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Advanced Contemporary Project Management

Course Overview

This course is designed to prepare individuals to pass the Project Management Professional (PMP®) and/or the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) credential examinations in fulfillment of the latest examination content outline releases and examination handbooks by the Project Management Institute (PMI). With 12 - 3-hour sessions delivered over 6 weeks, this 36-hour course enables candidates to satisfy the minimum education requirements to apply to the PMP and/or PMI-ACP certification examinations. Participants will receive 21 contact hours of training in agile practices for the PMI-ACP while 35 hours of formal project management education will be dedicated towards participants’ preparation for sitting the PMP examination.

Learning Objectives

On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the process of project control, monitoring and closing in the project life cycle.
  • Discuss ways to effectively communicate with project stakeholders.
  • Devise a project strategy to ensure alignment with the overall strategy of an organisation.
  • Construct a project schedule and plan using various project management techniques.
  • Discuss different methods for cost estimation of projects and project budgeting.
  • Evaluate the use of project metrics and process documentation in the effective management of projects.
  • Identify risks that affect project quality, scope, cost, and scheduling.
  • Create effective risk management strategies to mitigate project risk.


The goals of the course are to:
  • Facilitate participants’ development of the knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage complex projects.
  • Provide an experiential environment where participants can gain a practical understanding of the technical knowledge areas of project management.
  • Prepare participants to write the PMP and PMI-ACP examinations.

Course Content

  • Orientation
  • Examination strategies
  • Project lifecycles
    • Project management principles
  • Project management roles
    • Fundamental concepts
  • How the agile process works
  • From traditional to tailoring
  • Plan and manage stakeholder engagement
    • Plan and manage communication
  • Plan and manage scope
  • Plan and manage schedule
  • Plan and manage cost
  • Plan and manage quality and risk
  • Plan and manage resources and procurement

Entry Requirements 

Pre-requisites for this course:

  • To ensure success in this course and the related certification examination, it is recommended that participants have over two years on-the-job project management experience and have a knowledge of project management fundamentals and core concepts.
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of project management taught in the Contemporary Project Management Course (CHSB-CPM-2022) is recommended.
  • Complete the registration form and submit your CV and evidence of project work to Reponses are issued within 48 hours of submission. 


Pre-requisites for the certification examination:

  • The certification examination offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) is external to UWI and must be applied for and paid for separately from the examination prep course.
  • The minimum requirements to take the PMP Certification are:
       - An undergraduate degree
      - 36 months leading projects
      - 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification

— OR —

      - A high school diploma or an associate’s degree (or global equivalent)
     - 60 months leading projects
     - 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification
  • For the PMP examination, a minimum of 3 years practical experience in project management in leading and/or directing projects is required. Exam Fee: US$555.00 (regular) or US$405.00 for PMI members.
  • For the PMI-ACP examination, a minimum of one (1) year practical experience in project management of which 8 months of agile project experience, is required. Examination Fee: US$495.00 (regular) or US$435.00 (for PMI members)
  • All PMI exams are administered online 24/7 through Pearson VUE.

Information Session 

Learn more about the Advanced Contemporary Project Management Certification Course from your facilitator Mr. Eliud "El-G" Ramocan, MBA, PMP, PMI-ACP, JP in the information session below:


At a Glance

Course Duration
18th October – 23rd November 2022  

Tuesdays and Wednesdays
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm AST



  • USD $600
  • USD $300 (for Project Management Graduate Students at UWI Cave Hill)
  • Group and corporate rates available. Contact us for more details.

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