Project Management: A Hybrid Approach Online Short Course


Course information

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8 weeks, excluding orientation
6–8 hours per week, self-paced learning online
USD $1,300
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Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies


Hybrid project management (PM) methods are becoming increasingly popular as a way of answering the paradox between flexibility (Agile approaches) and structure (traditional approaches).

This course from Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (iSchool), a top-ranked U.S. library and information science school,1 teaches you to balance traditional and Agile project management methodologies. Harness the best of predictive and adaptive practices, capitalizing on the strengths of both. Guided by experts, you’ll improve your current project management skills and walk away with an action plan to facilitate your organization’s agility transformation.

1 US News (2019).

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What will set you apart

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:

  • The skills to leverage predictive and adaptive project management methodologies for organizational success

  • The ability to apply hybrid approaches to solve integration-related challenges and evaluate requirements that enable organizational agility

  • Hybrid project management methodologies to improve organizational risk management

  • The knowledge to lead organizational agility with approaches that ensure your business systems are ready to adopt and effectively utilise project deliverables

Is this course for you?

This course has been designed for project managers and technology and operations professionals across different industries who are preparing for significant shifts in organizational processes. It’s also relevant to any professionals and managers who want to update their project management skills or differentiate themselves by learning how to apply hybrid methodologies. Those wanting to improve their organization's project management capabilities will benefit by gaining context-specific approaches that don't compromise on existing processes.

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

GetSmarter is approved by PMI as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P) providing you the opportunity to join the largest project management network. This course will count towards 50 PDUs in total.

Course curriculum

Prepare your organization to roll out successful hybrid project management practices as you work through the weekly modules of this online short course.

  • Orientation Module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1  Understanding project management structures
  • Module 2  Assess predictive and adaptive project management practices
  • Module 3  Improve organizational agility in response to change
  • Module 4  Employ a hybrid approach to address integration challenges
  • Module 5  Use hybrid strategies to address project risks
  • Module 6  Communicate strategically across hybrid projects
  • Module 7  Leverage hybrid approaches for obtaining operational readiness
  • Module 8  Implement a hybrid project management model

Helping You Apply a Blended Approach

This iSchool online short course is delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter. Learn from industry thought leaders as you employ a hybrid methodology to solve integration-related challenges.

Your Faculty Lead

The design of this online course is guided by the Syracuse University iSchool faculty and industry experts who will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you throughout the course.

Dr. John P. Stinnett

Dr. John P. Stinnett

Adjunct Faculty for Syracuse University

Earn a Certificate of Participation From Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies

Gain advanced strategic project management skills and earn an official certificate of participation from Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you, at no additional cost, upon successful completion of the course, as per the stipulated requirements.

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    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Advisor who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


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