Deeply Practical Project Management

How To Plan And Manage Projects Using The
Project Management Institute (PMI) Best Practices
In The Simplest, Most Practical Way Possible.

Complexity is the challenge in project management. Adding a lot of complex processes won't help. Simplicity and practicality is the solution.

This course provides a deeply practical description of how to use the Project Management Institute (PMI) best practices to manage your projects through every phase of their life-cycle. The PMI processes are mapped across the project time-line, and the specific actions you need to take, and documentation you need to prepare, are explained at each step in a cohesive, easy to follow thread. Exercises to move your project along are provided at each stage. How to use software tools to support the process is described. Templates are provided for all the key project management documents.

Whether you have a project you need to manage right now, or just wish a solid grounding in practical application of the PMI processes, this course can help. You can get the course as a free downloadable reference manual with PM document templates and checklists, a book with additional in-depth description, an online course you can take anywhere, and onsite at your location.

The material has been refined for more than ten years with feedback from thousands of people from dozens of organizations in both industry and government. It is proven, practical, and complete, providing an end-to-end road-map that you can use as a checklist to apply the PMI process to your projects of any size, in any domain, to maximize their scope, schedule, cost, and risk performance. At the end of the course you will not only understand project management, you will be able to implement it.


William (Bill) Stewart is a Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional (PMP), has managed projects from $250K to $55M using the PMI processes, and has delivered more than 200 onsite project management courses to more than 2,000 people. He has worked for large corporations, the Canadian Federal government, academia, and founded a software startup. He has hands-on experience with project management, systems integration, systems engineering, and software engineering. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science for discovery of an algorithm that creates geodesic domes from spherical distributions in multiple dimensions in optimum space and time. (More)

Student Testimonials

  • "Did a phenomenal job in relating the real world experiences with the PM models / theories." – N. Anjaria, Innovapost.
  • "The PMBOK applied in an easy to use fashion. Possesses a lot of insider knowledge for the PM industry." – C. Newton, CRA.
  • "Direct and to the point. Help sort the fact from the fluff." – M. Griffin, DND.
  • "Content was very useful for my current job, in that I can immediately apply the tools." – J. Seguin, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
  • "An excellent look at the basics of Project Management. Can be used both at work and in my personal life." – D. Cameron, CFIA.
  • "Vast amount of actual experience to draw from, and he used it extremely well to bring the course material to life." – J. Anderson, CATSA.
  • "What I enjoyed most about the course was all the practical information that I could easily incorporate into my daily work activities." – S. Rebeiro, CSEC.
  • "Explained project management theories that I previously never clearly understood. Thanks for giving me the 'light bulb'." – L. Slot, Innovapost.
  • "Excellent course that exceeded my expectations. Liked the real-life examples. Great flow, easy to understand." – P. Trethewey, DND.
  • "Best instructor by far from all the courses I have taken. More than simply surface information." – J. Morand, Passport Canada.
  • "This was a great course and I would definitely recommend it to others." – R. McGarry, Public Safety Canada.
  • "Eye opening for my own job and for the levels above me which I aspire to reach in my career development path." – S. Narasimhan, CRA.
  • "In over twenty years this was probably the most relevant course I've taken." – R. Gaudet, MPC.


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