Project Management for the Workplace

Project ManagementThis course is intended as an introduction to project management for the person who needs the skills but does not have the time or need for PMP certification. This is not a prep course for the PMP exam, but teaches the concepts and skills for using project management in the workplace. 

Upon completion of this eight-hour course, students will be able to:

  • Identify project goals, constraints, deliverables, performance criteria, control needs, and resource requirements in consultation with stakeholders.
  • Apply appropriate approaches to plan a new project.
  • Apply appropriate methodologies to develop a project schedule.
  • Develop a suitable budget for a new project.
  • Identify important risks facing a new project.
  • Apply appropriate techniques to assess ongoing project performance.

Students will be trained in the basic principles of project management, including concepts from the initiating, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, and closing process groups. The course will also provide training and experience with project management tools and techniques, including work breakdown structures, network diagrams, risk management, earned value management, and other tools. Course materials for this class will purchased separately and students will receive details upon enrollment.

Suggested textbook: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), Sixth Edition. Available for purchase or rent on Amazon.com (price varies from $32 to $66). If students join PMI (www.pmi.org), the book is included in their membership fee. Student membership is $32 (full-time university students) and regular membership is $129. 

Completion of this eight-hour workshop may count towards the project management education required to sit for the PMP exam.

Dates: Monday - Thursday, November 5 - 8, 2018 

Time:  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location:  Fresno State Downtown Center, Room 1, Bitwise South Stadium, 700 Van Ness at Mono

Fee:  $250. Class No. 77648. Pay online at the red Register button below, or download registration form (PDF) here

Instructor: Olustee "Steve" Smith is a Safety/Training Officer for Fresno Area Transit (FAX). He is a Certified Project Management Professional with over 15 years of project management experience in energy and education. He received his Bachelor's degree from Fresno Pacific and his Master's degree from Keller Graduate School of Management.

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MS Project for Beginners

MS ProjectLearn to use project management software to develop a schedule, assign resources to tasks, track the progress, manage the budget, and analyze workloads for an ongoing project. This is NOT an introduction to project management, but teaches the concepts and skills for using project management software in the workplace.

Upon completing this class, students will be able to:
• Use subtasks, dependencies, deadlines and resources
• Report project information to stakeholders
• Set up tasks and trace their paths
• Learn critical paths
• Project costs
• Create a project schedule

The workshop also provides training and experience with project management tools and techniques, including work breakdown structures, network diagrams, and other tools.

Students must bring a laptop to class with MS Project software already installed. A 30-day trial of the software is available at https://products.office.com/en-us/project/project-online-professional. If you need assistance with software installation, you may visit the DISCOVERe Hub in the Madden Library on campus, or call the Help Desk at 278-5000.  

Dates: Monday - Thursday, April 23 - 26, 2018 

Time:  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location:  Fresno State Downtown Center, Room 1, Bitwise South Stadium, 700 Van Ness at Mono

This class has been cancelled.

Registration recommended by April 16, 2018.

Instructor: Olustee "Steve" Smith is a Safety/Training Officer for Fresno Area Transit (FAX). He is a Certified Project Management Professional with over 15 years of project management experience in energy and education. He received his Bachelor's degree from Fresno Pacific and his Master's degree from Keller Graduate School of Management.