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About the course
Lead Complex Projects With Confidence and Skill
There has never been a better time to be a professional project manager. Industries such as aerospace, construction, manufacturing and technology rely heavily on well-trained project managers to ensure that work gets done on time and on budget. The demand for these skills in many companies and organizations continues to grow at a rapid pace.
In this certificate program, we’ll equip you with the tools you need to guide sophisticated projects involving cross-functional teams. Our comprehensive curriculum covers Predictive and Agile methodologies and aligns with the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam. Master the major competencies that employers are looking for in today’s project managers.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- How to define project scope, choose an approach, and develop a project schedule and budget using both Predictive and Agile methodologies
- How to link project delivery to organizational strategy
- Tactical leadership, presentation and communication skills, stakeholder management practices and team-building capabilities
- Risk definition, risk management processes and change management procedures
Enjoy the flexibility of learning at your own pace, with instructor support along the way. Courses are 100 percent online, with no class meetings or fixed deadlines — so you can start anytime. You have up to four months to complete each course and up to two years to complete the program.
Start and finish your program with the same group of students, with frequent opportunities to interact with your instructors and classmates along the way. Courses are 100 percent online, with set due dates for assignments but no class meetings.
Attend classes part time at one of our convenient locations in the Puget Sound region. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum.
Step up the pace and complete your program more quickly with our accelerated format. With this option, you’ll move through the program’s full curriculum in a condensed time frame.
Who should attend
Professional project managers and others who want formal training in project management.
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Bill Budo is a business technology executive with broad experience developing strategies and delivering programs that advance business operations, reduce cost and achieve competitive advantage by leveraging information technology. He is currently the director of strategic programs at Premera Blue...
Shannon Coursey is a senior program manager at PACCAR Technical Center. A business professional with more than 15 years of experience in program management, project management and process improvement, she has worked in a variety of industries, including legal, retail, manufacturing, health care, ...
A certified Project Management Professional with over twenty years of experience in both traditional and Agile methodologies. I specialize in the development of high performance teams, problem solving, process improvement, and intervention and reclamation of failing projects. My focus has been th...
Jennifer Diamond has more than 20 years of operational and professional services experience, emphasizing team performance, operational improvement and technology implementation. She leads the retail-industry emphasis at Slalom Consulting, designing and delivering solutions to help clients create ...
Brady Erb is a leader of program management for Amazon.com. He has more than 15 years of practical experience across retail, health care and financial services. Throughout his career, Erb has developed special interest and expertise in organizational maturity, resource planning and talent develop...
Debra Hildebrand is the Principle of Hildebrand Solutions. Her 15+ years in consulting and project management and strong dedication to aligning all aspects of project management to organizational strategic vision brings value to organizations and students throughout the Pacific Northwest. Prior...
"Al Hirsch is the Managing Director at CTARCo International. Al most recently completed an assignment by introducing TinMan Systems' fully autonomous Artificial Intelligence Neural Network application to agencies and research bodies of the U.S. Government. Previously, Al served as Project Manager...
UW Certificate in Project Management