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Students will learn from industry expert practicing project managers the best practices to manage predictive (waterfall), hybrid (Disciplined Agile), or agile projects.
We have designed our three certificate tracks to align with different career goals and project types so that you will find a project management certification program that is a match. We offer weekday, weeknight, and online project management training to fit your needs so you can improve your project management skill set.
Online (asynchronous), remotely via Zoom (virtual classroom), and on campus.
Choose this track if you are a new project manager, manage projects as part of your role, and or are interested in sitting for the CAPM® certification exam.
Choose this track if you have at least 3 years of experience managing projects, manage projects as your full-time role, and or are interested in sitting for the PMP® certification exam.
Choose this track if you are an experienced project manager who is interested in adopting agile principles and practices, if you manage agile teams, and or if you are interested in sitting for the PMI-ACP® certification exam.
PROJ_PMI 225 Power Excel Skills for Project Managers.
Core courses (PROJ_PMI 401, PROJ_PMI 402, and PROJ_PMI 403) may not be taken as elective courses.
Elective courses may not be applied to than one certificate.
PROJ_PMI 211-0 Soft Skills for Project Managers (Remote).
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Students who take our courses will increase their ability to:.
Ensure the project scope delivers the expected value, desired outcome, and quality.
Effectively communicate with project sponsors, stakeholders, and team members.
Assess project health and address project changes and disruptions.
Explore all the Project Management Program Courses for details on course offerings.
Choose this track if you have at least three years of experience managing projects and or manage projects as your full-time role.
Suitable for people managing predictive and or hybrid projects.
Currently offered online (asynchronous) and remotely via Zoom (virtual classroom).
You can earn a Northwestern University Applied Project Management Certificate from this single course.
All of our courses provide PDUs or professional education hours that can be used for certification or re-certification, but they are not strictly test-prep courses.
Choose this track if you are a new project manager, manage projects as part of your role, and or are interested in understanding the project management profession.
Currently offered online (asynchronous), remotely via Zoom (virtual classroom), and on campus.
Completing the core course (Essentials of Project Management) fulfills the education hours required to sit for the CAPM® exam.
Choose an additional two electives to earn a Certificate in Essentials of Project Management from Northwestern University. These electives are offered on a rotating basis. Electives may not be applied to multiple certificates.
Please note: Agile elective courses are not recommended for students in the Essentials of Project Management track.
Choose this track if you are a project manager who is interested in adopting Agile principles and practices and or if you manage an Agile team.
Suitable for people managing Agile projects or those who want to learn Agile ways of working.
Complete an additional two electives to earn a Certificate in Agile Practices from Northwestern University. Choose from Agile-specific or general project management electives. These electives are offered on a rotating basis. Electives may not be applied to multiple certificates.
While our Agile courses provide PDUs that can be used to apply for the PMI-ACP® certification examination, they are not strictly test-prep courses.
Obtaining and maintaining a certification from a global organization such as the Project Management Institute (PMI) is an important aspect of demonstrating your proficiency as a project manager. Our courses cover many of the principles and best practices defined by PMI, including those of Disciplined Agile. Our courses also satisfy the current project management training hours required to sit for PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®, and Project Management for Professional (PMP)® certification exams. We also offer electives for professional development units (PDUs) toward maintaining those certifications.
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Using lectures, case studies, discussions and individual and group exercises, participants will learn the standard project management process to successfully initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and close a project.
Project Management from Start to Finish, 1st Edition. Barnes, Lisa-Ann. Access Alliance for Education, 2020.
Students may purchase this digital textbook from any retailer where it is available. Additional course materials will be provided via the online course site.
Registered students can access their online course site here. Please note: It may take up to 24-hours for registered students to be added to the online course platform.
This course is designed for project managers professionals who have at least three years of experience managing projects or teams within larger projects. Through course readings and lecture videos, students will review fundamental concepts, learn standard processes and best practices, and explore advanced techniques. Participants will apply this knowledge to various case studies through discussions, individual activities, and group exercises.
