Fundamentals of Successful Projects

Designed For
Professionals who want formal training in project management to pursue career opportunities in either the public or private sector
May 7 - June 24, 2018
Online | Instructor-led
$487 (+ $60 registration fee)
Seven weeks
Plan for 3-8 hours of work per week
3.0 Units | 30 Hours
30 PDUs with SHRM®
30 PDUs with PMI
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Effective project management requires careful planning and strategizing from the very beginning. However, this kind of work relies on essential project origination knowledge and skills to anticipate problems before they arise. Our Project Origination, Planning and Defining Scope course offers the training needed to plan your projects for success.

Upon completion, you will understand the entire planning process and best practices for how to originate projects for success, how to start a stakeholder register, and how to develop a project charter and assumption log.


Project Origination, Planning and Defining Scope is a part of the Project Management certificate. Take all five courses and receive a digital badge, which you can display LinkedIn and other social media platforms for potential employers to see! 


  • Effectively plan and strategize a project to deliver results.
  • Define the scope of a project in order to build out an action plan to satisfy client needs.
  • Identify and plan for major steps in the project management process.
  • Cynthia Snyder Dionisio, PMP, MBA, EVP

    Cynthia Snyder Dionisio is a professional project management consultant, instructor and author. She has written eight books on project management. She provides consulting and training services for government and private industry. Her consulting focuses on project management maturity, project management curriculum development, and positioning project management as a core competency for organizations.

    Ms. Dionisio has experience in training for the corporate, public sector and academic environment. Clients have included the Veteran’s Affairs, Hewlett Packard, Medtronic, the Central Intelligence Agency, and Southern California Edison. In an academic environment she has taught in person and on line for Oregon State University, Villanova, University of California, Irvine and University of Washington.

    Ms. Dionisio is an active volunteer with the Project Management Institute. She is the Chair for the PMBOK® Guide - Sixth Edition. Prior to that she participated on PMI’s Standards Member Advisory Group. In 2009 she was awarded the Distinguished Contribution Award for her contributions to the profession. Snyder was the Project Manager for the PMBOK® Guide – Fourth Edition. In the past she has served on the Standards Member Advisory Group and was Chair of the Chapter Leadership Development and Excellence Committee for 2003 – 2005. She was President of the PMI-Orange County Chapter for 2001 and 2002 and elected as a Fellow of the chapter in 2007. In 2002 she received the award for Outstanding Chapter President of the Year. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and earned her Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. She has also earned certifications as an Earned Value Professional (EVP) and is Certified by Microsoft on MS Project 2013