Strengthening Project Management

As organizations adopt project management practices, they recognize the need for careful definition, discipline and deployment.

With a focus on establishing a project management office (PMO), a proven method of support and guidance in a project-based environment you will learn how to build a PMO that controls the project and helps managers and their teams deliver value—without introducing unnecessary bureaucracy.

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

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Surrey 1 Jolyon Hallows $430.00 26 Register
Surrey 1 Jolyon Hallows $430.00 34 Register

What will I learn?

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

  • Understand the structure, role and functions of a project management office (PMO)
  • Develop a framework for deploying a PMO and tailoring it to an organization's requirements
  • Understand the steps for implementing a PMO, including measuring an organization's project management capability
  • Understand the facilities and resources the PMO must establish to help project managers succeed
  • Develop a framework for managing project managers

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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