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Welcome to PM concepts

| About PM Concepts | Why PM Concepts? | What Makes PM Concepts' Program Different? | What Courses do we offer? | What Consulting Services do we offer? | Why are we Better Qualified to Serve Our Clients? | Who Are Our Clients? |

About PM Concepts

From 1993 through 1997 Seiichi Nagao, the founder of PM Concepts, actively managed the Japanese operations of a leading US firm providing project management training programs worldwide. PM Concepts, evolved from the existing Japanese operations, was founded in 1997 as a joint venture corporation, to meet an exploding demand for corporate programs in project management to the Japanese businesses. The regularly scheduled public sessions also started in 1997. Reorganizing a joint venture structure into a Japanese corporation in 2000, PM Concepts reinforced its organizational structure and its capacity to better serve its corporate clients with project management training and consulting. Our Project Management Professional Development Program has achieved the distinction of being the most comprehensive program in project management in Japan.

President's Profile

Seiichi Nagao
Before forming PM Concepts in 1997, Mr. Nagao established the Japanese operations for a leading US educational firm providing project management training. He consulted and trained project leaders of multinational corporate clients such as AT&T, Citibank, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Motorola, Mitsubishi Heavy Industry, NCR, NTT, PETRONAS, and Toshiba in the Asia Pacific countries including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore. Mr. Nagao had, prior to joining the educational firm, managed large projects as a senior project manager for a development firm in Los Angeles, leading multicultural and multidisciplinary teams. His hands-on experience in project management covers all phases of project, including feasibility studies, planning, financing and JV formation, entitlement, and variance control. His negotiating skill, together with financial knowledge has recovered more than a few troubled projects. He completed his education at the University of California, Berkeley, earning an MBA. He received a BS in marketing and management, also from U.C. Berkeley, after having begun his study of economics at Kobe University of Commerce in Japan. He is a member of PMI® and a certified PMP® since 1993.

Why Project Management now?

Is there a magic formula for success in today's business? Dynamic changes in businesses force many organizations to be highly specialized, flexible, and proactive to the changes. While many decision-makers are struggling with inflexible organizational structures, sophisticated strategies and new ways of operation become a must for survival, along with the ability and the drive to make them work. Organizations that have adopted consistent project management practices have succeeded in making new ways work. They demonstrated their decisive edge over those that haven't. Project management helped them reduce time-to-market, and has ensured predictability of schedule, of cost, and of quality of the deliverables. To achieve best result with highest productivity, however, project teams need to be trained to function cohesively, and a corporate culture must evolve to align with the ideas and concepts in project management.

Why PM Concepts?

PM Concepts has demonstrated its expertise to solve a various problems in project management. For a number of years we helped our corporate clients enhance their project management practices. Our proven methodology and comprehensive training program helped many organizations gain practical skills and knowledge used in their project. What make PM Concepts different and outstanding are the comprehensive services. Our services typically includes (1) Developing project management methodologies, (2) Providing PMI®-standard PM training programs, (3) Crafting project management readily-usable templates, (4) Offering on-site walkthrough sessions.

What Makes PM Concepts' Program Different ?

Simulative: PM Concepts takes "changes" into its methodologies.

A scheduling technique, which doesn't simulate assumptions and constrains in resource allocation and estimating, would most likely fail when the incompatible factors become surfaced as risks in a project..

Practical: PM Concepts provides practical skills.

There is no single "correct" answer to the success of project. There is more realism in thinking "How Not To Fail" than "How To Succeed." We know theoretical understanding alone would not go far enough in managing projects. PM Concepts recognizes the "learning-by-mistakes" in workshop is the best alternative to years of apprenticeship.

Customized: PM Concepts custom-designs its training programs.

A training program would not be effective unless it addresses the issues and satisfies the specific needs of each organization. PM Concepts, therefore, customizes texts and case studies in effort to provide best solutions for organization-specific problems in project management. Our experience of custom design effort over 16 years produced vast amount of knowledge and skills to accommodate clients' specific needs in a various industry.

PM-Focused: PM Concepts is specialized in Project Management.

PM Concepts focuses its entire efforts on project management, and its expertise is endorsed by its clients' voices. The consultation and training program PM Concepts offers are intended to resolve a various problems in managing projects, while inspiring PM practitioners to promote professionalism in project management.

PMIR-Standard: PM Concepts provides its training programs by PMIR Standard.

