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Protégé Project Management

Gain a New Level of Project Management Effectiveness
Protégé’s Project Management Virtual Instructor-Led learning platform was developed and designed for the project teams of the 21st century. Protégé provides a virtual environment where you work on real projects with a virtual project team while learning Project Management skills, methodology, and technology. This learning modality serves a dual purpose of teaching you sound project management skills and preparing you to successfully work on a 21st-century team with members spread all over the city, country, and world.


Project Management Noncredit Training Certificate
Courses may be taken individually based on interest or budget or save with our Project Management Training Certificate Bundle.
8 courses
32 class sessions
110.50 hours total
Virtual Classroom format
Upon successful completion of the 8 courses, participants will receive a Project Management Noncredit Training Certificate. Spring and Fall Cohorts meet twice a week and complete in about 6 months. 

Courses in this certificate are all held virtually. Participants log in at the same time each week and interact with other students and the instructor via a live, web-based feed. Participants need a stable internet connection, a microphone, and speakers or headphones/headsets. 

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Refunds and partial refunds are not available after the drop date. (Sunday following the first session, for bundles this is the first session of the first course).

Program Schedule

Spring Cohort
Classes begin in April, meeting Mon/Wed 6-9:15 pm

Fall Cohort
Classes begin in Sept and meet Mon/Wed 6-9:15 pm

Individual Course Descriptions

Foundations of Project Management  Topics covered include the product and project life cycles, including initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing. Subject areas addressed include the project charter, creating a WBS, Network Diagramming, finalizing the project plan, scope management, stakeholder identification, cost management, scheduling and schedule management, and change control. Approaches Project Management from the standpoint of managing a single, stand-alone project that is small to medium in size. Virtual Classroom where students log in at the same time each week and interact with other students and the instructor via a live, web-based feed.

Project Requirements and Procurements  This course introduces attendees to the key concepts, methodologies, and best practices of collecting and managing project requirements. Additionally, the project activities associated with procurement are also covered: procurement planning, contract selection, source selection, procurement documents, and procurement execution and control. Key topics addressed include the process for collecting and analyzing requirements, defining scope through effective WBS practices, procurement planning, execution, and contract control.

Project Risk Management  This course addresses the various approaches, philosophies, and techniques for effective management of project risk and complexity. Key topics: processes and techniques for risk planning, risk identification, analysis, response planning, and control. Additional topics covered include the definition, identification, and categorization of complexity, historical approaches to complex projects, a framework for managing projects in various complexity regimes, managing project sponsorship, stakeholder analysis, and communication.

Project Cost Management Effective project cost control allows for more effective utilization of these resources and also establishes accountability and justification of project financial needs. This course covers the basics of project estimating, budgeting, financial justification, and cost control for projects. Key topics: the processes and techniques for cost management planning, estimating, budgeting and control, and earned value management.

Project Management Leadership This interactive 3-day course addresses the people side of project management-jumping far beyond the basics of project management. You will focus on the human dimension in a project management environment and be able to distinguish between project management and project leadership. Project leadership involves the understanding and alignment of organizational strategy and vision. This course will discuss the strategic planning process at both the organizational and project level.

Project Quality Control This course introduces attendees to the key concepts, methodologies, and best practices of project management quality and control. Key topics covered include quality planning, quality control, quality assurance, performance control, establishing project metrics, change control, and configuration management. It approaches project management from the standpoint of managing a single, standalone project that is small to medium in size.

Introduction to Agile Project Management This course covers the when, how, and where to employ agile, with particular emphasis on agile planning, agile estimating techniques, and agile execution. Subject areas addressed include various agile frameworks (including Scrum), user stories, the history of agile, sprints, retrospectives, requirements, common agile misconceptions, and agile as it pertains to the organization.

Project Management Capstone Prerequisites: All 7 of the above Project Management courses. Finish your LCC Project Management Training Certificate by engaging in a real-time simulated project, often working with other students, and guided by a seasoned project management professional. From project origination to completion, you'll have the opportunity to apply all of the skills and techniques you've learned throughout the program, including leadership, risk and cost management, quality control, and more.