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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
Instruction Method: Virtual Live 
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. 

Virtual Live Instruction is an online learning platform that allows you to attend classes remotely, interacting with your instructor and classmates in real-time. To participate in this mode of learning, you need a stable internet connection and a computer equipped with speakers and a microphone. The course includes a workbook and other relevant materials.

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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

Discover the power of Project Management, an in-demand skill set that can take your career to new heights. This comprehensive course covers everything from project initiation to closing, including project charters, WBS creation, network diagramming, scope management, stakeholder identification, cost management, scheduling, and change control. Whether you're managing a small or medium-sized project, this course will equip you with the tools you need to succeed. Get ready to unleash your potential and make your mark in the world of Project Management.

Requirements and Procurements
This course empowers you with the knowledge and skills to effectively collect and manage project requirements. It equips you with the best practices and methodologies to achieve project success. The course covers a wide range of topics including analyzing requirements, defining scope through effective WBS practices, procurement planning, execution, and contract selection. Get ready to embark on an exciting journey of learning and growth!

Cost Management
By implementing effective cost control measures in your project, you can optimize the utilization of resources while also ensuring accountability and justification of financial needs. This course empowers you with the fundamentals of project estimating, budgeting, financial justification and cost control, helping you master the processes and techniques needed for successful cost management planning. Additionally, the course covers earned value management, a key tool for tracking project progress and ensuring project success.

Quality Control
Join us for an empowering course that will introduce you to the fundamental concepts, methodologies, and best practices of project management quality and control. Gain insights into managing a single, standalone project with confidence, no matter how small or medium it is. The course will take you through quality planning, quality control, quality assurance, execution, and controlling processes, and encourage you to participate in group exercises that reinforce the key concepts. You'll learn how to establish project metrics, control performance, manage change, and configuration while adhering to the Project Management Institute's (PMI®) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

Risk Management
Are you ready to tackle the challenging world of project management? Join our informative course that explores the cutting-edge approaches, philosophies, and techniques for effective management of project risk and complexity. Discover how to plan, identify, analyze, and respond to risks using the latest methods and tools. You'll also learn about the art of managing complexity, historical approaches to complex projects, and a framework for managing projects of varying levels of complexity. Get ready to master stakeholder analysis, communication, and project sponsorship for success!

Intro to Agile
Interested in mastering agile methodologies and techniques? This course has got you covered with all the essential information you need to know about agile planning, estimating, and execution. You'll learn about a variety of agile frameworks, including the renowned Scrum, as well as user stories, sprints, retrospectives, requirements, and more. We'll also delve into the fascinating history of agile and debunk some of the most common misconceptions surrounding this approach. And, of course, you'll discover how agile can be applied to your organization for maximum results. We use the Project Management Institute's (PMI®) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) as the framework for our terminology, processes, and definitions. Get ready to become an agile pro!

Leadership Essentials
The PM Leadership Essentials Class takes you beyond the basics of project management and focuses on the human dimension of project leadership. By aligning organizational strategy and vision, you will learn to distinguish between project management and project leadership. With a deep understanding of the strategic planning process at both the organizational and project level, you will be equipped to handle the challenge of gaining commitment and cooperation from individuals outside your authority. Gain knowledge about your own influencing style and improve your influence skills to succeed in situations where you have no positional authority. With case studies, exercises, and discussions, you will acquire core skills to communicate and cooperate across functions, distances, and cultures. Join us and learn the terminology, processes, and definitions of project management according to the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

Prerequisite: Participants must have successfully completed the seven project management courses. 
Congratulations on successfully completing all 7 of the PM courses in the series. Now, it's time to take your Project Management skills to the next level by engaging in a real-time simulated project. You'll be working alongside other students, and guided by a seasoned project management professional. This experience will allow you to apply all of the skills and techniques you've learned throughout the program, including leadership, risk and cost management, quality control, and more. Get ready to put your knowledge into practice and make a real difference!