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Villanova University Gives Project Managers Effective Methods to Manage IT Project Risk

New Catalog Features Updated IT Project Management Certificate Programs Online That Support the New PMBOK® Guide – 5th Edition and Prepare Students for Certification.

TAMPA, Fla., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – When it comes to managing information technology (IT) projects, professionals often encounter lack of executive support, staffing issues, turnover and, especially, scope creep. A timely article titled "Managing IT Project Risk" – published in the new Spring catalog from Villanova University – ranked the #1 Regional University in the North for 20 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report – examines the special risks associated with IT projects and provides guidance in identifying and prioritizing them in order to plan for their probability and impact. You'll learn:

  • Why it's important to identify and prioritize risks
  • Common project risks in IT
  • Tips for identification of project risks

Widely recognized as the expert in project management education – with thousands of graduates working for Fortune 500 companies – Villanova's new Spring catalog also explores a variety of project management course offerings that help professionals in their online PMP® certification preparation or project management career development.

Prepare to Manage IT Project Risk With These Certificate Programs:

Updated Master Certificate in IS/IT Project Management & Master Certificate in Applied Project Management:

  • Villanova is the first to incorporate the new Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)– Fifth Edition from the Project Management Institute (PMI®) into its 100% online project management programs.
  • Updated courses give project managers a head start in mastering the revised industry standards that will be featured on the Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification exams starting early Summer 2013.

Advanced Master Certificate in IS/IT Project Management & Advanced Master Certificate in Applied Project Management:

  • Once you've earned either a Master Certificate in Project Management, PMP® or CAPM® certification, further your knowledge by obtaining an Advanced Master Certificate in Project Management.
  • Both online programs offer experienced professionals an opportunity to hone vital PM skills, plus earn important PDUs (Professional Development Units) to maintain PMP® certification.

"When it comes to considering project management jobs, it would be hard to find a more dynamic and in-demand field," noted Wayne R. Brantley, Managing Director of Professional Education Online and a member of the University's online project management faculty. "Students can feel confident that Villanova's programs and expert faculty will always stay abreast of the changing industry standards found in the latest PMBOK® Guide."

Powered through University Alliance technology, Villanova's project management programs provide students with 24/7 access to instructor-led courses with a 100% online classroom that includes streaming video lectures, live chat rooms, two-way voice over IP, instant messaging and virtual whiteboards.

To read the entire article about managing IT project risk, and to learn more about Villanova's e-learning programs in project management and other in-demand fields, download the catalog at www.VillanovaU.com/PMcatalog, or call toll-free 855-300-1473 to speak to an enrollment representative.

About Villanova University  
Since 1842, Villanova University's Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's five colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the Villanova University School of Law. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Villanova as the #1 Regional University in the North for 20 consecutive years.

About University Alliance
The University Alliance (UA) facilitates the promotion and online delivery of associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation's leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA's technology and support services, its university partners have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments – making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country. University partners include Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, Florida Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, University of Florida, University of South Florida, New England College, University of St. Thomas, University of San Francisco, Jacksonville University, University of Vermont, The University of Scranton, and Dominican University.

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