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Foundations of Modern Project Management is a Course

Foundations of Modern Project Management

Sep 8 - Sep 24, 2020

$799 Enroll

Full course description

Location Live Online

Full Schedule Every week on Tuesday and Thursday, starting on 9/8/20 and ending on 9/24/20 from (6:00pm to 8:00pm).

Tuesday : September 8, 2020 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Thursday : September 10, 2020 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Tuesday : September 15, 2020 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Thursday : September 17, 2020 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Tuesday : September 22, 2020 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Thursday : September 24, 2020 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Instructor Shane Wentz, PhD.
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Shane got his start as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in the US Army in 2009 as the Army rolled out the largest deployment of Lean Six Sigma in the world. He received his lean six sigma black belt and later master black belt certification and immediately began putting it to use by teaching, coaching and leading enterprise level projects. In 2011 he was recognized by the Secretary of the Army for the best Enterprise Level Army project while he was the Director of the Army’s Human Resources Command Continuous Improvement program.

Shane then made the plunge to the private sector as the Director of Business Excellence, North America Region, for Siemens Rail automation. He then joined Nike as a lean master, overseeing the lean program for Japan and Korea as well as rolling out lean to various North America Nike business segments. Shane then moved to Memphis and became the Director of Lean and Quality for Nike’s Memphis Distribution Network. He then joined Radial (formerly eBay Enterprises) as their Global Director of Continuous improvement for their network of 23 distribution centers and call centers across North America and Europe; developing and deploying the Radial Continuous Improvement System, leveraged by leaders across the organization to drive a culture of continuous improvement.

Shane and his wife Susie are owners of A Change in Latitude Consulting (ACIL). They are a certified small business woman owned (SBWO) and Small Business Disabled Veteran Owned (SBDVO) consulting firm. ACIL leverages continuous improvement to enhance the bottom line of private and public sector organizations and get them closer to their “true north” by building a culture of continuous improvement that smashes silos, increases employee engagement and optimizes organizational processes.

Shane is passionate about continuous improvement and shows his passion through various posts and articles on LinkedIn, speaking at Operational Excellence conferences, being a guest on the Just in Time Café ( and the Manufacturing Leaders Podcast and training thousands of people in continuous improvement. Shane is an advocate of people being at the core of continuous improvement and works with leaders of organizations to ensure continuous improvement is leveraged to smash silos and increase employee engagement; resulting in enhanced company performance.


This class is an introduction to the world of project management and will give students vital information and insights into seven basic areas of project management. Through an interactive discussion of the topics of: planning process group, defining scope and creating a work breakdown structure, project scheduling management, project cost management, project quality management and project resource management, you will come away with the foundation by which to build upon in order to be an effective leader in the dynamic world of project management.

The class will consist of live-online lectures in addition to applying practical applications learned throughout the course in the form of elements of a project.