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Project Stories: MRAP Vehicles

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About This Course

“Our mission was to save as many lives as we could as quickly as we could.”

How do you manage a project when lives are at stake? How do you balance quality and urgency? We asked Dave Gibson those questions and many more. In this course, we interview Dave as he describes the work of the team to produce Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles to support the military. Dave shares lessons learned from this $48 Billion MRAP Program that produced over 27,000 vehicles. Learn how to apply these takeaways to your projects. This course will inspire and challenge you to take your performance to the next level.

This course is also available in the bundle, 24 PDUs to Satisfy Your Talent Triangle, as well as the PDU Passport, our all-access pass to every InSite PDU course.


  • The Problem
  • The Solution
  • The Impact of the Program
  • The Obstacles
  • Triple Constraints
  • Approach
  • Trade Offs
  • Key Metrics
  • Program Champion
  • Complexity
  • Breaking The Rules
  • Scope Changes
  • Tools
  • Process


  • Full Course Outline (with blanks to fill in as you follow along)
  • Certificate of Completion

Target Audience: Best for PMP® CAPM® and PgMP® certification holders.

Outcome: 2.5 Professional Development Units (PDUs) that can be applied towards the following certifications: PMP, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-BA, PMI-RMP, and PMI-SP

Author: Bill Yates

Check out our other course in the Project Stories Series: LakePoint

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I earn Professional Development Units (PDUs)?

    Yes, you can! All of our InSite courses qualify for Professional Development Units (PDUs) through PMI®. We’ve aligned them to meet the requirements of the PMI Talent Triangle™ making it easy for you to submit them with PMI®. We’ve created step-by-step instructions to claiming your PDUs here.

  • What is the Talent Triangle, and how does it impact my PDUs?

    PMI requires that you earn a minimum number of 8 PDUs in Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic and Business Management categories. This course qualifies for 2.5 PDUs (1.25 Leadership PDUs and 1.25 Strategic & Business PDUs) towards your recertification.

  • How long will I have access to this course?

    If you purchase the individual course or 24 PDUs to Satisfy Your Talent Triangle Bundle, you will have access for 6 months from the time you activate the course key in your account. If you purchase the PDU Passport, you’ll have either 6 or 12 months from date of purchase depending which PDU Passport subscription you chose.

  • When will I be able to access this course?

    Upon purchase, this course will automatically be added to your account. If you purchased this individual course, your 6-month access period will not begin until you activate the course key.  Once activated, you can access the course anytime you want, 24/7, with internet connection for 6-months. If you purchase the PDU Passport, your access will begin right away.

  • How long will it take me to complete the course?

    You will earn 2.5 PDUs for completing this course. Therefore, it should take you about 2.5 hours to complete the course, but you can revisit sections or watch lessons as many times as you wish during your access period. One of the best features is you can pause a course and pick up right where you left off when you log back into your account. InSite is self-paced, which makes it simple for you to learn when it is convenient for you.

  • Can I access this course from a mobile device?

    Yes, you can take this course from your computer, tablet or mobile device.  If you can access the internet, you can access this course.

  • How do I report my PDUs?

    You can report your PDUs and check your current PDU balance directly through PMI. For your convenience, we’ve created step-by-step instructions to claiming your PDUs here. You will receive a Certificate of Completion when you complete this course which you should save in case you get audited by PMI.

  • PDUs: 2.5

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Once you purchase the course, your access key will be added to your account. Your subscription period begins when you activate the key rather than when you purchase the access. Buy now. Learn later.

Project Stories: MRAP Vehicles

PMI Talent Triangle™

  • Leadership PDUs: 1.25
  • Technical PDUs: 0
  • Strategic PDUs: 1.25

"Hosting this episode of Project Stories was an honor for me. I’m inspired by Dave Gibson, Dave Hansen, and the team – phenomenal accomplishment!"

-B. Yates

"This is a really great course! It was very interesting to hear Dave's stories, and I have a lot of takeaways that I can apply to my projects as well. "

R. Langston

Customer Reviews

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Really useful to novice and advanced PMs!

Real world project experiences relayed to the student - and how cool was this project!! WOW. To be able to see this kind of impact within a project broken down and explained in detail - really useful to novice and advanced PMs. And again, this is on a topic EVERYONE would be interested in - how can you not be?