Foundations of Project Management

Foundations of Project Management is a 3-day Virtual Classroom/Online program where you will learn how to plan, execute, monitor, control and close all types of projects – on time and on budget. It is applicable to projects across all sectors.

This Virtual Classroom project management course features both live, instructor-led virtual components, as well as pre-recorded videos that will be viewed by participants at strategic points before and during the sessions. Limited homework will be required for pre-recorded video viewing and work required on participants’ own projects. This course structuring allows the facilitator to concentrate on more challenging concepts, as well as discussions, polls, breakout groups and the application of key learning concepts.

Top Reasons To Choose
This Program

  • Complete projects on time and on budget

  • Apply what you learn to projects across all sectors

  • Get a solid grounding in project management processes

  • Take home techniques and templates you can use right away

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

      C. BartelloPlanogram Analyst, LCBO

About This Program

  • Foundations of Project Management Virtual Classroom version features three days with both live instructor-led virtual components, as well as pre-recorded videos that will be viewed by participants at strategic points before and during the sessions. Limited homework will be required for pre-recorded video viewing and work required on participants’ own projects. This course structuring allows the instructor to concentrate on more challenging concepts, as well as discussions, polls, breakout groups and the application of key learning concepts.

    Course Structure

    Course Introduction – Pre-recorded
    Project Framework – Pre-recorded
    Definitions, Knowledge Areas, Process Groups – Pre-recorded
    Roles and Responsibilities – Pre-recorded
    Business Requirements/Initiation – Instructor Led
    Project Requirements – Instructor Led
    Work Requirements – Instructor Led
    Building the Schedule – Instructor Led
    Quality and Resources – Instructor Led
    Project Risk – Instructor Led
    Stakeholders/Communication – Instructor Led
    Costs – Pre-recorded
    Project Execution – Pre-recorded
    Monitoring and Controlling – Instructor Led
    Project Close-out – Instructor Led

    One follow-up 2-hour session for open discussion and review – Instructor Led (Timing and details to be confirmed in class)

    Course Objectives

    • Learn the critical components of successful project management
    • Turn theory into practical application
    • Key learning points – Applied to a select project in class (group work)
    • Key learning points – Applied to participant project (limited homework)
    • Understand the 6 critical documents
    • Share experiences

    Course Schedule – 3 days

    • Morning session 10am-12pm
    • Lunch 12-1pm
    • Afternoon session  1-3pm

    Go Deeper with our 5-day Certificate program!

    Learn how to apply these fundamental project management skills using project management software with our five-day certificate program, which combines Fundamentals of Project Management with Using Microsoft Project, an additional three-session workshop that will show you how to use the Microsoft Project application to organize and visualize your plan. Visit our 5-day certificate program web page for more information.

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Course Content Details

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Faculty

Sandra Martyn

Sandra Martyn, PMP

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Continuing Education Credits

21 PMI-PDU Technical

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