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With 5 of my NYU students at the PMI NYC Holiday Party.

 

With several of my NYU students at a recent PMI NYC event.

With several of my NYU students at a recent PMI NYC event.

Hello Jeff,

First of all, I would like to thank you for the book recommendations and advice you gave to me last year!

I decided to start an in-person course, here in Rio de Janeiro, to prepare myself for the PMP

and last week I did my test and passed the PMP test! I’m so happy!!

Thank you very much for you support! Your classes at NYU definitely helped me a lot and opened new horizons for me in relation to Project Management!

I’m an architect, and now I’m looking forward to work with Project Management!

Thank you for everything! You were an amazing professor!

Best from Rio!

— Barbara G

Hi Jeff,
Thank you for an engaging class. It was my plan to take your prep class and I waited until this April session and I am glad I did.

With jetlag and all, up since 2am yesterday – I was able to stay engaged until 5pm. I am so glad for Jennifer, Dana and Sabrena recommendations and positive feedback – word of mouth definitely travels.

Although, I first met you at Susan Cho’s Speed Mentoring Session (at NYU/PMINYC) and you left a really positive and good impression at that time. The group met for 5 or so minutes, short but you were able to share as much information and show how helpful you were then.

Thank you again – your passion to grow PM professionals is apparent in the work that you do.

— Claire I

Hi Jeff,

Many thanks for leading the class in critical path theory and practice. I found the class really useful and it clarified a number of my questions that I had prior to taking it.

As always, your attention to detail and generosity in sharing so much helpful information in the form of shortcuts, templates and resources is sincerely appreciated.

— Paul M

Hi Professor Furman,

Thank you very much for your email. I greatly appreciate the time and care that you dedicate to your students and our success in project management. Thank you for furthering my learning with a detailed explanation of homework question number 7. I look forward to seeing you on April 1 as well.
Best,
Meaghan
— Meaghan B

Hello Professor Jeff,

I had a wonderful time being in your class last Saturday learning this very useful section (EVM) of Project Management. I am learning more and more every time I practice these formulas and your fence example comes in extremely handy. Also, I really appreciate you sharing the tools and reference materials for PMP exam prep.

Thank you and have a good weekend!

Warm regards, Sadia 

— Sadia T, March 2017

Thank you so much!
Your class was a great and very informative experience.
I look forward to the next class with you.
Best, Yolanne

— Yolanne M, March, 2017

Hi Jeff,

I PASSED the PMP!!!!!!!! 

I’m so happy! 😊 

Thank you for all of your help!!!!!!   It’s a big accomplishment and I appreciate

everything that you did to help me get there.

You are a great teacher and mentor! 

Regards,

Dana 

— Dana S, PMP February 10, 2017

 

Jeff,

I’m so happy to inform you I PASSED!!!! Attached are my results.

Thanks for all your help!

Best,
Ivonne

— Ivonne S, PMP January 28, 2017

Hi Jeff,

Hope all is well,

I passed the CAPM today!

Thanks for the help, your class and your book pulled me through.

Thank you, Regards, Edward.

— Edward L, CAPM,  January 17, 2017

 

Dear Jeff,

I passed today!! 🙂 I’m so thankful to you especially for your example, teaching, dedication, and encouragement.  I’m also grateful to everyone in the two study sessions, and my classmates during the Saturday morning course last Spring.
Warm regards & happy new year.
Best,
Leizel
— Leizel V, PMP January 9, 2017
 
 

Hi Jeff,

Happy New Year! I hope 2017 is your best year yet!

I actually think of our time in class, and everyone that participated. Your course (Persuasive Presentations For Project Managers) is one of the best I’ve taken. I had to present a number of times and I found that the lessons we learned at NYU were crucial to my success in presenting. On my last presentation at my current job I gave an IT Update to an auditorium full of faculty and staff, and for the next few days I kept getting compliments on how well I did. What you taught us had an impact! 

Thank you.  

— Carlos O, MBA, PMP January 9, 2017

 
 

Your answer book is the best book I’ve found that explains Cost. 

(and everything else!)  

— Dale C 

 
 
 Thank you, Jeff Furman.  It was an honor to meet you and receive your instruction for that brief period of time (PMP Prep Class, US Army, Fort Hood)
 I always appreciate the highly valuable information I read in your posts (and books!)
 Thank you for the excellent instruction and for everything you do for the Soldiers.
— James S, PMP (US Army)
  
 

Hey Jeff,

It all worked out and I passed the exam on the first attempt today.

Thanks again for the great class and everything that came with it.

Feedback about the exam and study prep:

– Your class in combination with studying most of my freetime afterwards did not just make it possible to pass the exam but primarily gave me knowledge for work and life.

– The simulation software from Cornelius Fichtner was a great tool which I used the last 3 weeks to get ready – great recommendation! It helped me to get used to sitting 4 hrs answering 200 questions in a row without a stop button, and to get very familiar with how the questions are asked. Further it enhanced my knowledge base. The way the questions are designed in that simulation software is similar to the real exam, even though I had the feeling today that the actual exam had slightly tougher questions. Reason being the 4 possible answers frequently seemed to be much closer to each other – which means it takes an extra thought to pick the right one.

Have a good one!

