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An Introduction to Agile Project Management – Self Study Course

Most CPAs find themselves performing many different financial activities throughout the week. Although most CPAs are not official project managers, the different financial activities such as audits, preparing financial statements, and preparing tax returns may be handled as individual projects. As a result, a project management methodology needs to be selected and in many cases improvements to achieve greater efficiency is desired.

Agile project management is a methodology that was developed for complex projects or where project requirements change quickly. As a result, project managers need the agility to react in a timely fashion. This course will describe the agile project management approach and compare it to a traditional project management approach. This course will describe the four values for agile project management. Finally, the twelve agile principles will be described in detail.

Field of Study: Management Services - Self Study

CPE Hours: 3

3 $26.97 Buy
Duties When Managing a Project – Self Study Course

CPAs are highly respected individuals who are intelligent in strategic business dealings and other issues. Some services they provide include audits and reviews, consulting services, forensic accounting, financial planning, etc. Each of these services are a specific need for a client that the practitioner must carry out. Due to the nature of these types of services, the project managers or individual practitioners can view each of these tasks as a project.

Duties when managing a project is a course that will describe the business and management duties that must be performed by the project manager or the practitioner leading the project.

Field of Study: Management Services - Self Study

CPE Hours: 4

4 $35.96 Buy
Effective Communication Styles for CPAs – Self Study Course

Working with clients requires all practitioners to be able to communicate effectively. Effective Communication Styles for CPAs is a training course that will define the various communication styles that are available to CPAs. This course will define the communication process and describe the two parts to every message. This course describes four communication styles. Each communication style will be defined in the following areas: the intention of using it, typical mood when used, nonverbal cues associated with it and verbal cues associated with it. This course includes numerous exercises to apply this information.

Field of Study: Management Services - Self Study

CPE Hours: 2

2 $17.98 Buy
Effective Listening Styles for CPAs – Self Study Course

Communication is a crucial skill for all CPAs. Practitioners must be able to actively communicate with both the people they work around, as well as their clients. A key component to communication is being able to effectively listen to others while leading and working as a team. Effective Listening Styles for CPAs is a training course that will define different listening styles and skills that can be used by practice owners and practitioners to improve practice communications with office staff members and their clients.

Field of Study: Management Services - Self Study

CPE Hours: 2

2 $17.98 Buy
Emotional Intelligence for CPAs – Self Study Course

In order to better manage and control the relationships within a practice, all practitioners must be emotionally regulated and practice good judgement. Emotional Intelligence is an important skill that should be used by all practice owners and practitioners. How we handle our emotions will have a direct impact on how well we handle problems encountered during a workday. Emotional intelligence will have a direct impact, either positive or negative, when delivering services to your clients. This course will describe how both practice owners and individual practitioners can use emotional intelligence to successfully lead their practice, work more effectively with office staff, and to deliver professional services to clients.

Field of Study: Management Services - Self Study

CPE Hours: 4

4 $35.96 Buy
Improving Code and Reducing Risk Using Agile XP Project Management – Self Study Course

Most CPAs find themselves performing many different financial activities throughout the week. Although most CPAs are not official project managers, the different financial activities such as audits, preparing financial statements, and preparing tax returns may be handled as individual projects. As a result, a project management methodology needs to be selected and in many cases improvements to achieve greater efficiency is desired. This course will describe the Agile Extreme Programming project management methodology.

Agile XP project management is a methodology that applies agile project management process with values, principles, and practices. This course will describe the agile project management approach and compare it to a traditional project management approach. This course will describe the four values and twelve agile principles. XP stands for extreme programming. This course will describe how XP works and improves how project teams write software. This course will explain the values, principles, and practices for XP. This course will describe how projects are planned and executed using XP. Finally, this course will describe how XP teams improve.

Field of Study: Management Services - Self Study

CPE Hours: 4

4 $35.96 Buy
Improving Teamwork Using Agile Scrum Project Management – Self Study Course

Most CPAs find themselves performing many different financial activities throughout the week. Although most CPAs are not official project managers, the different financial activities such as audits, preparing financial statements, and preparing tax returns may be handled as individual projects. As a result, a project management methodology needs to be selected. This course will describe the Agile Scrum project management methodology.

Agile Scrum project management is a methodology that applies agile project management processes with rules and values. This course will describe the agile project management approach and compare it to a traditional project management approach. This course will describe the four values and twelve agile principles. This course will describe how Scrum works and the primary roles on a Scrum team. This course will describe how projects are planned and executed using Scrum. Finally, this course will describe how Scrum teams improve.

Field of Study: Management Services - Self Study

CPE Hours: 4

4 $35.96 Buy
Improving Work Flow Using Agile Lean – Self Study Course

Most CPAs find themselves performing many different financial activities throughout the week. Although most CPAs are not official project managers, the different financial activities such as audits, preparing financial statements, and preparing tax returns may be handled as individual projects. As a result, a project management methodology needs to be selected and in many cases improvements to achieve greater efficiency and quality is desired. This course will describe the Agile Kanban project management methodology.

