Individuals looking to acquire the foundational concepts of project management. It can benefit professionals in all industries and levels of administration.
What You'll Learn
- How to manage multiple projects in an efficient and effective way.
- How to identify, analyze and manage risk during each stage of a project lifecycle.
- Techniques for keeping a project on schedule when faced with various challenges.
- Ways to build a functional and effective team.
- Leadership roles and responsibilities, and effective communication techniques.
- Ethical procedures when managing a project, and professional accountability.
What You Can Do With This Certificate
Every industry needs employees who can manage multiple projects successfully Positions are available in firms, corporations, government, Education and nonprofit organizations. They might include:
- Program Director
- Executive Assistant
“I needed a program to better my skills in Project Management, so I researched all area universities, and saw that UCR Extension offered the most job applicable courses. The material was useful and appropriate, the instructors were hands-on, and had real-life experience which helped me really understand the material.”
Engineering Administration Coordinator & Project Scheduler
General Micro Systems, Inc.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Earning the Certificate
Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:
For more information see How to Earn a Certificate
Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.
Examine project management techniques, tools and strategies.
- Team-based exercises and simulations
- Proven methodology used to manage projects from inception to implementation
- Review projects using effective monitoring and evaluation strategies
- Root cause analysis
- Project definition
- Risk management
- Control and reporting
Examine how to assess, plan, implement, manage and monitor a project's human resource, communication and leadership requirements.
- Identify and manage project staffing requirements
- Leadership roles and responsibilities
- Personnel reporting and dynamics with two or more managers/supervisors
- Teamwork and team development
- Information dissemination
- Performance reporting
- Project information storage and retrieval
- Confidentiality and ethics
- Professional accountability/responsibility
Explore basic concepts of structured project management, including scheduling, budgeting and risk management from both opportunity and threat perspectives
- Risk identification and analysis
- Activity planning and sequencing
- Schedule development
- Cost estimating
- Resource allocation
“I have led some of the coolest projects in the world, and my background in entertainment, technology, and project management has provided me with a wealth of experiences which I share to help my students solve real-world problems with effective tools and techniques. Project Management is nothing more than bringing order out of chaos, and I empower my students with the knowledge they need to find success in all areas of their lives.”
Michael P. Toothman
Project Driven LLC
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