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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 Quality Management

Learn quality management philosophies, leadership, strategic planning and information management, quality measurement plus useful techniques, tools and programs for project quality management and customer satisfaction including Kano analysis, Six Sigma, zero defects, quality circles, ISO certification, and TQM.  Please purchase and bring your textbook to the first class.

Required book: “Project Quality Managment: Why, What and How” by Kenneth Rose, ISBN-10: 1932159487 or ISBN-13: 978-1932159486

Course Information

Dates/Time: Wednesday, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, 6 weeks, 1/20 to 2/24  

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $359

CRN: 141 Course Number: MGMT1023 Section: RWA

Managing Project Contracts and Costs

Since a project needs to procure resources from outside its team, take advantage of this course which helps a project manager understand, estimate, plan, and control costs, and budgets; select the best contract type for a project; and negotiate and manage that contract to benefit the project.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Wednesday, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, 6 weeks, 3/9 to 4/13

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $359

CRN: 142 Course Number: MGMT1024 Section: RWA

Managing Project Risks

This course helps the Project Manager properly identify, analyze, respond to, and monitor project risks.  Covers risk tolerance, risk response plans, plus tools and techniques such as decision trees, risk vs. reward and expected value analyses, influence diagrams, and contingency planning.  Participate in group simulations of a triathlon race, a boat rental company, and a desert trip to illustrate these practices.  Strongly recommended to purchase – “Practical Project Risk Management: The ATOM Methodology” by David Hillson and Peter Simon.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Wednesday, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, 6 weeks, 4/27 to 6/1

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $359

CRN: 143 Course Number: MGMT1025 Section: RWA

Upcoming Courses:

Project Management Essentials – Offered again Fall 2016

Communication and Human Resource Management – Offered again Fall 2016

 PMP®/CAPM® Certification Exam Prep

Feel more confident and maximize the probability that you will pass the exam the first time by taking this practical course combining tools, techniqeus, practice questions and test taking strategies, and reviews critical concepts while stepping through a project from initiation to close.  Includes extensive study materials with 500+ sample questions; satisfies the exam application training requirement.  PMBOK highly recommended but not included.  Not eligible for tuition waiver.

Instructor: Linda F. Desmond, PMP, with extensive project management and teaching experience and former president of the Mass Bay  Chapter of PMI

Courses: Select One

Course  One

Dates/Time: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 1 week (5 days), 2/22 to 2/26

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $870 fee + $125 materials fee

CRN: 145 Course Number: MGMT1033 Section: RWB

Course  Two

Dates/Time: Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., 10 weeks, 3/16 to 5/18

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $870 fee + $125 materials fee

CRN: 144 Course Number: MGMT1033 Section: RWA

Course  Three

Dates/Time: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 1 week (5 days), 4/25 to 4/29

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $870 fee + $125 materials fee

CRN: 146 Course Number: MGMT1033 Section: RWC


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.