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IT Project Management

University of Washington via edX Professional Certificate

Overview

Are you an IT professional new to project management or a manager who wants to develop more robust project management skills? Perhaps you are looking to forge a career as a full-time project manager (PM). This program will introduce you to the fundamentals of project management, specifically as they apply to the field of information technology (IT).

This program will help you select project management techniques and strategies that best fit your IT project or organization. You’ll also explore how project management offices are organized and how they develop a project portfolio. Throughout the program, you’ll come to understand some of the challenges of the field, including management of diverse teams and projects that are potentially based anywhere in the world. By the end, you’ll determine your own competencies as an IT project manager and will have developed core skills required for this role.

Syllabus

Courses under this program:
Course 1: Strategic Applications of IT Project & Program Management

In this course you will learn project management standards and frameworks that increase efficiency and deliver tangible business benefits.



Course 2: Portfolio Management, Governance, & the PMO

Learn how a Project Management Office (PMO) works, discover techniques to monitor and control projects and find out how to keep your project portfolio healthy.



Course 3: Leadership and Management for PM Practitioners in IT

Learn how to develop effective project management and leadership skills that are essential for successfully guiding diverse or distributed teams and projects.



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Taught by

Luke Panezich and Debra Hildebrand

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