The Project Management Associate program offers participants the opportunity to define, plan and execute a project no matter how simple or complex it may be. Participants will acquire the tools and knowledge necessary to deliver successful projects both on time and within budget while meeting any performance specifications determined from the onset. Students will examine the key skills of a project manager and learn how to develop and apply those skills for project success. Participants will also learn how to create a project schedule, resource plan and budget and how to monitor and evaluate a project to manage time, cost, scope, and resources effectively.
- CPRM 102 Emotional Intelligence and Project Leadership
This interactive course is designed to provide a solid foundation in key leadership competencies and to afford students the opportunity for a truly transformational leadership experience. Students will complete a self-assessment of your project leadership skills, then master the basics of essential leadership competencies such as setting direction, aligning people, motivating and inspiring, leading teams, communicating, building relationships, facilitating ethical conduct, negotiating and leading change. Students will also gain a clear understanding of why communication is so important regardless of how a project is organized then discover how business and personal ethics can influence not only their leadership style but also the final course a project will take.
- CPRM 103 Project Schedule Management
Delivering a project within the promised time frame & scope and allocated budget is primordial for organizational success. Whether students are delivering a high-rise building, a new piece of software, a power plant, or a nuclear submarine, all projects require constant monitoring and controlling to meet their objectives on time and within budget. This course applies a variety of techniques to balance the competing demands of scope, schedule, and cost. It uses project management best practices to apply the latest scheduling tools and techniques. Students will learn how to establish the performance measurement baseline (PMB) and gain proficiency in modern tools and proven techniques used to compare actual work accomplished against established plans. In addition, they will learn how to plan project scope based on stakeholder budget and schedule constraints.
- CPRM 104 Project Stakeholder Engagement and Management
This course allows students to create healthy partnerships with their stakeholders and build a win-win environment for their business. In this course, they will learn how to manage their stakeholders efficiently with savvy communication strategies that increase engagement during project execution. Students will learn how to analyze stakeholders, map power structures, keep open lines of communication, and use interpersonal skills to connect. This course highlights the importance of stakeholder engagement, collaboration, and communication during project planning and development. It discusses the role of stakeholders and how the project leader must encourage active involvement to ensure the team has a clear understanding of the project requirements and stakeholder expectations. Also addressed are common tools used for knowledge sharing throughout the course of the project, which is essential in order to deliver value and keep everyone informed on the status of the project.
- CPRM 216 Project Risk Analysis and Mitigation
Risk is a given in any project, and the better attendees understand how to identify and prepare for it, the more likely they are to minimize their exposure to it. In this course, students will practice a systems approach and explore tools and techniques for identifying, analyzing, planning, and controlling risk. They will use both qualitative and quantitative methods to identify risk and discuss appropriate risk response strategies. They will also learn how to incorporate their risk management analysis into the overall project plan and offer alternatives to their project sponsors and decision makers when contingencies arise and scheduled completion dates or budget targets are affected.