In-class Project Management Courses



Advanced Project Monitoring and Control

21 PDUs / Contact Hours: 18 Technical | 1 Leadership | 2 Strategy

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: This course conforms to the internationally recognized standards of the Project Management Institute (PMI®). You will receive 21 Professional Development Units (PDUs) upon completion and 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.

Starts on Wednesday February 20 2019 Early Bird Discount

3 Day In-Class Course Wednesday February 20 2019,
Thursday February 21 2019,
Friday February 22 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Instructor(s): Carl Sergeant
Location: 195 Columbia St W., Waterloo
Fee: $1,590.00 + HST
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Starts on Monday June 10 2019 Early Bird Discount

3 Day In-Class Course Monday June 10 2019,
Tuesday June 11 2019,
Wednesday June 12 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Instructor(s): Carl Sergeant
Location: 195 Columbia St W., Waterloo
Fee: $1,590.00 + HST
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Agile Project Management Hands On

21 PDUs / Contact Hours: 10 Technical | 2 Leadership | 9 Strategy

This workshop, uses agile simulations, realistic scenarios and group discussions to teach participants the core techniques of Agile Project Management and how they are applied to real world projects.

Topics include core Agile tools (e.g. Velocity, Kanban board, timeboxing, iteration and release planning, daily stand ups, burn down charts, backlog grooming/refinement, retrospectives, etc.)

Learn to:

  • Appreciate the philosophy behind Agile Project Management and its methodologies (e.g. Scrum, Kanban, etc.)
  • Determine where agile techniques are appropriate
  • Create and execute project plans within an Agile environment
  • Effectively use Agile techniques (e.g. user stories, story points, personas, backlog items, sprints, scrum meetings, retrospectives, etc.)
  • Accurately assess and communicate an Agile project’s status
  • Address the challenges of practicing Agile in a culture of traditional project management

For those wanting to write the PMI-ACP exam, the book "PMI-ACP Exam - How to Pass on Your First Try" by Andy Crowe is included. This is the first book written specifically for the new PMI-ACP exam, and it includes two practice PMI-ACP exam simulations.

NOTE: This course conforms to the internationally recognized standards of the Project Management Institute (PMI®). You will receive 21 Professional Development Units (PDUs) upon completion and a course binder that parallels the course content and serves as an excellent project management resource tool.

May be applied toward the Project Management Certificate.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

Starts on Monday March 11 2019 Early Bird Discount

3 Day In-Class Course Monday March 11 2019,
Tuesday March 12 2019,
Wednesday March 13 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Instructor(s): Kristine Hatfield
Location: 195 Columbia St W., Waterloo
Fee: $1,590.00 + HST
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Starts on Monday June 17 2019 Early Bird Discount

3 Day In-Class Course Monday June 17 2019,
Tuesday June 18 2019,
Wednesday June 19 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Instructor(s): Kristine Hatfield
Location: 195 Columbia St W., Waterloo
Fee: $1,590.00 + HST
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Change Management for Project Success

7 PDUs / Contact Hours: 0 Technical | 4 Leadership | 3 Strategy

“Change management is a comprehensive, cyclic, and structured approach for transitioning individuals, groups and organizations from a current state to a future state with intended business benefits.” – PMI, Managing Change in Organizations: A Practice Guide, 2013.

This course goes beyond the theory and utilizes a realistic project scenario to explore how change management — or lack of — affects project and program success. Through discussion and group exercises, participants will identify some of the inhibiters to achieving project results and the challenges to affecting the desired change within an organization.

By the end of the session, participants will not only have a better understanding of what Change Management is all about, they will also learn the key components of effective change management and their importance to program and project success.

Who Should Attend?

  • Project Managers
  • Project team members
  • Department heads

Learning Outcomes

Through the exploration of case studies, group exercises, and facilitated discussion, participants will be able to understand…

  • What Change Management entails
  • How Change Management impacts the success or failure projects and programs
  • Understanding how corporate culture enhances or impedes effective change management
  • Key components of an effective change management strategy
  • Our role in change management and how to make a positive difference

Prerequisite

Formal training in project management fundamentals such as: Project Management Applied Tools and Techniques (or equivalent)

NOTE:This course conforms to the internationally recognized standards of the Project Management Institute (PMI®). You will receive 7 Professional Development Units (PDUs) upon completion and a course binder that parallels the course content and serves as an excellent project management resource tool.

May be applied toward the Project Management Certificate.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

Starts on Friday March 15 2019 Early Bird Discount

1-day In-class course: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Instructor(s): Carl Sergeant
Location: 195 Columbia St W., Waterloo
Fee: $590.00 + HST
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Starts on Thursday April 25 2019 Early Bird Discount

1-day In-class course: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Instructor(s): Carl Sergeant
Location: 195 Columbia St W., Waterloo
Fee: $590.00 + HST
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Managing Stakeholder Expectations

7 PDUs / Contact Hours: 0 Technical | 0 Leadership | 7 Strategy

Project stakeholders come in all shapes and sizes and while the expectations of some may be straight forward and closely aligned with project goals, others may have expectations which are unknown, or not achievable given the purpose and scope of the project. One of the most challenging aspects of many projects is managing these stakeholder expectations. Learn to do it well, and you will have a much easier time, and be much more likely to achieve success. Do it poorly, and before you know it, you may be bogged down in endless meetings and complaints.

