Course Description

This course is 21 learning hours over six days.

This  fundamental course is an accessible, hands-on journey through a project from initiation to closing, with a special emphasis on initiation and planning. Course participants work in project teams to practice PM tools while they experience the realistic challenges that are encountered on projects.

This course offers two case studies so there is something for everyone. Real-life stories from a variety of industries are used to illustrate key concepts and best practices, and the instructor encourages course participants to share their experiences. This ensures the discussions are realistic and relevant. The course is fun, fast-paced, interactive, and adapted as required based on the needs of each audience.

Course Outline

Introduction and PM Context

  • Portfolios, programs, projects
  • Project life cycles
  • Project priorities
  • Project success

Initiating the Project

  • Stakeholders and requirements
  • Project Charter

Initiating the Project (cont’d)

  • Project team
  • Organizational structures

Planning the Project

  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Project change control
  • Communications planning
  • Estimating
  • Project risk management

Planning the Project (cont.)

  • Precedence Diagram
  • Project schedule
  • Project Execution
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Scope management
  • Conflict management, leadership, and motivation
  • Schedule, cost control, project reporting

Project Closure

  • Closing & lessons learned
  • Wrap-up

What You Will Learn

  • Terminology and processes of modern project management
  • How to plan and manage a project with special emphasis on initiating and planning
  • Practical skills that can be applied immediately to increase the level of success on projects
  • Important PM skills that are necessary in today’s environment

Recommended For

  • Participants on a project team of any size, especially those who have not yet been exposed to the tools, techniques, and terminology of formal project management
  • People who are responsible for managing smaller to medium-size projects
  • Those who work in any industry who have an interest in learning about project management

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Project Management Essentials
Friday, Monday, Wednesday
9:00AM to 10:15AM
Oct 08, 2021 to Oct 25, 2021
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
  • Online Campus
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee + HST non-credit $1,395.00
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