Best, Robert

— Robert E, PMP

 
 

Hi Jeff,

I passed the PMP yesterday! I can’t believe it, as I thought it was indeed pretty  tough, and wasn’t sure how things were going to go!

It was your book (and classes), Andy Crowe and Cornelius Fichtner’s PMP simulator that primarily contributed to my success.

Thanks for everything and now on to satisfying the PDUs!

Warm regards.

— Nichele G, PMP
 

Hi Jeff,

Well…I passed the PMP exam yesterday morning.

Thank you for all your help and guidance.

Best regards,

Sandi

— Sandi M, PMP
 

Jeff

Thanks again for that great study session on Nov.16.  It really helped me a lot.

Just passed my PMP!

— Dora H, PMP
 
Hi Jeff,
I passed the PMP test today 🙂
Thanks for the awesome class and all of the great pointers.  It really was a huge help with passing.
Thanks.
— Matt T, PMP
 

 Hi Jeff,

Thank you very much and I appreciate the class, the interaction and the extra time you invested after last week’s class.   With your way of instructing it connected the dots and made things understandable.  The space between the class allowed for reading and preparing for the next day of class, which I think is the best way of having a class schedule setup. Those 5-days-in-a-row training classes can’t transfer as much knowledge as with having a week time in between to process the information <like your class>
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.
— Robert E
 
 

Dear Professor Furman,

In this holiday season, I wish to express to you my sincere appreciation for your great help in the past year.

May the holiday spirit be with your family today and throughout the New Year.

— Bohong C

 
 
Dear Jeff,
I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for your time these past few Saturdays.  You really are a great instructor.  As hard as it was to come in on some beautiful Fall Saturday afternoons, your enthusiasm made the time go by quickly.  In practice, project management has many unexpected turns and twists, however in the classroom, it could potentially have been a very dry subject, but you made it exciting with your real life experiences and passion.
I hope our paths will cross again.
Best.
— Catherine S
 

Hi Jeff,

I wanted to let you know that I took the PMP exam yesterday, and I passed! It took me a while to get signed up for the exam since I took your class in April-May because my application was audited. I wanted to let you know that your book and homework assignments were great study resources. I used your book both when I was preparing for the CAPM a few years ago and <again now> for the PMP.

Now that I’m done studying, I’m hoping to have some more time to attend PMI and agile events in the NYC area. I hope to run into you at some of those.

Thanks again for all of your help!

— Elizabeth D, PMP
 
 

Hi Jeff,

I hope all is well.
I just wanted to share my good news, I passed the PMP exam today. Thank you so much for all of your help. The class and the books really helped me pass the exam.
Take care
Tinisha
— Tinisha B, PMP
 
 
If you are in the New York area and looking for a PM class you have to check this out. I’ve been through tons of different training classes (both technical and PM) and I can tell you that Jeff Furman is one of the best I’ve ever attended. Fantastic teaching skills and takes the time to make sure you understand…….because he cares about your outcome and future!
— Chase S,  CAPM/PMP
 
Dear Jeff,
I hope you are doing great and life is wonderful with you. I read you book every morning before I start my work (teaching PMP Prep). Thanks!
— Guleid A, PMP
Hi Professor,
I just passed my PMP!!!
Thank you for all your support and insights!
I am so happy!
— Tereza T, PMP
Dear Jeff,
Sharing some good news: Just passed the PMP exam today !!!!
Thank you very much for your help and guidance. Your advice was crucial for the exam success,
and I will always be grateful to you!
— Marcel M, PMP
Hi Jeff, 
 
I wanted to congratulate you on another one of your students passing!! 
Look forward to seeing you soon at one of the PMP events or for coffee 
when you have time. 
 
Thank you so much for all your help and support. 
 
Sent with great pleasure.
 
— Cindy R, PMP

Hi Jeff,

I just got back from my exam this morning, and I’m pleased to announce that I passed!! I am now officially a Project Management Professional!
Between your class and the books we read, and the PMP Exam Simulator,
I felt wonderfully prepared, so thank you for being an integral part of my passing the test today!
Thanks again!

— Matt K, PMP

Professor,

Thanks for encouragement along the way.

I just passed the PMP exam.

You’ve been amazing during the process!

—  Regards, Jérôme B, PMP

Hello Professor, This e-mail is to inform you that I had a great learning experience in your class. I came in with a basic idea of project management, and I left with a wealth of knowledge. Your current events and detailed examples made the material very easy to comprehend. To reiterate; thanks for a great class.

— Jérôme.

Thank you so much for all of the great info. This info is so helpful and I’ll be sure to check it out in detail.
I’m so glad that I was able to have you as a professor again. I always learn a lot in your classes and felt that the class interaction and presentations were so helpful. It was a great class.
— Regards, Dana, August 2016

 

I am forever grateful for all your support. In fact, I met with a colleague who was visiting from London with his family on Monday, and I mentioned you. His wife  said it is overwhelming and unbelievable that I have had this sort of encouragement and support. Thank you again.

