Project Management

About This Course

Professionals with expertise in project management are highly sought after as project-based work continues to proliferate both in scale and complexity, with organizations and clients demanding greater efficiency, outcomes, and proficiency. Wake Forest University offers a distinctive project management course that helps professionals become more accomplished, qualified, and effective leaders in their fields.  This course presents an in-depth understanding of all the knowledge areas recognized by the Project Management Institute and integrates principles of leadership and communication in order to lead well technically and with others.  Participants will be weaving exam preparation into the 12-session course, including a full, online practice exam.

The Certificate in Project Management was ranked 17th in the 2016 rankings of the Top 50 Best Value Project Management Certificate Programs by Value Colleges. Read more about this ranking here.

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Course Logistics

Next start date: September 6, 2018

Registration Closed

New!  2018-2019 options
Organizational discounts available
3-6 persons per organization, per course, 15%

Bundling Discounts available
Register for more than one course in the 2018-2019 academic year, 5%

Bundling & Additional Certificate Recognition:  Add this course as a specialization to Professional Excellence suite for additional recognition along with a customizable long-term professional development plan and suite of expertise. (Professional Foundations + Professional Optimization + Project Management)The Wake Forest University Certificates Program is an open-enrollment, non-credit bearing program.

Professional Credits Available

           

*Course hours may also be submitted toward required classroom hours (35) for PMP exam.
**See Certificate Eligibility & Professional Credits

Course Take-Aways

The Project Management Certificate Course is a 12–week curricula designed to take students through the entire life-cycle of a project with a strong focus on leadership, communication alongside the technical skills necessary to be an outstanding project management professional.

Through this course, participants will gain a greater understanding of how project management is a vital component to the success of any organization and how they can strengthen their associated skillsets. 

In order to become successful project managers, participants will receive skill sets that can be applied to leading projects and people well.

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Build a business case and/or feasibility study to demonstrate strong and successful project delivery
  • Set clear expectations and provide high-level direction to execute effective project planning
  • Create strong, successful project delivery through execution, monitor and control techniques, understanding of industry tools and strategies for scheduling, budgeting and analytics
  • Close a project by utilizing staffing strategies, handing over deliverables and post implementation review

The above skills and knowledge competencies will be demonstrated through participants’ active in-class exchange, participation with each other and with class leadership, well-executed class exercises and a full, online PMP practice exam.

Course Designed For

Professionals with project management skills are highly sought after across a range of industries and professions.  In this course we will emphasize the technical skills needed in project management, day-to-day application of those skills, and leadership insights used to move projects forward effectively and well.

Those planning on taking exams to receive Project Management credentialing will benefit from the course and exam preparation through the technical skills learned and a practice PMP prep exam.  Those taking the course purely for the skills and expertise gained will appreciate the content and opportunity to learn and network with other professionals across a number of industries and applying project management effectively.

The industries below provide some examples that highly value project management expertise.

  • Energy sector
  • Financial services sector
  • Management consulting
  • Information technology
  • Construction management
  • Government contracting and procurement
  • Healthcare sector
  • Law and litigation support
  • Non-profit management
  • Manufacturing: Industrial/Transportation
  • Public relations

Certificate Course Details

  • Course Content

    1. Introduction to Project Management Course and PMP Exam

    September 6, 2018

    This course is designed to examine how Project Management plays an integral part of every company’s day to day operations. We explore the tools, skills & resources necessary to successfully plan & execute projects. Session 1 will introduce these concepts.
    We will also introduce the current PMP certification exam with regard to its structure and begin preparations for the PMP exam. Continued exam prep will be shared throughout the course alongside core course content (as shared below).

    2. Project Initiation: Planning and Scope

    September 13, 2018

    Review the lifecycle of a project, how a project is initiated, scoped and the role of a stakeholder

    3. Project Planning: Scope and Quality Management

    September 20, 2018

    Review the importance of keeping a project on time and on budget. How effective planning supports this. Exam Prep.

    4. Project Planning: Project Human Resource and Communication Management

    September 27, 2018

    Overview of the project human resource management & development phase critical for success

    5. Project Planning: Human Resources Continued
    October 4, 2018

    Continued review of the Human Resource Planning component. Exam Prep.

    6. Project Planning: Project Risk Management

    October 11, 2018

    Detailed review of the Project Risk Management knowledge area.

    7. Project Planning: Project Risk Management Continued
October 18, 2018

    Continued review of Project Risk Management knowledge area. Exam Prep.

