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Project Initiation

A required course in the Certificate Program in Project Management.

Course closed to new registrations: Call ( 949 ) 824-5414 for more information or sign up below to be notified when this course becomes available.×

Course Description

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’s 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.

Prerequisite: Completion of Project Management Overview is required to begin this course. The Overview course will establish the project that will be used for the duration of the program.

This course has two required resources:

  1. The Standard for Project Management, PMBOK® Guide, 7th Edition
  2. PMIstandards+ Subscription: Each subscriber to PMIstandards+ will receive a complimentary 60-day trial. After the trial period, there will be a monthly fee of $8.00

These resources can be obtained in two ways:

  1. PMI Membership: By becoming a PMI member, you'll gain access to Standards+ and a digital version of the PMBOK® Guide, 7th Edition.
  2. PMIstandards+ Subscription (available through PMI)

This course uses live sessions via Zoom.   A device with audio and visual will be needed to participate.  The student guide provides additional resources/information on how to use and access your courses Zoom sessions. Please note these sessions will be recorded and posted in the course for all students to access.

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  • Details
  • $625
  • October 23, 2023 to November 19, 2023
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00387
  • ID/Units: MGMT X402.3  (1.50)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: FALL 2023


Karen Nguyen, M.S., PMP, CSM has extensive experience in practicing and teaching project management framework, principles, and theories. Her passion is to deliver value and equip students with a distinctive blend of program management along with leadership skills for real-world experience and application. Karen is a recipient of the UCI Division of Continuing Education Alumni of the Year award, SoCal Most Powerful & Influential Woman of Diversity, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society for academic excellence. To help inspire others to achieve their success, Karen also does motivational speaking for organizations and charity events across the U.S.

Textbook Information

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

Electronic book, please see course description and/or enrollment confirmation for additional information.

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START10/23/2023Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
OL-LEC10/25/2023Wednesday5:30 PM6:15 PMZoom---
OL-LEC11/01/2023Wednesday5:30 PM6:15 PMZoom---
OL-LEC11/08/2023Wednesday5:30 PM6:15 PMZoom---
OL-LEC11/15/2023Wednesday5:30 PM6:15 PMZoom---
END11/19/2023Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---