Course Description

Learn essential concepts and principles for successful project management in this 23-hour course. Based on the latest version of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), discover the 12 Principles of Project Management and the key tools and templates you need to know to initiate, plan, execute and close a project. In addition, learn how project managers can deliver value through effective leadership and communication. This course may be used toward educational prerequisites for attaining PMI certifications or toward professional development units (PDUs) to maintain certifications.

This course is offered in three different delivery formats (Classroom, Virtual and Online). Choose the one that works for you. All course materials are included and accessible in the Brightspace (D2L) learning platform from your personal computer.

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

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

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll 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.

You’ll demonstrate your skill and knowledge acquisition through four assignments. All coursework must be completed as per the course schedule and no later than the course end date.

To request a course outline, contact ConEdAdvising@sait.ca.

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There are no prerequisites for this course.
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Section Title
Project Management Essentials
Online Asynchronous
Jul 09, 2024 to Aug 20, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $759.00
Potential Discount(s)
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

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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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