Project Communication and Team Management (OPMT 2515)
June 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until July 24, 2020
March 31 Update: This course is moving online and will be delivered May 15-July 24, 10 hrs per week with weekly participation.
Effective management of information and human resources are essential to project success. Project managers spend much of their time communicating with project stakeholders, both internal and external and at all levels of an organization. Effective project communication relies on clearly understanding and responding to project stakeholders’ communication needs. Project team members have varied skill sets, assignments, and time horizons; they also have different needs, perspectives and influences. Building and managing an effective and efficient project team requires careful planning to ensure the right people, with the right skills, are in place at the right time, and that those people are managed effectively throughout their involvement in the project. This course will provide you with the foundational skills to effectively manage project communications and project teams throughout the project lifecycle.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the elements of communications management and human resources management and their use in the project context.
- Select appropriate communications management and human resource management tools and techniques for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, and controlling a project.
- Manage project communications and human resources by applying appropriate tools and techniques.
- Evaluate stakeholder communication needs by applying appropriate methodologies and tools.
- Describe the dimensions of communication that influence the design of project communications.
- Develop a project communications management plan to ensure that project communications are effectively planned, structured, monitored, and controlled.
- Develop a human resources management plan to ensure a project’s human resources are identified, staffed, managed, and released.
Prerequisite(s): OPMT 1187
Dates & Time: Delivered over 2 weekends: 2 weekends: June 6-7, 20-21, 9am-5pm. This course is moving online and will be delivered May 15-July 24, 10 hrs per week with weekly participation.
Location: Tamwood International College, 301-4204 Village Square, Whistler, BC V8E 1H5
This course is offered as a part of these related programs
Need advice about the right course for you? Contact local Whistler based BCIT Program Analyst: Sonia Dhaliwal
Register: Online here. Registration closes 2 weeks prior to the start of class.
Important notes to read before you register:
- Due to the condensed nature of this course, students must attend the first day of class. Failure to do so may result in failure of the course.
- Course is being hosted by the Whistler Learning Centre in Whistler.
- Please contact Sonia Dhaliwal with questions.
- Pre-reading will be assigned 1 week prior to start date.
- Courses are subject to minimum enrollment. If courses are cancelled, a refund will be issued automatically within 4 weeks.
- Student withdrawals are subject to BCIT refund policy.
- When you click to register you will be taken to the BCIT website, select the Spring/Summer 2020 tab, the Whistler courses have WHIST as the location.
- You will be required to submit your BCIT student number during registration. If you do not have a BCIT student number (begins with an A) instructions on how to create one are found below.
Create your BCIT Student ID
- Visit: https://secure.bcit.ca/sis/reg/
- Under the title ‘New to BCIT?’ click on button: Create BCIT ID
- Complete the form and submit
- 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.
Employers can apply for the B.C. Employer Training Grant which provides up to 60% e.g. $300 for a $500 course, for employers to support skills training via the federal Workforce Development Agreement (WDA) scheme.
The Whistler Community Foundation (WCF) has generously provided bursaries for local residents who quality and wish to participate in the courses listed above. Bursaries of $300-500 from the WCF are administered by Whistler Community Services Society, community members who need financial assistance with fees should request an application form from a WCSS Outreach Worker. The number of bursaries are limited and are issued on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.