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Optimizing Project Management


Course Code: BL0229WA21

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Course Schedule

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

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 9:00am - 4:30pm EDT (Log in time: 8:50am EDT)
Friday, April 16, 2021 - 9:00am - 4:30pm EDT
Friday, April 23, 2021 - 9:00am - 4:30pm EDT
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 9:00am - 4:30pm EDT
Friday, May 7, 2021 - 9:00am - 4:30pm EDT


The Office of Continuing Professional Education at Rutgers University, in partnership with PMO Advisory, is offering a 2021 Optimizing Project Management course.

This course is designed for professionals who REALLY want to learn project management, not just the superficial layer, but learn the topic methodically. Most importantly, this course provides the foundational knowledge to professionals preparing for project management certifications such as PMI's CAPM®, PMP®, CompTIA Project+®, PRINCE2®, and other certifications.

The main objective is to provide a thorough foundation to project management, regardless of the approaches (e.g. traditional waterfall or predictive versus adaptive or agile).


This course serves three objectives for participants:

  1. Truly learn the foundation of project management irrespective of the latest methodology
  2. Develop a solid foundation for exam preparation for those who are preparing for project management certifications
  3. Serve as a reference guide for those who are seeking more information about a particular topic

Course Agenda:

  1. Setting the Stage
    • Introduction to Project Management
    • Organizing PM Knowledge
  2. Project Life Cycle
    • From Ideation to Closure
  3. Knowledge Domains
    • Integration Management
    • Stakeholder Management
    • Scope Management
    • Schedule Management
    • Resource Management
    • Cost Management
    • Communication Management
    • Risk Management
    • Quality Management
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Conflict Management
    • Governance Management
  4. Beyond Project Management
    • Working with People
    • Project, Program, Portfolio, PMO, and Strategic Business Execution
  5. Special Topics
    • Case: Boeing 737 Max 8 Development
    • Project Negotiation
    • Project Leadership

*PMP and PMI are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Course Materials

Your registration fee includes virtual materials (180 days of E-Learning Course access with over 150 videos, interactive exercises, quizzes, and downloadable project management tools and templates).


Registration Fee TBD  
Rutgers Employee/Student Discount Fee TBD Discount offered to Rutgers University employees and students only
Multi-Person Registration Fee TBD Register at the same time with a friend or colleague and you both save!
Cancellation Fee TBD No cancellations allowed after April 1, 2021

Payment plans are available with $500 initial deposit. Must be paid in full by April 1, 2021.

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided at this course.

Accessing this Online Course

This online course will be delivered via Webex. Registrants will receive more information as we move closer to the date and on April 5, 2021, they will receive an email with a link to access the course. Virtual materials will be emailed to the address associated with the account used for registration.

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 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, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee materials for registrations after April 1, 2021.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Senior Program Coordinator: Heung Mac, 848-932-7668