For preparing for GDPM certifications the following learning support is available:
In the GDPM Book the authors give detailed and practical guidance on how to plan, organize and control projects effectively by presenting the methods and tools that will significantly increase the probability of project success. Understanding the author's messages is a prerequisite for achieving the GDPM Foundation Certificate GFC.
The paper book can be purchased at Kogan and Page.
Electronic copies are available at Amazon (Kindle) or Apple (ibook) or other shops.
This article explains the GDPM approach and its benefits in 6 pages. So, if you are completely new to GDPM, just start here and read the milestone document of project management.
GDPM Training PMI
The course gives 30 PDUs in all. It is in total 5 days but may be split up into modules. The course is offered in English and Norwegian.
The purpose of this course is to understand the concepts of GDPM and in which context it is useful min project management, and acquire practical skills in using the GDPM techniques
- Day 1: Overall concepts and issues. Introduction to book and case study
- Day 2: Foundation of the project
- Day 3: Milestone planning and organizing
- Day 4: Estimating, activity planning and uncertainty
- Day 5: Reporting and monitoring, Financial control, Principles and procedures, Multi project management, Summarization and Multi- choice questionnaire
There will be a mixture of lecturing, group exercises and plenary presentations and discussions
More details as well as course registration are available here. or contact EuroConsult
This training is ideal as GDPM Foundation (GFC) preparation, but sets also the basis for GDPM Practitioner certification (GPC)
GDPM Training provided by Alliance Partners
The GDPM Alliance Partners provide various GDPM Training courses. There are one day GDPM introduction courses or two day courses where in most cases the planning of a real project is being carried out. These trainings are ideal for GFC and GPC certification preparation. They also offer dedicated train-the-trainer courses for where the training skills and workshop facilitation skills are key topics. This supports the achievement of the GDPM Expert Certification.
Learning by Doing
Most important aspects in GDPM, after individuals have understood the basic concept (GDPM Foundation Certificate) is using GDPM in practice. At the beginning people are normally exposed to GDPM in team member roles and step by step approach a leading position in projects or programs where they "sell" GDPM to the management, train teams and lead planning sessions as well. On different levels these are the prerequisites for the GDPM practitioner and expert certificate.