By the end of the course, participants will have reviewed the entire project management process, and explored the core aspects of integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, and risk. Leadership, communication, and team-building skills for projects will also be discussed.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:.
Establish the structure and plan for a successful project.
Ensure the project scope delivers the expected business value and desired outcome.
Develop and use various mechanisms to communicate project information.
Ensure the project is completed per the agreed-upon quality standards, budget, and schedule.
Schwalbe, Kathy. An Introduction to Project Management, Seventh Edition: Predictive, Agile, and Hybrid Approaches. © 2021, Schwalbe Publishing.
Students may purchase these books from any retailer where they are available, in any format.
Project Management Institute, Inc. Seventh Edition and The Standard for Project Management. Published August 2021.
Access to optional course materials is provided to students enrolled in this course through the online course site.
This 10-week course is designed for project managers professionals who have at least three years of experience managing projects or teams within larger projects. Through course readings and lecture videos, students will review fundamental concepts, learn standard processes and best practices, and explore advanced techniques. Participants will apply this knowledge to various case studies through discussions, individual activities, and group exercises.
Seventh Edition and The Standard for Project Management.Published August 2021.
Agile skills are in high demand in all industries, and experienced project professionals need to pick up agile skills to stay relevant. This is a highly interactive course that leverages real world examples from Scrum, Lean, Kanban and other Agile methods. Participants will work in teams to experience and apply Agile to the course exercises.
As a project manager, it is part of your job to work with a team to achieve a specified outcome. Whether it is an existing team or a cross-functional team put together for this project, working with teams has its advantages and challenges. In Developing People and Teams, students will look at individual development including coaching, mentoring and motivation theory. Team development will be explored through the topics of facilitation and collaboration. Participants will also have the opportunity to assess their personal style of conflict resolution.
The effective project manager possesses deep interpersonal skills and is able to use their skills to lead their project teams to deliver results. This course will help you improve the essential skills needed to be an effective project manager such as communication, relationship-management, conflict resolution, decision-making, and team motivation. Format includes lecture, case studies group activities, discussions and Q A.
The Executive Team is counting on you to commit a project completion date. Mistakes will be costly due to penalties if there is any delay. Your project team is counting on you to guide their effort so the critical tasks are identified and prioritized. You are buried in a ton of project information arriving to you daily.
From committing to a project completion date based on the organization risk tolerance to creating compelling reports and charts that can drive actions from your organization to address critical issues to keep your project on track, Excel is one of the best and flexible tools available for Project Managers to simplify tasks related to managing information and also to help on daily decision making on many levels.
Students will learn advanced excel skills through this hands-on workshop that will help them to create analytical tools, formulas, charts, graphs and macros that will support them on making critical project management decisions. Real-world experiences from project initiation to project completion will be used so students will leave each day of the training with the ability to apply what they have learned in their workplace.
Leading and managing global teams creates many challenges for project managers. This 4-week course, designed for project leaders and global teams, will address the challenges associated with distributed remote teams and provides innovative solutions to minimize project disruptions. Using lectures, case studies, discussions, and group exercises, you will learn effectively project manage using communication protocols and collaboration tools, data management and governance, decision rights and stakeholder management, and business acumen and judgment.
Accepting change and making improvements is an expectation with any job, but leading measurable, meaningful change can take your improvements to the next level. In collaboration with the School of Professional Studies, the experts at Northwestern Medicine are bringing their 20+ year improvement knowledge to an in-person workshop that focuses on the knowledge and applications of proven methodologies and techniques for leading change in achieve measurable project success in rapidly changing environments.
During this two-day workshop, the team will walk you through their improvement model that includes the 5-step improvement methodology (DMAIC), change management, and project leadership approaches. Using hands-on activities and case studies, you will gain the process improvement skills that can be directly applied to your work and result in measurable, data-driven, root-cause solutions to impact your organization.
Associate different change management methods and utilize key change management concepts and plans for project work.
Navigate complexities in project work through project leadership techniques.
