Full course description
Project Management Certificate Program
Robinson College of Business
Georgia State University
Certified project managers are in high demand across many endeavors and disciplines including health care, information technology, manufacturing, and the professional services sector. Organizations value effective project managers for their ability to integrate the best practices of project management with enterprise-wide initiatives in areas such as innovation, continuous improvement, new product introduction, and transformational change.
What's Special About this Certificate Program in Project Management?
The Certificate Program in Project Management is designed and taught by a world-class project management professor and practitioner. Richard Deane who has more than 30 years of project management teaching and consulting experience and is one of the most highly rated professors teaching in Georgia State University’s executive education programs. Dr. Deane offers real-world project management wisdom based on his practical experience leading small and large-scale projects as a consultant.
The four-day Project Management program will be held:
June 4-7, 2019, Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration closes May 28th
Georgia State University, Robinson College of Business
Buckhead Center, Tower Place 200, Suite 500, 3348 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326:
- Stakeholder interests, project charter, scope planning, and project activity relationships
- The project baseline schedule, resource plan, and the project budget
- Project execution, monitoring, and control; Microsoft Project™ essentials
- Project team dynamics, working with difficult team members, project risk management
Program Participants (Who Should Attend)
- Individuals interested in developing a better understanding of how project management methodologies can improve project success—whether the projects are large or small
- Managers of project managers who have general responsibility for a wide range of projects and programs
- Individuals who are responsible for managing multiple small projects that are undertaken simultaneously and changing on a regular basis
- Project managers who want to become leaders of enterprise-wide transformational projects
- Managers and directors who want to effectively implement innovation initiatives
- Senior managers with oversight responsibilities for multiple projects
Program participants will return to their organizations with the knowledge and skills to:
- Effectively define project requirements and write a project charter
- Employ a structured process for identifying and managing project stakeholders
- Organize the project via a project work breakdown structure and network diagram
- Estimate activity durations and generate a project schedule including the critical path
- Strategically balance project duration, cost, and scope objectives
- Develop a project resource plan and budget
- Monitor and control the progress of a project during execution
- Develop and implement a project risk management plan
- Apply project management software as an important tool in project planning
- Master the unique leadership skills required to lead a project team
- The program recently received an overall rating of 4.93 out of 5 from the participants
Richard H. Deane, PMP, PE, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Managerial Sciences at Robinson College of Business. His main interest is in the practical application of project management principles. Richard consults for organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Acuity Brands, General Electric, Boys and Girls Clubs, ING, and various public and private health organizations. He has won teaching awards at Georgia State, Georgia Tech, and Purdue University. Richard is also a registered professional engineer and a certified Project Management Professional.
Upon program completion, you will receive a Certificate in Project Management. The program qualifies for 35 contact hours or 3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).