Training Resources

EPMO Training Page

Project Management Training is vital to consistent, successful project management within the Information Technology Services (ITS). Everyone benefits from the project management training including project managers, team members, sponsors, and those interested in learning a bit more about the concepts of project management. The Project Management Office (PMO) has developed a three-phase approach to project management training. The three types of training include:

General Project Management Training

General Project Management (PM) training focuses on the concepts of project management, and is not specific to George Mason University. Instead, this training introduces concepts of project management such as, the triple constraint: scope, time, and resources; project phases; and other core concepts. Contact the PMO at pmo@gmu.edu, for additional information on general PM training.

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Mason Project Management Framework Training

The Mason Project Management (PM) Framework provides an extension of project management fundamentals and details how project management is performed at Mason. PM Framework training focuses on the project life cycle activities and outputs of the framework including how to classify projects, plan projects, and how to effectively use the PM templates to capture project information and track and report project work. Contact the PMO at pmo@gmu.edu, for additional information on PM Framework training.

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Enterprise Project Management Online (EPMO) Training

EPMO provides an online tool to capture and track projects. Project managers can learn how to use the project scheduling tools, capture project information, and build and assign teams to work on the project. Team members can learn how to track their tasks, update assignments, etc. Everyone can learn how to use Project Sites to collaborate on his or her project and tap into the capabilities of SharePoint. Visit the EPMO training page for additional information (Mason employees only).

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Other Project Management Training Resources

The following resources provide access to additional PM training and/or deeper views into the project management concepts.

Mason On-line Training Resources – Bring PM training right to your desk. Mason's on-line training tools such as Lynda and SkillPort provide training modules on many topics. Note: you must have a Mason UserID to access the site.

Office of Continuing Professional Education – OCPE offers professional development courses, including a Project Management Certificate program.

The Project Management Institute (PMI) – PMI maintains the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) as well as certifies project managers via its Project Management Professional (PMP) program. PMP is the most recognized project management certification.

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