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Developed and delivered by world-renowned Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering faculty, the engineering Project Management certification course creates a road map for the engineering project team to successfully deliver projects within scope, on a schedule, and on a budget in today's highly competitive and continuously changing environment. With successful completion of this course and execution of the applied project, participants will have a core understanding of engineering project management fundamentals, the project life cycle, key project deliverables, and how to apply that knowledge to bring value to their organizations.
The course is offered in a 5-week virtual, synchronous training format consisting of 15 hours of instruction, meeting for one 3-hour session per week on Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The course is followed by a 30-day applied project phase where participants will implement the skills they learned in the course by completing a project with expert coaching along the way.
Note: This course requires a minimum of 16 participants to run. This is not an official Project Management Institute® (PMI) certification.
At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Describe what project management is, along with its benefits and obstacles.
- Discuss project management constraints, elements, and application steps.
- Understand the fundamentals of defining requirements, construct the Scope Statement and Statement of Work (SoW).
- Demonstrate their knowledge on Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) by applying it to an example.
- Practice Project Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)/Critical Path Method (CPM) knowledge by applying it to an example and analyze the duration of the critical path.
- Examine and evaluate the project progression by applying Earned Value Management (EVM).
- Understand the fundamentals of the Agile project management philosophy and Scrum methodology.
Earning a Certificate:
As one of the world's top-ranked engineering schools, an ASU Certificate is recognized globally as a premier qualification. The Engineering Project Management course consists of 15 hours of instruction, a final exam and an applied project. Participants will have 30 days after completing the 5-week training to submit the final report; during this time, the course instructors will provide coaching and advising to participants. One mid-project update is required, along with the final project report.
For successful completion, participants must:
- Attend the 3-hour weekly session, which will be delivered virtually for 5 consecutive weeks.
- Successfully complete an Engineering Project Management applied project.
With the completion of this course, participants will receive a certificate from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEU) and Professional Development Units (PDU) from Arizona State University.
Who Should Enroll:
The Engineering Project Management program is designed for engineers, professional practitioners whose day-to-day job is to manage small and medium-size projects within their organizations, and contributors to a project management process. Participants may or may not hold engineering degrees, however, their daily responsibility should include project management, project coordination, or adjacent roles. This course is also for employees who are not project managers yet but aspire to be promoted to a Project Management position.
Meet the instructors
Dr. Dan McCarville
Dan is a Professor of Practice in the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence at Arizona State University. He received his master's degree and doctorate from Arizona State University in 1994 and 1999, respectively. His research interests are in quality engineering, industrial statistics, and engineering management with a general focus on continuous improvement methodologies.
Prior to joining the ASU faculty in the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence, McCarville worked 27 years in the semiconductor industry for Motorola and Mindspeed Technologies where he led teams through the development and implementation of large-scale quality systems and complex manufacturing processes.
Dr. Ali Kucukozyigit
Ali is a Lecturer at the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence where he teaches risk management and introduction to systems engineering. His research interests are leadership skills and organizational culture as they relate to emerging leadership skills in complex security environments, risk management, project management and decision making.
Prior to joining ASU, Dr. Kucukozyigit was a Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant at Old Dominion University (ODU).