Foundations Of Project Management

This course provides the theory and concepts for students to plan, organize, and manage resources and to take a leadership role in the successful completion of a specific project for a client. Bringing a project in on schedule, on budget, and up to design standards are key components of the course, which includes discussion of the skills, tools, and the techniques needed to manage projects successfully as part of a team through effective communication (oral and textual) throughout a project life cycle. Students apply cost-control practices, assist with planning, sequencing, phasing, and scheduling of work for projects, as well as assist in preparing project status reports for review and recommendation to clients. Safety plans compliant with the Ontario Health and Safety Act, as well as professional ethical practices are an important component of the course.