Organizational success centers on the ability to develop and execute a strong strategy, through efforts which support company objectives and achieve sustainable outcomes. Individuals who lead such efforts are often functional experts, but not formally trained in project management processes.
A solid foundation in project management processes, combined with operational understanding and leadership skills, can further drive professional effectiveness, and enhance value to an organization.
The College of Charleston Project Management PMP® Test Prep Course is designed to provide a foundation in project management processes and tools, while helping students to prepare for the PMP® exam. The course is offered in a thorough and efficient bootcamp style, covering concepts including:
- Defining the opportunities or problems to be exploited or solved
- Planning outcomes and the path to achievement
- Leading teams and directing efforts
- Managing risk and change
- Removing roadblocks and making decisions
- Influencing stakeholders
- Analyzing results and recommending improvements and solutions
- Ability to state the process and knowledge areas from the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
- Understanding of the inputs, process and outputs for each Knowledge Area
- Ability to use industry standard tools and techniques to manage a variety of circumstances
- Capability to implement the leadership skills needed to effectively manage a project team and stakeholders
This 35-hour non-credit program will be offered over a two week period. Please see course syllabus for schedule. Students must attend 100% of the course sessions in order to qualify for the PMP® exam. The course is presented in an interactive class-based environment, utilizing lecture, case studies, simulation, problem-solving exercises, group projects, and individual assessments.
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Who Should Enroll?The course is designed for the following individuals:
- Professionals who have the requisite project management experience, but need the education component to qualify for the PMP® exam.
- Professionals who have some project management experience, and are seeking career advancement or change.
- Professionals who have some project management experience, and whose employer has offered to sponsor project management skill development.