— Shahnaz H, August 2016

 

Jeff,
I just wanted to let you know I passed the exam. Thanks so much for your awesome course and also the directed time you spent on my homework. All sorts of things on the test I would not have known without your course.
Thanks again and all the best,
— Travis V, PMP, August 2016
Good morning Jeff,
 Just following up to let you know I passed the PMP on my first try on 2 Aug.  We apply PMP principles everyday here after your class.
Thanks,
— Shane G, PMP, August 2016

 

Hi Jeff,
I wanted to let you know that I received and passed my certification test today.
I wanted to thank you for all of your help during the class.
I studied solely using the materials from class – no PMBOK needed 🙂
Thanks for all your tips and outreach as well. It’s much appreciated!
— Best, Nicole T, PMP, NYU PMP Prep, August 2016

Very interactive learning environment and I felt OK getting up to give my presentation, which was REALLY difficult for me. Jeff led the whole class in supporting me, so it was much less terrifying.

— Anonymous, NYU SPS Course Evaluation – “Persuasive Presentations For Project Managers”

Jeff is the best teacher I’ve ever had and I wouldn’t have taken additional classes had he not been my first instructer at NYU.

— Anonymous, NYU SPS Course Evaluation – “Persuasive Presentations For Project Managers”

Professor Furman has a very collaborative style that enables his students learn and grow in a safe environment. He is a true teacher that helps his students progress professionally through his coaching, and provides great ideas and insights for the class. He also does a great job of tailoring key ideas to each student so they internalize them and progress.

— Anonymous, NYU SPS Course Evaluation – “Persuasive Presentations For Project Managers”

Hi Jeff,
I passed the PMP this past weekend. I couldn’t have done it without your courses and advice.
With very best wishes and many thanks,
Joanne

— Joanne S., NYU SPS PMP Prep Course

From project management trends, to available certifications, and preparing for what interviews may ask,
I can mark that milestone complete. These are extras I got out of your class, in addition to preparing for my PMP.

— Nick A, NYU SPS

Prof. Furman is engaging, master of the material, an excellent communicator. Absolutely loved how hands-on and practical this class was with the everyday life scenarios the Professor tied into the lectures and assignments. He’s so engaged and keeps the course relevant to the class’s dynamics. This motivates our class to participate and stay engaged.

— Anonymous – Course Evaluation, PMP Prep – May 2016, NYU SPS PMP Prep Course

I loved how Prof. Furman taught us and the lessons plans were always catered to our pace and needs. So thanks for the great experience!

— Anonymous – Course Evaluation, PMP Prep – May 2016, NYU SPS PMP Prep Course

Jeff – thank you again for all of the great introductions and 2 more excellent classes!

— Jenn M, NYU SPS – Persuasive Presentations For PMs

Hi Jeff, It was a pleasure taking your class as it has enlightened me to look at situations more ethically.
Best Regards, Nnamdi

— Nnamdi N, NYU SPS – Ethics In Project Management Class

I’m so glad that I was able to have you as a professor again. I always learn a lot in your classes and felt that the class interaction and presentations were so helpful. It was a great class.

Thanks again and I’ll be in touch soon. Have a great week!

Regards,
Dana

— Dana S, NYU SPS – Persuasive Presentations For Project Managers class

Dear Jeff I passed my CAPM!!

I am so happy and pleased. Thank you so much for your guidance, your valuable resources and amazing classes. You motivated me to take this achievement home with me 🙂 (to Bogotá) I am very grateful. Best, Liseth

— Liseth C, email, PMP Prep Class, Spring 2016

5/9/2016 Thank you for a great class. We were all talking about how we didn’t want it to end. You are amazing!

— Theda, PMP Class – Email

Hey Jeff, Did I happen to mention I passed? 🙂 Love the two books you leverage in class (PMP Prep, NYU), yours and Andy Crowe’s.

What I did find (about the test is that one must know the content YOU teach; the materials you teach with and offer to students were the best study materials hands down. e class was right on point. And I learned a lot and will be a better employee 🙂 or boss or PM 🙂

— Paul R, PMP, NYU

Thanks again for a fantastic class. I’ve never retained so much so easily!

— Alyssa F., NYU

Looking forward to my next class with Jeff Furman. What an investment into your future!

— Ellen F, PMP, Linkedin (after PMP Prep course for US Army)

I put the presentation skills you taught us into action this week when Guest Speaking for another instructor at NYU. I think it really paid off! Thanks.

— Doug H, Persuasive Presentations For PMs class at NYU SPS

You are a great teacher. I wish I had taken your course a long time ago.
I’m convinced I would have earned my PMP stripes long ago.

— Jose B., PMP Prep Class, NYU

Hi Jeff, I took a class with you at Fort Campbell (US Army) in 2012. I ended up getting my CAPM on the last day of your class and after finishing my undergraduate I had to study for the new version of the PMP which I was successful in achieving in 2014. Your Answer Book (The Project Management Answer Book) was instrumental with me studying and achieving it on my first try. I hope you are doing well and congrats on your new book.

— Chase S, PMP, ITILv3, Linkedin (after PMP Prep course for US Army)

I also want to say how refreshing it was to to discuss controversial topics, especially as it relates to police brutality or minority treatment. There have been few times during courses I’ve taken in the past, where I didn’t feel a sense of ‘otherness,’ this was one of the few. So thank you for creating a safe and inclusive space to discuss today’s racial climate as it relates to ethics. I give your awareness of social/racial issues an A++. Keep up the amazing work!!!

— Jasmine S, PMP, Email – Ethics In Project Management class, NYU SPS

Thank you. It was a great class and pleasure learning from you.

