Project Management for the Workplace

Due to Shelter in Place restrictions, this class will be offered virtually via Zoom. Instructions will be forwarded prior to class.

Project Management for the WorkplaceThis 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 ten-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 be 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 (price varies from $32 to $66). If students join PMI (, the book is included in their membership fee. Student membership is $32 (full-time university students) and regular membership is $129. 

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

Dates: Monday - Thursday, TBA, 2020 (new class dates!)

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

Location: Due to Shelter in Place restrictions, this class will be offered virtually via Zoom. Instructions will be forwarded prior to class.

Fee: $275. Class No. 50499. One optional Fresno State Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is available for this class for an additional fee of $25Register online by clicking on the RED register button below.

All free seats for essential workers are filled in this class. Paid seats are still available; please use the red Register button below to enroll. 

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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