Certificate in Project Management

In this course students apply project management and leadership principles to real world scenarios.

Program Overview

Covering the fundamentals of project management and beyond, this course reviews the tactical skills that are needed to successfully deliver projects as well as the leadership skills necessary to lead projects to successful conclusions. Students apply project management and leadership principles to real world scenarios. Particular emphasis is made on successfully managing and leading diverse and virtual project teams.

Who Should Enroll?

  • Adult learners seeking to gain a basic understanding of project management.

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30 hours

Access Time: 13 weeks

Estimated Cost


Ways to Learn



3.0 CEUs


Self-paced Online Course Format

You may begin this course any day. The course is 13 weeks long, self-paced, and a mentor is available via email if you have questions about the course or assignments. The online course has all required material inside the online classroom already, so there are no additional required materials to purchase. Also, as a self-paced course, you may finish the course sooner than the 13 weeks as all assignments and reading are available online anytime you have internet access.

 As a student, you will:

Module 1: Project Management Overview

  • Define a project
  • Understand project roles and responsibilities
  • Describe the difference between projects and ongoing work
  • List the five PMBOK® Guide process groups

Module 2: Leadership in the Project Environment

  • Describe the difference between managing and leading
  • List four steps to effective leadership

Module 3: The Project Vision

  • Create a project vision
  • Create project goals based on the project vision

Module 4: Project Communication Planning and Stakeholder Management

  • Identify and analyze key stakeholders
  • Create a plan to meet communication needs

Module 5: Starting the Project

Define project requirements and scope

Module 6: Project Planning Basics

  • Develop a work breakdown structure and project activity list
  • Build a network diagram to show activity sequence
  • Define resources required
  • Create accountabilities across functions

Module 7: Quality and Procurement in Projects

  • Describe the seven basic quality tools
  • Define appropriate level of quality for project
  • Identify components of a project that require procurement

Module 8: Project Estimating and Risk

  • Develop time and cost estimates
  • Evaluate and plan for risk

Module 9: Developing Project Schedules

  • Generate project budgets and calendar-based schedules

Module 10: Technology Methodologies

  • Describe a technology development life cycle
  • Develop business requirements and scope and quality statements for IT projects

Module 11: Understanding Behavior and Project Team Dynamics

  • Describe the components of the Myers-Briggs type indicator
  • Discover your own and others’ preferred communication style
  • Differentiate motivation theories
  • Identify the phases of a team’s group behavior

Module 12: Leading the Project

  • Define the 5 steps to leading a team
  • Describe how good and bad conflict can affect a project
  • Build skills to lead projects

Module 13: Advanced Techniques for Stakeholder Management

  • Perform advanced stakeholder analysis
  • Identify factors that influence communications on a project

Module 14: Influencing Skills

  • Build skills to lead projects
  • List types of power a project manager may draw on

Module 15: Conflict Management

  • Identify strategies to resolve conflict
  • Gain commitment from team members and other stakeholders

Module 16: Executing, Monitoring, Controlling, and Closing Projects

  • Track and manage project progress
  • Close out the project and conduct a post project review

Module 17: Advanced Executing, Monitoring, Controlling, and Closing Projects

  • Measure project performance and compare to project objectives
  • Communicate project status and take appropriate action
  • Develop a change control process

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