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, PMBOK and PMI are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is based on the Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) sixth edition effective January 2018.

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.

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.

Location: Naveen Jindal School of Management
PDUs: 35
Fee: $995, includes all instructional materials and parking permits
Register: Secure online registration
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Fall Session 2018

August 27
September 10, 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5

  • Introduction and foundations
  • Project initiation and scope definition
  • Project quality management
  • Work breakdown structure and schedule development
  • Project planning and budgeting
  • Project risk management planning
  • Project execution
  • Measuring and controlling project performance
  • Controlling work results
  • Project closing, professional responsibility and practice exam

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 ( 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.

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.

Make Your Body Speak and Listen

Naveen Jindal School of Management
Davidson Auditorium, JSOM 1.118
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Presentation

Please complete this form to RSVP for our upcoming event, September 18, 2018. You may also complete this form to be notified of future events.

Current Month’s Speaker

“What you are, speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”~ Ralph Waldo Merson.

If you want to have fun in a party, sit down at the corner of the room and watch people interactions. You may discover a thing or two…Because a speaker’s stance, facial expressions, hand gestures, or the movement of the entire body, effectively communicate more to their audience, than any actual spoken words.

Great researchers such as Paul Ekman, an American psychologist who is a pioneer in the study of emotions and their relation to facial expressions, and Allan Pease, an Australian body language expert and co-author of fifteen books, have influenced Iveth Valera’s way to read and listen communications, beyond words.

Join Iveth Valera in her class: Making Your Body Speak or…Listen, as she transfers some practical non-verbal communication techniques that we can all use to improve our communications.

Talent Triangle Distribution: Leadership 1.0, Technical .5

Iveth Valera

Iveth Valera, PM

Iveth Valera was born in Venezuela, a country rich on traditions and “gestures” that served as a vast source of information to answer her curiosity on Non-Verbal communications.

Bilingual, analytical, creative, dynamic, and highly motivated, Iveth has more than 20-years of experience developing and managing international resources and cross-functional teams in both technology and non-profit organizations. She has also an extensive experience delivering application solutions and projects across digital, manufacturing, and financial business units. Additional roles fulfilled include mergers & acquisitions technical management, disaster recovery planning, change management, incidents management, and portfolio management.

Iveth Valera works at AT&T for the DIRECTV Division as a Program Manager. She is also very active in Toastmasters International where she has earned the Distinguished Toastmasters educational level, twice, and where she has held offices at club, area, and most recent as the Immediate District 50 Administration Manager. In her spare time, she coaches a Toastmasters Gavel club (underage) guiding children in the art of public speaking and leadership.

Iveth holds a specialization in Business Administration from Universidad de Carabobo, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Universidad Tecnologica del Centro at Venezuela, where she graduated in the top 10% of her class.

She has delivered Body Language and Non-verbal communication workshops for various groups, including Job Hunting, Networking, and Toastmasters groups.

Download Current Speaker’s Flyer

Dr. Dale Albrecht – July 17, 2018
Leadership of Tomorrow
Leadership .5, Strategic and Business Management 1.0

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Nicholas Errico, MBA, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, CAPM, SP, ACP, PBA, CAPM – March 20, 2018
Leadership of Tomorrow
Leadership 1.5

Joe Carson, MEng, MBA, PMP – January 16, 2018
Selecting the CORRECT Leadership Style for Your Project Situation
Leadership 1.5

Cary Delmark, PMP – November 21, 2017
Web Design and User Interface as Project Management Guides
Leadership .5, Strategic and Business Management 1.0

Susan Kennedy, PMP, Khlood Elsayed, PMP, CISSP, CISA – September 19, 2017
Ethics, Not Physics
Leadership 1.5

Sherry James, PMP – July 18, 2017
Partnering With The Next Generation
Technical .50, Leadership .50, Strategic and Business Management .50

Mei Lin, MBA, PMP, PMI-ACP, DTM – May 17, 2017
To Be One of A Million
Technical Project Management 1.25, Leadership.25

Aniruddha Rajendra – March 21, 2017
Applying Toyota Way in Software Development
Technical 50%, Strategic and Business Management 50%

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
Leadership: 1.5

Kristi Devers, PMP – March 15, 2016
The Anatomy of an Award Winning Project
Technical 1.5

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
Project Orchestration

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
Hiding Reality…

Gary Rechtfertig, PMP — March 20, 2012
Emotional Intelligence

Gary Rechtfertig from Naveen Jindal School of MGMT on YouTube.

Karen Saloman — January 17, 2012
Diversity Dismantled

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