Project Planning

Project managers know that a carefully considered plan is an essential step in any project.

Successful projects are no accident, but the result of effective time management and cost control. In this course focused on scheduling and budgeting, you will discover what goes into the development of a successful project management plan.

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

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Surrey 2 Jolyon Hallows $860.00 18 Register

What will I learn?

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

  • Develop a project management plan
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Create a network diagram
  • Demonstrate an understanding of resource estimation and scheduling
  • Understand the critical path method (CPM)
  • Prepare a project budget
  • Identify bottlenecks and constraints

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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