Project Management Technology and Tools Master Class Series

Series includes seven classes

In a rapidly changing business environment, it is critical for project stakeholders to have tools, technology and processes to communicate time-sensitive information. A solid framework for communication promotes team success. Using real-world case studies, participants simulate the project and business impact of incorporating continuous collaboration to facilitate results-based performance.

This series is offered live online using Zoom with course materials available on Canvas. You will receive an invitation to join Canvas prior to the class start date.

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This course can be applied to the following certificates:
Project Management – Advanced Certificate
Project Management Certificate


Sandra Hoskins, ISP, ITCP, PMP, CSM

Sandra Hoskins, ISP, ITCP, PMP, CSM

As a speaker, mentor, educator, consultant, author and project manager, Sandra Hoskins is committed to working with people who want to create excellence in their life, whether at work, home, play or in their community. Sandra’s passions are project management ... read more

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the benefits of collaboration using technology, tools and processes
  • Ensure teams are able to collaborate effectively
  • Create a team-focused communications and collaboration environment
  • Select the right tool for the right team environment
  • Evaluate your environment to determine the best methods and tools for your company, team and project

Course Outline/Topics

The series includes seven classes as follows:

1. Using AI and Project Management

  • Identifying the role of AI for your project
  • Where can AI provide value for project teams
  • Writing AI prompts for specific project deliverables
  • Writing follow up prompts for clarity and detail
  • Using AI techniques without AI

2. Design and Collaboration Strategies for High-Performing Teams

  • Crafting a collaboration strategy that works for hybrid teams
  • Designing project team sites
  • Using team sites
    • Teams
    • Google Meet
    • Slack
  • What is the target audience?
  • What artifacts / documents / collateral to you need to preserve
  • Crafting a collaboration strategy that works for hybrid teams
  • Why are audio conferencing tools still relevant
  • What strategies to use when picking video conferencing tools
  • What calendar and email strategies are effective
  • What level of security is required? Dealing with corporate and personal data

3. Estimating Tools and Techniques

  • Why estimating is considered a dark art
  • Why estimating is challenging
  • Challenges with estimates
  • What estimating techniques work best when
  • Where to go to find the historical estimates
  • Creating and updating an estimating template
  • Communicating estimates to the team
  • Working with time and cost estimates
  • Working with Agile estimates
  • What data do you need for leveraging estimates for future projects

4. Scheduling Tools and Techniques

  • Scheduling in a predictive world
  • Working with the critical path
  • Scheduling in an Agile world
  • Working with sprints
  • Working in hybrid projects
  • What data is needed to leverage AI and Schedule Analytics?

5. Leveraging Templates – Risk and Issues

  • Creating and updating a risk register: What to collect and when
  • Developing a risk analysis strategy: What to do with the risks
  • Analyzing the impact of a triggered risk
  • Creating and updating an issues log
  • Communicating current of state of risks and issues to the stakeholders
  • What data is needed to leverage AI and a consistent approach Risk / Issues Management?

6. Resource Management and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Creating and managing a stakeholder register: What you can collect and what you can’t
  • Creating and managing a resource management log: RACI, RACSI, skills resources
  • Creating and updating a resource forecasting log

7. Creating and Leveraging Reports, Dashboards and Charts

  • Creating a Communication Management Strategy
  • Identifying the target audience
  • Determining the report criteria for the stakeholder
  • Developing stoplight reports and trigger criteria
  • Using burn-down/burn-up charts
  • Creating overview charts (project, resource, tasks)

Date: 7 Fri, Mar 14-Apr 25, 2025

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 8-10am CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Sandra Hoskins, ISP, ITCP, PMP, CSM


$845 by Feb 28, 2025
$895 after Feb 28, 2025

CEUs: 1.4, PDUs: 14.0

Enrollment Limit: 16

Program Number: 5025-16358

Note: Participants will receive instructions for logging into Canvas to access course materials and Zoom links approximately one week prior to course start date. This series will meet for seven Friday mornings; March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2025.

Full payment or arrangement for payment (i.e. purchase order or payment plan) must be made before the first day of class.

Registration Deadline: Mar 14, 2025

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