Project Management Training     PMI® Certified

Joseph Kestel and Adam Spindell have been instructing on both the basics and specifics of Project Management for over a decade. Joseph Kestel has contributed, authored and edited several versions of the PMBOK® Guide including the most recent Fifth edition.



Getting Started

  • Project Life Cycle and Organization
  • Planning
  • Project Management Processes
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Why Projects Succeed and Fail
  • Conducting a Project Kickoff

Scope and Budget

  • Scope Management
  • Defining Requirements
  • Scope Creep
  • Time Management
  • Cost Management
  • Quality Management


  • Risk Management
  • Assessing Risks
  • Creating a Risk Management Plan


  • Communications Management
  • Communicate for Success
  • Identifying and Engaging Stakeholders
  • Communicating with the Customer
  • Consulting Skills
  • Communication and Teams
  • Information Distribution
  • Efficient, Effective Meetings


  • Procurement Management
  • Professional & Social Responsibility
  • Human Resource Management
  • Scheduling

Methods and Tools

  • Maslow-Hierarchy of Needs
  • Taguchi Method
  • Benchmarking
  • Expectancy Theory
  • Earned Value
  • Net Present Value
  • Six Sigma
Joseph Kestel is a certified project manager professional (PMP) with 20 years of project management experience. Mr. Kestel is a project management speaker and trainer- having provided presentations to Project Management Institute (PMI) Chapters as well as PMI Global Congresses in Europe, North America and Latin American. Mr. Ketsel's areas of expertise include: consulting acumen, project management, program management, project office and program office installation and configuration, customized performance improvement, process reengineering, process improvement, and instructional design and development and training. Mr. Kestel has demonstrated, consistent success through the use of: strong problem solving skills, communication and facilitation skills, commitment to excellence, technical acumen, bureaucracy busting, and team building ability. Joe has strong experience training and working on cross-organizational projects and globally-dispersed projects where collaboration is a must between different business areas, stakeholders and cultures.
Upon graduating from Dartmouth College, Adam Spindell embarked on a career of training, interactivity and multimedia. Mr. Spindell served instructional design, programming, technology, project management and supervisory roles for WICAT systems, Northwest Airlines, Fireman’s Fund Insurance, DirectAg and others. Among Adam’s career stops, Executive Producer of the Games division of Rhythm & Hues studio, a Hollywood special effects studio who won Oscars for their work on Babe, Golden Compass and Life of Pi. For the past 15 years, Adam Spindell has served as President of EdChunk, a training and communications company based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Through Edchunk, Adam has delivered eLearning, virtual tours, video magazines, classroom courses, promotional multimedia and other training and performance support programs. From agriculture to mobile broadband technologies, banking, 3D printers and more,  EdChunk focuses on training and education products andstrategies that solve business problems.