Project Management Essentials

    EXMGT 5427 is offered this spring:

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 classroom 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.


Jun 10, 2021Jun 11, 2021




9:00 am – 4:30 pm MT


9:00 am – 4:30 pm MT



Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

14 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

Dave Ludwick

Your Instructor

Dave LudwickID: dave-ludwick

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. This class requires post-work com­po­nents to be com­plet­ed after the last meet­ing. Detailed infor­ma­tion will be com­mu­ni­cat­ed to you via your ual­ber­ta email address and the class syl­labus. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 14 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until June 10, 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:

  • 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

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject 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.

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