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Project Management Program

  1. 1. Free Session Professional Development Certificate Information Project Management & networking events Program wed., jan. 13, 2010 5-6 PM Network with industry professionals, faculty and staff. Program staff will discuss our curriculum, certificate, and program requirements, as well as the logistics of getting started. Faculty and graduates will be on hand to discuss their careers, and how to enter and advance in the industry. Please RSVP at SF State Downtown Campus 835 Market St., 6th Floor, (Powell St. BART/Muni) Cathy Flight, Program Director, (415) 817-4226, Dylan Romero, Program Coordinator, (415) 817-4232, Project Management Certify Your Advantage Online Training Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing and The SF State Extended Learning Project managing resources in a way that allows the project to be completed Management program is now offering within a defined scope, quality, time and cost constraints. Project online courses. Individual courses will be Managers are consistently in high demand in a growing number of offered leading up to an entire online cer- industries around the world, and the Project Management Institute tificate. Please check (PMI) has established the Project Management Body Of Knowledge projectmanagement for information and (PMBOK® Guide) as a standard across all industries. Our program updates. at SF State Extended Learning follows the standards set by PMI. Whether a large corporation, small organization, or somewhere in- between, effective project management involves coordinating a wide diversity of people and tasks. Managers and supervisors, self-directed work groups, project and team leaders need professional project man- Advoco Scholarship: agement training in order to stay competitive. Our classes set you up Expect Success for success in your current job, prepare you for future opportunities, and, help you get ready to sit for the PMP Exam. The current first time pass rate of our students for the PMP Exam is over 90%. We are excited to continue our partnership with Advoco Inc., a leading Project Management PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) Consulting group based in San Francisco and SF State Extended Learning is an approved Regis- London. Advoco, twice a year, offers a scholar- tered Education Provider of project management ship to students seeking to develop themselves training by the Project Management Institute. SF State Extended through the Project Management Program. Learning has agreed to abide by PMI established quality assurance For complete information and to apply for the criteria. Select project management courses apply toward profes- sional development units (PDU) for the Project Management Institute scholarship, please download an application (PMI provider# 2625). form at and send it to Register Early! Students may take classes individually or complete a full certificate. No application process to begin taking classes. The deadline to apply for the Spring 2010 scholarship is January 15, 2010.
  2. 2. About the Classes Job Resources Project Planning & Management Overview and Scheduling Fundamentals are the two prereq- uisites for all other classes. Please be sure to bring a flash drive to the Scheduling Funda- Be sure to get on our email lists for potential contacts, whether you are seeking mentals classes if you want to save your work. employment or seeking the ideal candidate for your team. Note: Some classes leading to completion of Please contact Dylan Romero at to post job openings in your the Project Management certificate are offered company or to be added to our email job list. Please indicate in the Subject Line of evenings, others on weekends, depending your email whether you would like us to Post a Job, or, be added to our Email Job List. on subject matter and availability of faculty. If you wish to be added to the email list, please include a digital résumé. Students enrolling in the program should ensure they have the scheduling flexibility to attend either nights or weekends depending on courses offered each semester. Required Texts The Curriculum Course materials are generally provided in Required Courses each class along with the syllabus. There are, (Complete all courses - 14.4 CEU) however some additional required texts. • Project Planning & Management Overview Project Planning & Management Overview • Scheduling Fundamentals requires A Guide to the Project Management • Procurement Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fourth Edition. It is recommended students read the • Project Estimating, Measures, and Control first five chapters before the first class meeting. • Project Communications Management The PMP® Exam Prep class requires PMP® • Project Human Resources Management Exam Prep by Rita Mulcahy, Sixth Edition. • Project Risk Management The Project Risk Management class requires • Quality Management Identifying and Managing Project Risk: Essential Tools for Failure-Proofing Your Project, Elective Courses AMACOM 2003, by Tom Kendrick. (Take a minimum of 3.6 CEU) The Procurement class requires Project • Microsoft Project Workshop Management: Case Studies, Second Edition, • Presentation Skills for Project Managers Harold Kerzner. • Project Management for Regulated Industries The Quality Management class requires Managing Project Quality by Kloppenborg & • Virtual Management: Managing International Teams Petrick, ©2002. • PMP Exam Preparation Presentation Skills requires The Project Meeting Facilitator, by Tammy Adams, Janet Means and Michael