Technical Project Management

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Transform technical challenges into achievements. 

Successful technical projects require advanced planning, analytical tools, and intentional leadership. The technical expertise required in this sphere means that project management can be more complex. Advanced project planning and scheduling, resource allocation, and risk management are key. Additionally, a focus on leadership skills is necessary to effectively navigate cross-functional projects and technical teams. 

The Technical Project Management course provides a comprehensive exploration of the methodologies, tools, and best practices for managing successful technical projects. Geared toward professionals in engineering, information technology, and related fields, this course blends theoretical knowledge with practical application. This online, self-paced course will prepare you to lead projects on time, within budget, and with desired quality standards.


This course provides a core set of essential business skills needed to manage technical projects. Course content allows you to:

    • Understand business value creation and delivery components
    • Develop advanced technical leadership skills
    • Explore Agile project management and product development frameworks
    • Select projects using advanced techniques and align strategy to organizational culture
    • Conduct advanced stakeholder analysis
    • Including quality assurance planning, quality management, and quality control into project management
    • Explore procurement management approaches
    • Leveraging Gen AI for generating project deliverables
    • Exploring advanced resource optimization and scheduling techniques
    • Engage in advanced risk management and change management
    • Utilize Earned Value Analysis and advanced forecasting methods
    • Execute projects for global teams


Technical Project Management is fully online and self-paced. The course includes recorded instruction, graded exercises, the submission of an industry project report, participation exercises, and a certification exam.

  • Understand business value creation and delivery components
  • Be familiar with the project management performance domains and project management principles
  • Develop advanced technical leadership skills
  • Focus on self-awareness and understanding others
  • Explore Agile project management
  • Learn technical problem-solving frameworks, including DMAIC, system v-diagram, 8D
  • Leverage advanced project selection approaches
  • Utilize advanced requirement gathering techniques
  • Align strategy to organizational culture
  • Understand advanced stakeholder analysis
  • Learn about quality assurance planning
  • Use generative AI for project planning
  • Leverage advanced resource optimization and scheduling techniques to build a project schedule
  • Learn advanced scheduling methods, program evaluation, and review techniques (PERT)
  • Understand concurrent engineering
  • Focus on advanced risk management including qualitative and quantitative risk analysis
  • Effectively use evidence-based decision-making techniques
  • Leverage quality control concepts into project execution
  • Manage project teams including conflict management, motivating team members, and managing global teams
  • Learn about earned value analysis and performance indices
  • Understand variance analysis techniques
  • Explore forecasting methods (time series methods, causal/econometric methods, and judgmental methods)
  • Utilize advanced change management approaches
  • Leverage project documentation and closing techniques
  • Learn about quality management
  • Learn about procurement management
  • Use generative AI for project management tools
  • Use the bill of material and bill of process to manage technical projects
  • Manage projects within a product development framework


Professionals in engineering, information technology, and related fields will benefit from this course. Individuals who lead technical project teams, including Lean Six Sigma or Design for Six Sigma teams, will also benefit. This includes:

  • Technical project managers
  • Engineers
  • Systems analysts
  • Product managers
  • Research and development managers
  • Process engineers
  • IT project managers
  • Software developers and architects
  • Design managers
  • Technical leads
  • Continuous improvement managers
  • Project management professionals



  • Master Black Belt and Project Manager 
  • Lecturer, Michigan Engineering
  • Instructor, Six Sigma Programs
Pat Hammett

Pat Hammett, PhD

  • Lead Faculty, Six Sigma Programs
  • Associate Chair of Masters Education, Integrative Systems + Design
  • Lecturer, College of Engineering

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