Master certificate in Advance Project Management course at JK Michaels is a postgraduate certification program of University of Atlanta and American Academy of Project Management.
Due to the drive towards projectisation in almost every organisation, there are vast career opportunities available for project managers skilled in advanced project management techniques, who possess the ability to go beyond mere methodology in their approach and implement complex projects successfully.
MPM in project management is a highly practical 12-week short course(5 days intensive Classroom and 3 month blended learning + action learning research in project management).It will provide you with the chance to deepen your project management skills and feel confident to address multi-layered considerations. Develop the skills needed to manage complex projects, broaden your scope, and elevate your project management approach.
MASTER CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCE PROJECT MANAGEMENT BENEFITS
- Remain competitive and manage change in a multi-dimensional environment
- Learn to lead cross-functional teams in a global context
- Improve productivity and profitability
- Apply various methodologies to improve success with complex projects
- Distinguish among different software tools that support the front end of the project
- Examine the supervisory and productivity issues related to managing multi-site projects
- Apply advanced scheduling methods
JK Michaels in partnership with University of Atlanta/American Academy of Project Management /Picadilly Brainiz offers this premier post-graduate Master’s certification program. The designation (MPM or Master Project Manager) is designed for, and available to, college educated professionals who manage teams, departments, divisions and for senior project managers and project directors who seek formal recognition. The MPM designation is the Gold Standard within the international arena of Project Management.
Under the guidance of distinguished University of Atlanta faculty, program participants will examine:
- Project, program and Portfolio planning and control
- Project and program management life cycle
- Managing Complex projects
- Effective Project leadership and motivational Methodologies
- Advance project and program management tools and techniques
- Advance Cost-management and risk management
The purpose of Master Project Management is to ensure the project achieves its goals & objectives, by planning, directing, tracking, and controlling, and improving the activities necessary for development and delivery of required products and services. The IPMC ™ Project Management Methodology involves developing plans and maintaining them throughout the project life cycle. Estimates are established and maintained regarding cost, schedule, size of work products, and critical technical parameters. Commitments to project objectives and plans are established and maintained throughout the project. Project participants and stakeholders are identified and organized to meet project objectives. As the project is executed, the project and performance are monitored and tracked in accordance with the plan. Corrective actions are taken as needed to ensure the project will meet its objectives. Continuous improvement is enhanced at all levels.
MASTER CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCE PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:
• PROJECTS ARE ESTABLISHED, MAINTAINED, AND EXECUTED TO PROVIDE REQUIRED PRODUCTS
AND SERVICES THAT REFLECT CUSTOMER AND STAKEHOLDER NEEDS.
• ESTIMATES OF THE PROJECT’S PLANNING PARAMETERS ARE ESTABLISHED AND MAINTAINED TO
SUPPORT RESOURCE ESTIMATES.
• COMMITMENTS RELATED TO THE PROJECT ARE ESTABLISHED AND MAINTAINED.
• PROGRESS OF THE PROJECT IS EVALUATED AGAINST ITS PLANS.
• CORRECTIVE ACTIONS ARE TAKEN WHEN APPROPRIATE AND MANAGED TO CLOSURE.
MPM Master Project Certification (Board Certification through AAPM)
Successful graduates will be prepared to move forward in a wide variety of project management-related careers, and will have gained excellent preparation for the MPM ™ Master Project Manager – Project Management – Board Certification through AAPM Global Board of Standard.
Students interested in further study may transfer courses completed with a grade of “B” or better for the certificate directly toward degree requirements for the University of Atlanta’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) or, depending on background and qualifications, the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
JK MICHAELS A PMI GLOBAL REGISTERED EDUCATION PROVIDER ENSURE BEST IN CLASS PROJECT MANAGEMENT COURSES ACROSS AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST
MBA 645: Project Management in Enterprises.
This course is designed to introduce students to the role management plays in a project’s development. In business, it is the manager who is ultimately responsible for organizing and prioritizing activities, planning projects, implementing resolutions and decisions, finding and allocating resources, budgeting, scheduling, controlling costs, evaluating projects and guiding the progress of a project toward completion. The course provides students with a hands-on learning experience that will enable them to learn what defines a project, develop project planning and oversight systems on their own, identify and implement best practices, learn the differences between process and project management, and establish operational links between the conceptual project and organizational objectives. Students will learn how to identify the inputs, outputs, tools and techniques for each phase of a Project Life Cycle. Since companies are increasingly aware that project management skills are vital to ensuring job security for all company workers, those who have mastered the key tools and concepts of effective project management can gain a significant competitive advantage in the contemporary marketplace.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify the attributes of project proposals.
2. Describe the essential skills a project manager needs to carry out his/her responsibilities.
3. Describe the process involved in identifying needs and opportunities in business.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of project management concepts and techniques such as:
constraints/limitations of project management, project life cycle, project selection methods, work breakdown structures, network diagrams, critical path analysis, critical chain scheduling, cost estimates, and earned value management.
