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Become a whiz at project management

The Learning and Development team has just released a three-course project management bundle to help you master the art of organization and planning. Try out a single class or sign up for all three!

Microsoft Project Fundamentals

Tuesday, November 5, 1–4 p.m.: Register now

Microsoft Project is today’s industry-standard tool for organizing and tracking almost any kind of project – large or small. Take our Project Fundamentals course to find out how you can simplify, consolidate and streamline your work of planning projects. Topics include:

  • Building and managing project task lists
  • Resources: assigning, managing, and handling conflicts
  • Project tracking, analysis and data exchange
  • Team communication
  • Managing multiple projects

Smartsheet for Project Managers

Three-part online course. All sessions take place from 15 p.m.
Monday, November 4 | Wednesday, November 13 | Wednesday, November 20: Register now

Designed for existing and emerging project managers — as well as anyone who is involved in projects or change management  — this course provides the knowledge you need to use Smartsheet to successfully initiate, execute, control and close projects. Topics include:

  • Creating a base project sheet
  • Working with resources
  • Finalizing a project plan
  • Tracking risk, issue and change requests
  • Work collaboration and updating your project plan
  • Reports and dashboards

Project Management: Three-part course

Taught by popular instructor Raj Kapur, president of the Center for Project Management, this three-part course will give you the tools you need to succeed. Please note that all three sessions are required for course completion.

Part 1: Initiating a Project

Thursday, October 17, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Register now

Position your projects for success from the beginning by articulating a shared understanding with your stakeholders and partners. You’ll learn to:

  • Define objectives, assumptions and constraints
  • Develop a high-level project scope and success measurements
  • Identify stakeholders and their priorities
  • Note warning signs that may hinder your success

Planning and Estimating a Project

Monday, October 21, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Register now

Learn how to build a professional-grade project plan and detailed estimate. Topics include:

  • Construct work breakdown structures and network diagrams
  • Perform critical task analysis
  • Manage the project scope
  • Discuss, develop and apply change management and communications management plans
  • Develop realistic estimates based on resources

Scheduling and Tracking a Project

Wednesday, October 23, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Register now

 Learn how to convert a project plan and estimates into a project schedule, and to track and communicate project status. Highlights include:

  • Create and optimize project schedule
  • Project management software and tools
  • Track progress, including “vital signs”
  • Monitor ongoing risk

For more information about upcoming courses at UCOP, visit the Classes and Workshops page on Link.

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