Project Management Professional Development
In additional to the annual project management symposium, we offer a variety of professional development opportunities to assist you in furthering your project management knowledge and earning or maintaining your professional credentials. While these professional programs do not earn academic college credit, you may qualify as the education contact hours required before taking credentialing exams and as continuing education contact hours for maintaining your credentials.
PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PMBOK and PMI are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
- PMP® Exam Prep
- PgMP® Exam Prep
- PfMP® Exam Prep
- Applied PM Forum
PMP® Exam Prep
This course is based on the Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) fifth edition
This course helps you prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification examination by discussing the PMBOK® Guide content in the context of the life cycle of a project. Provided course materials include the PMBOK® Guide and Kim Heldman’s PMP®: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide (7th ed.).
Classes meet on ten Monday evenings for 3.5 hours each and earn the 35 contact hours of education needed to sit for the PMP exam. Participants reinforce their learning by completing online practice quizzes each week and a comprehensive practice exam at the end of the program.
Dates and Registration for the PMP® Exam Review Course
Location: Naveen Jindal School of Management
Fee: $995, includes all instructional materials and parking permits
Register: Secure online registration
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Summer Session 2017
July 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28
Fall Session 2017
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20
- Introduction to PMP® Certification
- Project Management Context
- Project Management Framework
- Project Initiation
- Scope Definition
- Work Breakdown Structure Development
- Schedule Development
- Project Planning and Budgeting
- Project Risk Management
- Project Execution
- Monitoring and Control
- Project Closing
- Professional Responsibility
Who Should Attend?
Candidates preparing to take the PMP certification exam
All instructors have substantial project management experience and are certified PMPs.
The Project Management Institute awards the PMP credential. Information about this credential and application instructions are available on the PMI website (http://www.pmi.org/certification/project-management-professional-pmp.aspx). Registration for this course does not include the application fee for the certification exam.
For additional information, contact a Project Management Program staff member at (972) 883-2656.
PgMP® Exam Prep
Why earn a PgMP?
Do you want to distinguish yourself from the nearly 500,000 PMP®s in the world? With only approximately 1500 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.
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 49 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 PMI OPM3 Professional.
How do I earn it?
The Project Management Institute awards the PgMP® credential. Earning the PgMP® requires passing two 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.
Information about this credential and application instructions are available in the PgMP® Handbook and Exam Content Outline available on the PMI website (http://www.pmi.org/certification/program-management-professional-pgmp.aspx).
Registration for this course does not include the application fee paid to PMI.
While we cannot 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.
This course is current and fully aligned with PMI’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 two universities around the world. Dr. Levin has over 49 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, editor, or co-author of 21 books; her most recent is: “Portfolio Management A Strategic Approach”. She speaks regularly at project management conferences worldwide.
Dr. Levin was the second person in the world to attain the PgMP certification.
In 2014, she won the Eric Jenett Award from PMI for her service to the profession.
Dr Ginger Levin was the first to assist me on the PgMP journey. She skillfully guided me through the application process. My applications was quickly processed and accepted without revision. Next, I attended (three times) her 40 hour on line boot camp available through UT Dallas. The boot camp seamlessly integrated ECO and SPM and has embedded test questions throughout. I highly recommend it. I also wish to thank Ginger for numerous one on one conference calls and quick responses to email. I will miss our Saturday morning meetings!
I am happy to inform you that I passed the PgMP Examiniation on 6th of March. I first tried the examination last year October but failed. I must confess I was not ready when I took it last year. I went back, took my time reviewed all the materials again. This time around, I learnt from my mistake the last time. One was time. I was in question 100 with 1 hour to go the last time. It was a less than ideal situation. This time I had answered all questions with 20 minutes to spare for revision.
Your course material and online training were a big part of my success. I am inspired to help others pass the examination. I will be looking forward to exploring teaching/coaching opportunities in program management , in addition to my current role as an ITIL instructor(Part time basis)
Dear Dr. Levin,
Many, many, many thanks for your assistance. I could not have done it without your online boot camp.
I just passed the PgMP today on the first attempt. I prepared by following Dr. Ginger Levin’s online boot camp and studying the materials she recommended. I also downloaded the practice test engine from PMO Advisory. Yesterday, I completed the 3 practice tests from PMO Advisory and then printed the test questions from Dr. Levin’s practice test and completed all of the questions (all 122 pages). I then went back and reviewed again the sections where I missed questions. My exam was scheduled at 8:30 this morning. Dr Levin’s materials were extremely helpful. The PMO advisory practice tests were so-so. I stress about taking exams, so spending yesterday practicing testing and reviewing was helpful to me to feel like I was in the exam zone today
Ginger, how are you these days? I hope all is good with you and your family. When I was interviewing for my new job with Microsoft, people were blown away that I had my PgMP. They wanted to know why I did a PgMP vs a PMP. My response was because it was a global view PM certification (vs project specific) and because few people dared try for it! Needless to say, it pressed a right button for someone. Bottom line is that my PgMP helped me land this job! Stay well! Steve
Steven Catapano – Principal Account Delivery Executive at Microsoft
I wanted to share with the group that I passed the PgMP exam this morning. I want to thank Dr. Dr. Ginger Levin for her books and online boot camp
Frank Gongloff PMP PgMP, Program Manager at DMI (Digital Management, Inc.)
