Project Management Professional Development Units
The University of Texas at Dallas Project Management Program offers a wide variety of Professional Development Programs to assist you in furthering your Project Management knowledge and earning Professional Development Units (PDUs) to maintain your PMP certification.
This Professional Development series is composed of noncredit classes that cover topics relevant to the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). While students do not receive college credit, they do earn the PDU credit recognized by PMI.
- PMP Exam Review Course
- PgMp Exam Prep
- Applied PM Forum
This course is based on the PMBOK® fifth edition
This professional development series is composed of noncredit classes that cover topics relevant to the PMBOK®. While students do not receive college credit, they do earn the PDU credit recognized by PMI®. The course covers basic project management principles and concepts and helps prepare students for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification examination. The curriculum targets candidates preparing for the PMP® exam.
If you plan to take the 200 question Project Management Professional examination, prepare for the exam by attending this 35 hour examination review. The course is offered in a 10 week evening format.
This course allows you to focus on knowledge you need to master the exam. This review is not designed to teach project management, but to provide you with information, test-taking tips and techniques that will shorten your study time and help you pass the exam. You will have an opportunity to take a sample PMP® practice exam.
Dates and Registration for the PMP® Exam Review Course
Location: Naveen Jindal School of Management
Fee: $995, includes all instructional materials
Register: Secure online registration
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dates: Monday Evening Classes
Winter Session 2015
January 12, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9, 16, 23
Spring Session 2015
April 6, 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18
June 1, 8, 15
Summer Session 2015
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
All professional development courses canceled at least two weeks before the first day of class will be eligible for a full refund. No refunds will be issued for courses canceled less than two weeks before the first day of class.
Review Session TopicsProject Initiation
- Need identification
- Product or service description
- Management responsibilities
- Draft charter
- Project manager selection
- Scope planning
- Scope definition
- Activity definition
- Activity sequencing
- Resource planning
- Activity duration estimating
- Cost estimating
- Schedule development
- Communication planning
- Quality planning
- Organizational planning
- Risk management
- Procurement planning
- Project plan development
- Project plan execution
- Scope verification
- Quality assurance
- Team development
- Information distribution
- Source selection
- Contract administration
- Overall change control
- Scope change control
- Schedule control
- Cost control
- Quality control
- Performance reporting
- Risk response control
- Administrative close-out
- Contract close-out
Who Should Attend?
Candidates preparing to take the Project Management Professional certification examination.
Instructors have been selected for their expertise in the specific subject areas and experience with the PMP® exam.
The Project Management Institute grants the PMP® designation. Application to take the computer-based exam should be made through PMI®. Registration for the PMP® exam review does not include the registration fee for the certification examination.
For additional information, contact the Project Management Program at (972) 883-2656.
Why earn a PgMP?
Do you want to distinguish yourself from the nearly 500,000 PMP®s in the world? With only approximately 700 PgMP® credentials issued, the Program Management Professional (PgMP)® is rapidly becoming the credential of choice. Earning the PgMP® credential recognizes your advanced experience and skill at overseeing multiple related projects and aligning resources with organizational objectives.
PgMP® credential holders oversee the success of a program, grouping related projects together to realize organizational benefits not available if they were managed separately. It's the perfect fit if you define projects, assign project managers and oversee programs.Register Online for PgMP® Prep or Webinar
PgMP Exam Preparation Course $950
This course earns 40 Professional Development Units (PDUs)
Visit PgMP Online Boot Camp Learning Path ® to see how this course relates to the 2013 PgMP examination content outline
Is PgMP for me?
Still have questions if the PgMP® Exam Prep is for you? View our PgMP® Webinar
Gain a further understanding of the PgMP® certification in our online PgMP® webinar. Dr. Ginger Levin takes you through a thorough explanation of the importance of Program Management, the PgMP® Credential and the PgMP® Application Process itself.
The combined playing time of the four modules is 71 minutes and the $20 cost of the webinar will be credited to your purchase when you are ready to start the PgMP® Exam Prep course.
Applicants are invited to contact Dr. Levin during their preparation for the PgMP® certification. With over 40 years of experience in project, program, and portfolio management working for the U.S. government and in consulting for private and public sector clients; access to her knowledge of the PgMP® process is invaluable. Dr. Levin is the second person in the world to attain the PgMP® certification. Dr. Levin is also PMP certified and a certified OPM3 Professional with PMI.
