Foundations of Project Management II

Date & Time

Tuesday, 02 December 2014
09:00 to 17:00

Location

Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Rd, UBC, Point Grey campus

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and Mitacs Step

Registration Closed / Past Event

 
 

Seats are limited to 24 participants and participants must commit to attending both full days. 

Postdoctoral fellows may register via the PDFO.

Confirmation of registration will be sent within two working days. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail graduate.pathways@ubc.ca.

* This session is being offered in collaboration with the Mitacs Step program. Mitacs Step offers a holistic, inter-disciplinary approach to professional skills development. The workshops that are offered provide practical tools in business, communications, and project management through experiential learning from industry professionals in an interactive environment, arming graduate students for success within or beyond academia.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • This is a two-day workshop and participants must commit to attending both days to register.
  • Foundations of Project Management I is a mandatory pre-requisite for this workshop.

Workshop Objective

Gain in-depth knowledge of project planning and management with the goal of transferring these skills directly to the workplace. Experiment with the ideas presented in a group-learning environment.      

Learning Outcomes

You will:

  • Solidify concepts and learning from Level I
  • Broaden your grasp of project planning and implementation
  • Refine your knowledge of CPM applications
  • Effectively integrate estimation and budgeting into project plans
  • Learn planning methods to reduce risk and manage crises
  • Deepen your understanding of team dynamics and the importance of teams
  • Know how to meet project deadlines

Key Topic Areas

Implement the Project Plan

  • The project overview statement
  • Refine the use of CPM: cost and resource planning, resource constrained schedules
  • Estimating and budgeting
  • Resource scheduling
  • Project procedures
    • Practices manual
    • Responsibility charting
    • Document schedules
  • Monitor, measure and report
  • Time and cost reporting systems
  • Trend analysis
  • Project change control

Crisis Management

  • Bottlenecks and constraints
  • Positive management of a project crisis
  • Causes of conflict and resolutions
  • Alternative solutions
  • Post-project review

The Ideal Project Culture

  • Collaborative techniques for problem solving and decision making
  • Constructive criticism
  • Situational leadership
  • Group process skills
    • Conflict resolution
    • Management styles
    • Making effective use of different personalities

Facilitator:  Jim Brosseau has worked in the high-technology sector since 1980, in a variety of roles and responsibilities. He has held successively more responsible positions in military and defence contracting, commercial software development, and training and consulting. He has worked in the QA role, and has acted as team lead, project manager, and director. Jim has been involved with the BCIT Bachelor of Technology program, mentored students at SFU Surrey and the Vancouver Board of Trade's Leaders of Tomorrow program, acts as a mentor in the New Ventures BC competition, and has been on the Business Advisory Board of the Advanced Systems Institute of BC.

Refreshments: Light lunch and beverages will be provided. Please bring your own mug.

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Accessibility

If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email graduate.pathways@ubc.ca, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.