GPCB 650 Basic Concepts of Project Management

Description

This course helps participants develop and share a common vision of project management, discuss the basic concepts underlying this management approach, understand the related impacts and advantages, and learn project planning, tracking and control techniques.

IMPORTANT: Students may only sign up for one project management course each semester - GPCB650 or GPCB651.

The course uses a combined theoretical and practical approach based on a multitude of real-life examples. The entire project management process is addressed so that participants can familiarize themselves with the inherent concepts and techniques. Many of the topics are dealt with in a workshop setting. Level I will emphasize the theoretical and will provide understanding of key definitions, the facilitation process and the role of human influences in project management.

NOTE: This course will be delivered in one day with a 1-hour break from 1-2pm. Participants must sign in after the break to avoid the non-attendance fee.
Leader:
Benoit De Grâce
Leader Biography:
With over 12 years of experience as a project management consultant to clients in Canada and the United States, Benoit De Grâce, Ing, BEng, PMP has developed his expertise in the development and implementation of enterprise project management methods and processes. His ability to synthesize business processes and his strong communication skills have long since made his reputation and he consistently receives excellent reviews from seminar participants. He continues to deliver training seminars in addition to fulfilling his role as Director of the IFGP.
Learning Objectives:
1- Learn effective planning techniques
2- Discover a basic planning and tracking model and practical tool
3- Participate in discussions led by an experienced project manager
This workshop is recorded under the skill domain:
Career Building
Target Skills:
Effective Planning Techniques
Related skill domains:
Leadership
Strategic Communication
Section/Date/Time/Location:
/A1 Fri, Oct 10 2014 10h00-17h00 SGW H 439
/B1 Fri, Feb 13 2015 10h00-17h00 SGW H 439
     
Can't make any of the above dates? Let us know your preference and we will work with partners to see if alternative dates can be scheduled.
Repeated:
Fall/Winter
Suitable For:
All Streams
Workshop Capacity:
/A1 25
/B1 25
Remaining Spaces:
/A1 4
/B1 16
Non-attendance Fee: $50        
If you register for a workshop and do not attend, a non-attendance fee will be charged to your student account because you have taken away the opportunity for another student to benefit from attending the FREE workshop. Please see the FAQ section for more details.
Workshop fee: $0.0
       
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The following feedback was offered by attendees and includes their degree and program information.
Arts_and_science - Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: The presenter was clear and had a broad knowledge base and experience.
Engineering - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Doing group work was a great way to practice for how to plan for a project.
Jmsb - Diploma
Most beneficial aspect: I particularly liked the group projects where we tried to implement the theories discussed.
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Most beneficial aspect: This workshop helped me to understand more about project management and how to start a project.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: The presenter is extremely knowledgable and an excellent teacher. The content was accessible. A great workshop!
Arts_and_science - Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: Both have been very clear. Thanks!
Jmsb - Diploma
Most beneficial aspect: Both activities and content of the workshop helped me to understand the material better.
Jmsb - Master
Most beneficial aspect: I learned a new view of management.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Group work i.e. designing projects.
Engineering - Master
Most beneficial aspect: The content is helpful and fantastic.
Jmsb -
Most beneficial aspect: Was practical and easy to apply.
Engineering - Diploma
Most beneficial aspect: The activities are very good and organized with good time duration to exchange information.
Engineering - Master
Most beneficial aspect: The content is helpful and fantastic.
Engineering - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Very knowledgeable and practical information.
- Master
Most beneficial aspect: The experience and knowledge of the presenter.
Jmsb -
Most beneficial aspect: We created a project and this was the best way to learn by applying the concepts.
Engineering - Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: Experience of the presenter.
Engineering - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Very practical!
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Group work re: designing projects.
Engineering - Master
Most beneficial aspect: All the content really helped me to get my attention into project management.
Engineering - Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: Experience of the presenter.
Engineering - Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: We carried out a project and this was the best way to learn by applying the concepts.
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Most beneficial aspect: It was practical.
- Master
Most beneficial aspect: The experience and knowledge of the presenter.
Engineering - Master
Most beneficial aspect: All the content really helped me to get my attention into project management.
Engineering - Diploma
Most beneficial aspect: The activities were very good and organized with good time duration to exchange information.
Engineering - Master
Most beneficial aspect: The group activities were very interesting and challenging.
- Master
Most beneficial aspect: I really liked the interactive group discussion during the workshop.
Jmsb - Master
Most beneficial aspect: The presenter brings in materials and methods used in real life, and at professional setting. The content is very practical.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Well presented. The presenter was able to judge the knowledge level of the attendees and adapt to their needs.
Master - AS1 - Economics
Most beneficial aspect: This workshop opened the world of project management for me. The material was well organized and structured. The presenter is an experienced professional in the field and therefore able to present the content and explained the potential issues thoroughly but in simple language. I am looking forward to attending the other workshop on the same topic.
Master - EN1 - NA
Most beneficial aspect: Using charts in a proper way and block diagrams of a project.
Master - EN1 - NA
Most beneficial aspect: The interaction and participation of people.
Master - AS1 - NA
Most beneficial aspect: *Strategies to develop various phases of project management. *Very clear even for somebody who does not have a bussiness bacground.
Doctoral - EN1 - Electrical and Computer Engineering
Most beneficial aspect: The presenter provided detailed and clear description of the concepts, through proper real life examples.
Master - EN1 - Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Most beneficial aspect: The interaction between presenter and group. Working in groups. Examples given by presenter to capture the attention of group.
Master - AS1 - Education
Most beneficial aspect: Learning about technical terminology and analytical tools and techniques for decision making in PM. Very clear and useful overview for people who have no experience in the field.
Master - AS1 - NA
Most beneficial aspect: All the information provided and the templates. (ed)
Master - EN1 - NA
Most beneficial aspect: In general, the workshop was very good and useful.
Master - AS1 - NA
Most beneficial aspect: I was totally practical.
Doctoral - EN1 - NA
Most beneficial aspect: The handout.
Doctoral - EN1 - NA
Most beneficial aspect: It´s clarity, the proper responses and the quality of the workshop leader. (ed)

Past Offerings

Section/Date/Time/Location/Registrations:
/A1 Fri, Oct 10 2014 10h00-17h00 SGW H 439    21/25
/B1 Fri, Feb 7 2014 10h00-17h00 SGW MB 5.275    30/30
/A1 Fri, Oct 11 2013 10h00-17h00 SGW MB 2.430    21/25
/B1 Fri, Mar 1 2013 10h00-17h00 SGW MB 14.250    20/24
/A1 Fri, Nov 9 2012 10h00-17h00 SGW H-611    20/20