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Additional courses have been added to the Collat School of Business project management certificate program to help business professionals further succeed.

Project management certificate at UAB helps business professionals plan, execute and manage team projects

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Business professionals throughout Alabama have the opportunity to expand their project management skills through the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Professional Education. The 2019 course schedules includes individual courses and the opportunity to pursue a certification in project management.

“The project management certification offers crucial knowledge, usable skills and significant qualifications to advance professionals in today’s project management world,” said Cori Perdue, director of professional education in the Collat School of Business. “Participants will gain hands-on experience to apply in their careers as they manage projects and teams contributing to the overall success of their companies.”

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UAB’s Collat School of Business is piloting a new “PMP Certification Test Prep Course”. If you have not taken the PMP test yet, but you have at least 35 hours of Project Management Education, this would be a great opportunity for you.

The PMP Certification Test Prep Course will include:

  • Comprehensive Test Prep Practice
  • Understand Logic behind Answers
  • Utilize a Test Bank of over 800 6th edition practice questions
  • Interactive Discussions with PMI Certified PMPs
  • 90 day access to online test bank of over 200 questions

The pilot course will be on Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 8:00am-12noon in the new Collat School of Business, 710 13th Street South, Birmingham, 35233.

We will be purchasing an individual test bank of 6th Edition test questions for each of you which is included in the pilot price of $350. We will offer the class again in the spring on March 2, 2019, at a higher rate. To be in the Nov 17th class you need to register by Tuesday, November 13.

Check out more details and Register for the PMP Test Prep Course here.

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NOTE: If you do not have 35 hours of Project Management Education that is required to sit for the PMP exam, please consider taking the Jan/Feb Project Management Foundation Course at the Collat School of Business Professional Education Center prior to taking the Test Prep Course. If you are interested in the Project Management Jan/Feb Foundational Course click here for more details.

You are assigned to manage a project to build five bridges in a metropolitan city. The project is divided into five sequential phases, with each phase representing the construction of one bridge. You have just finished the first phase of your project, and you are about to start your second phase. Which project management process should begin the second phase of the project?

A. Develop Project Charter
B. Develop Project Management Plan
C. Direct and Manage Project Work
D. Monitor and Control Project Work

HINT: Which process group is performed at the beginning of a new project or a new phase of an existing project?

Question provided by The PM Exam Simulator: www.pm-exam-simulator.com.

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By Cornelius Fichtner, PMP - Making the PMBOK® Guide fun.

Planning for, taking, and passing the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam can be a long and stressful journey. What better way is there to take a little stress off and help yourself prepare than to learn from those who have gone before you? Here we will look at seven of the most common mistakes identified by those who did not pass the PMP® the first time, but ultimately learned from that and made adjustments to pass on their second try. If you would also like to learn from their mistakes, keep reading.

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Come visit the PMI Central Alabama Chapter at INTERFACE-Alabama, this Oct 4th at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. INTERFACE is a free, 1-day, CPE accredited conference exclusively for IT professionals. Topics covered include cyber security, infrastructure, business continuity and disaster recovery, enterprise communication and more. It’s a great opportunity to learn from industry leaders and network with peers. Lunch is included.

Oct 4th, 2018
8:30am – 4:30pm
Free to attend

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
East Ballroom
2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

IT Infrastructure is constantly changing, bringing more new challenges with it every day. From ransomware and the latest security threats, to needs for increased bandwidth and storage, it’s nearly impossible to keep up-to-date. Our conference is designed to help. We’ve assembled a combination of Best-in-Breed hardware and software solutions, along with local experts and organizations to help educate, advise and connect you to resources that can help you meet your goals.

Covering IT Infrastructure, BC/DR, IT Security, and Enterprise Communications, you’ll find presentations, panel discussions and exhibitors covering a variety of topics, as well as the latest innovations and best practices.

Nov. 7th, 2019
8:30am – 4:30pm
Free to attend - Click here for more information!

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
East Ballroom
2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

Please take this 5-minute Survey on Project Management and Servant Leadership! - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/pmservantleadership

My name is Michael Dale and I am a PhD candidate at Piedmont International University studying Leadership. My dissertation study entails the evaluation of servant leadership and successful project outcomes. I am interested in collecting data that rejects or fails to reject the hypothesis that project managers with a servant style of leadership may correlate with successful technology project outcomes.

In the past decade there has been an abundance of research and study into the subject of leadership and project management. These modern researchers addressed components of leadership that have influenced project outcomes. The decade prior, researchers noted an exhaustive amount of investigation that only explored the general concept of leadership and its importance to project management.

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With one quick survey, you can improve project performance and aid a fellow PM! Start the survey: http://bit.ly/ProjectProposalSurvey

How does the proposal developed for a project impact the risk and performance of that project? I am conducting a survey to better understand this influence in partial fulfillment of my Ph.D. in business at the University of North Carolina.

All survey input will remain anonymous, secure, and will never be shared with any third parties. Questions about the survey can be direct to me, Lawrence Haynes (Lhayne13@uncc.edu), or the faculty advisor, Franz Kellermanns (kellermanns@uncc.edu), study 19-0205.

Connect with me on LinkedIn if you wish to see the results of the survey.

Thank you for your support!

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