Successful completion of this learning activity requires attendance for entirety of the program.
You are the project manager for a multi-million dollar project, and there can be no mistakes. Your Executive Team is depending on you to manage successfully!
Through this course, students will gain an in-depth understanding of types of risks that threaten projects and the use of various techniques for assessing and managing risk and approaches to reduce project risk. Particular emphasis is placed on areas of risk identification, analysis, response planning and monitoring and control. Use of case studies will help illustrate how risk management is used successfully and will allow the students to develop practical skills for use in the workplace.
The effective project manager is able to create an effective set of project plans that communicate the work, assignments, decision-making flows, and risks to the project sponsor, stakeholders, and team members. These plans must be at the level appropriate to manage the risk of the project, and at the same time be understandable by the project team, and easy-to-maintain as the project progresses. During this three-day workshop, designed for project managers, you will complete a comprehensive set of project plans, learning and applying practical techniques. Using hands-on activities, case studies, and your own projects, you will improve your capabilities completing the project charter, the project participation matrix, communication plan, and risk management plan.
The effective project manager is able to create project plans that clearly communicate the work, assignments, decision-making flows, and risks to the project sponsor, stakeholders, and team members. These plans must be at the level appropriate to manage the risk of the project, be usable by the project team, and be easy to maintain throughout the project. During this 5-week course, you will complete a comprehensive set of project plans, learning and applying practical techniques. Using hands-on activities with case studies and or your own projects, you will improve your planning capabilities.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:.
Define the planning principles and how they can be reflected in project plans.
Complete project planning deliverables, given inputs, templates, and examples.
Course materials will be provided via the online course site. Some course materials require a Northwestern student email address to access.
This course will provide leaders and coaches insights into support Agile teams. Participants will learn the mindset, culture, values, and principles that make Agile techniques work. They will also learn some of the key differences between traditional and Agile approaches. Finally, participants will learn and practice the key leadership and coaching skills needed to provide an environment for Agile teams to thrive.
This course uses experiential learning meaning that students will learn new skills and practice them in the course. Students will use exercises and case studies to gain hands-on experience with various Agile techniques and leadership tools.
As Agile methods and tools continue to grow in popularity, people are interested in leverage Agile to improve their projects. Contrary to what some people think, planning in Agile projects is rigorous and disciplined than it is in traditional projects. The purpose of this course is to provide project managers, Scrum Masters, product owners, functional managers and Agile team members with an in-depth understanding of plan for Agile projects.
Agile estimating and planning helps to get a project off on solid footing. Working together in teams, participants will select a product to use for their case study and will apply the planning and estimation techniques for the course on that product.
Planning for Agile projects starts with the big picture of product roadmaps and release plans, and drills down into the work that an Agile team will do within an iteration. Participants will learn plan for iterative and incremental solution development, and address change in a plan.
The course also looks at the two types of estimates used on Agile projects, relative estimates in story points and absolute estimates in ideal days. Participants will learn when to use each of these, and include the entire team for accurate estimates that team members will support.
Please note: This course will be helpful to those who are familiar with estimating and planning traditional projects or who have an agile background but want additional detail on effectively plan agile projects. This course is not recommended as an elective for those in the Essentials of Project Management track.
The use of Agile frameworks and approaches are quickly becoming the new norm. In fact, a 2015 Hewlett Packard survey showed that Agile has become the primary approach for technology projects.
The purpose of this course is to provide managers, project managers, agile practitioners and other leaders a broad understanding of popular agile methods, how Agile relates to culture, how organizational change succeeds, and support an organization undertaking a transformation from traditional development to agile development.
Whether you are an agile novice or experienced agile practitioner, this course will provide you with a basic understanding of what an Agile Transformation means, assess the cultural fit for Agile, and success patterns that other organizations have used to introduce and sustain Agile. Participants will learn the 8-stage model of leading change based on the work of John P. Participants will use instruments to assess the culture of their own organization, to determine the receptiveness for Agile, and to assess the risk and readiness for an Agile initiative. Finally, participants will develop their own custom transformation roadmap based on patterns that others have found useful.
Please note: This is an advanced class which is best suited for those who have some previous training or experience with Agile frameworks. It is not recommended as an elective for students in the Essentials of Project Management track.
The Managing Product Backlogs course is designed for individuals who work closely with agile teams and have the responsibility to manage or update product backlogs. The two-week course provides an in-depth understanding and hands-on practice with establishing, prioritizing and refining backlogs to optimize the delivery of business value.
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This online certificate is designed for professionals who want to prepare for Project Management Institute (PMI®) certification and be effective team leaders. Courses focus on a variety of topics including project risk management, team leadership, and schedule, cost, and budget control, covering core competencies recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI®).
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Students with PMI® certifications can earn up to 45 PDUs per course. PSPM and PSLP courses are eligible.
Agile Project Management is now a requirement for the PMP certification and is a program requirement for the UVA certificate, as of Summer 2019. It is recommended that students in the current program plan take this course to adequately prepare for the PMP exam.
Introduces students to the various aspects of the project life cycle and project management. Explores best practices and the application of these best practices for project success.
PSPM 5200 Project Schedule, Cost Budget Control.
Concentrates on the variety of scheduling techniques (Gantt Chart, Critical Path Method, and Program Evaluation Review Technique) that can be used to guide and monitor project performance. Activities that are critical in preparing a realistic schedule are explored, discussed, and practiced. Students are then introduced to a variety of budgeting, cost estimating, and cost control techniques.
Introduces students to various concepts and techniques that can be used to effectively manage project risks including cost, schedule, technical, quality, managerial, and organizational.
PSPM 5230 Project Management: Leadership Managing the Project Team.
Analyzes the difference between leadership and management in the project management environment. Evaluates the role of the project manager as team leader, and reviews the application of various leadership and management techniques to project management.
PSPM 5290 Principles Practices of Agile Project Management.
Introduces Agile Project Management as an iterative and incremental method of managing the project design and build activities for engineering, information technology, and new product or service development projects in a highly flexible and interactive manner. Provides thorough exposure to agile and lean methods, and explores differences between these methods and traditional techniques.
Prepares today leaders for success in communication skills with diverse audiences, as well as effective team building and management. Communication topics address technical and non-technical audiences using presentations, interpersonal skills, and writing skills. Team development instruction focuses on managing teams, identifying and understanding the leadership role, the importance of shared leadership, and team decision making.
PSPM 5240 Introduction to Purchasing for Project Managers.
Project Management is not eligible for financial aid.
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88 universities offer the Master's program in Project Management.
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Successful graduates will be prepared to move forward in a wide variety of project management related careers, and will have gained excellent preparation for PMP® Certification from the Project Management Institute.
Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Project Management will be able to demonstrate:.
Proficiency in developing a project management life cycle.
Proficiency in all basic project management tools and techniques, with an emphasis in communications, risk analysis, cost estimation and budgeting, and quality control.
Knowledge of tools for project scheduling, templates for project management and communication, and techniques to measure cost variance, schedule variance, and earned value.
Boston University certificate programs comprise just four courses (16 credits) and provide essential skills and capabilities in high-growth industry areas. Certificate programs also provide a pathway to Metropolitan College management degree programs.
Develop the ability to manage project resources by learning the tools and techniques needed to monitor and track complex projects and schedules.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Edition.
Between 2010 and 2020, 15.7 million new project management roles will be created globally across seven project-intensive industries. Along with job growth, there will be a significant increase in the economic footprint of the profession the project management profession is slated to grow by USD $6.61 trillion.
Double-digit growth ( than 12 percent) in demand for project management professionals is expected between 2010 and 2020, resulting in almost 6.2 million jobs in 2020.
Project Management Institute Project Management Talent Gap Report.
These rates are substantially lower than those of the traditional, full-time residential programs yet provide access to the same high-quality BU education.
