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 402-0 or PROJ_PMI 402-DL) only
  2. Essentials of Project Management Certificate: complete the Core Course (PROJ_PMI 401-0 or PROJ_PMI 401-DL) and two Electives
  3. Certificate in Agile Practices: complete the Core Course (PROJ_PMI 403-0) and two Electives

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Annual Schedule

Expand the annual schedule lists below to see which quarters each project management class is typically offered in.

Project Management Annual Schedule - Core Courses

PROJ_PMI 401-0 Essentials of Project Management (On Campus/Remote) X X X X
PROJ_PMI 401-DL Essentials of Project Management (Online) X X X X
PROJ_PMI 402-0 Applied Project Management (On Campus/Remote) 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 X

Project Management Annual Schedule - Elective Courses

PROJ_PMI 204-0 Developing People and Teams X 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 300-0 Managing Global Teams X X

PROJ_PMI 302-0 Leading Change in Healthcare: Process Improvement (DMAIC Methodology) 

*New Elective Course*

PROJ_PMI 315-DL Risk Management (Online) X X
PROJ_PMI 345-DL Practical Project Planning (Online) X X
PROJ_PMI 350-0 Leading and Coaching Agile Teams X
PROJ_PMI 360-0 Agile Estimating and Planning X
PROJ_PMI 365-0 Supporting an Agile Transformation X X


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

Course Registration

PDP courses are offered online, remotely, and on-campus in accordance with University guidelines . Please refer to the Schedule Notes for course delivery information.

IMPORTANT: The registration process for all professional development courses requires you to (A) register for your course, (B) complete an acknowledgment of Northwestern University's Student Expectations and COVID-19 Code of Conduct in CAESAR. Current students with an active NetID must complete their student acknowledgment in CAESAR before registering for courses. New students must complete their student acknowledgment in CAESAR within 48 hours of enrollment before official registration can be finalized.
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PROJ_PMI 345-DL : Practical Project Planning (Online)


The effective project manager is able to create an effective set of project plans that communicate the work, assignments, decision-making flows, and risks to the project sponsor, stakeholders, and team members. These plans must be at the level appropriate to manage the risk of the project, and at the same time be understandable by the project team, and easy-to-maintain as the project progresses.

During this 6-week workshop, designed for project managers, you will complete a comprehensive set of project plans, learning and applying practical techniques. Using hands-on activities, case studies, and your own projects, you will improve your planning capabilities and:

Total Professional Development Units (PDUs): 16 (Technical: 12; Leadership: 2; Strategic: 2)

Course materials:

Students may purchase these books from any retailer where they are available, in any format. Additional course materials will be provided via the online course site.

Registered students can access their online course site here. An activated NetID and password is required for login. *Please note: It may take up to 24-hours for registered students to be added to the online course platform.

Additional Information:

Students are required to have completed Essentials of Project Management, Applied Project Management, or Agile for Practitioners, or carry CAPM®, PMP® or PMI-ACP® Certification.

Students will need a laptop able to edit Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files, and are expected to participate heavily in course discussions, group activities, and individual activities.

Tuition : $810

Summer 2022
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
07/17/22 - 08/27/22Asynch
Asynch 50
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Barnes, Lisa-Ann
Schedule Notes :

This course will be conducted asynchronously, online.

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