Now Available Online! SEARCH Offers Training Course on Public Safety Project Management Success Factors

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SEARCH is pleased to offer an online version of its popular training course on Public Safety Project Management Success Factors.

The 4-hour course provides senior-level public safety managers with an overview and practical application of project success factors to help them successfully execute their duties related to their public safety projects.

SEARCH developed this course under funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC).

"This course covers the top 10 public safety project management success factors," said SEARCH Information Sharing Programs Director Mark Perbix. "These include governance, scope, time, cost, quality, and risk management."

The course was designed under the assumption that students have a minimum of 5-10 years of experience in public safety and have some accountability for public safety projects within their organization.

The course material does not substantively delve into the basics of project management or provide step-by-step instructions for deploying the critical factors. Rather, it focuses on the duties and responsibilities of a senior-level public safety professional as they relate to executive sponsorship and improving project success.

The course features audiovisual presentations designed to mimic a real-world PowerPoint presentation that a student would see in a classroom environment. It also offers exercises and self-assessments for students to complete, and downloadable templates the student can use to practice the exercise materials. The online course is presented by Ms. Bonnie Maney, SEARCH Information Sharing Specialist.

After completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Recognize the Top Ten Public Safety Project Management Success Factors.
  2. Articulate why the Top Ten Public Safety Project Management Success Factors are relevant.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to assess real-world project challenges and successes by completing a project assessment checklist.
  4. Recognize and work with four critical project tools that are part of the project planning process: the project decision-making structure; project charter; project communications plan; and project risk management plan.
  5. Apply what they learned about public safety project success factors to their current and future projects.

Students are able to print a Certificate of Completion at the end of the course.