Project management standards are used around the world in all industries and in all disciplines, and project managers are in demand. The ACP Applied Project Management will help you improve your knowledge and skills in project management and prepare you for the next step in your professional development. This program is aligned with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), and prepares students to plan, schedule, and implement complex projects. In addition, the program prepares students to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification exam.
- Apply fundamental project management principles, theories, and practices, including the basic concepts described in the most current version of the Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
- Use project management tools and techniques that are effective in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing a project
- Identify characteristics of high performance teams and ways to manage stakeholder expectations
- Select appropriate techniques to communicate effectively with team members and other stakeholders
- Benefit from a Charter Global Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute and satisfy the education requirement for PMP® certification
- Gain a competitive edge in the global job market with an internship in a U.S. company
Who Should Attend
The Certificate Program in Applied Project Management is designed for professionals who wish to advance their skills to become project managers or pursue career opportunities in the area of project management.
To earn a certificate at UCI Division of Continuing Education, students must complete all required courses with a grade of “C” or better.
One’s most valuable personal asset is an ability to communicate effectively. To convey ideas and persuade an audience that a product or service is best suited to their needs, it is essential that one be able to speak articulately, in a well-organized, thoughtful, and impressive manner. In addition to a client-based audience, professionals must also be skilled in expressing their ideas and opinions to co-workers, employers and professional peers.
The key elements at the Front End of the Project (FEOTP) determine the project’s overall and final success. Learn to define and accomplish the scope, create effective communication plans, and understand the needs of the stakeholders — among the most critical aspects of project management.
Increasing efficiency with limited available resources is critical in today’s fast-track business environment. Gain an understanding of fundamentals of project planning with the use of scheduling software and a simulation project (Project Plan) that will allow you to establish project requirements, objectives, and goals.
Tackle the challenge of project planning. Learn to estimate time and cost, plan for project risk, create a schedule and budget using both traditional and Agile methods and define procurement needs and quality metrics. We practice the five P’s: Project Planning Prevents Poor Performance.
The majority of resources are utilized during a project’s implementation stage. Good planning can help you cope with changes and unexpected issues. Examine techniques to effectively report status, control a project, survey Earned Value Management techniques and manage issues that arise during projects.
Today, many companies in all industries and verticals have workers dispersed around the globe, which creates project management challenges. Learn how to manage and lead a culturally and geographically diverse team.
Students will apply project planning concepts to a simulated project, create a resource plan for multiple projects, build a master schedule for multiple projects and deal with
project issues under typical business constraints.
As an optional last course and for an additional fee of $2,400, you have the opportunity to apply academic theory and gain practical experience in a variety of businesses and industries for up to three months. A research project provides additional training. Also included in the internship is the Résumé Writing and Interviewing Skills workshop.
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