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Project Manager Qualifications

VCU's Project Management Methodology is designed to match a project manager's education and experience with the complexity level of the project being managed.  Starting with the Fast Track lowest level of complexity and escalating upward to a Highly Complex project requires an increasing amount of PM training and experience.  This natural progression helps to ensure the success of a project by not overwhelming new project managers with demands that exceed their capabilities.

Specifically, the requirements in education and experience for each project complexity level are:

COMPLEXITY EXPERIENCEEDUCATION
FAST TRACK 100 hours project participation

Project Management Fundamentals

PMIT Basics

PMIT Advanced

LOW COMPLEXITY

300 hours project participation

5 Fast Track projects managed 

Project Management Fundamentals

PMIT Basics

PMIT Advanced

MEDIUM COMPLEXITY

500 hours project participation

5 Low Complexity project managed 

Project Management Fundamentals

PMIT Basics

PMIT Advanced

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PMI/Commonwealth Certification

PMIT Basics

PMIT Advanced

HIGH COMPLEXITY 

1,000 hours project participation 

5 Medium Complexity projects managed

PMI/Commonwealth Certification

PMIT Basics

PMIT Advanced

 

                                                                                                            

         



This article was updated: 01/23/2017