PJMN046 Foundations of Project Management


Course Description

This course introduces students to the art and science of project management which has become the managerial approach of choice to add value to most organizations, whatever sector they are operating in. Students will be introduced to an internationally accepted framework for managing projects large and small, local and international, incremental and transformational in nature. The immediate goal of project management is to create a successful project. The long-term goal of project management within an organization is to create a mature project management culture that can create predictable and repeated project outcomes.  

Course Outline

In this course you will develop a strong base of knowledge of the discipline of project management and learn the practical tools to facilitate application of this knowledge to a wide array of projects. The fundamentals of project management taught in this course can be applied to any industry and sector, including public, private and not for profit sectors.  

The field of Project Management is a formal discipline and has grown rapidly in importance in organizations worldwide. Project managers and team members are expected to be able to develop strategies and coordinate carefully designed action plans. They must deliver projects on time and within budget, often incorporating complex, dynamic, and changing requirements. There is also a growing need for project management to meet or exceed stakeholder expectations in relation to project outcomes.  

Expert project managers use proven best practice techniques and strategies to achieve excellent results. You will learn the fundamental concepts of project management that are consistent with the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and included in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK ©).    

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: 

  • Gather and document business requirements 

  • Assess and judge project options 

  • Establish a project framework, charter and governance structures 

  • Create a compelling project vision and objectives 

  • Establish a thorough project plan 

  • Establish realistic schedules and budgets based on sound estimating techniques 

  • Identify planning risks and mitigation strategies to address risks 

  • Create an appropriate rewards and recognition strategy 

  • Develop and use quality management plans, tools and templates effectively 

  • Create a communication and stakeholder management plan to increase stakeholder buy-in;  

  • Conduct project reviews and assess the likelihood of change success 

  • Perform project status reporting, including project reviews and the calculation of earned value;  

  • Establish and implement a change control strategy to keep the project moving forward and   

  • Deliver successful projects on time, on budget, and in scope for routine projects  

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Foundations of Project Management
Oct 16, 2023 to Nov 26, 2023
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $995.00
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: Oct 18, 2023
   Withdrawal Deadline: Nov 26, 2023
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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