Strategic Applications of IT Project & Program Management

Course 1 of 3: Professional Certificate in IT Project Management 6 Weeks 2 - 5 Hours each week recommended

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About this course:

This course has a focus on learning the most commonly used project management methodologies in the IT field, and why they are effective. This course introduces you to project management standards and frameworks that increase efficiency and deliver tangible business benefits to IT projects.

Topics include:

  • Relationships among projects, programs and portfolios
  • Organizational culture and project management roles
  • Project management methods and lifecycles and their applications

What you’ll learn

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

  • Explain why organizations use project management to deliver business value
  • Describe the relationships among projects, programs and portfolios
  • Define the differences between predictive, iterative and Agile-based lifecycles
  • Analyze different project management roles – project manager, sponsor, stakeholder, ScrumMaster, product owner and developer
  • Understand how organizational culture can influence the role of the project manager

Meet Your Instructors

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.


6 Weeks

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University of Washington

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Professional Certificate


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