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

Classes are offered according to the schedule on the respective Certificate or Program Page. Please click on the Request Information below to be promptly notified when enrollment opens.