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


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


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


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

Professional Development Programs

Project Management
PROJ_PMI 365-0 Supporting an Agile Transformation *Elective

The use of Agile frameworks and approaches are quickly becoming the new norm. In fact, a 2015 Hewlett Packard survey showed that Agile has become the primary approach for technology projects.


The purpose of this course is to provide managers, project managers, agile practitioners and other leaders a broad understanding of popular agile methods, how Agile relates to culture, how organizational change succeeds, and how to support an organization undertaking a transformation from traditional development to agile development.


Whether you are an agile novice or experienced agile practitioner, this course will provide you with a basic understanding of what an Agile Transformation means, how to assess the cultural fit for Agile, and success patterns that other organizations have used to introduce and sustain Agile. Participants will learn the 8-stage model of leading change based on the work of John P. Kotter. Participants will use instruments to assess the culture of their own organization, to determine the receptiveness for Agile, and to assess the risk and readiness for an Agile initiative. Finally, participants will develop their own custom transformation roadmap based on patterns that others have found useful.


This course qualifies as education contact hours for the Project Management Institute’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) exam. Note that in order to sit for the PMI-ACP® exam, students must meet additional requirements set forth by PMI that can be found on their website.

Please note: This is an advanced class which is best suited for those who have some previous training or experience with Agile frameworks. It is not recommended as an elective for students in the Project Management for Practitioners track.


Total Professional Development Units (PDUs): 12 (Technical: 2; Leadership: 10)

Additional Information:

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


Summer 2017 Sec #45

Course Materials:

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

Start/End Dates Course Sync Time Building
07/27/17 - 07/28/17 ThF 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 709
Instructor Course Format Status CAESAR Course ID
Chicago Campus Open 42033