— Zeshan, Email, PMP Prep Class, Spring 2016

Hi Jeff,

Thank you for your feedback. I really enjoyed the class. Thank you for keeping it so interesting and the students engaged.

I’m looking forward to seeing you soon!
Best,
Mila

— Mila, Email – (my NYU Ethics In PM Class)

Hi Jeff,

I wanted to share with you that I passed my PMP today! Thank you so much for the extra effort you made to make sure I was prepared!

I have registered for your Ethics class, so I’ll see you later this week. Again, thank you!!!

— Jasmine S, PMP, Email

Hello Jeff, I wanted to formally thank you for the PM Intensive For Construction Professionals course this week. I appreciated the pace, the energy and the extra time you spent answering questions – I found it very informative and engaging. It would be great to keep in touch moving forward. If I explore other courses through NYU, I will look for your name to use as a deciding factor!
Thank you again.

— Chloe G., Email

You are a stellar person. On your write-up for NYU (course eval) I basically said ‘their course is YOU.’ That they can not do anything to improve cause you are the PMP Prep Test Master and that the material can not be covered or taught or explained more thoroughly.

— Paul R, Email

The learning materials Jeff personally prepared were greatly appreciated and helps with studying. Plus his communication with students in between classes is wonderful.

— Student – PMP Class March 2016, Course Evaluation

Mr. Furman is an outstanding instructor. I couldn’t be happier with the choice I made in taking his PMP class.

— Student – PMP Class March 2016, Course Evaluation

Mr. Furman is one of the most talented college professors I have encountered. He is an engaging instructor; extremely professional. highly organized, very intelligent, unbelievably helpful and highly entertaining.

— Student – PMP Class March 2016, Course Evaluation

Mr. Furman spends considerable time preparing for his courses. The materials he provides his students are invaluable, along with his teaching approach and humor! I have taken one previous class with him and am planning on enrolling in another of his courses this spring. HE IS A DYNAMITE professor!

— Student – PMP Class March 2016, Course Evaluation

“Jeff’s passion on the subject of project management and the time he takes to read our homework and give individual feedback”
— Student

– PMP Class March 2016, Course Evaluation

Thank you for another amazing session. I learned so much. You bring such knowledge and rich experience to your subject matter, it is very inspiring.

— Margaret R., Email

I really enjoyed my first PMP class with Jeff at NYU. Want to be back in the city to take another course with him.

— Elena J., Linkedin

Thanks so much for the class; I learned a lot ☺ Hope to see you at NYU again!

— Patricia T., Email

Jeff, Thanks so much. I enjoyed the class a lot. We have started using the principles already in our team.

— Dorothy D., Email

Jeff is an extremely talented and skilled project management trainer. He is extremely intelligent, delivered the course material in a comprehensive and easily digestible manner, facilitated engaging class discussions and assigned exercises that brought the content of his classes to life. He is a consummate professional in his field and used current events, his real world experiences as well as his student’s experiences to teach his curriculum in a way that made learning both enjoyable and retainable!

I was a student in Jeff’s NYU SPS Persuasive Presentations for Project Managers class as well as his Ethics in Project Management class in the summer of 2015 and truly valued the high-quality level of expertise he brought to the subject matter and the sense of duty he exhibited when helping his students. When you have the good fortune to be a part of Jeff’s network you discover that his students are well supported and that he always makes time to answer their questions and in many cases helps to nurture and mentor their educational, networking and career paths.

Not only do you learn the content of Jeff’s classes when he is your instructor but you also learn about the project management community and related organizations as well. Jeff is a dynamic and savvy connector; he keeps students up to date on the latest project management news and events in the NYC area and advises them about monthly special events, gatherings, trainings and how they can attend. Jeff not only uses his talent to teach his students but also to network people and organizations and is a well-respected and important part of the project management community at large.

Among his countless accomplishments, Jeff has written a 5 star book on project management, contributes his knowledge to the latest webinars, publishes valuable content on top-notch project management websites, has created and published training activities, onboards new students to NYU at open houses each semester, is always available to his students and offers mentoring seminars for the PMI NYC chapter. He is a mover and shaker in the project management community.

If you are afforded the opportunity to be Jeff’s student or the ability to partner with him in any way you will certainly enjoy a fantastic experience with a knowledgeable, supportive and innovative professional! For more details feel free to contact me via LinkedIn, I’m happy to act as a champion for Jeff any time! – Angela

— Angela R., Linkedin

Hi Jeff,
I just passed the PMP exam today. Thank you for your instruction and help!
All the best, Pat

— Pat O., PMP, Email

Hi Jeff,
I hope you are doing well. I just wanted to update you since I know you would love to hear about this that I just passed my exam today! Thank you so soo much for your help and guidance throughout the entire process. It definitely was thanks to it that I passed 🙂
Hope to see you at a PMI event soon! Definitely going to try to make it out to one of them soon! Quirt

— Kirti P, Email

Thank you so much for the “Congratulations email” and sending the note to my fellow students.
I couldn’t have passed the exam without your class.

— Misako Y., Email

Jeff, Just wanted drop you a note. I use the skills I learned from your presentation class “all the time” in my school classes (I am going for my Masters at NYU SPS in Management and Systems”) and also working at NYU. What a great class and how it has improved my career. How is that for a selling point… Thank you,

— Larry S.

