Course description

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’ll learn:

  • the concepts and methodologies needed to plan, manage and track performance over a complete project life cycle
  • cost–benefit analysis
  • change control management
  • quality control
  • risk management
  • performance tracking and corrective action

The online format of the course lets you study from anywhere, anytime.

Text: No specific text is required for this course.

Software Requirements:

It is a requirement of this course that you have Microsoft Project 2016. Students are responsible for obtaining their own software.

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.

Learning objectives

  • 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.

Required equipment/software

  • a reliable Internet connection
  • Windows computer
  • MS Project 2016
  • MS Project is not compatible with the Mac OS

Recommended web browsers

Recommended Browsers for Windows:

  • Internet Explorer: latest version
  • Mozilla Firefox: latest version
  • Google Chrome: latest version

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