UVa Course Catalog (Unofficial, Lou's List)
Complete Catalog of Courses for the Certificate in Project Management-Graduate    
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Professional Studies-Project Management
PSPM 4010Project Management: The Basics (1)
Highlights the five basic processes of project management and the key practices for project success. Increases awareness for novice practitioners of the fundamental skills of delivering a project on time and on budget with the desired quality. Explores the key practices they need to use to improve the performance of their projects.
PSPM 4020Project Management - Initiation and Planning (1)
Focuses on the key elements to make a project start-up succeed, including project charter, project management plan, project execution plan, project monitoring plan, project control plan, change control plan, and the plans for project phase transitions.
PSPM 4030Project Management - Execution, Control, and Closure (1)
Covers the key management elements for project execution, including scope, time, cost, quality, people, and vendors. Reviews the critical area of project control, including project matrix, project monitoring, risk management, change control, and project communications.
PSPM 5030Introduction to Project Management (3)
Fall 2020
Introduces students to the various aspects of the project life cycle and project management. Explores best practices and the application of these best practices for project success.
PSPM 5200Project Schedule, Cost, and Budget Control (3)
Fall 2020
Introduces students to a variety of project scheduling and cost control techniques that are vital for a project to meet its schedule and cost goals and objectives. Concentrates on the variety of scheduling techniques (Gantt Chart, Critical Path Method, and Program Evaluation Review Technique) that can be used to guide and monitor project performance. Activities that are critical in preparing a realistic schedule are explored, discussed, and practiced. Students are then introduced to a variety of budgeting, cost estimating, and cost control techniques.
PSPM 5210Project Risk Management (3)
Introduces students to various concepts and techniques that can be used to effectively manage project risks including cost, schedule, technical, quality, managerial and organizational.
PSPM 5220Leadership and Human Resources Management (3)
Explores the difference between leadership and management, how to apply a variety of leadership techniques in a project environment, key traits of an effective leader, and how effective leadership can result in high performing teams.
PSPM 5230Project Management: Leadership and Managing the Project Team (3)
Fall 2020
Analyzes the difference between leadership and management in the project management environment. Evaluates the role of the project manager as team leader, and reviews the application of various leadership and management techniques to project management.
PSPM 5240Introduction to Purchasing for Project Managers (3)
Explores the important role that contracting and purchasing play in the project environment, especially in light of meeting or exceeding goals.
PSPM 5270Earned Value Management for Federal Contracts (3)
Focuses on how the government and contractors use Earned Value Management to effectively manage their projects from start to finish. Though this course is designed for federal contractors, commercial contractors can glean a great deal from the practices covered in this course. Explores with significant emphasis, analysis, marketing, sales, proposal, and client retention strategies.
Course was offered Summer 2012
PSPM 5290Principles and Practices of Agile Project Management (3)
Introduce Agile Project Management as an iterative and incremental method of managing the project design and build activities for engineering, information technology, and new product or service development projects in a highly flexible and interactive manner. Provides thorough exposure to agile and lean methods, and explores differences between these methods and traditional techniques.