Course Description

Learn the fundamentals of project management for organizations including project selection and start up methods. Gain practical experience defining specific project needs and developing a project charter that provides the correct level of detail for your situation.

Learner Outcomes

At the end of this course, learners will be able to apply project management processes to:

  • Explain project management terminology
  • Explain the life cycle approach to project management
  • Explain project initiation processes
  • Identify project management knowledge areas
  • Identify project management skills
  • Analyse project stakeholders
  • Identify organization structures
  • Define project requirements
  • Apply project selection methods
  • Establish project objectives
  • Document project constraints and assumptions
  • Define the project manager’s authority & responsibilities
  • Draft a project charter


This is the first course of the Applied Project Management program. Courses must be taken in order.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Course Details
Section Title
Project Initiation & Charter Development
Online, fixed date
Apr 13, 2024 to Apr 18, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $469.00
  • Applied Project Management Centre

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