The purpose of this course is to introduce technical and non-technical individuals to those principles and techniques of effective project management, which can be usefully applied to technical and non-technical projects.
Upon completing this module, participants will be able to:
- Develop project overview document or project charter that may include the following elements:
- Identify the problem/need/or the opportunity;
- Develop project goal and objectives;
- Develop project scope;
- Identify project risks, stakeholders, success criteria, critical success factors;
- Formulate and communicate project plans effectively;
- Develop project schedules and cost estimates;
- Organize and lead a project team; and
- Apply techniques of project monitoring and control.
- Introduction to projects and project management;
- Project life cycle and the gated process;
- Defining the project: project need/problems/opportunities, goals and objectives, assumptions and risks, stakeholders, success, budget, benefits (Project Charter);
- Planning the project: project activities, estimating time, estimating costs, contingencies, sequencing activities, schedules, RACI charts (Project Execution Plan);
- Organizing the project: selecting the project manager and team, assigning work packages, leadership (the soft issues);
- Controlling the project: control tools schedule control, cost control (Earned Value Analysis), and managing scope changes (Project Controls); and
- Closing the project: client acceptance, documentation, post implementation audit and lessons learned (Lessons learned hopefully not repeated).
- "I liked the varied examples and how the content was applicable across discipline and fields."
- "George was very knowledgeable and presentation material was good."
- “I was very happy with the course. Thanks George!”
Chair, iProjects Inc.
Dr. George Jergeas is a Civil Engineer with an M.Sc. and PhD in Construction Management from Loughborough University, UK with over 45 years of industry and academic experience. He served as a Professor of Project Management at the University of Calgary from 1994–2020. Dr. Jergeas is a professional engineer registered in Alberta.
George has a strong passion in increasing the efficiency and competency of teams delivering major engineering and construction projects. His expertise includes, project governance, assurance and readiness, risk management, project execution planning, contract strategies, partnering and collaborative relationships, claims and disputes with focus on dispute resolution, and project management training and coaching. George’s partnering methodology has been successfully implemented on over 180 projects across North America.
George has delivered project management training, leadership coaching, and consulting services to professional associations and companies across North America, Asia, and Europe. George is also the author of 3 books, a chapter in a 4th book, and over 100 articles and publications.
His books are:
- "Risk Navigation Strategies for Major Capital Projects: Beyond the Myth of Predictability", Springer, 2011
- "Benevolent Dictatorship for Major Capital Projects", LearnAcademy, 2017, Amazon.ca
- "Project Risk and Opportunity Management, The Owner’s Perspective", Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
- "Evolving Toolbox for Complex Project Management", Taylor & Francis Group, November 2019 – The Legal Issues chapter