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Certificate in Project Management

Kent State's Project Management Programs Blend Theory with Real-life Processes, Tools and Methodologies to Effectively Execute Projects


Manage Projects to Meet Customer's Requirements: Stay on Time and on Budget

Successful project management is a vital skill in today's business world. Organizations are faced with increasing pressure to complete projects in shorter timeframes and with fewer resources than in the past. Professionals need practical methods to ensure that projects are profitable and aligned with the strategic goals of their organization.

The Kent State Certificate in Project Management provides professionals currently working as project managers or aspiring to take on project management responsibilities the skills they need to improve performance, provide leadership and deliver projects on time and on budget. Using a balanced mix of lecture, group exercises and a project management case study, you will learn the skills necessary to manage a project from launch through completion. Particular emphasis is placed on defining the customer's requirements and building a realistic schedule. The tools and principles taught in this three-day certificate program are based on the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).

These programs may be taken individually for particular competency development or in the series to attainthe Kent State Certificate in Project Management.

Read a recent article by Kent State's Project Management Facilitator, Bob Jewell

Project Management: A Skill for Managing Resources Better.

 

 


Bob Jewell Project Management

 Looking for certificates for project managers? Kent State Facilitator
Bob Jewell talks about the
Project Management programs

Certificate in Project Management participants. Spring 2014
Certificate of Project Management participants

Ariel B., Steve D.-Dealer Tire, Stefanie G.-Cleveland Clinic, Kimberly H.-Kent State University, JR J.-Dealer Tire, Sharon J.-Aon Hewitt International, Ryan K.-Dealer Tire, Dave L.-Workman Industrial Services, Inc., Russ L.-Anchor Manufacturing Group, Bryan M.-Dealer Tire,Robert  M.-Virtual Hold Technologies, Jolene O.- A. Schulman Inc., Allison O.-Dealer Tire, Carri R.-Workman Industrial Services, Inc., Abby S., Polly W.-University Hospitals


Essential Skills for Managing Projects

Facilitator: Bob Jewell

In this two-day program you will learn basic knowledge on what it takes to carry out projects effectively through the understanding and application of standard project management tools and techniques. It is a nuts-and-bolts program that presents you with "everything you need to know" to manage projects effectively. Examples include:

  • Project introduction – stakeholders, triple constraints, project lifecycle
  • Project initiation, definition and leadership – deliverables vs. scope, chartering
  • Project planning – milestones, budgeting, work plans, scheduling, critical path
  • Project execution and control
  • Project close out
  • The tools and principles taught in this program are based on the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)

Essential Skills for Managing Projects

Times available:

  • Wednesday, April 8 and Thursday, April 9, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Twinsburg - $695

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Advanced Skills for Managing Projects

Facilitator: Bob Jewell

In this follow-up to the one-day Essential Skills for Managing Projects program, you will take a more in-depth look at critical topics in Project Management. The tools and principles taught in this program are based on the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).

  • Applying the essential skills
  • Resource management
  • Time management
  • Project leadership
  • Change management
  • Risk management
  • Managing multiple projects
  • Monitoring and controlling

Bob Jewell- Project Management-Advanced Skills

Times available:

  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Twinsburg - $295
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Twinsburg - $295

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Project Leadership

Facilitator: Bob Jewell

Optional Program

Organizing and managing the day-to-day activities of a project can be challenging enough. However, you must also have the skills necessary to develop a high-performing team, make and implement effective decisions, and communicate with and influence stakeholders outside your core project team. The difference between management and leadership will forever be debated, but when it comes to projects – you manage the process and lead the people. This program focuses on three skills to effectively lead a project:

  • Developing an effective team
  • Communicating with and influencing your stakeholders
  • Making effective project decisions
Bob Jewell- Project Management-Project Leadership

Times available:

  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Twinsburg - $295

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