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Project Management Certificate
Description
Old Dominion University, in partnership with Reed Integration, Inc., presents a certificate program in project management. Project Management and the PMP credential are one of the hottest credentials in North America today. This certificate develops skills that apply to any size project, IT projects, product design and development and many other efforts with definitive performance, time and funding targets. All training is results oriented and focuses on practical, on-the-job applications.

Logistics:

Beginning Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • through • Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Sessions:
• Fundamentals of Project Management (9/18-10/23)
• Project Monitoring and Control (11/6-12/18)
• Leadership and Team Building Skills for Project Managers (1/08-2/12)
• Project and Systems Information (2/26-4/2)
• Lean Project Management (4/16-5/21)
• Applying the PMBOK (6/4-7/16)


Each Course:
day: Wednesday
time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
cost: $1095
location: ODU Peninsula Center
contact hours: 24
instructor: Reed Integration

Benefits
Students who earn the Professional Certificate in Project Management learn to lead improvement initiatives that result in measurable growth in return on investment, sales, customer satisfaction and retention, time-to-market, and employee satisfaction. Skilled Project Managers are better qualified for the higher salary levels that accompany critical project leadership positions. Organizations like AT&T, CISCO, IBM and Northrop Grumman encourage their employees to obtain these important skills and pursue PMP© certification.
  • Instructors with extensive industry experience.
  • Results oriented learning. All training focuses on practical, on-the-job applications.
  • Group projects to conclude and demonstrate knowledge.
  • Preparation for PMI PMP© exam.
  • Eligibility to apply for graduate credit at Old Dominion University through experiential learning more.
  • Customized schedule formats for on-site training.
Topics
1. Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Define the basic terminology of project management.
  • Identify the project management life cycle.
  • Understand the project management knowledge areas.
  • Develop a project plan.
  • Build an effective WBS and project schedule
  • Identify project stakeholders and their information needs.
  • Identify, analyze, respond, and manage risks to closure.
  • Identify elements influencing project monitoring and control.
  • Manage project change through formal change control
2. Project Monitoring and Control
  • Apply earned value (EV) metrics for project monitoring and controlling.
  • Select and justify the appropriate EV measurement methods.
  • Create a project schedule for tracking EV performance.
  • Compute cost and schedule variances
  • Establish well-reasoned decisions by analyzing EV.
  • Employ several methods for forecasting cost.
  • Recognize the advantages and limitations of EV
  • Synchronize EV data with scheduling techniques (crashing and fast tracking) to attain the appropriate corrective action.
3. Leadership and Teambuilding Skills for Project Managers
  • Understand and identify key concepts in Management, Leadership, and Team building.
  • Conflict management and resolution.
4. Project and Systems Integration
Participants learn how people, processes, tools, and systems are brought together in harmonious interoperation so as to maximize their efficiency and effectiveness. The methods included are:
  • Systems, projects, and management.
  • Making tradeoffs among competing objectives / alternatives.
  • Integrated change control.
5. Applying the PMBOK - Capstone Course
Participants implement skills learned throughout the program courses, and prepare to pass the PMP© Examination. At the end of this course students will be able to:
  • Evaluate their strengths and weaknesses in applications of advanced PMBOK topics and concepts.
  • Assess how prepared they are to take and pass the PMP® Examination.
Lean Project Management
Participants learn methods to enable dramatic reductions in project cycle time while maintaining effective control over budget, resources, risk, and delivered value.
  • Identify opportunities to accelerate projects.
  • Create a "continuous-flow" process for project completion.
  • Better utilize resources by eliminating waste.
  • Recover substantial time due to inefficient project scheduling of projects and resources.
  • Be capable of applying lean methods for immediate use.
Audience
  • Managers • Mid Career Professionals • Existing Project Managers • System Engineers
Prerequisites
Basic computer skills and knowledge of word processing, as much project work is done via email and file exchange.
Earn Your PDH, CEU, PDU
Are you a PE, PMP, CSEP or RA? By taking this course you will earn 24 Professional Development Hours (PDH), 2.4 Continuing Education Units (CEU) and 24 Professional Development Units (PDU). ODU makes the documentation of these courses EASY….by maintaining an official transcript of all courses completed through the PDC.
Materials
The course includes all materials, including handouts of presentations, textbooks and quick reference guides.
PJM 101: Standard for Project Management, 4th Edition 2008
PJM 102: Earned Value Project Management, 3nd Edition, Fleming and Koppelman
PJM 103: Project Management Leadership: Building Creative Teams, Rory Burke, Steve Barron
PJM 104: Essentials of Project and Systems Engineering Management, 2nd Edition, Howard Eisner, Wiley 2002
PJM 105: Building a Project-Driven Enterprise: How to Slash Waste and Boost Profits Through Lean Project Management by Ronald Mascitelli Project Management Institute
PJM 301: The PMP Exam: How to Pass it on Your First Try, by Andy Crowe. Also included is a copy of Transcender Software PMCert: Project Management Professional Fourth Edition, found here: transcender.com
Testimonials:
“Very informative, well organized class.  The class project pulled all the materials together.”  Student Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding
"This course was very beneficial. Each element can be applied to my job. In fact, I have used several tools & techniques from the course already." Student, SPAWAR
Instructor:
Reed Integration
Cancellation:
To withdraw from a course you must send a request in writing to pdc@odu.edu or fax to (757) 683-5509 one business day prior to the start date of the course. Failure to attend a course does not constitute withdrawal. Course registration fees, less a $75 processing fee will be refunded via check per Old Dominion University policy(we are unable to return money to a debit or credit card). There are no refunds once the class has begun.
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