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Project Management Certificate Programs

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Acquire the skills necessary for mastering the project life cycle and managing projects of all sizes. Built on the core standards from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), our curriculum empowers you with the skills necessary to tackle the challenges facing your projects. Whether you are currently a project manager, a manager of project managers, or have the desire to become one, the essential tools are available through this certificate program.

Beginning with an overview of project management best practices and a standardized framework of project management knowledge, the program explains how projects and project lifecycles fit within the goals, structure and culture of an organization. You will learn critical project management skills such as:

  • How to initiate a project using a project charter
  • How to manage stakeholder expectations to ensure stakeholder satisfaction
  • How to develop a project scope statement and decompose a project to build a work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • How to assess project risks based on probability and impact

Overview

Acquire the skills necessary for mastering the project life cycle and managing projects of all sizes. Built on the core standards from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), our curriculum empowers you with the skills necessary to tackle the challenges facing your projects. Whether you are currently a project manager, a manager of project managers, or have the desire to become one, the essential tools are available through this certificate program.

Beginning with an overview of project management best practices and a standardized framework of project management knowledge, the program explains how projects and project lifecycles fit within the goals, structure and culture of an organization.

The certificate program moves on to project initiation, where, as part of a case study, participants produce a project charter and a stakeholder register. Using key outputs from initiation and other inputs, participants work in teams to produce a work breakdown structure (WBS) that defines what the project deliverables will include. The WBS then becomes a key input to develop a project schedule. Continuing with project planning, participants develop a time-phased budget and gain practice with various cost estimating techniques. As part of procurement management, participants learn about the various contract types used in procurement. They practice quality management techniques by learning how to develop and utilize quality metrics. Coverage of the planning processes concludes with risk planning, where participants develop a risk register and risk response plans.

The focus of the program then moves from planning to monitoring and control from a variety of perspectives, including scope, time, cost, communications, and risk.

During the 5 days, the certificate program covers aspects of all ten Project Management Knowledge Areas and provides specific coverage of the 47 PMBOK® Guide processes.

What You Will Learn

  • How projects assist an organization in achieving its goals
  • The factors leading to successful project outcomes
  • How to initiate a project using a project charter
  • How to identify and analyze project stakeholders
  • Ways to determine stakeholder information needs and project communication requirements
  • The key responsibilities of the project manager during project execution
  • How to manage stakeholder expectations to ensure stakeholder satisfaction
  • How to create a responsibility assignment matrix
  • How to develop a project scope statement and decompose a project to build a work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • How to decompose WBS work packages into activities and construct a project schedule network diagram
  • How to estimate durations for project activities
  • How to perform project schedule calculations and identify the critical path
  • Analogous, parametric, bottom-up, and three-point cost estimating techniques
  • How to prepare a time-phased cost budget
  • Key steps to selecting a type of contract
  • The value of a quality metric and how it will be measured to achieve a quality goal for a product or process
  • How to create a cause-and-effect diagram and use it to perform a root cause analysis
  • How project status information supports project monitoring and control
  • How to assess project risks based on probability and impact
  • How to develop appropriate risk response strategies to address positive and negative risks
  • How to analyze work performance data, using the earned value management (EVM) technique
  • The necessary steps in a change control procedure in order to ensure that only authorized changes are made to project baselines

Who Should Attend

The Project Management Certificate Program is designed for:

  • Project team members, project managers and managers of project managers who are looking to establish a solid command of project management concepts and techniques
  • Experienced project managers who are looking to formalize their project management knowledge and sharpen their current skill sets
  • Individuals interested in entering the field of project management

Prerequisites

Individuals taking this certificate program should have at least two years experience participating in project teams.

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  • Virtual Instructor-led
  • 40 hour(s) Duration | 40 PDUs | 4 CEUs Credits
  • No virtual programs are scheduled at this time.

CEG/Duke University Management Training Project Management Certificate Program

Duke University Management TrainingBuilding Professional Credibility
You can also earn this certificate through CEG's alliance with Duke University to build professional credibility with quality training backed by a renowned higher-education institution. Participants who opt for the CEG/Duke University Management Training Project Management Certificate Program are required to pass an exam at the end of the course to earn a co-branded certificate of completion* jointly issued from CEG and Duke University.