Lean is an agile project management methodology for improving processes by eliminating waste. Lean is also used to improve work process and improve efficiencies. This course will describe the agile project management approach and compare it to a traditional project management approach. This course will describe the four values and twelve agile principles. This course will describe important Lean concepts to help a team to improve the way they work. This course will also describe the process for identifying root cause of problems. Finally, this course will identify the three wastes that constrain project workflow.

Field of Study: Management Services - Self Study

CPE Hours: 4

4 $35.96 Buy
Improving Work Processes using Agile Kanban – Self Study Course

Most CPAs find themselves performing many different financial activities throughout the week. Although most CPAs are not official project managers, the different financial activities such as audits, preparing financial statements, and preparing tax returns may be handled as individual projects. As a result, a project management methodology needs to be selected and in many cases improvements to achieve greater efficiency and quality is desired. This course will describe the Agile Kanban project management methodology.

Kanban is an agile method that focuses on process improvement to achieve greater efficiency and improve quality. This course will provide an overview of the project quality management knowledge area. This course will describe the purpose of Kanban and describe why it is used by agile project teams. This course will also define the course principles of Kanban and describe how it would be implemented by project teams.

Field of Study: Management Services - Self Study

CPE Hours: 5

5 $44.95 Buy
Improving Writing Skills for CPAs- Self Study Course

The responsibility of a CPAs is to provide professional services for their clients. The majority of these services require the practitioner to produce documents and other written works for a variety of reasons. Improving Writing Skills for CPAs is a course that will provide both an overview and guidance for improving writing skills. This course will illustrate the problems some practice owners and practitioners have with poor writing and provide suggestions for improving their written communication methods.

Field of Study: Management Services - Self Study

CPE Hours: 3

3 $26.97 Buy
Interpersonal Skills for CPAs – Self Study Course

Most CPAs work in an office with other CPAs and office staff. Interpersonal skills are the skills that should be used by all practitioners to establish and maintain relationships with others. This course will identify the interpersonal skills required in a business environment. This course will describe the communication process between co-workers and the importance of speaking and listening. This course will also describe leadership and culture within the business organization. Finally, this course will define conflict and various techniques that can be used to avoid conflicts.

Field of Study: Management Services - Self Study

CPE Hours: 3

3 $26.97 Buy
Leadership and Motivation for a Practice – Self Study Course

Leadership is a broad term that describes the skill of leading or directing individuals, teams, or a business organization. The practice owner or managing partner serves a critical leadership role for their practice. Individual practitioners may also be required to lead teams. Leadership requires motivating office staff members. Leadership and Motivation is a course that will describe the skills and traits for leading and motivating office staff members within a practice.

Field of Study: Management Services - Self Study

CPE Hours: 3

3 $26.97 Buy
Leading Effective Meetings for CPAs – Self Study Course

All practices consist of multiple individuals and groups working towards the success of the organization and their practice. To ensure that all employees are on the same page, meetings are sometimes required. There will be meetings consisting of only practitioners, others with only office members, and still other meetings that includes all employees who participate in the practice. The practice owner or other practitioner will typically lead these group meetings. Leading Effective Meetings for CPAs is a course that will help CPAs to lead more effective meetings. This course will describe the purpose and benefits of using an agenda for all CPAs. This course will also describe and benefits of establishing ground rules for meetings and the importance of recording meeting minutes. Finally, this course will list the steps for effectively closing a meeting.

Field of Study: Management Services - Self Study

CPE Hours: 2

2 $17.98 Buy
Managing Conflicts in a Practice – Self Study Course

CPAs, by nature, work alongside others in a practice to accomplish the services required by their clients. Just like any other career field, there are times when conflict arises in the workplace that needs to be dealt with in a civil, respectful, and safe manner. Managing Conflict in a Practice is a course that will provide an overview of conflict that can occur within a CPAs practice. This course will identify the issues that lead to conflicts between office team members. This course will also define techniques that can be used to resolve conflicts. Being able to correctly identify conflict before it arises may present an opportunity to diffuse the conflict altogether. This shows the importance of learning the techniques that will lessen conflict and turn these issues into positives for the practice.

Field of Study: Management Services - Self Study

CPE Hours: 2

2 $17.98 Buy
Managing Project Communications – Self Study Course

Most CPAs find themselves performing many different financial activities throughout the week. Although most CPAs are not official project managers, the different financial activities such as audits, preparing financial statements, and preparing tax returns may be handled as individual projects. As a result, a project management methodology needs to be selected. This course will describe the Project Communications Management Methodology.

Managing Project Communications is a course that will provide an overview of the project communications management knowledge area. This course will describe the purpose of project communications management. This course will also define the inputs, tools and techniques and outputs for all of the processes in this project management knowledge area.

Field of Study: Management Services - Self Study

CPE Hours: 1

1 $8.99 Buy
What is Agile and Why Use it? – Self Study Course

Agile is a very hot term that is being used today to describe everything from transforming a business to changing leadership styles. This course will define the term agile. This course will describe the four values for agile. This course will list and define the twelve agile principles. This course will identify different agile methodologies. This course will identify why to use agile.

Field of Study: Management Services - Self Study

CPE Hours: 1

1 $8.99 Buy