NEBRASKA SOCIETY OF
Certified Public Accountants
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Project Management for Finance Professionals - New!
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Online Registration Form
Date: September 21, 2020
Location: Live Webcast
Course Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Central Time
Registration Begins: 8:00 AM
Summary
Project management is an important part of every organization; however, often companies don't differentiate between project management and operations management. Sometimes the finance professional is called upon to serve on a project team, or in other cases is in a position to manage a project within the finance or accounting department. In either case, he or she should be well versed in both the theory and practice of project management. While project management has probably been around since the time of building the pyramids, the modern discipline started to take hold in large organizations in the late 50s and early 60s. From there it spread to smaller organizations to the point where almost any sized organization can benefit from its ideas. This course is designed for the finance professional of the small and medium size organization. It is not meant for the experienced project manager of a large organization or the person wanting training for project management certification. In an effort to avoid talking theory without concrete examples, we will follow the hypothetical project of purchasing and implementing new general ledger software as the way of discussing the steps of project management.
Objectives
* Understand when and when not to apply project management thinking * Know how to define success in a project * Understand and manage the critical path of a project * Understand the theory of constraints in project management * Know how to both choose and lead people on the project team
Highlights
* Project management is a way of thinking and managing * Identifying projects, needs, objectives, and deliverables * Project feasibility evaluation * Life cycle of a project * What causes projects to fail * Establishing the project scope and preventing "project creep" * Defining and managing stakeholders * Organizational politics and conflict management * Establishing the detailed schedule * Introduction to project management software
Who Should Attend:CFOs, controllers, and finance professionals

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Experience in financial management of a small or midsize company
Course ID: PMFP
Discussion Leader:Surgent - Jason Carney
CPE Credit: 8
Additional Information: Instructions for the webcast will come a few days before the course date along with the electronic materials.
Fee:
Early Bird Registration:
$265 - Society Member
$315 - Nonmember
Within 30 Days of Course Date:
$300 - Society Member
$350 - Nonmember
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