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2 Days: Fundamentals of Project Management

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Register by May 30, 2017

Knowing the fundamentals of an effective project management framework is useful when applied to technical and non-technical projects. This session provides an opportunity to discuss such a framework using several tools that are essential for successful project management. Session activities will focus on front-end planning, communication, and teamwork.

New and potential project managers should already have an introductory knowledge of the project life cycle, the gated process, and other basics of projects and project management. 

Using real-life examples and class discussions, you will apply your new knowledge of project work, management tools, and skills for practical problem solving. You will also discover how to define a project, and particularly outlining the need, the stakeholders, and budgeting within a Project Charter.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, you will have learned:

  1. How to develop project schedules, cost estimates, and responsibility charts
  2. How to organize, lead, and sustain a project team
  3. How to control projects (e.g. schedule control, cost control and change management)

You will also receive copies of templates for your own RACI chart and Project Charter.

These lessons involve planning, organizing, controlling, and closing your project.

Planning the Project

Developing your Project Execution Plan with:

  • Project activities
  • Estimating time
  • Estimating costs
  • Contingencies
  • Sequencing activities
  • Schedules
  • RACI charts

Organizing the Project

Managing the "soft" issues like:

  • Selecting the project manager and team
  • Assigning work packages
  • Leadership
  • Building and sustaining project teams

Controlling the Project

Reviewing different project controls, including:

  • Schedule control
  • Cost control
  • Managing scope changes

Closing the Project

Wrapping up your project and making sure you have:

  • Client acceptance
  • Documentation
  • Post-implementation audit
  • Lessons learned

Presenter Biography

George Jergeas, P.Eng., PhDGeorge Jergeas, P.Eng., PhD, is a Professional Engineer and professor at the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering. He has more than 35 years of experience investigating cost overruns and delays on major capital projects. Today, he does project management consulting and training for both public and private sector organizations. He has a strong interest in improving project success by establishing effective project teams.

George's work centers on improving project alignment, building and sustaining project teams, enhancing productivity, and making effective contractual arrangements. He has assisted project teams in oil sands developments, hospitals, roads and bridges, tunnelling, LRT expansions and mining. George co-authored Risk Navigation Strategies for Major Capital Projects: Beyond the Myth of Predictability. He is a dynamic and engaging long-standing speaker with APEGA.


APEGA Lindberg Conference Centre
1500 Scotia One
10060 Jasper Avenue NW


George Jergeas, P.Eng., Ph.D


APEGA Members*: $555

*includes MITs

Non-Members: $575

Eligible PDH14
Recommended for

Professional Members
Open to the Public

Skills & KnowledgeProject Management
Registration DeadlineMay 30, 2017

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