INTRO TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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Introduction to Project Management provides a broad overview of the field and profession of project management. Students will get a preliminary introduction to traditional (waterfall), agile, and hybrid project management methods, as well as gain knowledge from case studies.

With a focus on practical application, these tools and techniques will benefit you whether you are working officially as a project manager or if project management is simply a skill that would benefit you in another role.

Ideal for Group and Corporate Training Initiatives

A true introduction to the practice, this course is ideally suited for professionals who are new to project management, and who are interested in more efficiently and effectively planning, overseeing, and executing projects in the workplace.

Villanova is able to partner with organizations to assess their needs and develop an online, in-person or on-site course tailored to your company and employees. Submit a corporate or group training request form here.

Why prepare with an Authorized Training Partner like Villanova University?

  • All Villanova project management courses have been reviewed and approved by PMI.
  • Most courses are listed in the PMI approved course catalog and eligible for professional development (PDU's) for recertification.
  • You will learn from a PMI-vetted and trained instructor.

PMP, PMI REP Logo, PMBOK and CAPM are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.


Meet the Instructor

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Richard Rinaldi, MBA, PMP, A-CSM, A-CSPO is an adjunct professor for project management with 10+ years of experience in applying hybrid and agile methodologies in the not-for-profit and health care spaces. He serves as the director of project management for a national behavioral health care company and is passionate about supporting diverse teams from all industries to get work done together on complex projects. Rich has trained project managers at all levels of organizations and has spoken at the Global PMI Summit. He serves as the VP of Finance and Treasurer for the PMI Delaware Valley Chapter as well as a board member for the Narberth Library. He and his wife Hadley live in Narberth with their toddler son Beau.

UPCOMING COURSE:

(PLEASE NOTE: ALL REGISTRATION DEADLINES ARE 1 WEEK IN ADVANCE OF THE COURSE START DATE.)

INTRO TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT

In-Person at The Inn at Villanova University

Friday to Sunday, April 5-7
Friday: 5:30-9 pm
Saturday: 9-5 pm; 1-hour lunch
Sunday: 8:30-12 pm

 

PMI Member: $895
Nonmember: $995

No additional charge for course materials.

 

 

 

 

COURSE DETAILS

  • Describe the duties of a project manager in traditional, agile, and hybrid environments
  • Identify key differences between traditional, agile, and hybrid projects
  • Define project phases, process groups and knowledge areas
  • Apply appropriate tools and techniques to apply to the various project environments
  • Navigate the constantly-changing project management landscape to adapt their skills to the future
  • Create a comprehensive project plan that can be adapted to any environment

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Important Notices for Distance Education Students

The following includes important information for students participating in online courses, online programs and/or on-ground clinicals or practicums while physically located outside of Pennsylvania.

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VALUE OF A PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM:

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Enhance your resume.

Professional education classes enable you to add new skills, expertise, or credentials to your resume and make you even more valuable to your employer.

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Expand your professional network.

Communicating and building relationships with your classmates and instructors can open new doors in your career.

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Learn from industry experts.

All programs are taught by instructors who have worked or who are currently working in the field, and who are able to share practical applications and real world examples of topics in the course.