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Opus College of Business

Certified Professional Project Manager

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Nov 1—17, 2019
5 daysModules info
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
USD 2695
USD 539 per day
Dec 9—19, 2019
5 daysModules info
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
USD 2695
USD 539 per day


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About the course

Successful project managers constantly seek out the most effective project management tools, practices, and methods. Obtaining St. Thomas’ Certified Professional Project Manager (CPPM) designation will give you an edge over the competition. With hands-on experience in your toolkit, you’ll be able to immediately apply your newfound knowledge in your everyday activities.

The CPPM program gives you a solid foundation in the skills you’ll need to be a successful project manager:

  • Developing strong interpersonal and communication skills to influence and lead project teams
  • Applying a broad range of estimating tools and practices to successfully manage projects within scope from initiation to closure
  • Enhancing your project management outcomes by effectively utilizing the top PMI global standards

Benefits of This Program

Learn Project Management Leadership Skills Demonstrate your project management leadership by successfully navigating your project from initiation to closure the moment you walk away from this program.

Choose the Right Approach What is waterfall versus agile? You need to be able to choose the right approach based on project needs. With an understanding of traditional practices you will have the ability to determine which projects are best served using the waterfall method.

Drive Project Success You’ll return to work with the skills needed to improve project success and drive innovation. These skills are discussed and practiced in the classroom environment and can be applied to your projects immediately.

Earn a Certification By successfully completing this program you will earn the CPPM (Certified Professional Project Manager) certification through the University of St. Thomas. This certification will add credibility to your experience and demonstrate ability in waterfall methodology to current and future employers.

Take Steps Toward PMP® Designation Earn 35 contact hours of REP (Registered Education Provider) training required for Project Management Practitioner designation through the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

Earn PDU credits to maintain PMI certifications Already hold the PMP® or other PMI® credentials? Earn 35 PDUs through this program.


Project managers often struggle to align project deliverables with their organization’s strategic plan, vision and mission. The Certified Professional Project Manager (CPPM) program builds your leadership and decision-making skills while exploring the best practices and tools for effective project management.

Topics covered include:

  • Project initiation including clearly defining project outcomes, assessing project feasibility, identifying stakeholders, conducting a SWOT analysis and creating a project charter
  • Project planning skills such as: crafting a problem statement, risk management plan, CPM and PERT network diagrams, Gantt charts and a budget
  • Navigating the stages of team development, conflict resolution and group dynamics management
  • Project control, closure, and finalization including how to conduct a successful project audit and the best ways to communicate the results throughout the organization

This certification program includes a group exam to demonstrate your understanding and competency of these topics.

Who should attend

Anyone who currently manages projects, products, programs or processes will benefit from the project management skills covered in the CPPM program.

Participant titles/job functions may include, but are not limited to:

IT Analyst

Account Manager

Business Consultant

Technology Manager

Sales Specialist

Process Analyst

Quality improvement Specialist

Marketing Communications Specialist


Marketing Communications Managers

Brand Managers


Strategic Planners

Anyone looking to change careers or enhance their existing skillset

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Certified Professional Project Manager