Foundation Certification Course

For more than 40 years, the techniques learned from the proprietary Project Success Method have helped companies, individuals and teams dramatically improve their project performance through:

  • Formal detailing of project requirements
  • Collaborative development of project plans
  • Successful project execution through an accountable control process

The first phase of the Project Success Method Certification is the PSM Foundational Course.  This training certification program is designed to equip participants with the necessary skills to navigate the challenges of project management, ensuring that projects are executed on time, within budget, and meeting the quality criteria and expectations. The PSM Foundational certification tests the students’ knowledge of the Project Success Method. The PSM Foundational Certification process interweaves education and action— therefore setting companies, individuals and teams up for success as they work to put these concepts and knowledge into practice, combining theoretical knowledge with practical case studies, examples, and exercises.

Target Audience:

  • Individuals wanting to learn a proven methodology for managing projects.
  • PMO staff
  • Certified PMP’s seeking an application-oriented project management approach
  • Non-certified project managers and members of project teams
  • Agile / SCRUM practitioners – Struggle with meeting deadlines and promised delivery
  • Project Sponsors

PSM Foundational Certification Requirements:

  • Successful completion of the Project Success Method Course
  • Registration and payment for the PSM-F® Exam $100
  • Successful completion of Online Exam with pass rate of 70% or higher
  • Annual Re-Certification Maintenance Fee $120
  • Completion of PECB Code of Ethics

The basis for the Project Success Method Certification is a 40-year-old trusted methodology that has proven successful around the globe by more than 41,000 individuals across hundreds of companies, including many of the largest and most profitable Fortune 500 companies.  The Project Success MethodSM (PSM) is a practical, hands-on methodology that enables a team to develop actionable, realistic project plans they actually believe in – because they built their plan for their project.  PSM is a set of straightforward techniques and structured processes that are applicable in almost any project environment.

The Project Success Method can be used in any business application and any project scenario and is neither simply “academic” nor “theory”; it provides the most effective and efficient real-world process for problem-solving, developing, planning, controlling, ensuring, and maintaining consistency in approach within project teams. The Project Success Method offers the best of both worlds, bending both the traditional waterfall project management and agile skills, enabling teams to move quickly while delivering and executing a delivery date trusted by clients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply project planning strategies in project team formation, organization, and responsibilities
  • Define and develop the project scope, objectives, constraints, and other key attributes
  • Determine and manage the project schedule, budget, and resources to ensure successful project execution
  • Implement effective mechanisms for monitoring project progress, costs, and quality

Upon successfully completing the training, participants can take the certification exam administered by PECB to obtain the “PECB Certified PSM Foundational” PSM-F ®credential and certificate. This certification proves that participants have both the theoretical and practical competencies required to successfully support or lead a project using the Project Success Method.

PECB is a certification body that provides certification and certificate programs for individuals on a wide range of disciplines. PECB is an internationally accredited certification body, globally recognized in over 150 countries, helping professionals demonstrate their competence in various areas of expertise by providing valuable evaluation, certification, and certificate programs against internationally recognized standards.

For more information about the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

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PSM Foundation Certification

PSM Foundation Certification


Project Success Method Courses

Atlanta – April 30-May 1, 2024

These in-person classes include course materials, breakout sessions, and demonstrations.