Spivey; and, Successful Presentation Project Management Institute’s PMP Credential Skills (3rd Edition) by Andrew Bradbury. The Project Communications Management class The Project Management Professional (PMP) is obtained by gaining a certification in project requires Effective Communication for Project management through the completion of PMI-certified solid project management working experience Managers, by Ralph Kliem; and, Project Com- and examination. PMP training and examination material comes from a Guide to the Project munications Management Study Guide, by Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), the Fourth Edition. Most exam questions relate Frank Payne. to PMI’s project quality standards, which are documented in the PMBOK® Guide. SF State’s Project Management courses fulfull PMI’s 35 hours education requirement to be a candidate for the exam. The Project Human Resource Management class requires Human Resource Skills for Project For a complete list of work and education requirements to become a candidate for Manager: The Human Aspect of Project Man- the PMP Exam, please visit agement, Volume 2 by Vijay K. Verma; and, Project Human Resource Management Study Program objectives Guide by Frank Payne. • Understand terminology, key concepts, and ideas for planning and scheduling projects Certificate of Completion • Assess projects, manage cost, time, scope, risk, and quality of projects A certificate of completiton will be awarded • Gain the management skills and tools needed to successfully lead a project team upon successful completion of a minimum of • Learn and utilize the fundamentals of Microsoft Project for project scheduling and management 180 hours of instruction (18 CEU). Applica- • Prepare for Project Management Program (PMP) Exam (see for details)
  3. 3. tions for certificates are due, along with a $50 Instructor: Doug Hawley Required Texts: Project Management: Case non-refundable fee and your unofficial SF State Schedule number 25345 PM 9801 Section a 01 Studies, Third Edition, Harold Kerzner transcripts after all of your course grades have • Sat., Jan. 30-Feb. 13, 10 am-5 pm Instructor: Daniel M. Shimabuku been submitted. Please do not apply until you • SF State DTC, 835 Market, 6th Floor • $425 Schedule number 25352 PM 9808 Section Z 01 have received credit for all Project Management • Wed., Apr. 14-May 19, 6:30-9:30 pm courses completed. Instructor: Doug Hawley • SF State DTC, 835 Market, 6th Floor • $425 To request an application for your certificate, Schedule number 25346 PM 9801 Section Z 02 please see the ‘Certificate’ link on the Project • Sat., May 8-22, 10 am-5 pm Management website. • SF State DTC, 835 Market, 6th Floor Project Estimating, Measures, • $425 and Control (1.8 CEU) Lab Time Platform: PC Students enrolled in courses receive 15 hours Scheduling Fundamentals Prerequisite: Project Planning and Manage- of free Open Lab time per hands-on class. (1.8 CEU) ment Overview. This course examines various Additional use of the lab beyond the 15 hours measures of project performance to keep a Platform: PC is subject to availability of computers. All of the project on course. Students will gain insight into software that is used in the certificate program Prerequisite: Experience with XP Operating best practices in estimating schedules, costs, system. Through lectures and lab exercises, is installed in the Open Lab. and resource requirements. Using these data, a students will learn the principles of “dynamic” number of techniques have been developed that project-management scheduling using the Mi- help measure project status, and have proven crosoft Project 2007 tool. The Foundation class Open Lab Hours: highly successful in assisting project manag- is a weekly series of workshops that familiarizes ers to better measure where their projects • Mon. - Thurs., 12–9 pm participants with the essentials of project sched- stand. Participants will examine various ways • Fri., 12–5 pm ule construction: task analysis and organizing that managers can make changes to ongoing a work-breakdown structure, work vs. duration • Sat., 10 am–5 pm projects improving performance without being estimation, dependency analysis, and resource disruptive. We will explore how managers use assignment. Schedule optimization is introduced a variety of techniques aimed at early problem via the techniques of constraint minimization, identification, predicting its impact, and how to sanity checking, critical-path analysis, fast- Enroll Early tracking, and crashing—all in the context of the take corrective actions to ensure the success of your project. project Life-Cycle model with baselining as a To ensure you will receive course ma- touchstone of project scope management. Instructor: Kevin Haney terials at the first class meeting, please Note: Please bring a flash drive to all classes Schedule number 25347 PM 9802 Section Z 01 enroll at least three weeks before the including the first class meeting to save your • Sat., Mar. 20-Apr. 10, 10 am-5 pm class begins. Students enrolling on the (no class Apr. 3) work. first day of class will be subject to late • SF State DTC, 835 Market, 6th Floor registration fees. Instructor: Oliver Gildersleeve • $425 Schedule number 25343 PM 9800 Section a 01 Please see ter/spring2010/ for more detail. • Sat., Feb. 20-Mar. 6, 10 am-5 pm Project Communications • SF State DTC, 835 Market, 6th Floor • $495 Management (1.8 CEU) Lecture/demonstration Instructor: Oliver Gildersleeve Prerequisite: Project Planning and Management Schedule number 25344 PM 9800 Section Z 02 Overview. This course addresses each of the Project