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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: Project Quality Management: 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, 1/22 to 2/26

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $345

CRN: 110 Course Number: MGMT1023 Section: RWA

Managing Project Contracts & 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.  Also covered: The Earned Value Management (EVM) technique.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Wednesday, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, 6 weeks, 3/12 to 4/16

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $349

CRN: 126 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, 4/30 to 6/4

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $355

CRN: 131 Course Number: MGMT1025 Section: RWA

Upcoming Courses:

Project Management Essentials – Fall 2014

Communication & Human Resource Management – Fall 2014

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 through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, 1 week (5 days), 3/31 to 4/4

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $795 fee + $125 materials fee

CRN: 164 Course Number: MGMT1033 Section: RWB

Course Two Information

Dates/Time: Wednesday, 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm, 10 week, 6/4 to 8/6

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $795 fee + $125 materials fee

CRN: 534 Course Number: MGMT1033 Section: RWD

Course Three Information

Dates/Time: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, 1 week (5 days), 6/16 to 6/20

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $795 fee + $125 materials fee

CRN: 533 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.