Advanced Project Management (APM)

Course Code
AdvPM

Discover the distinctive Advanced Project Management Certificate Program, customized to your individual learning journey. With only five elective units to complete in any sequence, this program will equip you with the vital leadership skills to master the complex issues that challenge you and your organization. Develop new mindsets, delve into self-awareness, and uncover the instinctive ability to deliver impactful change. This program is designed for technical professionals and senior practitioners aspiring to achieve advanced levels of expertise, take effective and transformative action, inspire others and communicate with clarity. Elevate your strategic and leadership prowess with Caltech CTME's Advanced Project Management Certificate Program. 

  • Date N/A
  • Time N/A
  • Duration Rotating Schedule
  • Program Type Open-Enrollment/Public
  • Certificate Type FlexCert Available
  • Format Self-Paced Online
  • CEUs 8
  • PDUs 80
  • Fees $6,550

Discover the distinctive Advanced Project Management Certificate Program, customized to your individual learning journey. With only five elective units to complete in any sequence, this program will equip you with the vital leadership skills to master the complex issues that challenge you and your organization. Develop new mindsets, delve into self-awareness, and uncover the instinctive ability to deliver impactful change. This program is designed for technical professionals and senior practitioners aspiring to achieve advanced levels of expertise, take effective and transformative action, inspire others and communicate with clarity. Elevate your strategic and leadership prowess with Caltech CTME's Advanced Project Management Certificate Program. 

Advanced Project Management (APM)

Program Experience

The Advanced Project Management Certificate Program is highly flexible to target your specific interests. FlexCert offers personalized learning options for your certificate in Advanced Project Management, Leadership Essentials, or Future Skills Academy.  Choose relevant topics, pace your learning, and enhance skills aligned with career goals, providing flexibility and choice.

Our online courses are available via Zoom. Pre-recorded lectures are on-demand to fit your busy schedule. Instructors also host live office hours or reviews online, which you can attend at your option. Each course is available for four weeks and takes about 16 hours of effort to complete, including readings and assignments. Courses are available multiple times per year and can be taken in any order.

As with all of our courses, APM relies on case studies and in-class exercises to reinforce key concepts of project management: business cases and charters; decision-making, conflict management, and team development; stakeholder communication; tracking IT costs, schedules, performances and risks. In addition, participants have opportunities to apply newly acquired tools to challenges in their current business environments. 

Benefits

We facilitate real impact through small groups working on actual problems which—with Caltech coaching and structure—grow individuals, teams, and organizations to adapt to new challenges. You will develop new mindsets, technology skills, and leadership capacity to master the complex issues that challenge your organization today.

Caltech CTME’s instructors bring extensive, real-world project management experience into the classroom, enabling them to teach up-to-the-minute project management tools. Aspiring business leaders get hands-on opportunities to apply newly acquired project management tools and receive direct feedback from instructors.

Some of the benefits participants discover:

  • Evaluate your personal mindset regarding change
  • Identify the impacts of change – personal, project, organizational
  • Use presentation techniques that wow your audience
  • Use storytelling to enhance the richness of your presentations
  • Understand the operations and key processes of the supply chain
  • Develop executable requirements and recognize hidden dangers in specifications, statements of work and contractual terms and conditions
  • Establish priorities among multiple projects (even working with multiple supervisors!)
    Delegate appropriately while maintaining control and ensuring you stay on plan

With a FlexCert certificate for Advanced Project Management, you are empowered with personalization. Choose from 10 short courses, and complete only five to obtain a Caltech certificate that fits your specific goals. You can select topics most relevant to your career, learn at a pace that suits your lifestyle, and develop skills that align with your professional goals. This flexibility and choice enable you to tailor your education to your needs, creating a truly unique learning experience from Caltech CTME.

Topics

Project Rescue & Recovery
This course will help you recognize the signs of impending project failure and take effective actions to resolve problems, re-plan, and re-negotiate stakeholder expectations.

Managing Supplier Performance
This course focuses on strategies and techniques using agile principles to managing project suppliers and supply chains, including general procurement, subcontracts, and vendors.

Critical Communications: Storytelling & Presentations
Learn techniques for motivating and persuading your professional colleagues and customers in presentations and status reports. The course emphasizes techniques and exercises to overcome anxiety, define message content, control your voice and physical presence, and energize your presentations.

Leading Organizational Change
Change management requires many skillsets: anticipating an organizational need, creating a vision, enabling, managing and sustaining the change. This course enables you to enhance your personal leadership style in a changing environment.

Predictability & Flexibility: Juggling Multiple Projects
This course demonstrates proven methodologies and techniques for successfully managing concurrent projects. Learn how to navigate complexity, eliminate bureaucracy, avoid over-committing, and set expectations in different role and scope situations. 

Managing New Product Development
This course will discuss tools and methods designed for the new product development (NPD) environment, including concept exploration, business case identification, customer needs analysis and requirements development. Modern techniques such as agile development, lean thinking, and rapid prototyping are presented.

Leading Effective Projects
This course examines effective leadership principles and presents practical methods for decision-making, conflict management, communications, and team development. The focus is on identifying and enhancing your personal skillset based on systems thinking perspectives.

