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Comprehensive Project Management Course

Course Details:

Duration: 22 sessions of 3 hours each (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm), 1 night per week (choice of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings) + 2 full-day Microsoft® Project Level 1 & 2 Lab sessions of 6 hours each (2 Saturdays). Alternatively, MS Project training can be completed on-line as a self-study option using MS Project E-learning package included with the course.


September 8, 2014 - March 2, 2015 (section 751) | Instructor: Lloyd Bartlett
September 9, 2014 - March 3, 2015 (section 761) | Instructor: Lloyd Bartlett
September 10, 2014 - March 4, 2015 (section 771) | Instructor: Christian Champenois
September 11, 2014 - March 5, 2015 (section 781) | Instructor: Robert Abbott

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: McGill Campus, Downtown Montreal
Fee: $1,495.00 CAD
Course Number: CENG 221D1/D2
Credit Weight: 16 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
PMI® Professional Development Units (PDUs): 160



This course addresses the fundamental principles of project management, and the tools and techniques at our disposal to help achieve our goals.

These principles, largely developed and tested on engineering projects, are being successfully applied to projects of all sizes and types within the business world.

They are also fully aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide), published by the worldwide Project Management Institute (PMI).


At the end of this course students are able to:

• Formulate a project plan which will guide the project to completion, while addressing key management issues;
• Evaluate a project and its environment, assess its true status, pinpoint real issues, and implement corrective action;
• Use MS Project to prepare a clear project plan, and to communicate project progress and status;
• Understand inherent tradeoffs between time, costs, scope and resources;
• Provide insight on how project collaborative tools may be used to radically change the way project information is exchanged through the web;
• Articulate the key role, responsibilities and skills required of a successful Project Manager;
• Apply techniques for building and leading effective, self-motivating project teams;
• Prepare a risk assessment and mitigation strategy;
• Demonstrate a solid understanding of the underlying principles of project management on which the PMI® standard PMBOK® Guide is based;
• Meet the project management educational requirements to be eligible for a Project Management Professional (PMP)® Credential. For more information on PMP® eligibility, click here.

Topics Covered

• Project definition and start up;
• Planning, scheduling and estimating;
• Approval process, including testing for alternatives;
• Project information and control systems;
• Resource selection and allocation, implementation;
• Post-project evaluation;
• Project management as a career;
• Skills and knowledge required by professionals, including decision-making and resource allocation appropriate to project phases;
• Integration with other disciplines, including accounting and finance.

Includes basic training in the use of Microsoft Project software for planning and tracking your projects. A schedule of lab times will be discussed with the instructor at the beginning of the course.


Lloyd Bartlett, P. Eng., MBA, PMP
Lloyd Bartlett is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® and professional engineer with some 30 years experience in managing projects on a national and international scale. He has developed, adapted and applied project management techniques within a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, IT, transportation and construction. He holds an MBA (Project Management) from Queen's University. He is a member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec (since 1976), and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®. In 2008 he was presented with Continuing Education's "Distinguished Teaching Award”.

Christian Champenois, B.Com, MCPM, PMP
Christian Champenois is a senior IT project manager with a PMP® certification (2001). He currently is the Associate Director for the Project Management Office at McGill University and has been a lecturer for general studies in project management since 2007. He has over fifteen years of experience in project and team management in matrix environment including six years at IBM Global Services in strategic outsourcing.

Passionate and knowledgeable about exploring and experimenting with the latest developed technologies and standards, Christian has managed multiple national and international projects in the government, aeronautics, pharmaceutical, and in the banking and capital markets sector. He holds a bachelor of business administration degree from HEC Montreal and a Master's certificate in project management from George Washington University.

"I am motivated by passionate people, constant challenge, and the opportunity to share knowledge, learn and have an impact. I believe that life's too short to spend time working on things that don't matter to you."

Robert (Bob) Abbott, MCPM

Bob is an experienced enterprise Senior Project Manager with over 30 years of Information and Technology experience within the telecommunications industry. Bob is a graduate of McGill University in computer science, and has his Masters Certification in Project Management from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He has been a change agent in the development and introduction of new agile processes, procedures and collaboration techniques within various Information and Technology organizations. He has also designed and delivered various types of corporate training to more than 2500 managers on enterprise project tools, processes and techniques.

Bob is a consultant and works with various corporations providing facilitation and specialized training for teams in both IT and non-IT domains. Bob has a passion for teaching and developing people, he challenges teams to think out of the box, and during his workshops uses creative approaches to build an atmosphere of trust and creative thinking.

