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Certified Project Management Specialist

Certified Project Management Specialist

From: $49.87

$49.87 / month for 8 months


This is a professional certification tailored to fit the schedules of busy professionals and provides participants with an easy-to-access and revolutionary training platform. This platform includes audio interviews with industry experts, instructional videos covering the best practices, fundamentals and insights. Through learning the roles and responsibilities of project managers, participants will develop, among other skills, the expertise needed to integrate and balance business goals with project goals; select and recruit the right project team; measure project success; and know when to stop a project.

Required Textbooks

Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme  by Wysocki, R.K.

Harvard Business Review on Managing Projects by Harvard Business Review (2005)Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard Business School

Learning Objectives

Students will learn the role of projects and project management in the overall success of their enterprise

Students will learn how to identify different types of project stakeholders and the importance each plays in successful project management: learn what a project manager is and isn’t responsible for, learn the importance of executive sponsorship in projects, Students will learn how to select and recruit the right project team

Students will learn how to integrate and balance business goals with project goals

Students will learn different project management models from traditional project management to extreme project management

Students will learn different cost and time estimating techniques

Students will learn how to measure project success

Students will learn when to stop a project

Students will learn how to plan, execute, monitor and close projects

Students will develop key ingredients of a successful project plan: select an appropriate project management model for the class project, develop a communication plan for the class project, develop a risk plan for the class project, develop a Work Breakdown Structure for the class project.

Who is This Program Built For?

Project management professionals looking to improve their management expertise and knowledge.

Students with some professional experience who are looking for continuing education opportunities.

Seasoned professionals looking for professional self-improvement training in project management.

Current project management professionals looking to improve their knowledge and leverage the changes the industry has experienced in the past 10 years.

Employee groups looking to enhance their project management knowledge.

Benefits of the Program

Advance your project management career by raising your level of project management knowledge and increasing your ability to work quickly and effectively. Specialized knowledge is valuable and an asset in our knowledge economy.

Access to tools and multimedia training resources found online within the CPMS Certification Program.

Speak the project management language – Earning the CPMS Designation assures that you can attend conferences, interviews and other networking events while being able to contribute to conversations and understand discussions about current events or trends within the industry. Our program will help you to understand the terms and implement the tactics and tools of leading project management professionals.

How Does This Program Work?

Sample Audio and Video Files

Sample Video

Sample Audio Interview

Study Guide


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