Centre for Continuing Education

Project Management 101 Course

Project Management. Take the lead.

This beginner’s project management course teaches essential workplace skills for anyone involved in projects. Project managers and team members are more successful when they use best practice techniques and processes in their projects, no matter the scale or impact of the project. Learn to approach your everyday work as a project and adopt essential techniques to create efficiencies and produce better outcomes.

Aims

This course aims to build on your experience by providing some essential project principles which can be applied in any type of project.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • kick-off a project using best practice techniques
  • apply proven processes and tools to any size project
  • implement a structured approach to manage project scope
  • create a simple schedule with defined responsibilities and due dates
  • build a communications plan to satisfy stakeholder needs
  • close a project to ensure lessons learned are captured.

Content

This workshop covers the following topics:

  • Kick-off a project to align stakeholders.
  • Clarifying the goals of the project using scope management techniques.
  • Simplified scheduling tool to ensure commitment by resources.
  • Communication plan to ensure stakeholders expectations are being managed.
  • Close out a project using proven methods.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for:

  • new project managers
  • team members and subject matter experts involved in projects
  • anyone interested in entering the project management profession
  • anyone wanting to be more organised in their work.

Delivery Style

This one-day workshop includes a combination of theory, group discussions, relevant and insightful videos, case studies and in class activities. Group activities include:

  • an exercise to help avoid project failure
  • an activity to demonstrate misunderstanding in scope
  • completion of various best practice templates for a project chosen by each group
  • fun listening test
  • interactive activity on closing a project.

Materials

Participants will receive a training manual which includes course activities and handouts. Tools and templates to use on projects will be sent after completion of the workshop.

Additional Information

CCE issues all course participants a Statement of Completion.

This course provides participants with 8 PDUs with the Project Management Institute (PMI). This is awarded at the discretion of the external party.

Features

  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Small class sizes
  • Free, expert advice
  • Student materials – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion

Project Management 101 Course

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