Certificate in Advanced Project Management - Virtual Learning

Why Attend

The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to perform in-depth analysis for a project during the planning and the implementation phases. Participants in this interactive course will learn all the critical tools and techniques required to make decisions that optimize the successful execution of a project in a dynamic environment.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define project management frameworks, processes and tools in compliance with the Project Management Institute (PMI) standards
  • Apply different techniques that will assist in the project selection process
  • Construct project diagrams, schedules and plans and use different techniques to perform an in-depth analysis on project schedules and plans
  • Identify different methods for cost estimating and project budgeting
  • Manage time and cost deviations through applying 'earned value analysis'
  • Employ risk management plans and apply risk response strategies to ensure successful implementation of the project

Target Audience

Personnel who are seeking in-depth knowledge of creating and managing project plans. The course is also designed to provide comprehensive time, cost and risk analysis as well as several techniques used to regain control over projects. Meirc is assigned as a Registered Educational Provider (REP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI®). This course is worth 20 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

Target Competencies

  • Project management
  • Performing project scheduling
  • Developing project plans
  • Managing project budget
  • Developing project controls
  • Risk management


  • Overview of project management
    • Defining project management terminologies
    • Project management benefits
    • Triple constraints
    • Project life cycle
    • Project stakeholders
    • Effect of organizational structure
  • Project selection
    • Project selection models
    • Benefit cost ratio
    • Average Rate of Return (ARR)
    • Payback period
    • Net Present Value (NPV)
    • Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
    • Decision trees
  • Project planning and scheduling
    • Project charter
    • Project scope statement
    • Building work breakdown structure
    • Duration estimation
    • Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)
    • Relationships between activities
    • Network diagram
    • Critical Path Method (CPM)
    • Manipulating logic
    • Resource allocation
    • Resource leveling
    • Duration acceleration
  • Project budgeting
    • Cost estimating techniques
    • Cost baseline
    • Project budget
    • Slack management
    • Compression by crashing
  • Project control
    • Variance analysis
    • Earned value
    • Managing deviations
    • Key performance indicators
    • Dashboards and scorecards
  • Project risk management
    • Project risk identification
    • Qualitative risk analysis
    • Quantitative risk analysis
    • Project risk response planning
    • Contingency and management reserves

Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC)

MPC certified courses by Meirc Training and Consulting are designed for those willing to challenge themselves and go the extra distance. Participants who fully attend an MPC course and successfully complete the test on the last day, will receive a Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC), in addition to the one they receive for attendance. MPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.


Project Management Institute (PMI)®

Meirc is designated as a Registered Educational Provider (R.E.P.) with the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. As a result, Meirc is authorized to issue Category Three Professional Development Units (PDU) that can be used for the authorization to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam and for maintaining the PMP credentials.
Meirc is a Provider is a member of the PMI ATP Program. PMI does not specifically endorse, approve, or warrant ATP’s products, courses, publications, or services. The PMI ATP seal is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Per participant

USD 2,350

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