Dear Prof. Furman, … I hope we met your expectations. You’ve exceeded mine! You are a fantastic professor and I sure hope to have you again in one of the other classes.

— Elaine, NYU

Dear Professor, I want to thank you for all your extraordinary lessons, I learned a lot from your class. It help me to improve everyday in work and in life. I hope we stay in touch.

— Javier, NYU

​Hello Jeff,

Attached is my final homework assignment for Ethics in Project Management Spring 2015. Thank you for all of your insight and an engaging class that helped me understand and define ethical concepts and standards more clearly.

I have two more project management courses to complete before receiving my NYU Certificate in Project Management. Thank you for your course – it truly was insightful and gave me a solid foundation to reference when faced with ethical issues.

I hope to see you again as well and hope to attend some PM events in the future. I am definitely considering pursuing the PMP and will remember your prep course.

Thanks again for all of your efforts and time in teaching us and promoting our network within project management.

— Danielle

Really appreciated, thank you so much for sending the info and the links. I will definitely look into them and will try to take advantage of that free pass for sure. Hope to see you as well!

Also, thank you for such a great class experience, really enjoyed it while it lasted. If you have any recommendation on what class to take next in relation to PM at NYU I will be more than happy to hear your thoughts.

Best!

— Luis

Hi Jeff – I passed my pmp! Thanks so much for all your help!

— Wendy

Jeff, I passed my test this morning, due in no small part to your class. Thanks for all your help!

— Brandon

Hi Jeff, Thank you for having me in your (Persuasive Presentations For PMs) class. It was an absolute pleasure. I was also observing how you give your students suggestions and it was done so kindly and in a way where people listen and change. I learned a lot.
I look forward to staying connected with you. Im going to look into your summer (PMP) class which would be great.

— Karene

Jeff,

I did not get the pleasure to meet you, or be taught in your class here at Fort Bliss, but I did want to say Thank You for all your assistance. I read your book, viewed your online interviews, followed your HW assignments, and used your recommendations to complete and pass the PMP exam with an understanding of the content. Thank you for your service to the Armed Services.

— Elijah G

Hi! Thanks so much for your support! I think I needed the confidence and knowledge boost your class gave me to get through that exam. I finished at 2 hours and 45 minutes… even better than my last half marathon I ran! lol

… I have been on cloud nine all week about passing. Everyone at work has been making me feel like a rock-star. I’ve been getting high fives, hugs, and congratulations. I walked outside and someone yelled “PMP” at me, and another worker started clapping and cheering.

— Jennifer

Jeff, I wanted to let you know that I just passed my PMP!!
I also want to thank you for all your help! Your class was very informative and really gave me the extra push I needed to focus my study and prepare for this exam. It was not an easy test, but, without your class I don’t think I would have passed.
I hope things are going well for you in NY, and also hope that our paths cross again some day.
My best to you and yours,

— Bryan

Just wanted to let you know that I passed my PMP test yesterday. Thanks again for coming out to Ft. Gordon and giving us such a great class. I know it helped me greatly.

— Megan

One of the things that make a teacher great is his capacity to motivate his students and to develop their passion for the subject they are studying. You definitely have these skills, Jeff, and I feel so thankful for having the privilege of being one of your students.

— Veronica, NYU – Basic PM course

Jeff, I enjoyed the class very much and took away a lot that will help me in my day-to-day project management.

— Frank, NYU – Basic PM course

I did it — I am a PMP!

Hi Jeff, I wanted you to be one of the first to know, I passed my exam today.

I want to thank you for all of your support, mentoring and training.

All the best for the holiday season and I hope to see you at PMI events in the New Year.

— Danielle, NYU – PMP Prep course

Hi Jeff,
I really enjoyed this class.
The content was really eye opening and I liked the engaging way you presented it.
Have a wonderful holiday season.

— Amy, NYU Ethics Class

Thank you very much for the wonderful classes. This is my final course towards my NYU certification. All 3 of my courses with you (Basic Project Management, Ethics In PM, PMP exam prep) were very organized and helpful, I’m glad I took these classes with you! Thanks again.

— Alicia, NYU

Thank you again for your lots of sharing and passionate knowledge sharing. The book is great too (The Project Management Answer Book, 2nd Edition). The Q&A way of organizing is novel, efficient and impressive. The best way to read a book is to have questions in mind so I really like it. I hope I can meet you tomorrow evening at the PMI NYC networking event. I believe it will be fun!

— Yang, NYU

Thank you so much for everything. It was a pleasure to be in not one but three of your classes! You really are a fabulous teacher and all the students have nothing but adoration for you and your teaching style. I also can’t wait to receive my Certificate in PM from NYU!

— Caroline, NYU

Dear Professor Furman,

I wanted to say that I greatly enjoyed your class which I found was very interesting and helpful. Also, your energy and passion towards the subject made the classes even better! I appreciate all the great additional materials you’ve sent us over email too.

I’m planning to start preparing for the CAPM test once I finish my certificate program at NYU. I’d love to keep you updated with my progress.
Thank you again Professor

Best regards,
Jessica

— Jessica, NYU

*Extremely personable, friendly and knowledgeable. Fantastic instructor and patient at the same time. Would answer all questions including before and after class. Humorous
and engaging.

*Enjoyed his approach. Energetic and informative.

