Improving Your Project Management Skills: The Basics for Success

  • Project Management
  • Course Code: 36503

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.

Do you need a different date or location? We offer Courses On Request.

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



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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Course Reviews

  • Past Participant, Artstarts in Schools Feb 5, 2017

    Great course! Some of the working examples and worksheets had solution errors making it difficult to follow along at times but overall it was a great course! Great facilitator which real life project management experience. 

  • Past Participant, Multi-Material BC Jan 31, 2017

    The material needs some updating as there was info missing to work through some scenarios.   And I think that having the Green wind company scenario details should be expanded and used throughout the course.   The location and pace of the course was great.  Kim was excellent and had good knowledge in particular in budget aspects of project management.  

  • Svetlana S. Jan 29, 2017

    This course is a good venue for people who want to know Project Management tools but do not want or need to obtain a PMP designation. This course will help me in my work as tools learned csn be used in many aspects of my job. Kim was a very knowledgeable andvexperienced instructor. Kim has plenty of knowledge in various industries and in the project management. She is very attentive  to her audience and kept us engaged throughout a day and all three days.  I will recommend this cource to my collegues. This is my second CMC course and both were very good. I would like to suggest CMC to put efforts into promoting your cources in BC. This cource gas been cancelled last year in BC.

  • Past Participant, CIBC Mar 12, 2017

    Peter was very engaging and well versed, shared experiences and simplified the questions and provided different scenarios.

  • Natalie D. Mar 12, 2017

    Misunderstood the definition of Project Management. Turns out that my role is more closely aligned with "Customer" or "Sponsor." Never the less, I think this course helped me understand what my PMs are going through when building and then running a project. It may help me in the future to support them better. I am interested in taking more courses that focus with project management, but with a slant towards how it works as a customer. Peter was easy to understand, and he was able to step outside the course material when necessary to explain things further. Hilton Toronto Spa and Conference Centre - venue was nice; however, the staff were not very attentive to our needs. We seemed to get overlooked when asking for a temperature increase and sometimes snacks were missed. However, this merely was an annoyance. I really appreciated how Peter, our facilitator, tried getting this worked out with the hotel.

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