VET² - Project Management Professional (PMP) Program

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VET² - Project Management Professional (PMP) Program

Course Description

Develop the skills necessary to successfully secure post-service employment while earning a Georgia Tech Project Management certification. Combining the foundation of the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide (PMBOK® Guide), the VET² – Workforce Integration course, and the Project Management Certificate, our interactive course will give you the principles and practices of a disciplined project manager. Class discussion and team exercises will reinforce principles while preparing you for the Professional Management Professional (PMP) ® exam.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to take the Project Management: Preparing for the PMP Exam course at no additional cost.

Course Content


  • The military transition experience
  • How to analyze your organization’s mission
  • How to reframe organizations


  • Introduction to project management
  • Principles of project management
  • Benefits of a structured approach
  • How to start, monitor, control, and close a project
  • How to start projects on the right foot
  • How to identify and manage project stakeholders
  • Resource allocation
  • How to develop the work-breakdown structure (WBS)


  • Introduction to scope
  • Scope planning
  • How to control scope
  • How to clarify project scope


  • Planning, control, and assurance
  • How to control variance


  • Schedule planning and management
  • How to estimate durations
  • How to develop and build an effective schedule
  • How to control a schedule
  • Precedence diagrams
  • Critical Path Method (CPM)


  • Cost estimating, budgeting, and management
  • How to control cost
  • How to develop a project budget


  • Elements of effective communication
  • Styles of communicating


  • Introduction to risk management
  • How to identify, analyze, manage, prioritize, and quantify risks
  • How to plan and implement risk response plans
  • How to monitor and control risks
  • Risk and management review
  • Troubled projects


  • Types of contracts
  • Procurement pre-award, award, and post-award phases
  • How to integrate risk and procurement management


  • Stages of team development
  • Decision-making in teams
  • Project leadership within teams
  • How to handle conflict in teams
  • How to work with remote and virtual teams
  • Intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation
  • How to build high-performing teams


Requirements & Materials





  • Lecture slides, Lecture notes, exercises, and tools

  • Textbook: A Guide the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) (Current Edition)

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for personnel and their spouses in the active-duty military, Reserve forces, and National Guard who are interested in transitioning from the military to a new career in the civilian workforce as a PMP®.

What You Will Learn

  • How to cope with integration and socialization experiences while transitioning to a new work environment
  • Real-world constraints and the dynamics in a project environment
  • The components of a complete project plan and the roles of the project manager
  • The characteristics of risks and opportunities
  • Components of contracts and the appropriate uses of contracts in projects
  • How to describe contractual relationships
  • Types of communicating styles used by project managers and how to alter style when needed
  • The challenges of balancing scope expectations with schedule and budget allocations
  • Sound techniques for planning, estimating, tracking, and controlling projects

How You Will Benefit

  • Recognize and apply the principles and practices of disciplined project management.
  • Learn all 10 areas and five process groups presented in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
  • Identify the successful components of a project plan and employ specific planning tools to establish, and manage expectations.
  • Identify, analyze, prioritize, and manage project risk and real-world constraints in a project environment.
  • Describe and apply tools and techniques for identifying, acquiring, and managing project resources.
  • Bring successful conclusion to projects on time, in scope, and within budget.
  • Apply project management processes and techniques to a real-life project.
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The coursework focused on skills needed for members of the military to transition easily into the civilian world, and having a reputable and marketable skill ensured that my resume got noticed.

- Krista Langan


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