Fundamentals of Project Management

  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites

The dynam­ics of today’s busi­ness envi­ron­ment requires orga­ni­za­tions to change, grow, and rein­vent them­selves. These new direc­tions can only be achieved through the effec­tive iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and imple­men­ta­tion of projects. This sem­i­nar will pro­vide you with a fun­da­men­tal under­stand­ing of project man­age­ment the­o­ry. You will devel­op an under­stand­ing of what projects are, what con­sti­tutes a com­plete project scope, how to devel­op an over­all project sched­ule, what process­es the project will have to fol­low, and what busi­ness sys­tems will be required to ensure a suc­cess­ful out­come. A com­pre­hen­sive project man­age­ment mod­el will be pro­vid­ed. As well, this sem­i­nar will address the human ele­ments of project management.

Course at a glance
  • Recognized by CIQS, Gold Seal, and Blue Seal both as required education for accreditation and continuing professional development (post-accreditation maintenance).
  • Aimed at a wide range of construction workers, including tradesmen and journeymen, managers and supervisors, administrators, contractors, consultants, architects, and construction business owners.
  • Varied class dynamics, with learning facilitated through lectures, case study review, and extensive group work.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Perform a stakeholder analysis.
  • Understand and apply stakeholder requirements to form a scope statement.
  • Convert project requirements to objective and build a work breakdown structure.
  • Build a project schedule in the form of a Network Diagram and Gantt chart.
  • Perform a bottom-up estimate and explore various techniques for estimating.
  • Build an HR and communications plan and review organizational behaviour.
  • Use the project schedule and cost estimate to produce a baseline planed value.
  • Use earned value analysis to forecast project completion.
  • Inject change management into the project scope and mode the outcome.
  • Participate in an executive-level presentation of you project plan deliverables.
    Take note:

    • Required textbook: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, 6th edition, Project Management Institute, 2017.
    • All course assessments will be completed in class, with no post-course work assigned.
    • BYOD is recommended but not required.
    This course has no prerequisites

    Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

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