Professional Development & Continuing Education Programs

About the Course

This course emphasizes the project processes and knowledge areas, terms, tools, and formulas as well as to extend the knowledge base into soft skills such as communication, conflict management, team development, and leadership.  Agile framework and methodologies such as Scrum will also be covered during sessions.

Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of key leadership skills, traits, and approaches
  2. Identify and implement conflict resolution strategies
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of project best practices and processes
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of project tools and procedures for the implementation of formal project management methodologies
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of communication management approaches, team development, and motivational theories.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of agile framework including scrum methodology.

Target Audience

If you would like to formalize your knowledge and understanding of industry best practices, project management standards, and leadership skills, then this course is for you.

  • Professionals who have been directly involved in initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing of any kind of projects
  • Professionals who are working as project managers or key project or program team members
  • Those who want to gain a greater understanding of the project management process
  • Individuals tasked with developing and managing teams in a project environment

Course Benefits

The course is intended for project professionals in any business work areas who have been working as project managers or key members of project teams for at least 3 years. The course will provide the following benefits to these participants:

  1. Comprehensive understanding of the project management processes, knowledge areas, formulas, terms and individual process steps for project management.
  2. Identify advanced set of project management tools and techniques for continued use or new implementation at the workplace.
  3. Recognize and be able to implement leadership traits, soft skills, motivational approaches, and conflict resolution strategies
  4. Develop a deep understanding of the value and benefits to risk management in project efforts

This course is taught by professors that are also practitioners with many years of managing projects in different industries. Case studies of projects in different industries will be shared and explored so that you experience some of the complexities of managing a project.

Learning Methods

The class includes lecture and discussion, case studies, exercises, and discovery.

Day 1

  • Knowledge and Processes
  • Initiation
  • Scope Planning
  • Activity Sequencing
  • Resource Planning
  • Activity Duration

Day 2

  • Risk Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Scheduling Tools
  • Cost Planning
  • Project Plans
  • Project Execution

Day 3

  • Project Control
  • Project Closing
  • Agile Scrum Fundamentals
  • Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
  • Establishing a Project Management Capability
  • Case Studies


There is no pre-requisite knowledge, skills, or experience.

Continuing Education Credits

Participants of this course can earn up to 24 PDUs from PMI® upon completion.


The following materials are included in the cost of the course:

  • Course syllabus
  • The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management (paperback copy)
  • Student guide (binder with print copies of slides presented)
  • Light breakfast, lunch, and beverages

All print materials will be distributed the first day of class.

The following are not included in the cost of the course:

  • Parking fees



Cancellation & Refunds

Harrisburg University reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses/events at its discretion. Should a program or event be cancelled by the University, a full refund will be issued.

If you need to cancel your registration and would like a refund, please email Please attach the confirmation email that you received at time of registration.

  • A refund of 100% will be issued within 7 business days of your registration date.
  • A refund of 50% will be issued up until 8 days prior to the start of the course/event.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations 7 or less days prior to the start of the course/event.
"I walked away with a better understanding of the details needed to manage a project and the tools and strategies needed to break it down."
Project Management Fundamentals Student

Upcoming Offerings

December 9-11, 2019 Harrisburg

Dates & Times

December 9-11, 2019
8:00 am – 5:00 pm


326 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

January 14-16, 2020 Harrisburg

Dates & Times

January 14 – 16, 2020
8:00 am – 5:00 pm


326 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

January 28-30, 2020 Philadelphia

Dates & Times

January 28-30, 2020
8:00 am – 5:00 pm


1500 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

The Agile Lean Center (ALC) at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology aims to significantly improve business and project outcomes for state and local governments as well as local and global businesses through professional development, certificates and academic offerings of efficient agile and lean business processes used for Product Development, Software Development, Manufacturing, Business Process Improvement and Value Centered Project/Portfolio Management.

The Agile Lean Center is sponsored by: