Leadership and Management for PM Practitioners in IT

Course 3 of 3: Professional Certificate in IT Project Management 4 weeks total 2 - 5 hours each week recommended

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Do you have the skills to be an effective project manager in a global market?

This course focuses on leadership and management competencies, along with the ways that different organizational cultures can influence project management.

In this course, you’ll learn the personal and performance competencies required of project managers. You’ll also explore organizational culture and see how a team’s dynamics affect a project. Finally, you’ll delve into team composition and communications, as well as the links between organizational change management and readiness.

What you’ll learn

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify personal and performance competencies for project management
  • Build a plan for developing required project management competencies
  • Analyze how team dynamics and culture can influence a project
  • Link organizational change management to customer service and delivery readiness
  • Comprehend strategies for managing distributed team projects

Meet Your Instructors

Luke Panezich

Instructor of Project Management at University of Washington
Luke Panezich is a senior-level PPM practitioner and an active PMP, PMI-ACP and CSM. He’s implemented predictive, iterative and adaptive frameworks, helping organizations realize business benefits by turning strategies into IT products and services. As a project management coach and practitioner, he has led and managed teams through all stages of the project management and systems development life cycles. Certificated as a trainer and curriculum designer in Agile and other project management methodologies, Luke is an instructor for the University of Washington and serves on the board for PMI’s Puget Sound chapter. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and has a Master's of Engineering Management from St. Martin's University.

Debra Hildebrand

Instructor of Project Management at University of Washington
Debra Hildebrand has over 15 years’ experience in project management consulting and training for private firms and public agencies (federal, state and local level). Her specialties include strategic planning and implementation, organizational redesign and restructure, project management, and quality assurance oversight. Certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute, Debra is an instructor at the University of Washington, Stanford University, and City University of Seattle. She has an MBA from the Columbia Business School and is the principal of Hildebrand Solutions, a project management training and consultation firm.


4 Weeks

Experience Level


Learning Partner

University of Washington

Program Type

Professional Certificate


Business & Management IT Project Management