Project Management in Practice

Every management consulting mandate – large or small - is a project. How to organize and deliver on an agreed result, how to plan the work involved, track progress and draw important lessons learned are at the core of any consulting practice. It is therefore essential for management consultants to have a solid understanding of project management principles and to acquire essential “hard” and “soft” skills necessary to deliver projects successfully.

  Dates Times Fee

In class Section # 761

Summer 2018


Fee: $1,195
Alumni fee: $1,016

PMI® Contact Hours/ PDUs: 30 (18.00 Technical, 9.00 Leadership, 3.00 Strategic)
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 3
Course duration: 30 hours in class (24 hours in class + 6 hours of MS Project Lab)


This course is part of the Professional Development Certificate in Management Consulting. For more information, click here.

If you wish to register for an individual course without being admitted to the program, please click here for registration instructions.

Course Description

This course addresses fundamental project management principles and techniques and introduces tools and templates that can be immediately applied to address real life project situations. Participants learn how to clearly define a project outcome in terms of client and stakeholder expectations, how to develop a project charter, and how to create and monitor a project plan using MS Project 2010 software in a ‘hands-on’ laboratory setting.

Course Outline:

  • Project Strategy and Initiation
  • Challenges in project management
  • Strategy, people, and processes as pillars of project success
  • Project Stakeholder Management
  • Organizational Politics
  • Developing a Project Charter
  • Preparing the Project Plan
  • Project Risk assessment and planning
  • Managing time/resource/cost trade-offs
  • Project Management Office (PMO)
  • MS Project


Lloyd Bartlett is a McGill instructor, senior project manager, and consultant. He has over 30 years of experience in successfully managing a wide variety of projects, large and small. Mr. Bartlett holds an MBA (specialization in Project Management) from Queen’s University. He is a member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®.

Mr. Bartlett has managed project teams within large organizations spanning nationally and internationally. He is currently coach and consultant to numerous organizations in the improvement of their project management processes. Areas of particular focus include project initiation, work planning and reporting, team development, and project management office (PMO) set-up.

Mr. Bartlett teaches Comprehensive and Advanced Project Management at McGill University, and in 2008 he was presented with the ‘Distinguished Teaching Award’.

Contact Information

Telephone: 514-398-5454
E-mail: pd [dot] conted [at] mcgill [dot] ca