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Project Initiation

A required course in the Certificate Program in Project Management.

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.

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 PMBOK® Guide, both of which are required for this course.

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.

  • Details
  • $625
  • April 29, 2024 to May 26, 2024
  • Delivery Mode: Remote
  • Reg#: 00030
  • ID/Units: MGMT X402.3  (1.50)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: SPRING 2024


Tim retired from The Boeing Company in 2020 after 32 years of service. During his career at The Boeing Company, he led projects in manufacturing, production and engineering. Tim is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and a member of the Project Management Institute - Orange County Chapter (PMI-OC). Tim has taught Project Management at UCI for the past 15 years and holds a Master of Science degree in Project Management.

Textbook Information

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

No textbook information is available for this course.

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START04/29/2024Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
OL-LEC05/01/2024Wednesday6:30 PM7:15 PMZoom---
OL-LEC05/08/2024Wednesday6:30 PM7:15 PMZoom---
OL-LEC05/15/2024Wednesday6:30 PM7:15 PMZoom---
OL-LEC05/22/2024Wednesday6:30 PM7:15 PMZoom---
END05/26/2024Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---