Course - EPM

Effective Project Management

An advanced level, hands-on course that will give you the skills to ensure your projects are completed on time and on budget while satisfying the needs of stakeholders. You will gain a strong working knowledge of the nine processes of project management, and be able to immediately use that knowledge to effectively manage your project. 

Modern project management has been proven to be the most effective method of delivering results within cost, schedule, and resource constraints. In this course, you will learn the management processes required to deliver consistent results in a development project. While development projects are similar in some ways to other types of projects, they pose unique challenges for the managers and organizations that undertake them. This course will give you a complete understanding of the most common processes, tools, techniques, and best practices that are necessary to manage development projects. This course will teach you the process management skill required to balance the project constraints. You will gain a strong working knowledge of the nine processes of project management and be able to immediately use that knowledge to successfully improve your management competency.

This online course promotes and facilitates the collaborative learning approach in online courses. Students will participate in discussions as part of the assignments and receive feedback from the course instructor. The instructor provides materials, lectures, tests, and assignments that can be accessed at any time. Students "learn by doing" through the class exercises while lecture points are reinforced with class discussions and videos and "hands-on" integrated exercises, which lead students through the project management processes. Students are given a timeframe during which they need to complete the assigned activities, participate in discussion forums, and submit their exercises in order to receive a grade. The course is based on the third edition of the textbook Effective Project Management.

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Students that successfully complete all course requirements will receive, via US Mail, a printed and signed Certificate of Completion. This course is part of the certification program CDPM (Certified Development Project Manager). For more information about this program, please visit our website at

Student feedback:

 "The EPM course has been an eye-opener for me. Not just was the course delivery excellent, I learned a lot from the discussion platform as well. I now have a better appreciation of the subject of Project Management." 
Eric Akwei, Oxford Policy Management - Ghana

"A very unique course where topics learned generate scenarios and simulations that definitely puts you in a real life situation that empowers your analytical and process-thinking mind of how fit are you as a project manager in today's complexities and demands." David Teaabo, Ministry of Foreign Affairs  Immigration. Kiribati

"It was a great experience, I didn’t think I would learn this much! I will use a lot of the information and methodologies in my organization and suggest a lot of adjustments since management can improve the execution of our projects substantially. The course totally fulfilled my expectations! And you learn not only from the materials and the tutor but from all the participants, there is a lot of experience shared that would be very useful for each other." Karina Antezana, Bolivia

"The learning materials in this course were well designed and easy to follow. I mostly enjoyed this e-course because we received constant guidance and a lot of practical hints on valuable management tools. The schedule keeps you quite busy but it's anyhow feasible to respect the deadlines and to complete the course within the three weeks." Stefania Rigillo, Malaria Consortium. Italy

Fee information:

The course fee is $175, participants that complete the course successfully will receive a printed certificate mailed at no extra cost. The course fee is due before the start of the course, you can receive a 20% discount if payment is made one week before the course starts, use the code 20EPM. We offer additional discounts for groups from development organizations. We will close the registration one day before the start of the course.

For other types of payment and if you have any questions, you can contact me at Ana Torrelio, Student Services (

Register now and earn your certificate with a 20% early registration discount.


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