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Stanford Arches

Educating leaders for a changing world. If you want to see where a company is headed, check its bottom line — where it puts its resources. You will find that in the company's project portfolio, not its strategic plan. Since 1999, the Stanford Advanced Project Management program has stressed the importance of aligning strategy and execution, educating more than 5000 project, program, and portfolio managers worldwide how to:

  • develop projects that are attuned to the greater organizational context
  • target and prioritize projects that implement strategic initiatives
  • lead organizational changes to position companies for global success

The Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD) connects working professionals worldwide to the research and teaching of Stanford University faculty in the School of Engineering and related academic departments. Qualified individuals may study for master of science degrees on a part-time basis, pursue graduate and professional certificates, take individual graduate and professional courses, participate in workshops, view free online seminars and more. Courses are delivered online, on the Stanford campus in the heart of Silicon Valley, and at the work site.

IPS Learning enables organizations to build their capabilities in project, program, and portfolio management with a full range of education and consulting solutions including courses, custom workshops, project office and portfolio management services, capability assessments, mentoring and other support services.