Project Management Capstone (Online)
Before taking this programs, registrants should complete all other Master's Certificate courses.
In the last program of the Project Management series, the intensive lab experience will allow you to work on a complex project from beginning to end in a team environment. Over six weeks, you’ll use all of the skills first introduced in the previous series courses to initiate, plan, execute, control, and close a simulated project—from developing key deliverables to facilitating meetings to justifying decisions for the benefit of key stakeholders. Each module consists of self-study pre-work and exercises, a live 90-minute instructor-led, interactive learning session, and post-session skill application and reflection exercises.
Under the guidance of a senior project manager, you will be given direct feedback and learn techniques to increase efficiency and effectiveness on the job. You will also learn how to use project management software to help provide the needed artifacts that are commonly used in any large-scale project.
Continuing Education Units
This course provides 3.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
How You Will Benefit
- Use the design-build-test-deploy approach within other waterfall project management methodologies
- Identify gaps common in many project charters
- Define the functional requirements that address business needs
- Use software to build the WBS and project schedule
- Manage the effects of change on multiple projects
- Assign and resolve resource constraints using resource leveling
- Use software to build dynamic Gantt charts with critical path identified
- Present and report project status to stakeholders
|Module 1 – Lecture: Project Initiation|
|Module 1 – Debrief: Project Charter|
|Module 2 – Lecture and Debrief: Work Breakdown Structures|
|Module 3 – Lecture and Debrief: Estimation|
|Module 4 – Lecture and Debrief: Scheduling|
|Module 5 – Lecture and Debrief: Resource Leveling and Plan Optimization|
|Module 6 – Lecture and Debrief: Tracking, Controlling and Reporting Using Earned Value Management (EVM), and Program Wrap-up|
Tom has experience in project management, product development, enterprise project management, organizational management, IT training, and IT systems implementation.
He founded and served as CEO of Project Solutions Group, a project management and training consultancy. His clients have included Microsoft, Amica, Bausch & Lomb, CSC, L-3 Communications, General Dynamics, Pitney Bowes, the State of Rhode Island, TJX, Yankee Candle Co., St. Francis College, and the Architect of the Capitol.
Tom also served as director of staff development for Akibia. Before joining Akibia, Tom worked as a consultant and project manager for Cambridge Technology Partners, where he managed large-scale system and application rollout projects for companies such as Lucent Technologies, ADP, and Mutual of New York.
Tom attended Brooklyn College and MIT, and he is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and a certified project management professional (PMP).
Live Learning Sessions
June 7-June 24, 2021
Mondays and Thursdays
1:30-3:30 p.m. CDT
November 29-December 16, 2021
Mondays and Thursdays
11:30-3:30 p.m. CDT