Project Management: Advanced Concepts

This advanced program covers advanced skills and strategies for effective project execution.


2015 dates TBA

Course runs from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Includes tuition, course materials, parking, breakfast and lunch.

University of California, San Diego
Rady School of Management
Center for Executive Development
Otterson Hall


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About the Program

Successful project management is critical for stable and continued success in most enterprises. Introducing new products, launching strategic change and initiating a marketing campaign are just a few examples of project-based initiatives. This program covers several advanced skills and strategies for effective project execution.


  • Project Portfolio Management: Project Evaluation and Selection
  • Project Initiation; Winning Charter Definition with SweetSpot Analysis  
  • Economic/Business Case Establishment for the Project
  • Advanced Project Scheduling Methods for Fast Tracking Projects
  • Mitigating risk
  • Managing the social dynamics of project execution
  • Leveraging project management tools for success
  • Globally Distributed Project Management
  • Designing Project Organizational Structures
  • Creative Project Leadership in a Turbulent Environment
  • Interactive/Case Exercises


This course is appropriate for anyone seeking a deeper and strategic understanding of project management, including business leaders, project managers, department heads and manufacturing/operational leaders. 


Vish Krishnan is the Sheryl and Harvey White Endowed Chair, Innovation, Technology & Operations at the Rady School of Management. Krishnan’s research is focused on technology commercialization, new product development and technology-enabled product and process innovation. He joined the Rady school as one of the founding faculty, and leads the school’s efforts in building the school’s faculty and programs.

Krishnan is also working to advance the Rady School’s signature core curriculum course, Lab to Market, that fosters new products and ventures from California’s vast scientific and intellectual property assets. Krishnan has been invited to serve in editorial positions at Management Science, M&SOM, POMS, IEEE-EM and other journals, quoted in national publications, and is the recipient of several teaching and research awards, including the Most Valuable Professor award in the executive MBA program in 2009.

After receiving his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Krishnan served as a professor and IC2 senior research fellow at the University of Texas at Austin.


*The Rady School of Management Center for Executive Development (CED) may change, postpone or cancel a class at any time.  We do not provide refunds for any fees related to travel, including but not limited to gas, bus fare, train tickets, airline tickets, etc.  Certificate requirements may also change. We will provide as much notice as possible should this occur.