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Project Management Essentials (OPMT 1187)

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Project Management Essentials (OPMT 1187)

September 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT


Course Details

This Project Management Essentials course teaches students a variety of skills including project definition, WBS, SOW, activity development, network diagrams, three-time estimate method to assess risk and schedule a project, resource levelling, time cost trade-offs and estimating, earned value, reporting and progress measurement during project, project termination and the role of project personnel. This course is based on the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and can be used as credit towards the BCIT Associate Certificate in Project Management PMI® and PMBOK® are trademarks of PMI®

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe what a project is and project management practices, functions, phases, terminology and issues.
  • Understand project engineering economic analysis, screening and selections methods.
  • Define and apply a functional and matrix project organizational structure and work breakdown structure (WBS) to assign and define the work.
  • Define and apply risk, configuration management and top quality management techniques to better manage a technological project and problem solve.
  • Define and apply the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT), Critical Path Method (CPM) and Gantt Chart to schedule a project; statistical, parametric and learning curve methods to estimate activity duration and statistical methods to cope with uncertainty in a project schedule.
  • Define and apply project budgeting techniques and life cycle cost analyses.
  • Incorporate resources into the schedule: plan resource utilization, conduct resource leveling and resource limited scheduling and investigate project management software that accomplishes the above.
  • Control a project budget and schedule: examine effects of actual schedule performance, incorporate changes into the schedule, update the schedule and approaches to schedule control including time-cost trade-offs.
  • Measure the performance of a project: budget allocation, cumulative budget cost, actual and budgeted cost comparison; determining the value of the work performed using earned value and percent complete; cost performance analysis using cost-related measures, variances and performance indices; forecast costs based on project performance; examine cost control and investigate project management software that accomplishes the above

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Cost: $511.16
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  • Please contact the Whistler Learning Centre to arrange payment by the following methods: Cheques issued by Canadian financial institutions only, payable in Canadian funds. Please ensure the cheque is made payable to Whistler Learning Centre and includes your student ID. Bank draft issued in Canadian funds. Money order issued in Canadian funds. Note: Payment must be received within 5 days of registering.

Dates & Time: Sept 20-22, Oct 4-6. Fridays 3-7pm, Saturdays, Sundays 9-5pm over 2 weekends.
Location: Tamwood International College, 301-4204 Village Square, Whistler, BC V8E 1H5
Register: Online – 2 step Process, opens July 2 at noon. Registration closes at 12PM noon on Sept 19. Employers wishing to register multiple students please have the students complete Step 1 before you start Step 2 because the BCIT ID is required to complete registration.

Registration Step 1: Create your BCIT Student ID

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  3. Complete the form and submit
  4. You will receive your BCIT ID, password, student email address, and access to the BCIT portal. Be sure to save this information in a safe place for communication during your course. You will be asked to submit your BCIT ID when you pay for courses.

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  2. Input the contact details and BCIT ID for each person
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Courses are subject to minimum enrollment. If courses are cancelled or you withdraw, a refund will be issued automatically within 4 weeks. Refunds will be made by cheque and mailed to your address on file. Please ensure BCIT has the correct mailing address. Refund policy: up to 31 days prior to the class start date 100% tuition refund. Up to one week prior to the class start date 85% tuition refund.

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September 20, 2019
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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