Georgia Tech Professional Education will offer a Project Management: Managing Risk and Procurements (COMP 6310) course at Georgia Tech-Savannah on Dec.11-13, 2012. The course will allow students to see the importance of effective risk management. Course content is applicable in a number of industries and also prepares participants for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam.

Through identifying, analyzing, and prioritizing risks within a company or organization, participants will learn how to successfully plan and implement risk response plans, and create a smoother and efficient work flow. The course serves as an introduction to the procurement management process and is a requirement towards the Georgia Tech Project Management Certificate. Participants learn the specific processes of risk management and procurement management as defined by the Project Management Institute in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide),which is considered the recognized standard for the industry.

“The course prepares students for the PMP exam as well as helping them become a better project manager,” says Jim Consuegra, academic program director of Information Technology, Georgia Tech Professional Education. “Participants will learn how to reduce the negative unknowns in projects and enhance opportunities by using effective risk management practices."

Project management is the application of knowledge, skills and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently. It’s a strategic competency for organizations, enabling them to tie project results to business goals and, better compete in their markets. The course is taught by Certified Project Management Professionals with extensive experience establishing project management and system development life-cycle methodologies in large organizations.

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About Georgia Tech Professional Education:

Georgia Tech Professional Education is an academic division of the Georgia Institute of Technology,which consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Professional Education offers professional master's programs, short courses, and certificate programsto meet the needs of working professionals and industry partners. Programs are available worldwide through a variety of face-to-face, blended learning, and online formats. In addition to professional course offerings, the division administers K-12 outreach and English as a Second Language programs, and manages meeting and event facilities. Professional Education serves and educates more than 3,100 companies and over 13,000 individuals on an annual basis, and is located at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Centerin Atlanta and at the Georgia Tech-Savannahcampus.

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