Project Management Technology

When it comes to project management technology, MS Project® is just the beginning.

This course will provide you with an overview of the many project management areas where software plays a supporting role. Focusing on project portfolio management, project document repositories, resource management, time sheeting and project process reporting you’ll improve your understanding of software options, including MS Project, and learn how to evaluate and compare them.

It is recommended that individuals registering for this course have had prior exposure to the project management knowledge areas and process groups.

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Surrey 2 Kamal Masri $860.00 15 Register
Surrey 2 Kamal Masri $860.00 34 Register

What will I learn?

After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate your understanding of how software tools can support the project management process, from budgeting to closing
  • Use MS Project® to plan projects, including developing a work breakdown structure and Gantt chart
  • Use MS Project® to allocate and track human resources
  • Evaluate and compare project management software packages and tools

How will I learn?

Classes are held during the day, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, at SFU Surrey. You will work with a group of peers throughout the course and be able to share experiences, ideas and knowledge. Expect to cover concepts through a combination of theory, best practices, real-world case studies and networking opportunities. 

You are expected to participate in exercises, group discussions, case studies and presentations. There will also be reading and take-home assignments.

How will I be evaluated?

We evaluate this course on a pass/fail basis using a combination of in-class or take-home assignments, individual or group projects, participation and attendance. You must participate in discussions and activities and complete any assignments.

Textbooks and learning materials

To complete the Project Management Certificate program you will need to pass all 13 courses. You will also be expected to have read A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 6th edition, which you can purchase through the PMI website. In this course, we will reference relevant chapters of the PMBOK® Guide.

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