Project Management Essentials

Project man­age­ment has become a crit­i­cal skill in every work place. Man­agers need to know the tools, tech­niques and have the knowl­edge to han­dle projects and deliv­er suc­cess­ful out­comes. Learn the basics to help you plan, exe­cute, and con­trol project man­age­ment activ­i­ties. This is an intro­duc­to­ry project man­age­ment course. We will explore suc­cess­ful projects and why projects that seem­ing­ly fol­low all the nec­es­sary rig­or and method­ol­o­gy fail. In the end, stu­dents will leave with an enhanced abil­i­ty to plan, exe­cute and con­trol their project man­age­ment activities.

Course at a glance
  • Class dynamics based on hands-on learning, with group activities and lively discussions.
  • Aimed at professionals in entry to mid-level management who are beginning to manage small or large projects as part of their current role.
What you will learn

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

  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of project management, including key definitions, principles, processes, required skills, and knowledge areas.
  • Identify key success factors and challenges facing effective project management.
  • Create a project scope statement.
  • Create a project work breakdown structure.
  • Establish a project change control system.
  • Utilize project estimating knowledge to create a project schedule and budget.
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:

  • This is a graded course; assessment includes post-course work to be completed via eClass.
  • The online components of this course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
Currently counts towards:

Applicants intending to enrol in a program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to lock in their course requirements since they are prone to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

When will
this course be offered?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

Scheduled for Fall/Winter:

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