How to register:

Please take a moment to carefully read the registration instructions below:

  1. Print and complete the Comprehensive Project Management (CENG 221 D1/D2) Registration Form [.pdf]
    Before submitting your registration please verify that all information is legible, that you have signed both forms and that the supporting documents have been photocopied correctly.

  2. How to submit your registration:
    - By pdregistrations [dot] conted [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email) to pdregistrations [dot] conted [at] mcgill [dot] ca (please scan and attach clear copy of documents)
    - By mail or in person to:
    Department of Career and Professional Development
    McGill University School of Continuing Studies
    688 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 1199
    Montreal, Quebec  H3A 3R1
    Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Fridays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Should you have any questions or concerns about your registration, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone at 514-398-6200 or by pdregistrations [dot] conted [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email)


Fees may be paid by Visa, Mastercard or AMEX. We also accept payment by personal cheque.

For all other inquiries, please contact 514-398-5454 or pd [dot] conted [at] mcgill [dot] ca.

Third Party Sponsorship:

Companies paying fees on behalf of their employees may be eligible for a tax deduction in accordance with Bill 90, or for the refundable training tax credit. To find out more, click here.

If you have an agreement with your employer whereby the company should be billed directly for your course fees, please refer to the Student Accounts Website for instructions on initiating a Third Party Sponsorship. You should submit all the required Third Party Sponsorship documents along with your registration.

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your registration, please advise Career and Professional Development in writing at

688 Sherbrooke Street West
10th foor, room 1029
H3A 3R1 

Phone: 514 398 5454
Fax: 514 398 5224 
email: pd [dot] conted [at] mcgill [dot] ca


1) Prior to the THIRD lecture drop with full refund of course fees and a $100 cancellation fee.

2) After the THIRD lecture withdrawal with no refund of course fees (please note that this option implies a withdrawal, grade “W”, on your transcript).

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any pre-requisites for this course?
There are no pre-requisites for this course. Students are expected to have access to the Internet.
Do I need to purchase any course material?
You may expect to pay $150 for a mandatory course textbook, available for purchase at the McGill Bookstore. Further details will be available from your instructor at your first class.
Are there any additional recommended readings?
Any additional recommended readings will be suggested by your instructor in class.
Where is my class being held?
Classes are held on the McGill Downtown Campus. Click here here for a map of the McGill campus.
You can look up your classroom location at any time on Minerva Class Schedule.
Will I obtain an attestation of completion?
This course will appear on your McGill transcript. You will be graded. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an attestation from McGill University, indicating the number of CEUs and PDUs earned.

What are CEUs?
CEUs are Continuing Education Units. A Continuing Education Unit is a measure of the number of hours of participation - contact and/or study - in an organized Continuing Education activity. One CEU represents ten hours of participation. Participants who successfully complete the Comprehensive Project Management course earn 16 CEUs.
What are PDUs?
The PDU is the measuring unit used to quantify Project Management Institute®-approved learning and professional service activities. One PDU is earned for each contact hour spent in a structured learning experience or activity relevant to project management. These PDUs may be applied by PMI® Project Management Professionals (PMP)® towards their maintenance of certification under the PMI® Continuing Certification Requirements Program (CCR). Click here to visit the PMI website and find out more. Participants who successfully complete the Comprehensive Project Management course earn 160 PDUs.
How are participants evaluated?
1. Assignments and quizzes (35%) 2. Group presentations (30%) 3. Attendance (20%) 4. Readings (10%) 5. Class Contribution (5%) There is no final exam. N.B.: This information is subject to change. You will receive a course outline on the first day of class explaining the evaluation method.
Can I take this course without being evaluated?
If you do not wish to be evaluated, you can fill out a Request for Non-Evaluation form at the Department prior to the second class. Your McGill transcript will show a grade of NE (Not evaluated). You will find the Request for Non-Evaluation form here. Note that students who request non-evaluation will not receive an Attestation of successful completion from McGill University, nor will they be granted CEU's.
What if I need to cancel my registration?
If you no longer wish to attend the course, you must notify Career and Professional Development in writing about your intention to drop the course. Notifying the instructor is not sufficient. You may cancel your registration prior to the first lecture to obtain a full refund, prior to the THIRD lecture with full refund of course fees and a $100 cancellation fee, or after the THIRD lecture with no refund of course fees (please note that this option implies a withdrawal, grade “W”, on your transcript).

PMP and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.