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  1. 1. .405.7700 u | 415 w.c el.sfsu.ed r • ww St., 6 th Floo , at Powell rket 835 Ma m pus • wn Ca Downto ning nded Lear te Exte SF Sta 2009/2010 Project Management Online Program Whether a large corporation, small organization, or somewhere in between, effective project management involves coordinating a wide diversity of people and tasks. Certify Your Advantage with Managers, supervisors, Project Management Online Training self-directed work groups, SF State Extended Learning Project Management Online courses provide project and team leaders comprehensive training in project management. The professional development need professional project certificate is ideal for individuals required to manage projects in any field, no management training matter how complex the project. It is also a great starting place to prepare to sit to stay competitive. for the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) exam and earn the 35 hours of required project management education. The online certificate is designed to provide a core body of knowledge through the PMBOK Guide and information on how to effectively apply PMI’s processes in order to become a successful project manager. For more information please contact: Cathy Flight, Program Director (415) 817-4226, or Dylan Romero, Program Coordinator, (415) 817-4232, Downtown Campus | 835 Market Street, 6th Floor | Powell St. BART/Muni
  2. 2. SF State Extended Learning | Downtown Campus | 835 Market Street, 6th Floor | Powell St. BART/Muni Project Management Online Program For more information please contact: Cathy Flight, Program Director (415) 817-4226, or Dylan Romero, Program Coordinator, (415) 817-4232,, or visit Project Management Online Who Should Participate Certificate Requirements • Computer savvy students who are comfortable with online learning. A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion • Experienced project leaders who want to take their management skills to the next level. of 180 hours of online instruction (18 CEU). Applications • Project managers seeking to be an applicant for the Project Management Institute’s PMP Exam for certificates are due, along with a $50 non-refundable (Project Management Professional) certification process. fee and unofficial SF State transcripts after all course grades have been posted. Please do not apply until you • Students who prefer an online project management program due to geographical and have received credit for all Project Management Online schedule restraints. courses completed. • Anyone who wants to lead a project effectively throughout its life cycle, from initiating To access SF State Extended Learning transcripts and to successful completion. student records, please visit MySFSU Is Online Learning Right For You? Visit the Project Management Online homepage to take the assessment exam at to see if online learning is right for you. Introduction Videos All online courses have an intro video that introduces Requirements and Online Enrollment Procedures the student to each project management course. There are no formal requirements for acceptance into the Project Management Online certificate program. These videos provide an introduction to the course Classes are limited to no more than 20 participants, and registrations are accepted on a first-come, that goes beyond what is covered in the course first-served basis. description. All requirements and course objectives Please register online for Project Management Online courses. are clearly stated and any required texts or software will be listed in these videos. This is also a time when students are introduced to the faculty members and Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) have access to their respective bios. SF State Extended Learning has been approved as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI). SF State Extended Learning has agreed Please see individual course introduction videos at to abide by PMI established quality assurance criteria and select project management courses apply the Project Management website. toward professional development units (PDU) for the Project Management Institute (PMI provider #2625). Online Technology Requirements Our classes set you up for success in your current job, prepare you for future opportunities, and help you get ready for the PMP Exam all from the comfort of your own home or office. SF State Extended Learning’s Project Management Online program requires students to have access to About the Project Management Online Program specific hardware and software as listed below: • A personal computer, whether desktop or laptop Online Program Objectives is required and classes can be taken using a PC • Understand terminology, key concepts, and ideas for planning and scheduling projects. or Apple computer. • Prepare for Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam (see for details) . • Cable or similar network connection. • Assess projects, manage cost, time, scope, risk, and quality of projects. • Speakers and headphones are needed for audio aspects of classes. • Gain the management skills and tools needed to successfully lead a project team. • We recommend that student use the most current • Learn and utilize the fundamentals of Microsoft Project for dynamic project scheduling version of the Firefox browser for best and management. online accessibility. Enroll Early Online • Students are also required to have access to Please make every effort to enroll at least three weeks before each first class meeting. a word processor, spreadsheet and scheduling Students enrolling on the first day of class will be subject to late registration fees. software. See Fees & Refunds • Current versions of Flash Player, Adobe Acrobat and Java are needed for all online courses. Online Course Policies Please make sure your PC and software are updated Please see Extended Learning Information & Policies, Fees & Refunds, and Calendar & Deadlines before logging into class for the first time.
