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Master's Certificate in Project Management

Earn a Master's Certificate in Project Management from The George Washington University

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Project Management Institute (PMI)
Strategy Execution (strategyex)

About the Certificate

Complete two courses and earn the Associate's Certificate in Project Management from The George Washington University

Associate’s Certificate in Project Management

The Associate's Certificate in Project Management provides an introduction to project management for business professionals or those who wish to gain education and skills in a specific area of project management.

This certificate is ideal for project leaders, project team members, project assistants, new project managers, professionals from other areas who work with project managers or anyone seeking career development in project management.

Requirements and recommended Certificate Path

You must successfully complete two courses from the series within two years (including Managing Projects), to receive the Associate Certificate in Project Management.

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Course must be taken

Managing Projects
Project Leadership, Management & Communications

  • 22 - 26 September 2019 Dubai

Overview

Managing Projects

Gain a solid understanding of project management methods with this comprehensive introductory course. Gain practical experience in proven project management techniques and discover a wealth of valuable, flexible tools that you can use immediately to ensure the success of any project in any type of organization.

This course provides the foundation, techniques and tools to manage each stage of the project life cycle, work within organizational and cost constraints, set goals tied directly to stakeholder needs, get the most from your project management team and utilize state-of-the-art project management tools to get work done on time and within budget.

Covering the entire project life cycle, this course is built around the latest insights from the Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), which incorporates information critical to project success.

You’ll learn project management skills through case studies, hands-on exercises and practical experiences that can immediately be applied to your job. This approach yields a comprehensive project management experience, including the early stages of defining project requirements, developing work breakdown structures, project change control and closeout.

As the flagship course in the Master’s Certificate In Project Management, Managing Projects opens the door to more efficient project implementation. The program’s other courses provide opportunities for you to build on the knowledge you gain during this course to enhance your project management capabilities.

As part of your course materials, you’ll also receive a copy of Project Management Terms: A Working Glossary, second edition, by J. LeRoy Ward, PMP.

Project Leadership, Management & Communications

This is an interactive course designed to provide a solid foundation in key leadership competencies and to provide you with the opportunity for a truly transformational leadership experience. As a participant, you will complete a self-assessment of your leadership skills, then master the basics of these leadership competencies: setting direction, aligning people, motivating and inspiring, leading teams, communicating, building relationships, facilitating ethical conduct, negotiating, and leading change.

After you assess your skills, you will create and refine a personal leadership vision and work on strengthening your leadership competencies as you develop your personal Leadership Development Plan. You will learn how to empower yourself and other team members through more effective negotiation based on an understanding of the differences between competitive and collaborative negotiation approaches and you will gain an appreciation of the importance of a collaborative “win/win” negotiation process.

You will gain a clear understanding of why communication is so important - regardless of how a project is organized. You will discover how business and personal ethics can influence your leadership style and personality, and how your individual leadership style and personality can influence the course a project will take.

Working with other professionals and an experienced instructor/ facilitator in an interactive classroom environment, you will engage in revealing case studies, lively discussion and practical exercises. Project managers and business professionals who need to increase their leadership skills will find this course to be extremely valuable as they master important skills to get the most from their most valuable project management resource - their people!

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Atleast one course must be taken from the remaining 3 courses:

Contract Management Principles & Practices
Negotiation for Project Managers

  • 14 - 18 July 2019 Dubai

Overview

Contract Management Principles & Practices

As a project manager, you must be able to work effectively with contracting managers, purchasing professionals and subcontractors to accomplish key objectives. Because contracts are developed in an increasingly complex environment, including the rising use of contracted supplies and services throughout government and industry, a solid understanding of the contracting process is critical, and can give you an advantage whether you are on the buyer’s or seller’s side.

Gain an overview of all phases of contracting, from requirements development to closeout. See how incentives can be used to improve contract results. This course explores these vital issues from the project manager’s perspective, highlighting your roles and responsibilities to give you greater influence over how work is performed. You will also discuss actions that can be taken to help ensure that contractors or subcontractors perform as required under the contract.

Lectures are combined with case studies, exercises and negotiation role-playing to maximize the learning experience. Effective contract negotiation and administration can ensure project success, speed performance, and reduce risks and costs along the way. Discover the keys to contracting from your perspective in this practical course.

