Course Description

This course is designed for persons who want comprehensive coverage of project management (PM) fundamentals with exposure to a multitude of time-tested PM tools, techniques, templates, and lessons learned. In this course, participant will learn globally recognized best practices of project management to successfully manage projects. The course includes comparison/contrast of methodologies including Waterfall and Agile to choose the best approach for your type of project. We will incorporate a variety of learning techniques to engage the students through workbook presentations, project scenario activities, group discussions, breakout sessions, workshops, and workbook exercises for both Waterfall and Agile approaches. We apply the tools and templates introduced to student-selected projects.

The contact hours from this course can currently be applied to the Project Management Institute (PMI) application for certifications.


This course is suitable for Team Leads, Engineers, Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Project Office Managers, Supervisors, Systems Analysts, Developers or Individuals wanting to understand, apply tools/templates or transition to, the Project Manager role.


None. Students taking this course should have some experience working on projects.

Topics and Course Content

  • Project Approaches: Waterfall and Agile

  • Project Environments

  • Project Manager Role

  • Project Stakeholder Management

  • Project Scope Management

  • Project Schedule Management

  • Project Cost Management

  • Project Quality Management

  • Project Resource Management

  • Project Communications Management

  • Project Risk Management

  • Project Procurement Management

  • Project Integration Management

  • Project Interpersonal Skills

  • Professional Conduct and Responsibilities

  • Professional Certification options

Learning Goals and Results

At the conclusion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of Project Management fundamentals with application of tools and templates introduced
  • Learn about certification options such as PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) Certification

Please Note: Contact hours from this course can currently be applied to the PMI application for certification. PDC provides a certificate as proof of completion.

Time Investment

This class is 56 hours of classroom time taken in 2-hour sessions over the course of 16 consecutive weeks.

Please Note: Course content and time investment can also be customized to an individual company’s needs.


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