Project Management Fundamentals

Course Objectives

Project Management is essential to be successful in today’s competitive business environment: managers must be able to deliver quality results on time and within budget. By applying Project Management processes, tools and techniques, you will maximise your performance and ensure optimum results every time.

In addition to understanding the structure and stages of a project, a successful project manager must also have people management skills because most professional projects involve numerous people at several levels and across various disciplines. For example, major projects normally involve senior management, sponsors, contractors and functional groups – most often in a virtual environment where he or she will not normally have supervisory control over the team members.

During this course you will learn how to lead any project, large or small, using a holistic approach.

The two-day training gives an overview of the techniques involved and explains the theory and processes related to project management. The three-day version includes additional in-depth practical exercises and team-building lessons that allow the participants to put into practice what they’ve learned in the first two days. It also provides for a review of individual projects completed during the course break.

By the end of the course, participants will have a good understanding of:

  • The responsibilities and functions of the project manager
  • How to define and monitor the project scope, schedule and resources
  • How to assess risk, control status and correct deviations
  • How to apply and adapt theory to their own project.

Course Contents (2 days):

  • What is a Project?
  • Projects vs. Operations vs. Products
  • Why Many Projects Fail
  • What Counts In ProjectManagement
  • Project Phases – From Initiating to Closing
  • Project Dimensions
  • Project Charter
  • Tools available to Manage Projects (Gantt chart, WBS, Pert, etc.)
  • Building a Team and Obtaining Team Commitment
  • Managing Scope and Requirements
  • Quality Management and Processes
  • Key Concepts to Remember

Who should attend:

2-Day Format – Those who wish to learn the theory of project management and understand their role within a project – Project Sponsors, Senior Managers, Stakeholders and Customers.
3-Day Format – All those who wish to apply project management techniques in order to realize an objective – Project Directors / Managers, Team Members, etc.


2 or 3 days (Recommended = 2 + 1)


English or French (with sufficient notice)

From the initial planning, developing and motivating a team, overcoming problems and identifying key processes and resources, every aspect of project management will be introduced and explained. Participants are directly involved and have the opportunity to reflect on their own projects and practice what they’ve learned.