Project Management

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Certificate in Project Management with PMP or CAPM Option

This curriculum delivers documented and practical skills to help the student initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control and close projects.  Class materials are based on best practices by the Project Management Institute (PMI), blended with practical real world experiences.  Case studies are used to present project management scenarios for analysis and study in each course.  Practice exams are given in each course to enable the student to calibrate their understanding of the concepts and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).

These classes meet the educational requirement for taking the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) ® certification exams offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI).  The courses also provide a robust foundation for the student’s preparation in becoming eligible to take the PMI Certification Exams for Project Management Professional (PMP) ® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) ®.This education is just one of several requirements needed to be eligible for certification.

Curriculum

The Certificate Program in Project Management consists of six courses, comprising 81 hours of training.  The courses are generally presented in the evening from 6:30-9:30 p.m., one day a week over two semesters.  The curriculum can be presented in an accelerated format of full or half day sessions at corporate sites.  The curriculum can also be tailored to the corporation’s needs and time constraints.

** PMPs can receive PDU’s by taking these courses. **

Learning and Program Objectives

  • Develop and apply the understanding and mind set of the project management discipline.
  • Review and understand worldwide best practices in project management.
  • Understand and apply the principles and processes in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), Fifth Edition and other sources.
  • Understand PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
  • Understand the requirements for the PMI Certification Exams for PMP and CAPM.
  • Provide the contact hours required for PMP and CAPM eligibility.
  • Prepare for the PMP and CAPM Certification Exams.

Certification

You do not need to enroll in the entire certificate program to benefit from these courses.  Upon completion of these six courses, you are awarded the Certificate in Project Management (CPM) by the college.  See “Certificates and Transcripts.”   You may then apply directly to the PMI for details on obtaining their PMP or CAPM certification.

Required Text

For required text book information, go to https://bookstore.ccm.edu/college. Students must obtain the text on their own and have it for the first day of class. 

Visit www.pmi.org for more information.  This is the required text for all classes.  It can be purchased in bookstores or from the PMI, call 1-866-276-4764.

 

Course Descriptions and Schedule

(Courses not offered this semester will be offered the following semester.)

Course CodeCourse TitleCEUs
PMC-109Planning for Project Success1.8
PMC-114Planning Quality in the Project1.2
PMC-101Identifying and Managing Project Risk1.2
PMC-113Managing Project Performance1.5
PMC-111Managing Project Teams1.2
PMC-112Negotiation and Contract Management1.2

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Planning for Project Success

Initiation of a project is a critical step that requires assessment of requirements, objectives, and purpose. An important step is planning the project. Planning is critical in order to deliver a successful project on time and within budget. This class identifies tools and techniques to establish clear project definition, introduce the key components of a project plan, and offer tested practices to ensure effective communications on the project. PMC-109.


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Planning Quality in the Project

Prerequisite: Planning for Project Success. This class teaches the principles and techniques needed to plan for quality, provide assurance that quality standards are being met and monitor both project and deliverables of the project results. Careful planning of quality in projects results in less re-work, greater stakeholder satisfaction, higher productivity and lower costs. It also insures that the project deliverable will be accepted by the customer. PMC-114.


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Identifying and Managing Project Risk

Prerequisite: Planning for Project Success. Assessing project risks is sometimes considered an unnecessary, pessimistic, and time consuming effort which reduces morale in the project. There is nothing farther from the truth. Identifying and managing positive and negative risk is essential to forestall, mitigate, or eliminate negative occurrences to the project. They must be discovered, identified, analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively, monitored, managed, and planned for in order to avoid failure. Project managers receive a proven approach to managing project risk. Creating risk response plans that exhibit a high combination of potential impact and likelihood is paramount to completing a project successfully. Engaging the project team and other resources must also be brought to bear in managing risk. PMC-101.


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Managing Project Performance

Prerequisite: Planning for Project Success. Once the results of the project planning activities are in place, the project manager cannot relax. Now the role shifts to one of directing execution, monitoring and evaluating results and controlling outcomes. This portion of the project is where most of the budget is spent and the deliverables are produced. The project manager must know how to monitor the progress and the pulse of the project, when to apply corrections and how to keep the stakeholders informed of progress. Changes are ever present in projects. The project manager must know how to use the integrated change control process to choose the most advantageous of changes. PMC-113.


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Managing Project Teams

Prerequisite: Planning for Project Success. Project teams are the productive components in a project. It is the project manager's responsibility to ensure the most effective use of these human resources on the project. This class helps you plan for, acquire and develop project staff. It also teaches you to identify obstacles that impede team performance, including conflict. You learn to recognize the primary causes of conflict in projects and how to lead team members through the conflict resolution process. You will also review and discuss the elements of the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. PMC-111.


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Negotiation and Contract Management

Prerequisite: Planning for Project Success. For many people, negotiation is a topic that has a negative connotation. However, negotiation is a skill with which all project managers must be familiar. This class introduces key negotiating skills and develops strategies for dealing with a variety of negotiating situations. A common project activity where negotiation is appropriate is when contracting with external vendors. Utilizing external partners in your projects can supply needed expertise, benefiting the Project and the organization. This class demonstrates a disciplined approach to all project activities required to secure qualified vendors and administer their performance. It also includes the fundamentals of procurement and contract management for the project manager. We discuss the legal and commercial requirements surrounding contracts and how they contribute to the project. PMC-112.