Professional Development Certificate (Prof. Dev. Cert.) Project Management (32.5-44.5 CEUs)

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Offered by: Career & Professional Develop     Degree: PC-PMG

Program Requirements

The main objective of the Professional Development Certificate in Project Management is to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully manage projects of various types and scale. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of project management principles, tools, and methodology as outlined in the industry standard, the Project Management Institute’s "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK® Guide. Other topics include techniques for building, leading, and motivating effective project teams; critical interpersonal skills, including communication, conflict resolution, writing, and facilitation; and strategic and adaptive project management approaches to achieve business results. This program is offered in English and must be completed within 2 years.

Required Courses (28.5 CEUs)

  • CBUS 216 Interpersonal Skills for Professionals (4.5 CE units)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Business : The objective is to help learners develop effective interpersonal skills. Emphasis is placed on the following areas: communication styles, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, working with teams and influencing others, workplace diversity and intercultural communication, presentation skills, and facilitation skills. As a result of acquiring and developing these interpersonal skills, learners can increase their overall professional effectiveness.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Hunter, James Beatty; Abbott, Robert William (Fall) Hunter, James Beatty; Abbott, Robert William (Winter) Hunter, James Beatty; Abbott, Robert William (Summer)

    • NOTE: 30 hours of classroom instruction plus approx.15 hours of course readings and assignments.

  • CCOM 208 Professional Writing in Business (4 CE units)

    Offered by: McGill Writing Centre (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Communication (CCE) : Concepts and principles of effective written communication: audience, purpose, organization, and style. Emphasis on business documents commonly produced by professionals (e.g., project and business plans, reports, status updates, proposals, analyses). Pre-writing and re-writing processes, including self-editing to enhance clarity, conciseness, and coherence. Audio-recorded instructor feedback.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Bashilova, Darina; Laver, Susan Patricia (Fall) Bashilova, Darina; Laver, Susan Patricia (Winter) Andrews, Richard; Laver, Susan Patricia (Summer)

    • 8 weeks: 24 hours of in-class instruction; 16 hours of assignments (40 hours, 4 CEUs).

  • CENG 221D1 Project Management (8 CE units)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Engineering (CCE) : 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. Topics covered include: 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. Students will have the opportunity to apply the principles they learn through lab sessions using the latest computerized project management tools.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Champenois, Christian; Abbott, Robert William (Fall) Abbott, Robert William (Winter)

    • Students must also register for CENG 221D2

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both CENG 221D1 and CENG 221D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • CENG 221D2 Project Management (8 CE units)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Engineering (CCE) : See CENG 221D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2017, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Abbott, Robert William; Champenois, Christian (Winter) Oliveira, Dulce; Abbott, Robert William (Summer)

  • CENG 223 Strategic Project Leadership (4 CE units)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Engineering (CCE) : By using a practical real-life case study approach, this course addresses the key leadership challenges facing those responsible for delivering projects. How to go beyond traditional methods in project management by employing an adaptive and strategic approach that focuses on achieving business results. Emphasis on what it takes for an organization to deliver successful projects and programs. Synthesis of the project management knowledge and skills acquired throughout the courses of the Professional Development Certificate in Project Management.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Bartlett, Lloyd; Champenois, Christian; Hollingworth, Mark (Fall) Champenois, Christian; Bartlett, Lloyd; Sapene, Merling (Winter)

    • Note: Presented as a series of 3-hour lectures, this course is designed for Project Management practitioners and managers.

    • Prerequisite(s): CENG 221

Complementary Course (4 - 16 CEUs)

  • CBUS 210D1 Comprehensive Business Analysis (8 CE units)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Business : Fundamental principles of business analysis and tools and techniques available. Principles apply to projects of all sizes in the business world. Topics include: standards, planning and monitoring, requirements elicitation and analysis, enterprise analysis, solution assessment, competencies, finance 101 business analysis, Lean-6 Sigma approach to problem identification.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Bryson, Georges; Abbott, Robert William (Fall) Bryson, Georges; Abbott, Robert William (Winter)

    • Students must register for both CBUS 210D1 and CBUS 210D2

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both CBUS 210D1 and CBUS 210D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

    • Aligned with the industry standard Business Analysis Book of Knowledge® (BABOK®), published by the widely recognized International Institute of Business Analysis® (IIBA®), reflects best practices in the different business domains. Who should attend: Business analysts, project managers, project team members, team leaders, consultants, process and enterprise analysts.

  • CBUS 210D2 Comprehensive Business Analysis (8 CE units)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Business : See CBUS 210D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2017, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Abbott, Robert William; Bryson, Georges (Winter) Bryson, Georges; Abbott, Robert William (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: CBUS 210D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both CBUS 210D1 and CBUS 210D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • CBUS 221 Leading Sustainable Change (6 CE units)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Business : This course explores issues related to change management including models of change management, keys to successful change processes, change leadership structures, common change management techniques, integrating change management considerations into consulting programs and proposals, choosing the intervention and getting client buy-in. A substantial proportion of the class time is devoted to discussions, role-plays, case study exercises, and participant-facilitated discussions.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Campbell, Elizabeth (Fall) Campbell, Elizabeth; Hunter, James Beatty (Winter)

    • 30 hours of classroom instruction plus approx. 30 hours of course readings and assignments

  • CENG 224 Agile Project Management (4 CE units)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Engineering (CCE) : Gain the knowledge and skills required to manage and deliver projects by using agile teams and applying agile concepts, methodologies and best-practices. Agile approach, largely developed and tested on software development projects, is now being successfully applied to projects of all sizes and types in various industries.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Delis, Michael (Fall) Delis, Michael (Winter) Delis, Michael (Summer)

School of Continuing Studies—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 26, 2016) (disclaimer)
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