In this comprehensive course, you will learn the fundamentals of project management: how to initiate, plan, and execute a project that meets objectives and satisfies stakeholders.
Aligned with the Project Management Institute (PMI®) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013, this course provides a step-by-step guide to planning and executing a project. Working through case studies with real-world scenarios, you will interact with fellow students to learn and apply the methodologies and good practices of formal project management.
You will discover the approaches and techniques that make project managers successful, covering topics such as:
- Analyzing stakeholders
- Defining expectations
- Defining project deliverables
- Analyzing scope
- Developing schedules
- Mitigating risk
- Contingency planning
- Establishing and applying effective change controls
- Performance reporting
- Communicating status to project stakeholders
During class, project management theory will be interspersed with practical, hands-on workshops. Seventy percent of class time is dedicated to experience-based skills development. In the remaining class time, you will learn about methodologies and put practical skills into context.
Students pursuing a university-recognized and/or accredited certificate in Canada or continuing education units in the US must attend at least 90% of class time, participate in class exercises and section-knowledge checks, and score at least 72% on an end-of-class, multiple-choice assessment.