Project Management Institute

Systems Project Management: Techniques for Managing Complex Projects


Topics: Business Analysis | Projects

Today’s world is complex and interdependent, and often multivariate, requiring the ability to think and problem solve from a systems perspective. From collaborative partnering to the Internet of Things, organizations and the products they develop are increasingly interconnected and respectively complex. This course aims to provide the mindset and tools necessary to aid in the successful execution of projects to develop complex products in complex environments, by providing best practices and tools from Systems Engineering and implementing them in the Project Management context. No engineering background is necessary to understand and benefit from this course, just a willingness to think a bit abstractly and adopt tools designed to bring manageability to complexity. Systems Engineering was created by the Department of Defense during the 1960s to bring order to a world of complex and often contradictory requirements, in order to improve the ability to deliver products on budget and schedule. The discipline has evolved since then and grown to be highly complementary to Project Management.

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the impacts and relationships between technical and project risks
  • Understand the value of Systems Engineering to product development
  • Demonstrate a structured analytical decision making methodology
  • Convert customer needs into a producible product
  • Explain a brief overview of the Systems Engineering concepts and fundamentals
  • Describe systems Integration methodology
  • Recognize Life-Cycle Costing
  • Compare Synergies between Systems Engineering and Project Management

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Leadership and Strategic PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Technical PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials.
Technical Leadership Strategic Total
PMP/PgMP 14 0 0 14.00
PMI-ACP 0 0 0 0.00
PMI-SP 0 0 0 0.00
PMI-RMP 2 0 0 2.00
PfMP 0 0 0 0.00
PMI-PBA 4 0 0 4.00
pmi_talent-triangle_alignments_technical_rgb pmi_talent-triangle_alignments_leadership_rgb pmi_talent-triangle_alignments_strategic_rgb pmi_talent-triangle_alignments_rgb

Seminar Instructor(s)


Dennis K. VanGemert PMP

Dennis K. Van Gemert taught project management and systems engineering for over 10 years at the University of California and has been teaching for PMI SeminarsWorld for 5 years. He holds a PMP certification from PMI and the Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP) certification from the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE).

Course Information

2 Days
9 - 10 November 2020


Member Price
(US$1456.00 before 28 September)
Non-Member Price
(US$1612.00 before 28 September)
Government Pricing

Not a PMI Member?

Become a member and take advantage of the knowledge and networking available near you through local PMI chapters.

Join PMI