*Unbelievable energy; very relevant real-world application and extremely knowledgeable. Really drilled us on important topics and was very confident/comfortable with his
abilities and material.

*Very passionate, enthusiastic about the subject. Very helpful and attentive. He has a lot of experience in the field. Very good overall. He sent out a lot of additional related
materials that could be useful to us in the future.

*Good. Knowledgeable about content. Engaging.
*Really enjoyed his approach. Made clear what sort of tools we would need and how to approach project as well as what to expect from PMP testing in the future.

— Collected comments from Course Evals in my recent NYU “PM Principles for Construction Professionals” class (NYU), NYU

• Jeff Furman has a clear path in what is expected in the course and what will be learned. He takes the time to explain the material and encourages class discussions. I would give him an A+
• Really enjoyed the class discussions and the recommended books. The assignments were insightful and enhanced my learning of the material. I would recommend this course and this instructor.
• Jeff is very enthusiastic about this course and he is engaged in our feedback and he is an effective listener. Its great to see how excited he is to teach.
• The course was only 2 sessions but the instructor provided relevant course material in advance which was very helpful. Jeff was well prepared and the class was very engaged and interested in the topics.
• I especially enjoyed the current event topics as they made for very interesting class discussions.
• Excellent, fun instruction. Real world application.
• Most enjoyable class to date in NYU’s Project Management curriculum.

— Several – Course Evaluations (Ethics In Project Management, NYU, Spring 2014)

What do you get when you combine a passion for teaching with project management expertise? Jeff Furman. Take his class!! You’ll learn a lot and enjoy it. I sure did.

— Brian C., Linkedin Endorsements

– Great class. We talked through many scenarios that PM’s face. The resources we discussed were also helpful.
– I am so happy that I took the course and professor played a great role in making the course interesting.
– Jeff’s ability to recount and apply his real-world experience is great and a real differentiator for this course.
– The homework was actually fun to complete and enhanced the learning. Also thought the in-class activities were great.
– The in-class exercises, and how the professor really made you think out of the box.
– Professor Furman is very experienced and a great educator. I would love for him to teach more classes. He is respectful of his students and the students return the respect.
– The material and tools used in the course are very effective.
– The professor lets the students express their opinion. He uses real-life stories that are used in the course which makes it practical to use in our business today. Great job to
the professor. Kudos.
– Excellent. Great mix of content and ability to draw on real life examples from classmates work.
– Professor Furman is a Great Teacher who knows how to engage students.
– Well prepared, helpful and very organized.
– Class and professor both were amazing.
Appreciated that be learned everyone’s names quickly and got everyone talking and engaged.
– I am very impressed with his knowledge of the subject and appreciate all the shared resources
— Combined comments from students from my Ethics In PM Class for NYU, August 2013

I would like to congratulate you for teaching so well. I really liked your classes andyour teaching techniques. i am usually a distracted person but you found a way to keep me paying attention and i learned a lot from the classes.

— Gil, PMP, CAPM, NYU

Was great attending your class and I feel you have been able to strike a great balance between the practical industry knowledge and the PMP exam prep.

— Krinal

Thank you so much for an amazing class. I really enjoyed learning the basics of project management and I am definitely researching further classes to pursue at NYU. This is just one stepping stone to so many possibilities and that is truly exciting!

— Jenny, NYU

NYU ETHICS IN PM – Collected quotes from my students (Summer 2013)

“Jeff’s ability to recount and apply his real-world experience is great, and a real differentiator in this class.”

“Great class, great instructor. Well worth the investment!”

“The homework was actually fun to complete and enhanced the learning. I thought the in-class activities were great also.”

“Professor Furman is a great teacher who knows how to engage his students.”

“Professor is very knowledgeable and keeps the class going with the exercises and handouts. Motivates the students and class goes very quickly. Allows the students to interact and express opinions. Excellent course for NYU to place on their choice of classes.”

“Excellent. Great mix of content, and the ability to draw on real-life examples from classmates works. Appreciated that he learned everyone’s names quickly and got everyone talking and engaged. I am very impressed with his knowledge of the subject, and appreciate all the shared resources.

“I am so happy that I took this class and the professor played a great role in making the course interesting. Jeff gave real-world industry examples that will be very helpful in the future to resolve ethical issues.”

“I especially liked the in-class exercises and how the professor really made you think outside the box. Also liked the tools for the exercises (handouts of real situations happening in industry, and how to analyze ethical versus unethical.”

“We talked through many scenarios that PMs face. I also found the books very relevant and useful for future reference. Great class!!”

“The class and the professor were both amazing!”

“Actual ethics-related issues with major corporations helped bring the course-work together.”

“Professor Furman is very experienced and a great educator. I would love for him to teach more PM courses. He is respectful of his students, and his students return the respect.”

— Collected comments from the students in my Ethics In PM class, NYU, Summer Semester 2013

Jeff was my professor for the continuing education course “Ethics in Project Management” at NYU. He inspired me with his breadth of knowledge in Ethics and career experience and his ability to bring the textbook material to life. He is the kind of teacher who can think on his feet and teach a whole class around a recent Ethics article, and he was always willing to spend time after class discussing our careers or professional aspirations. I got much more out of this course than I had hoped, and saw my creativity and insights at work grow.

