Comprehensive Project Management (CPM)

Program Summary

The Comprehensive Project Management Program is a seventeen session program designed to improve participants’ understanding of project management and enhance on the job project performance.

This program is intended for employees needing to bridge the gap between formal schooling and real-world project management practice. For those with specialized project management experience, it will broaden and update their skills in effective project management.

The program has been reviewed and certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA™). These certifications ensure the training presents real-world best practice approaches. All training is conducted by Total Systems Education, Ltd., a globally recognized and award winning project management training provider.

Program Format

The course is comprised of seven modules for a total of 136 hours of instruction. These modules are presented over 17 sessions, one or two sessions per week. 

Sessions include a mix of presentations, workshops, and discussion. Upon request, modules include reference and/or use of applicable internal Project Management procedures as well as the use of Six-sigma DMAIC methodology. Pre-class preparatory homework assignments will also need to be completed, in addition to in-class assignments.  To ensure hands-on practice and facilitate discussion class size is limited to 20 participants, 5 to 15 optimal. Homework and readings are assigned throughout, and, exams are given at the end of each topic.

Course Contents

Program Administration

Participants must successfully complete all seven modules with a cumulative grade equivalent of 80% or higher to earn certification.

Midterm Assignment

To facilitate continued knowledge and skill development, participants will be given a midterm team case study.  Participants are expected to complete the assignment during the program hiatus. During that time, Total Systems instructors will be available for questions and mentoring.


All quizzes and tests will be robust and comprehensive and reflect the appropriate assessment of knowledge and application. Vendor will review and revise existing assessment exercises.   The placement of the quizzes will also be reviewed.

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