Planning and • Sat., May 8-22, 10 am-5 pm core competencies required for effective project Management Overview • SF State DTC, 835 Market, 6th Floor communication management. The project (1.8 CEU) • $495 management body of knowledge identifies this project communications management as a “criti- Lecture/demonstration + open lab Procurement Management cal process for overall project success, which The role of an effective project leader is a employs the timely and appropriate generation, demanding one that requires a clear under- (1.8 CEU) collection, distribution, storage, retrieval, and standing of the five project processes: initiating, Lecture/demonstration + open lab time ultimate disposition of project information.” planning, executing, controlling and closing. Prerequisite: Project Planning and Manage- It is the project communications management Using the Project Management Institute’s guide- ment Overview. This course will cover the six process that provides the critical link between lines, learn about the nine management skill processes of the project procurement manage- people and the information being generated. areas of scope, time, cost, human resources, ment knowledge area – plan purchases and What’s more, effective project managers communication, quality, risk, procurement and acquisitions, plan contracting, request seller are also leaders that deeply understand the integration. This course is a prerequisite for all response, select sellers, contract administra- process of communication and the importance required courses in the Project Management tion, and contract closure. Process components of authentic communication as a tool for team Certificate Program. included in A Guide to the Project Management support, coaching, and team building. Required Text: A Guide to the Project Manage- Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), will be Instructor: Veronica Neal ment Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), analyzed and explained. Best practices for ef- fective project procurement management will be Schedule number 25354 PM 9810 Section a 01 Fourth Edition (Please note: It is recommended explored and applied to the current challenges • Sat., Feb. 27-Mar. 13, 10 am-5 pm students read the first four chapters before the • SF State DTC, 835 Market, 6th Floor first class meeting.) faced by project managers. • $425
  4. 4. Project Human Resources Quality Management Presentation Skills for Management (1.8 CEU) (1.8 CEU) Project Managers Lecture/demonstration Lecture/demonstration + open lab time (1.8 CEU) Prerequisite: Project Planning and Management Prerequisite: Project Planning and Management Lecture/demonstration Overview. Effective project managers must Overview. This course offers an overview of Prerequisite: Project Planning and Management possess strong skills in organizational planning, project quality management processes includ- Overview. Project managers spend nearly 50% leadership, team building, communication, and ing all the activities of a project management of their time leading meetings, presenting ideas, performance coaching and staff management. team that determine quality policies, objectives, and coaching individuals. The ability to ef- In this course students will learn how to use and responsibilities so that the project will fectively present and facilitate project meetings human resources to achieve project goals; the satisfy the needs of the project’s customers and with your team, stakeholders, and/or sponsors process of human resources planning, facilitat- stakeholders. This class will cover the implemen- is essential. As leaders, project managers are ing team building among acquired project tation of quality management systems through expected to possess many skills that motivate, teams, skills for developing project teams, and the policy, procedures, and processes of quality inspire, communicate, and guide teams toward managing them. Students will also develop the planning, quality assurance, and quality control success. This course is designed to develop skills needed to establish clear project roles and with the study of continuous process improve- basic training skills, specifically the tools and responsibilities, institute rules of engagement, ment leadership and best practices. The Quality techniques of facilitation and presentation and exercise influence within the existing power Knowledge Area of project management will required for project management excellence! structure using appropriate leadership styles be covered with the objective of preparing and coaching. This class will explore critical students for the quality portion of the PMP® Instructor: Veronica Neal tools for managing matrix teams and virtual certification exam. Schedule number 25356 PM 9812 Section Z 01 teams. • Fri., Mar. 19 & 26, 5:30-9:30 pm & Instructor: Doug Hawley Sat., Mar. 20 & 27, 10 am-5 pm Instructor: Veronica Neal Schedule number 25353 PM 9809 Section a 01 • SF State DTC, 835 Market, 6th Floor Schedule number 25355 PM 9811 Section Z 01 • Sat., Feb. 27-Mar. 13, 10 am-5 pm • $425 • Sat., Apr. 17-May 1, 10 am-5 pm • SF State DTC, 835 Market, 6th Floor • $425 • SF State DTC, 835 Market, 6th Floor • $425 Project Management for Regulated Industries Microsoft Project Workshop (1.8 CEU) Project Risk Management (1.8CEU) (1.8 CEU) (1.8 CEU) Lecture/demonstration + open lab time Platform: PC Lecture/demonstration + open lab Prerequisite: Project Planning and Management Prerequisite: Scheduling Fundamentals or per- Overview. Many industries have specific com- Prerequisite: Project Planning and Management mission of