Enroll in Online Practitioner’s Course

Your POP-University Online Practitioner’s Subscription of USD$400 includes:

  • 45-day Unlimited Access Subscription* to all Video Lessons**, Support System & Supplemental Materials
  • 256-page POP-Practitioner’s Guide (eBook)
    • Plus a 20%-off Discount Coupon for an optional copy of the printed (hard-copy) POP-Practitioner’s Guide
  • Context Session Worksheet (PDF)
  • Practical & Rational Project Guidelines—35 Ways Rational Thinking Helps You Challenge Obsolete Methods, Avoid Preventable Problems and Make Your Planning, Plans & Effort Execution Simple & Great (PDF)
  • POP Checklist & Structure Wall Poster (PDF)
  • POP Templates (MS-Word DOCX and MindJet MindManager)
  • Project Practices Assessment (PDF), and
  • Free, 45-day Complimentary Subscription* to POP-Practitioner’s Professional Guild

*Uninterrupted, Unlimited Access to all existing, and any new, course contents** in the Online Practitioner’s Course is included in the POP-Practitioner Professional Guild Subscription (USD$50/month; cancelable at any time).

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**POP-University Online Practitioner’s Course Contents

Module One: Foundations

  • Introduction
  • Course Approach
  • Adapt to Your Environment
  • Something Changed: We’re All PMs
  • Bounded Rationality
  • A New Way of Thinking About Planning, Plans & Effort Execution
  • How to Design Success Into Efforts
  • Criticality of Social Processes
  • Criticality of First 1% and Initial Path
  • Criticality of Professional Skepticism
  • Criticality of Implications
  • Avoiding Preventable Problems
  • Planning System Dynamics
  • Big Picture & Details
  • Why One Page?
  • Overview of POP System
  • Simple Tools and Role of Tools

Module Two: Precision Language

  • Basic Terms for Planning, Plans & Execution
  • Terms Unique to the POP-Approach

Module Three: Context

  • The Six Essential Responsibilities
  • Activating Any Effort
  • Iterative Approach
  • Economic Stakeowner
  • POP-Panels
  • Concept of the Effort
  • Economic Rationale


Module Three: Context; Continuation…

  • Single Effort Driver
  • Decision Guidance Policy
  • Decision Boards
  • Embrace or Resist?
  • Fallback
  • Cultural & Political Map
  • Objective & Experiential Map
  • Candidate Constraints
  • Initial ROI Assessment
  • Context Case Study

Module Four: META-Data

  • Importance of Identifiers & Version Control
  • Title
  • Versioning

Module Five: Why?

  • Review Critical First 1% & Initial Path
  • Business Goal
  • Logline
  • Objectives

Module Six: What?

  • Criticality of Expectations & Scope
  • Hidden Key to Scope Definition
  • Success Measures
  • Deliverables

Module Seven: How?

  • Minimum of Two Approaches that Separate Effort and Outcomes
  • Critical Skills & Resources
  • Initial Risk List
  • Complexity
  • Preparation
Module Eight: When?

  • ROM Estimates
  • Estimating
  • Timing

Module Nine: Who?

  • Participation
  • Leadership
  • Customer Roles
  • Supplier Roles
  • Support Roles
  • Other Participants
  • Blockers
  • Considerations for Change Readiness

Module Ten: Publishing & Distributing

  • Reviews: Comments & Distribution
  • Publishing & Dissemination
  • Concluding the POP-Cycle

Module Eleven: Making POP Your Own

  • Adaptation Commentary
  • Applying to a Current Effort?
  • Contacting the Author

Module Twelve: Review RED FLAGS

  • Review & Discuss POP’s RED FLAGS