Negotiation for Project Managers

Negotiation is an invaluable skill for any project manager. Not only do you negotiate agreements with vendors and contractors, but you must effectively negotiate with stakeholders, customers and team members throughout the life of a project.

This three day, highly interactive experience covers the dynamics, processes and techniques of internal and external negotiation situations faced by project managers. Short on lecture and long on practice, this course provides you with the opportunity to experience one-on-one negotiations.

You will learn how to analyze your own and the other party’s negotiation style, diffuse conflict and turn it into an advantage, and negotiate more effectively. You will also learn how to negotiate for efficient cost and schedule performance and achieve successful results on time. You will receive coaching and feedback from the instructor and the other participants.

By the end of the course, you will have explored the dynamics of both the competitive and collaborative models of negotiation as well as some of the implications of team negotiations. Not only will you gain new skills, but you will gain experience using them in realistic situations.

To ensure you maintain and build these new skills, the course includes a Personal Action Plan, which is designed to assist you in capturing the unique key points of learning during the class. It will also help ensure the integration of new knowledge and skills in both your personal and professional life.

Project Risk Management
Eliciting & Managing Requirements

  • 24 - 28 November 2019 Dubai

Overview

Project Risk Management

Project management is opportunity management. It is the ability to seize opportunities, minimize threats and achieve optimum results. Too often, risk management is seen as reactive, or worse, unresponsive. Nothing could be further from the truth.

In this course, you will work through the proactive approach to threat and opportunity – based on a clear understanding of the powerful nature of both qualitative and quantitative approaches to risk management. You will also examine threat and opportunity from both a top-down and bottom-up perspective, using TwentyEighty Strategy Execution’s proven eight-step risk management process. Using effective tools, including TwentyEighty Strategy Execution’s highly regarded risk assessment model, you will learn how to evaluate and respond to risk at the project and task levels.

Included in the course is a multi-part case study that takes you from a risk overview at the beginning of a project through the challenges of ongoing assessment and reassessment of threats and opportunities throughout the project.

You will end the course with new practices to apply in your environment and new insights into the implications and advantages of applying risk management.

Eliciting & Managing Requirements

Eliciting & Managing Requirements is designed for individuals responsible for doing just that – eliciting requirements from users and stakeholders and managing those requirements throughout solution development. The course looks at the processes around solution scope validation, collaborative elicitation, modeling the solution, documenting effective requirements, solution validation, requirements change management and how to plan the work necessary to successfully drive the whole process.

After the scope of a solution to a business problem has been proposed and accepted, the work (typically project-based) of designing and developing that solution must commence. This course explores how the discipline of business analysis contributes to the work of a project, ensuring that the requirements of the solution being developed are fully elicited from, communicated to, and understood by all stakeholders involved. Additionally, the course discusses how business analysis in the context of a project ensures that the solution developed fulfills the intended scope as well as covers considerations for managing requirements (and changes to those requirements) throughout their effective life cycle.

A participant does not have to be a formally titled business analyst to benefit from Eliciting & Managing Requirements. Many formal project and program managers find themselves being asked to apply business analysis to project work to ensure that what is developed actually solves the problem it was intended to. Anyone responsible for delivering specific outcomes that meet business needs or solve problems will benefit from this course.

Scheduling & Cost Control

  • 01 - 04 July 2019 Dubai

Overview

As part of the newly revamped Master’s Certificate in Project Management series, we offer the popular Scheduling & Cost Control course. Develop effective measures for scheduling and controlling projects as you put the tools of project management to work. In this PMI® course, you’ll focus on managing the constraints you face in any project: limits on time, human resources, materials, budget and specifications. Discover proven ways to work within your identified constraints without letting predefined limits curtail creativity or innovation.

You will gain hands-on experience, practicing your skills in building project requirements and the work breakdown structure. You’ll learn a sound, logical framework for scheduling and controlling project activities. You’ll also master techniques for estimating, forecasting, budgeting, monitoring, controlling, analyzing and reporting costs and interpreting the meaning of earned-value data.

Individual and small-group exercises feature scenarios that help hone these skills and a comprehensive toolkit provides practical field guidance. Discover a number of sophisticated tools and techniques that you can use to manage time and costs effectively on every type of project.