  3. 3. Project Management Online Program The Online Curriculum Online Classes Please see individual course introduction videos Please see individual course introduction videos at the Project Management website. at the Project Management website. Required Courses Scheduling Fundamentals with MS Project Project Risk Management (1.8 CEU) (Complete all online courses – 18.0 CEU) (1.8 CEU) Online PM 9700 Online PM 9703 • Scheduling with MS Project (PM 9700) Through a sequence of exercises, students will learn Compared with project work done in the past, all the principles of “dynamic” project-management projects today are risky. Projects are more time • Project Planning and Management Overview scheduling using the Microsoft Project 2007 tool. constrained, they pose greater technical challenges, (PM 9701) This nine-week online class is a weekly series exer- and they rarely have adequate resources. Techniques • Project Estimating, Measures, and Control cises that familiarizes participants with the essentials to deal with project risk exist, and when you apply (PM 9702) of project schedule construction: task analysis and them, they will help you recognize and manage • Project Risk Management (PM 9703) organizing a work-breakdown structure, work vs. potential problems. The course will focus on practical duration estimation, dependency analysis, and methods for completing difficult projects. Throughout • Virtual Management (PM 9704) resource assignment. Schedule optimization is intro- the course, examples will show how to apply these • PMP Exam Preparation (PM 9706) duced via the techniques of constraint minimization, ideas to your projects. sanity checking, critical-path analysis, fast-tracking, Required Text: Identifying and Managing Project Risk, • Procurement (PM 9708) and crashing—all in the context of the project First Edition, published by AMACOM Div. American • Quality Management (PM 9709) Life-Cycle model with baselining as a touchstone of Mgmt Assn, 2003. • Project Communications Management project scope management. (PM 9710) • Project Human Resources Management Virtual Management: Managing International Project Planning and Management Overview Teams (1.8 CEU) Online PM 9704 (PM 9711) (1.8 CEU) Online PM 9701 Prerequisite: Project Planning & Management Over- The role of an effective project leader is a demand- view and Scheduling MS Project Prerequisites ing one that requires a clear understanding of the Learn about managing people at a distance us- five project processes: initiating, planning, execut- Project Planning & Management Overview ing technology. Maintain effective collaboration ing, controlling and closing. Using the Project Man- and Scheduling Fundamentals are the two and communications with team members without agement Institute’s guidelines, learn about the nine prerequisites for all other classes. traditional face-to-face meetings. Teams bridging management skill areas of scope, time, cost, human the distance gap will win clear competitive advan- resources, communication, quality, risk, procure- tage – less travel, greater impact, backed up with Required Texts ment and integration. This course is a prerequisite video conferencing, shared space technologies, chat, for all required courses in the Project Management Course materials are provided in each class through e-mail, conference calls and other digital tools. Ac- Certificate Program. iLearn. There are some additional required texts in quire skills needed for global sourcing. Think digital, the program. Required Text: A Guide to the Project Management mobile, virtual, wireless and personal to connect and Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fourth Edition collaborate. Human resources, information technol- Project Planning & Management Overview requires ogy, corporate real estate – all need to think together A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowl- about how teams of tomorrow can operate in the edge (PMBOK® Guide), Fourth Edition. It is recom- Project Estimating, Measures, and Control most efficient and human-sensitive way. mended students read the first five chapters before (1.8 CEU) Online PM 9702 the first class meeting. This course examines various measures of project The PMP® Exam Prep class requires PMP® Exam performance to keep a project on course. Students PMP Exam Preparation (1.8 CEU) Prep by Rita Mulcahy, Sixth Edition. will gain insight into best practices in estimating Online PM 9706 The Project Risk Management class requires schedules, costs, and resource requirements. Using This course is designed to prepare experienced Identifying and Managing Project Risk: Essential these data, a number of techniques have been de- project managers to take the Project Management Tools for Failure-Proofing Your Project, AMCOM veloped that help measure project status, and have Professional (PMP®) certification examination. This 2003, by Tom Kendrick. proven highly successful in assisting project manag- professional designation is recognized worldwide ers to better measure where their projects stand. and is administered by the Project Management The Procurement class requires Project Manage- Participants will examine various ways that manag- Institute (PMI). ment: Case Studies, Second Edition, Harold Kerzner. ers can make changes to ongoing projects improv- The course identifies and discusses terminology ing performance without being disruptive. We will Online Graduation Application used in the exam, reviews key project management explore how managers use a variety of techniques Download the Graduation Application at principles, and prepares the participants to think aimed at early problem identification, predicting its in PMI mode. Topics include integration manage- impact, and how to take corrective actions to ensure ment, scope management, time management, cost You will need Acrobat Reader to view this PDF file. the success of your project. management, quality management, human resource management, communications management, risk management, procurement management, and pro- fessional responsibility. Required Texts: PMP® Exam Prep by Rita Mulcahy, Sixth Edition.
