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About Project Management

A project is a temporary endeavor to achieve a desired result, product, or change. It is distinct from ongoing efforts, such as programs. Project Management is the practice of initiative, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a project team to achieve a project goal or goals within given restraints (monetary resources, time, or scope).

Project Management is often broadly defined on UC San Diego campus, and it’s philosophies, methodologies, and techniques range from the nationally renowned standards from the Project Management Institute and their PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) Guide, to the training and expertise provided by the UCSD Rady School of Management and UCSD Extension, as well as the locally devised methods tailored to the strengths of department individuals and project needs. While Project Management models are numerous, it is this community’s goal to have Project Managers of all disciplines and experience share their knowledge within the UCSD Business Excellence Community of Practice to elevate the skill sets of all UCSD Project Managers.