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 9:15PM
Jan 09, 2024 to Mar 19, 2024
Web-based Instruction
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Web-based Instruction
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course fee credit (4 units) $685.00
Available for Credit
4 units
Section Notes

Steps to Enroll

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Late Registrations Notice: 

Self-enrollment will be available until 11:59 PM PT of the second business day after the 1st class session (i.e. If the first class starts on Thursday, self-enrollment is open until the following Monday at 11:59 pm).  If you wish to enroll after that time, please contact PaCE Support at help@professional.ucsb.edu

Required Textbook(s):
Students are required to purchase the textbook(s) assigned by the instructor. Textbooks can be purchased from a vendor of their choice.

Required Reading:
Procurement Project Management Success, Diana L. Lindstrom, 2014
ISBN-13: 978-1-60427-089-1
Suggested Reading:
PMBOK Guide 7th edition, Project Management Institute
ISBN-13: 978-1628256642

No refunds after 01/21/24
A minimum $40 non-refundable administrative fee per course is charged for all drops. See the full Drop Policy here.