The Blockchain Project Management Certificate Program is an online, three-module (90-hour) educational series focused on preparing graduates to understand blockchain, project management, and how to apply the principles of project management to blockchain and cryptocurrency projects.
At the end of the program, attendees should leave with the knowledge, vocabulary and skills needed to successfully manage blockchain and cryptocurrency projects in professional situations.
The impact of blockchain technology is being felt across a wide range of industries including banking, health care, entertainment and supply chain management.
Blockchains are fast becoming the backbone of the new digital economy.
It is a disruptive technology that is rapidly generating new employment opportunities.
There is a global shortage of talent trained in blockchain technology and application deployment.
Why Project Management?
It is a skill that assists individuals in providing meaningful, worthwhile and positive contributions to an industry or company.
As a project manager, you will feel rewarded when you keep your schedule on track, meet the budget and collaborate with colleagues to ensure everything runs efficiently.
Project managers help companies improve efficiency and save money to improve the organization’s overall performance.
If you want to pursue a career that allows you to feel fulfilled, working in project management will greatly enhance your professional life. You will feel stimulated and challenged in a position that will enable you to change industries and benefit anyone around you with the unique skills you develop.
Ninety percent of global senior executives ranked project management methods as either critical or somewhat important to their ability to deliver successful projects and remain competitive, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit survey.
Being able to deliver projects on time and within budget often determines whether a company will get the next job or whether its new product hits the market.
Having project management skills will allow you to get things done successfully.
To learn more about this course, please check out our free webinar:
You need a computer (with at least 8 GB RAM and 100 GB free space) Linux, Mac or Windows
Access to the internet
English language proficiency
Experience in blockchain or project management is useful but not necessary.
Blockchain Project Management Certificate Program – Blended
3 modules – 90 hours
9 week course, 3 weeks per module
Price: $699 per module
Upon completion and obtaining a passing grade of 60% in each of the modules, students are eligible to write the Foundational Technologies Institute exam (exam fee included) to achieve the professional designation of Blockchain Project Management Professional (BPMP™).
This module is designed to provide the student with a foundational understanding of blockchain and cryptocurrency. It is not a fully certificated blockchain course, and it does not cover the in-depth technology of blockchains, however, it does provide a basic understanding so the student can begin the journey of exploring the biggest technological advancement since the internet.
By the end of this module, you will be able to:
Describe the origin of blockchain technology.
Define blockchain including its purpose.
Describe the difference between public, private, consortium and permissioned blockchain networks.
Explain the purpose of cryptocurrencies.
Define how cryptocurrencies fit into the digital economy.
Understand the concept of “Disruptive Technologies” and how it applies to blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
Explore multiple opportunities to use blockchain and cryptocurrency.
Week 1 – Introduction Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
The goal of this module is to provide you with project management methods, skills, tools and techniques that will help you learn how to successfully plan and manage projects while providing value to your organization.
The content aligns with the Project Management Institute’s, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
It is specifically designed to focus on the practical application of concepts that are the foundation for project success in the working world.
As you proceed through this course you will build a solid foundation of project management knowledge, techniques and tools that cover the entire project life cycle.
Upon completing this module, you will be able to:
Explain what project management is.
Explain the steps in the project life cycle and the value/purpose of each one.
Explain how a project gets started.
Perform the steps required to determine the critical path for a project.
Explain project management in the context of business.
Define the components of the success triangle.
Explain the common terms used in project management.
Determine strategies for involving and engaging stakeholders.
Determine the true cost and effort that a project takes for it to be successful.
Determine what approach to use for calculating a budget.
Apply a strategy/process to ensure you have the skills required to be successful.
Determine what work needs to be done to be successful.
Identify and plan for impacts to your project (risk management).
Utilize templates to assist you in documenting a project.
Explain the purpose and value of including Lessons Learned in your project.
Take an active role in the management of projects.
Decide if project management is for you.
Week 1 to 1.5 (10 days) – Introduction to Project Management
Week 1.5 to 3 (11 days) – The 10 Steps to Successful Projects
This final module in the Project Management for Blockchain Certificate Program is where the student combines their understanding of blockchain technology with the discipline of project management to simulate the steps required to manage a blockchain project.
By the end of this module, you will be able to:
Explain, understand and create all necessary documents to ensure your project will be successful.
Demonstrate a working model for running a blockchain project.
Week 1 – Define the Project
Week 2 – Create your roadmap of success
Week 3 – Present your Project
You can use your own project or use the assigned project.
All templates will be provided, or you can use your own.
Each student will record their presentation and submit it for evaluation and marking.
George is a best-selling instructor and speaker focused on blockchain and cryptocurrency. As Division Head of Blockchain at BlocksEDU and Chief Learning Officer at the Blockchain Institute of Technology, George helps organizations understand and envision what is possible with blockchain technology and to translate that knowledge into positive business results.
He has taught more than 60,000 students in more than 80 countries, with clients ranging from Fannie Mae and Ernst & Young, to the Ministry of Economy in Mexico. His presentations and keynotes speeches consistently rank among the top-rated sessions at conferences and events, and his online courses on blockchain and cryptocurrency have earned thousands of five-star reviews. He has been featured in Forbes and on CNN and NPR.
Wayne Van Damme, PMP, GBP™
Wayne is an executive with more than 40 years of progressive experience in information management and systems, Wayne has obtained knowledge and understanding of a wide range of business issues for large and complex organizations in both the private and public sector. In 2014, Wayne became a curriculum developer, instructor, and trainer in both Project Management, and skills-based topics. He is Project Management Professional (PMP) as well as a Global Blockchain Professional (GBP™).
How to Apply:
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