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 (Online)

July 14, 2020
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Virtual Meeting Online

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: Tuesdays (6 pm - 9 pm) from 7/14/2020 - 9/8/2020

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 - Pamela Baker, MBA, PMP, CSSBB: Pamela Baker has extensive experience as a leader in Fortune 500 companies including AON (formerly Hewitt Associates), Dell, Motorola and Thermo Fisher (formerly Life Technologies), and she is now a consultant to large organizations. She has held titles including director of program management, program manager and project manager/operational excellence manager, and she has worked in a broad range of industries. As part of Dell’s Professional Services Division (management consulting), she managed projects for external Fortune 500 clients. She began her career at Motorola, where she held numerous positions during her twelve-year tenure. At Motorola, she delivered major customer implementations onsite in the US, Brazil, China, Spain and Korea, where she managed teams in-person and virtually.

Ms. Baker is a skilled practitioner of both project management and Lean Six Sigma methodologies, and she has earned her PMP and the ASQ’s Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certifications. She has demonstrated success delivering $50 million projects and business process improvement initiatives with $5 million in cost savings.

Ms. Baker is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) in both the San Diego and Orange County chapters. In service to the PMI San Diego chapter, she was recently elected as vice president of communications, where she will oversee communications to over 1800 members and sponsors in the San Diego region. She was previously a member of the PMI Chicagoland chapter for 12 years, where she served on a number of committees. She is an active speaker on project management, Lean Six Sigma and operational excellence, as well as a mentor and career coach to the next generation of project managers.

Ms. Baker earned an MBA from DePaul University, with a major in international business and a bachelor's from Northwestern University in computer science engineering. She has maintained Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) since 2002, along with Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from the American Society of Quality since 2010.


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: 7/21/2020 - If you drop a course after the refund deadline, even if you enrolled after that date, you will not receive a refund.