Project Management Certification

This program offers ECU staff the ability to become more accomplished, qualified and effective project managers/leads in their areas. While the project management certification program is built on the core processes defined in the Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013, the program strongly emphasizes the project management framework focusing on the skills and real world practices required to successfully manage projects on time, on budget and within scope.

Taught by the Central Project Office team that encapsulates extensive industry/organizational experience applying and utilizing project management frameworks, tools and techniques, and managerial insight to be effective project leaders.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • acquire the skills, practices, and processes required to be a successful project manager/lead
  • apply a range of project management tools and techniques to ensure department projects are completed on time, on budget and within scope
  • understand the role of the project manager/lead in driving successful projects

Who Should Attend: Anyone involved in projects or change management at ECU, including project managers, IT Managers, project coordinators, project team members, subject matter experts (SMEs), analysts and senior managers who want to get more out of their project teams.

Anyone in a leadership role who will benefit from an introduction to the art and science of the ITCS project management framework.

2018 Sessions

All sessions are 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Cotanche 108. Registration is through Cornerstone.

Course I: ABCs of ITCS Project Management
Description: This course develops a foundation of concepts and solutions that support the initiation, planning, execution, transition and close, resource allocation and performance measurement activities required for successful completion of a project.
2018 Session Dates: January 18 | September 12
Instructor: Hector Molina

Course II: Project Management Tools and Techniques
Description: This course provides fundamentals of ITCS project management based on the ITCS project management framework. It gives an overview of tools and techniques you can utilize to effectively plan, manage and control projects based on the standards within the ITCS project management framework. Mastering basic project management skills, methodologies and tools enable the participant to prioritize projects and workload, create realistic goals and recruit and manage high performing teams.
2018 Session Dates: February 14 | October 17
Instructor: Robin Viera

Course III: Project Dynamics
Description: This course provides leadership and management guidelines for a project manager in a variety of situations. Managing a successful project involves more than schedules, templates and documentation. It requires the application of strong interpersonal management skills to work effectively with people in a variety of roles. Principles of effective planning, communication and motivation throughout the project life cycle are the focus of this course; both the technical and soft skill sides of project management are covered. The skills you’ll learn in this course will enable you to apply effective leadership strategies, improve your interpersonal communication, become more influential, help guide your project team through change and deal with conflict during the project management process.
2018 Session Dates: March 14 | November 14
Instructor: Petra Rouse
Course IV: Agile Project Management
Description: In this course, you will learn agile project management methodologies and skills to help you enable your team(s) to serve stakeholders better and faster. Agile Project Management reduces complexity by breaking down the many-months-long cycle of building requirements for the whole project, building the entire product and then testing to find hundreds of product flaws. Instead small, usable segments of the software product are specified, developed and tested in manageable, two- to four-week cycles.
2018 Session Dates: April 11 | December 5
Instructor: Eric Houston


  1. Log in to Cornerstone.
  2. Enter ITCS into the search box (upper right).
  3. Click the ITCS Project Management Certification Program curriculum (denoted by the stack of books).
  4. Click the Request button.
  5. The ITCS Project Management Certification Program should now be listed on your transcript. Click Open Curriculum to begin registering for sessions. It may take up to 24 hours after requesting the curriculum for sessions to be visible.