Georgia Tech Professional Education will offer a Project Management Introduction: Fundamentals to Successful Projects COMP 6300 course at Georgia Tech-Savannah on October 16-17, 2012. The course helps participants prepare for their certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) as well as become a better project manager in their respective fields.  Participants will learn about all nine areas and five process groups that have been established by the Project Management Institute (PMI), which is the worlds’ association for the project management profession.

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 thus, better compete in their markets.

Course participants will earn 1.4 Continuing Education Credits (CEU).  They will also receive A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), which is the industry standard for project manage instruction.  PMI’s standards for project, program and portfolio management are the most widely recognized standards in the profession, and increasingly the model for project management in business and government. Project managers use these principles to establish clear expectations to avoid later project failures, identify successful components of a project plan, employ specific planning tools to establish and manage expectations, accurately track and report project progress, and identify, analyze, and prioritize strategies to ease project risks.

“Project management can help any organization get the most out of its performance to exceed business goals and objectives, regardless of the industry,” said Jim Consuegra, academic director of computing and IT programs for Georgia Tech Professional Education. “Project managers are found in every kind of organization and are seen as valuable resources that help drive economic growth, efficiency, and strategic competencies that are core to business success.”

The course is taught by Certified Project Management Professionals (PMP) 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-Savannah campus.

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