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Through years of instructing PMP® candidates, I've gained insight to help students steer clear of the weeds...

Studying for the PMP® exam is tough. It requires diligent effort over a long period of time. Many people start, but then fade out and never get it done.

As usually presented the material can seem so dull that people find it hard to maintain focus and learn.

There is so much material that you need to assemble and keep in your head. Studying can feel like pouring sand into a container and watching it flow out of a dozen holes. You wonder how you will ever reach the ready line.


This is where I can help

I've developed a very special course to help students succeed on the PMP exam.

Still, more study is needed than just the hours spent in my class. So I also show students how to optimally focus their outside study efforts.

I wrote an eBook to provide this study guidance and to answer common questions, so that the time students spend in my class will be as productive as possible. I've made this eBook available to the public as a digital download file


PMP Exam Prep Classroom Course

I teach a PMP Exam Prep classroom course, typically as a 4-day session.
I am partnered with GreyCampus, a global training company and PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.)
GreyCampus handles reservations and payments, issuing certificates of completion, venue, etc., allowing me to concentrate on instruction and continuous refinement of instructional materials and delivery.
You can register for my class here (select city = Chicago)

Venue: 190 S. LaSalle, Suite 2100, Chicago, IL

Next weekday session: January 26, 27, 28, 29

Next weekend session: January 23, 24, 30, 31

Instructor: myself, Bill Baxter
(Not many training sessions can declare who the instructor will be ahead of time, but the student would be wise to insist upon it.)



From Testimonials:
"...Your diagrams made studying more focused and made the PMBOK make more sense"

"...I can't say thank you enough for all the help your study group provided in getting me there!"


A Brief Comment on PMI's Framework for Project Management

With so many valuable new lines of thought related to project management these days -- such as Agile, Lean Six Sigma, Lean Start-up, Lean Construction and Integrated Project Delivery -- there has been quite a bit of pooh-poohing of 'traditional project management' as embodied in the PMI framework.

The reality is that PMI's framework is legitimate and valuable. Nowhere in the framework does it say that you should ignore system-level perspective and march myopically toward a pre-determined, sub-optimal solution.

In my class I am careful to point out many areas where agile and lean principles can help to inform the project management practice. While my class is mainly about passing the PMP exam, I take the opportunity to teach PMI's framework for real-world applicability.


Custom Corporate Training

I also work with corporate clients to develop and deliver customized training to address specific strategic needs, with focus on project management, data centers, and select product training.

Project Management Training for Recruiters

I've worked with several great recruiting firms to help their recruiters understand better the important characteristics needed in a project manager and to more effectively interview candidate project managers. This training is now available as a series of video segments at low cost.

A free, shorter version of this training module is available at this link: Project Management Training for Recruiters

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