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Project Management Certificate

Project Management has become a necessity for doing business! As resources become increasingly scarce, the need to closely manage and control cost, human resources, schedule and quality become a necessity. As the demand for better, faster, less expensive quality products continues to increase, so does the demand for knowledgeable, competent, trained Project Managers. Five courses are required to earn the certificate of completion; these 5 courses are also designed to prepare you to pass the exams to earn the Project Management Institute (PMI) designation as a Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).

Instructor: Rich Maltzman, PMP, Cleland Award-winning co-author of the book Green Project Management (© 2010 CRC Press). Rich has extensive international experience as an engineer, PM, and PMO leader, and has been training project managers for over 20 years.

Project Management Essentials

An overview of essential knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques required for successful project management, the “science” of PM – including project planning, development, implementation and management, with attention to time, cost, scope, quality, human resources, risk, contracts/procurement, responsibility assignment, team building, negotiating, communicating, and problem solving.

Please purchase and bring your textbook to the first class: Gary Nelson’s “Gazza’s Guide to Practical Project Management – Tips and Advice on Surviving the Project Management Journey”, ISBN# 10 1478345047/Discount code info: 30% discount code for the paperback book is NYBBDGP9.  Use the code on the following site to order (code does not work on Amazon): http://www.createspace.com/3864297

Course Information

Dates/Time: Wednesday, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, 6 sessions, 10/1 to 10/29   Please note: The class start date has been changed!

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $349

CRN: 644 Course Number: MGMT1010 Section: RWA

Communication and Human Resource Management

Explore and practice good communication, team building, leadership, decision-making, conflict management, and resolution skills critical to project management success (because you need to work through others), and learn how to powerfully communicate project information!  The focus here is on the “soft” skills, which are often “hard” to master.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Wednesday, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, 6 weeks, 11/5 to 12/17 (no class 11/26)

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $349

CRN: 645 Course Number: MGMT1011 Section: RWA

Upcoming Courses:

Project Quality Management – Offered again Spring 2015

Managing Project Contracts and Costs – Offered again Spring 2015

Managing Project Risks – Offered again Spring 2015

PMP®/CAPM® Certification Exam Prep

Designed for the individual with background and experience in Project Management who is now ready to prepare for the exam, this workshop walks you through a project from initiation to closing, reviewing all the processes in the 5th edition PMBOK® (Project Management Body of Knowledge) and how they interact with each other.  You will be provided with tools, techniques and practice questions that you might encounter on the exam plus study and test taking strategies so that you’ll feel more confident and maximize your potential to pass the certification exam on the first attempt.  Note that this does provide the 35 hours of training needed for your exam application.  Extensive study materials and 400+ sample questions included; the PMBOK is highly recommended but not provided.

Instructor: Linda F. Desmond, PMP, Project Manager for IT and international projects for 25+ years, former president of the Mass Bay Chapter of PMI plus 12+ years experience providing PMP prep courses.

Course One Information

Dates/Time: Monday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., 10 wks, 9/22 to 12/1 (no class 10/13)

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $875 fee + $125 materials fee

CRN: 624 Course Number: MGMT1033 Section: RWE

Course Two Information

Dates/Time: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 1 week (5 days), 10/27 to 10/31

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $875 fee + $125 materials fee

CRN: 625 Course Number: MGMT1033 Section: RWF


Additional Information

It is strongly recommended that all Project Management students have a copy of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, 5th edition, ISBN 978-1935589679.  The Project Management Institute (PMI) offers a discounted rate to members.