Project Management Institute (PMI®), promoting standardization of project management procedures, publishes Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and also certifies Project Management Professional promoting professionalism. PM Concepts' training programs are developed in line with the framework of PMBOK® Guide. As comprehensive as they can be, PM Concepts' training courses address all the concepts and terms in the PMBOK® Guide, they can help the exam-takers prepare for the exam by covering all the areas in the PMBOK® Guide

REP and PDU Certificates: PM Concepts is a Registered Education Provider

PM Concepts is a Registered Education Provider recognized by PMI®. For each course one complete, he can receive a certificate from PM Concepts, indicating how many Professional Education Units (PDUs) he has earned.

WhatCourses do we offer?

Project Management Basics PMB
Project Management Fundamentals PMF
Project Planning PPL
Project Control PCO
Advanced Project Management APM
Project Management for Executives PEX
PMP Exam Preparations Course PMP
Risk and Contract Management RCM
Contract Management and Negotiations CMN
Successful Vendor Management SVM
Winning Proposal Preparation Process WPP
Scope Management and Negotiations SMN
Project Recovery Management PRM
Sales Process Management SPM
Team-building in Projects TBP
Leadership and Communications LDC
Project Portfolio Management PPM
Consensus Building Process CBP
Maintenance and Operation Management MOM
Management for Large Projects MLP
Negotiating Strategies for Projects NSP
Negotiating Strategies for International Projects NSIP

 

What Consulting Services do we offer?

Problem-Solving:

Project management needs are not met through training alone. A variety of other factors that bear on ultimate project success must be identified and addressed. Over the last five years PM Concepts has been providing its consulting services to identify and address a various project management needs. Analyzing problems in a client organization is our starting point. Our aim is to help an organization evolve into project-management-driven task forces overcoming existing problems in project management. We help them find their solutions with benchmarking, know-how, policy-making, decision-alternatives, and other advices on change management. Discussing with all the relevant members of client organization first to define objectives, scope, key deliverables, responsibility, schedule, and costs of the consulting takes place. The consulting services then move forward forming a team with client representatives that communicates throughout the entire organization the "found" problems, solves them, and monitors the progress to ensure an organizational transformation.

Procedure Standardization:

Project Concepts helps develop a consistent project management methodology best fitted to each organization. A project manager, even after the training, cannot take a systematic approach in project management unless an organization promotes a standardized methodology for managing projects. Unless the organization develops and documents its own standardized policies and procedures, and demonstrates its continuity to implement them throughout the organization, the project manager's effort will meet a limited success. PM Concepts helps client's task force standardize project management methodologies with ready-for-use tools and templates, and help solve procedural problems to ease implementation phase. Drawing on its experience and expertise in dealing with the unique needs, PM Concepts maximizes a client's investment in methodology standardization by fine-tuning its solutions to meet the client's characteristics.

Project Management Walkthrough:

PM Concepts offers on-site supports to clients' critical projects. We often hear from the training participants voices that "We don't know exactly where and how to practice the learned skills in existing structure." or "A team is not organized in such a way that supports full implementation of a systematic project management methodology." A pragmatic solution to these problems is to get our walkthrough services. Our professionals work with clients' project managers as mentors on site. In real projects, our experts will offer real guidance and advises. Throughout the life cycle of a "model" project, they will act as coaches and mentors dedicated to transferring their skills to the project managers and helping them achieve project success. PM Concepts firmly believes that only when dealing with client's specific problems in a practical manner, we can accelerate the process of integrating the learned skills with organizational procedures, thereby achieving organization-wide internalization of a consistent methodology of managing project.

Why are we Better Qualified to Serve Our Clients?

●Has comprehensive services in project management?

□Providing PMI®-standard training programs
□Tailoring PM methodologies to meet client's specific needs
□Supporting organization-wide implementation of PM methodologies
□Developing PM templates for various applications
□Consulting to solve actual problems in applying PM methodologies

●Has excellent track records?

□Extensive experience with various types of clients and industries
□Significant number of training courses conducted
□Contribution to and name recognition in training industry
□Solid track record with accomplishments in global market
□Recognition not only in Japan but in Asia-Pacific regions

●Is specialized in project management field?

□Focused on project management
□General business management
□Off-the-shelf project management tool vendor
□General management consultant

●Can custom-design training programs?

□Developing training programs to client's specifics
□Understanding and solving real problems in PM practices
□Offering experience and expertise in various industries
□Custom-design industry-specific case studies
□Developing cases based on actual problems experienced by clients

●What level of training courses offered?

□Offering comprehensive knowledge and practice
□Providing sessions to gain skills from mistakes and failures simulated in semi-realistic setting
□Maintaining PMI® standard
□Issuing PDU certificates acknowledged by PMI®
□Providing Courses in English/Japanese

●Has seasoned instructors with in-depth PM experiences?

