Foundations of Project Management

Where organization meets execution.

In this highly interactive 3-day program, you’ll learn the most critical components of successful project management and discover practical processes fit for any project life cycle. Topics covered include team formation, budgeting, risk and quality management, negotiation strategies, and motivational leadership.

Foundations of Project Management

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Fees: $2,950
Length: 3 days of study
Next Session: March 20, 2023 to
March 22, 2023
  • Location:
  • Virtual Classroom
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Foundations of Project Management

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Learn the
“Pro” in Project Management

Between initiation and completion, project managers have to meet an endless number of mini milestones, leaving little time and headspace to learn on the job and improve internal processes.

Our 3-day foundational program gives busy working professionals the expert skill sets needed to ensure every project runs on budget and time. Learn different project selection models, explore budgeting and planning processes, and discover the right communication strategies to motivate your team.

Past participants of this program have found success in managerial, leadership, and analytics roles in industries related to consulting and administration.

Get Training in Marketable Skills

Risk Assessment
Negotiation Skills
Budget Management
Scenario Planning
Time Management

4 Reasons to Enroll

Amazing Education for Busy Professionals

This 3-day program is packed with hands-on knowledge that can be applied to your existing projects right away.

Stand Out from the Crowd

Prove your credentials as an expert project manager with precise tools and templates fit for any scope.

Learn from the Pros

Train with top-rated Schulich ExecEd instructors that are consistently ranked among the world’s best.

Build a Meaningful Network

Connect with and learn from peers across a wide range of sectors, industries and professions.

Who Will Benefit

Aspiring Leaders

Learn the foundations of successful project management and earn the credentials for your next leadership role.

Mid-Career Leaders

Existing leaders in project-based positions such as consulting, administration and analysis will evaluate their own techniques and learn new tools and templates for greater project success.

What Difference Will You Make?

"This was a great overview of project management. I’m confident that with the skills I’ve learned in this program my next project will be a success."

- C. Bartello Planogram Analyst, LCBO

Program Overview

  • Start with the basics of project management, including the project life cycle and how to plan, execute, control, and close the various phases.

  • Build a strong foundation for any project by building a project team, identifying and assigning roles, and developing a team charter.

  • Review the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and the process for creating a scope document.

  • Learn how to define task dependency, when to fast-track a project with overlapping phases, and how to diagram a task.

  • Understand the five project estimating techniques and what’s included in project estimation.

  • Use the critical path to better manage projects and learn the foundations of early-start and late-start scheduling using project management software.

  • Take charge of your resources by identifying key skill sets, negotiating for and assigning resources, and verifying effort levels.

  • Identify risks early in the project and develop a fitting response plan that incorporates quality management.

  • Gain the valuable skills of monitoring time, cost, scope and quality, as well as managing project meetings.

  • Champion your project management leadership skills with motivational and negotiation communication strategies.

  • Ensure every project is closed and archived properly for the long term.

  • Spring 2023 Dates Time
    Foundations of Project Management 3/20/2023 - 3/22/2023 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


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What You Get

After completing Foundations of Project Management, you'll receive an authentic digital badge from the #1 business school in Canada that employers will recognize.

As more and more companies look for candidates with specific skills, this badge on your CV will be a credible assurance of your achievements and expertise, allowing the right roles to find you faster.

Foundational Badge

Signifies that you’ve gained information and insight into new skills.

PMI Credits

21 PMI-PDU Technical

PMI, PMBOK, PMP, and PMI Registered Education Provider logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. Schulich ExecEd is a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), as designated by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Custom Programs for Organizations

Use this program as we designed it, or alter it to fit your company’s needs. Either way, we can help you improve your organization's talent pipeline. Get in touch with our custom programs team today.

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