— Vinita S., Linkedin Endorsements

Hi Jeff, I want to thank you for a memorable journey in my life’s career. My colleague and I (classmate in Presentation Skills class, March, 2013) passed pass our written exams and hopefully will pass our videos. Thanks for the support and motivation.

— Vicky P., Senior Trainer, University / Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Jeff can’t take the PMP exam for you, but he will equip you with all the tools necessary to pass with flying colors the first time including PMI best practices and test strategies. Jeff went above and beyond the requirements for the class by providing tactical templates that you can adapt for your organization as well as guidance on how to fill out the PMI application. I would recommend Jeff’s class and book to anyone trying to balance work and passing a notoriously tricky exam on the first try.

Service Category: PMP Instructor
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

— Jacqueline Ng., PMP, Digital Project Manager, Linkedin Endorsements

Date: 11/18/2012
All is well! Cleared my PMP on 23-Oct. Your book is really a compendium on PM!
Regards
Vinay

— Vinay S., PMP, ITIL ® V3, PRINCE2, Linkedin

The best instructor I have seen in my 20 years in the US Army.

— Major Romona W.

Thanks, I truly enjoyed the energy in the matter in which you instructed us.
Just in that small amount of time I felt like I was on the Fortune 500 board of
directors discussing the future of our company. Great class. Thanks again.

— Master Sergeant Mark B.

Jeff,
Good Morning!!!! I passed the PMP test yesterday. You can add me to the list of your students that passed the test on the first try. Couldn’t have done it without your great teaching! Give Faith an extra treat from me. Thanks so much, Amy D, US Military

— PMP Class onsite at US military base, Augusta, Georgia, May 2012

Outline of class flowed to cover all areas in a logical manner as most business is conducted. Very knowledgeable of PMP and how to teach students at different levels. Outstanding job! Thanks for tailoring examples to fit out daily government situations. Very interesting class, I learned so much. Thank you! Thank you!

— Emily S., PMP class onsite at US military base, Augusta, Georgia, May 2012

Jeff is EXTREMELY knowledgeable! Provided real-life, practical examples that I could relate to. Materials were clear and were easy to expand upon. Every question was answered and expanded on, which assured a better understanding for me.

— Marci E., PMP class onsite at US military base, Augusta, Georgia, May 2012

Excellent Instructor!! Has no peer!!

— Shaun K, PMP class onsite at US military base, Augusta, Georgia, May 2012

Excellent preparation and presentation skills. Superb level of knowledge.

— Colin K, PMP class onsite at US military base, Augusta, Georgia, May 2012

Jeff was awesome, great instructor, best class I have had in over 20 years!!

— Doug S, PMP Class, US Military Base, Augusta Georgia, May 2012

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, On Time

Jeff was my CTT+ instructor when I went for the CTT+ training. He was constantly encouraging the students and promptly following up on questions!

July 28, 2009

— Siva N., CompTIA CTT+ Certified Technical Trainer, Customer Liaison/Trainer, Linked In

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Jeff is one of the best instructors I have ever had in my career. His presentation skills are finely-honed and refined. I would eagerly and enthusiastically recommend Jeff to anyone I know.

July 25, 2009

— Daniel D., CTT+, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA: Messaging, MCP, A+, Network+, Linked In

Jeff is extremely passionate about Project Management, education and ensuring his students can and will be the best they can be. His down-to- earth and friendly demeanor make Jeff an extremely approachable instructor who is open to and is stimulated by great discussion and debate! It was a few weeks since I had finished my PMP Prep course with Jeff, until my exam date, and I was more than thrilled that Jeff was available at any time during those few weeks to support, assist and coach me on how to study effectively for the exam. I truly admire Jeff’s style and enthusiasm and highly recommend anyone who needs a prep course to reach out to Jeff. You too will only benefit from his generosity and talent!

Top Qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

— Odette S., B.Sc, Grad Dip PM, PMP, Linked In

Jeff Furman – A person who inspired me to break down further into the area of Project Management. I was a student of Jeff’s at Netcom in his PMP class. I must say that he is an exceptional speaker, very easy when it comes to explanation on hard matters. I learned a lot from him as my teacher and also as a person. I am very thankful to him for that –because of him and a few others like him I am able to stand where I stand right now. Thank you so much Jeff, Ashish P., CAPM.

July 15, 2009

— Ashish P., CAPM, Assistant I.T. Director, Linked In

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

I attended the PMP preparation class that Jeff instructed and found it to be informative and educational. While these types of prep courses tend to be dull – Jeff kept the class lively, interesting and plied us with clever retention tools that made it easy to retain information for the exam (which I passed 1 week later). Jeff also manages to stay in touch with his students and continues to be a valuable resource and ally for me. July 13, 2009

— Lori M.,PMP, Linked In

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

I attained my PMP certification after attending Jeff Furman’s PMP classroom training. Jeff’s presentation made it easy to understand the essential Project Management concepts. Jeff provides one-on-one time with each student to address their specific questions.

I recommend Jeff Furman’s classes for anybody who is taking the PMP certification exam July 8, 2009

— David S., PMP, Linked In

Jeff’s knowledge of the project management curriculum is vast and his teaching style is personal. He can be very specific with advice on PMBOK and beyond. It’s those specific, real life examples that I find useful from instructors of all kinds. I’ve also found that the ability to arrive at creative solutions is essential and Jeff possesses that ability. I’ve done well as a practicing PMP following his instruction.

