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Project management is for everyone, regardless if your title is Project Manager or it’s one of the many roles you fulfill in your position.

From certificate programs to exam prep, our offerings will take your experience to the next level, providing value to you and your organization. The fundamental principles of project management will help you and your organization develop a high-performance culture where projects are completed more efficiently and effectively.

Davenport University has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Davenport University has been approved by PMI to issue PDUs for the project management programs.

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Questions? Contact us at 616-233-2589 or ipex@davenport.edu for more information.

At your organization: IPEx professional development programs can be customized and delivered at your workplace, or a location of your choice. To learn more about these programs or to inquire about pricing, please contact ipex@davenport.edu.

PMP, PMBOK, and Project Management Professional (PMP) are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.


Certificate of Project Management

COST: $1,195

LENGTH: 3 days, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

GRAND RAPIDS – DOWNTOWN
February 14 & 15, March 1, 2018
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KALAMAZOO
March 6 & 7, March 27, 2018
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LANSING
March 14 & 15, March 29, 2018
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DETROIT AREA
May 16 & 17, June 7, 2018
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This 3-day Certificate of Project Management program is designed to develop a thorough understanding and practical application of the universally recognized tools every project manager needs to ensure successful project planning from start to finish.

Start with building on a foundation of internationally accepted concepts, tools, and techniques for working effectively in all stages of project management. Then, you’ll focus on resource management, project leadership, change management, risk, team communications, and control.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Effectively use project planning tools
  • Identify tasks, resources, and potential risks
  • Develop and manage a team, including motivating, rewarding, and maximizing productivity
  • Prepare essential project aspects, including budget, final plan, and statement of work
  • Implement proven strategies for working with problem team members

This course is eligible for 24 PDUs through PMI (9 Technical, 6 Leadership, and 9 Strategic).

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Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Prep

COST: $1,595

GRAND RAPIDS – DOWNTOWN
March 7 - April 18, 2018
Wednesdays from 6 - 9:50 p.m.REGISTER

ONLINE - 24/7 ACCESS
March 5 - April 21, 2018
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7 week course

This intensive course prepares participants for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification examination developed and conducted by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

The exam prep course focuses on the review of all subject matter for the Project Management Certification, including essential terminology, tools, and techniques to pass the PMP® exam.

After completing this course, you will be able to:      

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of key elements of each of the project management processes
  • Recognize the critical terms and concepts within the project management framework
  • Explain key points of professional and social responsibility as it relates to project management

This course is eligible for 45 PDUs through PMI (18.75 Technical, 15 Leadership and 11.25 Strategic).

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Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Prep

COST: $1,699 + materials

GRAND RAPIDS – DOWNTOWN
January 29 - February 2, 2018REGISTER

LANSING
May 7 - 11, 2018
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DETROIT AREA
May 21 - 25, 2018
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5 DAY BOOT CAMP

In addition to the exam preparation covered in the 7 week course, the 5-day PMP® Boot Camp is designed to prepare students to pass the certification exam while learning Agile and advanced project management tools and principles.

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Note: In order to sit for the PMP® exam, participants must meet educational and work experience requirements. Please refer to www.pmi.org for specific exam requirements. 

This course is eligible for 45 PDUs through PMI (18.75 Technical, 15 Leadership and 11.25 Strategic).

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Project Scheduling with Agile

COST: $1,595

LENGTH: 7 weeks

ONLINE - 24/7 ACCESS
January 8 - February 24, 2018
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This course provides an in-depth look at scheduling in the complex world of global projects. Participants will engage in case study activities to practice using MS Project tools and gain real world experience.

Create realistic project schedules, network diagrams, and work breakdown structures using the agile methodology, including estimating activity duration, determining the critical path, corrective actions, and effective use of reports. 

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Plan and create realistic project schedules, network diagrams and work breakdown structures.
  • Estimate duration of activities and schedule with agile methodology
  • Set up resources and costs in MS Project
  • Develop and share project plans to include Gantt Charts
  • Utilize the Work Breakdown Structure and work packages to effectively manage a project schedule

This course is eligible for 45 PDUs through PMI (35.25 Technical, 3.5 Leadership and 6.25 Strategic).

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Project Financial Risk Analysis

COST: $1,595

LENGTH: 7 weeks

ONLINE - 24/7 ACCESS
March 5 - April 21, 2018
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Delve into the financial and risk management of project management in a global environment by focusing on activity based forecasting, estimating management reserve, budgeting, risk management and cost associated with projects.

Discover the relationship between project schedule and budget to minimize the impact of project uncertainties. 

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the project earned value
  • Develop reports to analyze project performance
  • Utilize Estimates At Complete (EAC) methods
  • Use Activity Based Management (ABM) to forecast expenditures
  • Mitigate risk by managing uncertainties

This course is eligible for 45 PDUs through PMI (25 Technical, 7 Leadership and 13 Strategic).

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Global Sourcing for Projects

COST: $1,595

LENGTH: 7 weeks

GRAND RAPIDS – LETTINGA
March 8 - April 19, 2018
Thursdays from 6 - 9:50 p.m.REGISTER

ONLINE - 24/7 ACCESS
March 8 - April 19, 2018
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Learn to develop global contracts and explore the cultural and ethical differences of managing projects and contracts in a global environment.

Discover pragmatic regional, legal, cultural and ethical environments that affect sourcing decisions and overall project management.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the different environments that affect sourcing decisions and management
  • Develop a Request for Proposal (RFP) to include a Statement of Work (SOW)
  • Identify cultural differences in sourcing when managing multinational teams
  • Choose effective technology to manage global teams
  • Navigate outsourcing, as well as moral and ethical challenges faced in multinational projects

This course is eligible for 45 PDUs through PMI (7.5 Technical, 22.5 Leadership and 15 Strategic).

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Project Quality Management

COST: $1,595

LENGTH: 7 weeks

GRAND RAPIDS – LETTINGA
March 8 - April 19, 2018
Thursdays from 6 - 9:50 p.m.REGISTER

REAL TIME VIRTUAL
March 8 - April 19, 2018
Thursdays from 6 - 9:50 p.m. 
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In this course, you will learn to create project or program deliverables by gaining insight in quality and process improvement.

Improve your skills in project quality and process improvement for creating project deliverables with a focus on six sigma, lean, quality control, testing, continuous improvement, and requirements verification.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Implement a project quality plan
  • Identify and utilize appropriate project quality tools
  • Connect quality assurance processes with contract requirements verification to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Distinguish between product and process standards

This course is eligible for 45 PDUs through PMI (26.25 Technical, 3.75 Leadership and 15 Strategic).

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Best Practices in Microsoft Project

COST: $895

LENGTH: 2 days, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

GRAND RAPIDS – DOWNTOWN
June 13 & 14, 2018
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Uncover the features and timesaving tips of Microsoft Project, an incredible project management tool to assist managers so they can achieve a successful outcome.

Learn to use Microsoft Project to manage large jobs efficiently by monitoring every aspect of your project, including timeframe, cost, workforce and more.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Create a project plan using MS Project
  • Identify plan deadlines, constraints, and optimization opportunities
  • Effectively execute a project and monitor its progress
  • Filter, group, sort, and reschedule project tasks
  • Customize project templates, fields, features, and view
  • Consolidate project plans, create a master plan, and link projects

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