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Classes and Schedule

The Certificate consists of 96 hours of classroom instruction in 4 modules which can be completed in 16 weeks or less. You can begin the program at the start of Modules A, B, or D which are offered several times throughout the year (see Mahwah or Lyndhurst Module/Class Schedule). All lecture notes are posted online for the sessions, so a missed session or two does not adversely impact program completion.

Students may enter the program during Modules A, B and D only.

Module Details

MODULE A - Project Management Framework—24 Contact Hours (OR MGMT472 may substitute)
  1. Definitions from the Project Management Institute
    • What is a project?  When does it start?
    • Project life cycle, expenditure rate
    • What is a process?
    • Project deliverables, process groups
  2. Project Management Integration
    • What are integration skills?
    • How to develop a project charter
  3. Managing for Profit-Defining and managing aggregate risk
    • Project portfolio
    • Strategic project management
    • The economics of projects
  4. The Project Management Plan and components
    • Schedule plan
    • Cost management plan
    • Quality plan
    • Procurement plan
    • Human Resource Plan
    • Work Breakdown Structure
    • Schedule baseline
    • Cost performance baseline
  5. Project Scope Management. How to:
    • Acquire the project team
    • Develop the project team
    • Manage the project team
  6. Project Human Resource Management. How to:
    • Identify project stakeholders
    • Understand the communication needs of stakeholders
    • Define the distribution process
    • Communicate project performance information and project quality information
  7. Communication Management. How to:
    • Scheduling
    • Risk Management
    • Interpersonal Skills
  8. Overview of Project:
    • Scheduling
    • Risk Management
    • Interpersonal Skills
MODULE B - Schedule Management-24 Contact Hours
    1. Tools
      • MS Project
      • Visio
      • Excel
    2. Schedule development process
      • Scheduling components
        • Define and estimate activity requirements
        • Establish activity dependencies
        • Forecasting resources
      • Good practices
      • Conformance index
    3. Monitoring and control of schedule performance
  • Project Cost Management-avoiding cost-based schedule delays.  How to
    • Estimate project costs
    • Develop the project budget
    • Manage resources. Resource and cost a schedule in class.
    • Monitor and control cost performance

  1. Project Procurement Management-key to schedule control
    • What percentage of total work is from suppliers?
    • Planning for procurements
    • Selecting qualified sellers
    • Managing the contractual relationships
MODULE C-Risk and Quality Management-24 Contact Hours
    1. Risk Analysis and Response Planning.  How to:
      • Plan risk management
      • Identify risks
      • Perform qualitative risk analysis
      • Perform quantitative risk analysis
  • Risk Communication and Governance.  How to:
      • Plan risk responses and develop a mitigation strategy
      • Implement risk response plans
      • Monitor and control risks
      • Manage risk in procurement
  • Technical Performance Management
      • Defining technical performance measurements
      • Planning for technical risk
      • Scope, technical risk, and quality
  • Project Quality Management
      • Product development
      • Process development.
      • Technical maturity
      • Defining and planning for quality
      • Establishing project quality standards
      • Monitoring and controlling product / project quality
MODULE D-Exam Prep-24 Contact Hours
  • Exam structure
  • Test bank size
  • Efficient studying
  • Question analysis by topic
  • Confounding questions
    • Choose the best answer
    • Excess information supplied
  • Question breakdown by type
    • Math questions
    • Memorization questions
    • Input/output/process questions
    • Concept questions
    • Vignette questions
    • Detail questions
    • General Coverage, all  Project Management Professional (PMP)® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam Question areas, including ethics
    • Discuss 200+ questions in class, including analyzing correct and incorrect answers

Class Schedules

Spring 2018 - Monday & Wednesday Classes - Mahwah

SPRING 2018 Mahwah—Lecture Numbers, Dates and Times

 

Spring 2018 - Tuesday & Thursday Classes - Lyndhurst

SPRING 2018 MEADOWLANDS—Lecture Numbers, Dates and Times


Contact

John R. Thomas, P.M.P., MBA, M.S.E.
Director of Professional Business Certification Programs
Anisfield School of Business
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Phone: (201) 684-7699
Cell: (845) 781-0264
E-mail: jthomas3@ramapo.edu

CONTACT US

For General Information about Ramapo College certificate and continuing education programs administered through the Center for Innovative and Professional Learning, please contact:

Center for Innovative and Professional Learning (A-216)
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Phone: (201) 684-7370
Fax: (201) 684-7277
E-mail: cipl@ramapo.edu

Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.