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Project Management Program

Project Manager Today. Project Management Professional Tomorrow.

Available for corporate groups and NOW available for individual employees. Visit our Cohort-Based Learning for Project Managers page.

Project Management Institute Authorized Training Partner Our Project Management Program covers A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide, 7th edition), which serves as the fundamental knowledge base for project management. The UCI DCE program has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

The project management skillset will help students:

  • Learn how to apply the concepts in real-world project management
  • Establish a road map to create a connection between projects and organizational strategy
  • Get products and services to market faster by integrating project components: cost, schedule, risk, quality, and leadership
  • Master the necessary skills to effectively manage projects and teams to become a better asset to the organization

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Project Management Overview

This course explains the elements essential to starting a project, including eliciting requirements, developing a project charter, selecting, and building the project team, and facilitating project kick off. Students will practice these skills and examine how the choice of project methodology impacts the work to be done. 16 hours of instruction, totaling 1.5 units.

  • Module 1 – Introduction to Project Management
  • Module 2 – Project Management Roles and Responsibilities
  • Module 3 – Traditional/Waterfall and Agile Methodology
  • Module 4 – Tailoring

Project Initiation

Have a project in mind for your organization? This course provides the information you need to get started on the right foot. Before any project work can begin, it is important to do a bit of background research. Some critical elements to establish at the beginning of any project include creating a business case to justify the project for your organization, identifying your stakeholders and a plan to manage them, coming up with the project requirements that must be accounted for, and setting up a project team with the characteristics needed to support and complete this specific project.

  • Module 1 – Establishing the Business Need
  • Module 2 – Project Scope and Stakeholders
  • Module 3 – Eliciting Requirements
  • Module 4 – Building the Project Team

Project Planning and Risk

This course covers key components of project planning and documentation. Students will learn about the project management plan, Work Breakdown Structures for waterfall, agile, and hybrid methods, and subsidiary management plans. The subsidiary plans will include scope and risk management strategies. Students will create all these components based upon a project of their choice.

  • Module 1 – Project Planning
  • Module 2 – Work Breakdown Structures
  • Module 3 – The Work Breakdown Structure Dictionary and Scope Management
  • Module 4 – Risk Management Through the Project Lifecycle

Project Schedule and Cost

To meet stakeholder requirements and successfully complete a project, project managers need to be mindful of both schedule and cost. In this course, students will learn how to estimate a timeline and develop integrated schedules and milestones, calculate the critical path, calculate approximate cost, and establish a project budget, and track project performance and value delivery for benefit realization. 16 hours of instruction, totaling 1.5 units.

  • Module 1 – Estimating a Timeline and Developing Integrated Schedules and Milestones (Include Sprints and Program Increments)
  • Module 2 – Calculating the Critical Path
  • Module 3 – Estimating Costs and Establishing a Project Budget (Traditional vs. SCRUM)
  • Module 4 – Project Performance and Value Delivery

Project Stakeholders and Change Management

Projects involve multiple stakeholders and can require change management to see them through to successful completion. This course teaches participants how to identify and assess stakeholders, determine the impact of change, manage resistance, and engage their organization in change and communicate that change to others. 16 hours of instruction, totaling 1.5 units.

  • Module 1 – Creating a Stakeholder Register
  • Module 2 – Assessing the Impact of Change
  • Module 3 – Communicating Change
  • Module 4 – Managing Resistance and Engaging the Organization in Change

Project Procurement

Projects can require procurement of goods or services from parties outside your organization. This course educates students about the various types of contracts and associated risks that exist, the lifecycle of a typical contract, how to select vendors, and how to perform and make changes to a contract to ensure project success. 16 hours of instruction, totaling 1.5 units.

  • Module 1 – Contract Types and Associated Contract Risks
  • Module 2 – The Contract Lifecycle
  • Module 3 – Vendor Selection for Project Success
  • Module 4 – Contract Performance and Change Process

Agile Project Management

Agile project management is an iterative project methodology that works well for specific types of projects. This course teaches students what Agile methodology is and focuses on components of this methodology; developing and prioritizing the product backlog, prioritizing work through SCRUM and Kanban, and using range estimating and burn down charts. 20 hours of instruction, totaling 2.0 units.

  • Module 1 – Agile Overview
  • Module 2 – Developing and Prioritizing the Product Backlog
  • Module 3 – SCRUM and Kanban (Various Methods for Prioritizing Work)
  • Module 4 – Range Estimating and Burn Down Charts

Leadership and Communication

The bulk of the work of a project manager is leading and communicating with the project team and its stakeholders. In this course, students will learn verbal and written communication skills, conflict management and problem solving, virtual team management, team empowerment, and motivation skills to serve as effective project leaders. 20 hours of instruction, totaling 2.0 units.

  • Module 1 – Verbal and Written Communication
  • Module 2 – Conflict Management and Problem Solving
  • Module 3 – Principles of Empowering and Motivating Project Teams
  • Module 4 – Managing Virtual Teams

Customized Training

UCI’s Division of Continuing Education has been training working professionals since 1962. We have perfected the customized creation and delivery of relevant, practical, and targeted programs that yield measurable results—enterprise wide. And we understand that staff development is at the core of your business.

We will work collectively with you to develop programs that are unique to your corporate initiatives—all with the intention to help your peers and staff rise to their highest potential.

Our custom-tailored programs will your meet budget, format, and schedule flexibility requirements.

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