Portland, OR, January 18, 2016 — CPI’s fifth Workamajig Project Management University was another sold out success. Held from January 12 through 15, 2016, CPI’s last Project Management University helped attendees prepare for the intricate and complex challenges faced with the deployment or redeployment of the Workamajig® platform.

Designed to increase end-user adoption rates, increase time to value and decrease resistance to change by creating a center of excellence within an agency’s Project Management discipline, CPI’s PM Universities have hosted attendees from all across the country from a variety of advertising, design, digital, marketing and in-house agencies.

Attendees learned how to:

  • Un-blend account and project management disciplines
  • Design detailed project architectures for the most typical project types (templates)
  • Implement complex project timelines + schedules, including the correct use of predecessors, durations, constraints + lags
  • Understand benefits of function-based scoping + estimating vs. title-based scoping + estimating
  • Create accurate estimates through the use of functional codes + project architecture
  • Create a complex campaign architecture plan, including campaigns, projects + segments, for both easy billing and budget to actual management
  • Decrypt the Purchase Order process
  • Understand basic principles of project financials
  • Analyze budget to actuals for both projects + campaigns
  • Implement principles of project transaction management to increase data accuracy + project profitability
  • Understand client invoicing + best practice revenue recognition
  • Understand the benefits of an integrated project management system

About Creative Performance

Creative Performance Inc. is a niche-consulting firm for the Marketing Services industry (Brand + Agency). We specialize in measurably improving our clients’ throughput, resourcing, realization rates, utilization rates, quality and project profitability, while protecting creativity. CPI brings a balanced approach that emphasizes harmony between People, Process + Technology.  Clients include small, mid-market and enterprise organizations across North America. CPI is an Oracle Agile PLM Gold Partner and Workamajig® Expert Partner, tackling their most complex and sophisticated clients, including their largest enterprise deployments.

About Workamajig

Workamajig® is the most powerful and innovative project management software for ad agencies, design firms, in-house creative departments and everyone else in the creative industry. Workamajig started more than 25 years ago as an operations and technology consulting firm to creative shops. But after seeing and experiencing the frustration that off-the-shelf project management systems caused, they decided to build their own customizable solution. Workamajig, which was one of the first web-based systems ever built for the industry, quickly became a market leader. More than 2,000 firms ranging from 10 to 1,000 employees currently rely on Workamajig and 20% of the Fortune 500 companies use the software for their in-house departments.