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Certificate in Project Management Professional

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This course introduces you to the latest development in PMP application that will help you develop the competencies and skills for planning and controlling projects and understanding interpersonal issues that drive successful project outcomes. Focusing on the introduction of new products and processes, this course examines the project management life cycle, defining project parameters, matrix management challenges, effective project management tools and techniques, and the role of a project manager. This course will guide you through the fundamental project management tools and behavioral skills necessary to successfully launch, lead, and realize benefits from projects in profit and nonprofit organizations. Special attention is given to those critical success factors required to overcoming resistance to change.

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Entry Requirements

Diploma and First Degree (Waiver: High School (O’Level) with minimum of 2 years work experience in a related field can apply).

Learning Outcomes

By the time you complete this course, you should be able to:

1. Understand project management design, development, and deployment

2. Use project management tools, techniques, and skills

3. Employ strategies to address the ubiquitous issue of resistance to change

4. Align critical resources for effective project implementation

5. Understand the implications, challenges, and opportunities of organizational dynamics in project management

6. Identify and use key performance metrics for project success

7. Understand how to manage project cost, quality, and delivery

8. Engage and lead effective project management teams in your organization

9. Impart project management knowledge, tools, and processes to your colleagues

10. Recognize and mitigate the early seeds of failure in the project life cycle

Course Outline

Module 1: Getting Started with Project Management

Topic A: Components of Project Management

Topic B: Project Management and the Business

Module 2: Project Management and the Organization

Topic A: Identify Organizational Influences

Topic B: Project Stakeholders and Governance

Topic C: The Project Team

Topic D: The Project Life Cycle

Module 3: Working with Project Management Processes

Topic A: Project Management Processes and Knowledge Areas

Topic B: Identify Project Information

Module 4: Initiating a Project

Topic A: Develop a Project Charter

Topic B: Identify Project Stakeholders

Module 5: Planning a Project

Topic A: Develop a Project Management Plan

Topic B: Plan Scope Management

Topic C: Collect Project Requirements

Topic D: Define Project Scope

Topic E: Create a WBS

Module 6: Planning for Project Time Management

Topic A: Plan Schedule Management

Topic B: Define Project Activities

Topic C: Sequence Project Activities

Topic D: Estimate Activity Resources

Topic E: Estimate Activity Durations

Topic F: Develop a Project Schedule

Module 7: Planning Project Budget, Quality, and Communications

Topic A: Plan Project Cost Management

Topic B: Estimate Project Costs

Topic C: Determine the Project Budget

Topic D: Plan Quality Management

Topic E: Plan Human Resource Management

Topic F: Plan Communications Management

Module 8: Planning for Risk, Procurement, and Stakeholder Management

Topic A: Plan Risk Management

Topic B: Identify Risks

Topic C: Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis

Topic D: Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis

Topic E: Plan for Risk Response

Topic F: Plan Project Procurement

Topic G: Plan Stakeholder Management

Module 9: Executing a Project

Topic A: Direct and Manage Project Work

Topic B: Perform Quality Assurance

Topic C: Acquire Project Team

Topic D: Develop Project Team

Topic E: Manage a Project Team

Topic F: Manage Communications

Topic G: Conduct Procurement

Topic H: Manage Stakeholder Engagement

Module 10: Managing Project Work, Scope, Schedules, and Cost

Topic A: Monitor and Control Project Work

Topic B: Perform Integrated Change Control

Topic C: Validate Project Scope

Topic D: Control Project Scope

Topic E: Control the Project Schedule

Topic F: Control Project Costs

Module 11: Controlling the Project

Topic A: Control Project Quality

Topic B: Control Communications

Topic C: Control Project Risks

Topic D: Control Project Procurement

Topic E: Control Stakeholder Engagement

Module 12: Closing a Project

Topic A: Close Project or Phase

Topic B: Close Procurement


This course is based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) 5th Edition by the Project Management Institute (PMI), USA. Of course, due to emerging global trends, changes in the world and globalization across borders, our course outline, regularly change from time to time to meet up with this development and gives you leverage in a competitive world.

Teaching Methodology

The concepts in this course will be taught using a combination of lecture, discussion, and dialogue around cases, with emphasis on active learning. A case is a comprehensive exposition of a real managerial situation describing a set of problems and requiring a plan of action. The case method provides a pragmatic framework for the learning process. Its success depends heavily on student preparation and active participation in class discussions.

Course Assessment

To complete this course successfully, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course. This will include assignments and option test exam.

Study Modes

Classroom Online

4 Weeks

2 Weeks

Study Tips

  • 1. Come to class regularly and on time
  • 2. Be fully prepared and ready to participate in every class.
  • 3. Find learning and positive experiences with your classmates and the instructor.
  • 4. Read, prepare and turn in your assignments on time.
  • 5. If asked by the instructor to give your opinion on a topic, give your best answer.
  • 6. Willingly and unselfishly share your ideas, experiences, and opinions to the class.
  • 7. Appreciate the opinions and values of your classmates and be respectful
  • 8. Don’t be noisy; don’t interrupt anyone and do well to keep your argument professional.
  • 9. Keep what happens in class professional and confidential.
  • 10. If you cannot make it to class, please let the instructor know in advance.

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