N617 - Fundamentals of Project Management

Course Overview
This practical three-day workshop will equip participants with the tools, skills, behavioral attributes, and competencies needed to manage design and construction projects. Using lectures, discussion, and case studies, the focus will be on practical applications and techniques for immediate implementation and project results. Participants learn "what" to do, "how" to do it, and "why" they need to do it. The course is designed for people involved in managing the design and construction of operating facilities, including engineers, technologists, technicians, tradesmen, and maintenance personnel. 

Participants will learn to
•	Demonstrate the Project Life Cycle and how it relates to project definition and control.
•	Employ an Estimate Matrix to determine deliverables.
•	Demonstrate the importance of a baseline scope and how it relates to cost control.
•	Determine the different terms for items that make up a contractor's rates.
•	Depict the role of the project manager in the procurement process.
•	Relate the differences between a Request For Quotation (RFQ) and a Request For Proposal (RFP).
•	Employ due diligence as it applies to their projects.
•	Avoid common mistakes when preparing and interpreting the tender document.
•	Interpret information that results from an earned value analysis.
•	Define and understand the difference between commissioning and start-up.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
22-Oct-19 Calgary (3 days) $ 2,375 CAD
13-Nov-19 Houston (3 days) $ 2,925 USD
Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Introduction and Definitions
  • Project Manager Behaviors
  • Budgeting and the Staged Gate Process
  • Project Authorization and Scope of Work
  • Engineering Control
  • Procurement
  • Request for Proposals and the Bidding Process
  • Construction Management
  • Contract Administration and Earned Value Analysis
  • Commissioning Procedures
  • Training
  • Commissioning and Startup
  • Completion

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Morley Selver earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1973 and has over 35 years of 'real world' industrial project management experience. He has worked in industry, with and for consultants, and his own consulting business. His project experience includes operations and maintenance, research and development, project management of small to medium size projects, construction management of large industrial projects, mechanical installation of heavy industrial equipment, commissioning and startup of industrial plants, and plant management. He has worked in Canada and the USA on oil & gas projects, terminals & pipelines, on North Slope oil projects, in operating pulp and paper mills, board plants, and in the recycling industry. He is the author of "Plant Project Engineering Guidebook", teaches project management and is an international speaker on project management. He is an IPMA Level B Certified and is a 'First Assessor' for the Project Management Association of Canada (PMAC-AGPC).

Training Venue

To avoid potential course disruptions caused by the attendance of unconfirmed registrants, the training venue address will ONLY be provided to registrants upon receipt of payment (via an email confirmation note).

Participant Evaluations
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June 5, 2018, Capital Maintenance Coordinator, Calgary
Good training for someone looking to good a high level look at Capital Projects and how they are managed and supported
February 22, 2016, Engineering Technologist, Calgary
The materials covered were in depth and very useful. The instructor knew what he was talking about and had a personal work reference for most if not all scenarios.
September 9, 2015, Project Engineer, Calgary
Good introductory course for beginners and a great refresher for more experienced workers.
December 16, 2014, Construction Manager, Calgary
If you are at all involved with or considering entertaining a career in Project Management take this high level view, you will get a good overview of your roles and responsibilities
October 29, 2014, Operations Superintendent, Houston
Covered all the basics and had many tools to use even on smaller projects
March 6, 2014, Field Engineer, Calgary
I thought this course was good for people who are just beginning to work in the project management end of things as it provided a lot of base knowledge that can be utilized while gaining real-life experience at work.
March 10, 2014, Instrument Asset Specialist, Calgary
Very good course if your going to be involved in any project planning in the city or at site.
November 29, 2013, Mine Tailings Specialist, Calgary
The course provides a very practical view on project management. Endless examples are provided during the course.
November 29, 2013, Maintenance Coordinator, Calgary
excellent content
October 25, 2013, Process Engineer, Houston
Very instructive, complete and very well organized. Step by step and with the flexibility to ask and receive the right answer. The instructor is a very experienced professional in this discipline, and the facilities and services were great.
August 30, 2013, Project Engineer, Calgary
Very high level course, recommended for those with no project management experience looking for an overview of the process with good materials to take away and review.
August 30, 2013, Project Manager, Calgary
The training was well organized and presented. If could improve on open to more discussions with real life examples and engage communication I believe the course would be well balance out.