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The Fundamentals of Project Management

Gain the knowledge and skills to manage a project successfully from start to finish.  In an intensive, five-day format, learn how to develop a project plan, communicate with a diverse group of stakeholders, and achieve your team’s goals efficiently and effectively.

Course Overview

The program curriculum follows content outlined in A Guide to the PMI® Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK™, Sixth Edition). An expert instructor will introduce and illustrate various project management models, and you will have opportunities to practice and apply skills and competencies through group and individual exercises.
The SMU Project Management Certificate program comprises two integrated modules, “Tools and Techniques” (3 days) and “The People Side” (2 days), which together provide a comprehensive foundation for implementing a project management approach in your work and organization.

Specific topics include:

  • Implementing Effective Planning and Control
  • Organizing and Supporting Projects
  • Creating Interactive Project Teams
  • Establishing Effective Communications
  • Empowering Project Team Members

Key Benefits

  • Meet the educational requirement to sit for the PMP® (Project Management Professional) Exam
  • Learn and practice the six elements of an effective project plan
  • Understand vital tools and techniques used to support project management
  • Learn strategies to identify and mitigate risks to project success
  • Learn to effectively manage communications and reporting skills

Why Choose SMU?

SMU PRO provides:

  • Experienced instructors who are senior-level, practicing professionals
  • Diverse student participants from a variety of corporate, nonprofit and entrepreneurial industries and academic fields
  • Concentrated schedule – one full week on campus
  • Classes delivered in-person to optimize real, hands-on learning and maximize opportunities for interaction and networking

Who Should Attend?

  • New project managers
  • Team members who contribute to projects
  • Experienced managers looking for advanced skills and best practices
  • Innovative business professionals who want to encourage collaboration

Entrance Requirements

  • Open to beginner and experienced project managers alike
  • No prerequisites



Start Date & Time:
04 May 2020, 08:30

End Date & Time:
08 May 2020, 17:00

SMU Main Campus, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Priority Registration $3,745 / Standard Registration $3,995. Fees include tuition, textbooks and all materials.

Please click here for additional information and to register.

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