Project Management Essentials

Course Number: MGT X470.41


3 units

Whether you just want to explore the basics of Project Management so you can understand the principles, or see if this is an area you want to pursue, this Project Management Essentials class is for you. It's just a taste--a small bite--and that may be enough to satisfy you. But if it makes you want more, continue on and your units will apply toward a Professional Certificate in Project Management, or a Specialized Professional Program in Project Management for Business. Choose the learning style that best fits your needs:

  • 8 evening meetings at the UCR Extension Center, beginning January 9
  • 4 all-day "bootcamp" style meetings at the UCR Extension Center, beginning February 2
  • 10 evening meetings at the UCR Palm Desert Center, beginning February 7

The role of an effective project leader is a demanding one that requires a clear understanding of the essential elements of the project management framework and process groups. This course provides you with a wealth of valuable, flexible tools, techniques, and strategies you can use immediately to ensure the success of any project in any type of organization. Examine and discuss:

  • team-based exercises and simulations
  • proven methodology used to manage projects from inception to implementation
  • projects using effective monitoring and evaluation strategies
  • root cause analysis
  • project definition
  • lifecycles
  • planning
  • risk management
  • control and reporting

Learn to work within organizational and cost constraints, set goals mapped to stakeholder needs, and discover how to get the most from your project team.


Available Sections

Starting Apr 10


Starting Apr 10

Course Fees

$520 Early Bird Discount ends on Apr 4
$570 after Apr 4


Michael Toothman [ bio ]

close [x] Michael P. Toothman, PMP, Executive Director, Project Driven, LLC, has trained over 3500 project managers from over 1000 companies in 26 countries. He provides the knowledge, understanding of trends, and the fresh perspective to transform the project management process, strengthen competency, build trust, lead with agility and innovation, and improve working relationships within teams.


Tue 6:00 pm-9:30 pm
Apr 10 - May 29, 2018

8 Meetings


UCR Extension Center

[ map ]

Section Notes:



"A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)"
PMI Institute
ISBN: 978-1628251845

"An Introduction to Project Management"
Kathy Schwalbe
ISBN: 978-1505212099

Submit Feedback

Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback about the UCR Extension website. Please be sure to include all relevant information to ensure that we can follow up with your request as soon as possible.

Add Supporting Files