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Project Management Essentials

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Special offer: New discounted price!

One of the most important challenges in our jobs today is the management of various projects. Some of these challenges include managing internal and external clients, research projects, marketing campaigns, and a new product launch (to name a few).

Project Management Essentials will provide you with an introduction to the key elements that leaders or team members working on projects need to know in order to be successful. This program is offered completely online and provides a total of 21 PMI PDUs. Learn more the alternative method of delivery.

Note: This course provides a total of 21 PMI PDUs.

Program details

Date: Oct. 16, 23, 30 & Nov. 6, 2020
April 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. (4 live occurances)
Location: Offered via virtual training
Fee: $1395 +HST $1245 +HST
Instructor: Janice Petley

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Method of delivery

We are pleased to offer the very popular, Project Management Essentials, in an adapted format.

It will consist of four weeks of self-directed, online learning and four online live sessions (lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes each) with the same instructor who teaches the classroom version.

During the live sessions, the instructor will critique submitted homework assignments, address challenges, and discuss how the project management tools can be applied in the work environment. Participants can complete the course modules on their own schedule, but the instructor will suggest completion milestones for the asynchronous modules.

Between the live sessions, course participants will be able to communicate with the instructor if they have any questions regarding the exercises or course material.

Learning objectives

Introduction and PM Context

  • Portfolios, programs, projects
  • Project success, project life cycles
  • Workshops: Project priorities, project success

Initiating the Project

  • Stakeholders and requirements
  • Project team, working in a matrix
  • Workshops: Project stakeholders, project charter

Planning the Project

  • Work breakdown structure
  • Project change control
  • Communications planning
  • Estimating
  • Project risk management
  • Critical path scheduling
  • Workshops: WBS, critical path scheduling, change control, project communications plan, risk management, project schedule

Project Execution

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Scope management
  • Conflict management
  • Leadership and motivation
  • Schedule control
  • Cost control
  • Workshops: roles and responsibilities, conflict management, schedule updates, reporting and control

Project Closure

  • Closing and lessons learned

Who should attend?

This seminar is suitable for individuals who are responsible for managing smaller projects, or those on a project team of any size, especially those who have not yet been exposed to the tools, techniques and terminology of formal project management.


Janice Petley has over 20 years of project management experience as an Executive Producer, Producer, and Production Manager. Her typical assignments are definitely project management, but are anything but “typical”. Her event experience spans a wide range of projects: from classical theatre at the Stratford Festival and symphony concerts in the United States, to stadium and arena opera productions in cities such as Tokyo, Munich, and Brussels.

She holds both a BA from University of Western Ontario, a BEd from Queen’s University, and has her Project Management Professional designation. She also has an MBA.

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