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Course Description

Learn how to properly initiate and begin the planning process for your projects. Based on the latest version of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), this course introduces you to a variety of organizational structures and explains the spectrum of project delivery methods, from Waterfall to Agile. This will equip you to select the best delivery approach for your project environment.

From there, learn how to write a Project Charter, perform a Stakeholder Analysis and create a Project Communication Plan. You’ll even explore the difference between project management and leadership and discuss leadership styles.

This course may be used toward educational prerequisites for attaining PMI certifications or toward professional development units (PDUs) to maintain certifications.

Note: Registration for this course closes two days before the course start date.

PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc

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Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify and explain essential concepts, terms, and principles in project management, including the purpose of project management, the role of an effective project manager, the 12 Principles of Project Management, and the eight Project Performance Domains;
  • Identify and explain key concepts in project initiation, including the project life cycle and the spectrum of delivery approaches from predictive to agile;
  • Define and create essential documents to support project initiation, including a Project Charter, Stakeholder Analysis, and Project Communication Plan;
  • Develop the essential elements of a project plan and project planning documents, including Requirements Lists, Scope Statements and Work Breakdown Structures;
  • Guide your project through execution using the project management plan while managing change and implementing risk contingency plan;
  • Track and report progress to key stakeholders through effective tracking and communication procedures, techniques, and documentation;
  • Explain the essential components and artifacts of project close-out, including formal acceptance, the Close-out Report, and a Lessons-learned;
  • Describe the basic elements of Agile Project Management.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Initiating Projects
Type
Seminar
Days
M, T
Time
8:30AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Aug 15, 2022 to Aug 16, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
14.0
Location
  • Main Campus
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $559.00
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 27, 2022 to Aug 11, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 27, 2022 to Aug 11, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Aug 12, 2022 to Aug 15, 2022
Reading List / Textbook

Access to a free online version of the PMBOK® Guide (Seventh Edition) is included for the duration of this course. You also have the option to buy a hard copy or e-book from your preferred vendor.

Section Notes

Before Course Start – Campus Access:

If you have any questions, contact conedadvising@sait.ca.

Prerequisites:
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Section Title
Initiating Projects
Type
Seminar
Days
M, T
Time
8:30AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Sep 12, 2022 to Sep 13, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
14.0
Location
  • Main Campus
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $559.00
Drop Request Deadline
May 26, 2022 to Sep 08, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
May 26, 2022 to Sep 08, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Sep 09, 2022 to Sep 12, 2022
Reading List / Textbook

Access to a free online version of the PMBOK® Guide (Seventh Edition) is included for the duration of this course. You also have the option to buy a hard copy or e-book from your preferred vendor.

Section Notes

Before Course Start – Campus Access:

If you have any questions, contact conedadvising@sait.ca.   

Prerequisites:
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Section Title
Initiating Projects
Type
Seminar
Days
M, T
Time
8:30AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Nov 07, 2022 to Nov 08, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
14.0
Location
  • Main Campus
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $559.00
Drop Request Deadline
May 26, 2022 to Nov 03, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
May 26, 2022 to Nov 03, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Nov 04, 2022 to Nov 07, 2022
Reading List / Textbook

Access to a free online version of the PMBOK® Guide (Seventh Edition) is included for the duration of this course. You also have the option to buy a hard copy or e-book from your preferred vendor.

Section Notes

Before Course Start – Campus Access:

If you have any questions, contact conedadvising@sait.ca.   

Prerequisites:
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Section Title
Initiating Projects
Type
Online Synchronous
Days
W
Time
8:30AM to 12:30PM
Dates
Nov 09, 2022 to Nov 30, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
14.0
Delivery Options
Virtual  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $559.00
Drop Request Deadline
May 26, 2022 to Nov 05, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
May 26, 2022 to Nov 05, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Nov 06, 2022 to Nov 09, 2022
Reading List / Textbook

Access to a free online version of the PMBOK® Guide (Seventh Edition) is included for the duration of this course. You also have the option to buy a hard copy or e-book from your preferred vendor.

Section Notes

Prerequisites:
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Schedule: 
This course will be delivered virtually using Zoom & Brightspace/D2L. Zoom sessions will be held on Wednesdays between November 9 and November 30 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. 

We encourage you to use your webcam and microphone to contribute to a more collaborative learning experience. 

Section Title
Initiating Projects
Type
Online Asynchronous
Dates
Jan 16, 2023 to Feb 26, 2023
Contact Hours
14.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $559.00
Drop Request Deadline
Jun 13, 2022 to Jan 26, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Jun 13, 2022 to Jan 26, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jan 27, 2023 to Feb 13, 2023
Required Software
Internet access
Reading List / Textbook

Access to a free online version of the PMBOK® Guide (Seventh Edition) is included for the duration of this course. You also have the option to buy a hard copy or e-book from your preferred vendor.

Section Notes

Prerequisites:
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Extensions: 
One optional extension is available for purchase. This gives you additional time equal to half the original course duration during which you will have continued access to course materials. 
To purchase an extension contact conedadvising@sait.ca a minimum of seven (7) days prior to the end date of your course. 

Section Title
Initiating Projects
Type
Online Asynchronous
Dates
Mar 27, 2023 to May 07, 2023
Contact Hours
14.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $559.00
Drop Request Deadline
Jun 13, 2022 to Apr 06, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Jun 13, 2022 to Apr 06, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Apr 07, 2023 to Apr 24, 2023
Required Software
Internet access
Reading List / Textbook

Access to a free online version of the PMBOK® Guide (Seventh Edition) is included for the duration of this course. You also have the option to buy a hard copy or e-book from your preferred vendor.

Section Notes

Prerequisites:
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Extensions: 
One optional extension is available for purchase. This gives you additional time equal to half the original course duration during which you will have continued access to course materials. 
To purchase an extension contact conedadvising@sait.ca a minimum of seven (7) days prior to the end date of your course. 

Section Title
Initiating Projects
Type
Online Asynchronous
Dates
May 22, 2023 to Jul 02, 2023
Contact Hours
14.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $559.00
Drop Request Deadline
Jun 13, 2022 to Jun 01, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Jun 13, 2022 to Jun 01, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jun 02, 2023 to Jun 19, 2023
Required Software
Internet access
Reading List / Textbook

Access to a free online version of the PMBOK® Guide (Seventh Edition) is included for the duration of this course. You also have the option to buy a hard copy or e-book from your preferred vendor.

Section Notes

Prerequisites:
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Extensions: 
One optional extension is available for purchase. This gives you additional time equal to half the original course duration during which you will have continued access to course materials. 
To purchase an extension contact conedadvising@sait.ca a minimum of seven (7) days prior to the end date of your course. 

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