SOURCE: University of California, Irvine Extension

University of California, Irvine Extension

February 04, 2016 11:25 ET

UC Irvine Extension Offers New Tactical Project Management Course

Accelerated Curriculum Format Allows for Completion of Course in Just Three Days

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2016) - The highly competitive nature of today's market requires that businesses' execute flawlessly on commitments made to their customers. One way to ensure first-rate execution of those commitments is through the application of project management methods and practices. To help project managers achieve this goal, the University of California, Irvine Extension is offering Tactical Project Management, an accelerated project management course from March 17 - 19. This three-day, on-campus course focuses on key strategies and techniques to be utilized in the workplace to guarantee maximum success.

"In today's business environment, if you aren't ahead of the curve, you are behind it," says Stephane Muller, UC Irvine Extension director of Business Programs. "This intensive course is specifically designed to deliver maximum impact without a significant time commitment, giving students the opportunity to understand and deliver tactical execution of project strategy in an accelerated format."

Offered for project management professionals at any experience level, the course suits those who need to effectively lead project strategy, while simultaneously focusing on project execution. Students will gain in-depth practical knowledge of how to translate the project plan into project success through tactical execution. Some of the topics covered in the course include: Value of Projects, Traditional Project Management, Project Complexity, Tactical Project Management, and Project Success.

Course instructor, Tim Covington, M.S., PMP®, has been a project engineer for The Boeing Company for more than 28 years, leading numerous projects in manufacturing, production, and engineering. He is currently a project lead in the "core engineering" organization for Boeing Defense Space & Security. Covington is an industry professional with achievements including Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification, a member of the Project Management Institute - Orange County Chapter (PMI-OC) and recipient of a Master's of Science degree in Project Management.

This course is offered for three days, Thursday to Saturday March 17 - 19, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Students must have completed an introductory course, such as Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices from UCI Extension. For more information about the course, or to register, please visit the Tactical Project Management Course.

About UC Irvine Extension: University of California, Irvine Extension is the continuing education arm of UC Irvine, serving adult students online, at the UC Irvine campus, and at employer sites nationally and worldwide. Since 1962, UC Irvine Extension has offered open enrollment learning opportunities to the Orange County community, providing open access to the resources of the university, through Certificate and Specialized Studies programs (found here) and free, open educational resources (http://ocw.uci.edu/). Connect with UC Irvine Extension on the institution's social media channels

About the University of California, Irvine: Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 28,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. Located in one of the world's safest and most economically vibrant communities, it's Orange County's second-largest employer, contributing $4.8 billion annually to the local economy.

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