Course description

This introductory course is tailored to meet the needs of students who are new to project management, or who have not had formal project management training. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of both the traditional Waterfall (plan driven) Project Management framework following Dave Barrett’s Understanding Project Management - A Practical Guide, as well as the Agile Project Management (change driven) frameworks following PMI’s® Agile Project Guide®. Students will be able to understand the benefits of both frameworks and compare the two, learning the practical application of each. After the successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to be introduced to more advanced concepts of project management for both Waterfall as well as Agile Project Management.

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Please note: This course is offered through OntarioLearn. To review important information such as textbook, exam and grade information, visit the OntarioLearn Information web page.

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Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Fall 2022 registration opens July 25, 2022. Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery with no assigned day or time requirements, independent course completion

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements

Hybrid: any combination of: in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery