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Certificate in Project Management

Overview

A key factor in the success of any organization in today's competitive business environment is the ability to successfully and consistently deliver results despite increasing customer expectations, limited resources and competing priorities. Based on the project-orientation of most organizational initiatives, the ability to successfully manage projects has therefore emerged as one of the most critical capabilities that an organization must possess to remain successful.

The Certificate in Project Management at UMBC Training Centers provides the aspiring or current project manager with the skills and knowledge required to successfully manage projects within government, business, and non-profit environments. The program combines a comprehensive review of major project management processes and knowledge with hands-on learning activities to ensure participants finish with practical skills which can be applied immediately on the job.

In addition to developing new skills and techniques to be able to successfully manage projects on-time and on-budget, successful candidates will be awarded a Certificate in Project Management from UMBC Training Centers. Completion of this program augments participants' professional credentials for current or future employers.

Outcomes

Upon completion of the workshop, students will be able to:
  • Identify and formulate project tasks
  • Consistently estimate individual task time and cost within a tolerance of 10%
  • Schedule resources for each task
  • Compute total project time and cost
  • Use Earned Value Management (EVM) to identify project status and project future outcomes.
  • Identify project slippage and formulate corrective actions
  • Communicate status to management and other stakeholders
  • Apply common charting techniques such as TASK, Gantt, personnel loading, and PERT
  • Conduct meetings efficiently and achieve results
  • Apply common charting techniques such as, Gantt, Resource Assignment Matrix, and network diagram, to create a project plan
  • Work with stakeholders to correctly formulate the scope of project requirements and the constraints on the project
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Determine areas of project risk, formulate a plan to counter those risks, and use a Risk Register to manage risk during project execution
  • Develop more reliable estimates throughout the project lifecycle
  • Explain the relationship between project planning and effective execution and control
  • Use Earned Value Management (EVM) to identify project status and project future outcomes
  • Identify project slippage and formulate corrective actions
  • Create and use a Stakeholders’ Communication Plan
  • Increase personal effectiveness by addressing the critical elements of communication.
  • Build openness, trust and respect among team members to improve interpersonal processes and foster interaction.
  • Exercise greater influence by applying the most appropriate influence strategies and addressing conflict constructively.
  • Use network analysis to make schedule and resource decisions
  • Plan and conduct a kick-off meeting
All content delivered in the Certificate in Project Management is aligned with the Project Management Institute's (PMI)® Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). *The PMBOK® Guide is not included in the cost of tuition nor is it necessary for students to have this text to participate in the program. Participants who successfully complete the Certificate in Project Management and who meet certain experience requirements may be interested in pursuing PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification. This class also satisfies the majority of your FAC-P/PM level 1 requirements (call for more information).

Target Audience

This program is suitable for individuals seeking to enter the field of project management or for current project managers who desire additional education and training on project management skills and techniques.

Professional Development Units (PDU)

Upon completion of the course, students will be awarded 46 Technical PDUs and 10 Leadership PDUs by the Project Management Institute.

PMBOK, PMP, PMI are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.  The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Course Outline

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Session Dates Session Time Location Price Registration
9/24/18 - 11/14/18 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Monday & Wednesday
Columbia $2995.00

Group Training Available

UMBC Training Centers can deliver any of our courses in a group training environment at our facilities or yours. Group training can be an effective and economical method to quickly assure competency and consistency of knowledge and skills within an organization or department.