    8. Project Execution: Project Quality Management
    October 25, 2018

    Overview of Quality Management phase, including Planning, Assurance and Control.

    9. Project Procurement

    November 1, 2018

    Review of the Project Procurement Phases in Planning, Executing and Monitoring/Controlling. Exam Prep.

    10. Project Closeout & PMP Exam Review

    November 8, 2018

    Review the steps necessary to close a project or phase.

    11. PMP Review & Prep for Practice Exam
    November 15, 2018

    Continued review of the PMP Exam and prepare for the practice exam. Exam Prep.

    November 22, 2018 
 No Class, Thanksgiving Break


    Course participants will take an Online PMP Practice Exam.

    12. PMP practice exam review and Course Wrap-up
    November 29, 2018

    Course participants will review the Practice Exam. Course wrap-up.

  • Meet the Instructor

    Kevin Price, Lead Instructor

    Kevin is the Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Compass Group. He has led multiple initiatives across industries, developing comprehensive strategies that demonstrate organizational value and impact. Kevin has a passion for making a difference through inclusive cultures and in turn having a positive impact on a daily basis in the lives of organizational associates, clients, customers and the greater community.

    Kevin served in the US Air Force as a commissioned officer and rated aviator. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from UNC Charlotte, an MBA and a Masters in HR Management from the University of Maryland. Kevin is PMP certified and has contributed and led in project management and leadership roles and responsibilities in the military, healthcare, manufacturing, and service sectors.

     

  • Prerequisites

    Course Prerequisites

    Participants must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent. A TOEFL examination for non-native speakers of English is not required but students are expected to read, write and comprehend English at the graduate level to fully participate in and gain from the program. Any requests for exceptions to these requirements must be made in writing to the program director at WakeCERT@wfu.edu.
  • Time, Location & Parking

    Time

    All classes are held on Thursdays from 6:00-9:00 PM.

    Location & Parking

    Course will be held at the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center in Uptown Charlotte: 200 North College Street, Suite 150 Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

    Parking is available at no charge in the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center Parking Garage located on 5th Street and adjacent to the Wake Forest Charlotte Center.  (You may enter/exit the garage from 5th or 6th Street.)  Please bring your parking ticket in for validation.

    Parking is available at no charge in the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center Parking Garage located on 5th Street and adjacent to the Wake Forest Charlotte Center.  (You may enter the garage from either 5th or 6th Street.)  Please bring your parking ticket in for validation.

     

  • Cost

    Cost

    $5400 one-time registration and payment for all 12 classes (36 classroom contact hours, which also cover classroom hours required by PMI before registering for the PMP exam). Registration is complete and your place in the class reserved as full payment is received.

    What’s Included

    • Some course materials are provided
    • 1 full online PMP Prep Practice exam is provided
    • Parking provided, in the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center Parking Garage
    • Coffee and light snacks are available

    *Additional course materials may be recommended for student purchase.

    Suggested Course Texts (for student purchase)

    The following books will form the structural foundation and support classroom instruction, presentations, discussions and exercises.

    • PMBOK Guide6th Edition
    • Rita Mulcahy’s PMP Exam Prep, Ninth Edition
    • Project Management: The Managerial Process, 7th Edition
      Erik Larson & Clifford Gray
  • Certificate Eligibility & Professional Credits

    Certificate Eligibility

    Participants attending all sessions and successfully completing all required coursework within the course time-frame are eligible to receive a Wake Forest University Certificate.

    *The Project Management Course Certificate and Course Overview may be submitted toward the required classroom hours (35) needed prior to taking the PMP exam.

    The Wake Forest University Certificates Program is an open-enrollment, non-credit bearing program.

    We invite you to contact us with questions or for more detail.

    Preapproved Professionals Credits

    CFRECertified Fund Raising Executive 
                  Setting standards in philanthropy
    Full participation in this course is applicable toward the 10 point maximum on the initial CFRE application and 5 point maximum on the recertification application.

    SHRMSociety for Human Resource Management
    Wake Forest University’s Professional Certificate Program is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 36 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

    Program Level: Intermediate
    Delivery Method: Group Live
    CPE Credits available: 40.8 CPE credits
    Fields of Study: Specialized Knowledge (30 credits), Personal Development (10.8 credits)

    Advanced preparation for the course is not required. To register for the course, please contact us at WakeCERT@wfu.edu or register online here.

    For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our office at 704-365-1717.

    Wake Forest University is registered with the National Association of State Board of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credits. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org.

     

For More Information

For more information or to speak with a program advisor, please contact us.

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Leadership at the front of the classroom

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