Courses - Project Management

Students with PMI® certifications can earn up to 45 PDUs per course. PSPM and PSLP courses are eligible.   

Agile Project Management is now a requirement for the PMP certification and will be a program requirement for the UVA certificate as of Summer 2019.  It is recommended that students in the current program plan take this course to adequately prepare for the PMP exam.

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Required Courses (5)

PSPM 5030 Introduction to Project Management
Introduces students to the various aspects of the project life cycle and project management. Explores best practices and the application of these best practices for project success.

PSPM 5200 Project Schedule, Cost & Budget Control
Introduces students to a variety of project scheduling and cost control techniques that are vital for a project to meet its schedule and cost goals and objectives. Concentrates on the variety of scheduling techniques (Gantt Chart, Critical Path Method, and Program Evaluation Review Technique) that can be used to guide and monitor project performance. Activities that are critical in preparing a realistic schedule are explored, discussed, and practiced. Students are then introduced to a variety of budgeting, cost estimating, and cost control techniques.

PSPM 5210 Project Risk Management
Introduces students to various concepts and techniques that can be used to effectively manage project risks including cost, schedule, technical, quality, managerial, and organizational.

PSPM 5230 Project Management: Leadership & Managing the Project Team
Analyzes the difference between leadership and management in the project management environment. Evaluates the role of the project manager as team leader, and reviews the application of various leadership and management techniques to project management.

PSPM 5290 Principles & Practices of Agile Project Management 
Introduces Agile Project Management as an iterative and incremental method of managing the project design and build activities for engineering, information technology, and new product or service development projects in a highly flexible and interactive manner. Provides thorough exposure to agile and lean methods, and explores differences between these methods and traditional techniques.

Elective Courses (Select 1)

PSLP 5300 Foundations of Leadership
Introduces students to various styles and theories of leadership. Through self-assessment and guided inquiry, students examine and create their own unique style of leadership. Students will develop approaches to adapt and modify leadership styles to various situations and individual personalities to influence organizational outcomes.

PSLP 5330 Communication & Team Development
Prepares today's leaders for success in communication skills with diverse audiences, as well as effective team building and management. Communication topics address technical and non-technical audiences using presentations, interpersonal skills, and writing skills. Team development instruction focuses on managing teams, identifying and understanding the leadership role, the importance of shared leadership, and team decision making.  
 
PSPM 5240 Introduction to Purchasing for Project Managers
Explores the important role that contracting and purchasing play in the project environment, especially in light of meeting or exceeding goals.

 

The information contained on this web site is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.

* The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.

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