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BCIT Project Management Essentials (OPMT 1187)
October 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 6, 2021
An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 11, 2021
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 https://www.bcit.ca/study/programs/5085acert. PMI® and PMBOK® are trademarks of PMI®
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
Dates and Location: Oct 16 – Nov 10
Saturdays: Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 7, 9am-4pm @ Community Room, Whistler Public Library, 4329 Main St, Whistler, BC V8E 1B2.
Wednesdays: Oct 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 5-8pm @ Board Room, Whistler Chamber of Commerce, #201 – 4230 Gate Way Dr, Whistler, BC V8E.
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