Pace University
New York City | Westchester

Certificate in Hands-on Project Management

Course Format

11 weeks, 2 Eves/week, offered Monday evenings (online) and Thursday evenings (at Pace), 6 pm to 9 pm.  Both evenings are Instructor-led.

COST:  $4500

You Will Learn To

  • Function as part of a project team
  • Initiate a project
  • Plan project communications
  • Define project scope
  • Create a work breakdown structure activity list
  • Estimate activity duration and required resources
  • Develop a project schedule and budget
  • Manage and measure project quality
  • Identify and mitigate project risk
  • Control changes to the project
  • Close a project

Who Should Enroll

This class is designed for participants who want an experiential approach to project management, where they can be part of a team and create real-world deliverables as they work through the project life cycle.  Some experience with MS Project is recommended but not required.

Course Description

In this course, as you learn about project management you will actually perform the duties of a real project team member.  As you work with your project  team, you will choose a case study and will create the same deliverables project teams create in a real-world environment. A team of instructors will help you learn the skills, tools and techniques endorsed by the Project Management Institute®. In this unique 66-hour class you will build a foundation of project management knowledge, concepts and experience.  At the conclusion of the class you will present your complete project plan to the entire team of instructors, your classmates and guests.

Detailed Course Outline

Hands- on Project Management

Project Management Overview

Project Management and the IT Context

PM Process Groups & Case Study

Project Integration Management

Using PM Software to Develop a Project Schedule

Team Development

Planning Project Communications

Defining Project Scope

Creating a WBS/Activity List

Activity Sequencing, Duration & Resource Estimating

Schedule Development

Developing the Project Budget

Conflict Management & Negotiation Techniques

Managing Project Quality

Measuring Project Quality

Identifying & Analyzing Project Risk

Developing Risk Responses

Performance Measurement (Earned Value) and Change Control

Project Procurement Management

Project Closure & Lessons Learned

Project Presentations and Final Project Report

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