Top Project Manager Module1: Increasing Your Billable Value

This career can offer incredible income and earning potential. Rising to the top requires a full understanding of value.
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  • Lectures 21
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

The entire Top Project Management series is focused specifically on the business side Project Management.

There are many resources that can help you study for your certification exams, or hone your technique and project management skills. There is very little guidance available for how to turn those skills into dollars.

New and developing project managers are left to figure out for themselves how to build a sustainable career. Very few organizations have dedicated Project Management career tracks. In most cases, the best most PM's can hope for is a new assignment.

If you:

  • - Are making less than you are worth as a PM
  • - Making less than your peers
  • - Currently negotiating your salary or bill rate
  • - Know that you are at risk of being out of work
  • - Are currently between projects

The you need to understand your value in the market place and how to compare yourself to your peers when competing for an open position.

Negotiating your best deal starts with understanding and maximizing your market value.

The Top Project Management series of courses and lectures is designed to fill that gap. This first module is the foundation and an important baseline in understanding the value that we bring to the market and how to position this value for your best financial compensation.

This course is taught by a highly sought after consultant, who has managing high profile and critical projects for some of the largest corporations in the world. Mark Malone brings over 20 years of experience in the consulting business to this course.

Mark has been billing top dollar as a consultant for many years and his background in staffing and consulting gives him a unique perspective on high value consultants.

This is a risk free investment for you, if you are unsatisfied you are protected by a 30 day guarantee.

What are the requirements?

  • There are no prerequisites to this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to determine your market value as a project management consultant or full time employee.
  • Understand how to increase your market value and take your career to the next level.
  • Determine what your peers are making for the same or similar roles.
  • Determine if pursuing industry certification is worth the effort and expense.
  • Understand the value that staffing and consulting companies can provide to you.

Who is the target audience?

  • The Top Project Manager series is intended for all project managers who want to take their careers to the next level.
  • This course is intended to set the baseline for a value based negotiating approach.
  • This course will be of interest to full time employees as well as contractors and consultants.
  • Typical students are currently working as project managers or interested in project management as a career choice.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: A Business and Income Approach to Project Management

What you should expect from the Top Project Management course as a whole.


A quick overview of my background and qualifications to help you.

Section 2: Value

What is the real value of project management to an organization

The Value of Project Managers - text
2 pages
The Value of Certification
The Value of Certification - text
3 pages
Income Averages
Income Averages - text
3 pages
Income Averages - worksheet
2 pages
Employment Status
Employment Status - text
2 pages
Pay Rate
Pay Rate - text
2 pages
Your Peers
Your Peers - text
2 pages
The Value of Staffing and Consulting Companies
Value of Consulting Companies - text
3 pages
Margin Calculations
Margin Calculations - text
3 pages
Converting this Investment into a Return
Converting this Investment - text
2 pages
Section 3: Test Your Knowledge
16 questions

Test your knowledge of the core concepts of value and how it applies to the advancement of your career.

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Instructor Biography

Mark Malone, Consultant, Author, Trainer & Coach

Mark Malone founded EMM & Associates as a Philadelphia based training and consulting company, dedicated to the advancement of consulting as a career choice and to the success of individuals on this path.

E. Mark Malone has spent the last 2 decades in Technology Consulting and Staffing; selling, teaching, coaching and delivering consulting services. Directly delivering services and placing hundreds of consultants with clients has made very clear the unique combination of skills required to be a successful consultant.

The Top Project Manager program was designed to deliver the most useful information, guidance, coaching, and connections. All aimed at helping individuals achieve a higher level of success as Project Managers.

Mark is a hands-on Project Manager myself, with over 20 years of experience in technology, he understands exactly what it takes to be successful as a PM and a consultant. His experience has enabled him to; manage multi-million dollar projects, create and implement Project Management Offices (PMO), rescue projects where other PMs had failed.

Additionally, Mark co-founded of a successful Multi-Million dollar technology staffing and consulting company. Extolutions, Inc. served the Philadelphia marketplace for 7 years before its acquisition by a larger firm.

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