Agile Techniques for Project Management
This is a highly interactive course that leverages real-world examples from Scrum, Lean, Kanban, and other Agile methods. Participants will work in teams to experience and apply Agile to the course exercises.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for technical professionals and senior practitioners aspiring to achieve advanced levels of expertise, take effective and transformative action, inspire others and communicate with clarity. 

While there are no prerequisites, participants should have at least five years of experience managing projects.

  • Managers
  • Project managers
  • Business analysts
  • Technical professionals
 
Flexible features: Choose from 10 short courses, and complete only five to obtain a Caltech certificate that fits your specific needs.

Fee: $1310 for each course. Payment is due (or credit card charged) on the Friday before the course's first day.

Hours and Credits: Participants will earn 16 Professional Development Units (PDUs) or 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for each two-day course attended. The PDUs may be applied by PMI Project Management Professionals (PMP®) towards their maintenance of certification under the PMI Continuing Certification Requirements Program.

Grading: These courses are based on a Pass/Fail grading system.

Schedule
Course Sel-Paced Online

Critical Communications: Storytelling & Presentations

October 2 - October 29

Leading Organizational Change

October 16 - November 12

Predictability & Flexibility: Juggling Multiple Projects

January 8 - February 4

Managing New Product Development

January 22 - February 18

Leading Effective Complex Projects

February 5 - March 3

Agile Techniques for Project Management

February 19 - March 17

 

Included Courses

Predictability & Flexibility: Juggling Multiple Projects 9
Predictability & Flexibility: Juggling Multiple Projects 9

This course demonstrates proven methodologies and techniques for successfully managing concurrent projects. In this certificate program, you will learn how to navigate complexity, eliminate bureaucracy, avoid over-committing, and set expectations in different role and scope situations. With a focus on communicating with multiple supervisors and stakeholders of differing priorities, you will gain confidence in your competency as a resourceful and communicative leader in any type of function or role. 

Jan
08
  • Self-Paced Online
  • None
Managing New Product Development 9
Managing New Product Development 9

When it comes to new product development, innovative thinking paired with strategic execution, agile development, lean thinking, and a customer-centric approach are necessary tools to bring your idea from creative inception to successful launch. Continuous product discovery is not just an option, but a necessity for any effective product development process to ensure that it remains relevant, valuable and competitrive in this ever-changing market scenario. This certificate program discusses tools and methods designed for the new product development (NPD) environment.

Jan
22
  • Self-Paced Online
  • None
Leading Effective Complex Projects 10
Leading Effective Complex Projects 10

Leading a complex project requires a new way of thinking—identifying key variables, anticipating future changes, predicting the results of possible actions. This course examines effective leadership principles and presents practical methods for decision-making, conflict management, communications, and team development. The focus is on identifying and enhancing your personal skillset based on systems thinking perspectives.

Feb
05
  • Self-Paced Online
  • None
Agile Techniques for Project Management 10
Agile Techniques for Project Management 10

Agile skills are in high demand and can be used in a wide range of projects and industries. In this ever-evolving business environment, adapting this flexible, collaborative process for managing teams and projects is key to producing robust and timely results. Agile's project management approach values client satisfaction, adapts to change, focuses on communication, and prioritizes quick delivery. 

Feb
19
  • Self-Paced Online
  • None
Dealing with Project Change 10
Dealing with Project Change 10

Project change is inevitable, whether it is adjustments in project requirements, resources, schedule, or personnel. This course provides effective, proven techniques for dealing with project change. We discuss how to scope and evaluate the proposed value of the change, determine areas of the project impacted, and identify costs and possible risks.

Mar
04
  • Self-Paced Online
  • None
Managing Without Authority 10
Managing Without Authority 10

Leadership without authority—the ability to influence and motivate others to perform successfully—is dependent upon balancing behavior through credibility and trust, while facilitating problem-solving and creating an environment where inclusion and opportunity are encouraged. Build your influence as an agent for change in your company. 

Mar
18
  • Self-Paced Online
  • None
Project Rescue and Recovery 10
Project Rescue and Recovery 10

Projects fail due to various reasons, such as changing market conditions, reduced budgets and staff levels, high turnover, un-insightful metrics, and the inability to manage stakeholders and scope. This course will help you recognize the signs of impending project failure and take effective actions to resolve problems, re-plan, and re-negotiate stakeholder expectations.

Apr
01
  • Self-Paced Online
  • None
Managing Supplier Performance 10
Managing Supplier Performance 10

Supplier performance management and performance is key to your successful operations and plays a crucial role in procurement, supply chain management and overall risk management. Finding a proactive approach to analyzing and managing supplier performance helps ensure that your products or services meet the hightest possible quality standards. This certification program shows you how to establish a system for monitoring suppler performance and measuring its progress.

Apr
15
  • Self-Paced Online
  • None

Instructors

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Tim Boyd

Leadership, Systems Engineering, Project Management

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Michael Brenner

Systems Engineering, Model-Based Engineering (MBSE), Aerospace Project Management

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Nathaniel Crews

Agile Project Management, Systems Engineering, Coaching

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Rick Hefner, PhD

CTME Executive Director

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Steve McNamara

Project Management

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David Shostak

Systems Engineering, Aerospace Project Management