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Project Management 35-Hour Course


Course Code: BL0208WA22

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Course Schedule

This 35-hour class consists of five (5) full-day sessions that will meet on Mondays. The course schedule is below:

Monday, February 7, 2022 - 9:00am - 5:00pm EST (Log in time: 8:50am EST)
Monday, February 14 , 2022 - 9:00am - 5:00pm EST
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 9:00am - 5:00pm EST
Monday, March 7, 2022 - 9:00am - 5:00pm EST
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Please note there will be no class on Monday, February 21, 2022.


In this course, you will apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) to successfully manage projects. The skills and knowledge you gain in this course will help you avoid making costly mistakes and increase your competitive edge in the project management profession. Additionally, this course can be a significant part of your preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam.

Project managers who have proven skills and experience can find exciting, high-visibility opportunities in a wide range of fields. This course is specifically designed to provide you with the practical body of project management knowledge and skills that you need to demonstrate project management mastery on the job. Your ability as a project manager to demonstrate best practices in project management—both on the job and through professional certification—is becoming the standard to compete in today's fast-paced and highly technical workplace.

Course Overview

Lesson 1: Creating a High-Performing Team

The success of your project depends on the people involved. A key role of a project manager is to assemble and manage the project team and any additional stakeholders. Topics covered in this lesson include how to:

  • Build a Team
  • Define Team Ground Rules
  • Negotiate Project Agreements
  • Empower Team Members and Stakeholders
  • Train Team Members and Stakeholders
  • Engage and Support Virtual Teams

Lesson 2: Starting the Project

Now that you've assembled a high-performing, engaged, and empowered project team, you are ready to get started with the planning of the project. Planning includes all aspects of a project including budget, schedule, scope, quality, project activities, procurement, and closure. Topics covered in this lesson include how to:

  • Determine Appropriate Project Methodology/Methods and Practices
  • Plan and Manage Scope
  • Plan and Manage Budget and Resources
  • Plan and Manage Schedule
  • Plan and Manage Quality of Products and Deliverables
  • Integrate Project Planning Activities
  • Plan and Manage Procurement
  • Establish Project Governance Structure
  • Plan and Manage Project/Phase Closure

Lesson 3: Doing the Work

Now that you have a project plan and have determined the requirements for managing the project from initiation to closure, you are ready to execute the project. Topics covered in this lesson include how to:

  • Assess and Manage Risks
  • Execute Project to Deliver Business Value
  • Manage Communications
  • Engage Stakeholders
  • Create Project Artifacts
  • Manage Project Changes
  • Manage Project Issues
  • Ensure Knowledge Transfer for Project Continuity

Lesson 4: Keeping the Team on Track

Now that the project team has been assembled and is doing the work of the project, you need to ensure that the team stays on track. As the project manager, you need to demonstrate the type of leadership that facilitates collaboration among the team and stakeholders, manages conflict, removes obstacles, and supports the team's performance. Topics covered in this lesson include how to:

  • Lead a Team
  • Support Team Performance
  • Address and Remove Impediments, Obstacles, and Blockers
  • Manage Conflict
  • Collaborate with Stakeholders
  • Mentor Relevant Stakeholders
  • Apply Emotional Intelligence to Promote Team Performance

Lesson 5: Keeping the Business in Mind

Keeping a handle on the changes in both the internal and external business environments is the project manager's responsibility. Employing a continuous process improvement plan will ensure that the project's success can be consistently repeated within your organization. Topics covered in this lesson include how to:

  • Manage Compliance Requirements
  • Evaluate and Deliver Project Benefits and Value
  • Evaluate and Address Internal and External Business Environment Changes
  • Support Organizational Change
  • Employ Continuous Process Improvement

About the Instructional Team

This course is being offered by the Office of Continuing Professional Education at Rutgers University, in partnership with PMO Advisory. PMO Advisory is a PMI® Premier Authorized Training Partner (A.T.P. #4172). As a PMI® Authorized Training Partner, PMO Advisory applies PMI's authorized training content. This is a definitive advantage as compared with unauthorized content.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for individuals who have on-the-job project management experience regardless of whether their formal job role is project manager, who are not certified professionals, and who might or might not have received formal project management training.

The course enables candidates to develop professionally, increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management, and seek career advancement by moving into a formal project manager job role, as well as to apply for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.

What Can a PMP® Credential Do for You?

Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP® certification demonstrates to employers, clients, and colleagues that a project manager possesses project management knowledge, experience, and skills to bring projects to successful completion. As the demand for skilled project managers is at a critically urgent level, practitioners who hold the PMP certification are well positioned to provide the professional skills necessary to lead project teams and achieve successful project results.

The PMP® certification recognizes the competence of an individual to perform in the role of a project manager, specifically experience in leading and directing projects. Year after year, the PMP® certification has garnered global recognition and commanded a higher salary for certified individuals over non-certified individuals.

Course Materials

Your registration fee includes all course materials.


Registration Fee $1,299.00  
Multi-Person Registration Fee $1,250.00 Register at the same time with a colleague and you both save!
Cancellation Fee $500.00 No cancellations allowed after January 28, 2022.

Payment plans are available with $500 initial deposit. Must be paid in full by January 28, 2022.

Note: The course registration fee does not include the fee for the PMI® PMP® exam.

Check/money order/purchase order payments should be made out to: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
And mailed to: Office of Continuing Professional Education
Attn: Registration Dept.
102 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519


No meals will be provided at this course.

Accessing this Online Course

This online course will be delivered via Zoom. Registrants will receive more information as we move closer to the start date and on February 3, 2022, they will receive an email with a link to access the course. Materials will be sent before the start date.

Equipment you will need to access this training:

  • Laptop or desktop computers are required for this class.
  • Speakers and microphone are not necessary but highly recommended; a call in option is also available.


  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, your account must be updated with a unique email address. To do this, please send an email to registration@njaes.rutgers.edu stating that your email address needs to be changed and include:

    • Your full name
    • The shared email address that needs to be changed
    • Your unique email address
    • A phone number where you can be reached if we have any questions

Note: Pre-registration is required.


Registration will close at midnight on January 28, 2022.

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