“Although I took a lot more time to complete the first attempt of the course, I really liked the course. I believe it cleared a number of my concepts and ambiguities so far.”
I studied hard and passed at First time.
Thanks to Dr. Ginger Levin, PMP, PgMP, OPM3 Certified. I used her material: boot camp, books.
Roberto Laurita – Rome, Italy
Thanks a lot for your help, I passed my exam yesterday. Your online boot camp and books were very helpful in helping me complete my PgMP journey.
Thank you! Your Boot Camp and Practice Exam really helped prepare me for this. I only used:
- Standard for Program Management
- Examination Content Outline
- Your Boot Camp
- Your Practice Exams!
Mary Romero- Supervisor Power System Event Management
I wanted to take this time out to recommend Ginger’s PgMP Boot-Camp. I found that using Ginger’s study guides along with the interactive Boot-Camp married up perfectly for me to pass the PgMP. Reading her guides and books were extremely helpful. However, I believe the Boot-Camp gave me the edge to pass the exam. The amount of in depth knowledge and mock digital exams after each section prepares you soundly for the most difficult test I have ever taken. The PgMP is not to be taken lightly as I am sure all who have taken it can disclose. Preparation is key, and the steady flow of knowledge that the Boot-Camp delivers along with the digital tests are like the real exam. During my time taking the Boot-Camp Ginger was always there for me via phone, email, and conference to talk about any questions I have. Ginger is the real deal and so is her study materials and Boot-Camp. If you want to pass the PgMP I suggest you get her study guides and do the Boot-camp.
Tom Oran at Verizon
I just cleared my PgMP exam on my first attempt. That was a very long and difficult journey, but never give up.
- Completed Gingers PgMP Boothcamp and Implementing Program Management Book
- Read Jean Gouix’s PgMP Exam Preparation Study Guide and questions
- Read Anup Kumar’s PgMP One Stop Shop
- Attended PMO Advisory’s PgMP preparation Class
- Read ECO and SPM countless times
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.
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.
I just want to drop you a note on my study updates. I like your online course very much.
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.
Signing up for Dr Ginger Levin’s PgMP Boot Camp was a turning point in my PgMP journey and was pivotal to my success in attaining my PgMP. The course structure and quality is excellent, and enables the student to thoroughly prepare themselves for the exam. I highly recommend it.
PfMP® Exam Prep
Why earn a PfMP?
Do you want to distinguish yourself from the nearly 700,000 PMP®s in the world? With only approximately 300 PfMP® credentials issued, the Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)® is rapidly becoming the credential of choice. Earning the PfMP® credential recognizes your advanced experience and skill implementing portfolio management and ensuring you are selecting the programs and projects that are the ones that will promote business value for your organization.
PfMP® credential holders help ensure programs and projects that are pursued are ones that are aligned with their organization’s strategic goals and objectives. This credential is perfect for you if you work in evaluating and selecting programs and projects, evaluating their priority, setting criteria for this evaluation, rebalancing the portfolio as required, managing any risks to the portfolio, and communicating the status of the work in progress. It also is perfect if you are a member of a Portfolio Review Board or comparable group or if you lead or participate in a Portfolio Management Office.
PfMP Exam Preparation Course $950
The number of Professional Development Units (PDUs) this course earns will be determined when more data becomes available.
Visit PfMP Online Boot Camp Learning Path to see how this course relates to the 2013 PfMP examination content outline
Is PfMP for me?
Still have questions if the PfMP® Exam Prep is for you? View our PfMP® Webinar
Gain a further understanding of the PfMP® certification in our online PfMP® webinar. Dr. Ginger Levin takes you through a thorough explanation of the importance of Portfolio Management, the PfMP® credential and the PfMP® application process. The combined playing time of the eight modules is 74 minutes and the $20 cost of the webinar will be credited to your purchase when you are ready to start the PfMP® Exam Prep course.
Applicants are invited to contact Dr. Levin during their preparation for the PfMP® certification. With over 49 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 PfMP® process is invaluable. Dr. Levin was fortunate to have an intern job early in her career in what today would be called a Portfolio Management Group with the then Southern Railway. In consulting, she has helped numerous public and private sector organizations implement it and has given many seminars at PMI chapters on portfolio management. She is the editor of Portfolio Management: A Strategic Approach, published in 2015, and the co-author of Project Portfolio Management Tools and Techniques.
How do I earn it?
The Project Management Institute awards the PfMP® credential. Earning the PfMP® requires passing a sequence of two evaluations beginning with an extensive application review by a panel of credentialed portfolio managers. Passing this evaluation allows you to take a rigorous multiple choice examination of situational and scenario-based questions that is much more challenging than the PMP® exam.
Information about this credential and application instructions are available in the PfMP® Handbook and Exam Content Outline available on the PMI website (http://www.pmi.org/certification/portfolio-management-professional-pfmp.aspx).
Registration for this course does not include the application fee paid to PMI.
