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Get the Project Management Skills You Need in Four Days

 

This intensive course will examine the basics of putting together a well-defined, planned, and executed project. Students will learn how to define, plan and execute a project whether the goal is simple or complex; gain the tools and knowledge for delivering projects on time and on budget, while meeting performance specifications; explore the basic components of project management and the project life cycle. This course will also help students determine the correct project through strategic portfolio analysis; create a successful charter; assemble and manage a team; analyze and control risk; monitor project milestones; and close out the project.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define the characteristics of a project and be able to contrast it with a business process
  • Understand the challenges of balancing project constraints (i.e., time, cost, scope, quality, and risk)
  • Distinguish the differences between projects, programs, and portfolios
  • Recognize and describe the PMBOK® project management five process groups (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing) and ten knowledge areas
  • Articulate the roles and skill sets of the effective project manager practitioner
  • Specify the ethical responsibilities of the professional project manager
  • Identify those organizations, including the Project Management Institute (PMI), that offer certification programs for project managers and the process for obtaining such certifications
  • Develop awareness of factors that impact projects, including leadership, the organization, team dynamics, and power
  • Work with basic project management documents, such as the project charter, the work breakdown structure (WBS), the project management plan, and the lessons learned report

Format



 

The Project Management Boot Camp is offered as a four-day in-person course. We offer a one week or four Saturday option to help meet the needs of working professionals.

  • One-Week Schedule: Class meetings run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. starting on a Wednesday and finishing the same week on Saturday.
  • Four-Saturday Schedule: Class meetings run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. over four Saturdays.

Other Credits: 35 hours of continuing education credit

Note: This course is aligned with the Project Management Body of Knowledge 6th edition and will provide 35 education hours, the amount necessary to be eligible to sit for the PMP certification exam. The intention of this course is to provide a thorough understanding of the project management tools, techniques, and knowledge of how to best apply best practice techniques. This course will certainly provide a solid review of the PMBOK guide, but is not exam prep course. For more on the PMP or CAPM exams, please go to pmi.org and review the Project Management Institute's Project Managment Professional Handbook.

This course satisfies the prerequisite requirement for Project Planning and Scheduling (BUSA-40715) and Project Cost and Risk Management (BUSA-40926).

For questions about this course, please contact ProjectManagement@ucsd.edu.

Course Number: BUSA-40950
Credit: 3.50 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Project ManagementSupply Management

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