Post Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Maximize Your Project Outcomes with Effective Project Management Techniques

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Course Duration


36 Weeks, Online
10-12 hours per week

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ELIGIBILITY: Candidates with 7+ years of work experience as on March 28, 2023 are preferred
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This program is open for enrollments for residents of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia only.

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Programme Highlights

Receive the prestigious, globally-recognised MIT xPRO certificate

Gain insight and expertise from MIT faculty, industry experts and leaders

Gain insight and expertise from MIT faculty, industry experts and leaders

Learn through practical demonstrations, discussions and interactive activities

Learn through practical demonstrations, discussions and interactive activities

Explore industry case studies for insights into global project management best practices

Explore industry case studies for insights into global project management best practices

Get practical insights from guest speakers coming from diverse backgrounds, industries, and expertise

Benefit from working on three capstone projects to experience learning across the course

Receive one-on-one career support from Emeritus

Receive one-on-one career support from Emeritus

20+ hours of prerecorded MIT faculty videos

5+ hours of live mentorship and career support

8 hours of optional career development activities

Tools Covered

Note: All product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.
- Usage and coverage of tools will be the faculty’s discretion
-The Tool Certifications are optional

Who Is This Program for?

This programme is best suited for senior and mid-senior professionals who aim to integrate their knowledge and experience with globally-relevant project management techniques. The course curriculum is designed for:

Senior Professionals
Senior managers, directors and executive directors with 15-25 years of experience in project management in the IT products/services, operations, consulting, BFSI and engineering sectors. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their skills in project planning and operations management and learn the global best practices from experienced faculty, industry leaders and real-life case studies of some of the most successful companies.

Mid-Senior Professionals
Professionals in the 11-15 years of experience bracket in IT, BFSI, consulting and supply chain who want to boost their career with the MIT project management certificate, learn global technology tools and learn from the case studies of successful Indian companies.

Program Overview

Project Management has become an indisputable and indispensable part in the current times as organizations face increased competition, pressure to innovate, and a rapidly changing business environment. Effective project management helps organizations stay ahead of the curve by delivering projects that meet customer demands, improve processes, and drive growth.In today's fast-paced business environment, project managers play a critical role in ensuring that projects are delivered on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards.

MIT xPRO’s Post Graduate Certificate in Project Management would prepare you with a thorough understanding how to effectively plan, execute, and deliver projects. It will also help you develop the skills to identify and manage project risks, as well as respond to change and uncertainty. This programme will provide an in-depth understanding of all the required skills, including organisation, leadership, big-picture thinking, communication and budgeting, along with skills specific to project management including knowledge of risk management, tracking schedules, experience with database, spreadsheet, and project management tools. Experienced MIT faculty would guide you in your journey with regular assignments, discussions and interactive activities, demonstrations of advanced project management methods and a capstone project. This is your opportunity to transition from a project manager to a business leader.Get started!

This is your opportunity to transition from a project manager to a business leader. Get started!

Industry Examples

Throughout the program, you will explore case studies, such as an agile medical device development project as well as PM methodologies applied to projects from the following organizations:

Pratt & Whitney






Empire State Building

Empire State Building

U.S. Navy

MIT City Car


Note: All brand, product and company names are trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of their respective holders.
Use of them does not imply any affliation with, endorsement by, or association of any kind between them and programme owners.

Tools and Resources in the Program

The methodologies, platforms, and techniques presented in this program prepare you to manage complex projects. But what makes this program essential in today's project economy is that it equips you to take on non-development projects such as Government and public sector projects, IT infrastructure projects, organizational change initiatives, supply chain management, business process re-engineering, process improvement initiatives. You will learn how effective project management can help ensure that non-development projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the satisfaction of stakeholders.The program is industry agnostic, but you will learn how to shape high-performance projects using the following methods, in their pure forms and in hybrid modeling:

  • Flow
  • Set-based
  • Critical path
  • Agile
  • Spiral
  • Performance evaluation review technique (PERT)
  • Waterfall
  • Agent-based
  • Critical chain
  • Scaled agile
  • Dependency structure modeling (DSM)

Assignments and Projects



Apply project management methods and concepts from each module.

Discussions and Interactive Activities

Discussions and Interactive Activities

Participate in polls and try-it activities, connect new methods to your own work experience, and debate PM concepts and methods with your learning peers across the globe.



Follow video instruction for advanced PM methods, such as dependency structure modeling (DSM) and agent-based modeling.

Program Curriculum

This course is designed to deliver best-in-class specialized skills for project management focused not solely on agile for software development but on a range of practical project management skills applicable in a non-software environment. Your high-level learning outcomes for this program include:

  • Identifying the foundational principles of teamwork and performance in technical projects
  • Facilitating high performance across various project standards, methods, concepts, and architectures (such as agile, stage-gate, waterfall, flow, spiral, and set-based)
  • Evaluating charters, creating plans, establishing teams, supporting ongoing progress, handling changes and risks, and promoting and adapting to a high-performance culture
  • Understanding the agile approach to project management and execution
  • Employing advanced project management methods for planning, control, and adaptation
  • Leading teams and designing projects for high performance

The first module is an orientation module. You will have access to the learning platform from the program start date. There is no teaching, but you can get comfortable navigating the site. Note: All teaching in this program is prerecorded.
  • Key Takeaways

    • Identify the fundamental principles of the project management profession applicable to complex, advanced technical projects
    • Effectively participate in projects of different styles, standards, concepts, and methods, including stage-gate, spiral, and agile
    • Explore the role of the PM, including budgets, schedules, resources, ability to respond to change, flexibility, assets, and artifacts

    Module 1: The Origins of Projects

    Module 2: Establishing Project Teams and Plans

    Module 3: Project Planning – Scope, Resources, and Schedule

    Module 4: Project Planning – Dependencies and Roles

    Module 5: Project Forecasting

    Module 6: Project Control and Adaptation

    Note: Break weeks are included to cover project assignment work and prepare for the upcoming module.

