Executive and Professional Development

The Project Management Course

A project is a unique undertaking that creates a desired result. It contributes to one or more organizational objectives while achieving both project and product objectives. The five project management process groups, (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing) provide a comprehensive and practical view of an entire project from beginning to end. The course provides a solid grounding in project management processes while recognizing the often neglected human side of project management. This is an ideal overview for anyone who is looking for a practical approach to managing projects. Participants love the step by step approach, and the numerous techniques and templates that are included.

Receive 21 PDUs towards your PMI® Continuing Certification Requirements.

DATES - 3 Day Seminar

January 29 - 31, 2018
May 28 - 30, 2018

$1,745 + HST
Facilitator: Kathryn Pottruff, BBA, BA, PMP, MSc or Sandra Martyn, PMP
Location: Saint Mary's at the World Trade Centre, 8th Floor, 1800 Argyle Street

*Special Pricing: Register for both The Project Management Course and Using Microsoft Project® Workshop and pay only $2,705 + HST, saving $200.


Program Content

Project Management Process Groups

  • The project life cycle
  • Phases
  • Characteristics
  • Life-cycle trends
  • Initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing phases

Project Selection, Initiation and Team Formation

  • Building a project team
  • Project selection models
  • Identifying, documenting and assigning roles, responsibilities and reporting relationships
  • Team charter development

Project Scope Planning and Work Breakdown

  • Creating a scope document
  • Definition and purpose of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Successful Task Sequencing

  • Definition of task dependency
  • Fast-tracking – overlapping phases
  • Task diagramming techniques

Critical Path Analysis

  • How do we use the critical path in managing projects?
  • Early start and late start scheduling using software
  • Crashing the schedule

Resource Planning and Budgeting

  • Identifying required skill sets
  • Negotiating for and assigning resources
  • Verifying effort and duration estimates

Project Risk and Quality Management

  • Risk and the project life cycle
  • Identification, quantification, response development and control
  • Quality concepts

Project Monitoring, Control and Evaluation

  • PM control interfaces
  • Monitoring time, cost, scope and quality
  • Manage project meetings

Leadership Skills in Action

  • Leadership vs. management
  • Motivational and communications strategies
  • Negotiation strategies

Project Close-outs

  • How to ensure projects are closed and archived properly

What You Will Learn

  • Learn essential PM terminology that will enable you to communicate effectively with your peers.
  • Understand the project life cycle
  • Break the work down into more manageable components.
  • Manage the key constraints of time, cost, and scope
  • Identify and analyze project risks
  • Perform a stakeholder scan and understand key stakeholder roles and responsibilities
  • Establish and use the proper communication channels
  • Learn what key information to collect for status and progress meetings
  • How to closeout your project, gather lessons learned and implement best practices on future projects.

Who Should Attend?

You will benefit from this seminar if you:

  • are a new manager and/or project manager
  • are undertaking unique projects
  • are head of a corporate department
  • have business planning responsibilities
  • work in systems, manufacturing and/or operations
  • are an engineering professional
  • are a technology or research manager

YorkImageThis program is delivered in partnership with Schulich Executive Education Centre at York University.