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Learn in-demand management skills and advance your career with the University of Georgia Project Management Certificate program.

Program Information

Project Management, In-Person (Atlanta)

Dates:
June 24–27 & July 8, 2024

Program Format:
In-Person + Live-Virtual

Program Fees:
$3,499 (includes digital course materials such as: a slide deck, handouts, and other reading resources.)

Additional resource:
The Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) is available for purchase via Amazon or PMI.

Project Management, Live-Virtual

Dates:
July 16–August 3, 2024

Program Format:
Live-Virtual

Program Fees:
$2,499 (includes digital course materials such as: a slide deck, handouts, and other reading resources.)

Additional Resource:
The Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) is available for purchase via Amazon or PMI.

Overview

The Project Management Certificate and Executive Project Management Certificate give you the essential knowledge and skills needed to progress in your career and become a better leader. Designed for a wide range of professionals and skill levels, these 36-hour programs will prepare you to tackle simple and complex projects from start to finish, on time, and within budget. They also fulfill the project management education hours (35) required to qualify to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam.

Contact

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  • Associate Director of Open Enrollment Programs & Conferences, Executive Education

Instructor

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Alan Zucker, PMP, PMI-ACP
  • Founding Principal, Project Management Essentials LLC

Alan Zucker has more than 25 years of experience leading projects and project management organizations in Fortune 100 companies. He is an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University and is a senior instructor with several national, professional development organizations.

Alan has a master’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland and a master’s certificate in IT Project Management from George Washington University. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Agile Professional (PMI-ACP) through the Project Management Institute. He also holds multiple Agile certifications from the Disciplined Agile Consortium, Scrum Alliance and Scaled Agile.

In 2016, Alan founded Project Management Essentials to provide advisory consulting and training in project management and Agile transformation to clients across the United States. He is also a keynote speaker and thought leader and is regularly featured in the industry press and as a podcast guest. He also publishes monthly articles on project management, agile, and leadership.

What You’ll Learn

In these programs, students will gain the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to be successful project managers. The classes are aligned to the standards and practices outlined in the Project Management Institute (PMI)® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), and other industry standards such as The Scrum Guide™.

At the end of these programs, you will:

  • Know the foundational concepts of project, program, and portfolio management
  • Be able to initiate, plan, and execute a project using traditional and agile practices
  • Understand the required leadership and management skills to be a successful project manager

Topics in the programs include:

  • Project management concepts, roles, responsibilities and lifecycle stages
  • Practices and tools for successfully end-to-end project management:
    • Selecting and initiating projects
    • Planning scope, schedule and cost
    • Managing change, risks, actions, issues and status
  • Stakeholder and communications management
    • Identifying, assessing and building stakeholder relationships
    • Effective communications and meeting best practices
  • Agile project management mindset, principles, methodologies
    • Lean and Kanban
    • Scrum
  • Program and portfolio management concepts and strategies
    • Project selection
    • Program and portfolio governance and management
  • Leadership and building high-performing teams

The programs include hands-on in-class exercises, and outside-of-class group case studies. The exercises and case studies reinforce the concepts provided in class and give students experience using the tools and practices.

Note: While these programs may be helpful in preparing for the PMP exam, they are not designed to be PMP exam prep classes. Please check out the Project Management Professional PMP® Prep course to learn information, tips, techniques and learning strategies that will help you prepare for the PMP certification exam.

*PMI, PMBOK and PMP are trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. which is registered in the United States and other nations.

Who Should Attend?

Students from a variety of backgrounds, industries and experience are welcome and will benefit from these programs, including:

  • People interested in becoming project managers and are starting careers in project management
  • Managers, supervisors and individuals managing projects who have not received formal training and want to learn project management skills and processes
  • Professionals in other fields who find themselves responsible for managing projects.

Students will be awarded a Certificate of Program Completion for 3.6 UGA Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing the program and will be eligible to claim the following:

  • Project Management Institute (PMI) PDUs: 26 Technical and 10 Leadership (36 total)
  • Professional development credits (PDCs) awarded by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Compare Programs

In-Person Project Management Certificate Program

The Executive Project Management Certificate, offered by the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Terry College Executive Education, is a course designed to start or advance your career in project management.  With just five days of in-person instruction and 2.5 hours of outside-of-class group work, this is an ideal program for busy professionals seeking a onsite classroom experience. This program is taught at the Terry Executive Education Center in Atlanta.

This interactive program will satisfy the formal project management education hours (35) required by PMI® for anyone planning to take the Project Management Professional exam.

Date: June 24–27 & July 8, 2024
Course Number: #1543-002
Course Format: Classroom + Live-Online

This is a 36-hour course that will begin on June 24, 2024 and end on July 8, 2024. The course includes 4 days (32 hours) of classroom instruction, a 1.5 hour live-online session and 2.5 hours of required outside-of-class group case study work.

The class will meet live (in person) Monday – Thursday, June 24 – 26, 2024 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and live-online (virtually) Monday, July 8, 2024 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A 1-hour lunch break is built into the schedule for the first 4 days of the class. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

2.5 hours of required outside-of-class group case study work must be completed between June 28th and July 7th. Meeting times to complete the case study work can be scheduled as needed by each group.

Continuing Education Information

Students are awarded a Certificate of Program Completion for 3.6 UGA Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing the course and are eligible to claim the following:

  • Project Management Institute (PMI) PDUs: 25 Technical and 11 Leadership (36 total)
  • The course is eligible for professional development credits (PDCs) awarded by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Attendance Policy and Other Important Requirements

To receive the Certificate of Program Completion and Continuing Education Units (CEUs), participants must:

  • Attend 100% of the scheduled class sessions.
  • Participate in all in-class and out-of-class learning activities.
  • Earn a combined score of 72 points or higher for all course requirements.

Technology Requirements

Note: a laptop will be needed on day 2 and 4 of this class. Free Wi-Fi is provided on the campus. 

During the live-online session(s), participants must have strong internet service and a laptop/desktop computer with audio and video capabilities to interact with the instructor and classmates fully. 

Live-Online Project Management Program

The Project Management Certificate gives you the essential knowledge and skills you need to progress in your career and become a better leader. Designed for a wide range of professionals and skill levels, this 36-hour course will prepare you to tackle simple and complex projects from start to finish, on time, and within budget. It also fulfills the project management education hours (35) required to qualify to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam.

Date: July 16-August 3, 2024
Course Number: #0821-008
Course Format: Live-Online & Instructor-led virtual sessions
Hours: 36
Credits: 3.6 CEUs

The course includes 30 hours of live-online sessions and approximately six (6) hours of required out-of-class group case study work.

This is a 36-hour course that will begin on July 16, 2024 and end on August 3, 2024. The class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays for 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EST).

Continuing Education Information

Attendance Policy and Other Important Requirements

To receive the Certificate of Program Completion and Continuing Education Units (CEUs), participants must:

  • Attend at least 85% of the scheduled live-online class sessions.
  • Participate in all in-class and out-of-class learning activities.
  • Earn a combined score of 72 points or higher for all course requirements.
Technology Requirements

During the live-online sessions, participants are expected to have strong internet service and a laptop/desktop computer with audio and video capabilities to fully interact with the instructor and classmates.