Advanced Topics in Project Management

Due to recent decisions by Lehigh University related to the COVID-19 Crisis, we will be postponing the onsite delivery of all of our programs for the fall of 2020.  If you are interested in a custom, online version of the content below for your organization, please contact Alison McGrath Peirce, Executive Director, at

This two-day program is designed for current and new project managers. This program is available as part of our Executive Certificate in Project Management. It can also be applied as a non-domain option in the Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership or our Executive Certificate in Supply Chain Management programs.

Program Overview:

Project management is fundamental to business success—but understanding the fundamentals will only get you so far. As the process continues to evolve, new tools and methods allow managers to more accurately plan and execute on projects, with a dramatic increase in their success rates. 

Advanced Topics Project Management will help you recognize and address today’s most critical project management challenges, taking a deep dive into the latest insights and practices with an emphasis on hands-on learning. As you increase your knowledge of critical areas such as risk, cost, change management, and agile methodology, you will also learn how to apply these concepts and methods. You will leave empowered to greatly improve project management results, adding significant value to your organization.

*This program is accredited by the Project Management Institute and counts toward the education requirement for Project Management Professionals (PMPs) and aspiring PMPs. 

Impact & Benefits:

  • Create a formal detailed Scope Statement and a Risk Management Plan to improve project success
  • Apply Agile Project Management methodology, tools, and techniques to appropriate projects
  • Engage in a scenario planning simulation to develop a risk contingency plan
  • Learn to use Affinity Diagrams and Mind Maps
  • Apply Earned Value Management, the most effective and efficient tool for measuring and reporting costs
  • Manage resources and costs more effectively

Who Should Attend?

Existing and new project managers who want to learn the latest best practices and significantly improve their success rates. 


John Juzbasich, D.Ed.(c), MLD, PMP, partner at Merit Career Development. John has been managing projects and teaching project management for over a decade. His business experience includes a successful career at IBM and a variety of high technology firms. 


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