Project Management

Program Courses

To earn a project management certificate, students must successfully complete the following courses depending on which track of study they choose:

  1. Applied Project Management Certificate*: complete the Core Course (PROJ_PMI 402) only
  2. Essentials of Project Management** Certificate: complete the Core Course (PROJ_PMI 401) and two Electives
  3. Certificate in Agile Practices***: complete the Core Course (PROJ_PMI 403) and two Electives

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*Formerly known as Project Management for Professionals Certificate. **Formerly known as Project Management for Practitioners. ***Formerly known as Agile Project Management for Professionals Certificate. Certificate and course name changes effective Spring 2017. All course content and certificate requirements remain the same.

Annual Schedule

CORE COURSES

FALL WINTER SPRING SUMMER
PROJ_PMI 401-0 Essentials of Project Management X X X X
PROJ_PMI 402-0 Applied Project Management (On Campus) X X X X
PROJ_PMI 402-DL Applied Project Management (Online) X X X X
PROJ_PMI 403-0 Agile for Practitioners X X X

ELECTIVE COURSES

FALL WINTER SPRING SUMMER
PROJ_PMI 204-0 Developing People and Teams X X
PROJ_PMI 211-0 Soft Skills for the Project Manager X X
PROJ_PMI 225-0 Power Excel Skills for Project Managers X X
PROJ_PMI 315-0 Risk Management X X
PROJ_PMI 345-0 Practical Project Planning X X
PROJ_PMI 350-0 Leading and Coaching Agile Teams X
PROJ_PMI 360-0 Agile Estimating and Planning X

Attribution

PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PMI-ACP, and PMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.




Professional Development Programs

Project Management
PROJ_PMI 211-0 Soft Skills for Project Managers *Elective

The effective project manager possesses deep interpersonal skills and is able to use their skills to lead their project teams to deliver results. This workshop will help you improve the essential skills needed to be an effective project manager such as communication, relationship-management, conflict resolution, decision-making, and team motivation. Format includes lecture, case studies/group activities, discussions and Q & A.

 

Required Course Preparation:

Students must read the Introduction and Chapters 1-3 of Interpersonal Skills for Portfolio, Program, and Project Managers by Ginger Levin prior to the first day of class.

 

Total Professional Development Units (PDUs): 12 (Technical: 1; Leadership: 9; Strategic: 2)


Additional Information:

This is a two-day course offered during the Fall and Spring quarters.


Tuition:
$760

Fall 2017 Sec #43
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Course Materials:

Interpersonal Skills for Portfolio, Program, and Project Managers. Levin, Ginger. Vienna: Management Concepts, Inc., 2010. ISBN-10: 1-567-26288-0 | ISBN-13: 978-1-567-26288-9

 

Required Course Preparation:

Students must read the Introduction and Chapters 1-3 of Interpersonal Skills for Portfolio, Program, and Project Managers prior to the first day of class.

Start/End Dates Day Time Building
11/28/17 - 11/29/17 TuW 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 711
Instructor Location Status CAESAR Course ID
Chicago Campus Open 18157
PROJ_PMI 315-0 Risk Management *Elective

You are the project manager for a multi-million dollar project, and there can be no mistakes. Your Executive Team is depending on you to manage successfully! What do you need to do know to assess risk so you can deliver against stakeholder expectations?

Through this course, students will gain an in-depth understanding of types of risks that threaten projects and the use of various techniques for assessing and managing risk and approaches to reduce project risk. Particular emphasis is placed on areas of risk identification, analysis, response planning and monitoring and control. Use of case studies will help illustrate how risk management is used successfully and will allow the students to develop practical skills for use in the workplace.

 

Total Professional Development Units (PDUs): 15 (Technical: 11; Leadership: 4)


Additional Information:

This is a two-day course offered during the Fall and Spring quarters.


Tuition:
$760

Fall 2017 Sec #42
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Course Materials:

All course materials are included in the cost of tuition and will be provided in class.

Start/End Dates Day Time Building
11/20/17 - 11/21/17 MTu 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 711
Instructor Location Status CAESAR Course ID
Chicago Campus Open 18158
PROJ_PMI 350-0 Leading and Coaching Agile Teams *Elective

Agile frameworks empower teams with flexible tools to manage timelines, deliverables and budgets, and still meet stakeholder needs. This overview course will provide leaders and coaches insights into how to support Agile teams. Participants will learn the mindset, culture, values, and principles that make Agile techniques work. They will also learn some of the key differences between traditional and Agile approaches. Finally, participants will learn and practice the key leadership and coaching skills needed to provide an environment for Agile teams to thrive.

 

This course uses "experiential learning", meaning that students will learn new skills and practice them in the course. Students will use exercises and case studies to gain hands-on experience with various Agile techniques and leadership tools.

 

Please note: This class is best suited for individuals who have some experience working in teams.

 

Total PDUs: 12 (Technical: 5; Leadership: 7)


Additional Information:

This is a two-day course offered during the Fall quarter only.

 

This course is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.


