Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Results

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Pocket Guides, Glossary, Templates and Basic PowerPoints to add PM to any CTE class


Getting Started

Project Management Institute (PMI®)

PMI® Educational Foundation

Useful Links

Educators assign projects to students as early as elementary school, and yet give them little systematic, standards-based project management skills. Students learn PM skills by doing projects, and learning from their mistakes.  Project management vocabulary is not consistent.  

CTE classes primarily use project-based learning, but seldom are PM skills taught deliberately.  When student projects fail, it is more often due to poor project management, not failure to learn the specific technical skills in that particular CTE class.

And it is rare to find CTE students learning the vocabulary and processes of PM based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), yet that learning can lead to valuable globally-recognized industry certification such as the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).

Teachers don’t have to ADD project management skills training to their curriculum.  All they need to do is add a framework of PM skills to their existing project-based learning.

See “Teach PMforCTE” for workshops and other professional development opportunities.

Getting Started

Project Management for Any Class

PMforCTE Model:  Nine by Five to the Power of S

Zack introduces the class project in Karl Ruff’s class at Roosevelt High School in Seattle:  A remotely operated dirigible with remotely operated camera.

Zack describes project charter, work breakdown structure, and Gantt chart for the remotely operated dirigible with remotely operated camera.

Zack briefs his fellow students and instructor Karl Ruff on the current status of the dirigible project.

Karl Ruff on teaching project management at Roosevelt High School in Seattle


Free Classroom Resources for Download:

Presentation at 2012 WA-ACTE Summer Conference in Yakima “Classroom to Boardroom” 08-07-12

Concise Project Management Pocket Guide Checklist 3x5 – This is a basic checklist, aligned with the PMBOK ® Guide process groups, with written explanations

Concise Project Management Pocket Guide Checklist 3x5 4 per page – for printing multiple copies of one sheet

One-Page Basic Glossary for Project Management – Key vocabulary for understanding the basics of PM.

Project Charter Template - This helps clearly define the problem or opportunity scheduled for resolution

One Hour Introduction to PMforCTE and the Concise Pocket Guide