Project Management: Moving with Purpose

GTPE's Chris Carter talks about what makes the Georgia Tech Project Management Certificate Program special and shares the best decision he ever made for his career

February 29, 2024 | By Maria Guerra
Group of project managers brainstorming together, discussing reports, and reviewing documents.

Effective project managers combine technical and soft skills to successfully plan, execute, and monitor projects. Being strategic and practical while having the ability to communicate and lead efficiently are skills developed through education and refined at work.

Georgia Tech Professional Education Instructor and Program Director Chris Carter spoke with Chris Kopp on his podcast Great Practices about his passion for project management and the process of revamping Georgia Tech’s Project Management Certificate. Chris explained how significant it was to implement modular learning into the curriculum and the value it brings to those looking to grow professionally. The certificate is taught by industry experts and provides the project management skills needed to complete projects within the allocated timeline and budget.

Here are some highlights from Chris:


Practice Makes Perfect

“We saw the need to make experiential modular learning a part of our curriculum so that when you come to our classes, you practice it. You actually get more practice and engagement rather than lectures.”


Accredited and Approved

“We are nationally accredited with the Project Management Institute (PMI), so there's confidence there that our material and programs are audited and approved.”


Extended Curriculum

“This is a great class for those trying to learn project management from the ground up, therefore we'll explore the fundamental practices required to tackle simple and complex projects. It's also a great curriculum for those seeking their official license... [or] mid-career professionals going through a career change. We are also now offering tailored training experiences for corporate PMO teams.”

Listen to the full episode at The PMO Leader.

Learn more about our Project Management courses and certificates.