□Offering experience in project management practices
□Certified as Project Management Professional (PMP®)
□Having overcome problems in managing projects
□Conveying not only knowledge but motivation to change
□Bi-lingual Course Delivery

Who Are Our Clients?

We believe that we are distinguished by the companies we work for. PM Concepts has been gratified by opportunities to work with many of the leading organizations. The following organizations represent many of our clients with whom PM Concepts has been working closely to provide customized solutions to their business and strategic challenges.

Corporate Program Clients

IT
AJS Inc.
ANA Systems Co., Ltd.
ATM Japan, Ltd.
Canon IT Solutions Inc.
Canon Software Inc.
Cisco Systems G.K.
CTC TECHNOLOGY Corporation
Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd.
DOCOMO Systems,Inc.
DTS CORPORATION
EMC Japan Corporation.
Focus Systems Corporation
Hewlett-Packard Japan, Ltd.
Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions, Ltd.
IBM Japan, Ltd.
Information Services International-Dentsu, Ltd.
INTEC Inc.
ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation
IWATSU ELECTRIC CO.,LTD.
JBCC Corporation
JFE Systems, Inc.
JIEC Co., Ltd.
JR East Mechatronics Co.,Ltd.
KDDI CORPORATION
KDDI Technology Corporation
KSK CO.,LTD.
MARUBENI INFORMATION SYSTEMS CO.,LTD.
Mitsubishi Space Software Co.,Ltd.
Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc.
Mizuho Trust Systems Co., Ltd.
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
NCR Japan,Ltd.
NEC Corporation
NEC Solution Innovators, Ltd.
NEC Nexsolutions, Ltd.
Nippon NCR Business Solution Co., LTD.
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE EAST CORPORATION
Nokia Solutions and Networks Japan Corp.
NS Solutions Corporation
NTT Advanced Technology Corporation
NTT Communications Corporation
NTT COMWARE CORPORATION
NTT DATA CORPORATION
NTT-ME CORPORATION
OGIS-RI Co.,Ltd.
ORIX Computer Systems Corporation
PFU Applications Limited
PFU LIMITED
PFU Technical Communications Limited
QUALICA Inc.
SCSK Corporation
SGI Japan, Ltd.
SOFTBANK Corp.
Sony Global Solutions Inc.
Sumitomo Life Information Systems Co.,Ltd.
SUZUYO SHINWART CORPORATION
TEPCO SYSTEMS CORPORATION
Teradata Japan, Ltd.
TOKYO GAS i NET CORP.
TIS Inc.
TIS System Service Inc.
Tohoku Information Systems Company, Incorporated
TOKYO COMPUTER SERVICE CO., LTD.
TOSHIBA CORPORATION
Toshiba Solutions Corporation
TOYOTA COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
TOYOTA DIGITAL CRUISE, INC.
Vecte, Inc.

 

Engineering・Construction Industry
AGC ENGINEERING CO.,LTD
Chiyoda Corporation
Electric Power Development Co.,Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd.
Hitachi Power Solutions Co.,Ltd.
IHI Corporation
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
NTT FACILITIES, INC.
Shinko Engineering & Maintenance Co.,Ltd
Sony Corporate Services Corporation
Takenaka Corporation
Toyo Engineering Corporation

 

Manufacturing・Distributive trade・Finance industry
Agilent Technologies Japan, Ltd.
AXA Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
Bosch Corporation
Canon Inc.
DAIICHI KEIRI
DANONE WATERS OF JAPAN Co., Ltd.
JCB Co., Ltd.
Kao Corporation
Kao Customer Marketing Co., Ltd.
NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
NIKE Japan Corp.
Sony Corporation
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
TOSHIBA TEC CORPORATION
YAMAHA CORPORATION
Yokogawa Electric Corporation

 

Pharmaceutical
B.L.J. Company, Ltd.
Bayer Yakuhin, Ltd.
CHUGAI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY, LIMITED
Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd.
Janssen Pharmaceutical K. K.
Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd.
Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd.
Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation
Nippon Boehringer Ingelheim Co., Ltd.
Novartis Pharma K. K.
Novo Nordisk Pharma Ltd.
ONO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
Pfizer Japan Inc.
Quintiles Transnational Japan K. K.
SSP CO., LTD.
Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

 

Government・Other
Japan Information Technology Services Industry Association(JISA)
Japan Sewage Works Agency(JS)
Project Management Association of Japan(PMAJ)

 

 
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