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Receive the Associate's Certificate in Project Management

Complete all four courses and earn the Master's Certificate in Project Management from The George Washington University

Master’s Certificate in Project Management

Professionals who attain the Master’s Certificate in Project Management have attained the knowledge and experience necessary to effectively oversee all aspects of project management including initiation, scheduling, quality, procurement and communications issues. This professional certificate, recognized throughout the industry, distinguishes truly professional project managers from their peers.

Requirements and recommended Certificate Path

To earn a Master’s Certificate in Project Management, you must successfully complete all four courses within four years.

Although there are no prerequisites for these courses, we strongly recommend that you begin with Managing Projects and Project Leadership, Management & Communications to provide an overview to the program. You may then structure the program to meet your needs.

Managing Projects
Project Leadership, Management & Communications

  • 22 - 26 September 2019 Dubai

Overview

Managing Projects

Gain a solid understanding of project management methods with this comprehensive introductory course. Gain practical experience in proven project management techniques and discover a wealth of valuable, flexible tools that you can use immediately to ensure the success of any project in any type of organization.

This course provides the foundation, techniques and tools to manage each stage of the project life cycle, work within organizational and cost constraints, set goals tied directly to stakeholder needs, get the most from your project management team and utilize state-of-the-art project management tools to get work done on time and within budget.

Covering the entire project life cycle, this course is built around the latest insights from the Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), which incorporates information critical to project success.

You’ll learn project management skills through case studies, hands-on exercises and practical experiences that can immediately be applied to your job. This approach yields a comprehensive project management experience, including the early stages of defining project requirements, developing work breakdown structures, project change control and closeout.

As the flagship course in the Master’s Certificate In Project Management, Managing Projects opens the door to more efficient project implementation. The program’s other courses provide opportunities for you to build on the knowledge you gain during this course to enhance your project management capabilities.

As part of your course materials, you’ll also receive a copy of Project Management Terms: A Working Glossary, second edition, by J. LeRoy Ward, PMP.

Project Leadership, Management & Communications

This is an interactive course designed to provide a solid foundation in key leadership competencies and to provide you with the opportunity for a truly transformational leadership experience. As a participant, you will complete a self-assessment of your leadership skills, then master the basics of these leadership competencies: setting direction, aligning people, motivating and inspiring, leading teams, communicating, building relationships, facilitating ethical conduct, negotiating, and leading change.

After you assess your skills, you will create and refine a personal leadership vision and work on strengthening your leadership competencies as you develop your personal Leadership Development Plan. You will learn how to empower yourself and other team members through more effective negotiation based on an understanding of the differences between competitive and collaborative negotiation approaches and you will gain an appreciation of the importance of a collaborative “win/win” negotiation process.

You will gain a clear understanding of why communication is so important - regardless of how a project is organized. You will discover how business and personal ethics can influence your leadership style and personality, and how your individual leadership style and personality can influence the course a project will take.

Working with other professionals and an experienced instructor/ facilitator in an interactive classroom environment, you will engage in revealing case studies, lively discussion and practical exercises. Project managers and business professionals who need to increase their leadership skills will find this course to be extremely valuable as they master important skills to get the most from their most valuable project management resource - their people!

Contract Management Principles & Practices
Negotiation for Project Managers

  • 14 - 18 July 2019 Dubai
  • 27 - 31 October 2019 Dubai

Overview

Contract Management Principles & Practices

As a project manager, you must be able to work effectively with contracting managers, purchasing professionals and subcontractors to accomplish key objectives. Because contracts are developed in an increasingly complex environment, including the rising use of contracted supplies and services throughout government and industry, a solid understanding of the contracting process is critical, and can give you an advantage whether you are on the buyer’s or seller’s side.

Gain an overview of all phases of contracting, from requirements development to closeout. See how incentives can be used to improve contract results. This course explores these vital issues from the project manager’s perspective, highlighting your roles and responsibilities to give you greater influence over how work is performed. You will also discuss actions that can be taken to help ensure that contractors or subcontractors perform as required under the contract.

Lectures are combined with case studies, exercises and negotiation role-playing to maximize the learning experience. Effective contract negotiation and administration can ensure project success, speed performance, and reduce risks and costs along the way. Discover the keys to contracting from your perspective in this practical course.

Negotiation for Project Managers

Negotiation is an invaluable skill for any project manager. Not only do you negotiate agreements with vendors and contractors, but you must effectively negotiate with stakeholders, customers and team members throughout the life of a project.

