Leading Effective Complex Projects 11

Course Code
4110624

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.

  • Date June 24
  • Time N/A
  • Duration 4 Weeks
  • Program Type Open-Enrollment/Public
  • Certificate Type None
  • Format Self-Paced Online
  • CEUs 1.6
  • PDUs 16
  • Fees $1,310

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.

Leading Effective Complex Projects 11

Program Experience

As a project manager, it is crucial to possess strong leadership and communication skills in order to drive successful projects within your organization. This includes effectively managing a team and fostering a positive and productive work environment.

Through the Leading Effective Complex Projects Certificate Program, you will have the opportunity to develop and refine these essential skills through hands-on activities and real-world project scenarios. With a focus on identifying factors that make a project complex and making effective decisions under uncertain conditions, you'll discover how you can create a collaborative atmosphere where everyone feels valued and motivated to contribute their best efforts towards project success.

Our real-world, experienced instructors will guide you through the most challenging aspects of team management, providing you with the tools you need to apply systems thinking principles while managing  conflict with confidence and certainty.

Leading Effective Complex Projects can be taken as a stand-alone short course for targeted learning. When used as an elective in the FlexCert certificate for Advanced Project Management you can tailor the program to resonate with your career aspirations and goals.

Benefits

You will learn to:

  • Identify factors that make a project complex
  • Make effective decisions under uncertain conditions
  • Manage conflict without draining your energy
  • Apply systems thinking principles and tools to project management
  • Communicate decisions to your team and senior management
  • Build and maintain high-performing, motivated project teams
  • Master difficult aspects of team management
  • Lead innovation, developing talent 
  • Manage conflict
  • Apply systems thinking principles

Leading Effective Complex Projects can be taken as a stand-alone short course for targeted learning. When used as an elective in the FlexCert certificate for Advanced Project Management you can tailor the program to resonate with your career aspirations and goals.

Topics

Available courses: (See "Related Courses", below)

Critical Communications: Storytelling & Presentations
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Leading Organizational Change
Arm yourself with the tools needed to grow your leadership role in these changing times. 

Predictability & Flexibility: Juggling Multiple Projects
Learn how to navigate complexity, eliminate bureaucracy, avoid over-committing, and set expectations in different role and scope situations.

Managing New Product Development
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.

Agile Techniques for Project Management
Agile's project management approach values client satisfaction, adapts to change, focuses on communication, and prioritizes quick delivery. 

Dealing with Project Change
Project change is inevitable, whether it is adjustments in project requirements, resources, schedule, or personnel.


Who Should Attend

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

  • Managers
  • Project managers
  • Business analysts
  • Technical professionals
Schedule
Course Duration Self-Paced Online
Leading Effective Complex Projects 11 4 Weeks

June 24, 2024 release; completes
July 21, 2024

Parent Program

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Advanced Project Management (APM)

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. 

  • Self-Paced Online
  • FlexCert Available

Instructors

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David Shostak

Systems Engineering, Aerospace Project Management