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The era of brick-and-mortar office teams is coming to an end. As we shift to virtual workspaces, almost every project has team members, clients, and stakeholders in different countries and time zones.
The Online Project Management certificate equips you with practical tools and skills to manage this transition in your own workplace.
In this course, you will learn:
We don’t use a conventional one-size-fits-all approach. Our students work in different fields and face unique online project management challenges.
That’s why our course is tailored to fit the needs of each participant.
Here’s how it works:
Project managers work in many different industries, from technology and engineering to construction and healthcare.
Most industries are experiencing some degree of transition to a virtual environment. Some are moving fully online.
Typical job titles in this field include:
Instructor Supported courses come with the support of a dedicated Instructor but do not follow a set class schedule. Students work at their own pace to complete the course within a set time period. The Instructor may offer pre-recorded lectures that are available for students to review or monthly check-in sessions that students can participate in via phone or video.
The Instructor Supported format offers students continued support from a dedicated Instructor with the flexibility to complete the certificate over a longer period of time.
Virtual Leadership helps participants pivot to a new approach that enables them to hold distributed teams more accountable for the quality and timeliness of their work. Participants will learn how to structure, organize and execute with a deliverables-based methodology that better aligns with the realities of distributed teams. Learners will understand the key enablers and barriers to improved organizational accountability and performance. Using a current project or initiative, participants will apply strategies to gain clarity and commitment through the development of responsibility matrices and process maps.
How do you get a team who is not even on the same playing field to work together, collectively collaboratively to achieve the objectives of your project? Creating a High-Performance Virtual Team Culture shows that it’s a lot like everything else when going virtual…you need to be more systematic, more process driven and rely less on our ability to improvise hoping we all do the right thing as we go. This module will outline the key areas of focus and consideration when building a high-performance team from what characteristics and traits we new need in new recruits; to onboarding to ensure the project team sets the bar high for the new team members; aligning teams on purpose and responsibilities; and celebrating our victories; to the final stage of transitioning to the new owner.
As teams and organizations begin to transition to working online, the need for well designed and effectively facilitated meetings and workshops rises. Unstructured or poorly run face to face meetings can seem frustrating but just wait until that same approach is online! Keeping your virtual team engaged and productive is critical to the online project manager who must facilitate meetings and workshops, where participants need to be heard and discussions must be focused on resolution and moving the project forward. Participants will better understand the benefits and challenges of online facilitation, gain tips to prepare and run an online meeting or workshop and will apply their learning to their own team meeting that they must share and critique.
The easiest and quickest solutions for many organizations’ transition to virtual project management are free or close to it. Participants will gain a better understanding of the options and functionality of some popular low budget tools then will apply the tool / technology of their choice to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their virtual project management team. This module begins with Participants identifying an issue, task or process that they will focus on improving through the application of a new tool or technology. Learners will identify key evaluation criteria and develop a weighted scorecard to support their own technology implementation. Product demos, group discussions and shared research assignments create a rich learning environment where each learner has the ability to apply their learning to their own need, creating immediate impact while sharing and supporting the learning of their peers.
Cloud based collaborative contract administration technology platforms abound. They can provide transparency and up-to-date real time access to project documents, streamlining their creation, review and approvals. But they are not for the faint of heart or those implementing off the side of their desk. Participants will evaluate three to five solutions in areas such as tracking, notifications, document access, and reporting analytics. Learners will also consider the integration of tools that may already exist within their organizations, such as Tableau, Power BI, Bluebeam, Procore and PlanGrid. The key assignment is to create a business case for a tool of choice that will solve an immediate need for their project team. Participants are free to focus on any aspect of their project and will be expected to recommend a solution that can improve planning, execution or control processes of their distributed project team.
How do organizations balance the need of each project team member to be able to easily access the information they need from wherever they are, with the company’s need to protect their privacy and intellectual capital? Are cloud-based storage systems secure? Can you access them from the field? DM & IP Security helps the participant determine an appropriate strategy for their organization including cloud-based storage options, document classifications and document management systems. Participants will also create a clear policy outlining their organization’s document management practices and expectations.
Tools abound for organizations to incorporate workflows to reduce lead times, eliminate waste, ferment innovation or provide dashboard data in real time. But not having a clear focus on what you want to achieve and what you need to achieve it, can be an expensive and time-consuming endeavour. Workflows: UOA takes learners on a high-level overview of where workflows can have significant project impact on your bottom line, before diving into the basic structure that must be developed before a workflow can even be considered. Participants map and analyze an existing organization or team process, including baseline metrics, then re-engineer it to improve overall performance using debottlenecking, streamlining and automation.
Courses begin every Monday!
The Online Project Management certificate is designed for anyone working in a project management role, including:
The chart below outlines the cost of the classes if you choose to take them individually. Once you register for 3 or more classes within a certificate you will be charged the non-refundable $200 registration fee. Individual classes must be paid in full at time of registration.
A $200 non-refundable registration fee is charged at the time you register for an entire certificate. We offer a payment plan for tuition of three equal payments of $598.33 at week 1, week 5, and week 9. We also offer an extended payment plan over 28 weeks. Please note your course must be paid in full prior to completion.
**Group and employer discounts and custom corporate training options are available for 3 or more students**
*Students are responsible for purchasing these additional printed OR digital textbooks
No additional textbooks are required for this certificate