instructor. The principles of project pliance and regulatory requirements in place to Overview. Compared with project work done scheduling using the Microsoft Project tool are increase the proven system quality and controls. in the past, all projects today are risky. Projects reviewed via the “Seven Step” method through The reasons for increased standards are typi- are more time constrained, they pose greater carefully structured exercises and personalized cally to either reduce the opportunity for fraud technical challenges, and they rarely have ade- instruction in a three-day workshop. Topic focus or to ensure safer products for consumers. quate resources. Techniques to deal with project includes tool and calendar configuration, task- Regulated industries present specific chal- risk exist, and when you apply them, they will type utilization, resource pooling and leveling, lenges when implementing new systems: the help you recognize and manage potential prob- schedule maintenance, contingency manage- documentation, processing, verification and lems. The course will focus on practical methods ment, management reporting, and troubleshoot- acceptance all need to be adjusted to meet the for completing difficult projects. Throughout the ing methods. This course will be of most value necessary regulatory and compliance require- course, examples will show how to apply these to participants who use or plan to use Microsoft ments. System requirements must be understood ideas to your projects. Project on a regular basis at their place of busi- and factored into the management of these Required Text: Identifying and Managing Proj- ness or home. implementations. ect Risk, First Edition, published by AMACOM Note: Please bring a flash drive to all classes This course provides information on addi- Div. American Mgmt Assn, 2003. including the first class meeting to save your tional requirements of systems within regulated work. industries, covering SOX, HIPPAA/JHACO, FDA Instructor: Tom Kendrick Schedule number 25348 PM 9803 Section Z 01 Instructor: Oliver Gildersleeve – cGMP. The class details the philosophy behind • Tues., Feb. 16-Mar. 23, 6:30-9:30 pm Schedule number 25357 PM 9815 Section Z 01 successful projects within these areas, and how • SF State DTC, 835 Market, 6th Floor • Sat., Apr. 17-May 1, 10 am-5 pm regulations affect an implementation from initia- • $425 • SF State DTC, 835 Market, 6th Floor tion to closing. • $495 Instructor: Steve Brindle Schedule number 25351 PM 9807 Section Z 01 • Wed., Feb. 17-Mar. 24, 6:30-9:30 pm • SF State DTC, 835 Market, 6th Floor “One of the best learning experiences I have had. This was an excellent experience. • $425 Above my expectations. Doug Hawley is engaging, encouraging, very effective instructor and I left the class much wiser and grateful.” — James H., Project Management Program
  5. 5. Virtual Management: PMP Exam Preparation Managing International Teams (1.8 CEU) (1.8 CEU) Lecture/demonstration + open lab Hybrid Prerequisite: Project Planning and Management “The Project Management Program Prerequisite: Project Communications Human Overview or equivalent experience. This course played a key role in getting a job, Resources or Project Communications Man- is designed to prepare experienced project managers to take the Project Management as it taught me the formal PMI agement; please enroll at least one week in advance of the start date to be included in the Professional (PMP®) certification examination. methodology. While going through the online portion of this class. Learn about manag- This professional designation is recognized program, I was able to apply the PMI ing people at a distance using technology. worldwide and is administered by the Project terminology and process to my on-the Maintain effective collaboration and communi- Management Institute (PMI). cations with team members without traditional job training. The Executive Manager The course identifies and discusses terminology face-to-face meetings. Teams bridging the dis- used in the exam, reviews key project manage- who hired me at my current employer tance gap will win clear competitive advantage ment principles, and prepares the participants was impressed that I made the effort – less travel, greater impact, backed up with to think in PMI mode. Topics include integration of learning Project Management the video conferencing, shared space technologies, management, scope management, time man- chat, e-mail, conference calls and other digital formal way. That’s part of the reason agement, cost management, quality manage- tools. Acquire skills needed for global sourcing. ment, human resource management, com- he extended the job offer to me.” Think digital, mobile, virtual, wireless and munications management, risk management, personal to connect and collaborate. Human procurement management, and professional resources, information technology, corporate — Student, responsibility. real estate – all need to think together about Project Management Program how teams of tomorrow can operate in the most Required Text: PMP® Exam Prep by Rita efficient and human-sensitive way. Mulcahy, Sixth Edition. Instructor: Daniel M. Shimabuku Instructor: Kevin Haney Schedule number 25349 PM 9804 Section Z 01 Schedule number 25350 PM 9806 Section Z 01 • Wed., Mar. 3 & Apr. 7, 6:30-9:30 pm • Thurs., Apr. 15-May 20, 6:30-9:30 pm (other classes held online) • SF State DTC, 835 Market, 6th Floor • SF State DTC, 835 Market, 6th Floor • $425 • $425 Credit Partners + ✔ Your emloyees work hard. Get them the credit they deserve. University credit for the training you already do