UCLA Extension

Adapt and Win! How to Manage Change Successfully

Course No. D6, Period 4

Effective leaders understand that project management is more art than science. Knowing how closely to follow the PMBOK and when to use an adaptive approach is germane to mastering the art of project management. Expand your project management toolkit by learning to tailor your approach to the needs of your project and stakeholders.

In this course, you’ll learn:

  • Tips for tailoring the PMBOK to your work environment
  • What’s driving the demand for adaptive approaches
  • When to consider an adaptive approach
  • When to insist on a predictive approach
  • How to assess your team’s readiness for either approach
  • Emerging adaptive practices across various industries
  • How the project manager’s role may evolve to accommodate adaptive workflows

Jerry Reed, PMP, MCPReed_Jerry

Project Manager, AT&T Wireless, Cerritos, California

With over 20 years of project management experience, Jerry Reed has led capital-intensive projects across the defense, public utility and telecommunication industries. Mr. Reed manages data center projects for AT&T. During his career with AT&T, he has pioneered build standards which are still in use today. He has delivered leadership seminars for project professionals at PMI® and AT&T.

Mr. Reed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign. He has earned several distinctions within the Project Management field including the PMP® designation, a Master’s Certification in Project Management, a Technology Specialist certification from Microsoft® and the Six Sigma Green Belt.

Mr. Reed has had great success in the effective management of complex projects. His teaching approach is to mesh real workplace dynamics with theories and tools to cultivate skills that leaders can immediately apply in the field. He encourages an interactive classroom environment and emphasizes that leadership theory is only as good as its applicability to the work place.

Mr. Reed has developed three courses within the UCLA Extension Project Management Certification Program and serves on the Project Management Advisory Board.