Certificate in Project Management Courses
CalSouthern’s Certificate in Project Management is an 18-credit program, comprised of the following six required courses:
PM 86901 Project Management Strategic Design
This course explores the principal means by which operational and strategic changes are managed in contemporary organizations for both profit and not-for-profit enterprises. The course objectives illustrate the importance of project management as to its proper role and position in strategic management.Learning Outcomes:
- Evaluate the importance in learning and understanding the history of project management.
- Determine the kinds of projects to undertake and important questions to ask to estimate project importance.
- Illustrate how the various parameters of project management interact and the importance of “synergistic thinking.”
- Determine what types of information and project audit you would provide the board of directors.
- Explain the differences and importance of both strategic management and strategic planning.
- Explain what a PSM is and determine the necessary steps.
- Explain how you determine and address the impact of strategic and environmental issues, plus, assess the relevance of these issues.
- Determine why you would use project portfolio management and how to allocate organizational resources.
- Determine differences between the continuous improvement model and stage project management maturity model.
- Explain the importance of organizational design and matrix organizational forms, plus, the advantages and disadvantages of each form.
- Explain project planning and various modern planning practices used.
- Explain EVMS as to its side benefits, changes to be expected, and its ability to track costs and schedule data.
- Explain how you would determine your leadership style and research for improving your strengths and identifying your weaknesses.
- Differentiate between the various leadership roles in an organization, plus, how effectively interact with stakeholders.
- Determine what constitutes active listening and what management can do to improve communications in the organization.
- Determine what constructs make a quality project team from a self-directed and self-managed team perspective.
- Distinguish how to use projects to develop continuous improvement within your organization.
- Judge the importance of organizational culture for both your company and project success.
- Formulate alternative teams and determine how to gain acceptance by the organization of these new paradigmatic approaches in project management.
- Introduce self and explain course expectations.
- Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
- Assess information efficiently and effectively.
- Evaluate information critically and competently.