Comprehensive financial assistance services are available at MET, including scholarships, graduate loans, and payment plans. There is no cost to apply for financial assistance, and you may qualify for a student loan regardless of your income.
Students with PMI® certifications can earn up to 45 PDUs per course.
Students interested in further study may transfer credits earned for the Graduate Certificate in Project Management toward degree requirements for the Boston University Master of Science in Project Management, or another of our PMI® accredited programs.
The course explores modern project management by providing an enterprise level, experiential view of the discipline focused on connecting projects to the organization mission, vision, and values. The theme of the course is applying key project management tools and techniques, through case-based group work, which will help students identify, analyze, and develop practical proposals to real-world issues. Groups select, plan, report, and then present on their project scope, schedule, cost, risk, quality, and communications elements using tools such as the WBS, network diagram, PERT estimate, Gantt chart (including the use of MS Project), risk register, and heat map. Students also gain familiarity with important new concepts in project management: Agile frameworks, actionable sustainability thinking, and Benefits Realization Management, all of which will be important for their success not only in other graduate courses, but as they lead projects for their organizations so as to provide lasting, triple-bottom-line value. Guide from the Project Management Institute. [4 credits].
This course examines the increasing importance of leadership and communications in projects. Since project outcomes and the delivery of value are accomplished through teams of people, the course aims to improve the capability of a project manager to become a project leader and to excel at motivating and inspiring their teams. Students begin by gaining a better understanding of their own social, leadership, and communications styles. Self-awareness is key to the course. We investigate motivation, conflict management, negotiation skills, and the Agile principles of stewardship and servant leadership. Grounded in the use of tools, the course will provide students with templates to enhance team collaboration and communication. The course also addresses contemporary issues in PM, including resolving ambiguity and complexity, the use of improvised working styles, sustainable PM, and issues around power and politics within the project. [4 credits].
And two additional courses chosen from the following:.
Prere MET PM100 This course introduces students to macro and micro approaches to project cost estimation. Case studies of both pre-project and in process estimating examine some of the common perils of human irrationality associated with project estimation to help develop sensible, achievable project outcomes. Students learn manage both project cost and schedule objectives throughout their projects using the Earned Value and Earned Schedule Measurement Systems. Students then study risk management through an examination of both individual and overall project risk and apply their learnings using advanced risk management software in an actual case study. Students also study project quality management, procurement contract management, and project ethics and professional conduct using case study scenarios. [4 credits].
Prereq PM 100, PM200 The course focuses on the relationship among portfolios, programs, and projects, and the important strategic objectives of each endeavor. The course is designed to assist students in developing a program management framework, policy, and organizational structure. Students will develop skills and techniques for chartering constituent projects, directing and managing program execution, and managing the program team and stakeholders. The global legal, economic, cultural, and political environments in which projects operate will be contrasted, and mechanisms for resolving conflicts will be addressed. [4 credits].
Prere MET AD642 This is a comprehensive course on project and program monitoring, evaluation, and governance. Students will also understand enterprise wide-project interdependencies and determine the optimal pacing for a program to enable appropriate planning, scheduling, executing, monitoring, and controlling of the projects within a program in the future. It covers governance and evaluation methods that will be useful at various levels of large projects, including government and nonprofit organizations. This course will help project and program managers, analysts, consultants, educators, and managers in government, nonprofit, and private institutions to assess program results and identify ways to improve program performance. Other topics include: evaluation for small nonprofit organizations assessing and improving planning, implementation and effectiveness governance methodology and models using evaluation tools and applications to assess factors linking projects under one program and provide the best allotment of resources between those projects monitor complex, multi-project programs, and drill into current project details enable collaboration and stakeholder alignment throughout a project life-cycle. Other topics include: creating a transparent and accountable organization with well-defined roles and one that is based on transparency, resource allocation and decision making and enterprise project management. [4 credits].
