Chapter Events

The San Diego Chapter holds regularly scheduled events. These events offer the opportunity for members and guests to learn about the latest in project management, share and exchange information, network, find job opportunities, and enjoy some refreshments.

Project Management Essentials (SELF-PACED)

July 20, 2020
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Online - (Self - Paced)

Project Management Essentials - (3 units)

Registrations are through the UCSD website using the following link

--  Project Management Essentials – (3 units)

Summer 2020 Project Management courses are eligible for a 20% tuition discount exclusively for PMI San Diego chapter members.

To request your PMI-SD member discount code, please complete request form.

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At UC San Diego Extension, we understand that professionals have a number of reasons for studying, so we have designed course offerings to meet as many of your needs as possible. The courses listed below may be taken individually or as part of Extension’s Professional Certificate in Project Management. Extension’s Project Management program courses provide a practical, hands-on approach to understanding the industry. Traditional in-class, online, and intensive courses are offered throughout the year to meet the needs of our diverse students. If you are interested in completing the full certificate, there are five required courses plus approximately two elective courses. We invite you to join our community of learning professionals.

For details on courses, visit


AGENDA: SELF-PACED from 7/20/2020 - 8/29/2020

Grow Your Project Management Knowledge and Skills

Effective project management skills are important to professionals in any industry. Learn how to define, plan and execute a project whether your goal is simple or complex. Gain the tools and knowledge for delivering projects on time and on budget, while meeting performance specifications. Explore the basic components of project management and the project life cycle: determining the correct project through strategic portfolio analysis; creating a successful charter; assembling and managing a team; analyzing and controlling risk; monitoring project milestones; and closing out the project. Get the hands-on skills you need to help you successfully complete your next project management assignment.

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

  • Understand project, program, and portfolio management and their importance to enterprise success
  • Describe the various approaches for selecting projects, programs, and portfolios
  • Explain the main tasks involved in and outputs of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing projects
  • Demonstrate knowledge of project management terms and techniques
  • Apply project management concepts by working on a team project as project manager or active team member
  • Understand PMBOK Process Groups, Knowledge Areas, Processes, and Outputs
  • Demonstrate good oral presentation skills
  • Appreciate the importance of good project management by sharing lessons learned and using knowledge and skills developed in this class in other settings




Instructor - Mark Rushton, MS, PMP, ACP, CSP, CSM, CSPO: Mark D. Rushton has over 20 years experience in software development as an engineer, engineering manager, team lead and project manager spanning from 10 person startups to multinational corporations. He combines a high level of technical acumen and engineering experience with the broad range of skills needed for modern project management. Mark currently holds many of the major certifications in agile and project management including Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), ICAgile Certified Professional - Agile Coaching (ICA-ACC) and Six Sigma Green Belt.  


Education/Professional Development Units (PDU): 27 educational hours / PDUs

Drop Deadline: You can drop most courses at any time before the final class meeting (by 11:59 p.m. on the day before the scheduled end date for online courses) or before final grades are posted, whichever comes first.

Refund Deadline: 7/27/2020 - If you drop a course after the refund deadline, even if you enrolled after that date, you will not receive a refund.