Berkeley Lab’s Projects & Infrastructure Management Division (PIMD) offers training for Berkeley Lab staff managing new and upcoming facilities and capabilities. PIMD supports workforce in training to continuously improve program and project management and core system skills, competency development, and project completion.
The PMO is responsible for the development and oversight of training materials to raise project management competency, promote best practices, and disseminate lessons learned. Projects tracked by the PMO use the Earned Value Management System (EVMS), a standard methodology that uses project scope, cost, and schedule to measure project progress and LBNL rigorously maintains a DOE-certified EVMS to ensure eligibility for future projects. This includes administering an EVM training regimen for specific project team members when Berkeley Lab is the lead on a DOE Order 413.3b project (above $50M in total project costs). In this scenario, Control Account Managers (CAMs), Project Managers, and Project Directors must complete the following 3 courses:
- PMO 0100: Project Management Earned Value Control Account Manager (CAM) Training
- PMO 0150: Project Management Earned Value CAM Refresher training ( required annually)
- CFO 0210: Financial Management Overview for EVMS – CAMs (offered by OCFO)
See the LBL Training website for course descriptions and more information. The PMO works with project teams and the Project Controls group to identify individuals who require training.
The PMO offers Project Management Best Practices Seminars for the general PM and LBL community. These seminars showcase LBL colleagues from across the Lab sharing their expertise and perspective on guiding projects to successful outcomes and participants are encouraged to ask questions to gain further understanding. If you are a Project Management Professional (PMP) credential holder, you may be eligible to receive continuing education credit for participating in a seminar or viewing the recording. The seminar series and recordings are only available to LBNL staff and Affiliates. More information can be found here.