  • Key Takeaways

    • Understand the agile approach to project management and execution
    • Identify the key roles of a scrum master and product owner
    • Explore key events and processes: backlog planning, daily meetings, demonstrations and reviews, and retrospectives
    • Be prepared to participate in and lead agile projects and teams
    • Learn about agile tools and strategies and learn how and when to use agile techniques in the real world
    • Determine which agile techniques to apply, integrate, and use – and why

    Module 7: Introduction to Agile

    Module 8: Agile Project Management Method

    Module 9: Product Owner and Backlog Planning

    Module 10: Scrum Master and Sprint Planning

    Module 11: Sprint Review and Retrospective

    Module 12: Agile Project Leadership

  • Key Takeaways

    • Analyze and mitigate the impact of risk on project outcomes
    • Explore the sociotechnical nature of complex projects using agent-based modeling techniques
    • Create a dependency structure matrix to address the challenges of complex projects
    • Examine the critical chain method for better project management
    • Evaluate methods for implementing scaled agile in an organization
    • Identify the key attributes and abilities of a project leader
    • Understand uncertainty, the value of discovery, and how to achieve performance when planning isn’t possible

    Module 13: Uncertainty and Risk Methods

    Module 14: Agent-Based Modeling

    Module 15: Dependency Structure Modeling (DSM)

    Module 16: Project Control Using Critical Chain

    Module 17: Scaled Agile

    Module 18: Your Role as a Project Leader

Experiential Projects

Throughout this program, you will create three separate projects: two mini capstones and a final capstone project. The mini capstone projects are designed to help you apply the concepts covered in each of the first two sections of the course. The final capstone project will help you bring it all together to create a larger project that you can add to your professional portfolio.

Section 1: Mini Capstone Project

To demonstrate your knowledge of the concepts covered in Modules 1 through 6, you will create and present a project plan.

Section 2: Mini Capstone Project

To demonstrate your knowledge of the concepts covered in Modules 7 through 12, you will create an agile plan for your own organization.

Final Capstone Project

For your final capstone project, you will be applying one or more of the tools from the three-course sequence to a project of your choice to add to your professional portfolio.

Programme Certificate

Programme Certificate

Get recognized! Upon successful completion of this program, MIT xPRO grants a certificate of completion to participants. This program is graded as a pass or fail; participants must receive 75% to pass and obtain the certificate of completion.

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Program Faculty


General Motors Leaders for Global Operations Professor, Professor of Management Science and Innovation

Steven Eppinger is Professor of Management Science and Innovation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management where he holds the General Motors Leaders for Global Operations Chair. Prof. Eppinger teaches interdisciplinary courses at both the master’s and executive levels in product design and innovation, engineering project management, and digital product management... More info

Faculty Member BRYAN R. MOSER


Academic Director and Senior Lecturer, System Design and Management

Bryan’s work, teaching, and research focus on engineering teamwork for complex systems and model-based methods to improve the performance of teams. He oversees the education and research for the SDM degree offered jointly by MIT’s School of Engineering and Sloan School of Management. He is the lead instructor for the SDM core curriculum that integrates system architecture, systems engineering, and project management... More info

Guest Speakers

Adèle Cadario

Coolblue | Operations Improver, Solar and EV Charging Stations

Andrew Tsang

Boston Dynamics | Technical Project Manager

Cheryl Campbell

Pacific Gas & Electric | Independent Director

Courtney Morato

Nike | Sr. Technical Project Manager

Davide Lasi

TMT International Observatory | Project Manager, Cross-Functional Teams

Faculty Member Emma Booth

Emma Booth

Amgen | Executive Director Global Business Process and Insights Lead, R&D Strategy and Operations

Joan Wills

Cummins Inc. | Executive Director

Karthik Rajasekaran

Heliogen | Simulation and Optimization Engineer

Lisa Cratty

Siemens | Senior Vice President, Head of Product Engineering

Lt. Col. Max Reele

Kessel Run | Deputy Commander

Pradeep Fernando

Swisscom | Vice President of Product Management, Data Analytics, and AI

Richard Cheng

NextUp Solutions | Vice President of Agile Training, Chief Product Owner

Ron Rosenthal

OpenTechWorks Inc. | CEO

Sal Amarasinghe

Tile | Principal Product Manager, Hardware

Faculty Member Tetsuya Toma, Ph.D.

Tetsuya Toma, Ph.D.

Keio University | Professor, Graduate School of System Design and Management

Financing Options* Starting at INR 7,744/ Month.

Option 1

Program Fee: INR 3,09,750
Maximum Loan Amount: INR 3,09,750
Tenure (months): 12
EMI/ month: INR 28394/-

Option 2

Program Fee: INR 3,09,750
Maximum Loan Amount: INR 3,09,750
Tenure (months): 24
EMI/ month: INR 15488/-

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Program Fee: INR 3,09,750
Maximum Loan Amount: INR 3,09,750
Tenure (months): 60
EMI/ month: INR 7744/-

Also available in 12/ 18/ 24 months EMI plans.

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    • Interview Preparation
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