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Online/Asynchronous Project Management Certificate

July 1-June 30, -


XLC’s Online/Asynchronous Project Management Certificate Program is built on the content and processes found in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) – Seventh Edition. This highly interactive program develops the essential skills and real-world practices required for project managers to be successful, delivering projects on time, on budget, and according to specifications.

An emphasis is placed on projects being processes with gates or quality checkpoints embedded within these processes. Not all projects are the same — they range from capital assets projects where the endpoint is known to IT and development projects where the endpoint is somewhat vague.

This self-paced program is delivered 100% online through Xavier University's online education tools. Participants can begin this program at any time. For the best learning experience, participants are recommended to complete the program in 3 months. Access to the program will expire after 12 months.


Module I: Understanding the Project Process

Being a member of a project team requires a complete understanding of the project process, and the terminology and roles inherent to it. What is a project? How are projects organized? How do I manage risks? What are the roles and expected deliverables?  How do I control quality?

The answers to these questions can be found in the Understanding the Project Process module of our Project Management Series.  By attending this program, participants will learn how to define a project in terms of business need, project objectives, project deliverables, and risk. Participants will also be given a typical project life cycle, along with coaching in developing a project life cycle of their own.


Module II: Project Planning and Scheduling

Planning and scheduling are critical aspects of the project management process.  Keeping the project focused, on budget, and on time is necessary in order to achieve successful completion. Project planning and scheduling are ways of keeping things moving in the desired direction and at the desired pace.

Project Planning and Scheduling will focus on planning the project before “rushing off” to completion. It will teach participants how to develop a budget breakdown system, an activity-based schedule, and how to cover cost contingencies.


Module III: Project Execution and Control

Execution and control are the final stages of the project management process. It is at this point in the process that the project team can see and evaluate the results of their work. But the task of managing the project is still not complete.

This final segment, Project Execution and Control, presents tools and techniques used in monitoring project execution. It will show participants how to determine where or if adjustments in the project execution must be made. It will also focus on the areas of progress tracking, updating the project plan, managing changes, and calculating earned value.


The Project Management Certificate program is appropriate for supervisors, managers, or team members who are responsible for the successful completion of projects.


Participants will walk away with these skills:

  • Defining a project
  • Organizing projects
  • Identifying risks associated with projects
  • Knowing the roles and responsibilities in the project management process
  • Defining and understanding a project’s expected deliverables
  • Controlling quality
  • Chartering a project team
  • Understanding the Project Management framework, knowledge areas, and project life cycle
  • Using a budget breakdown system
  • Utilizing steps to successful activity-based scheduling
  • Covering cost contingencies
  • Creating a milestone schedule
  • Estimating required resources using three different techniques
  • Staffing up and staffing down resources during a project
  • Defining scope and deliverables
  • Defining interim deliverables for each final deliverable using life cycle stages
  • Measuring quality criteria for each interim deliverable
  • Creating a table of reviews and approvals
  • Creating a list of status reports
  • Reviewing project team membership for gaps and overlaps
  • Creating budget breakdown systems and milestone schedules



Program Details

July 1
June 30, 2025
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Complete Class Schedule

This program does not have any scheduled meeting times and can be started and completed at any time from anywhere.

Participants are recommended to complete the program within 3 months. Access to the program will expire after 12 months.

Participants will need an electronic device such as a laptop computer with an internet connection.

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