Important Note: PMI recently removed the multi-rater assessment from the PgMP certification requirements. We are working to update the webinar. Please disregard references to the multi-rater requirements in the webinar. Please also note the fee to take the PgMP has been reduced from $1,500.00 to $800.00.
How do I earn it?
Earning the PgMP® requires passing a sequence of three evaluations beginning with an extensive application review by a panel of credentialed program managers. Passing this allows you to take a rigorous multiple choice examination of situational and scenario-based questions that is much more challenging than the PMP® exam.
For additional information on the PgMP® credential and certification information and requirements, visit PMI's Program Management Professional (PgMP) webpage and download the PgMP® Handbook.
While we can't help you attain the required experience, we can help you prepare to pass the exam.
This online course is an on-demand distance version of Dr. Ginger Levin's highly acclaimed PgMP® Exam Prep Boot Camp. Course content is broken up into short topical lessons followed by practice questions that can typically be completed in 30 minutes or less. These are followed by practice exams to help you prepare for the difficult PgMP® exam.
You can access this class from anywhere, at any time, and can replay the individual lessons as many times as you like. Also, you can reach out to Dr. Levin, the second person in the world to attain the PgMP® credential, at any time with your questions.
UT Dallas' online course is fully aligned with the Project Management Institute's The Standard for Program Management - Third Edition (2013) and its PgMP® Examination Content Outline, April 2011.
Before taking this course, you should download or purchase The Standard for Program Management - Third Edition (2013) and consider purchasing Dr. Levin and Mr. J.LeRoy Ward's PgMP® Exam Practice Test and Study Guidebook - Fourth Edition.
Meet the Instructor
Ginger Levin, PMP, PgMP, Certified OPM3 Professional
Dr. Ginger Levin, PMP, PgMP teaches in program and project management graduate degree programs at several universities around the world. Dr. Levin has over 40 years of experience in project, program, and portfolio management working for the U.S. government and in consulting for private and public sector clients. She is certified by PMI as an OPM3 Professional.
Dr. Levin received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from The George Washington University for her research on large organizations and ethics. She is the author or co-author of 12 books; her most recent book is: "Program Management Complexity: A Competency Model." She speaks regularly at project management conferences worldwide.
Dr. Levin was the second person in the world to attain the PgMP certification.
I found the online course very helpful when preparing for the PgMP exam. Dr Levin has very succinctly highlighted key points in each domain area and most importantly, clearly mapped the Exam Content Guideline with the SPM framework. I would recommend this resource to anyone who is preparing to take the PgMP exam.
Huma Sohrwardy November 20, 2012
I wanted to let you know that I PASSED the PgMP exam. Thank you for the quality of the training material and the proactive help.
Santosh Parida September 20, 2011
I just want to drop you a note on my study updates. I like your online course very much.
Ciaran Lacey, September 3, 2011
I took Dr. Levin's UT online course and finished the exam in approximately 2.5 hours.
Hi Dr. Ginger,
I'm glad to inform you that I passed the exam finally by virtue of God and moved to the MRA assessment. Thank you so much for your support in this journey.
The Applied Project Management Forum is a bimonthly speaker event sponsored by the UT Dallas Project Management Program. It was formed to facilitate ongoing education for project managers on topics that are relevant in today's business world. Speakers from both the business and academic communities share their experiences and insights.
The APM Forum is held on the third Tuesday of the odd months.
This event earns 1 PDU (Professional Development Unit)
For additional information contact the Project Management Program at (972) 883-2656.
Current Month's Speaker
Mike Wilkinson, CEO and Founder, Paragon Innovations
Mike Wilkinson almost always involves some sort of risk. Understanding roadblocks including the predictable and the unpredictable roadblocks can be challenging. Open and honest communication before, during, and after roadblocks can mean the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful project. This discussion will highlight some of risks of engineering product development and how to mitigate or navigate those risks.
Michael R. Wilkinson leads Paragon Innovations' business strategy and vision, product design and development, and customer relations. Since its inception in 1990, Wilkinson and his team have grown Paragon into one of the nation's leading providers of product development and engineering services. Customers include 3M, B Braun Medical, Hitachi, Matsushita, Motorola and Siemens, among others.
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