Part I & II Project Management Fundamentals Certificate

The Project Management Certificate Program is presented in two parts. Participants may attend one part at a time or both parts together. The course is designed for project managers and leaders, product development managers, engineers, marketing, operations, R&D and construction managers, functional managers, or any professional who leads projects and project teams.

Part I - Tools and Techniques (24 hours, 24 PDUs)

You will learn to:

  • Effectively initiate, plan, execute, control, manage risks and successfully close your projects.
  • Define stakeholder requirements and set realistic goals and objectives.
  • Organize your projects using a work breakdown structure.
  • Allocate resources and develop a capacity plan. 
  • Develop schedules and realistic budgets.
  • Control and report on single or multiple projects.
  • Identify, analyze, and manage project risks.
  • Use these tools to create the desired behaviors in project team members and stakeholders.

Part II - The People Side (16 hours, 16 PDUs)

You will learn to:

  • Understand leadership skills and techniques.
  • Create, build and lead your project teams.
  • Learn your problem-solving style and how it relates to others.
  • Motivate and empower team members.
  • Develop effective communication plans for both internal and external communications.
  • Learn Situational Leadership - how to rapidly change your leadership skills to meet the needs of both the situation and the people being led.

This Certificate Program includes 7 workshops in Part 1, as well as a 60 question on-line assessment of your baseline PM skills and an action plan for improvement. Part 2 includes 4 workshops and personal tests.

Instructors for this class are:

Bill Doescher, Principal Consultant, Global Business Management Consultants


Dr, Dave Adkins, Senior Partner, Global Business Management Consultants


Class Format

Week 1: Part I - Tools and Techniques

  • Mon. - Thurs. 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM and Saturday 8AM to 5PM

Week 2: Part II - The People Side

  • Mon. - Thurs. 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

University of Houston Downtown Address:
One Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

Note: More information with room number, directions, parking instructions, etc. will be sent to students about one week before class begins. Please contact if you do not receive this information.


Dates:September 15-25, 2014    Check for other dates
Meets:M, Tu, W, Th, Sa from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM, 9 Sessions
Location:UH Downtown Campus TBA
Instructor:Bill Doescher

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

A valid credit card will be required for payment. Please have your card information ready.

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