Jan. 24 – April 11, 2023 (Makeup date: April 17*)
12 Tuesday evenings
6-9 p.m. ET
* Only to be used if a schedule class is canceled
Our newly updated project management course will focus on the practical application of project management tools and techniques based on real-world problems, situations and experiences. You’ll spend equal time learning project management concepts and applying those concepts.
By gaining a deeper understanding of how to approach problems differently at an individual level, you can more efficiently meet your goals, effectively deliver against the desired outcomes and consistently partner with stakeholders while maintaining high levels of satisfaction. Through this program, you will increase your understanding of project management concepts and your ability to apply them, which will enhance your leadership skills and help you position yourself as a project manager.
You will learn how project management differs based on market segment and how different roles in an organization rely on a project manager’s deliverables to make decisions. You will also learn the textbook approach and illustrate its real-world application to become more sophisticated in your approach to leading project teams and solving problems. Finally, you will develop the mindset, skills and tools of project management and creative problem-solving and be able to:
The Project Management certificate course is for professionals of all levels who wish to increase their project management acumen.
The program satisfies the 23 and 35 contact hours required to apply for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, respectively. The content is based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge and the Agile Practice Guide, which serve as the foundation for the CAPM and PMP exams.
While this course focuses on real-world examples and applications, we will also cover how the exams are structured by tying content back to the CAPM and PMP each week. In addition, we will cover questions you can expect on the exam to provide examples of how questions are structured and how to go about answering them. This class will provide you exposure to concepts the exams cover, as well as the opportunity to network with other aspiring PMPs on the road to certification. However, if you are seeking a course focused on exam preparation, see our CAPM/PMP Prep Course.
This program consists of 12 three-hour interactive Zoom sessions. Through individual exercises and in teams, you will learn to recognize, develop and apply best practices at every stage of the project in a consistent fashion. Content will be delivered through short cases, articles and online resources.
Robert E. Pyszczynski
EMBA and BA, University at Buffalo
MS, University of Washington
MS, Rochester Institute of Technology
DBA (expected 2024), William Howard Taft University
Rob Pyszczynski spent eight years in the U.S. Army as a sergeant leading troops, including a deployment in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pyszczynski started his civilian career as a project manager and held a variety of roles from director to VP, and has managed more than $500 million worth of projects over his 23-year tenure. He currently leads project management teams with an operations focus to strive for a predictable outcome in an uncertain economy. Rob’s experience has led him to be a subject-matter expert in construction, where he has provided testimony, numerous consultations and analysis of contracts, scopes of work, budgets and schedules.
Pyszczynski was a recipient of the Business First 40 Under 40 award in 2017 and is currently enrolled as part of the Leadership Buffalo Class of 2022. In addition to his day-to-day responsibilities, he has also spent the last 10 years teaching a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level at Erie Community College and the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Pyszczynski lives on Grand Island with his wife, Lisa, their two children, Evan and Stella, and their dog, Thor. He spends most of his free time being a full-time father and is very involved with his children’s activities. When not spending time with his family, he enjoys playing golf.
$1,510 includes all materials used for class
Payment must be received by the program start date to be granted access and can be made by credit card at the time of registration or by ACH transfer.
A 75% discount is available to a limited number of Executive MBA alumni through the Alumni Advantage program. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact the Office of Professional and Executive Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discounted seats are available to employees of the University at Buffalo on a space-available basis. Contact the Office of Professional and Executive Development at email@example.com.
Program registrations are fully refundable until the day before the program starts.