5. Describe the stages involved in team development, and discuss some of the workplace barriers that jeopardize team effectiveness.
6. Effectively use project documentation strategies and communication tools.
7. Describe various types of project organizations.
8. Incorporate changes and/or updates to a project schedule.
9. Analyze time/cost tradeoffs.
10. Describe the project control process.
11. Perform cost performance analysis and control.
12. Use simulated cases and Microsoft Project to help plan and manage a project.
13. Appreciate the importance of good project management.
14. Discuss personal examples of effective and ineffective project management.
15. Demonstrate increased writing skills in formal presentations.
EMBA 601: Enterprising Leadership in Organizations.
This course introduces students to the key “core competency” areas that are essential for a progressive and forward-directed career in management. Core principles will, toward this end, provide skills required to ensure maximum productivity. The basic principles include: strategic management of human capital, recruitment strategies and pitfalls, effective planning, keys to motivation, evaluation of performance, human development initiatives, compensation issues, and the appropriate implementation of incentives of performance-based incentives. Course participants will analyze the importance of the HR Triad (employee, line manager, HR manager); they will acquire the necessary tools by which to foster mutual understanding and collaboration across organizational units. Specific case studies and other example drawn from a wide range of industries and a broad spectrum of circumstances are presented in the assigned readings and in ancillary materials available to students throughout the research enterprise.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Define, discuss, and apply the essential terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques, and theories underpinning effective organizational leadership.
2. Develop their own personal leadership orientation and philosophy.
3. Distinguish leadership from management skills.
4. Understand the basic terms used in leadership research such as: Traits, Behavioral, Leader-Centered,
Follower-Centered, Task and Relations Behavior, and Situational Theories.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of diverse leadership theories such as: Dyadic Role-Making, Followership,
Contingency, Vroom and Yetton, as well as Participative and Charismatic Leadership.
6. Develop an understanding of leadership as it affects teams, self-managed work groups, meetings, and other
7. Understand the role leadership plays in promoting change, facilitating decision-making, and inspiring and
training a new generation of future leaders.
8. Apply appropriate terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques, and theories to moderately
complex situations where leadership is required.
9. Generate methods to foster leadership activities in order to resolve organizational problems.
10. Evaluate the quality of leadership proposals by taking into account current research on the subject as well as
11. Discuss how empowerment and delegation contribute to effective leadership skills.
12. Illustrate how leadership entails both the ability to initiate change, as well as help others adjust to the changing environment
MBA 639 Dynamics of Corporate Strategy
This course examines the fundamental theories and techniques that are used by multinational corporations to develop and implement a global business strategy needed to effectively integrate the activities of their worldwide subsidiaries. Emphasis is on the three separate components to developing a successful global strategy: developing a core business strategy, developing an internationalization strategy, and developing a globalization strategy. The course provides graduate students with an opportunity for developing an understanding of how to link human resource development and organizational learning practices to strategic initiatives. The skills and knowledge learned will enable the students to successfully prepare to meet a variety of challenges they may face in their careers. Real world examples and real business applications will be utilized throughout the course.
Upon completion of this course,delegates will be able to:
1. Identify and explain the impact that external environmental factors have on business strategy.
2. Discern between the causes and the symptoms of global business problems.
3. Use appropriate strategic assessment tools to identify multinational company wide problems.
4. Identify and explain problems associated with global long-term strategy formulation and implementation.
5. Apply management strategic knowledge gained from textbook’s chapters reading with practical case
6. Think through the strategic implications associated with solutions to business-related problems in foreign
7. Create solutions to problems associated with business-related problems in foreign markets.
8. Comprehend the difficulties encountered by people working in organizations and groups in different parts
of the world.
9. Critique how economic, political, social, and spatial relations have developed, persist, and change among
individuals, groups, and societies.
10. Communicate ideas and principles coherently to a business-related audience through written mediums.
11. Understand the complexities in the behavior of the individual human being and the individual’s relationship
with the larger world.
12. Identify various perspectives on understanding major global issues and the use libraries, computer
technology, and other information resources and technologies to locate materials, credit sources appropriately and responsibly, and integrate research materials drawn from various sources.
PMO Managers and Directors
Training and Development Managers
Research and Development Officers
and Other Contractors
This program provides an important foundation for a professional management of projects, and can make an invaluable contribution to ensure successful project delivery.
Bosoye OGeneral Manager,Vixen, Globalcom Limited
I would recommend this program because of the rich content and quality of presentation. Every personnel involved in projects deserves an opportunity to attend this program.
Ezomike Chinedu,Business Analyst, KPMG Professional Services
Very enlightening and exposes me to the vast range of project application and management. The classes are very interactive and open the door to different views of Project Managers from different industries.
Abiodun-Wright Ladi,Project Coordinator, Chevron Oil Nigeria Plc
The overall coordination and facilitation of the program was excellent. The facilitator demonstrated a good knowledge of the concepts. Concepts discussed did not hinge only on theory but also on practical experience.