Professional Certificate In Project Management With Old Dominion University
Reed Integration, in partnership with Old Dominion University, presents a certificate program in project management. Each Class has 24 contact hours/2.4 CEU's.
Project management is one of the business world's most in-demand skill sets and is among the fastest growing professional disciplines in North America. It is critical to organizational success and is a key element now required by most government agencies.
The skills developed in this program apply to large or small projects, IT projects, product design and development, construction projects, software development, and every kind of effort with definitive performance, time, and funding targets.
Students who earn the Professional Certificate in Project Management learn to lead improvement initiatives that result in measurable growth in return on investment, sales, customer satisfaction and retention, time-to-market, and employee satisfaction. Skilled Project Managers are better qualified for the higher salary levels that accompany critical project leadership positions. Organizations like AT&T, CISCO, IBM and Northrop Grumman encourage their employees to obtain these important skills and pursue PMP® certification.
This Program Offers:
- Instructors with extensive industry experience.
- Results oriented learning. All training focuses on practical, on-the-job applications.
- Group projects to conclude and demonstrate knowledge.
- Preparation for PMI® PMP® exam.
- Eligibility to apply for graduate credit at Old Dominion University.
- Customized schedule formats for on-site training.
To complete the program, students must complete 5 mandatory courses and one elective:
PJM 101: Fundamentals of Project Management
- Define the basic terminology of project management.
- Identify the project management life cycle.
- Understand the project management knowledge areas.
- Develop a project plan.
- Build an effective WBS and project schedule
- Identify project stakeholders and their information needs.
- Identify, analyze, respond, and manage risks to closure.
- Identify elements influencing project monitoring and control.
- Manage project change through formal change control
PJM 102: Project Monitoring and Control
- Apply earned value (EV) metrics for project monitoring and controlling.
- Select and justify the appropriate EV measurement methods.
- Create a project schedule for tracking EV performance.
- Compute cost and schedule variances
- Establish well-reasoned decisions by analyzing EV.
- Employ several methods for forecasting cost.
- Recognize the advantages and limitations of EV
- Synchronize EV data with scheduling techniques (crashing and fast tracking) to attain the appropriate corrective action.
PJM 103: Leadership and Teambuilding Skills for Project Managers
- Understand and identify key concepts in Management, Leadership, and Team building.
- Conflict management and resolution.
PJM 104: Project and Systems Integration
Participants learn how people, processes, tools, and systems are brought together in harmonious interoperation so as to maximize their efficiency and effectiveness. The methods included are:
- Systems, projects, and management.
- Making tradeoffs among competing objectives / alternatives.
- Integrated change control.
PJM 105: Elective, see options below.
Participants implement skills learned throughout the program courses, and prepare to pass the PMP® Examination. At the end of this course students will be able to:
- Evaluate their strengths and weaknesses in applications of advanced PMBOK®Guide topics and concepts.
- Assess how prepared they are to take and pass the PMP® Examination.
PJM 301: Applying Project Management – Capstone CourseThis course is the capstone course for the Professional Certificate in Project Management. The content of this course is fully compliant with The Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fourth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2008. Learning strategies include:
- Repetition through various instructional methods
- Using different ways of imbibing same knowledge
- Mnemonics, Study aids for instant recall
- In-classroom practice tests and Final Exams
- Information needed to memorize compressed and summarized
- Developing test taking strategies
- Understand where their weaknesses and strengths are in project management knowledge in the way it will be covered by the exam.
- Prepare a personal action plan for taking the PMP® Examination.
- Be fully versed in what the examination requires and be completely comfortable taking the test.
(1 required to complete the Certificate)
PJM 105: Lean Project Management
Participants learn methods to enable dramatic reductions in project cycle time while maintaining effective control over budget, resources, risk, and delivered value.
- Identify opportunities to accelerate projects.
- Create a "continuous-flow" process for project completion.
- Better utilize resources by eliminating waste.
- Recover substantial time due to inefficient project scheduling of projects and resources.
- Be capable of applying lean methods for immediate use.
PJM 106: Advanced Risk Management
Participants learn about the overall project management process including how to:
- Apply advanced project risk management principles.
- Identify project risk categories and events.
- Select an appropriate response for a specific risk event.
Reed Integration is a PMI® Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.)
Reed Integration has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. As a PMI® Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.)., Reed Integration, Inc. has agreed to abide by PMI established quality assurance criteria.
PMP and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Bring any or all of these courses to your company as a customized course, certificate program, executive overview, or implementation workshop.
What Our Students Say
"This course was very beneficial. Each element can be applied to my job. In fact, I have used several tools & techniques from the course already."
"Excellent class! The instructor did a great job, he really knows the material!"
Earn graduate credits!
Those students who complete the Professional Certificate in Project Management can earn 6 graduate credits toward Master of Engineering Management at Old Dominion University (The following courses will be credited: ENMA 604 + one elective) Students who do not have the required math background will need to take MATH 211, MATH 212 and MATH 304 or equivalents to be admitted to the masters programs. Also a course in engineering statistics (ENMA 420/520 or equivalent) is a prerequisite for ODU masters programs. Click on the link below for more details.
Professional Certificate in Project Management. Bring this program in-house for a reduced rate!
Program courses can be delivered on-site at your location with a minimum of 18 students, tailored for your needs, anywhere in the US. Contact Reed for more information.