Fundamentals of Project Management

    EXCST 4204 is offered this fall:

The dynam­ics of today’s busi­ness envi­ron­ment requires orga­ni­za­tions to change, grow, and rein­vent them­selves. These new direc­tions can only be achieved through the effec­tive iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and imple­men­ta­tion of projects. This sem­i­nar will pro­vide you with a fun­da­men­tal under­stand­ing of project man­age­ment the­o­ry. You will devel­op an under­stand­ing of what projects are, what con­sti­tutes a com­plete project scope, how to devel­op an over­all project sched­ule, what process­es the project will have to fol­low, and what busi­ness sys­tems will be required to ensure a suc­cess­ful out­come. A com­pre­hen­sive project man­age­ment mod­el will be pro­vid­ed. As well, this sem­i­nar will address the human ele­ments of project management.

Course at a glance
  • Recognized by CIQS, Gold Seal, and Blue Seal both as required education for accreditation and continuing professional development (post-accreditation maintenance).
  • Aimed at a wide range of construction workers, including tradesmen and journeymen, managers and supervisors, administrators, contractors, consultants, architects, and construction business owners.
  • Varied class dynamics, with learning facilitated through lectures, case study review, and extensive group work.
What you will learn

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

  • Perform a stakeholder analysis.
  • Understand and apply stakeholder requirements to form a scope statement.
  • Convert project requirements to objective and build a work breakdown structure.
  • Build a project schedule in the form of a Network Diagram and Gantt chart.
  • Perform a bottom-up estimate and explore various techniques for estimating.
  • Build an HR and communications plan and review organizational behaviour.
  • Use the project schedule and cost estimate to produce a baseline planed value.
  • Use earned value analysis to forecast project completion.
  • Inject change management into the project scope and mode the outcome.
  • Participate in an executive-level presentation of you project plan deliverables.

    Offered:

    Take note:
    • Required textbook: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, 6th edition, Project Management Institute, 2017.
    • All course assessments will be completed in class, with no post-course work assigned.
    • BYOD is recommended but not required.
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    Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

    39 hours of instruction

    In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

    Larry Fox

    Your Instructor

    Larry FoxID: larry-fox

    Textbook

    Required

    PROJECT MGMT.

    Guide To Project Mgmt.body Of Knowledge

    6 edition

    ISBN 9781628253825

    Class info
    • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
    • 39 course hours in total
    • Cost assistance: may be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant, the Canada Training Benefit, and the Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan.
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    • Open for registration until October 16, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
    This course has no prerequisites

    Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

    Take note:

    • Required textbook: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, 6th edition, Project Management Institute, 2017.
    • All course assessments will be completed in class, with no post-course work assigned.
    • BYOD is recommended but not required.
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