Learn to:

  • understand the importance of managing stakeholders
  • identify the project stakeholders
  • effectively define stakeholders' influence and requirements for your projects
  • prepare a Stakeholders' Management Plan
  • manage project stakeholders by implementing the Stakeholders' Management Plan
  • understand the ethical issues in managing project stakeholders
  • generate and use the information from past projects
  • make a plan for enhanced stakeholders' management efforts for your project(s)..

NOTE: This course conforms to the internationally recognized standards of the Project Management Institute (PMI). You will receive 7 Professional Development Units (PDUs) upon completion.

May be applied toward the Project Management Certificate.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

Starts on Friday March 8 2019 Early Bird Discount

1-day In-class course: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Instructor(s): Carl Sergeant
Location: 195 Columbia St W., Waterloo
Fee: $590.00 + HST
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Starts on Wednesday June 26 2019 Early Bird Discount

1-day In-class course: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Instructor(s): Carl Sergeant
Location: 195 Columbia St W., Waterloo
Fee: $590.00 + HST
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People Skills: The Secret Behind Project Success

14 PDUs / Contact Hours: 0 Technical | 12 Leadership | 2 Strategy

Project management excellence goes beyond producing project charters, detailed schedules, and colourful status reports. Projects involve people. There are team members, clients, management, subordinates, peers, account managers, suppliers, contractors, regulators, and numerous other stakeholders. And with people, there are differing opinions, personality conflicts, office politics, and sometimes hidden agendas. Your people skills can have a positive impact on project success and help to transform road blocks into opportunities.

Interacting effectively with others is at the heart of good project management. Poor communication and relationships result in significant issues and detract from what matters and what needs to be done. This course focuses on understanding ourselves and learning specific techniques and strategies that enable us to relate to and engage others successfully.

During the course, you will also have the opportunity to discuss issues or challenges you are facing and get input on how to address them. The session will include self assessments, group exercises, and scenarios/role plays that will enable you to deal with and discuss real life situations.

Topics include:

  • negotiation
  • conflict management
  • motivation
  • managing through influence
  • communication

NOTE: This course conforms to the internationally recognized standards of the Project Management Institute (PMI®). You will receive 14 Professional Development Units (PDUs) upon completion and 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.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

Starts on Wednesday March 6 2019 Early Bird Discount

2 Day In-Class Course Wednesday March 6 2019,
Thursday March 7 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Instructor(s): Carl Sergeant
Location: 195 Columbia St W., Waterloo
Fee: $1,090.00 + HST
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Starts on Monday June 24 2019 Early Bird Discount

2 Day In-Class Course Monday June 24 2019,
Tuesday June 25 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Instructor(s): Carl Sergeant
Location: 195 Columbia St W., Waterloo
Fee: $1,090.00 + HST
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Project Management Applied Tools and Techniques

21 PDUs / Contact Hours: 17 Technical | 2 Leadership | 2 Strategy

Winning projects are alive from their very beginning. Filled with learned knowledge, successful project managers understand how to manage the life of these projects and complete the project on time and within budget. Designed for new project leaders and project team members, this course will teach you the secret of their success. Discover the powerful tools and techniques for managing the complete project life cycle; from initial project proposal and definition, through project implementation and finally to the often neglected project completion phase.

Learn to:

  • understand PMI® terminology and standards.
  • construct a project team.
  • manage your resources.
  • define your project scope and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
  • map critical paths within the project life cycle.
  • finalize the project plan.
  • tailor tools and techniques to work for you.

NOTE: This course conforms to the internationally recognized standards of the Project Management Institute (PMI®). You will receive 21 Professional Development Units (PDUs) upon completion and a course binder that parallels the course content and serves as an excellent project management resource tool.

May be applied toward the Project Management Certificate.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

Starts on Monday February 11 2019 Early Bird Discount

3 Day In-Class Course Monday February 11 2019,
Tuesday February 12 2019,
Wednesday February 13 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Instructor(s): Carl Sergeant
Location: 195 Columbia St W., Waterloo
Fee: $1,590.00 + HST
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Starts on Monday April 1 2019 Early Bird Discount

3 Day In-Class Course Monday April 1 2019,
Tuesday April 2 2019,
Wednesday April 3 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Instructor(s): Carl Sergeant
Location: 195 Columbia St W., Waterloo
Fee: $1,590.00 + HST
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Starts on Monday June 3 2019 Early Bird Discount

3 Day In-Class Course Monday June 3 2019,
Tuesday June 4 2019,
Wednesday June 5 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Instructor(s): Carl Sergeant
Location: 195 Columbia St W., Waterloo
Fee: $1,590.00 + HST
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