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 Planning and Scheduling (Self-Paced)

July 13, 2020 12:00 PM to September 12, 2020 9:00 PM

Online - (Self - Paced)

Project Planning and Scheduling - (3 units)

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Project Planning and Scheduling - (3 units)

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

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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.

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AGENDA: SELF-PACED from 7/13/2020 - 9/12/2020

Take a deep dive into planning and scheduling principles. Acquire knowledge and techniques necessary to initiate, plan, estimate, and schedule your next project successfully.

You will learn how to:

  • Skillfully develop product scope (requirements) and understand its importance as the foundation for a successful project
  • Create a project charter, scope statement, schedule, and cost baseline
  • Develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and WBS dictionary; network diagrams; critical paths; and communication agreements
  • Identify project risks, analyze their effects on the project and determine how to respond to them as part of the planning process
  • Discover how current applications of earned value management concepts can be used to control schedule and cost against the project’s original baseline values
  • Apply scheduling tools to manage and analyze project schedules
  • Understand the importance of the critical path in the determination of the project’s completion

Work within project teams to experience the planning process while generating associated planning documents. Other topics include project software, team contracts and interpersonal skills.



Instructor - Neil Sahota, MBA, PGMP, PMP, PMI-ACP: Neil Sahota is a project executive for IBM Global Business Services. He manages complex programs involving global teams for Global Fortune 500 clients. Sahota has lead teams in strategy and change, business process management, new product development, system integration, regulatory compliance and IT development. His programs have covered multiple industries including healthcare, life sciences, supply chain, travel and transportation, energy and utilities, automotive, telecommunications and government. Sahota received an MBA from UC Irvine, a program management certification and is a certified project management professional. In addition, he is a PMI certified practitioner and is versed in CSP and CSM.  

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: 7/20/2020 - If you drop a course after the refund deadline, even if you enrolled after that date, you will not receive a refund.