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Program Overview

A comprehensive preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification exams


The Ultimate Project Management Professional (PMP) Essentials: Fast Track Program takes a comprehensive view of "the total project," from the planning and organizational stages to the actual implementation stage with special emphasis placed on control and continuous improvement. A project is any unique undertaking which requires a special organization and has stated objectives in terms of scope, time and cost. This program will provide the necessary information to participants enabling them the ability to pass the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification exam and the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification exam. 

 This program consists of five full-day sessions (8:30am to 4:30pm) once a week for five weeks. Attendance is mandatory for all days.

  • PMP® Certification Requirements and Application Process
  • Project Management Framework
  • Compare and Contrast Predictive / Waterfall and Agile methodologies
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Communications Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Key Learning Objectives
    • Essential terminology that will help enable you to communicate effectively with your peers
    • The phases of the project cycle
    • How to maintain control of time, scope, quality and costs
    • Understanding stakeholder management and time management 
    • Effective ways to monitor and control your projects
    • Develop risk and procurement management strategies
    • Compare different project management methodologies
  • Who Should Attend
    • Individuals challenging the PMP® or CAPM® exam
    • 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

    This program provides comprehensive preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification exams including

    • Exam-taking tips, quizzes, and practice exam
    • PMBOK® Guide Bundle (Project Management Body of Knowledge with Agile Practice Guide)
    • PMP® Exam Preparation Book
    • Library of resources of process elements that help with projects
    • Exam Pass Guarantee (Edwards will reimburse participants for one PMP® exam retake fee if the participant did not pass)
    • 35 Training Contact Hours / Professional Development Units (PDUs)
    • All learning materials provided digitally through Canvas
    • Certificate of Completion
    • Credential to add to your CV and LinkedIn Profile 

Funding Available

Check out the funding opportunities available through the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant.

October Session

Date: October 13, 2021 - October 22, 2021

Fees: $3,995 plus GST

Registration Deadline: October 6, 2021

Location: K W Nasser Centre - Saskatoon

Program Schedule

Day 1: October 13

Day 2: October 14

Day 3: October 15

Day 4: October 21

Day 5: October 22

8:30 am - 4:30 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.

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Course Planner

For more information, contact

Rebecca Schweighardt
Senior Program Coordinator
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"The Ultimate PMP Essentials program lives up to its title by being an excellent fast track to learning the essence of PMP teachings, methodologies with an outcome of PMP exam preparation."


Daniela Tanase Broten

Canadian Light Source

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 program 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. 


Amanda Dahl, PMP

Amanda Dahl is the owner and operator of her consultancy, Boost Consulting. She has 19 years of experience in program and project management, operational excellence, corporate and business planning, and business development in multiple industries.

Amanda has her Master’s Certificate in Project Management, Project Management Professional (PMP) designation, Lean Greenbelt certification, Six Sigma Blackbelt training, and Change Management Specialist certification. She also holds the Director, Outreach position for the Project Management Institute - North Saskatchewan Chapter.

She presents her technical and ‘real-world’ knowledge in an authentic, tangible way to enhance understanding and engagement, and enjoys connecting with people in a meaningful way.



Professional Development Units

Receive 35 Training Contact Hours / Professional Development Units (PDUs) upon completion. 
Registered Trademark
PMI®, PMP® and PMBOK® are registered marks of Project Management Institute Inc. 
Exam Pass Guarantee
Edwards will reimburse participants for one PMP® exam retake fee if the participant did not pass

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 twenty (20) 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 twenty (20) 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 twenty (20) business days prior to the program start date. Program transfers within twenty (20) 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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