Project Management Professional Learning Series

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The Gatton College of Business and Economics is offering an in-person project management learning series that has been designed by project managers for project managers, to not only provide a solid foundation in both traditional/prescriptive project management and agile methodologies, but also equip participants with the knowledge, tools, and techniques to pass the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam. 

The Project Management Professional Learning Series will consist of three offerings which together meet the 35 educational hours requirement to sit for the PMP ® exam.

The series will be held every Tuesday evening in-person from 6:00pm - 9:00pm with five (5) sessions for Fundamental Project Management and five (5) sessions for Agile Project Management for a total of ten (10) three-hour sessions for the entire series.**Sign up for both series and receive the PMP ® Exam Prep at no charge.

Fundamental Project Management $1,495.00 July 30 - August 27, 2024
Agile Project Management $1,695.00 September 3 - October 1, 2024
PMP® Exam Prep $550.00 Online
Total $3,740.00 $3,190.00**

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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 want to refresh their skills or learn agile techniques.
  • Project Management Professionals (PMP)® who want to update their knowledge or those seeking to earn the (PMP)® Certification by gaining the educational hours or Professional Development Units (PDUs) required for certification or renewal.
  • Anyone who needs to perform project management (either traditional/predictive or agile) in their current job or would like to investigate project management as a career.


Kellie McDermott, PMP®, DASSM®, has over 12 years of experience providing clients training management, instructional design, and facilitation services. She is a practicing project manager working with many different state and federal agencies and has designed and taught many project management topics over the years. She is certified as a trainer through the Project Management Institute's Train the Trainer Program and is passionate about teaching others about project management best practices.

Cory Camic, PMP®, DASSM®, has over 20 years of experience in the training and consulting industry, with proven ingenuity in team development and management and leveraging solutions-based project management techniques to increase project success. Over his career, Cory has coordinated and executed training projects that have delivered training to thousands of students across various industries throughout the United States. He enjoys working with organizations to implement solutions that bring measurable value to the organization and provide individual benefits to the training participants. Currently, Cory serves as the Communication and Training lead on an E-PMO implementation for the Wisconsin Division of Medicaid Services, which is charged with modernizing all Medicaid Systems in Wisconsin.

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The University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics is offering individuals the opportunity to learn proven strategies and practical, hands-on tools to drive successful project outcomes - on time and within budget.

Explore the dynamic world of project management with our "Fundamentals of Project Management" hybrid course. This unique offering combines the flexibility of self-paced online learning with valuable live, virtual sessions led by experienced trainers. Gain a solid foundation in project management, supported by regular meetings with your trainer for guidance, engaging activities, and answers to your questions.

Virtual Live Sessions

Note: all topics listed are completed before the scheduled live meeting.
Module 1: Course Introduction April 11 7 – 8 pm
Module 2: Project Management Basics and Structure April 18 7 – 8 pm
Module 3: Project Initiation and Planning April 25 7 – 8 pm Optional 8 – 9 pm for those wanting to take the PMP exam
Module 4: Project Planning May 2 7 – 8 pm Optional 8 – 9 pm for those wanting to take the PMP exam
Module 5: Project Execution and Monitoring May 9 7 – 8 pm Optional 8 – 9 pm for those wanting to take the PMP exam
Module 6: Project Closing, Trends in Project Management and Bringing It All Together May 16 7 – 9 pm

Key Highlights

Discover the power of Agile Project Management through our innovative hybrid course, thoughtfully designed to blend the convenience of self-paced online learning with the invaluable insights and support of experienced trainers (live, virtually). In a rapidly changing business world, agility is paramount, and this course equips you with the essential skills required to navigate Agile project management successfully. You will also gain invaluable information to successfully answer agile questions on the PMP exam.

Virtual Live Sessions

Note: all topics listed are completed before the scheduled live meeting.
Module 1: Introduction to Agile Project Management May 23 6 – 7 pm
Module 2: Agile Basics and Life Cycles May 30 7 – 8 pm
Module 3: Project Initiation June 6 7 – 8 pm
Module 4: Developing the Agile Team June 13 7 – 8 pm
Module 5: Planning at Different Levels and Execution June 20 7 – 8 pm
Module 6: Continuous Improvement and Project closeout June 27 7 – 9 pm

Key Highlights

Need a refresher before taking the PMP exam? Need some more hours to qualify to sit for the exam? This is the course for you. This course provides quality information in the form of previously recorded study sessions. These study sessions go over the important information you need to know to pass the exam. Most sessions contain tips and tricks for the exam and end with sample questions that you may encounter on the exam. You can also hear the discussions and questions from the participants. Sessions are broken down into short chunks to make studying a little easier and any references to materials will be included in the Files section of the course. Please take notes, make flashcards, pause the videos to answer questions before hearing the answer - whatever study strategy helps you.

This course will provide 5 hours of educational credit from the Project Management Institute (PMI)® for those seeking their Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification or 5 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for those already certified. Please note that this course alone does not qualify as the entire 35 hours of formal education needed to sit for the PMP exam.

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