Project Management Professional Development

In additional to the annual project management symposium, we offer a variety of professional development opportunities to help you further your project management knowledge and earn or maintain 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.

Material in this course is based on the text, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)-Sixth 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.

Classes meet on ten Monday evenings for 3.5 hours each and earn the 35 contact hours of education needed to apply 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

Winter Session

January 7, 14, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18

  • 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® or CAPM® certification exam.

All instructors have substantial project management experience and are certified PMP®s.

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.

Blockchain beyond Cryptocurrencies – November 20, 2018

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, November 20, 2018. You may also complete this form to be notified of future events.

Current Month’s Speaker

As the big crypto hype from 2017 has started to slow down, the pace at which companies are utilizing blockchain has accelerated. According to a recent Deloitte survey, 74% of global executives see a “compelling business case” for the use of blockchain. In addition to traditional companies applying blockchain to their business processes, resolving their issues, and forming impressive business consortia, companies with new business models have emerged to disrupt markets across industries.

Blockchain beyond Cryptocurrencies panel discussion brings together local blockchain industry leaders to share their experiences on actual business applications of blockchain and to discuss the opportunities that lie ahead for blockchain and its use. Join the session to learn about the possibilities, and to ask your questions to the panel.

Leadership .5, Strategic and Business Management 1.0

Jaana Simula

Jaana Simula, PMP

Jaana is a PMP and an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in IT and software industry in various roles, from development, to consulting, to project and product management. She is co-founder and owner of Enterprise BlockChain Solutions, a company that uses disruptive technologies to help customers eliminate inefficiencies and risks, reduce costs, and gain competitive advantage. In addition, Jaana is one of the leading blockchain consultants for Universal Health Coin, a public benefit corporation which is reinventing healthcare finance and payment for everyone utilizing blockchain technology and leveraging the explosive growth of cryptocurrency to arbitrage, decentralize and provide fair payment of health services worldwide.

Jaana is a passionate advocate of blockchain technology amongst women, and is educating women about the opportunities that the technology brings, as well as business models of the future through her Blockchain for Women seminar. Jaana also has a leading role in in two Dallas – Fort Worth blockchain networking groups–DFW Corda Meetup and Government Blockchain Professionals–where she is educating and building strong blockchain communities, which benefit companies and individuals in DFW area.

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Farhin Ali

Farhin Ali, Director BCEN

An entrepreneur, motivational speaker, IEEE member, neurofeedback ambassador, and an artist. As the founding organizer of IEE’S Dallas Blockchain Group, a past president of CWRUS IEEE Chapter, and VP of the American Welding Socity at the Edison Welding Institute, Farhin has a history of taking on professional leadership responsibilities. She has held roles in engineering field applications, robotics, welding instruction, supply chain distribution, education (Upward Bound), and neurofeedback. She is co-founder and President of Blockchain and Crypto Education Network (BCEN).

Ven Kumar

Ven Kumar, IBM, CTO PepsiCo Account

Passionate about Blockchain and Machine Learning. Ven has been deeply involved in Blockchain (Hyperledger) based solutions for food provenance, Supply chain visibility and Health &Wellness (care giver) as it applies to retail. Also focused on retail solutions involving Big data, Advanced Analytics, machine Learning/Deep Learning leveraging cloud and GPU.

Extensive experience with IT Strategy, Software Development, DevOps, Cloud (Openstack, Amazon AWS, Azure), IOT, Blockchain, Big Data, Machine Learning/Cognitive Computing, IBM Watson, Hadoop/Hive/HBase, Web 2.0 Technologies, Business Analytics, ERP Systems.

Enterprise Architecture and Service Oriented Architecture, Oracle ERP Apps, Business Process Management (BPM),TOGAF certified, Six Sigma Green Belt Certified, Black Belt Trained.

Jean-Cedric Jollant

Jean-Cedric Jollant, Director of Development, Finastra

Mr. Jollant is Director of Development at Finastra since early 2014. He is in charge or LenderComm Architure, Implementation and Operations. Prior to Finastra, Mr. Jollant has held several senior technology leadership roles within the Financial Indsutry. His career path includes JPMorgan, FIS, ULLINK and the Cameron Group as well as several FinTech startups spanning over two decades. Recently, Mr. Jollant’s focus has been on applying Peer to Peer in general and DLT in particular to the Financial Industry. LenderComm. Has been the first project live on Corda.

Iveth Valera – September 18, 2018
Make Your Body Speak and Listen
Leadership 1.0, Technical .5

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

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