University of Phoenix
Address: Central Florida Campus Orlando, FL 32826 United States
Date Approved: 2003-12-03
Web site: unknown
Review: Business/Central Florida, Project Management Certificate
Degree Offered: Project Management Certificate Format: Campus
Program Description: The Professional Certificate in Project Management focuses on the professional success of its students. It emphasizes real-world application with assignments designed to apply the newfound skills and knowledge to the workplace. Practical study materials, team activities, and presentations to the class foster teamwork, critical thinking, self-confidence, and application of project technical and leadership skills. This program is consistent with generally accepted project management principles, including the project management processes and knowledge areas. Required Course of Study CPMGT 300 - Project Management This course examines project management roles and environments, the project life cycle, and various techniques of work planning, and control and evaluation to achieve project objectives. The tools currently available to project managers are illustrated in this course through the use of Microsoft® Project software. (3 credits) CPMGT 301 - Strategic Portfolio and Project Management This course provides students with insight into the management of an organization’s strategic project portfolio. Students will learn the value of aligning a project’s goals and objectives with the organization’s strategies and stakeholders’ interests. In addition, this course will illustrate how project teams are used to accomplish continuous improvement and to facilitate change within the organization. Students will also examine the characteristics of global and virtual project management. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CPMGT 300. CPMGT 302 - Procurement and Risk Management This course explores the procurement planning process, contracting methods and phases, outsourcing, contract administration, and the external environment of the procurement management processes. The course also addresses risk management applied to both project and procurement management processes. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CPMGT 300. CPMGT 303 - Project Estimating and Control Techniques To be successful, project managers must analyze alternative project decisions by relying heavily on project estimating and control tools and techniques. This course provides students with the skills required to plan, baseline, monitor, analyze, and evaluate project performance. Students work in groups to analyze program parameters and work situations. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CPMGT 300. CPMGT 304 - Leading Projects in Organizations This course provides students with an overview of organizational behavior as it relates to project management. It introduces various techniques and processes that will help students develop effective communication and interpersonal skills to successfully manage project teams. In addition, numerous leadership and motivation theories are presented as well as techniques that minimize stress in the project environment. Furthermore, project decision-making processes and techniques that facilitate effective and efficient project change management are addressed in this course. Students will also examine the influence of globalization, technology, and future trends in project management. (3 credits) Prerequisite: CPMGT 300. CPMGT 305 - Project Management Capstone This course is the capstone of the Professional Certificate in Project Management. Students will demonstrate project management skills learned via the preparation of a project plan and presentation of that plan to the executive board in a role-play environment. Key project management concepts and processes studied in the prior five courses will be integrated and applied to the class project. (3 credits) Prerequisites: CPMGT 300, CPMGT 301, CPMGT 302, CPMGT 303, and CPMGT 304. While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.