Project Management Series
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Wayne Van Damme, PMP
Wayne is an executive with over 39 years of progressive experience in information management and systems. He has obtained knowledge and understanding of a wide range of business issues for large and complex organizations in both the private and public sector. Wayne has proven skills in leadership along with strategic and operational planning, customer service, timely delivery of large complex projects, team building and staff development.
Marina Garrison, PMP
Marina is a certified Project Manager (PMP) and Agile Scrum Master with over 15 years of professional experience managing projects in the software development and marketing industries. Marina has coached project teams to successfully complete projects using both traditional and agile methods, and is one of the current instructors for the Okanagan College Project Management Certificate program. Marina also facilitates the Agile Okanagan Meetup group.
Emma Bloch-Hansen, MBA-PM
Emma is a Management Consultant with Western Management Consultants with more than 20 years of experience leading projects to improve business results. Her clients have ranged from small and medium sized companies to large corporations, institutions and government. Emma holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a major in Project Management and is certified in Change Management.
Project Management - The Foundation for Success
Many people filling a project manager role have minimal formal project management training. In this workshop, you will learn and practice the critical tools and techniques that have been proven necessary for project management success. This skills-based course provides the practical knowledge, tools and techniques to improve your project quality and performance right away.
Course code: MGR 331
KEL: Mar 26-27, Thu & Fri, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
VER: Mar. 5-6, Thu & Fri, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Applying Change Management
This two-day interactive change management workshop is designed to equip change agents with the capability to lead change projects using a structured approach to minimize and support a smooth and efficient transition. Studies indicate that despite considerable energy, time and resources being allocated to change projects, 70 per cent fail to reach their targeted performance improvements in a tangible and sustainable way. The practical knowledge, strategies, approaches, processes and tools covered in this course can be applied to give change initiatives, ranging from simple to complex, the greatest chance of success.
Course code: MGR 341
KEL: Nov. 25 & 26, Tue & Wed, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
CAPM/PMP Certification Exam Preparation
This workshop will prepare you to take either the CAPM or the PMP exam. The CAPM Certification offers recognition to project managers who are starting their careers and team members who wish to demonstrate their project management knowledge. This certification denotes that the participants possess knowledge of the principles and terminology in “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge” (PMBOK Guide), the standard of project management industry-recognized best practices. The PMP certification recognizes the competence of an individual to perform the role of project manager, specifically experience in leading and directing projects.
Course code: MGR 076
KEL: April 16-20, Thu - Mon, 9 AM - 5 PM
How to Plan for Success
In this hands-on workshop, you will gain foundational knowledge of the key components essential for the construction of plans. You will also learn techniques, approaches and skills in building a plan that will help with assigning responsibilities, resources, funding, goals/objectives and outcomes. You will learn to apply common language and a proven approach to communicate, define and undertake planning of any assignment. Planning is a foundational skill for all people regardless of the industry and the role or job function they perform. Planning skills are survival skills for busy people. Good planning skills allow you to prioritize tasks, minimize waste and capitalize on opportunities.
Course code: MGR 345
KEL: Jan. 27, Tue, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
VER: Feb. 26, Thu, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
MS Project for Managing Projects
MS Project is a powerful industry standard software tool that can help you manage projects, programs and multiple tasks. This course provides comprehensive training covering the skills required to create a project plan, identify tasks, assign resources to tasks, create a project calendar, and create custom reports to monitor progress using different views to track budgets, schedules, and task status. You will also learn how to create project plan templates you can reuse on your own projects and tasks, which significantly improves your organization’s efficiency. Students are provided with best practices along with real life project management examples of their application in a hands-on interactive format to enhance learning. Participants should be familiar with basic project management principles such as work breakdown structure and critical path scheduling.
Course code: MGR 314
KEL: May 30 - 31, 2015, Sat & Sun, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
VER: Nov. 22 & 23, Sat & Sun, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
This one-day workshop will provide project managers with the ability to manage the procurement process by planning, conducting, monitoring and making adjustments to plans as required. Complex projects, especially those requiring specialized skills or goods, often require the project manager to acquire these resources from outside the organization. The acquisition of these resources is called procurement. It is the project manager’s responsibility to ensure all goods and services required for successful completion of a project are acquired, even if the organization has a procurement or purchasing department. Historically, procurements were simple, consisting of a purchase order with quantity and price giving us a total cost. Today, as a result of globalization, we can procure labour, specialized subject knowledge, equipment and almost any part of the project scope that we do not wish to “make.” Procurement is becoming increasingly complex, yet is essential for the success of many projects and as a project manager it should be part of your tool kit.
Course code: MGR 344
KEL: Mar. 18, Wed, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
VER: Feb. 4, Wed, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
This one-day workshop will explore risk in today’s complex and changing world and then provide practical strategies (tools and techniques) and approaches (knowledge/ skills) on how to increase the probability and impact of positive events and decrease the probability and impact of negative events in a project. Learn a systematic approach for identifying risks, how to analyze the risks for potential impact on the project, how to create strategies to mitigate risks, how to apply risk response measures, and how to establish procedures for monitoring, controlling, and reporting on risks. This workshop is based on the risk management practices outlined in “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)” fifth edition published by the Project Management Institute.
Course code: MGR 131
KEL: Feb. 18, Wed, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
VER: Mar. 24, Tue, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM