Project Management

Curriculum registered with the Project Management Institute® (PMI)

The St. Ambrose University Center for Professional Development is a Project Management Institute® (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP).

Classes incorporate elements of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) developed by the Project Management Institute® (PMI).

Upon completion of the St. Ambrose Project Management Certificate, students earn the professional development units (PDUs) necessary to sit for the Project Management Professional® (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management® (CAPM) exams.

Our curriculum is designed to provide a scalable project management system for managing projects of all shapes and sizes - regardless of industry.

Our PM Certificate includes elements such as project initiation, scope, management of stakeholders, quality, resources, risk, schedule, cost, negotiations, communication, leadership and conflict.

Our PMP ® and CAPM ®  Exam Prep offers an intensive review of PMI ®  materials and knowledge areas to prepare exam takers. We also offer various topic areas throughout the year based on interest and demand. In 2020, we will focus on Agile practices to ensure alignment with the new PMI ® exams.

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

Virtual Project Management Certificate 

Spring 2021 Cohort

Wednesday evenings, 5:30-9 p.m., January 6, 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24. 

Additional self-paced workload of 1-2 hours per week is expected outside of class meetings. 

Cost: $2,250/person. Includes course materials, instruction, and 35 PDUs.

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What our participants have to say: 

"Planning is key to any project. This class teaches you how to plan for the unexpected so that changes won't derail your project."

"I would recommend this class to anyone who manages groups of people or projects. It was particularly helpful in planning large scale events and tasks that involve multiple people with varying skill sets. If you are new to a management or supervisory position, this class will help you to become a better leader."

"Chris (the instructor) has been so intentional in each class and makes sure to explain with great detail and vivid examples to make the concepts easier to understand. She is very well prepared, makes the class dynamic with different activities, and actively engages the students by allowing us the time and space to share and participate."

–Spring 2020 Cohort Participants

Class Descriptions and Registration

North Davenport Education Center exterior

North Davenport Education Center

Location: 1950 E. 54th St., Davenport

Payment must accompany registration and be received by the first day of the program.

Professional Development Unit (PDU)
PDUs are important if you are interested in applying for the PMP exam. Along with documented project management experience, you need a minimum of 35 PDUs as part of your PMP application.

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

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Project Management Courses

Agile Project Management

Different projects need different processes or methodologies to be successful. This course is designed to help project managers learn how to execute the PMI framework in an incremental and iterative way. The class will discuss how a variety of projects can be better managed by applying agile principles and practices that can be used across industries.

Participants will learn common principles behind Agile, as expressed in the Agile Manifesto, and have an opportunity to practice applying agile practices. The class will explore key roles in effectively carrying out an agile project and how scope and outcomes are progressively defined and created. The class will include activities for participants to practice applying agile ceremonies and tools as they learn the basics of Scrum and Kanban.

2020 Course Offerings: 

October 29-30, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: $795 includes course materials, meals, and 12 PDUs.

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PMP and CAPM Exam Preparation

Prepare to take the Project Management Institute's Project Management Professional (PMP®) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification exams.

Includes a review of the PMBOK® Guide and application process, practice exams and a copy of the best-selling study guide, "The PMP® Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try," by Andy Crowe.

2020 Course Offerings:

December 1-4, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Cost: $1,950 includes course materials, meals, and 28 PDUs.

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Megan Tarasi, Director

Professional Development
North Davenport Education Center
1950 E. 54th St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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