A required course in the Certificate Program in Project Management.
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.
Prerequisite: To register for this course, you must be currently enrolled in, or have successfully completed MGMT X472.75 Project Launch.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.
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.