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Project Management Essentials (OPMT 1187)

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Project Management Essentials (OPMT 1187)

June 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until June 27, 2020

March 31 Update: This course is moving online and will be delivered Apr 18-June 27, 10 hrs per week with weekly participation. 

Course Details

This course teaches students a variety of skills including project definition, WBS, SOW, activity development, network diagrams, three-time estimate method to assess risk and schedule a project, resource levelling, time cost trade-offs and estimating, earned value, reporting and progress measurement during project, project termination and the role of project personnel. This course is based on the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and can be used as credit towards the BCIT Associate Certificate in Project Management PMI® and PMBOK® are trademarks of PMI®

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe what a project is and project management practices, functions, phases, terminology and issues.
  • Understand project engineering economic analysis, screening and selections methods.
  • Define and apply a functional and matrix project organizational structure and work breakdown structure (WBS) to assign and define the work.
  • Define and apply risk, configuration management and top quality management techniques to better manage a technological project and problem solve.
  • Define and apply the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT), Critical Path Method (CPM) and Gantt Chart to schedule a project; statistical, parametric and learning curve methods to estimate activity duration and statistical methods to cope with uncertainty in a project schedule.
  • Define and apply project budgeting techniques and life cycle cost analyses.
  • Incorporate resources into the schedule: plan resource utilization, conduct resource leveling and resource limited scheduling and investigate project management software that accomplishes the above.
  • Control a project budget and schedule: examine effects of actual schedule performance, incorporate changes into the schedule, update the schedule and approaches to schedule control including time-cost trade-offs.
  • Measure the performance of a project: budget allocation, cumulative budget cost, actual and budgeted cost comparison; determining the value of the work performed using earned value and percent complete; cost performance analysis using cost-related measures, variances and performance indices; forecast costs based on project performance; examine cost control and investigate project management software that accomplishes the above.

Credits: 3.0
Cost: $520.71*
Dates & Time: This course is moving online and will be delivered Apr 18-June 27, 10 hrs per week with weekly participation.
Location: Tamwood International College, 301-4204 Village Square, Whistler, BC V8E 1H5
This course is offered as a part of these related programs
Need advice about the right course for you? 
Contact local Whistler based BCIT Program Analyst: Sonia Dhaliwal
 Online here.  Registration closes 2 weeks prior to the start of class.
* International fee differentials may apply to non-domestic students. Sea to Sky residents with questions please contact Sonia Dhaliwal for more information. Note that some International Students may be eligible to pay domestic fees with specific considerations, examples include but are not limited to: Diplomatic/Official Visa status, Live-in Caregiver Work permit status, Refugee status etc. Please contact BCIT International at for details of considerations.

Important notes to read before you register:

  1. Due to the condensed nature of this course, students must attend the first day of class. Failure to do so may result in failure of the course.
  2. Course is being hosted by the Whistler Learning Centre in Whistler.
  3. Please contact Sonia Dhaliwal with questions.
  4. Pre-reading will be assigned 1 week prior to start date.
  5. Courses are subject to minimum enrollment. If courses are cancelled, a refund will be issued automatically within 4 weeks.
  6. Student withdrawals are subject to BCIT refund policy.
  7. When you click to register you will be taken to the BCIT website, select the Spring/Summer 2020 tab, the Whistler courses have WHIST as the location.
  8. You will be required to submit your BCIT student number during registration. If you do not have a BCIT student number (begins with an A) instructions on how to create one are found below.

Create your BCIT Student ID

  1. Visit:
  2. Under the title ‘New to BCIT?’ click on button: Create BCIT ID
  3. Complete the form and submit
  4. You will receive your BCIT ID, password, student email address, and access to the BCIT portal. Be sure to save this information in a safe place for communication during your course. You will be asked to submit your BCIT ID when you pay for courses.

Financial Assistance

Employers can apply for the B.C. Employer Training Grant which provides up to 60% e.g. $300 for a $500 course, for employers to support skills training via the federal Workforce Development Agreement (WDA) scheme.
The Whistler Community Foundation (WCF) has generously provided bursaries for local residents who quality and wish to participate in the courses listed above. Bursaries of $300-500 from the WCF are administered by Whistler Community Services Society, community members who need financial assistance with fees should request an application form from a WCSS Outreach WorkerThe number of bursaries are limited and are issued on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. 


Tamwood International College
#301-4204 Village Square
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 Canada
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