Project Management Essentials

  • Online

Gain Essential Skills in Project Management

In this course, you will learn essential and advanced Project Management theory from an industry expert. You will be exposed to various approaches of Project Management for various project sizes in various industries. The course also includes a review and analysis of techniques applied and tools available, and practical application of the theory learned.

Participants will receive a Pace University Certificate of Completion.

Convenient Study Option

This instructor-led course is exclusively online with live sessions with your PMP®-certified instructor over four Thursdays. In addition to learning relevant theory though engaging lectures, you will participate in discussion of simulated and real-life situations in order to apply this theory, selecting the optimal management choices, and using the appropriate management tools.

Course Benefits

  • Learn and/or review essential Project Management theory.
  • Discover useful Project Management tools available, including identifying the differences between various choices and tools and reasons for selecting one over the other.
  • Apply theory to relevant real-life examples in order to develop your skills.
  • Gain an appreciation for taking a professional certification in Project Management.

Course Topics

Topics include a review of cost estimation techniques, budgeting, Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM), Earned Value Management (EVM), scope and stakeholder management, communications, conflict resolution, risk management, monitoring project performance, performance statistics/metrics, resource management, process mapping, and a review of the various certification qualifications.

Meet the Instructor

John Sherlock is an accomplished and credentialed Project Management Professional with over 40 years of experience in the energy, financial, telecom and automotive industries as well as in academia. John is currently an Adjunct Professor at Pace University and Rockland Community College (SUNY); and until recently, an IT Program Manager with Volvo Cars of North America. John is a PMP, a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a Certified Six Sigma Instructor, a PMI-ATP Certified Instructor and also credentialed in the areas of software development, IT governance, risk, and audit.