Project Management

Course Schedule

Next class begins February 25, 2019

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Duration: 5 Days
Format: In-Person
Next Dates: February 25 – March 1, 2019
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Priority Rate (two weeks before start date): $3,745
Standard Rate: $3,995

Contact Hours/PDUs: 40
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The SMU Certificate Program in Project Management is designed to meet the educational requirement to sit for the PMP® examination. This noncredit program is offered in a five-day intensive format on the Dallas or Plano campuses.

Complete these two modules to earn your certificate:

  • Tools and Techniques (Three Days)
  • The People Side (Two Days)

Course Components

Tools and Techniques

The People Side

Day 1 

Day 2 

Day 3 

Day 4 

Day 5 

The project management method 

Organizing with project teams 

Project control techniques 

The project management method

Interpersonal skills: communication and motivation 

Effective project planning Developing realistic schedules and budgets  Workshop: Controlling a project  The leader-manager and building the project team Leadership skills 
Project Organization Workshop: Scheduling, resource planning, and trade-offs  Project risk management  Leadership styles  Workshop: situational leadership 
Workshop: structuring and organizing a project Workshop: a project planning situation  Workshop: project situations 

Each day includes both lecture and interactive workshops to give you the opportunity to practice your skills with coaching from your expert instructor. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this intensive program, you will understand how to: 

  • Implement Effective Planning & Control
  • Organize & Support Projects
  • Create Interactive Project Teams
  • Establish Effective Communications
  • Empower Project Team Members