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Spring 2009 | Registration begins November 17
SF State Professional Development Certificate
2009 Project ManageMent
thurs., Jan. 15, 5-6 Pm
faculty and staff.
Program staff will discuss our
curriculum, certificate, and
as well as the logistics of
Faculty and graduates will be on
hand to discuss their careers,
and how to enter and advance
Why Project Management Training?
in the industry.
Whether a large corporation, small organization, or somewhere in between,
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effective project management involves coordinating a wide diversity of
events.cfm people and tasks. Managers and supervisors, self-directed work groups,
project and team leaders need professional project management training
in order to stay competitive.
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potential contacts whether you are
seeking employment or seeking the
For more information please contact: ideal candidate for your team.
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Please contact Dylan Romero at
or Dylan Romero, Program Coordinator, (415) 817-4232, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Project management is defined as the discipline of organizing and managing resources in a way that of your email whether you would
allows the project to be completed within a defined scope, quality, time and cost constraints. Project like us to Post a Job, or, be added to
Managers are consistently in high demand in a growing number of industries and the Project Manage- our Email Job List.
ment Institute has established the project management body of knowledge as a standard across all
industries. Whether a large corporation, small organization, or somewhere in-between, effective project If you wish to be added to our email list,
management involves coordinating a wide diversity of people and tasks. Managers and supervisors, please include a digital resumé.
self-directed work groups, project and team leaders need professional project management training
in order to stay competitive.
PmI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) about the Classes
SF State Extended Learning is an approved Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) of project manage- Project Planning & Management Overview and
ment training by the Project Management Institute (PMI). CEL has agreed to abide by PMI established Microsoft Project Foundation are the two prereq-
quality assurance criteria and select project management courses apply toward professional develop- uisites for all other classes. Please be sure to bring
ment units (PDU) for the Project Management Institute (PMI provider# 2625). Our classes set you up a flash drive to the Microsoft Project class if you
for success in your current job, prepare you for future opportunities and help you get ready to sit for want to save your work.
the PMP Exam. Register early. Note: Some classes leading to completion of
Please feel free to visit the Project Management Web site, www.cel.sfsu.edu/project/, to read more the Project Management certificate are offered
about this exciting addition to SF State Extended Learning. evenings, others on weekends, depending on
subject matter and availability of faculty. Students
the Curriculum enrolling in the program should ensure they have
the scheduling flexibility to attend either nights
RequiRed CouRses eleCtive CouRses or weekends depending on courses offered each
(Complete all courses - 14.4 CEU) (Take a minimum of 3.6 CEU) semester.
• Project Planning & Management Overview • Advanced Microsoft Project Workshop
• Presentation and Facilitation Skills for Program Requirements
• Microsoft Project Foundation
Project Managers A certificate will be awarded upon successful
• Project Management for completion of a minimum of 180 hours of instruc-
• Project Estimating, Measures, and Control tion (18 CEU). Applications for certificates are due,
• Project Communications Management along with a $50 non-refundable fee and your
• Virtual Management:
Managing International Teams unofficial SF State transcripts after all of your
• Project Human Resources Management
course grades have beten submitted. Please do
• Project Risk Management • PMP Exam Preparation not apply until you have received credit for all
• Quality Management Project Management courses completed.
To request an application for your certificate,
Required texts please see the ‘Certificate’ link on the Project
Management Web site.
Course materials are generally provided in each class along with the syllabus. There are four excep-
tions. Project Planning & Management Overview requires: A Guide to the Project Management Body
of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Third Edition. It is recommended students read the first five chapters
before the first class meeting. The PMP® Exam Prep class requires: PMP® Exam Prep by Rita Mulcahy, Students enrolled in courses receive 15 hours of
Fifth Edition. The Project Risk Management class requires Identifying and Managing Project Risk: Es- free Open Lab time per hands-on class. Additional
sential Tools for Failure-Proofing Your Project, AMCOM 2003, by Tom Kendrick. The Procurement class use of the lab beyond the 15 hours is subject to
requires Project Management: Case Studies, Second Edition, Harold Kerzner. availability of computers. All of the software that
is used in the certificate program is installed in
Program objectives the Open Lab.
• Understand terminology, key concepts, and ideas for planning and scheduling projects open Lab Hours:
• Assess projects, manage cost, time, scope, risk, and quality of projects • Mon. - Thurs., 12–9 pm
• Gain the management skills and tools needed to successfully lead a project team • Fri., 12–5 pm
• Sat., 10 am–5 pm
• Learn and utilize the fundamentals of Microsoft Project for project scheduling and management
• Prepare for Project Management Professional Exam (see www.pmi.org for details)
Virtual Management: Managing Interna- Project Management Project Communications Management
tional Teams 1.8 CEU HYBRID PM 9804 for Regulated Industries 1.8 CEU 1.8 CEU Lecture/demonstration PM 9810
Lecture/demonstration + open lab PM 9807 Prerequisite: Project Planning and Management
Prerequisite: Project Communications Human Prerequisite: Project Planning and Management Overview.
