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Project Management Noncredit Certificate

Shape the Outcome

Optimize scope, time and budget to achieve project goals. 

Effective project managers use a variety of tools and techniques to deliver quality projects on time and within budget. Develop skills and knowledge you can bring to traditional and agile business environments.

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Dates

February 6-June 17, 2023
7 courses to earn certificate
(6 courses with boot camp)

Format

Online Study (Canvas) + Scheduled Virtual Sessions (Zoom)

Investment

$845 Core Courses
$1,595 Boot Camp (2 Courses)
UW-Green Bay Partnership Rate

UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

Certificate Offered in Cooperation with UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education (UWM SCE) is an Authorized Training Partner with Project Management Institute (PMI). You earn Professional Development Units recognized by PMI for every course you take in the UWM certificate. For the PMP Boot Camp and the DASM prep class, you receive licensed, up-to-date content and online learning assets from PMI as well as UWM’s customized content. PMP Boot Camp and Disciplined Agile courses and instructors are authorized by PMI.

Flexible Training

Taught by instructors with industry and academic experience, the Project Management Certificate Program offers a range of courses designed to meet your professional goals. 

Participants will receive instructions for logging into Canvas to access course materials approximately one week prior to first class. This class is interactive and instructor-led. Each week has recorded presentations, reading/writing assignments, quizzes and online discussion.

Project Management Foundations

Spring 2023

February 6-February 14, 2023
Success in project management demands a structured, systematic approach to projects. Develop the core tools and techniques for each phase: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing. Gain a working foundation to better plan and control a variety of projects in your organization. Recommended first class.
Instructor: Sandra Hoskins
Cost: $845

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Estimating, Scheduling & Managing Project Performance

Spring 2023

February 22-February 23, 2023
Through case studies and hands-on practice, examine each step involved in estimating time, resources and costs for budgeting and project scheduling. The elements of the planning phase of a project are critical to its execution and control. Learn how to accurately track performance throughout the project’s life cycle using valuable metrics.
Instructor: Jackie Ramin
Cost: $845

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PMP® Boot Camp: Intensive Test Prep Plus Study Strategies & Tools

Spring 2023
(Counts as Two Core Classes)

March 8-May 3, 2023
For anyone who is preparing to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® exams, this 35-hour course provides students with an in-depth study of knowledge areas covered in the “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge®” (PMBOK®), PMP® Exam Content Outline and Agile® Practice Guide as they relate to the three domains of project management. The course provides a context for traditional, agile and hybrid approaches to the project life cycle. The course focuses on the knowledge required from the multiple resources required to implement a PM framework and to complete the exam.

Included in this course:

  • PMP® Student Manual
  • Sample Scenario discussion to reinforce concepts
  • Detailed information to support the content of the PMP Exam Content Outline, PMBOK Guide and Agile Practice Guide
  • Manual and electronic templates that can be used as a study aid and for daily project work
  • Additional study aids for post-course study
  • Brain Dump Sheet
  • Electronic Flashcards
  • 12-24-week Study Agenda
  • Access to a weekly one-hour content review call
  • Application support including a project tracking sheet and review prior to submission.

Instructor: Sandra Hoskins
Cost: $1,595

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Managing Project Risks

Spring 2023

April 5-6, 2023
Review tools and processes that help mitigate risk and increase quality as companies demand products and services faster and cheaper. Understanding and managing risks in delivering quality products are key to customer satisfaction.
Instructor: Jackie Ramin
Cost: $845

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Critical Thinking: Business Analysis & Decision-Making Strategies

Spring 2023

April 17-19, 2023
Sharpen your skills by becoming more aware of your own thought process and the thought processes of others. Learn techniques to foster critical thinking through probing and reflecting. Enhance skills in structuring an argument, judging the credibility of a source and making better decisions.  As a result, you become more effective in analysis, communication and leadership.
Instructor: Barb Farmerie
Cost: $845

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Managing Project Scope & the Impact of Change

Spring 2023

May 3-5, 2023
You are about to kick off a project. The scope and budget are set – or are they? This project is too important: you need to keep a good handle on it to ensure the team members don’t squander their hours away. Take an in-depth look at each step involved in estimating time, resources and costs for budgeting and scheduling a project.
Instructor: Sam Coomar
Cost: $845

