PJMN045 Project Management Essentials


Course Description

This 4-week blended online course combines the art and science of project management with an emphasis on the science. The course enables team members to deliver projects on time, on budget and in scope. Learn about project management from "concept to cash" and from initial contemplation of a project to realizing its benefits through successful implementation.

This course provides a solid understanding of the terminology, processes and knowledge areas of project management, with a focus on planning.

Course Outline

  • 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


Learner Outcomes

  • 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 risk 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 



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
Jun 03, 2024 to Jun 30, 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: Jun 5, 2024
   Withdrawal Deadline: Jun 17, 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.
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