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Project Planning and Risk

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

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.

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.

All courses in the Project Management Program require a PMI membership. By becoming a PMI member, you'll gain access to Standards+ and a digital version of the most recent PMBOKĀ® Guide.

This course has three required resources, all available online through a PMI membership:

  1. The Standard for Project Management, PMBOKĀ® Guide, 7th Edition
  2. Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures, 3rd Edition
  3. The Standard for Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs, and Projects

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
  • November 20, 2023 to December 17, 2023
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00388
  • ID/Units: MGMT X402.4  (1.50)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: FALL 2023


Margaret Meloni, MBA, Ph.D., PMP is a champion for students who want to be the best project managers they can be. In this capacity she teaches project management, leadership and oversees the pmStudent community. Margaret has supported project managers at organizations such as Occidental Petroleum, Northrop Grumman, Toyota Motor Credit, CalStart and arc. Her background in IT Project Management and PMO Leadership enables Margaret to understand that managing projects can be difficult. This is why her goal is to provide her community with knowledge and skills that can be applied immediately. Her wish is to see her students take on tough projects and emerge as strong and sought-after project managers. Margaret is a dynamic teacher, who uses her real-life lessons learned combined with inspiration, common sense and a dash of humor to help her students be the best project managers that they can be.

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
START11/20/2023Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
OL-LEC11/20/2023Monday7:00 PM7:45 PMZoom---
OL-LEC11/27/2023Monday7:00 PM7:45 PMZoom---
OL-LEC12/04/2023Monday7:00 PM7:45 PMZoom---
OL-LEC12/11/2023Monday7:00 PM7:45 PMZoom---
END12/17/2023Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---