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Improving Your Project Management Skills: The Basics for Success

Build a solid foundation of project management knowledge, techniques and tools in this hands-on workshop that covers the entire project life cycle.

Many people filling a project manager role have minimal formal project management training. In this seminar, you will learn and practice the critical tools and techniques that have been proven necessary for project management success. This skills-based course provides the practical knowledge, tools and techniques to improve your project quality and performance right away.

This course content aligns with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) framework (PMBOK® Guide). However, it is specifically designed to focus on the practical application of concepts.

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Upcoming Sessions

Date City Times Course# 36503
  • Jun 12, 2017
    - Jun 14, 2017
    Toronto, ON 9:00 AM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Jun 19, 2017
    - Jun 21, 2017
    Calgary, AB 9:00 AM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Jul 10, 2017
    - Jul 12, 2017
    Ottawa, ON 9:00 AM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Jul 11, 2017
    - Jul 13, 2017
    Mississauga, ON 9:00 AM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Aug 9, 2017
    - Aug 11, 2017
    Toronto, ON 9:00 AM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Aug 16, 2017
    - Aug 18, 2017
    Edmonton, AB 9:00 AM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Sep 6, 2017
    - Sep 8, 2017
    Calgary, AB 9:00 AM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Sep 27, 2017
    - Sep 29, 2017
    Mississauga, ON 9:00 AM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Oct 4, 2017
    - Oct 6, 2017
    Toronto, ON 9:00 AM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Oct 25, 2017
    - Oct 27, 2017
    Ottawa, ON 9:00 AM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Oct 30, 2017
    - Nov 1, 2017
    Vancouver, BC 9:00 AM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Nov 15, 2017
    - Nov 17, 2017
    Markham, ON 9:00 AM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Dec 6, 2017
    - Dec 8, 2017
    Toronto, ON 9:00 AM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Dec 11, 2017
    - Dec 13, 2017
    Edmonton, AB 9:00 AM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Jan 10, 2018
    - Jan 12, 2018
    Calgary, AB 9:00 AM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Jan 15, 2018
    - Jan 17, 2018
    Markham, ON 9:00 AM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Feb 5, 2018
    - Feb 7, 2018
    Toronto, ON 9:00 AM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Feb 14, 2018
    - Feb 16, 2018
    Vancouver, BC 9:00 AM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Feb 26, 2018
    - Feb 28, 2018
    Ottawa, ON 9:00 AM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Mar 12, 2018
    - Mar 14, 2018
    Edmonton, AB 9:00 AM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Mar 19, 2018
    - Mar 21, 2018
    Mississauga, ON 9:00 AM
    - 5:00 PM
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Do you need a different date or location? We offer Courses On Request.


Course Details

What You Will Learn

  • Explain the basic Project Management Framework and discuss it in a business context
  • Initiate a project with SMART requirements, a strong project charter and effective research techniques
  • Develop an effective Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Estimate and schedule work with structured techniques to meet realistic timelines
  • Understand and implement the components of budgeting for a project
  • Complete the project plan and execute with reassurance and confidence
  • Close a project effectively with adequate follow-ups and closing procedures

How You Will Benefit

  • Ensure that your projects are set-up for success from the start
  • Learn the basics for effectively gathering and documenting requirements
  • Understand the role of the project manager, business analyst, and others in managing projects
  • Develop an integrated project plan including realistic scope, schedules, budgets, and risks—and turn that plan into successful action
  • Learn how to effectively track and report on project progress
  • Gain the respect of your project team and build credibility with top management
 

Course Features

  • Structured case study(ies) to apply learning in groups
  • Sample templates and tools you can use in the workplace
  • Worksheets and exercises to enhance participation and learning

Additional Details

This seminar features fictional case studies that allow participants to immediately practice course concepts in group exercises.  Participants will create key project documents, such as business case, charter, product requirements, project plan, status reports and lessons learned.

Participants receive a full toolkit of project management templates for getting started immediately after completing the seminar.

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Who Should Attend

Individuals who are new to project management, “accidental” project managers (professionals for whom PM is a secondary part of their jobs), business analysts, subject-matter experts from any field who contribute to projects, managers responsible for projects and experienced project managers looking to review current tools, techniques, and processes.

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