Masters Certificate in Project Management
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The project management certification curriculum is built around the Project Management Institute’s A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge.
Eighteen days of instruction are divided into nine one-, two- and three-day modules that run every second week, including one weekend day.
You’ll cultivate skills across all areas of project management while advancing your organization’s ability to manage key partners and build quality measures into every project. Advance your proficiencies in project planning and control; improve your leadership, communication and stakeholder management skills; and master the art of project quality management. From cost management to procurement and contracting management to assessing and managing risk, The Masters Certificate in Project Management empowers you with the know-how to excel as a senior-level project manager.
Message from the Program Director
Project managers always strive for optimum results. So, in developing The Masters Certificate in Project Management, we set out to produce the best results possible: skillful, strategic leaders who can consistently guide a project to success.
We built our curriculum around A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Today, The Masters Certificate in Project Management is the undisputed industry standard for achieving senior-level careers in project management.
I invite you to enrol in The Masters Certificate in Project Management and join more than 11,000 project professionals across North America who have completed this career-enhancing program. The results will, most definitely, exceed your expectations
David Barrett, Program Director
Module 1 – Program Introduction
Review of course deliverables, expert instructors and teaching modules.
- Program introduction and review of objectives
- Overview of the knowledge areas of project management as defined by the Project Management Institute and others
- Introduction to the project simulation/case study to be used throughout the program
- Delivery of tools and technology to be used throughout the program
- Discussion and exercise around team leadership and effectiveness
Module 2 – Project Planning and Control
A complete foundation in successful planning and implementation
- How to form a project team, scope projects and manage within a Matrix Environment
- Developing detailed and high-level PM plans
- Creating activity-based network diagrams and working with the critical path
- Introduction to Earned Value Management
- Meeting stakeholder requirements with various control strategies
Module 3 – Project Quality Management
Learn how to build quality measures into every project
- Quality: Defined and measured
- The basic process for achieving quality
- How preventive quality action reduces project cost dramatically
- Reducing total cost of quality through problem-solving
- Overcoming obstacles to front-end planning and achieving results
Module 4 – Leadership, Communication and Stakeholder Management
Improving your project effectiveness in HR, Communications and Stakeholder Management
- Communicating with Project Stakeholders meaningfully and effectively while supporting the success of the project
- Choosing, developing, managing and organizing your project team
- Identifying all stakeholders and managing their engagement
- Building communication plans and using templates
- Exploring strategies for challenging communication environments such as organizational change, diversity, and virtual teams
Module 5 – Effective Project Cost Management
Manage your projects through the lens of cost minimization
- Cost estimating: Micro versus macro
- Resource planning, budgeting and cost control
- Earned value concepts
- Fixed, variable and unit costs
- Status reporting
Module6 – Procurement and Contracting Management
Successfully manage key vendors and partners
- Procurement and solicitation planning
- Solicitation and negotiation principles
- Source selection
- Contract close-out and contract law
Module7 - Assessing and Managing Project Risk
Approaches to evaluating project uncertainties and risks
- Project risk management framework
- Risk management in project planning and execution
- Quantitative and team facilitation techniques to identify risks and responses
- Utilizing decision trees and expected monetary value
- Applying techniques such as Delphi method and Monte Carlo simulation
Module 8 – Filling in the Gaps and Final Exam
Review of key concepts and testing areas for the final exam
- Review of complex issues in scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications and risk management
- Review all areas covered in the program to date
- The PMBOK® Guide as a complete unit
- Preparing for the PMP® certification examination
- Review question styles to improve your chances of success
- Final exam spanning all program material (marks to be handed out the same day)
Module 9 – Project Simulation
Participate in a full-scale realistic project simulation
- In Project Simulation, all participants will apply their learning to propose, plan, execute and deliver a full-scale realistic project in teams.
Who should attend
The program benefits ambitious project managers from all industries with at least one year’ experience, mid- and senior-level managers who have completed a recent introductory project management course and must now lead more complex projects, as well as anyone who does not have their PMP designation from PMI and who wishes to consolidate and solidify their project management training for career success.