Projects are temporary undertakings designed to produce a service, product, or particular result. Projects can vary from home improvement to a company’s new product roll-out. No matter the focus or specialization, there always needs to be a project manager. A project manager provides guidance, organization, motivation, and control to ensure that forward progress is made. The Project Management Certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage projects. Students will learn how to identify and work with various stakeholders and understand project phases and lifecycles. They will learn how to plan, develop, monitor, and close a project while implementing a quality control process to ensure a high quality deliverable.
In order to be an effective project manager, students will need to learn how to manage the scope of a project; how to complete projects on time and within budget; and how to consider and manage risks.
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Upon completion of this certificate program, students are expected to able to:
- Plan the scope of a project
- Manage time, scope, and cost constraints
- Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
- Develop a project management plan
- Monitor & control project work
- Develop a project schedule
- Develop a project budget
- Perform quality assurance & quality control
- Communicate with project stakeholders
- Plan and conduct project procurements
- Identify, analyze, and strategize responses for project risks
- Manage project resources and develop project teams
Completion: Students must successfully complete 18 semester credit hours to earn a Project Management Certificate.
Project Management Certificate Program – Topics Include:
Project Life Cycle
Project Management Book of Knowledge
Project Integration Management
The Project Management Plan
Project Scope Management
Work Breakdown Structure
Project Time Management
Project Quality Planning