Prere MET PM100 The course provides an understanding of how new Agile principles and practices are changing the landscape of project management. The course is designed to give project managers fresh new insight into successfully blend Agile and traditional project management principles and practices in the right proportions to fit any business and project situation. The course provides a deep understanding of Agile project management principles and practices in order to see them as complementary rather than competitive to traditional project management. Topics include: Agile fundamentals, principles, and practices roots of Agile in TQM and Lean Manufacturing adapting an Agile approach to fit a business environment planning and managing an enterprise level Agile transformation scaling agile to an enterprise level using enterprise-level Agile frameworks and Agile Project Management tools. [4 credits].
Or any approved IT Project Management course from the Metropolitan College Computer Science.
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Northeastern University online Graduate Certificate in Agile Project Management empowers students to explore agile principles and practices and remain up to date on current trends in the agile framework.
The increasingly important role of agile practitioners and managers is becoming clear as agile business development processes are being adopted by major companies because of their high degree of success in achieving improved time to market, reducing costs, and increasing overall customer satisfaction.
Through courses you take online, the curriculum will give you the opportunity to:.
Develop a strong framework and understanding of the role of agile management.
Develop an understanding of the agile management processes and methodologies.
Develop an understanding of how the agile approach to managing projects can deliver value to the organization.
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A graduate certificate can boost your earnings by an average of 25% (Washington Post, 2012).
Certificates are the fastest-growing form of postsecondary credentials in the United States (Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012).
Northeastern signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace. This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.
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Our students typically are project managers in the early stages of their careers who want to perfect their skills and are considering or planning to take the PMP exam, but any professional can benefit if efficient and effective project management is among their responsibilities.
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Directed study of the PMBOK® Guide (A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Sixth Edition).
The online format enables you to do your work where and when you want, but there are assignments and quizzes that must be completed by weekly deadlines. Students typically spend five to seven hours on coursework each week.
All course materials, except the text book, are presented in Brightspace. Students are responsible for purchasing their own PMBOK® Guide.
The online Project Management Essentials course prepares students to advance their project management careers by putting knowledge and skills into practice.
Project scope and procurement management tools, techniques, and processes.
Project cost and risk management tools, techniques, and processes.
Project stakeholder, communications, and human resource management tools, techniques, and processes.
Project quality management and change control tools, techniques, and processes.
Tools, techniques and processes to manage project performance.
Tools, techniques and processes to close a project or phase.
A certificate of achievement from Purdue University, however, is awarded to students who successfully complete Project Management Essentials.
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Project managers are consistently in high demand. Our 15-credit Project Management Certificate is interdisciplinary and designed to help you explore the foundations of organization, leadership, methodologies, and the communication techniques of project management.
Successful completion of the program satisfies the project management education training requirement for the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exams.
The five online courses required for this certificate are offered in 8-week sessions with a required 90-minute weekly synchronous online component.
Define traditional and emerging project management trends and methods.
Apply project management concepts to successfully launch and complete a project.
Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts connected to globalization as it relates to the project management of large scale team-based projects.
By 2027, employers will need an anticipated 87.7 million individuals to work in project management-oriented roles.
Employers will need to fill nearly 2.2 million new project-oriented roles each year through 2027.
PPM 301 Foundations of Project Management (3 credits).
PPM 310 Project Organization and Leadership (3 credits).
PPM 325 Project Communications and Stakeholder Management (3 credits).
In the last dozen years, project management has become an established management discipline. Used extensively in every sector of the economy, including all branches of government, industry, and non-profit organizations, project management, as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI), is the application of knowledge, skills, and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently. The Graduate Certificate in Project Management prepares students with the diverse proficiencies and skills required to succeed in a project-based environment.
In addition to core courses, a wide variety of elective choices allows you to customize this graduate certificate to your career and ambitions.
Students pursuing this graduate program online receive the same materials, instruction, and graduate certificate as their on-campus peers. This graduate certificate will lead into WPI MS in Construction Project Managment Online.
Curriculum combines courses in civil engineering, management science, business and economics, and system dynamics.
