Executing Successful Projects Series 1: Project Essentials


This Series is comprised of two separate courses.  The registration tab on this page will automatically register you in both courses with a 15% series discount.

Length: The total length of both courses is 3.5 days

This series is part of the Executing Successful Projects Certificate

People who lead:

  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Project teams
  • Change initiatives
  • Strategic initiatives – like business architects
  • IT rollouts and implementations

After completing this series, participants will be able to:

  1. Make a choice on the best approach for a project between traditional (waterfall) project or an agile project
  2. Understand the role of the project manager through each phase of a project: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing.
  3. Build a common understanding project terminology and techniques
  4. Increase a project’s potential by applying project management tools and processes
  5. Leverage critical teamwork techniques to get your project team to work together
  6. Engage project stakeholders and sponsors
  7. Understand when and how to use project templates
  8. Describe the difference between project management and project methodology
  9. Define project roles and responsibilities
  10. Apply common projects tools to
    • Identify stakeholders
    • Initiate a charter
    • Define scope
    • Build a schedule
    • Determine a budget
    • Design communication and risk plans
  11. Differentiate between Agile and other frameworks of the philosophy
  12. Understand, at a high level, the main agile framework being used in today’s marketplace
  13. Determine if additional training in agile techniques would be worthwhile

There are no prerequisites for these courses.

Price: $1,670.25  Early Bird Pricing$1,503.00 up to 4 weeks prior to the course start date.

  • Course Texts: no texts are used in this course
  • Food: Lunch is included in courses that are at least 7 hours in length
  • CEU’s: 3.0

If you are registering through the workforce center, you must have your counselor contact IPD directly at institute@metrostate.edu

If your organization has at least 6 participants and you desire to host the class at your site or if you would like to customize this course specifically for your organization, contact Beth Schaefer at 651-999-5834 or beth.schaefer@metrostate.edu

Cancellation Policy:

Class cancellations must be done fourteen full business days before the class start date.  No refunds for cancellations of less than fourteen full business days.  No Shows/Missed Classes – Refunds will not be issued for any missed class.  Late Arrivals/Early Departures – Metropolitan State University reserves the right to decrease continuing education units issued for late arrivals and early departures.  Written confirmation will be sent to you a week before class.  If a class is canceled, you will be contacted by phone, mail, or email.  Metropolitan State University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather (a full refund will be granted).

Session on:

  • Succeeding with Projects on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, Wednesday, January 16, 2019, and Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Intro to Agile on Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.