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Course Description

Learn how to deliver mission-critical work on time and within budget. Explore project life cycle models and how budget, scope and time pressures can be addressed through the various models. By gaining a solid understanding of project management techniques and processes, you will have the confidence to apply them appropriately to ensure project success.

While more broadly applicable, the course focuses on a public sector context and utilizes examples from school board and municipal environments. You are invited to apply your knowledge and experience while engaging in the learning.

I work with projects big and small every day. This course will allow me to plan better accordingly, evaluate risk, and incorporate better change management processes.

Student, Project Management (2021)


The instructor was incredibly knowledgeable and very personable. They exceed my expectations on what I was going to learn.

Student, Project Management (2022)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the concepts of project management
  • Manage critical aspects of the project by applying methods developed through this course in the project management knowledge areas: Integration, scope, schedule, cost, quality, resource, communication, risk, procurement, and stakeholder management
  • Utilize a variety of project management tools, techniques, and templates
  • Apply various techniques to identify and mitigate risk, problem solve, address conflict and informed decision making
  • Apply project management principles and concepts as a team leader
  • Design, plan, monitor, and control the basic components of a project
  • Understand the various project life cycle models to support project delivery

Course Topics

  • Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Project Management Process Groups
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Schedule Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Resource Management
  • Project Communications Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management

Job Market Overview



Assessment Item Weight
Class Participation 10%
Quizzes (3) 30%
Assignment 1 (Group): Project Charter 15%
Assignment 2 (Group): Critical Path 15%
Assignment 3 (Individual): Decision Tree and Expected Monetary Value 10%
Final Examination 20%
Total 100%

Please note that the course assessment is subject to change.

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Section Title
Project Management
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9:00AM to 4:00PM
July 08, 2024 to July 11, 2024
Final Examination
9:00AM to 11:00AM
July 12, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virtual
Delivery Options
Remote Instruction  
Course Fee(s)
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Section Notes

CourseLink access begins July 5, 2024 ET. This course requires preparation prior to the first live online class. Details will be provided in the course outline in CourseLink.

Course registration closes July 5, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET (if there is availability)

This course uses CourseLink, the University of Guelph’s Learning Management System, and the video conferencing tool, Zoom. Please ensure you have the technical requirements to participate in the course.

You are required to attend all scheduled online synchronous (live online) sessions.

Assignments may be due after the final live online class date. Details will be provided in the course outline.

Please ensure that you are familiar with the Withdrawal, Transfer and Refund policy – Continuing Education Courses prior to registering for the course.

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