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Decision-Making Tools and Techniques | PPMT.X418

Decision-Making Tools and Techniques | PPMT.X418

Project managers are, above everything else, decision makers and problem solvers. A project manager's effectiveness is directly proportional to his or her decision-making ability. This course is for those professionals who want to improve their decision-making skills through the use of modern-day computer tools and techniques. Participants learn how to make effective decisions relating to project schedules, product design trade-offs, project cost estimating, problem solving and project risk analyses. Examples, in-class exercises and homework using spreadsheet techniques and Internet tools enable participants to become confident in the use and application of practical decision-making methods.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to

  • Recognize need of soft skills and make effective group decisions using soft skills
  • Understand and apply decision making process while making decisions
  • Make effective decisions using Analytical Hierarchical Process and Decision Trees
  • Effectively handle project cost and budget uncertainties by making right decisions and tradeoffs

Topics Include

  • Spreadsheet modeling and decision analysis
  • Decision tools for project schedule management
  • How to make multicriteria decisions using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP
  • Making effective project cost decisions
  • How to use computer tools to optimize product designs
  • Decision trees: when and how to use them
  • How to make decisions when dealing with schedule and cost uncertainties
  • How to select the most appropriate decision-making tool

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Sections Open for Enrollment:

Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Quarter Units Cost Instructor
01-09-2023 to 02-13-2023 1.5 $720

Sanjay Bhatia


Final Date To Enroll: 01-09-2023


Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Mon, 01-09-2023 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Flexible SANTA CLARA / REMOTE
Mon, 01-23-2023 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Flexible SANTA CLARA / REMOTE
Mon, 01-30-2023 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Flexible SANTA CLARA / REMOTE
Mon, 02-06-2023 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Flexible SANTA CLARA / REMOTE
Mon, 02-13-2023 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Flexible SANTA CLARA / REMOTE