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Empowering Project Teams: Facilitating Communication & Collaboration

Spring 2023

May 22-June 17, 2023
Teams that can communicate, collaborate and cooperate provide the foundation of successful project and product delivery. Get the core tools and techniques to ensure timely delivery of information to stakeholders. Develop your ability to collaborate and influence without authority, creating a positive work environment that leverages roles and responsibilities. Required and optional texts (purchased by participant) – Required: “Building Team Power,” Second Edition, by Thomas Kayser (approx. $30). Optional: “You Can’t Lead With Your Feet on the Desk” by Ed Fuller (approx. $20).
Instructor: Alan Waite
Cost: $845

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Agile Project Management

 

Dates TBA (Spring or Summer 2023)
Quickly responding to changing conditions is critical to success in today’s business climate. When properly executed, agile development rapidly generates the project outcomes and deliverables that your business requires to compete in fast-paced marketplaces. This course provides an overview of Agile from the Agile Manifesto to how it is being used today.
Instructor: Sandra Hoskins
Cost: $845

Managing Multiple Projects

 

Dates TBA (Spring or Summer 2023)
In the fast-paced world of project management, most project managers manage more than one project at a time. Learn tools and techniques for managing multiple projects. Through case studies, classic project management theory and real-world, hands-on experience, gain a portfolio of tools, processes and templates that can be used immediately on your job. Required textbook purchased by participant: “Managing Multiple Projects,” by Tobis and Tobis.
Instructor: Alan Waite
Cost: $845

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Gain a Competitive Edge

Digital Credentials

Upon successful completion of five minimum courses, you will receive an exclusive UW-Milwaukee credential, a digital badge validating your accomplishment and signaling to employers your mastery of the curriculum. The digital badge can be featured on LinkedIn, your resume, email signature and website.

Instructors

instructor Sam Coomer
Sam Coomar

PMP, DASSM, CSM, Six Sigma Black Belt

Sam Coomar is a business leader with varied experiences in business development, management, information technology and project management. Sam is currently a program manager in life sciences and information technology. He has worked for AON and CVS-Caremark in program management and solution delivery roles.

instructor Barbara Farmerie
Barb Farmerie
MBA, PMP

Barb Farmerie was born in Pittsburgh, PA, but has been a resident of Milwaukee for more than 20 years. Much of that time was spent working for MillerCoors as an IT development manager where she delivered business application projects throughout all functional areas of the organization including human resources, finance, international sales and delivery, marketing, and plant operations. During this time, she also acquired her MBA from Marquette University.

instructor Sandra Hoskins
Sandra Hoskins

ISP, ITCP, PMP, CSM

As a speaker, mentor, educator, consultant, author and project manager, Sandra Hoskins is committed to working with people who want to create excellence in their life, whether at work, home, play or in their community. Sandra’s passions are project management and education. Her participation in these professions has taught her the importance of work-life balance.

instructor Jackie Ramin
Jackie Ramin
PMP

Jackie Ramin is a program manager at CDW in Madison, Wisconsin. In her 19 years at CDW, she has managed information technology projects including Cisco IP telephony, network engineering, servers and storage, data center co-location, e-commerce web site development and building and data center construction. Ramin is PMP-certified and has a master’s certificate in project management from UW-Madison. In addition, she has served on the UW-Madison School of Business Project Management Advisory Board and has taught a master’s level course on project management.

instructor Alan Waite
Alan Waite
MA, CEC

Alan Waite is CEO of the Praxis Corporation and executive director of the Phoenix Rising Praxis Foundation, a nonprofit organization. Over a span of 35 years, Waite has served as a business executive, HR payroll manager, public service legislative business analyst, life and corporate coach, educator, author and courtroom trial consultant. He was board chairman and senior vice president for NVS Technologies, Inc., an environmental corporation that marketed waste-to-energy and bio-remedial technologies. He was also the executive vice president of Pallas Productions, Inc., a California-based music production company.

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Need Guidance?

If you have any questions or need additional guidance, please contact Christopher Ledvina, Business Development Specialist.

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