Courses

Deepen your project management competencies in key areas like initiation, planning, execution, control, and closure. Apply advanced methods for project activities like scheduling, cost management, risk management, procurement, staffing, communication, and quality to scenarios encountered in a challenging simulation. The software-based simulation will present you with situations during the planning and execution phases of projects and challenge you to make timely decisions that can affect the outcome of the project.

To familiarize yourself with fundamental project management concepts before this course, attendance at the Developing Project Management Skills course or an equivalent course is highly encouraged but not required.

Completion of this course constitutes progress toward earning a certificate designating the participant as a University of Alabama (UA) Practitioner in Project Management. See the website or contact the program manager for details on earning the UA Expert Practitioner and UA Master Practitioner designations.


January 22, 2019 to January 24, 2019, Bryant Conference Center
August 6, 2019 to August 8, 2019, Bryant Conference Center

Give your organization sound and repeatable project management practices to make project management an efficient discipline. Learn how to identify, document, and apply best practices to improve current and future project performance and institutionalize project management best practices throughout your organization. In addition to case studies and exercises, you will build your own best practice methodology tailored to your organization. You will also gain insight into organizational culture in order to champion project management best practices in your organization.

To familiarize yourself with fundamental project management concepts before this course, attendance at the Developing Project Management Skills course or an equivalent course is highly encouraged but not required.

Completion of this course constitutes progress toward earning a certificate designating the participant as a University of Alabama (UA) Practitioner in Project Management. See the website or contact the program manager for details on earning the UA Expert Practitioner and UA Master Practitioner designations.


September 18, 2018 to September 19, 2018, Bryant Conference Center
March 5, 2019 to March 6, 2019, Bryant Conference Center
September 18, 2019 to September 19, 2019, Bryant Conference Center

This results-oriented, "roll up your sleeves" course will introduce you to the quality-driven philosophies and tools that contribute to enhancing the project team's participation and productivity. Build a foundation of project management skills from a strategic, organizational, and tactical viewpoint. Learn the various roles and responsibilities of the project teams, understand the characteristics of an effective project manager. The project management process as well as techniques and tools for project planning and execution will also be discussed.

The course is designed for project managers, functional managers, and key project team members. In other words, this is for the very people who are accountable and responsible for achieving predetermined multi-disciplinary objectives on schedule, within allocated cost while delighting customers! People who support projects, either directly or indirectly, should attend this workshop. Previous experience is not necessary to benefit from this course.

Completion of this course constitutes progress toward earning a certificate designating the participant as a University of Alabama (UA) Practitioner in Project Management. See the website or contact the program manager for details on earning the UA Expert Practitioner and UA Master Practitioner designations. It is highly recommended by the department to begin
November 13, 2018 to November 15, 2018, Bryant Conference Center
May 14, 2019 to May 16, 2019, Bryant Conference Center
October 15, 2019 to October 17, 2019, Bryant Conference Center

Project Management-Jump Start-is a one day workshop designed to introduce participants to the body of knowledge and practice of Project Management. The workshop is designed with the business professional in mind to share foundational knowledge and skill basics to enhance the streamlining of business practices by looking beyond the technical skills toward project-based work skills.

As global competition and instant information access continue to accelerate the speed of business while compressing business reaction times, chaotic situations can become the standard for any business regardless of its size; its industry, or even its target market. Project Management "Jump Start" provides a glimpse at a concise set of logical methodologies to help any organization and its stakeholders, who share in its success, actually control the aforementioned chaos and remain focused on three primary success factors: schedule, resources, and product quality. By introducing team building, templates, tools and techniques and targeted strategic qualitative and quantitative indices, PM "Jump Start" can introduce some of the key predictive concepts to answer the :what", and the "when" questions that allow all organizations to increase their chances of success with a more iterative, efficient, and effect level of effort.


Tuesday, August 21, 2018, Bryant Conference Center
Tuesday, December 4, 2018, UA Gadsden Center
Tuesday, April 23, 2019, Alabama Workforce Training Center
Tuesday, August 13, 2019, AIDT Training Center
Tuesday, December 10, 2019, To Be Determined - Mobile, AL