Resources or Project Communications Manage- Overview. This course addresses each of the core competen-
ment; please enroll at least one week in advance Many industries have specific compliance and cies required for effective project communication
of the start date to be included in the online por- regulatory requirements in place to increase the management. The project management body of
tion of this class. proven system quality and controls. The reasons knowledge identifies this project communications
Learn about managing people at a distance using for these increased standards are typically to either management as a “critical process for overall
technology. Maintain effective collaboration and reduce the opportunity for fraud or to ensure safer project success, which employs the timely and
communications with team members without products for consumers. Regulated industries appropriate generation, collection, distribution,
the need for face-to-face meetings as traditionally present specific challenges when implementing storage, retrieval, and ultimate disposition of proj-
needed.Teams that can bridge the distance gap will new systems: the documentation, processing, ect information. It is the project communications
win a clear competitive advantage – traveling less verification and acceptance all need to be adjusted management process that provides the critical link
but with greater impact during each visit, backed to meet the necessary regulatory and compliance between people and the information being gener-
up with regular video conferencing, shared space requirements. The system requirements have ated. What’s more, effective project managers are
technologies, chat, e-mail, telephone conference to be understood and factored into the project also leaders that deeply understand the process of
calls and other digital tools. Acquire skills needed management of these system implementations. communication and the importance of authentic
for global sourcing. Think digital, mobile, virtual, This course will provide students an overview communication as a tool for team support, coach-
wireless and personal so that everyone can con- and information on the additional requirements ing, and team building.
nect and collaborate with everyone else. Human of systems within regulated industries, covering
resources, information technology, corporate real SOX, HIPPAA/JHACO, FDA – cGMP. The material
Project Human Resources Management
estate – all these areas need to think together about will provide details of the philosophy behind suc-
how teams of tomorrow can operate in the most cessful projects within these areas, and how the
1.8 CEU Lecture/demonstration PM 9811
efficient and human-sensitive way. regulations affect an implementation from initia- Prerequisite: Project Planning and Management
tion to closing Overview.
Effective project managers must possess strong
PMP Exam Preparation 1.8 CEU
skills in organizational planning, leadership, team
Lecture/demonstration + open lab PM 9806 Procurement 1.8 CEU
building, communication, and performance coach-
Prerequisite: Project Planning and Management Lecture/demonstration + open lab time ing and staff management. In this course students
Overview or equivalent experience. PM 9808 will learn how to use human resources to achieve
This course is designed to prepare experienced Prerequisite: Project Planning and Management project goals; the process of human resources plan-
project managers to take the Project Management Overview. ning, facilitating team building among acquired
Professional (PMP®) certification examination.This This course will cover the six processes of the project teams, skills for developing project teams,
professional designation is recognized worldwide project procurement management knowledge and managing them. Students will also develop
and is administered by the Project Management area – plan purchases and acquisitions, plan con- the skills needed to establish clear project roles
Institute (PMI). tracting, request seller response, select sellers, and responsibilities, institute rules of engagement,
The course identifies and discusses terminology contract administration, and contract closure. and exercise influence within the existing power
used in the exam, reviews key project management Process components included in A Guide to the structure using appropriate leadership styles and
principles, and prepares the participants to think in Project Management Body of Knowledge (PM- coaching. This class will explore critical tools for
PMI mode.Topics include integration management, BOK® Guide), will be analyzed and explained. managing matrix teams and virtual teams.
scope management, time management, cost man- Best practices for effective project procurement
agement, quality management, human resource management will be explored and applied to the Presentation Skills for Project Managers
management, communications management, risk current challenges faced by project managers.
1.8 CEU Lecture/demonstration PM 9812
management, procurement management, and RequiredTexts: Project Management: Case Studies,
professional responsibility. Second Edition, Harold Kerzner Prerequisite: Project Planning and Management
RequiredTexts: PMP® Exam Prep by Rita Mulcahy,
Fifth Edition. Project managers spend nearly 50% of their time
Quality Management 1.8 CEU leading meetings, presenting ideas, and coach-
Lecture/demonstration + open lab time ing individuals. The ability to effectively present
PM 9809 and facilitate project meetings with your team,
Prerequisite: Project Planning and Management stakeholders, and/or sponsors is essential. As
Overview. leaders, project managers are expected to possess
This course offers an overview of project quality many skills that motivate, inspire, communicate,
management processes including all the activities and guide teams toward success. This course is
of a project management team that determine designed to develop basic training skills, specifi-
quality policies, objectives, and responsibilities cally the tools and techniques of facilitation and
so that the project will satisfy the needs of the presentation required for project management
project’s customers and stakeholders. This class excellence!
will cover the implementation of quality manage-
ment systems through the policy, procedures, and
processes of quality planning, quality assurance,
and quality control with the study of continuous
process improvement leadership and best prac-
tices. The Quality Knowledge Area of project
management will be covered with the objective of
preparing students for the quality portion of the
PMP® certification exam.
