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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.

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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

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
Jul 11, 2022 to Jul 12, 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 Jul 07, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 27, 2022 to Jul 07, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jul 08, 2022 to Jul 11, 2022
Reading List / Textbook

Students registered for this course will have the option of using a free online version of the PMBOK Guide for the duration of the course or can purchase a hard copy or eBook.

Section Notes

Section Notes

Before Course Start – Campus Access:

If you have additional questions, contact Advising at 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
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

Students registered for this course will have the option of using a free online version of the PMBOK Guide for the duration of the course or can purchase a hard copy or eBook.

Section Notes

Section Notes

Before Course Start – Campus Access:

If you have additional questions, contact Advising at conedadvising@sait.ca.

Prerequisites:
There are no prerequisites for this course.

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