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 the strategic context of a project and understand how it aligns with the organization’s strategic goals
  • analyze a broad range of project options and select the solution that best supports your organization’s strategic goals
  • use essential project analysis tools and techniques to support organizational alignment
  • analyze various organizational structures and their influence on the project environment
  • choose the project development approach that best supports your project type and organizational needs, ranging from predictive to agile
  • initiate your project effectively by complete essential initiation tasks and documentation
  • apply the principles of servant leadership to support the project environment.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Initiating Projects
Online Asynchronous
Jul 15, 2024 to Aug 25, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $559.00
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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