Project Management Faculty
Dr. Jeff Dunn worked in IT since 1986 as a program- tom Kendrick (MSSE, MBA, PMP) is a project man-
mer, project lead, and has more than ten years as agement consultant for Visa. He authored Results
a project manager for such organizations as Visa, without Authority (AMACOM, 2006), Identifying
PG&E, Kaiser Permanente, and Perot Systems. He and Managing Project Risk (AMACOM, 2003),
currently is Senior Project Manager for CT Sum- and The Project Management Tool Kit (AMACOM,
mation in San Francisco. He holds respective B.A., 2004).Tom regularly conducts classes and presen-
M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Music, Geosciences tations on program, project, and risk management
and Geologic Education from Grinnell College, for conferences and universities. Tom has over
the University of Arizona, and the University of 30 years of worldwide PM experience, including
South Carolina. over 20 years with Hewlett-Packard, as well as for
DuPont, General Electric, and as an independent
Kevin Haney, PMP has over 10 years of success- consultant. Tom is an active member and officer
ful project management experience in industry, for the PMI RiskSIG and the PMI Silicon Valley
academia, and government settings. Kevin special- Chapter.
izes in projects in biotechnology and information
technology settings. His diverse roles include Veronica a. K. neal, M.A., is a diversity trainer, “While going through the program,
project management, financial analysis, busi- leadership consultant, and project communica-
tions and human resources management special-
I was able to apply my on-the-job
ness strategy, technology deployment, process
analysis, and project management instruction. ist. Mrs. Neal has 15 years experience in the field training to the PMI terminology
Kevin is a certified PMP and a certified ITIL prac- of diversity education, training and development.
titioner. He has a BS from the University of Illinois Her current doctoral studies in leadership and
at Urbana-Champaign in Biochemistry, an MS in multicultural education provide the theoretical The Executive Manager who hired me
Molecular & Cellular Biology from the University underpinnings for her work with executive di-
of Arizona, and an MBA with a specialization rectors, managers, diversity consultants, youth, at my current employer was impressed
in Management Information Systems from the women and people of color in the field of educa- that I went to the effort of learning
University of Arizona. Kevin currently works at tion, health care, and business. Professionally,
the University of California, Berkeley as project she has served as a nonprofit director, program Project Management the “formal way”.
manager for the central campus Information manager, project manager, and now manages her That’s part of the reason he extended
Services & Technology group. own consulting practice.
the job offer to me.”
Doug Hawley serves as a quality systems and Daniel Shimabuku, Ph.D., PMP. After twenty
project management consultant and educator. His years as an IT project manager for nonprofits,
SF State Extended Learning Project
customers are private, government and non-profit outsourcing, banking, healthcare, distribution/fleet Management Student, Spring 2008
organizations like Emerson Electric Company, management, and manufacturing, Dr. Shimabuku
U.S. Navy, Governor’s Office of California, and the received his certification in project management in
Preventive Medicine Research Institute founded by 2004. He is currently the principal consultant for
Dr. Dean Ornish. He is a 2007 Honored Instructor CAITER Consulting and an associate consultant
in the University of California extension system for Advoco, Inc. His academic credentials include
and has taught quality leadership at the Petroleum a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los
Institute in Harbin, China. He studied quality under Angeles, an MBA degree from the University of
Dr. W. Edward Deming until he died in 1993. He Southern California in Management of Information
was a Distinguished Naval Graduate, Commander Systems, and a BA degree from the University of
in the Naval Reserve and Navy Top Gun having California, Los Angeles.
flown the aircraft carrier based A-4, A-7 and F-18.
He has an MBA from Cornell University, Ithaca, Steve Brindle is a co-founder and partner at Ad-
N.Y. and a BS in Mechanical Engineering. voco, an international consulting company based
in San Francisco where he brings value to clients
through a combination of project management
capabilities, communication skills and technical
expertise. Steve’s qualifications include a Ph.D.
in Mathematics from UCSD; a first class honors
B.A. in Mathematics from Oxford University, UK;
and Project Management Professional. Awards
include the Fulbright Scholarship; UC Regent’s
Scholarship; and ATV College Scholarship.