PJMN045 Project Management Essentials

 
 
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Course Description

This four-week blended online course combines the art and science of project management, emphasizing the science. You will learn how to deliver projects on time, on budget, and within scope. From "concept to cash," this course guides you through the project lifecycle, from initial contemplation to realizing benefits through successful implementation.

You will gain a solid understanding of project management terminology, processes, and knowledge areas, with a focus on planning.

Course Outline

In this course, you will cover the following topics:

  • Basic concepts of a project and project management
  • Common project management terminology
  • Project life cycles and frameworks
  • Project phases and processes
  • Review of the 10 knowledge areas of project management with a focus on:
    • Work breakdown structure
    • Project activity dependencies
    • Project team leadership
    • Team building
    • Team dynamics
    • Team dysfunction
    • Team and individual problem solving
    • Conflict resolution, influence, and persuasion
    • Through practical exercises and real-world examples, you will develop the skills to manage projects effectively and lead project teams to success.

Learner Outcomes

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

  • Establish a project framework to complete the project
  • Develop a project charter
  • Develop a team charter
  • Develop a project plan
  • Conduct a project review
  • Conduct a team review
  • Identify project risks and mitigation strategies
  • Develop strategies for successful project plan execution
  • Monitor, assess, and implement changes to the project and the team
  • Develop strategies for maintaining motivation
  • Formally close a project
  • Effectively lead and/or participate within a team environment

Notes

Required Textbook:

Verzuh, Eric. 2021. Fast Forward MBA in Project Management. 6th ed. Wiley and Sons, Jersey, USA.

Please note this textbook is also used for the Advanced Project Management course. 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Project Management Essentials
Type
Online
Dates
Sep 16, 2024 to Oct 13, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $795.00
Instructors/Guest Speakers
  • Slav Grygierowski
Section Notes
Course Drop or Withdrawal
A course drop or withdrawal can be requested by students through the Student Portal. Deadline dates for each noted below:
   Drop Deadline: Sep 18, 2024
   Withdrawal Deadline: Sep 30, 2024
 
Course Transfer
Students wishing to transfer sections or courses should contact PCS directly for support.

All drops, withdrawals and transfers are subject to the applicable Refund Policy.
Section Title
Project Management Essentials
Type
Online
Dates
Nov 04, 2024 to Dec 01, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $795.00
Instructors/Guest Speakers
Section Notes
Course Drop or Withdrawal
A course drop or withdrawal can be requested by students through the Student Portal. Deadline dates for each noted below:
   Drop Deadline: Nov 06, 2024
   Withdrawal Deadline: Nov 18, 2024
 
Course Transfer
Students wishing to transfer sections or courses should contact PCS directly for support.

All drops, withdrawals and transfers are subject to the applicable Refund Policy.
Section Title
Project Management Essentials
Type
Online
Dates
Jan 20, 2025 to Feb 16, 2025
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $795.00
Instructors/Guest Speakers
  • Slav Grygierowski
Section Notes
Course Drop or Withdrawal
A course drop or withdrawal can be requested by students through the Student Portal. Deadline dates for each noted below:
   Drop Deadline: Jan 22, 2025
   Withdrawal Deadline: Feb 03, 2025
 
Course Transfer
Students wishing to transfer sections or courses should contact PCS directly for support.

All drops, withdrawals and transfers are subject to the applicable Refund Policy.
Section Title
Project Management Essentials
Type
Online
Dates
Apr 14, 2025 to May 04, 2025
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $795.00
Instructors/Guest Speakers
  • Slav Grygierowski
Section Notes
Course Drop or Withdrawal
A course drop or withdrawal can be requested by students through the Student Portal. Deadline dates for each noted below:
   Drop Deadline: Apr 16, 2025
   Withdrawal Deadline: Apr 24, 2025
 
Course Transfer
Students wishing to transfer sections or courses should contact PCS directly for support.

All drops, withdrawals and transfers are subject to the applicable Refund Policy.
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