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

Cost: $6,000
Required Credits: Total Required: 7 courses/15–17 units. Take 4 core courses (10.5 units) and 3 elective credit courses (4.5–6.5 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
Advanced Schedule Optimization Techniques 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
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 Review None
Special Offering
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

We are certified with Project Management Institute’s highest designation—Global Registered Education Provider (GREP).

PMBOK®

Our courses are compliant with the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

PMP® Exam Prep

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

Certificate Inquiry Form

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Call (408) 861-3860

Envelope extension@ucsc.edu

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