Springboard PMP®: Transitioning to a Project Management Professional

Center for Technology and Management Education

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  • 4 days
  • online

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Who should attend

This course is designed for individuals who have on-the-job project management experience regardless of whether their formal job role is project manager, who are not certified professionals, and who might or might not have received formal project management training. Example roles include:

  • Project professionals aspiring for certification as a PMP® Project Management Professional
  • Transitioning managers and emerging leaders taking on new project-based responsibilities
  • junior associates, consultants, and analysts in project engagements
  • Project teams and individual contributors
  • Technologists, IT, and security professionals
  • Engineering and technical professionals
  • "Accidental" project managers

About the course

Caltech's new Springboard PMP helps you build your project management knowledge foundation and prepares you for the PMI's Project Manager Professional (PMP) certification exam.

Seminar Overview

If you are taking the Springboard seminar, you probably have some professional exposure to the duties of a project manager, or you may be considering embarking on a career in professional project management. Your ability as a project manager to demonstrate best practices in project management—both on the job and through professional certification—is becoming the standard to compete in today’s fast-paced and highly technical workplace. In this course, you will apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to successfully manage projects.

What can a PMP credential do for you?

Project managers who have proven skills and experience can find exciting, high-visibility opportunities in a wide range of fields. This course is specifically designed to provide you with the proven, practical body of project management knowledge and skills that you need to demonstrate project management mastery on the job. Additionally, this course can be a significant part of your preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam. The skills and knowledge you gain in this course will help you avoid making costly mistakes and increase your competitive edge in the project management profession.

The Caltech Experience

Ideal for busy professionals in technology-driven environments, Springboard PMP is the choice for when relevance and practicality matters. Caltech is a Premier Authorized Training Partner for PMI so that you can be assured access to a high-quality learning experience with ready-to-apply methods and tools.

In addition, through Caltech's live instructor-based sessions, you will have an opportunity to engage in rich class discussion, grow a personal network of peers, and engage in a vibrant community for project managers and engineers alike.

Being a part of the Springboard PMP Seminar gets you access to exclusive test-prep content from Caltech, and our PMI-experienced instructors can make you a more effective and efficient test taker. Our test strategies, tips, and tricks allay anxiety and help you apply logic and critical thinking to ascertain correct answers. We'll help you be able to identify distinctive PMI-isms you need to be able to spot and attack confidently. We will help you stay laser-focused and mission-ready.

Learning Objectives

Springboard PMP is a 35-hour seminar that enables candidates to develop professionally, increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management, and seek career advancement by moving into a formal project manager job role, as well as to apply for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.

Presented in an accelerated four-week format, you’ll attend live-online, and engage with PMI-authorized Caltech Instructors and your peers in interactive discussions while learning from PMI-authored content.

  • Session 1—Creating a High-Performing Team
  • Session 2—Starting the Project
  • Session 3—Doing the Project
  • Session 4—Keeping the Team on Track


Nathaniel Crews

Nathaniel Crews, MBA, PMP, has over 35 year of experience as an application developer, systems integrator, project manager, program manager, PMO director, scrum master and agile coach. He has managed over 30 projects, ranging from small projects to enterprise programs in aerospace, automotive, fi...

Jerry Brown

Jerry L. Brown, PMP, MPM, E.J.D, has project management expertise specializing in financial management, risk management, project selection, scheduling, and project management professional certification preparation. He is principal of Project Methods, Inc. His clients include Applied Biosystems, T...

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