Get a handle on your project. Whatever your area of expertise, learn and apply the fundamental concepts of effective project management. A seasoned PMP designated professional will work with you throughout a project management cycle: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing. You will learn how to maximize the use of MS Project software throughout this project cycle.
You will learn:
how to maximize the use of MS Project software
the concepts and methodologies needed to plan, manage and track performance over a complete project life cycle
change control management
performance tracking and corrective action
The online format of the courselets you study from anywhere, anytime.
The course is 13 weeks in duration. Students login to the course and communicate with the instructor and fellow students via the course management system, Moodle. For more information, visit our page on online learning.
Text: No textbook required.
Identify the concepts of project management, the role of the project manager and the role of the project team.
Prepare a project feasibility analysis, including limited risk assessment.
Perform an elementary cost-benefit analysis using pay-back period.
Express the administrative requirements of projects.
Develop the project requirements using a work breakdown structure.
Establish milestones for a project.
Create a precedence diagram for a small project.
Present project plans using Gantt charts, wall schedules or milestone charts.
Estimate the duration and cost for tasks within a project & deal with contingencies.
Optimize a project schedule using standard approaches.
Use Microsoft Project to establish and update a project plan.
Be aware of the common causes of project failure and the paths to success.
It is a requirement of this course that you have Microsoft Project 2013 or Microsoft Project 2016 or the cloud based Microsoft Project 2019 (with a minimum of the Project Plan version 3). Students are responsible for obtaining their own software.
Students must use Microsoft Windows as MS Project is not compatible with the Mac OS.
Online learning is when course delivery, and all associated learning activities, take place via the internet. For online learning tips, system requirements and differences between delivery styles, please visit our online learning webpages.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
A full course refund, minus a $20 administrative fee, will be provided if you withdraw at least 7 calendar days before the course start date. No refunds will be issued after this date.
Credit vs non-credit
Credit refers to degree credit. If you are taking a course or program for credit through UVic Continuing Studies, it means that course or program provides credit towards a degree at UVic or another authorized university. Credit students have to meet certain criteria, such as being accepted to both UVic Continuing Studies and the University of Victoria.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of MS Project and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies and the instructor to use other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).
Note: Microsoft software is hosted on servers outside of Canada, thus information you may provide in subscribing for this software is not governed by Canadian privacy legislation.