UC Irvine Extension To Offer New Project Stakeholder Management Course For Fall Quarter

Curriculum Includes New PMBOK 5 Standards; Readies Students for PMP Certification Test

Sep 05, 2013, 12:47 ET from UC Irvine Extension

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For fall quarter 2013, University of California, Irvine Extension offers its newest project management course within the Certificate Program in Project Management. The curriculum for "Project Stakeholder Management" reflects the global standards of the Project Management Institute's, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – 5th Edition. The course will provide participants with insight on how to manage stakeholder expectations and offer tips and techniques that will help projects run more efficiently. This online course will run from Oct. 21 through Nov. 24. 

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"By updating our project management courses to reflect the new standards outlined in the PMBOK® Guide – Fifth Edition, UC Irvine Extension courses and programs are offering participants the latest tools and knowledge necessary to be fully prepared for not only the PMP certification exam, but to also improve work performance and become savvy project managers," said Melanie Mitchell, director of management, marketing and business programs at UC Irvine Extension.

Course instructor Nathaniel Crews, PMP, EMTM, MBA, CSM, is an accomplished, results-oriented IT Executive, who will guide students through an overview of stakeholder management and the appropriate skills necessary to become successful in this role. Crews has more than 30 years of proven expertise in technology solution planning and implementation, as well as product design and systems development, and has effectively lead hundreds of complex projects that address business needs for domestic and international clients.

To learn more about the certificate program and course, or to register, visit http://unex.uci.edu/certificates/business_mgmt/project_mgmt/ or call 949-824-5414.

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SOURCE UC Irvine Extension