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Project Management Certificate2021-09-23T12:19:33-04:00

Project Description

 Develop Real-World Skills for Success in Project Management

Project management is becoming increasingly important to the modern business enterprise as an engine of change. Rapid innovation and adaptation have become increasingly vital to achieving success in the marketplace, and project management concepts and frameworks are a source of sustainable competitive advantage. Professionals who take these courses acquire concrete skills and an understanding of project management processes that can immediately be applied to their work. Completion of this certificate program does meet the 23 hour project management education requirement for Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification and the 35 hour requirement for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification. Students will need to take the exams through the Project Management Institute (PMI).

In-Residence & Online Certificate in Project Management

Online Format: The online project management certificate is comprised of four three-week courses with one-week breaks between.

Estimated Time Commitment: Each course requires approximately 3 to 5 hours each week, including one weekly synchronous online session.

In-Residence Format: The in-residence certificate is offered on the Bloomington, Indiana campus over 5 days of in-person learning and interaction.

Flexible Pricing: Online certificate program cost is $3,200. In-residence program cost is $3,995 and includes a fifth course plus most meals and refreshments.

Flexible Payment Options: Please take advantage of special discount offers listed below.

We accept PayPal for non-credit certificates. Students who qualify for PayPal Credit can take advantage of interest-free offers that enable you to spread payments over several months. If you need an individual payment plan, please don’t hesitate to ask us.

Registering early? We can bill you two weeks before class starts. Select “Bill Me Before Class Starts” as a payment option when you checkout.

Is your employer paying for the course? Select “Send My Employer an Invoice” as the payment option to reserve your spot in class and put the employer’s info into the billing address details and we can invoice them directly.

  • 25% off for early registrants. Receive 25% off certificate and individual courses when you register and pay 30 days prior to class start. Use code EARLYBIRD at checkout.

  • 35% off for IU faculty, staff, and alumni

  • 50% off for Kelley School of Business alumni

  • Discounts are also available for Kelley School of Business staff and faculty. Contact Trudi at tkessle@iu.edu or complete the form for promotional codes.

Upcoming Dates:

Fall: In-residence December 6 – 10, 2021

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Spring: February 7 through May 20 2022

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In-Residence and Online Project Management Certificate Key Takeaways

Is this project management certificate right for you?

The course introduces students to the Project Management Institute’s ten knowledge areas and five process groups while offering opportunities to put the techniques learned into practice. Those who complete the four courses will understand project portfolio management, organizational structures, portfolio planning, and project alignment, along with topics that contribute to effective project management like structured thinking, business and technology architecture, organizational change management, estimation, risk management, and communications.

This online project management certificate is right for you if…

  • You want to take your early or mid-level career up a notch
  • You have additional management or oversight responsibilities regarding change initiatives
  • You feel this program will add key elements to your skill set
  • You are interested in earning project management professional or agile certifications (course materials may be helpful)

People who earn this certificate:

  • Can identify the core principles of a modern project management approach that integrates people with technology solutions.
  • Understand how projects fit into the strategy realization efforts and overall structure of an enterprise
  • Can explain at least two Project Management Institute (PMI) frameworks as well as an industry standard framework for the Agile framework (Scrum)
  • Apply basic project management methods for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing a project
  • Understand and apply advanced project management concepts

Online Project Management Certificate Key Takeaways

Is this project management certificate right for you?

Professionals who choose the in-residence or online project management certificate program will be prepared for project management success with the right mindset and methods and the ability to apply this to their own projects.

The course introduces students to The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) ten knowledge areas and five process groups while offering opportunities to put the techniques learned into practice. Those who complete the four courses will understand project portfolio management, organizational structures, portfolio planning, project alignment, and more along with topics related to effective project management like structured thinking, business and technology architecture, organizational change management, estimation, risk management, and communications.

This online project management certificate is right for you if…

  • You want to take your early or mid-level career up a notch
  • You have additional management or oversight responsibilities regarding change initiatives
  • You feel this program will add key elements to your skill set
  • You are interested in earning project management professional or agile certifications (course materials may be helpful)

People who earn this certificate:

  • Can identify the core principles of a modern project management approach that integrates people with technology solutions.
  • Understand how projects fit into the strategy realization efforts and overall structure of an enterprise
  • Can explain at least two Project Management Institute frameworks as well as an industry-standard use for the agile framework (scrum)
  • Apply basic project management methods for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing a project
  • Understand and apply advanced project management concepts

Project Management Curriculum

  • Understand where projects fit into the enterprise landscape and how they flow from and link to corporate strategy–helping you articulate project justification and value
  • Gain a broader context for defining project value and visibility to related initiatives
  • Learn how to ensure that your project reflects existing enterprise standards and support capabilities
  • Learn the critical elements that will enable you to anticipate project impacts, understand project needs, and set expectations, positioning your project for success
  • Focus and articulate a project’s purpose while identifying, classifying, and engaging stakeholders, minimizing resistance
  • Explore how different problems require unique approaches and how to find the right method and team to implement the desired approach
  • Understand how to deploy the appropriate product management approach
  • Know the basics of a predictive/waterfall project methodology to effectively plan, execute, control, and close a project
  • Learn the basics of an adaptive/agile methodology to manage and close a project using the adaptive approach
  • Understand methods to assess and engage project stakeholders and manage stakeholder journeys to ensure ongoing support and end-user acceptance of changes
  • Learn techniques for making a project flow smoothly and prepare for project pitfalls, building your credibility as a leader
  • Build awareness of industry developments in methods and tools that may impact the future of project management, keeping you current with leading practices

Course 5 (In-Residence Program only): This final session of the in-residence experience provides an opportunity for students to apply what they’ve learned throughout the course in interactive applications.

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Carl Briggs
Carl Briggs
Russ Clark
Russ Clark

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