Fundamentals of Project Management 



Program Overview

Jump start your projects. Map out your project's course and your destiny. 

As the program title indicates, participants will learn the fundamentals of project management. Participants will be able to use these concepts the very next day on their projects, giving an edge over competition.

The Fundamentals of Project Management is a hands-on, workshop-based, interactive program. It includes small group exercises, large group discussions, and instructor facilitation. Participants will be able to practice what they learn on a case study project.

This program utilizes many of the templates found in IPDI Project Management Template Library. After completion, participants will have free access to the Templates to use on their own projects.

The Fundamentals of Project Management program has been successfully taught for over 20 years to thousands of individuals in hundreds of companies from a wide range of industries. IPDI’s extensive knowledge of project management best practices and our ability to apply them to companies, including yours, has ensured that our program is in high-demand, and our instructors are at the top of the field. 

Program topics include:

  • Project Management Foundation Concepts
  • Project Management Process Groups & Knowledge Areas
  • Scope Statement
  • Stakeholder Assessment & Key Decision Makers
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Estimating Resources, Durations and Costs
  • Communications Planning
  • Project Team Development
  • Quality Planning
  • Human Resource Planning & RASIC
  • Schedule Sequencing
  • Risk Management Planning
  • Procurement Planning
  • Schedule Development, Trade-off Analysis and Baseline
  • Project Execution
  • Monitoring & Controlling Project Work
  • Integrated Change Control
  • Project Close-out

  • Key Learning Objectives
    • Understand the two main approaches to projects: Predictive and Agile as well as the Hybrid approach
    • Develop a Scope Statement for the project to depict what is in scope and what is not
    • Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) / Sprint backlog to establish effective resource and duration estimates
    • Develop duration estimates using various techniques
    • Understand the application of Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling
    • Understand the usage of a Task Board / Kanban on certain types of projects
    • Establish effective adjustments, including risk responses, to the preliminary schedule
    • Accurately update the schedule based on work performance
    • Evaluate the schedule and budget variances and how to resolve them
  • Who Should Attend
    • New managers and project managers
    • Those undertaking unique projects
    • Senior executives with business planning responsibilities
    • Systems, manufacturing, operations, engineering and technology personnel working with projects
  • What Is Included
    • All learning materials provided digitally
    • Certificate of Completion
    • Credential to add to your CV and LinkedIn Profile 
    • PMI Professional Development Units (PDU's)
    • 19.5 CPHR Saskatchewan Continued Professional Development (CPD) hours

Funding Available

Check out the funding opportunities available through the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant and Re-Skill Saskatchewan Training Subsidy.


April 2024 Session

Date: April 8, 2024 - April 10, 2024

Fees: $2,495 plus Taxes

Registration Deadline: March 11, 2024

Location: K W Nasser Centre - Saskatoon

Program Schedule

Day 1: April 8

Day 2: April 9

Day 3: April 10

8:30 am - 5:00 pm CST

More Information

In-person delivery occurs at K W Nasser Centre with all learning materials provided digitally on Canvas. In-person delivery includes instructor facilitation, small group exercises, large group discussions, interactive learning, networking and ample breaks and opportunities for questions and discussions. Participants will be required to bring a laptop/digital device to access all learning materials during the program. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided. Please read our COVID-19 information page for expectations and how to prepare for your program.

Register for April 2024 Session

Course Planner

For more information, contact

Rebecca Schweighardt
Learning and Development Specialist
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"Excellent course and the material covered can be used the very next day."

Kelly Cameron


Instructor Profile



Doug Boebinger, MS, PMP, PMTA-CTP

Doug Boebinger is the founder and Chief Project Management Consultant and Trainer for Integrated Process Developers, Inc. (IPDI).  He holds over 35 years profit and loss experience in project management and process re-engineering. Doug obtained his Project Management Professional (PMP®) from the Project Management Institute (PMI®) in 1994 and has taught PMP Prep programs to thousands of people in numerous organizations across the world since then. As the lead project management consultant to Ford Motor Company Powertrain Global Division, Doug created the MAPD® Strategy which is a revolutionary new project/process planning and execution strategy specifically designed for multi-team environments.

Doug has spent his career assisting companies in various industries as a project manager and as a consultant and trainer to implement project management and improve their organization’s processes.  A current or former adjunct faculty member at various universities across the United States and Canada, Doug was the Project Management Department Chair and developer of the Bachelor of Science Project Management degree curriculum at Cleary University.

He developed over 40 programs on project management, leadership and communications topics that have been taught to thousands of people from entry-level to C level in numerous organizations, companies, and governments around the world.  

Offer This Program In-House

Interested in bringing this program to your organization or team within your organization? Fill out our Online Needs Assessment form and show your interest in bringing this program in-house or customized based on your needs.


University of Saskatchewan's liability is limited to reimbursement of paid tuition fees.

Cancellations received at least ten (10) business days in advance of the program commencement date and all collateral (textbook, etc) returned to Edwards Executive Education, will be subject to receive a full refund. Cancellations received less than ten (10) business days prior to the program commencement date will be subject to a $1200 administration fee. Cancellations received less than five (5) business days prior to the program commencement date will be subject to full program tuition cost.

Non-attendance will incur full program tuition cost.

Fees subject to change without notice.

Program Transfers

One program transfer will be permitted without penalty if the cancellation request is received more than ten (10) business days prior to the program start date. Program transfers within ten (10) business days of the program start date will be subject to a $300 administration fee. All collateral (textbook, etc) must be returned to Edwards Executive Education before the transfer will be processed.

Alternate program transfers may be approved dependent on program availability. Transfer requests must be scheduled within six (6) months of the initial purchase.

Applicants will be responsible for any price difference in program fees at the time of the request. Each subsequent transfer request will be subject to $300 administration fee.

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