Leading and Managing Technical Projects

Degree:
  • Certificate
Location: Boston

Why Leading and Managing Technical Projects?

The Graduate Certificate in Leading and Managing Technical Projects is designed to equip current and aspiring project managers with the skills required of major projects in a technical environment.

Whether you’re an established project manager, or you're working in a technical field and aspire to be one, Northeastern’s Graduate Certificate in Leading and Managing Technical Projects can give you the foundational skills and practical knowledge you need to be successful. What makes this technical project management certificate unique?

  • You can learn industry-spanning skills. You can gain skills that can be applied across industries, including IT, engineering, software, energy, construction, finance, and biotech.
  • You study with experts. Our faculty members have solid backgrounds in leadership and extensive experience managing and leading projects in a wide range of technical environments. Because they are leading projects and teams every day in their jobs, they bring up-to-the-minute examples to the classroom.
  • You can apply what you learn immediately. You can complete the program within one year, but you can start applying what you’ve learned in class on the job from day one.
  • You bring your work to school. Take lessons and case studies right out of your own projects, so your learning is relevant to what you do every day.

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Unique Features

  • Courses completed in the certificate program can be applied directly to future Master's course work
  • Design allows students to use own projects as case studies, incorporating experiential learning
  • Learn industry-spanning skills that can be applied across industries, including IT, engineering, software, energy, construction, finance, and biotech

Program Objectives

  • Develop the leadership and management skills to lead technical projects
  • Learn how to communicate technical content to a non-technical audience
  • Gain practice leading remote teams, including global teams
  • Plan and schedule projects using the most current and relevant methodologies
  • Develop a personal leadership approach to motivate and inspire others

Career Outlook

The demand for high level project management skills has exploded in the past few years. In a survey by US News & World Report, Project Management was ranked one of the most desirable skills required by businesses. The Leading and Managing Technical Projects Certificate can help you learn essential technical project management principles like planning, scheduling, and handling change, as well as how to apply them through real-world case studies and projects. This certificate can help you reach your technical project management career goals in a number of positions in virtually any type of organization, including IT, engineering, software, energy, construction, finance, and biotech; and can lead to positions such as:

  • Software design project manager
  • Health care implementation project manager
  • Technical lead

What you'll study

General Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Leading and Managing Technical Projects General Requirements
PJM 6000 - Project Management Practices
3.00
PJM 6205 - Leading and Managing Technical Projects
3.00
PJM 6210 - Communication Skills for Project Managers
3.00
PJM 6215 - Leading Remote Project Teams
3.00
PJM 6220 - Planning and Scheduling Technical Projects
3.00
PJM 6825 - Agile Lean Product Development
3.00

Did You Know?

Only 61% of companies surveyed by PMI in 2015 reported providing any type of training on PM tools and techniques (down from 65% in 2011). 

Stackable Certificate:

Credits earned completing this certificate can be applied towards the MS in Project Management.

Average Time to Completion

1-1.5 Years

Commitment

Full-Time
Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall
Spring
Summer
Winter

Meets F-1 Visa Requirements

No