Course Description

Whether one is leading a company's effort to compete for a major project, seeking support for a new project idea, or assuming responsibility for a new project, students can benefit from learning about strategies, processes, tools, and techniques that help secure commitments and successfully launch and carry out a project. This course examines all aspects of the project initiation and planning processes, as well as process interactions during the project life cycle. Course topics include:

  • Project selection methods and the project portfolio process.
  • Project initiation documents including charter, SOW, and scope statement.
  • Content and format of winning project proposals.
  • Content and format of various types of project management plans, including sub-plans for management of scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement.

UCSB PaCE Project Management courses are taught by PMP Certified Instructors and have more than 35 hours of instructional time. Thus meeting the PMI Educational Requirements to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and qualifying for currently certified individuals to earn PMP Professional Development Units (PDUs).               

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Learner Outcomes

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

  • Apply foundational project management knowledge to projects.
  • Create documents associated with initiating a project.
  • Identify and organize data to create and develop a project plan.
  • Understand influencing factors on projects and utilize tools to address them.
  • Work collaboratively in teams to achieve project milestones & deliverables.
  • Utilize public speaking skills to present on project status and outcomes.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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6:00PM to 9:00PM
Sep 28, 2022 to Dec 07, 2022
Web-based Instruction
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Web-based Instruction
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course fee credit (4 units) $620.00
Available for Credit
4 units
Section Notes
Late Registrations Notice:
Self enrollment will be available until 11:59PM PT of the day before the 2nd class session. If you are enrolling late, please contact PaCE Support as soon as possible at help@professional.ucsb.edu or 805-893-4200 to request access to the online class.

How to Access Your Online Course:


One business day after enrollment but no sooner than 2 weeks before the beginning of the course, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access your online course. You don’t need to take any action until you receive that email. Please note that you will not be able to access your online course until all the steps highlighted in that email are complete.

Required Textbook(s):
Students are required to purchase the textbook(s) below prior to the first class meeting. Textbooks can be purchased from the vendor of your choice. 
1) Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK) Sixth Ed. 2017
2) “Project Procurement: A Real World Guide to Procurement Skills” by Ajay Bhargove (2018) as published by the Project Management Institute (PMI)

No refunds after 10/18/22