In-class Advanced Project Management Courses



Advanced Project Monitoring and Control

This course focuses on the execution, monitoring and control, and project completion aspects of project management. Using group discussions, realistic project scenarios, and exercise simulations, participants will learn how to apply advanced techniques of project management to actively navigate their project to a successful outcome. The emphasis of this course will be placed on applying context and common sense to the application of all learned tools and techniques in order to achieve tangible real world value, and a smooth transition from classroom to actual projects.

Topics include:

  • techniques for accurately conveying the project status

  • earned value analysis

  • control accounts – selecting the appropriate level at which to monitor the progress of a project

  • spotting trends in project performance
  • utilizing forecasting techniques to facilitate pro-active decisions that keep a project on track

  • quantitative risk analysis
  • decision analysis

  • applying sound quality management principles to projects

  • contract/procurement

  • interim and post project reviews

Prerequisite: Project Management Applied Tools and Techniques

NOTE: The curriculum is compatible with the project management industry standard set by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Waterloo partners with a project management training provider to offer courses that qualify for PMP Professional Development Units (PDUs). You will receive a complete course binder that parallels the course content and serves as an excellent project management resource tool.

May be applied toward the Project Management Certificate or the Advanced Project Management Certificate.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

There are currently no upcoming dates.

Business Analysis for the Project Manager

A business analysis course for project managers? Absolutely! While Business Analyst positions are still rather new to many organizations, their primary role of defining and documenting user requirements and bridging the gap between the client and the solution team has always been an essential ingredient for achieving project success. On small to medium-sized projects, the role of business analysis often falls on the shoulders of the project manager or other core team members. On larger projects, the role of business analysis is usually more defined and it is important that both project managers and business analysts understand the value that each of their roles will bring to the project.

Taught through a series of discussions, examples, and real world hands-on exercises drawn from IT projects, this two-day course will teach participants the tools they can apply immediately to accurately translate client requirements into successful project deliverables.

Who Should Attend

  • Project Managers
  • Subject Matter Experts (e.g. consultants, developers, programmers)
  • Account Managers

Learn to:

  • Understand the differences and the interrelationship between PM, BA, and SME role.
  • Understand the core BA tools used for determining the business and user requirements and for documenting requirements.
  • Understand how BA tools can benefit us.
  • Understand best practices in defining requirements.

NOTE: This course is designed for participants who already work in a project management environment that manages project scope, cost, time, quality, etc., OR have taken an introductory project management course such as Project Management Applied Tools and Techniques.The curriculum is compatible with the project management industry standard set by the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

Waterloo partners with a project management training provider to provide courses that qualify for PMP Professional Development Units (PDUs). You will receive a complete course binder that parallels the course content and serves as an excellent project management resource tool.

May be applied toward the Advanced Project Management Certificate.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

There are currently no upcoming dates.

Juggling Multiple Projects

Don’t let minor delays in one project cause a domino effect in all your projects. Learn how to leverage your existing knowledge, scale your approach, and advance to a methodology capable of handling multiple projects with ease. Designed for experienced project managers, this course will show you how to understand the root problem, develop effective solutions and strategies, and proceed with confidence. As an added feature, you will learn efficient techniques for increasing personal and corporate capacity for managing multiple projects.

NOTE: The curriculum is compatible with the project management industry standard set by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Waterloo partners with a project management training provider to offer courses that qualify for PMP Professional Development Units. You will receive a complete course binder that paralells the course content and serves as an excellent project management resource tool.

May be applied toward the Advanced Project Management Certificate.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

There are currently no upcoming dates.

Managing Complex Projects

Participants in this highly interactive and discussion based course will explore actual high profile examples of complex projects, identify what made them complex and the impact of the complexity on their eventual success or failure. Participants will also learn how even a basic understanding of complex theory, together with project management best practices, can be applied to complex projects in order to improve project outcome. Suitable for project managers who want to take their project management skills to the next level.

NOTE: The curriculum is compatible with the project management industry standard set by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Waterloo partners with a project management training provider to offer courses that qualify for PMP Professional Development Units (PDUs). You will receive a binder that parallels the course content and serves as an excellent project management resource tool.

May be applied to toward the Advanced Project Management Certificate.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

There are currently no upcoming dates.

Microsoft Project 2016

Watch your projects come alive with Microsoft Office Project. An industry standard, this project management software allows you to visually assess your project, organize all the intricate details and effectively communicate every aspect of its life cycle to any audience. With the support of a real-world Project Manager, this hands-on course will benefit anyone who would like to employ today’s technology for the intricate projects of tomorrow.

Learn to:

  • define a project.
  • assign resources and costs to activities.
  • set a project baseline.
  • input actual project status.
  • identify resource conflicts.
  • produce meaningful reports.

NOTE: The curriculum is compatible with the project management industry standard set by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Waterloo partners with a project management training provider to offer courses that qualify for PMP Professional Development Units (PDUs). You will receive electronic notes that parallel the course content and serve as an excellent project management resource tool.

MS Project Standard 2016 will be the software used in the course but you can use any of the following versions on your laptop: Standard or Professional versions of 2016 or later; Project Plan 3.

Special Notes
  1. Clients must supply their own laptop and software for this course. (Mac's cannot run cloud-based MS Project software.)
  2. The appropriate version of MS Project software (MS Project Standard 2016 or later, MS Project Professional 2016 or later, Project Plan 3) must be installed and configured prior to your arrival for the course.
  3. You can use the 30-day trial version of Project Plan 3, ensure to download and configure this software prior to arrival.
  4. It is the client's responsibility to to ensure their computer is able to run MS Project and their computer is in proper working order because tech support is not available during the course.
  5. This course will be offered at our primary training facility located in EC3.

May be applied toward the Advanced Project Management Certificate.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

There are currently no upcoming dates.