Beyond the Basics of Project Management: Managing Risks, Resources, and Post Project Reviews

Upcoming dates (1)

For registration assistance: 608-262-2451


This class is one full day and two half days, offered in a highly participatory, live-online format.

This class is open to anyone interested in the topic who has already taken the Fundamentals of Project Management class or who already has a foundation knowledge of project management. This is also a required part of the Project Management Certificate.

Get more information on the PM Certificate.

Advance your project management skills by diving deep into some of the critical components of managing a project. Building teams and helping them perform effectively has dividends for both the project and the organization. Effective resource management is a critical piece of project budget management and plays a role in enterprise-level resource optimization. Making sure that there is a comprehensive risk register that's appropriately weighted allows for better control of the impacts on a project's progress and creates a higher margin of safety leading to greater confidence in the delivery plan. Capturing lessons learned in a disciplined manner through post-implementation reviews helps an organization build a knowledge base of best practices that enhances its execution capabilities and improves the probability of ongoing success. Going beyond the basics of project management creates a culture of learning, accountability, transparency, high performance and successful delivery.


Learning Objectives

  1. Plan for, acquire, develop and manage project teams with appropriate roles and responsibilities.
  2. Outline how a wide range of resources should be anticipated, located, monitored and managed, including external contractors.
  3. Develop a robust Risk Management plan by identifying negative as well as positive risks, and doing a thorough qualitative and quantitative analysis, to monitor and control the risks to stabilize the project's risk profile then proactively.
  4. Enable continuous improvement of the project management practice within the organization through disciplined and methodical post-project reviews.

This is an accordion element with a series of buttons that open and close related content panels.

Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 12
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units 1.2

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

Upcoming dates (1)

  • Join our mailing list

    Keep up to date about offerings at Continuing Studies. You'll receive information about upcoming classes and announcements.

  • Hidden
  • Hidden
  • By submitting this form, you agree to receive marketing email from UW–Madison Continuing Studies. Read our privacy policy.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Program Questions?

Contact Brittany Browning at brittany.browning@wisc.edu or 608-265-7939

Registration Questions?

Email registrations@pyle.wisc.edu or call 608-262-2451.

Continuing Studies FAQs

Meet your instructor

Jim Padley

(PMP, MBA) has spent 20 yrs. as a certified project manager and currently works as the Director of Project Management and Business Relationship Management at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. He has been a consultant, employee, vendor, and contractor for both public and private sector businesses.  He has experience implementing both large scale infrastructure projects, packaged implementations, and large and small-scale software development (Agile, Iterative, and Waterfall).