— Eric G., PMP / February 2, 2009, Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert, Linked In

Jeff was my professor for the CompTIA CTT+ course. Jeff is an excellent educator who changed the way I thought about public speaking and teaching others. Within the short timeframe of three days, he helped me eliminate my weaknesses and completely change my mindset with regards to public speaking and organized education. Thanks again for your help Jeff. Hopefully one day I will be a student in another of your courses (perhaps PMP?).

— Paul A., CTT+ Certified Systems Engineer / January 14, 2009, Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert, Linked In

Jeff is an extremely talented and driven individual. He truly has a mastery of the material that he instructs. He breaks complex material into digestible chunks. I recommend his classes to others with full confidence that they will receive the best training available.

— David F., CIO / October 27, 2008, Linked In

Jeff is an enthusiastic and personable instructor. His high level of experience teaching was very valuable in helping to refine our presentation skills. He is always willing to provide helpful tips and advice as well. I would definitely recommend him for any sort of instructional or training position.

— Jeff S., Professional Photographer and Adobe Certified Expert Trainer / October 8, 2008, Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert, Linked In

Jeff is a very approachable and talented educator. He creates an atmosphere of collaboration among the members of his classes and encourages people to enjoy the learning process in their own individual way. He is very generous with valuable, constructive feedback. Jeff truly enjoys sharing information with people.

— Jeremy C., CTT+ / September 13, 2008, Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity, Linked In

Jeff Furman is a natural-born educator. His explanations are clear and well delivered, and his comments and criticisms during one-on-one coaching are spot on and well received. His course (Presentation Skills toward the CTT+/MCT) is the best I’ve ever had, in value per dollar, positive classroom experience, and the quality of the content.

— Evan G., CTT+/PMP / September 1, 2008, Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative, Linked In

As a student of Jeff Furman, I attribute his session on formulas and study tips for the PMP exam as a strong factor in my successful achievement of PMP Certification. Jeff presented my study group with clear explanations of formulas and concepts and clever suggestions on remembering and applying them during the exam. His coaching helped me to conquer my nerves and remain comfortable in answering all the mathematical questions.

— Susan L., Procurement Management / August 12, 2008, Linked In

Jeff Furman was my instructor for a PMP prep course my company sponsored earlier this summer. The weeklong class gave me the tools to take and pass the PMP exam on the first try just one month after finishing the class. I highly recommend Mr. Furman. He is a great resource that I will surely use again.

— Jake F., PMP / August 7, 2008, Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert, Linked In

I attained PMP certification after attending Jeff Furman’s training course on preparation for the PMP exam. It was a well orgainzed and a well taught course. The course materials provided covered all the relevant PMP exam syllabus and were easy to comprehend. Jeff’s style of teaching made it easy for us to understand the essential Project management concepts both for the exam, as well as for their real life application. I would highly recommend Jeff Furman’s classes for anybody who is considering taking the PMP certification exam.

— Sathya K., PMP / July 28, 2008, Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert, Linked In

I have the pleasure to make this recommendation for Jeff Furman. Although, I had know Jeff for a very short time, he was willing to reach out to our PMI group to lecture on “Cost Management” based on PMBOK. Jeff demonstrated great interest and care for what he was going to present both before and after his session. He had follow-through with answers about the overall PMI project management methodology and demonstrated that he understands and can deliver any area within the project management discipline. Thanks Jeff.

— Frank B., PMP, Service Delivery Manager / July 20, 2008, Linked In

Jeff takes his profession very seriously – while maintaining a personable attitude. He is an engaging communicator and solicits participation from all the people in the room. He has a wealth of real-life project management experience that he uses to illustrate key elements of the training program. He stayed at least one hour every evening to work extra with those who had missed a portion of the class during the day. After attending his class, I only spent an additional 10 hours at home and then passed the PMP exam on my first attempt. His teaching techniques gave me a tremendous amount of value – both in terms of knowledge and saved time.

— Hans T., PMP Project Manager / July 10, 2008, Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert, Linked In

Jeff taught our PMP class. He genuinely cared about each and everyone of us. As a teacher, he never tired of answering our questions over and over until we were satisfied with the answer. He freely gave of his time to help us; coming in early, working through lunch and staying late to give us one-on-one extra help. Even after the course finshed, he was available to us via email. I would definitely want Jeff to be my teacher in any further management classes I might take, and I look forward to reading his informative articles on project management. His teaching awards were certainly well deserved.

— Martin M., PMP, Project Manager / July 10, 2008, Linked In

Whether it’s technology project management or skills training, Jeff brings expertise and enthusiasm to the table. Ask him a question… you’ll get your answer plus an additional seventeen possibilities you never even considered. His strong communication and interpersonal skills enable him to work effectively across both business and technology arenas. His passion for excellence and efficiency makes him a natural leader. He’s a dedicated problem-solver who doesn’t rest until he finds an answer.

— Hal C., VP / July 8, 2008, Linked In

Jeff Furman is an outstanding senior technical and project manager. He is also an excellent trainer. He has been very effective with anything that he works on. Jeff is patient and instrumental when he coaches his team and colleagues. He is an asset to any company that he works with.

— Gary K., Program Manager, PMP / July 7, 2008, Linked In