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Creighton Business Institute
Heider College of Business
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178

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Project Management

Project management is one of the top skill sets demanded by organizations around the world.  It is indispensable for implementing change in business.  More than $12 trillion is spent on projects.  There is great growth and demand for knowledgeable project managers, especially since 64% of organizations worldwide will have skilled practitioners leaving due to retirement.  Organizations know that if they have more than 35% of their project managers PMP® certified their portfolios of projects have better overall performance.   Of all high-performing projects more than 80% were led by a credentialed project manager.  

The Project Management curriculum is built around the PMI PMBok® Guide.  The Guide is the internationally accepted standard of practice for project management.  However, there is no requirement that students pursue PMI designations or certifications concurrently or ever as part of this focus area. The curriculum is experiential, high-quality, and practitioner-oriented.  It will enable new and experienced professionals from a broad range of industry sectors such as Healthcare, Information Technology, Finance and Banking, Manufacturing, Service, Insurance and Construction to implement projects, programs and portfolios effectively.  The Project Management Courses cover 100% of the topics for the two of the most awarded PMI certifications the PMP® and CAPM® and covers a significant portion of the topics for the other five:  Program Management Professional (PgMP)® ; PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® , PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®; PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®, PMI Organizational Project Management OPM3® Professional Certification.

Projects are temporary, progressively elaborated endeavors undertaken to create a unique product, service or result.  Project Management is the application of skills, knowledge, tools and techniques to project activities in order to meet stakeholder requirements. To help you improve the marketability of your professional skills, these programs are aligned with Project Management Institutes Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMI's PMBoK®) Guide and can provide certification and PMI Professional Development Units (PDU's)  for your growth and edge as a project manger.   Improve your project management skills with experiential learning and relevant programs that will help achieve your project management goals quickly. 

The Project Management Professional (PMP®) is a recognized certification for demonstrating competence in leading and directing project teams. If you’re an experienced project manager looking to solidify your skills, stand out to employers and maximize your earning potential, the PMP® credential is the right choice for you.  To achieve the PMP®  or the CAPM® credential, this intense and accelerated 4-day instructor-led PMP ® exam preparation course will provide the practice, confidence and earn current Professional Development Units (PDU's)  to achieve the PMI certification the first time.

Certificates

This Master's Certificate/Badge introduces the basic concepts and examines the practical applications of strategic leadership, project planning and management.  In class, participants apply these concepts and principles in real-world scenarios.

Scrum is an agile software development framework for managing product development. In our ScrumMaster course, you will learn about the history of agile development and the disciplines promoted by Scrum.  You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Scrum methodology while reviewing the behaviors expected of a ScrumMaster.

After completing this course you will:

This intensive two-day course will prepare you to take on the Product Owner role and is taught by a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer®. We’ll cover the Scrum framework but more importantly, what it means to function as the Product Owner, or Customer, for a Scrum team.  You will learn about managing stakeholders, creating and refinement the Product Backlog, emerging detail with Product Backlog Items and User Stories including Acceptance Criteria and the Definition of Done.

Courses

Do you learn best by doing? Do you need an interactive method to get an overview of project management, including getting things done through and with other people? Then this Managing Projects course is perfect for you. The basic techniques for defining, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling and closing projects to produce defined and measurable results are enhanced with practical information to enhance your leadership in transforming an organization through the change driven by projects. This course is based on the PMBok 5.0, and covers the five project processes and ten knowledge areas of project. You will have the opportunity to immediately apply what you have learned to a project you will initiate, plan, monitor and control, execute and close. You gain a foundational knowledge that can be applied to any project to achieve better on-time, on-budget and quality results. The processes applying human resources and overall project management provides an in-depth look at a leader’s role in leading projects and project managers in programs.

One reason for the scarcity of managerial greatness in project management is that in education and training are too often treated as technical proficiency.  Little time is spent on character of the manager, the issues of team dynamics, and integration. This builds on the knowledge and fundamentals learned in Managing Projects: The Fundamentals.  Mastering projects is a key skill for leadership in innovation and organizational change and growth. 

The Project Management Professional (PMP®) is a recognized certification for demonstrating competence in leading and directing project teams. If you’re an experienced project manager looking to solidify your skills, stand out to employers and maximize your earning potential, the PMP® credential is the right choice for you. The Creighton Business Institute wants to help you achieve the PMP® credential with this intense and accelerated 4-day instructor-led PMP ® & CAPM ® exam preparation course. This course meets for four full days. This course is counted as part of PMI's required 35 contact hours for education credits. (PEU's)

This course builds on the Fundamentals of the Project Management Body of Knowledge by providing exposure to additional methodologies.  The participant is provides case studies and can apply and test the methodologies and knowledge in a controlled experiential learning.  Other methods and approaches include Agile, Scrum and Lean/Kanban.  The impact on current organizational roles, teams, Agile/Lean portfolio management and adoption, success and transformation planning are explored.

One reason for the scarcity of managerial greatness in project management is that in education and training are too often treated as technical proficiency.  Little time is spent on character of the manager, the issues of team dynamics, and integration. This builds on the knowledge and fundamentals learned in Managing Projects: The Fundamentals.  Mastering projects is a key skill for leadership in innovation and organizational change and growth.

Gartner predicts that 80% of all Software projects will being using Agile in the next couple of years.

Scrum is an agile software development framework for managing product development. In our ScrumMaster course, you will learn about the history of agile development and the disciplines promoted by Scrum.  You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Scrum methodology while reviewing the behaviors expected of a ScrumMaster.

Certified Scrum Product Owner® professionals have been taught the Scrum terminology, practices, and principles that enable them to fulfill the role of Product Owner on a Scrum team. CSPOs are typically the individuals who are closest to the "business side" of the project. They are charged by the organization to "get the product out" and are expected to do the best possible job of satisfying all the stakeholders. CSPOs maintain the product backlog and ensure that everyone knows the priorities.