Project Management Institute

Project Management Courses

The Curriculum Guidelines illustrate how courses PM-1 to PM-5 can lead to a PM minor, while PM-1 to PM-12 results in a sequence of courses that can lead to a major in project management. In addition, Foundations of Project Management, PM-1, is a full introductory course syllabus. You can find downloads for the courses, including customized versions for industry and geography, projects and activities, and capstone projects are all available below.

PM-1 through PM-12 Major or Minor in Project Management

These guidelines present a minimal core to create a minor concentration in PM and an advanced core leading to a major. Course Specifications follow a straightforward pattern consisting of the label, title, description, topics, learning objectives and outcomes.

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PM-1 Foundations of Project Management

This course draws on knowledge modules and topics that are considered to be foundational in a student’s exposure to and understanding of project management. The syllabus contains technical, behavioral and strategic topics, selected and sequenced to suit a semester in many North American colleges and universities. Variations for industry and geographic regions are also available below, as well as the PM-1-course syllabus and relevant teaching resources are contained in Volume II of the Curriculum Guidelines.

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PM-1 Foundation of Project Management in Construction

In the construction industry variation of PM-1 the topics of NPV, scheduling, earned value, can be taught in detail. A substantial amount of focus is also on procurement and contracting.

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PM-1 Foundation of Project Management for Engineers

Engineers need to master risk analysis, scheduling, earned value, project control and management, PM tools and tools and techniques to make their project activities more effective and efficient. This course provides an intensive introduction to quality management, communications, and stakeholder management for engineers.

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PM-1 Foundation of Project Management for Health Sciences

Healthcare is a person-centric industry sector and, therefore, the social aspect is a priority. The context will vary depending on whether the course addresses a patient-care situation, and/or whether the situation involves delivery, management, or procurement of patient services. Variations will also occur, depending on whether the focus of PM-1 is for a clinical or administrative setting.

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PM-1 Foundation of Project Management in IT/IS/Software Development

Software development is a PM-centric industry sector. Many of the core lecture topics align with the PM-1 course very well. A key difference is a focus on Agile software development.

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PM-1 Foundation of Project Management for Use in the Arabian Gulf

Given the variation in the length and hours of the academic term across various geographic regions, the PM-1 course has been localized for use by colleges and universities in the Arabian Gulf.

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PM-1 Principles of Project Management for Use in the UK

Geographic differences in the number of courses required for a major or a minor in a subject area are common as are the academic calendar and the number of weeks in a semester/term. PM-1 has been adapted to correspond to the semester-length in the UK.

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PM-2 Foundations of Project Management

PM-2 Project Teams, Leadership, and Communication

Full course syllabus addressing the major behavioral competencies around managing projects.

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PM-2 Project Teams, Leadership, and Communication for Use in Australia

The proposed PM-2-course schedule can provide guidance to Australian faculty while leaving some flexibility to change the assessment and content to some degree, depending on local needs and personal tastes.

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PM-2 Project Teams, Leadership, and Communication for Use in the United Kingdom

Geographic differences in the number of courses required for a major or a minor in a subject area are common as are the academic calendar and the number of weeks in a semester/term. PM-2 has been adapted to correspond to the semester-length in the UK.

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PM-2 Project Teams, Leadership, and Communication for Use in the Middle East

Given the variation in the length and hours of the academic term across various geographic regions, the PM-2 course has been localized for use by colleges and universities in the Middle East.

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PM-2 Experiential Learning Project - Overview, Learning Outcomes, Project Grading, Methods of Procedure

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PM-2 Experiential Learning Project: Section A - Suggested Project/Course Time Line and Resources

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PM-2 Experiential Learning Project: Section B: Citations/Sources for Experiential Learning Activity

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PM-2 Experiential Learning Project: Section C - Suggested Interview Questions for Project Managers

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PM-2 Experiential Learning Project: Section D - Project Planning Guidelines

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PM-2 Experiential Learning Project: Section E - Ground Rules for Project Teams

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PM-2 Experiential Learning Project: Section F - Final Project Written and Oral Reports

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PM-2 Experiential Learning Project: Section G - Example Expectations Letters Between Project Managers and Team Members

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PM-2 Experiential Learning Project: Section H - Example Team Assessment and Feedback Instruments

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