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, 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: 9781932159486.
Dates/Time: W, 6-9pm, 6 wks, 1/22-2/26
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.
Dates/Time: W, 6-9pm, 6 wks, 3/12-4/16
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
Dates/Time: W, 6-9pm, 6 wks, 4/30-6/4
CRN: 131 Course Number: MGMT1025 Section: RWA
Project Management Essentials - Fall 2014
Communication & Human Resource Management - Fall 2014
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.
Dates/Time: M, 6-9:30pm, 10 wks, 3/10-5/19 (no class 4/21)
Cost: $795 fee + $125 materials fee
CRN: 163 Course Number: MGMT1033 Section: RWA
Dates/Time: M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm, 1 wk (5 days), 3/31-4/4
Cost: $795 fee + $125 materials fee
CRN: 164 Course Number: MGMT1033 Section: RWB
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# 9781935589679. The Project Management Institute (PMI) offers a discounted rate to members: http://marketplace.pmi.org/Pages/default.aspx?Category=PMBOKBooks