Thursday, November 23, 2017    
Student:
Brian Antczak photo
Student: Brian Antczak
Project Manager at Global Finishing Solutions (GFS)
 
Selected Instructor
The student selected Kay Wais as his instructor for the following reasons:
  • Expertise in PMP exam prep
  • Experience working with manufacturing project managers
  • Geographic location and ability to have at least one session face-to-face   
 
University: University of Wisconsin-Stout
This participant took the Frank P. Saladis Certificate in Project Management Program through the University of Wisconsin-Stout's Professional Education Programs and Services.
 
Program Overview
Start date: Feb. 22, 2014
End date: Sept. 21, 2015

How were the sessions conducted?

Of the six interactive sessions, five were held virtually using Skype. The final session was held face-to-face at Brian's office.
 
Student Learning Objectives and Comments

Brian's goal was to prepare for his PMP certification and to work on applying project management tools and techniques to his active work projects.


Antczak recalls working on his program “at home, at work, on an airplane, or wherever.”


Having made a tremendous stride toward his goal of becoming a PMP®, Antczak highly recommends the Frank P. Saladis Certificate in Project Management to those with similar aspirations, and says the first step is a simple one: “Call UW-Stout’s program director Kay Wais and talk to her,” he advises. “She’s excellent at gearing the course to your needs and making it work for you.”

 
Student's Learning Log
To complete the program, each student must log 56 hours of learning activities. This is what this participant did:

 

Date Activity Description Hours UW Stout
Certificate Hours
(56 Hrs Needed)
PMP Contact Hours
(35 Hrs Needed)
Notes
3/5/2014 Session #1 wit Kay
Kick off Course
Introduction to training materials
Review Glossary
2 2 2
3/25/2014 Reading Chapters 1-2 2 2 0
3/27/2014 Reading Chapters 3 1 1 0
3/29/2014 Coursework Topic#1 1 1 1 * Action - Go back and fill out the application
* Action - Revisit expctaitons of exam center
3/31/2014 Coursework Topic#2 2 2 2
4/2/2014 Session #2 with Kay
Overview of progress
Risk &Earned Value
2 2 2
10/17/2014 Re-read Chapters 1-3 3 3 0
10/20/2014 Session #3 With Kay
Reconnect / Plan forward
Received list of "extra learning" items
1 1 1 * Review list of Extra Learning items
10/22/2014 Read Chapter 4 2 2 0
Took a break - very busy
1/15/2015 Communication with tack & professinalisim 12 12 12
11/6/2015 Excel softwear course 6 6 6
10/15/2014 Outlook softwear course 4 4 0
10/15/2014 Effective email use 2 2 2
3/20/2015 Book: Change your questions Change your Life 4 4 0
3/15/2015 Schedule & Project close out informaiton training with Market & Johsnson 4 4 4
5/21/2015 Dealing with Difficult People - Training 6 6 6
6/11/2015 WBS devlopment - Practice this on an actual project 10 10 10 Lead team to develop a WBS on work project. Executed over several meetings.
6/19/2015 Manageing Multiple Projects - Training 6 6 6
6/30/2015 FMI - Improving Productivity / Earned Value Management, Operational Performance 8 8 8
7/16/2015 Session #5 With Kay 1 1 1
7/20/2015 Review case studys 0.5 0.5 0.5
7/16/15 - 8/21/15 Manageing Stakeholders / Leveraging stakeholders 4 4 4 * Studied stakeholder management and leverageing for 1 hr +. Put info into practice 3 hrs +.
9/2/2015 Session #6 With Kay 1.5 1.5 1.5 Scheduling
9/18/2015 One note training 1 1 1 On line training provided by microsoft.
 
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