Professional Development Opportunities in Project Management
We offer a wide variety of Project Management opportunities that meets organizations’ specific needs!
Project Management Bootcamp is a five-session, instructor-led program provides participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to manage projects following the framework set forth by the Project Management Institute (PMI). This program is intended for individuals who are interested in using and refining the skills associated with project management. The entry criteria for this program includes individuals who are:
- IT professionals, experienced with project management
- Currently working in a position in which project management skills are required
- Preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) from PMI
At Program Completion
After completing this program, participants will be able to:
- Describe the Project Management Framework
- Describe the Project Management Lifecycle and Organizational Structures
- Identify Project Management Process Groups, Knowledge Areas, and Processes
- Conduct Project Integration Management
- Conduct Project Scope Management
- Conduct Project Time Management
- Conduct Project Cost Management
- Conduct Project Quality Management
- Conduct Project Human Resource Management
- Conduct Project Communications Management
- Conduct Project Risk Management
- Conduct Project Procurement Management
- Conduct Project Stakeholder Management
- Abide by the Requirements for Professional and Social Responsibility
There are no prerequisites for this program.
This Program helps you prepare for the following Project Management credentials:
- Project Management Professional (PMP)
- Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
This Program will also provide you with a Penn State University Program Completion Certificate.
The participant kit includes a comprehensive participant manual and other materials necessary for this class. In addition, participants will receive a copy of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Fifth Edition.
This two-day, virtual, instructor-led program provides students with the essential knowledge and skills needed to work as a project manager. As part of the program, participants will receive a digital workbook containing all program content covering five process groups, ten knowledge areas, and forty-nine processes. The workbook includes over twenty-five interactive activities and ten progress check reviews. In addition to this workbook, participants will receive a digital matrix representing the entirely of the project management life cycle.
- Define projects, project management, and project managers
- Identify the five process groups and ten knowledge areas as defined by PMI
- Describe the triple constraint
- Perform a project needs assessment and write goals, requirements, and deliverables
- Build a project schedule by estimating time, costs, and resources
- Understand and use the work breakdown structure
- Create project planning documents, such as a schedule, risk management plan, and communication plan
- Use planning tools, including the Gantt chart, network diagram, and RACI chart
- Establish and use baselines
- Monitor and maintain the project
- Perform basic management tasks, including leading status meetings and ensuring all documents are complete at the end of the project
Includes: Two full days of instruction, all materials, Penn State University Certificates, and 1.4 earned Continuing Education Units (CEUs) – recognized nationally. Additionally, the 14 hours earned in class can be used toward the 35 hours of education needed to APPLY for the certification.
Regardless of your role (Project Manager, Business Analysts, Project Team Member, Executive, etc.) we can help you get up to speed on what it means to deliver agile projects whether you’re using Scrum, Kanban, or something else as your methodology! Our Agile courses are role-based and focus on what is important at every level.
This two-day course explains the rationale for adopting Agile practices within organizations, based on a review of the evolution of project management and product development techniques. We focus on Lean and related practices as precursors to Scrum and Agile, and focus on principles and good practices for Agile adoption and transformation in complex enterprises.
After completing this course, students will
- Understand why Agile and Scrum are used
- Understand the appropriate field of use for Agile techniques
- Understand the differences between traditional project management and Agile product development
- Understand some of the most common Agile estimation and sizing techniques
- Understand the key activities, roles, and rules of the road for the Scrum framework
This course begins preparing participants toward achieving basic ScrumMaster certification, though additional reading and learning is also typically required depending on the certifying organization chosen. This course will also provide you with a Penn State University Course Completion Certificate.