Project Management Certificate Program

The five-week Project Management Certificate program will be offered this fall 2020 online.

Date: Wednesday evenings: October 7, 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 2020
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Registration Fee: $1500 (includes instruction, course binder, and the "Just Enough Project Management" book)

Space is limited.

REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN ON THIS WEB PAGE, FRIDAY, JULY 10.

Description

This program will provide the attendee a solid understanding of the fundamental building blocks of project management, and an introduction of best practices that can be used in all endeavors by people across all industries and organizations. Participants learn, from experienced project managers, the concepts, terms, tools, and techniques needed to communicate about, organize, monitor, and successfully complete projects.

Additionally, we utilize your own projects for the “hands-on” exercises during the class to reinforce learning in a fun, interactive environment. Projects selected for small-group exercises will receive a kick-start to the creation of key real-world deliverables, as well as tools to plan and manage them effectively.

This program serves as the foundation on which all other project management development builds. It will provide 15 hours of educational credit from the Project Management Institute (PMI)® for those seeking their Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification or 15 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for those already certified.

Objectives:

  • Utilize common project management vocabulary and processes that are shared across different industries
  • Apply basic project management principles within your work environment
  • Describe the importance and value of project management, best practices and related benefits for successful projects
  • Select the appropriate project management tools and techniques to deliver results on time, in budget, and with value
  • Obtain the “hands-on” application of project management using basic tools, templates and techniques
  • Articulate the relationship between project management and organizational change management
  • Gain awareness of current and future trends for project management practices

Outline:

Module 1: Introduction & Project Management Framework

Module 2: Project Initiating & Planning

Module 3: Project Planning (continued)

Module 4: Project Executing, Monitoring & Controlling

Module 5: Project Closing, Trends in Project Management and Bringing It All Together

Who Should Participate?

Beginning project managers, project coordinators, “accidental” project managers and other team members who need to understand basic project management terminology and processes.

Experienced project managers who would like to refresh their skills.

Project Management Professionals (PMP)® who want to update their knowledge and gain additional 15 educational hours of Professional Development Units (PDUs) for those already certified or to renewal.

Anyone who needs to perform project management in their current job or would like to investigate project management as a career.

Instructor:

Bert Walther, PMP®, has had the privilege of working with many highly qualified people in the Central Kentucky business community. With their help he has gained over 20 years of technology and operations experience, including 10 years of experience in higher education IT management, and over 10 years of project management expertise. In his various roles and responsibilities, he has fostered organizational development through effective program and personnel management, and worked hard to deliver project and initiatives as designed and anticipated.