Caltech's comprehensive Project Management Program offers you the structure, methods, and tools needed to effectively execute projects of all types. Gain invaluable experiential insights from expert project and program managers, empowering you with the practical wisdom and hands-on experience to lead diverse initiatives successfully. This program is designed to elevate your managerial capabilities, ensuring you can tackle any project with confidence and skill.
You will learn to:
Enhance Leadership Abilities: Develop adaptive, resilient leadership skills, confidently managing diverse and complex projects.
Boost Career Prospects: Strengthen your career opportunities in various industries, from aerospace to finance, by being recognized as a capable project driver.
Apply Knowledge Immediately: Gain actionable insights and skills you can apply immediately to your current projects, enhancing efficiency and effectiveness.
Prepare for Certification: Build a comprehensive foundation of core PM skills and behaviors, preparing for certifications from ASQ, PMI, and other leading societies. This program meets the educational hours needed to qualify to sit for the PMP® exam.
Learn from the Best: Benefit from the rich industry experience of expert educators and a curriculum aligned with the PMBOK® Guide, ensuring quality and relevance.
Join a Professional Community: Become part of a vibrant community of project management professionals, expanding your network and opportunities for collaboration.
Experience Interactive Learning: Engage in a highly interactive and hands-on learning environment that promotes maximum interaction and practical application of skills.
Adapt Your Style: Discover and develop your personal project management style, adapting and evolving as a project leader.
Maximize Employer Benefits: Utilize tuition assistance benefits from your employer, making the most of your professional development opportunities (invoices and vouchers).
Achieve Comprehensive Understanding: Acquire a broad range of skills applicable to various project types, including construction, technology, software development, and more, ensuring versatility and adaptability in your PM role.
The topics covered in the Project Management Certificate program are presented as five two-day course modules. You will learn through interactive team-based exercises and assignments in this live-online program. Each course module is required.
Project Initiation, Costing, and Selection
This course will show you how to develop the essential elements for starting a project—the business case and the project charter. You will learn how to use selection criteria and models to evaluate project economic returns and the project portfolio.
Project Organization and Leadership
In this course, you will examine the principles of effective program leadership and motivation. Our content focuses on practical methods for decision-making, conflict management, communications, and team development.
Detailed Project Planning
This course provides the foundation for successful project planning, including scoping, estimating, budgeting, and scheduling. With an emphasis on practical knowledge, our content includes common planning mistakes and pitfalls, as well as practical workarounds.
Project Monitoring and Control
This course covers the basics of tracking technical efforts against cost, schedule, and performance targets. Our emphasis is on reporting progress, identifying performance problems before they become severe, and determining how to recover when a project starts to go off course.
Risk and Opportunity Management
A well-structured and cost-effective risk management program is an essential ingredient of a successful project. In this course, you will learn proven methods and tools for recognizing, assessing, and responding to project risks. Our educators present real-life examples in classroom simulations and interactive exercises.