Fundamentals of Project Management

    EX 1111 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:
    • All course assessments will be completed in class, with no post-course work assigned.
    • BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is required. Learn more here.
    Oct 17, 2022Nov 21, 2022
    Mondays

    6:00 pm – 9:00 pm MT

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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

    Andrew Wester

    Your Instructor

    Andrew WesterID: andrew-wester

    Class info
    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:

    • All course assessments will be completed in class, with no post-course work assigned.
    • BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is required. Learn more here.
    Currently counts towards:

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    *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.

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    EX 1111 is offered this fall: