NeuralPlan NPPQ Credential Course

What’s in a name? NeuralPlan takes its name from designing planning processes around the way the brain operates and humans think - thus the words neural (designed around human cognition) and plan (project planning). It is not purely neuroscience, not purely behavioral science, not purely cognitive psychology, and not purely social psychology. It is a whole-brain perspective on how humans make predictions in plans and forecasts in projects.


NeuralPlan is built from solid science, based in evidence, that has tested how humans make decisions when planning and forecasting, and mitigated the errors through redesigning processes, metrics, skills, and interfaces to reduce the errors in project prediction.


The target audience of this course are project managers, program managers, project controls, estimators, risk analysts, executives, and anyone else who plays a role in planning, forecasting, and risk (any form of project prediction). This course will enrich your knowledge from what you have already learned by doing. The course is based on scientific research, but don’t let that scare you! We might add some references here and there so that you can look something up more in-depth if you want to do so, and of course to give recognition to those authors that formulated the concepts and theories in question.

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The course is self-paced through an online training platform that uses gamification as part of its core training philosophy. This learning format encourages participation and increases retention of knowledge. The course is estimated to take around 120 hours to complete. From date of launch you have a full 12 months to complete the course and take the test.


The course will be fully online and self-paced with recorded videos by the authors Dr Shari De Baets and Josh Ramirez, and certification tests after course completion. The NeuralPlan release will occur in the following stages:

  1. Phase 1: Full course launch: estimated around April 30th, 2021. When launched, those who have made their pre-launch purchase will be sent their login information for the training platform to begin their coursework.
  2. Phase 2: Soon after initial launch, NeuralPlan will be available at the full rate of $2,497, for those who have not purchased in the pre-launch sales.
  3. Phase 3: In phase 3 NeuralPlan will move to online proctored exams after course completion. Online proctored exams are estimated to begin in 2022. 


By purchasing you are confirming that you understand the April 30th, 2021 launch date is estimated and is subject to change, and that the course will not be available to you until the launch date. 


Questions should be directed to [email protected] Please add this email address to your contacts to ensure delivery of your login information when the course is launched. If you have purchased the course, and not received any email notifications about the course after April 30th, please check your junk email folder. 


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By purchasing you are confirming you understand the April 30th, 2021 launch date is estimated and subject to change, and that the course will not be available to you until that launch date.  By purchasing you are confirming you understand all training material is copyrighted by the Institute for Neuro & Behavioral Project Management and may not be shared with any party for any purpose. Thank you for being a part of the project science future!