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.

Learn To Love Conflict – And Enjoy Anxiety-Free Sleep – January 15, 2019

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

Are you conflict allergic? Does conflict activate your fight-or-flight response? Do functional managers always seem to find good reasons to re-task your people resources to “urgent priorities”? And does your composed, voice-of-reason demeanor get you nowhere? Do you sometimes wake up in the night simultaneously angry and filled with anxiety? Maybe now is the time to try a new tact. In this session we’re going to give you 10 benefits of conquering conflict. For example, when project managers appear calm and under control – the voice of reason – the other stakeholders tend to reciprocate, and in doing so become very guarded about their problems. Instead, we’ll show you how to respond to conflict with guided conflict, so you can capture the unguarded, real reasoning behind stakeholder objections. Never assume that all people avoid conflict. Many people actually enjoy conflict – it can be fun for them. We need to recognize this and use conflict as a stimulus for new thinking that can then be incorporated into the project. At least one study has suggested that over 20% of a project manager’s time is spent “dealing with conflict.” If that time must be spent in conflict, let’s use it to our advantage and turn conflict into an asset.

PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership 1.5

Neil Farquharson

Neil Farquharson

Neil Farquharson has been speaking on technical topics to audiences for many years. As well as being a PMP, he’s a15-year marketing veteran who takes pride in applying PMI processes to large-budget marketing campaigns. Neil holds an MBA from the Naveen Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas, and a degree in electronics from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Neil has previously worked for Cadbury, the well-known British and international confectionary company, and Alcatel-Lucent now part Nokia where he cut his teeth by arranging sales events, speaking to large and small live audiences, and rewriting marketing communications to remove traditional marketing speak: what he calls “superlative-filled text that has lost credibility with modern audiences.”

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Jaana Simula, PMP – November 20, 2018
Leadership of Tomorrow
Leadership .5, Strategic and Business Management 1.0

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

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