Highly customizable plans of study enable students to explore a wide range of topics including sustainable construction practices, fire protection, chain management, building information modeling, and systems thinking.
WPI also offers an Online MS in Construction Project Management.
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Professional exposure to design and construction activities is highly desired. Additional requirements for international applicants as imposed by the civil and environmental engineering apply. Work history will be considered if you include a resume in your application.
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Develop Real-World Skills for Success in Project Management.
Project management is becoming increasingly important to the modern business enterprise as an engine of change. Rapid innovation and adaptation have become increasingly vital to achieving success in the marketplace, and project management concepts and frameworks are a source of sustainable competitive advantage. Professionals who take these courses acquire concrete skills and an understanding of project management processes that can immediately be applied to their work. Students will need to take the exams through the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Online Format: The online project management certificate is comprised of four three-week courses with one-week breaks between.
Estimated Time Commitment: Each course requires approximately 3 to 5 hours each week, including one weekly synchronous online session.
In-Residence Format: The in-residence certificate is offered on the Bloomington, Indiana campus over 5 days of in-person learning and interaction.
Flexible Pricing: Online certificate program cost is $3,200. In-residence program cost is $3,995 and includes a fifth course plus most meals and refreshments.
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Those who complete the four courses will understand project portfolio management, organizational structures, portfolio planning, and project alignment, along with topics that contribute to effective project management like structured thinking, business and technology architecture, organizational change management, estimation, risk management, and communications.
You have additional management or oversight responsibilities regarding change initiatives.
You feel this program will add key elements to your skill set.
You are interested in earning project management professional or agile certifications (course materials may be helpful).
Can identify the core principles of a modern project management approach that integrates people with technology solutions.
Understand how projects fit into the strategy realization efforts and overall structure of an enterprise.
Can explain at least two Project Management Institute (PMI) frameworks as well as an industry standard framework for the Agile framework (Scrum).
Apply basic project management methods for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing a project.
Professionals who choose the in-residence or online project management certificate program will be prepared for project management success with the right mindset and methods and the ability to apply this to their own projects.
Those who complete the four courses will understand project portfolio management, organizational structures, portfolio planning, project alignment, and along with topics related to effective project management like structured thinking, business and technology architecture, organizational change management, estimation, risk management, and communications.
Can explain at least two Project Management Institute frameworks as well as an industry-standard use for the agile framework (scrum).
Course 1: The Origin and Role of Projects in the Enterprise.
Gain a broader context for defining project value and visibility to related initiatives.
Learn ensure that your project reflects existing enterprise standards and support capabilities.
Learn the critical elements that will enable you to anticipate project impacts, understand project needs, and set expectations, positioning your project for success.
Understand deploy the appropriate product management approach.
Know the basics of a predictive waterfall project methodology to effectively plan, execute, control, and close a project.
Learn the basics of an adaptive agile methodology to manage and close a project using the adaptive approach.
Understand methods to assess and engage project stakeholders and manage stakeholder journeys to ensure ongoing support and end-user acceptance of changes.
Learn techniques for making a project flow smoothly and prepare for project pitfalls, building your credibility as a leader.
Build awareness of industry developments in methods and tools that may impact the future of project management, keeping you current with leading practices.
The course helped me understand the process and vocabulary of project management. They gave great lessons of be a successful project manager.
By completing the Kelley Project Management Certificate, participants are not only mastering an industry-recognized body of knowledge, they are applying those skills to real-world problems and working together with a like-minded cohort of professionals. The focus as participants work through the program is application. is the central activity of all the elements of this certificate.
He currently holds active academic appointments in the United States, Germany, China, and South Korea.
He has trained hundreds of business professionals in areas including project management, process improvement, Lean Six Sigma, value analysis engineering, base rationalization, total cost of ownership, inventory management, and effective contract management.
Russ Clark is a lecturer in the Operations and Decision Technologies at the Kelley School of Business.
In addition, he often consults and provides training in the areas of strategy and planning, program and project leadership, agile project management, operational improvement, and organizational transformation.
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