ONLINE Practical Project Management

intergenerational group of business people planning a project around a table


Practical Project Management is a comprehensive professional development course that provides useful skills for managing projects in the real world. This concrete and targeted approach will meet you where you are and quickly propel you forward in your project management practice. Online Practical Project Management is the program for you if you are new to project management, have done a few projects and want to build your effectiveness, or if you’re an experienced project manager looking for new tools and techniques to optimize your practice.

We’ll walk through a project from start to finish, defining and initiating our project, determining scope, then building a work breakdown structure, project plan and Gantt charts. Along the way, we’ll talk about communication plans, time management, negotiation, conflict, stakeholders and team building. We’ll also take time to discuss project management concerns that are timely or interesting to you. Bring your hot topics and real-life examples. Our best class discussions are driven by participant interest and curiosity.

When our time is done, you’ll walk away with a stack of tools to apply to your project management practice, a book to enhance your learning, and a whole class full of colleagues to call on when you get stuck. 


PROGRAM DATES & TIMESUMaine Project Management Badge

Spring Session (FULL!)
May 5 & 7, 12 & 14 with follow-up session May 28
12:30–4:30 p.m.

Sign up for the waitlist here and we’ll let you know as soon as the next project management program is announced.


Live via Zoom—program runs synchronously. Participants will need access to stable internet connections.

The Hutchinson Center has a limited number of computers (and plenty of Wi-Fi to go around). If you’d like to participate virtually via the Hutchinson Center, please request support via the form here.



  • Increase your ability to drive a project to completion
  • Understand how to design a successful project
  • Learn how to manage the key stages of a project
  • Recognize common project management pitfalls and how to steer your project team around them
  • Redefine what successful projects look like at your company/organization



  • Project Management Tools & Where to Find Them
    • Scope Statement
    • Work Breakdown Structure
    • Project Plan
    • RACI Assignments
    • Communication Plan
    • Gannt Chart
  • Project Management Skills
    • Team Building
    • Schedule Management
    • Time Management
    • Stakeholder Engagement
    • Project Tracking



Do you plan, implement, manage and analyze projects at your job? You could benefit from this program. We all do some form of project management in our work. Participants from a variety of fields will benefit from this dynamic program, including

  • Aspiring, new or established project managers
  • Business owners
  • People managers
  • Project stakeholders
  • Technology professionals
  • Nonprofit workers

All of our professional development and continuing education programs are open to the public. You do not need to be a UMaine student, staff member or faculty in order to participate.

Not sure if this program is right for you? Contact us at or 207.338.8002 and we can help you figure it out.



Photograph of instructor Angela WheatonAngela Wheaton, M.A. (she/her/hers) A longtime resident of southern Maine, Angela Wheaton (M.A., P.M.P., C.S.M.) currently lives in Portland. Wheaton has a Master of Arts degree in theology and counseling, is certified by the Project Management Institute, holds a Scrum Master certification and is a certified Facilitative Leader and Trainer. She has leadership experience in the retail, banking, education, technology, social service and healthcare fields. Her passion is for completing projects, building teams, and motivating people. Angela enjoys house projects, spending time with friends and family and traveling, recently visiting Iceland, Portugal, and hiking on the Camino de Santiago in Spain.



$595 includes book: Project Management Essentials You Always Wanted to Know by Kalpesh Ashar

Click here for more information about paying for your professional development, including information about need-based scholarships, group discounts and tips on how to get your employer on board.

Current UMaine students are eligible for a 20% discount. Use code STUDENT20 at checkout.






  • UMaine Project Management Badge2 CEUs/20 contact hours
  • Certificate for completing the entirety of this program
  • Shareable Project Management Level 1 Micro-credential

Learn more about badges and micro-credentials here.


For more information or to request an accommodation contact Michelle Patten, Conference and Professional Development Coordinator,; 207.338.8002.


"Angela is such a great educator. She made the content so accessible and applicable." past participant

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