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UCI Division of Continuing Education Offers New Tactical Project Management Course

Accelerated Curriculum Format Allows For Completion of Course in Just Three Days

IRVINE, Calif. – February 4, 2016 – The highly competitive nature of today’s market requires that businesses’ execute flawlessly on commitments made to their customers. One way to ensure first-rate execution of those commitments is through the application of project management methods and practices. To help project managers achieve this goal, the University of California, Irvine Extension is offering Tactical Project Management, an accelerated project management course from March 17 - 19. This three-day, on-campus course focuses on key strategies and techniques to be utilized in the workplace to guarantee maximum success.

“In today’s business environment, if you aren’t ahead of the curve, you are behind it,” says Stephane Muller, UC Irvine Extension director of Business Programs. “This intensive course is specifically designed to deliver maximum impact without a significant time commitment, giving students the opportunity to understand and deliver tactical execution of project strategy in an accelerated format.”

Offered for project management professionals at any experience level, the course suits those who need to effectively lead project strategy, while simultaneously focusing on project execution. Students will gain in-depth practical knowledge of how to translate the project plan into project success through tactical execution. Some of the topics covered in the course include: Value of Projects, Traditional Project Management, Project Complexity, Tactical Project Management, and Project Success.

Course instructor, Tim Covington, M.S., PMP®, has been a project engineer for The Boeing Company for more than 28 years, leading numerous projects in manufacturing, production, and engineering. He is currently a project lead in the "core engineering" organization for Boeing Defense Space & Security. Covington is an industry professional with achievements including Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification, a member of the Project Management Institute - Orange County Chapter (PMI-OC) and recipient of a Master‘s of Science degree in Project Management.

This course is offered for three days, Thursday to Saturday March 17 – 19, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Students must have completed an introductory course, such as Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices from UCI Extension. For more information about the course, or to register, please visit the Tactical Project Management Course.

About UCI Division of Continuing Education

The University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education (DCE) provides lifelong learning opportunities to thousands of students worldwide each year – fulfilling the school’s 60-year curriculum platform to connect degree programs to the world of work and achievement after graduation. The Division offers a broad range of certificate programs, specialized studies, and sequential courses to local, regional and global markets through online, on-campus and on-site delivery. A leader in the open education movement, the Division offers free Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and content through the UCI Open initiative. For more information about UCI Division of Continuing Education, visit

About the University of California, Irvine

Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation, and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 36,000 students and offers 222 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit