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Project Practicum with Multiple Projects

A required course in the Certificate Program in Project Management.

Course Description

Managing multiple projects presents different and additional challenges when compared with the management of a single project. This advanced hands-on course builds on the project managers’ previously acquired knowledge and skills in the areas of scope, time, cost, risk, human resources, leadership, and teambuilding through a combination of videos, discussions, and team-based learning exercises. This capstone course lets you put into practice the project process groups and knowledge areas that are outlined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide (PMBOK® Guide) and expands it to those required to management multiple projects. These skills include delivering appropriate and timely communications and advanced effectively management skills to oversee: multiple stakeholders; task prioritization; and efficient resource allocation. We explore scheduling techniques to balance resource utilization with project risks and desired responsiveness that lead to a schedule that ensures optimal stakeholder satisfaction. The basics of Portfolio Management, Program Management, and Scrum of Scrum Agile project management techniques are also covered.

REQUIRED PREREQUISITE: Successful completion or expected successful completion of MGMT X472.77 Project Execution.

Students will be required to complete assignments in Canvas prior to the first meeting. The course site will be available 7 days prior to the first face to face meeting. Instructions for logging in will be provided in enrollment confirmation.

The UC Office of the President issued an updated UC Vaccine Policy (the “Policy”) covering COVID-19 and flu vaccine requirements. This Policy requires all DCE students, staff, and instructors, with few exceptions, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before physically accessing the university’s locations and programs. The Policy also requires individuals to receive a COVID-19 bivalent booster or to opt out of receiving the booster. Compliance is required no later than two weeks before your earliest on-campus course start date. Advance registration is strongly recommended to allow time for documentation to be reviewed. Please visit https://ce.uci.edu/resources/health/ for more details.

  • Details
  • $840
  • August 09, 2023 to September 13, 2023
  • Delivery Mode: UC Irvine Campus
  • Reg#: 00263
  • ID/Units: MGMT X472.79  (3.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: Summer 2023


Megan Williams, MBA, PMP is an IS Program Manager for Providence St. Joseph Health supporting all IS projects for three different regions across multiple states. Megan has extensive experience managing large scale projects pertaining to complex mergers and acquisitions, strategy, conversion of various electronic medical records, and innovation/technology. She is passionate about new product development and all things project management regardless of the execution of strategy. Additionally, Megan has expertise in setting up project management offices, a strong understanding of the project governance process, and how to lead virtual teams. Megan’s energy and contagious enthusiasm make her an effective instructor. She brings practical teachings into the classroom so students can apply the knowledge learned immediately. Megan holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and a Project Management Professional (PMP). Outside the classroom, Megan coaches and mentors project managers, serves as an advisory board member for Concordia University’s Master of Health Administration (MHA) program, and an advisory board member for a wellness startup company.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

Required Textbook(s):

Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme, Hybrid
Book - ISBN: 9781119562801
Wysocki, 8 ed, Wiley

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START08/02/2023Wednesday------Online (Access Begins)---
Lecture08/09/2023Wednesday6:30 PM9:30 PMRoom To Be Announced---
Lecture08/16/2023Wednesday6:30 PM9:30 PMRoom To Be Announced---
Lecture08/23/2023Wednesday6:30 PM9:30 PMRoom To Be Announced---
Lecture08/30/2023Wednesday6:30 PM9:30 PMRoom To Be Announced---
Lecture09/06/2023Wednesday6:30 PM9:30 PMRoom To Be Announced---
Lecture09/13/2023Wednesday6:30 PM9:30 PMRoom To Be Announced---