Management Concepts Launches Curriculum for Federal IT Professionals

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Management Concepts new training suite enables Feds at all levels to acquire the necessary skills to smoothly implement large IT projects from start to finish

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What sets Management Concepts IT training apart from others is we’re looking at it holistically.

Management Concepts Inc., the nation’s premier provider of professional development, performance improvement, and talent management solutions for the public sector, today announced the launch of a new training curriculum geared toward the Federal Information Technology (IT) professional, with information now available at http://www.ManagementConcepts.com/Federal-IT.

Announced this morning at Nextgov Prime 2014, this new curriculum is uniquely designed for Federal IT professionals, based on Management Concepts 41 years of service in training the Federal workforce. The suite of courses goes beyond the silo tendency in government and encourages every team member participating in government IT projects to learn fundamental skills in leadership, communication, analysis, contracting, project management, scope, and schedule.

“Project success is an attainable goal – given all those involved have the core skills to support collaboration, open communication, and attention to the collective end goal,” said Steve Benjamin, executive director of the Federal project and program management practice at Management Concepts. “What sets our IT training apart from others is we’re looking at it holistically. If Feds have strong competencies in a variety of the key skills associated with IT project success, the project itself has a higher probability of a positive outcome.”

Management Concepts has also crafted its curriculum for various levels of expertise. For those in an entry level role on an IT project, course recommendations include: Leadership & Communication Skills for Project Managers, Managing IT Projects, Principles of Business Analysis, Working on Virtual Teams, Influencing Skills, Introduction to Federal Contracting, and Federal Financial Management Overview.

For those in the mid-level range looking to enhance their skills for more leadership and management opportunities, suggestions include: IT Project Risk Management, PMP® Exam Boot Camp; Managing Scope, Schedule, and Cost; From Tactical to Strategic Thinking, Critical Thinking for Problem Solving, CON 111: Mission Strategy Execution, and Financial Management of Business Operations in Government.

Lastly, for the manager or lead on a Federal project or program seeking high-level competencies, advanced training includes: Program Management, Agile Acquisition, Making Decisions Using Earned Value, Managing Stakeholder Expectations, Navigating Change in Turbulent Times, Building and Sustaining Teams, IT Acquisition, and Budget Execution.

Complementing the launch of this training curriculum, Management Concepts has also released a new whitepaper on the topic, “Managing the Invisible: How Can We Improve the Odds of Successful IT Projects?” The paper draws on Federal project issues and showcases where foundational skills training could have remedied problem projects. To download this free whitepaper, visit http://www.ManagementConcepts.com/Federal-IT.

For more information on the new Management Concepts training curriculum for Federal IT professionals, please visit http://www.ManagementConcepts.com/Federal-IT or call 888.545.8573.

About Management Concepts
Management Concepts is the nation’s premier provider of professional development, performance improvement, and talent management solutions for the public sector. Since 1973, we’ve collaborated with and supported every major agency in the Federal government, thousands of state and local government offices, numerous non-profit organizations and universities, and hundreds of corporations; unleashing the potential of more than one million individuals and enhancing the performance of teams and organizations. Visit http://www.ManagementConcepts.com.

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