Course description
This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of project management including key concepts, terminology, and how to go from project selection to project closure. As a part of the course, a mock case study is assigned to guide the student through the processes of project management.

Course learning objectives
At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Articulate and discuss Project Management terminology and concepts
  2. Communicate effectively with project managers
  3. Apply the approach and processes in order to successfully manage and complete a project

Course learning activities:
Guided reading and individual study (LO1, 2)
In-class exercises and simulations (LO2,3)
Use of case study (LO3)
Assessment tools:
Class participation (20%)
Final test and paper (80%)
Day 1 
Starting a Project - Case Study - Planning a Project

Day 2.
xecuting the Project - Overseeing, Controlling and Ending a  Project. 

  • How to communicate effectively with project managers
  • How to apply the approach and processes in order to successfully manage and complete a project

Course outline

  • Starting a Project
  • Case Study
  • Planning a Project

Duration and PDUs
2 days – 14 hours – 9 PDU (Professional Development Units)


Develop effective measures for scheduling and controlling projects as you put the tools of project management to work. In this course you will focus on managing the constraints you face in any project: limits on time, human resources, materials, budget, and specifications. Discover proven ways to work within the identified constraints, without letting predefined limits curtail creativity or innovation.
Key Benefits

  • Get hands-on experience, practicing your skills in building project requirements and the work breakdown structure
  • Learn a sound, logical framework for scheduling and controlling project activities.
  • Master techniques for estimating, forecasting, budgeting, monitoring, controlling, analyzing, and reporting costs and interpreting the meaning of earned-value data.

What you will learn

  • Use the work breakdown structure to develop a network diagram
  • Calculate schedules using PERT/CPM
  • Identify, assign, and tabulate resource requirements
  • Predict costs and work time using specific levels and estimate types
  • Plan for contingencies and anticipate variations
  • Predict future project performance based on historical data
  • Monitor changes and close projects on time


  • Essential Background 
  • Resource Allocation and Estimating 
  • Scheduling 
  • The Baseline 
  • Managing Change within the Project 
  • Evaluation and Forecasting 
  • The Exit Strategy

Duration/PDU Value
2 days – 14 hours - 9 PDU (Professional Development Units)

Project Management Academy is the GEMA Business School Division for PM training and consultancy services.   It is  a Registered Education Provider [R.E.P.] of Project Management Institute [PMI]® so that all the skills and competencies taught in our courses are aligned to the standards of PMBOK® Guide [Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge].
With this course, students will also receive 9 PDU (Professional Development Units) of the Project Management Institute (PMI).  PMI attained  ISO9001 certification in 1999, namely the international recognition of a management system that meets the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) criteria for ensuring consistent deliveryof  products or services. accessed 8 March 2018.