While we cannot help you attain the required experience, we can help you prepare to pass the exam
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 PfMP® 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 at any time with your questions.
UT Dallas’ online course is fully aligned with the Project Management Institute’s The Standard for Portfolio Management – Third Edition (2013) and its PfMP® Examination Content Outline, 2013.
Before taking this course, you should download or purchase The Standard for Portfolio Management – Third Edition (2013) and consider purchasing Dr. Levin’s PfMP® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide
Meet the Instructor
Dr. Ginger Levin teaches in portfolio, program and project management graduate degree programs at two universities at the master’s and doctoral degree levels. Dr. Levin has 49 years of experience in project, program, and portfolio management working for the U.S. government and in consulting for private and public sector clients. In 2014, she received PMI’s Eric Jenett’s Award for her service to the profession. Dr. Levin received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from The George Washington University for her research on large organizations and ethics. She is the editor, author or co-author of 21 books; her most recent book is: Portfolio Management: A Strategic Approach. She speaks regularly at project management conferences worldwide.
Dear Ginger! Thank you so much for your motivation and for your excellent materials! The book and boot camp! Today I passed the exam on my first time! I am a PfMP!!!!! And you were part of my success! Best regards! God bless you! Eunice Duran de Vasquez
Applied PM Forum
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.
Additional information coming soon!
Naveen Jindal School of Management
Davidson Auditorium, JSOM 1.118
6:00 pm-6:30 pm Pizza and Networking
6:30 pm-8:00 pm Presentation
View Previous Presentations
Aniruddha Rajendra – March 21, 2017
Applying Toyota Way in Software Development
Technical 50%, Strategic and Business Management 50%
Future home of our next APMF Presentation Video
Check back soon!
Wayne Bullard, PMP LSC – January 17, 2017
Don’t Box In Your Tools
Technical 75%, Strategic and Business Management 25%
Jim Fette – November 15, 2016
Strategic Planning Using Project Management Tools and Techniques Leadership 50%, Strategic and Business Management 50%
Nayan D. Patel, CHCIO, FHIMSS, PMP – September 20, 2016
Managing Healthcare IT in 21st Century
Technical Project Management: .25, Leadership: .50, Strategic and Business Management: .75
Curt Raschke, PhD, PMP, Lean Six Sigma – July 19, 2016
Product Focused Project Management Leadership: 1.0, Strategic and Business Management: .50
Tresia D. Eaves – May 17, 2016
Aligning Your PMO Strategy to Organizational Goals
Kristi Devers, PMP – March 15, 2016
The Anatomy of an Award Winning Project
Sherry James, PMP – January 19, 2016
Executing Corporate Strategy via a PMO: A Servant Leader’s Journey Leadership: 1.5
Ryan L. Day, Director of Security Platforms for SoftLayer, an IBM company – September 19, 2015
How to Manage an Incident Response
Huma Sohrwardy, PgMP, PMP, CSM – November 17, 2015
Enabling Organizational Transformation-A Case Study
Larry Johnson, MBA, PMP – July 21, 2015
Continuing Certification Aligned with Industry Needs
David Reid – May 19, 2015 Ethics and CSR Expectations for Multinational Corporations
Laura Kelly – March 17, 2015 Consulting is a Profession
Mike Wilkinson – January 20, 2015 All Projects Go According to Plan, Right?
Conrado Morlan – November 18, 2014
Project Management Career Development Model
Bob Vandehey – July 15, 2014
Scrum: The Ups and Downs
Dale J. Albrecht, MBA, SPHR – May 20, 2014
Why? The Task That’s Not on Your WBS
Ira Barash – March 18, 2014
Agile/Scrum with XP and Kanban In Same Project
Jason Benfield – January 21, 2014
Stop Being Difficult. How to Deal with Challenging Stakeholders
Prakash Tuladar – November 11, 2013
Are You Agile Or Are You Doing Agile?
Carl Youngberg – September 17, 2013
Make Yourself Matter
Shami Dugal, Hon. B. Math, MPA – July 16, 2013
Andrea Nicholas, MBA, PMP – May 21, 2013
The Future U.S. Workforce: A Perfect Storm
Maureen Townsend, PMP-March 19, 2013
Effective Team Communication: The Human Connection
Vince Yaugher, PMP-January 15, 2013
Breaking the “Bad Boss” Cycle: Leadership Excellence in PM
Dave Berry, PMP — November 20, 2012
Is It The Same Red Project; “Deja Vue All Over Again”?
Huma Sohrwardy, PMP — July 17, 2012
Project Portfolio Management Implementation
Fred Richards — May 15, 2012
Gary Rechtfertig, PMP — March 20, 2012
Karen Saloman — January 17, 2012
Valerie Pelan — November 15, 2011
Project Managers, Is Your Personal Brand Working for You?
Ron Wichter — September 20, 2011
Portfolio Management: Are you letting yourself be constrained by
the economy or can you do something about it? That is the question!
Peter Burns — July 19, 2011
Effective Project Leadership in a Multi-Generational Environment
Debbie Mrazek — May 17, 2011
Project Management Challenges: Proven Cash Producing Sales Processes