  4. 4. Project Management Online Program Procurement (1.8 CEU) Online PM 9708 Project Human Resources Management This course will cover the six processes of the (1.8 CEU) Online PM 9711 project procurement management knowledge area Prerequisite: – plan purchases and acquisitions, plan contract- Effective project managers must possess strong ing, request seller response, select sellers, contract skills in organizational planning, leadership, team administration, and contract closure. Process com- building, communication, and performance coach- ponents included in A Guide to the Project Manage- ing and staff management. In this course students ment Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), will be will learn how to use human resources to achieve analyzed and explained. Best practices for effective project goals; the process of human resources project procurement management will be explored planning, facilitating team building among acquired and applied to the current challenges faced by project teams, skills for developing project teams, project managers. and managing them. Students will also develop Required Text: Project Management: Case Studies, the skills needed to establish clear project roles Second Edition, Harold Kerzner and responsibilities, institute rules of engagement, and exercise influence within the existing power structure using appropriate leadership styles and Quality Management coaching. This class will explore critical tools for (1.8 CEU) Online PM 9709 managing matrix teams and virtual teams. This online course offers an overview of project qual- ity management processes including all the activities of a project management team that determine quality Project Management Faculty policies, objectives, and responsibilities so that the project will satisfy the needs of the project’s custom- Jeff Dunn, Ph. D., PMP, is a partner of MM Consulting, working in IT as a programmer and project lead, ers and stakeholders. Teachings of several historical and then for 15 years as a senior project manager for such organizations as Visa, PG&E, Kaiser Perma- quality masters will be covered giving the project nente, Perot Systems and CT Summation. He holds respective B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Music, manager a solid foundation in the fundamentals of Geosciences and Geologic Education from Grinnell College, the University of Arizona, and the Univer- quality thinking including: systems thinking, tools for sity of South Carolina. understanding the voice of the system, psychology and learning. Participants will explore the perquisites Kevin Haney, PMP has over 10 years of successful project management experience in industry, academia, to the implementation of quality management and and government settings. Kevin specializes in projects in biotechnology and information technology the leadership required that supports best prac- settings. His diverse roles include project management, financial analysis, business strategy, technol- tices in the application of quality thinking in project ogy deployment, process analysis, and project management instruction. Kevin is a certified PMP and management. The Quality Knowledge Area of project a certified ITIL practitioner. He has a BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Bio- management will be covered with the objective of chemistry, an M.S. in Molecular & Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona, and an MBA with preparing students for the quality portion of the a specialization in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona. Kevin currently Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® works at the University of California, Berkeley as project manager for the central campus Information Guide), Fourth Edition. Services & Technology group. Required ext: Managing Project Quality by Kloppenborg T Doug Hawley serves as a quality systems and project management consultant and educator. His custom- & Petrick, ©2002. ers are private, government and non-profit organizations like Emerson Electric Company, U.S. Navy, Governor’s Office of California, and the Preventive Medicine Research Institute founded by Dr. Dean Ornish. He is a 2007 Honored Instructor in the University of California extension system and has taught Project Communications Management quality leadership at the Petroleum Institute in Harbin, China. He studied quality under Dr. W. Edward (1.8 CEU) Online PM 9710) Deming until he died in 1993. He was a Distinguished Naval Graduate, Commander in the Naval Re- This course addresses each of the core competen- serve and Navy Top Gun having flown the aircraft carrier based A-4, A-7 and F-18. He has an MBA from cies required for effective project communication Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. management. The project management body of Veronica A. K. Neal, M.A., is a diversity trainer, leadership consultant, and project communications and knowledge identifies this project communications human resources management specialist. Mrs. Neal has 15 years experience in the field of diversity management as a “critical process for overall project education, training and development. Her current doctoral studies in leadership and multicultural edu- success, which employs the timely and appropriate cation provide the theoretical underpinnings for her work with executive directors, managers, diversity generation, collection, distribution, storage, retrieval, consultants, youth, women and people of color in the field of education, health care, and business. and ultimate disposition of project information.” It is Professionally, she has served as a nonprofit director, program manager, project manager, and now the project communications management process manages her own consulting practice. that provides the critical link between people and the Daniel Shimabuku, Ph.D., PMP. After twenty years as an IT project manager for nonprofits, outsourcing, information being generated. What’s more, effec- banking, healthcare, distribution/fleet management, and manufacturing, Dr. Shimabuku received his tive project managers are also leaders that deeply certification in project management in 2004. He is currently the principal consultant for CAITER Con- understand the process of communication and the sulting and an associate consultant for Advoco, Inc. His academic credentials include a Ph.D. from the importance of authentic communication as a tool for University of California, Los Angeles, an MBA degree from the University of Southern California in team support, coaching, and team building. Management of Information Systems, and a BA degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. SF State Extended Learning | Downtown Campus | 835 Market Street, 6th Floor | San Francisco, CA 94103-1901