Project and Program Management
Certificate Program

Project and Program Management

The pace of productivity

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Certificate Description

As practiced by Silicon Valley leaders

We teach aspiring and seasoned project and program managers to serve as organizational pace-setters, motivating teams to produce value for all project stakeholders. You will learn the latest principles, practices, processes and tools to quickly originate project plans that:

  • Establish business needs;
  • Define products;
  • Estimate costs and schedules; and
  • Manage risk.

Study current industry practices including agile and lean project leadership methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban, and the Adaptive Project Framework.

Project and Program Management certificate program objectives

  • Plan and execute successful projects
  • Analyze stakeholder’s needs and requirements
  • Enlist and lead successful teams
  • Assess and manage project risks
  • Use both traditional waterfall and lean-agile project models
  • Make informed and profitable project business decisions
  • Prepare for the Project Management Institute’s PMP® exam
  • Qualify for the internationally recognized Master Project Manager® credential

Required Credits: Total Required: 7 courses/15–17 units. Take 3 required courses (7.5 units) and 3 elective credit courses (4.5–6.5 units), ending with 1 required capstone course (3.0 units)
Duration: A full-time student can complete the certificate in 6–12 months.

Courses

Course Units Fall Winter Spring Summer
1. Required Courses
Project Integration and Risk Management 3.0
Project Leadership and Communication 3.0
Role of the Project Manager 1.5
2. Elective Courses
Achieving Organizational Agility using the Scaled Agile Framework, SAFe© 1.5
Agile Product Life-Cycle Management (APLM) 1.5
Agile Project Management Using Scrum 1.5
Clinical Project Management 2.0 +
Creating the Successful Team 1.5
Decision-Making Tools and Techniques 1.5
Effective Negotiations: Principles, Strategies, and Techniques 1.5
Extreme-Agile Project Management 1.5
Lean-Agile Project Management: Achieving Business Value 1.5
Managing International Projects 1.5
Managing Projects at Startup Companies 1.5
Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 1.5
Managing Software Projects 1.5
Managing the Development of New Products 1.5
Outsourcing and Contract Management 1.5
Principles of Business Analysis 3.0 + +
Quality Management for Enterprises, Products, and Programs 2.0
Schedule Optimization Techniques for Managers 1.5
3. Capstone Course
Applied Project Management 3.0
4. Required Certificate Review
Project and Program Management Certificate Completion Fee None
Special Offering (not part of the certificate program).
PMP® Examination Preparation: 35 Hour 3.5

Requisite Knowledge

Please review the course descriptions to ensure that you have taken necessary prerequisites or meet the requirements through job experience or previous education.

Professional Development

PMI®-Approved

As a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), UCSC Silicon Valley Extension has agreed to abide by PMI-established quality assurance criteria.

PMBOK® Guide

Our courses are compliant with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition.

PMP® Exam Prep

Courses prepare you to sit for the PMP® exam, plus we offer the PMP® Examination Preparation course.

The Project Management Institute (PMI)®, the Project Management Professional (PMP)®, and the PMBOK® Guide are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Program Chair

Frank Mangini, chair

Certificate Program Chair 

FRANK M. MANGINI, M.S.E.E., M.B.A., PMP®, PMI-ACP®, CSP, has over 25 years’ experience in project management and product development and served as the director of programs for ARGOSystems/Boeing Electronic Defense Systems. As senior programs manager and director of programs, he led multi-year programs that developed and produced shipboard and submarine electronic detection and protection systems for domestic and international naval forces. He has also been involved in commercial consulting and startup enterprises including the development and production of online sports training systems.  Mangini is a lifetime member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He has also been a member of Toastmasters International since 2006 and has achieved the competence levels of Advanced Communicator Bronze and Advanced Leader Bronze. He has taught project management courses for the UCSC Extension since 2002. He teaches classroom, online and on-site corporate training courses for the Project and Program Management certificate program. His special interests are project risk management, critical chain project management and Agile-Lean development projects.

Certificate Program Advisory Committee

DAVID BAKHTNIA, BSEE, MSEM, CSM, CSPO, CSP, SPC 4.5 (SAFe®)​
Agile Coach & TPM Consultant

UCSC, Silicon Valley Extension PPMT Instructor

VAIDEHI BHANDARI-JAIN
UCSC, MS, PMP
Senior Manager, Program Management Office, Facebook
Silicon Valley Extension PPMT Instructor

WILLIAM BROOKS, M.A., MPM, CIPM

Co-founder of the UCSC Silicon Valley Extension PPMT certificate program and a former instructor in the program. 

MOHAMMED FENNICH
, PHD
Senior Management Consultant, SalesForce.com
Co-founding Manager, Kaditek
UCSC Extension Instructor

HAMID NOURI, MBA

Managing Principal and Executive Advisor AgiLeanIT-NAI
Founder of Nouri Associates, Inc. and Agileanit 

MARY ANN HIGGS, BA

Former HR Chief of Staff, Cisco Systems, former Business Operations Manager at Cisco Systems

RAVI KALLURI
, MS, MBA, PMP
Principal Program Manager, Aerohive Networks
Certified SAFe Program Consultant 
UCSC Extension Instructor, Project and Program Management

FRANK M. MANGINI, M.S.E.E., M.B.A., PMP®, PMI-ACP®, CSP
UCSC Extension Instructor/Chair, Project and Program Management

HONG NGUYEN-PHUONG, BSEE, MSCS, PMP®, PSM I, PSPO I, SASM, SA
Director of Engineering, Kryptono
Consultant, Silicon Valley Alliances
Co-founder, Net-Tags
UCSC Extension Instructor, Project and Program Management

RICH RONDEAU , MS, PMP, ITIL CSM, SAFe® 4
Project Manager, Vindicia
Vonzos Entrepreneur in Residence
UCSC Extension Instructor, Project and Program Management

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