Ontario College Graduate Certificate in Project Management Curriculum
Courses and Descriptions
This course provides an overview of project integration management that includes the concepts governing the role of the project team in organizations and management of projects through all lifecycle phases.
Tools and methodology used in the procurement of goods and services for a project and the management of supplier relations will be covered in this course. Students will also learn and practice effective negotiation skills.
Understanding and managing the budget implications of resource allocation, schedule changes and procurement decisions.
The appropriate use of project management tools including Microsoft Office Project, the role of proper documentation and communication in project success is detailed in this course. Students will receive hands-on instructions in lectures, labs and seminars.
This course covers detailed project planning and scheduling including task allocation, resource management, creation and management of realistic timelines including the identification of key milestones. Students will learn how to integrate these concepts into planning software and to communicate the plan to key stakeholders.
This course covers how to properly define the project, identify stakeholder expectations to ensure efficient management, monitoring, ongoing quality maintenance and planning for risk mitigation.
Students use the skills and techniques learned, along with high level management skills, to execute and close an applied project which was initiated and planned in the previous semester.
Students are exposed to a variety of project management techniques and best practices in the global business environment and explore how these are used to facilitate the achievement of project objectives.
Students learn current corporate practices related to stakeholder management, sustainability and philanthropy and how these are used to achieve organizational and project objectives. Differences in international and regional belief structures are covered.
Students learn and apply leadership and management concepts and how project managers can use them to build and foster high performance teams.
Identification and management of the processes governing internal and external change are detailed in this course. Students will learn to create the proper documentation to ensure the achievement of project objectives including the principles of Agile Project Management.