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Clarkson: General Project Management Topics for Leaders

Clarkson: General Project Management Topics for Leaders

General Project Management Topics for Leaders

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 to Saturday, March 30, 2024

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About this micro-credential

The General Project Management Topics for Leaders micro-credential is a short non-credit online course. This course focuses on three important leadership topics. One focuses on Maintaining a Balanced Plan, one of the most potentially frustrating activities in project, program, portfolio, and functional management. Another focuses on the different Product Development Process used to execute the project plan (i.e., Predictive/Waterfall, Iterative/Incremental, Agile/Adaptive, and Hybrid [a combo]). The third is on project management leadership (responsibilities, competencies, and selection).

Meet Your Instructor

Profile picture of your instructor, Michael Bissonette

Michael M. Bissonette (MS, MBA, PfMP) is a highly successful engineer-turned-businessman and is considered both a thought-leader and subject matter expert in Portfolio, Program and Project Management within several diverse industries. His work experience spans over 40 years of product development and organizational management, including executive positions in large Fortune 500 companies. He is an author of two books on the subject of “Strategic Project Management” (the first is titled: Project Risk Management: A Practical Implementation Approach, a best-seller published by the Project Management Institute, Inc., in 2016, and the second was recently published in 2021 – titled Achieving Epic Business Results with Strategic Project Management). Mike is an instructor (at his alma mater, Clarkson University) in the MS-EM curriculum. He is an entrepreneur (Founder of RTConfidence, Inc. – a SaaS [Software as a Services] company), developing Chrono™, the most advanced and affordable integrated IMS (Integrated Master Schedule)/SRA (Schedule Risk Analysis)/ESM (Earned Schedule Management) SaaS Tool on the market. Mike has been a guest speaker at numerous events around the world. He has always been a world-wide training asset within all the organizations he’s worked at. And he has been engaged on occasion to help facilitate enterprise-level transformational change.

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KNOWLEDGE: Earners will be assessed via several multiple-choice exams and one comprehensive exam. Exams are graded immediately and multiple attempts are allowed.

Delivery Method/Format

General Project Management Topics for Leaders is a self-paced, online micro-credential course that Earners may work on and complete at any time.


Earners can register at anytime for this micro-credential.

Estimated Time to Earn

Earners are estimated to complete this micro-credential course in 10 hours or less.

Instructional Plan

The General Project Management Topics for Leaders Micro-Credential is composed of the following 3 learning modules: Module 1 - Maintaining a Balanced Plan, Module 2 - The Product Development Process, and Module 3 - Project Team Leadership. Within each module is an interactive lesson, instructional resources, e.g., PDF articles, webpages, or videos, and a multiple-choice exam.

Earning Criteria

  • Work through the following three asynchronous lessons: Maintaining a Balanced Plan, The PDP (Product Development Process), and Project Team Leadership.
  • Pass multiple, short "knowledge check" quizzes (multiple retries are allowed). 
  • Pass a final exam, which is largely a compilation of 26 quiz questions taken from the four lessons, with a score of 80% or higher.