations teams
encounter every day. Participants learn to create and maintain strong project collaboration and
to use various tools, templates, and management approaches effectively in every project situation.
Project Planning and Scheduling   PMI ® #2640-103 7 PDUs
Achieving realistic, committed schedules on any project
This 1-day course teaches in depth step-by-step project planning techniques for creating sound
schedules that the team can buy into and successfully execute. Participants solve planning challenges
in the roles of project managers, leads, and team members in a cross-functional planning process.
The workshop covers the collaborative use of practical tools such as milestone charts, quality and
release criteria, estimating techniques, review checklists, tradeoff analysis, and budget/cost
worksheets, all aimed at getting to a thorough, doable, team-committed schedule.
Project Tracking and Control    PMI ® #2640-104 7 PDUs
Getting to the goal
The responsibility of the team, and every team member, is to keep the project going fast and forward
despite common challenges and obstacles. This 1-day course shows project leaders and team members how
to use project management tools and techniques effectively to ensure that issues are spotted early,
collaborative decisions are made quickly, and scope and resource adjustments are made intelligently
so that in the end the project meets the critical business objectives.
Project Risk Management    PMI ® #2640-107 7 PDUs
Managing the known and having a process for the unknown
Participants in this 1-day interactive course learn to identify, categorize, and prioritize risk factors and experience the use of tools and techniques to manage project risk successfully. This course covers the collaborative use of practical tools such as Qualitative Risk techniques (e.g. Probability and Impact Matrix), Quantitative Risk analysis (e.g. decision trees), Risk Response Templates and Risk Monitoring and Control Plans.
The Strong Project Team Leader PMI ® #2640-110 10 PDUs
Managing relationships for project success
This 1 and a half-day course shows Project Team Leaders how to be far more than the chief implementer of project
management "mechanics." Developing the team, encouraging open communication, influencing effectively,
reaching effective decisions and managing conflict are all part of leading a project. Participants
learn how optimize solid project manager skills with all project participants to achieve project success
Duration: 1.5 days
The Vital Project Sponsor PMI ® #2640-106 4 PDUs
Clearing the path to deliver business value
This half-day seminar provides a briefing for project sponsors on how to play their vital role in
ensuring projects deliver business value. It provides the perspective and tools a sponsor needs to
provide effective leadership for a project team - keeping it focused on the business objective,
helping it move through decisions, and removing organizational barriers to project success. It
also guides sponsors on how to set expectations and clarify Sponsor, team leader, and team roles
and responsibilities up front. Sponsors learn how to welcome the negotiation of time, resources,
and scope as a way to help ensure project results meet business goals.
Duration: 4 hours
Facilitating Effective Project Meetings PMI ® #2640-108 14 PDUs
Excellence in meeting facilitation is a skill set shown to dramatically increase team meeting productivity, produce better plans, make smarter decisions and generate high-quality information in meetings. In short, it is the difference between an energized productive meeting with tangible business results and a draining waste of time and resources. Through experiential activities, discovery learning and robust practice with peers, participants will explore, make sense of and then practice facilitating a set of ground rules for group effectiveness. Participants will create a simple plan of how to take their individual facilitation skills to the next level.
Duration: 2 Days- 10 Participants