This three day, highly interactive experience covers the dynamics, processes and techniques of internal and external negotiation situations faced by project managers. Short on lecture and long on practice, this course provides you with the opportunity to experience one-on-one negotiations.

You will learn how to analyze your own and the other party’s negotiation style, diffuse conflict and turn it into an advantage, and negotiate more effectively. You will also learn how to negotiate for efficient cost and schedule performance and achieve successful results on time. You will receive coaching and feedback from the instructor and the other participants.

By the end of the course, you will have explored the dynamics of both the competitive and collaborative models of negotiation as well as some of the implications of team negotiations. Not only will you gain new skills, but you will gain experience using them in realistic situations.

To ensure you maintain and build these new skills, the course includes a Personal Action Plan, which is designed to assist you in capturing the unique key points of learning during the class. It will also help ensure the integration of new knowledge and skills in both your personal and professional life.

Project Risk Management
Eliciting & Managing Requirements

  • 24 - 28 November 2019 Dubai

Overview

Project Risk Management

Project management is opportunity management. It is the ability to seize opportunities, minimize threats and achieve optimum results. Too often, risk management is seen as reactive, or worse, unresponsive. Nothing could be further from the truth.

In this course, you will work through the proactive approach to threat and opportunity – based on a clear understanding of the powerful nature of both qualitative and quantitative approaches to risk management. You will also examine threat and opportunity from both a top-down and bottom-up perspective, using TwentyEighty Strategy Execution’s proven eight-step risk management process. Using effective tools, including TwentyEighty Strategy Execution’s highly regarded risk assessment model, you will learn how to evaluate and respond to risk at the project and task levels.

Included in the course is a multi-part case study that takes you from a risk overview at the beginning of a project through the challenges of ongoing assessment and reassessment of threats and opportunities throughout the project.

You will end the course with new practices to apply in your environment and new insights into the implications and advantages of applying risk management.

Eliciting & Managing Requirements

Eliciting & Managing Requirements is designed for individuals responsible for doing just that – eliciting requirements from users and stakeholders and managing those requirements throughout solution development. The course looks at the processes around solution scope validation, collaborative elicitation, modeling the solution, documenting effective requirements, solution validation, requirements change management and how to plan the work necessary to successfully drive the whole process.

After the scope of a solution to a business problem has been proposed and accepted, the work (typically project-based) of designing and developing that solution must commence. This course explores how the discipline of business analysis contributes to the work of a project, ensuring that the requirements of the solution being developed are fully elicited from, communicated to, and understood by all stakeholders involved. Additionally, the course discusses how business analysis in the context of a project ensures that the solution developed fulfills the intended scope as well as covers considerations for managing requirements (and changes to those requirements) throughout their effective life cycle.

A participant does not have to be a formally titled business analyst to benefit from Eliciting & Managing Requirements. Many formal project and program managers find themselves being asked to apply business analysis to project work to ensure that what is developed actually solves the problem it was intended to. Anyone responsible for delivering specific outcomes that meet business needs or solve problems will benefit from this course.

Scheduling & Cost Control

  • 01 - 04 July 2019 Dubai
  • 15 - 18 December 2019 Dubai

Overview

As part of the newly revamped Master’s Certificate in Project Management series, we offer the popular Scheduling & Cost Control course. Develop effective measures for scheduling and controlling projects as you put the tools of project management to work. In this PMI® course, you’ll focus on managing the constraints you face in any project: limits on time, human resources, materials, budget and specifications. Discover proven ways to work within your identified constraints without letting predefined limits curtail creativity or innovation.

You will gain hands-on experience, practicing your skills in building project requirements and the work breakdown structure. You’ll learn a sound, logical framework for scheduling and controlling project activities. You’ll also master techniques for estimating, forecasting, budgeting, monitoring, controlling, analyzing and reporting costs and interpreting the meaning of earned-value data.

Individual and small-group exercises feature scenarios that help hone these skills and a comprehensive toolkit provides practical field guidance. Discover a number of sophisticated tools and techniques that you can use to manage time and costs effectively on every type of project.

Course Details

CPE/CPD: 36 PDUs

Start Date: 22 Sep 2019

Duration: 5 Days

Location: Dubai

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