Establish a robust project baseline and a comprehensive plan for a complex, high value data center expansion project that demonstrates an accurate interpretation of the project scope and focuses on delivering project success in support of business strategy.
Working as a critical member of a multi-disciplinary project team, you will make a significant impact by exhibiting strong leadership qualities, optimizing tools and processes to implement effective stage management to ensure product quality and financial control.
Driven by the exponential demand for data processing and storage, and the need to bring services closer to the customer (the edge), the pressure to deliver additional data center facilities is a constant challenge for owners and operators. Highly skilled and dedicated project managers provide the confidence that facilitates the extension, build and renovation of facilities that contribute to the expansion of the global data center footprint.
The comprehensive Certified Data Center Project Management (CDCPM®) program is designed to provide in-depth knowledge into the application of processes, procedures, skills, knowledge and experience to deliver successful data center projects. The program first invites learners to evaluate the personal attributes that contribute to developing a successful project manager and prioritizes the main characteristics to consider.
Successful project management requires clear visibility of the organizational strategy and recognition of the importance of gaining maximum contribution from all project stakeholders. Situational awareness is key to proactivity, it enables managers to positively impact risk, have the foresight to accurately predict adverse outcomes and develop actions to prevent catastrophic failure of the project.
With a focus on a ‘concept to closure’ theme, the CDCPM® examines traditional principles and processes and tailors project management tools to the unique requirements of a critical infrastructure project. Tools such as Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS), Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Programme Evaluation Review Techniques (PERT), Critical Path Analysis (CPA) and Earned Value Analysis (EVA) are all utilized throughout the program.
The program also examines the evaluation techniques that determine the success of the project, or the lessons that need to be learned to improve future projects. This activity poses questions. Was the project completed on time/on budget? Was it completed to the right quality standard? Have the strategic business benefits been realized and was the risk profile managed effectively?
Following this program, you are encouraged to continue your professional development by advancing your knowledge and skills to gain further official certifications and qualifications by progressing through The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework which maps education programs to career advancement throughout the network infrastructure and data center sectors.
Data Center Review:
Data Center Design Principles
The Multi-disciplined Team
Understanding the Data Center Build Project
Attributes of a project manager
Project Management Principles
Project Management Process
Project Management Tools
5 day class.
This program is perfect for project managers seeking to employ their knowledge and skills within the data center project environment. It is also ideal for those already working at a data center looking to develop as a project manager.
Project management experience would be advantageous, along with previous experience in a relevant technical discipline. Learners at this level should be able to analyze, interpret and evaluate relevant information, concepts and ideas. Completion of the Certified Telecommunications Project Management (CTPM®) program would be an advantage. If you would like to discuss your experience or suitability for this program please contact us.
Learners are required to have a webcam enabled laptop or suitable device with unrestricted wireless internet connectivity, the latest internet browser and a suitable application for editing standard office documents such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
CDCPM® certified individuals will possess unrivaled knowledge, expertise and capability to deliver complex data center projects.
One of the things that stood out to me was the level of engagement and interaction that was fostered in the virtual classroom. Despite being physically distant from one another, the facilitator used a variety of tools and techniques to keep everyone actively participating and engaged throughout the entire training. From breakout rooms, group discussions and quizzes, there was always something to keep us engaged and involved. Additionally, the trainer was highly knowledgeable and skilled in his field, and was able to effectively communicate complex ideas and concepts in a clear and concise manner. He was also very responsive to our questions and feedback, and did an excellent job of tailoring the training to meet our specific needs and learning styles. Overall, I would highly recommend this remote classroom training to anyone who is looking for a dynamic and engaging learning experience. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a newcomer to the field, you're sure to walk away with a wealth of knowledge and skills that you can apply in your professional life.