Foundation of Project Management II (2 Days)
Date & Time
* 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: Foundations of Project Management I is a pre-requisite for this workshop. You will not be allowed to attend if you have not completed this pre-requisite. This course uses the same binder of materials given to you in FPMI and it is your responsibility to bring this set of materials with you to this course.
Participants must commit to attending both days (March 11 and 12)
Participants will work in learning teams of approximately 5 people formed at the beginning of the two-day workshop. Building on the skills developed in Foundations of Project Management I: A team-based approach, this workshop will emphasize skills of risk assessment, estimation, budgeting, resource schedule crisis management and continued focus on participating, building and managing teams.
This 2-day workshop provides an experiential, collaborative learning experience to enable participants to build on the principles of project management, team building, group dynamics and leadership identified and applied in Level I, while exploring key concepts in greater detail to further develop participants skills and knowledge in the area of project planning and management.
Through participating and completing this workshop, participants will:
- Solidify concepts and learning from Level I
- Broaden grasp on project planning and implementation
- Refine knowledge of CPM application
- Be able to effectively integrate estimation and budgeting in to project plans
- Learn planning methods to reduce risk and manage crisis
- Have a deepened and continued understanding of the importance of team and team dynamics within the context of project management and meeting project deadlines
Key Topics Areas
Level I: review and discussion on success and application of skills introduced in Level I
Project Plan Implementation
- Preparing a project overview statement
- Refinements in the use of CPM: cost and resource planning, and resource constrained schedules
- Estimating and budgeting
- Resource scheduling
- Project procedures: developing a practices manual, responsibility charting, and document schedules
- Monitoring, measuring and reporting: time and cost reporting systems, trend analysis, and project change control
- Buffering or protecting bottlenecks or constraints
- Positive management of project crises
- Causes and ways of resolving conflict for mutual gains
- Conducting comparative analyses to evaluate alternative solutions
- Conducting a post-project review or critique of project practices
Creating the ideal project culture for creativity, innovation, and productivity
- Collaborative techniques for problem solving and decision-making
- Giving and receiving constructive criticism
- Situational Leadership
- Group process skills, resolving conflict, personal management styles, and working effectively with different personalities
- Managing contract relationships whether client or contractor
- Learning, review, action planning and project closure
Registration opens on Monday, March 4 at 9:00am.
NO SHOW FEE: No shows are costly for our program and, most importantly, leave students on the waiting list. Students who register and do not attend will be charged a $25 no show fee. To avoid this fee, please cancel at least 48h in advance by e-mailing email@example.com . This will allow us to add someone from the waiting list and run a full session. If we are able to fill your spot from the waiting list, you will not be charged.
Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all BC post-secondary institutions are eligible to register. Priority will be given to currently registered UBC graduate students.
Postdocs please register through the Postdoctoral Fellows Office here
If you are a non-UBC student or a postdoctoral fellow and would like to register, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org after the registration open date/time stated above. If you do not receive a registration confirmation or waitlist e-mail from email@example.com within two working days of registering, we recommend e-mailing us to follow up as this indicates we have not received your registration submission.