Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations

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About the course

Improved and effective project management is critical to today’s business and organizational success. Through in-class practice of concepts and processes, learn proven techniques and best practices to gain a solid foundation in project management or elevate your current project management performance.

From project initiation, planning, and execution to managing, controlling, and closing projects, you will leave this 3-day course with a thorough understanding of how to make your projects successful. Taught by a PMP® credentialed instructor, instruction is based on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition. The PMBOK® Guide is the leading publication for the Project Management Institute (PMI)® and is a fundamental resource to learn the essentials of project management.

Program Benefits

  • Gain a competitive edge as a leading project management professional
  • Acquire the ideal skill set for project professionals while examining the necessary competencies that make up the PMI Talent Triangle® - technical, leadership, and strategic business management
  • Receive effective feedback on projects and expand your professional network
  • Access to the program slides, text book, activities, and electronic flashcards
  • Receive a university issued professional certificate
  • Earn 18 Professional Development Units (PDUs)
  • Complete 19.5 hours of project management education


3-day program; 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


(All modules must be completed for this program. These modules are not offered for individual registration)

Project Management Life Cycle and Foundations

Enterprise Environment and Organizational Process

Role of a Project Manager

Project Initiation and Integration

Project Scope and Resources

Schedule and Time Management

Cost and Budget Management

Project Management Information Systems

Risk and Opportunity Management

Project Communications

Project Stakeholders and Teams

Project Closing

Who should attend

  • Current or future project managers
  • “Involuntary” project managers (PM secondary to primary job responsibility)
  • Project team members, including paraprofessional associates
  • Management staff with project management accountability
  • Subject matter experts who contribute to projects
  • Project stakeholders

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