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Project Planning

A required course in the Certificate Program in Project Management.

Course Description

Successful projects do not just happen. They are planned. Understanding what success for a specific project means is part of the plan. Take the opportunity to understand how you will measure success. Does your project require assistance or materials from the outside? If it does, will you know what type of contract will support your success? When you understand these basics and you know how to identify the risks you face and how all of this information shapes your estimates, then you are ready to consider committing to a schedule and a budget. This course will take you through critical project planning basics so that when it is time for your schedule and budget, you are well informed. Once you have some planning basics under your belt, we will draw upon your knowledge to logically map out what will happen and when it will happen. You will begin thinking about your project schedule, estimate how long the work will take, arrange the project work in the required sequence and develop an understanding of what it is meant when someone refers to the critical path. This course will complete the project schedule, and consider who will perform the work and what they need to perform the work. This course will also discuss how to approach planning your project using Agile. This course will utilize the project artifacts previously accomplished in Project Launch course.

REQUIRED PREREQUISITE: Successful completion or expected successful completion of MGMT X472.75 Project Launch.

  • Details
  • $840
  • August 07, 2023 to September 17, 2023
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00260
  • ID/Units: MGMT X472.76  (3.00)
    ( Section 2 )
  • Quarter: Summer 2023


Laszlo Retfalvi, P.Eng., PMP, PMI-RMP is Principal of Retfalvi and Associates. Laszlo is past Vice-President of the Program and Risk Management Office (PRMO) at Allen Vanguard Corporation. Previously, Laszlo was with General Dynamics, the Irving Group of Companies and SED Systems. Focused on accountability, leadership, and business success, Laszlo is also a recipient of the 2013 UCI Division of Continuing Education Distinguished Instructor Award.

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
START08/07/2023Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END09/17/2023Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---