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In-class Project Management Courses


Note - The PMBOK is changing, clients interested in project management courses should review the details and recommendations regarding the Sixth Edition of the PMBOK Guide.

Advanced Project Monitoring and Control

21 PDUs for PMP® designation: 18 Technical | 1 Leadership | 2 Business

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.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

Starts on Monday October 16 2017

3 Day In-Class Course Monday October 16 2017,
Tuesday October 17 2017,
Wednesday October 18 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Carl Sergeant
Location: 195 Columbia St W., Waterloo
Fee: $1,590.00 + HST
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Starts on Monday December 4 2017 Early Bird Discount

3 Day In-Class Course Monday December 4 2017,
Tuesday December 5 2017,
Wednesday December 6 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Carl Sergeant
Location: 195 Columbia St W., Waterloo
Fee: $1,590.00 + HST
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Business Analysis for the Project Manager

14 PDUs for PMP® designation: 9 Technical | 0 Leadership | 5 Business

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.

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.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 or the Advanced Project Management Certificate.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

Starts on Monday November 13 2017 Early Bird Discount

2 Day In-Class Course Monday November 13 2017,
Tuesday November 14 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Carl Sergeant
Location: 195 Columbia St W., Waterloo
Fee: $1,090.00 + HST
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Juggling Multiple Projects

14 PDUs for PMP® designation: 4 Technical | 2 Leadership | 8 Business

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: 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 CD of supplementary files and reference materials.

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 Monday October 23 2017 Early Bird Discount

2 Day In-Class Course Monday October 23 2017,
Tuesday October 24 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Kiron Bondale
Location: 195 Columbia St W., Waterloo
Fee: $1,090.00 + HST
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Microsoft Project 2013

14 PDUs for PMP® designation: 5 Technical | 1 Leadership | 8 Business

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: 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 comprehensive take-home practice system. MS Project 2013 will be the software used, but the principles apply to previous versions of the software.

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.

Microsoft Project 2016

14 PDUs for PMP® designation: 5 Technical | 1 Leadership | 8 Business

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: 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 comprehensive take-home practice system. MS Project 2016 will be the software used, but the principles apply to previous versions of the software.

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 October 25 2017 Early Bird Discount

2 Day In-Class Course Wednesday October 25 2017,
Thursday October 26 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Paul Bergman
Location: UW Main Campus (MC 2060 / 2009)
Fee: $1,090.00 + HST
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People Skills: The Secret Behind Project Success

14 PDUs for PMP® designation: 0 Technical | 12 Leadership | 2 Business

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 or the Advanced Project Management Certificate.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

Starts on Monday October 30 2017 Early Bird Discount

2 Day In-Class Course Monday October 30 2017,
Tuesday October 31 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Carl Sergeant
Location: 195 Columbia St W., Waterloo
Fee: $1,090.00 + HST
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PMP Exam Preparation

This 4-day course is designed for those who have met project management experience requirements for becoming a PMP® (Project Management Professional), and want to prepare to write the PMP® exam. In addition to the instructor-led portion of the training, substantial supplementary materials are included for you to use both during and after the course to fully prepare for the exam.

The supplementary materials include:

  • the best-selling book The PMP® Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try, by Andy Crowe.
  • 6-month subscription to InSite, the interactive e-learning system that includes:
    • additional self-paced training modules to help you focus in on areas of difficulty.
    • web based exam simulations allowing you to simulate up to three full 4-hour exams, or focus on specific areas.
  • course workbook containing quizzes, exercises, and interactive lessons.
  • 11 comprehensive memory device aids (for associated Knowledge Areas).
  • Set of 250 flash cards.
  • 6-page laminated Quick Reference Guide.
  • 5-CD set of audio discussions by Andy Crow, Louis Alderman and Bill Yates.
  • ongoing, post-class support.

Upon completing this course you will have learned:

  • the full scope of knowledge areas required for the PMP® exam.
  • proven strategies for how to interpret exam questions correctly and avoid common mistakes.
  • techniques for making sure you do not forget key formulas used during the exam, and how they are applied.
  • techniques for making sense of the relationship between the 5 major PM process groups within the PMBOK; how they relate to the 10 knowledge areas, and the many PM tools that make up the inputs and outputs within the project management framework.

NOTE: In advance of this course participants should already meet PMI®'s PMP®experience requirements and have taken the 3-day Project Management Applied Tools and Techniques course (or equivalent) to provide a solid foundation in project management best practices. You will receive over 35 Professional Development Units (PDUs) upon completion.

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 Monday September 25 2017

4 Day In-Class Course Monday September 25 2017,
Tuesday September 26 2017,
Wednesday September 27 2017,
Thursday September 28 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Kiron Bondale
Location: 195 Columbia St W., Waterloo
Fee: $2,490.00 + HST
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Starts on Monday November 6 2017 Early Bird Discount

4 Day In-Class Course Monday November 6 2017,
Tuesday November 7 2017,
Wednesday November 8 2017,
Thursday November 9 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Kiron Bondale
Location: 195 Columbia St W., Waterloo
Fee: $2,490.00 + HST
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Project Management Applied Tools and Techniques

21 PDUs for PMP® designation: 17 Technical | 2 Leadership | 2 Business

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 October 2 2017

3 Day In-Class Course Monday October 2 2017,
Tuesday October 3 2017,
Wednesday October 4 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Kristine Hatfield
Location: 195 Columbia St W., Waterloo
Fee: $1,590.00 + HST
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Starts on Monday November 27 2017 Early Bird Discount

3 Day In-Class Course Monday November 27 2017,
Tuesday November 28 2017,
Wednesday November 29 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Carl Sergeant
Location: 195 Columbia St W., Waterloo
Fee: $1,590.00 + HST
Register Now