Tuition:
$760

Fall 2017 Sec #47
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Course Materials:

TBA

Start/End Dates Day Time Building
11/11/17 - 11/18/17 Sa 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 701
Instructor Location Status CAESAR Course ID
Chicago Campus Open 18159
PROJ_PMI 401-0 Essentials of Project Management *Core Course

Designed for project team members and project managers / professionals who are managing projects as one part of their job, this 3-day course provides a detailed examination of the fundamental processes of project management and meets the 23 contact hour training requirements for PMI®'s Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM)® exam. Using lectures, case studies, discussions and individual and group exercises, participants will learn how to apply the standard project management process to successfully initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and close a project. This will include an emphasis on determining how to meet customer/client needs, planning activities, and communication skills.

 

Total Professional Development Units (PDUs): 23 (Technical: 17; Leadership: 3; Strategic: 3)


Additional Information:

This is a three-day course offered every academic quarter.

 

This course is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.


Tuition:
$1199

Fall 2017 Sec #43


Course Materials:

Course materials are included in the cost of tuition and will be provided in class.

Start/End Dates Day Time Building
10/10/17 - 10/12/17 TuWTh 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 711
Instructor Location Status CAESAR Course ID
Chicago Campus Closed 18160
Fall 2017 Sec #47
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Course Materials:

Course materials are included in the cost of tuition and will be provided in class.

Start/End Dates Day Time Building
11/04/17 - 11/18/17 Sa 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 711
Instructor Location Status CAESAR Course ID
Chicago Campus Open 18161
PROJ_PMI 402-0 Applied Project Management *Core Course

Project management terms, concepts, techniques, and tools are explored to ensure the aspects of a project are organized and managed properly. Integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk, and procurement management are topics reviewed. The beginning and the end of a project and the relationships between the major milestones are discussed. Group work is required. Satisfies the 35 hour project management education requirement for the PMP® exam.

 

Total Professional Development Units (PDUs): 35 (Technical: 15.75; Leadership: 10.5; Strategic: 8.75)


Additional Information:

This course is offered every academic quarter.

 

This course is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.


Tuition:
$1799

Fall 2017 Sec #42


Course Materials:

A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition. PMI. Newtown Square: Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013. ISBN-10: 1-935-58967-9 | ISBN-13: 978-1-935-58967-9

**The differences between 5th and 6th Editions will be discussed in class

 

Information Technology Project Management, 8th Edition. Schwalbe, Kathy. Boston: Cengage Learning, 2016. ISBN-10: 1285452348 | ISBN-13: 978-1285452340

Start/End Dates Day Time Building
09/25/17 - 12/04/17 M 5:30 – 8:45 p.m. Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 711
Instructor Location Status CAESAR Course ID
Chicago Campus Closed 18325
Fall 2017 Sec #48
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Course Materials:

A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition. PMI. Newtown Square: Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013. ISBN-10: 1-935-58967-9 | ISBN-13: 978-1-935-58967-9

**The differences between 5th and 6th Editions will be discussed in class

 

Information Technology Project Management, 8th Edition. Schwalbe, Kathy. Boston: Cengage Learning, 2016. ISBN-10: 1285452348 | ISBN-13: 978-1285452340

Start/End Dates Day Time Building
10/21/17 - 11/18/17 Sa 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 712
Instructor Location Status CAESAR Course ID
Chicago Campus Open 18326
PROJ_PMI 402-DL Applied Project Management *Core Course

Project management terms, concepts, techniques, and tools are explored to ensure the aspects of a project are organized and managed properly. Integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk, and procurement management are topics reviewed. The beginning and the end of a project and the relationships between the major milestones are discussed. Group work is required. Satisfies the 35 hour project management education requirement for the PMP® exam.

 

Total Professional Development Units (PDUs): 35 (Technical: 15.75; Leadership: 10.5; Strategic: 8.75)


Tuition:
$1799

Fall 2017 Sec #50 (402-DL)


Schedule Notes:

Four optional sync sessions will be held during this course on Monday evenings from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. CT. These sessions will be recorded and posted in the online course site.


Course Materials:

A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition. PMI. Newtown Square: Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013. ISBN-10: 1-935-58967-9 | ISBN-13: 978-1-935-58967-9

**The differences between 5th and 6th Editions will be discussed in class

 

Information Technology Project Management, 8th Edition. Schwalbe, Kathy. Boston: Cengage Learning, 2016. ISBN-10: 1285452348 | ISBN-13: 978-1285452340

Start/End Dates Day Time Building
09/25/17 - 12/04/17 Optional Sync Days: TBA
Instructor Location Status CAESAR Course ID
Online Closed 18327
PROJ_PMI 403-0 Agile for Practitioners *Core Course

Agile skills are in high demand in all industries, and experienced project professionals need to pick up agile skills to stay relevant. This course, which meets the PMI-ACP® education requirements, is a workshop style course that will teach participants the principles and values of Agile, and help them apply Agile practices and techniques to their current projects. This is a highly interactive course that leverages real world examples from Scrum, Lean, Kanban and other Agile methods. Participants will work in teams to experience and apply Agile to the course exercises.

 

Total Professional Development Units (PDUs): 26 (Technical: 20; Leadership: 6)


Additional Information:

This is a four-day course offered every academic quarter.

 

This course is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.


Tuition:
$1199

Fall 2017 Sec #42


Course Materials:

TBA

Start/End Dates Day Time Building
10/02/17 - 10/05/17 MTuWTh 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 701
Instructor Location Status CAESAR Course ID
Chicago Campus Closed 18328