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Take this course may be applied towards the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) Gold Seal Certificate
Geared specifically for people involved in construction projects, this 3-day project management course is built on the foundation of our standard Project Management Essentials course — a course which has consistently remained one of the most sought after and trusted fundamental level project management courses in Canada for over 15 years.
The Project Management Essentials for Construction (PME for Construction) course covers the complete project lifecycle – from project initiation and definition, through project implementation, and finally to the often neglected project completion phase and provides the essential tools needed to deliver successful construction projects. Built on the foundation of our most popular project management course (Project Management Essentials: Part 1 - the Fundamentals), the construction specific version of the course includes such topics as claims and construction contract law, cost estimating and control, project risk, health and safety issues, and quality management.
PME for Construction is part of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) Gold Seal Certification program. In addition to receiving 21 PDUs, participants will also earn 3 SICs credits.
Who Should Attend
- Project Managers — both new to project management and experience project managers who have not had formal project management training
- Project team members
- Facility owners
- General contractors
This course is available in-house as well as publicly. When delivered in-house, this course is very effective in “jump-starting” a team embarking on a medium to large-scale facility management project.
- Course workbook containing presentation slides, course reference book, case study, exercises and sample solutions
- Sample project management templates (e.g., project charters, communication plans, etc.)
- Reference files containing course specific and general project management materials
- Certificate of completion (framed for participants of in-house workshops)
Through project simulation, group exercises, and discussion, participants completing this workshop will be able to…
- Identify key contributors to project failure and apply specific project management techniques to reduce those causes
- Identify key areas of project risk, assess their impact and identify options for responding
- Develop a work breakdown structure to break a project down into discrete, manageable activities complete with measurable deliverables
- Model the flow and timing of a project during the planning stages, and test different “what-if” scenarios to both optimize and ensure that a project is “doable” before starting
- Identify “critical path activities” in order to reduce unnecessary project delays and undertake high priority tasks first
- Recognize appropriate uses of contingency to:
- Minimize the negative effects of unknowns on the schedule
- Allow resources time within the schedule to complete non-project activities without impacting project deliverables
- Given several ways of using contingency, assess the pros and cons of each
- Use specific project management tools designed to obtain high level buy-in among key project stakeholders, before investing large amounts of time in detailed planning
- Assess project resource requirements, recognize resource assumptions, and evaluate resource conflicts and potential solutions
- Apply specific techniques for developing and negotiating realistic project budgets
- Apply techniques to reduce scope creep during project planning, monitoring, and control
- Use specific project management tools and techniques to improve communication with project stakeholders
- Apply specific project management tools and techniques to create and maintain a productive project team environment
- Compare current project status to an original plan to identify potential problems and make proactive decisions based on accurate data
- Recognize elements of a properly closed out project, and avoid the syndrome of the “project that never dies”
There are no prerequisites for this course.