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Training Courses

Achieving project results on time and within budget requires a special combination of personal leadership and process effectiveness. S2insight training and consulting services help you get the job done on time, the first time.

As an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI), S2insight can educate your project management professionals and cross-functional team members at any level, from novice to senior management.

Our curriculum and consulting is based on the S2insight Project Management Methodology (PMM), which is built on industry standards such as the PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), and the S2insight Systems Engineering Process (SEP), based on standards from organizations such as IEEE®, CMMI®, and INCOSE®. In addition, our advanced Microsoft Project® customizations help you create, maintain, and execute optimized schedules that your business requires.


Project Management Essentials (PME) Training



Project Managers need more than textbook techniques to lead today’s projects. They need the skills to select a core team, influence stakeholders, build an integrated project plan, facilitate communication, and manage change.

Participants will learn PMBOK®-compliant techniques and build their skills using live project labs, video segments, and numerous templates and tools.

Students will then implement schedule development and management aspects of the Project Management Methodology (PMM) in Microsoft Project.


Topics Include:

  • Defining the business case for the project.

  • Establishing the project scope.

  • Creating an integrated project plan.

  • Delegating authority and responsibility.

  • Identifying and managing stakeholders.

  • Developing and optimizing a project schedule.

  • Finalizing the project schedule including loading and leveling of resources and establishing the schedule baseline.

  • Maintaining a project schedule throughout the Monitoring & Control phase of the project.

Note: This course is designed for project managers and others who are familiar with the basic use of Microsoft Project, and experienced with editing techniques in Microsoft Excel®. Students must have a laptop, power supply, and mouse along with Microsoft Project 2013, 2016, or 2019 (Professional or Enterprise) already installed and operational.


3 days on-site/28 PDUs or
2 weeks distributed/28 PDUs

Prerequisites: None

Target Audience: Project Managers, Core Team Members & other Leaders

Project Sponsorship & Leadership Training

Mountain Range


As a project sponsor or stakeholder, you help ensure the success of a project through effective delegation, oversight, and motivation. The sponsor’s role throughout the project life cycle is revealed in this course through lively presentation, discussion, and video segments. This format is ideal for business leaders involved in strategic project execution or portfolio management in a high tech business.

Topics Include:

  • The sponsor’s role in project initiation, planning, and execution.

  • Appointing team leaders and establishing the team.

  • Aligning project scope with stakeholder requirements.

  • Best practices of project sponsorship.

  • Strategic leadership.

Duration/PDUs: 1 day on-site/8 PDUs


Prerequisites: None

Target Audience: Project Sponsors, Project Stakeholders, Leadership Teams

Status Update Process (SUP) for Microsoft Project®

Client and contractor


The Status Update Process (SUP) Training Class shows you how to implement low overhead, high performance schedule updates. This process will allow students to drive execution and improvements in team communication using lightweight tools and templates. It will also give you early warning of execution problems.


Students will utilize a robust series of hands-on labs in Microsoft Project to establish the skills to:

  • Allow quick, confident, and data-driven responses to Management Change Requests.

  • Receive early warning of schedule slippage and the ability to re-strategize or re-prioritize work.

  • Gain better visibility into planning gaps.

  • Minimize the need for large re-planning efforts.

  • Drive cross-functional accountability and communication.


Topics Include:

  • Turn a schedule into a true “work plan”.

  • Developing confidence in data, dates, and commitments.

  • Data-driven issues prioritization.

  • Initiating the Status Update Processes.

  • Utilizing lightweight tracking tools for PMs and team members.

  • Implementing Status Collection strategies.

  • Strategies and tools for vendor communications.

  • Schedule analysis and Milestone Reporting in Microsoft Project.

  • Scale-up strategies for large projects and overloaded PMs.

Note: This course is designed for project managers and coordinators who are familiar with the basic use of Microsoft Project and experienced with editing techniques in Microsoft Excel®. Students must bring a laptop, power supply, and mouse to class and must have Microsoft Project 2013, 2016, or 2019 (Professional or Enterprise) installed and operational.


1 day on-site/6 PDUs
2 days distributed/6 PDUs

Prerequisites: Project Management Essentials Training Course (PME)

Target Audience: Project Managers & Project Coordinators

Customer & Product Requirements Development

Clock Gears


Participants will learn best practice-based techniques for systematically defining, analyzing, and managing customer and product requirements. Through an in-depth case study, this course includes discussion of both essential and advanced requirements development techniques.


This course covers all aspects of requirements development and management including:

  • Translating user needs into customer requirements and then product requirements.

  • Working with requirements attributes, prioritization, and analysis.

  • Performing product verification and validation.

  • Managing requirement changes and traceability.

Topics Include:

  • The nature and language of requirements.

  • The differences between user needs and customer requirements and between minimum, target, and optimal requirements.

  • Product requirements derivation and allocation.

  • Understanding which requirements require validation and which require verification, and why.

  • Linking product hazard analysis to requirements.

  • Managing requirements over the entire span of the development process.

  • Assessing the impact of changes to requirements.


2 day on-site/16 PDUs
4 days distributed/16 PDUs

Prerequisites: None

Target Audience: Product Developers (Engineers & Scientists), Product Management, Marketing, Project Managers, Operations, Quality, Regulatory

Medical Risk Management

Stainless Steel Mesh


Risk Management is an integral part of the product development process. A sound risk management process will result in –

  • A device that is designed to be safe and effective and result in less MDRs and recalls.

  • Documentation to prove to regulatory agencies that the device is safe for its intended use.

  • Documentation to support the company in the event of litigation.

  • Facilitating the making of risk-based decisions throughout the product lifecycle.

The course is a very comprehensive look at risk management from understanding of risk management principles, assessing the risk of the device, assessing the design and manufacturing of the device to ensure that it is robust and minimizes the potential for failure to understanding how to use and maintain the risk management file throughout the product lifecycle.


Topics Include:

  • Risk Management principles.

  • Risk management terminology.

  • Implementing a Risk Management process foundation per ISO 14971.

  • How to make risk acceptability decisions.

  • Utilizing Risk Management deliverables to make risk-based decisions in the Post Production era.

  • The difference between Hazard Analysis and FMEA and understand when to use these tools.

  • Utilizing risk management tools to assess the design.

  • Integrating risk management activities throughout the entire product lifecycle.


2 day on-site/16 PDUs

Prerequisites: None

Target Audience: Product Developers (Engineers & Scientists), Product Management, Marketing, Project Managers, Operations, Quality, Regulatory

Systems Engineering Fundamentals



This course is an introduction to Systems Engineering for designers of high-technology products. Participants will learn how to properly define system-level requirements, and how to translate those requirements into a hierarchical functional architecture. Techniques are reinforced through numerous case studies and labs that facilitate transfer to the work environment.

Topics Include:

  • Multi-stage product development life-cycles.

  • Systems Engineering concepts, terminology, and design hierarchy.

  • Types of requirements and attributes of good requirements.

  • Requirements definition and management.

  • Architectural design process.

  • Typical documentation tree hierarchy.

  • Technical risk analysis.

  • Traceability and the management of changes to requirements.

  • Verification and validation concepts.


2 day on-site/16 PDUs

Prerequisites: None

Target Audience: Project Managers, Systems Engineers, Senior System Designers

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