PD5: Project Management

PD5: Project Management introduces students to the basic tools and techniques used to manage projects in a wide range of industries and workplaces. Project management extends far beyond using a calendar and writing a to-do list: planning, scheduling, budgeting, supervising, delegating, and prioritizing are all part of the process. Students who take PD5 leave the course with a better understanding of the many duties and issues that factor into effective project management.

What do PD5 students do?

  • Prepare for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam by completing extra course material
  • Use common project tools, including a work breakdown structure and a Gantt chart
  • Identify the qualities of a successful project manager

Student testimonials

  • "Great introduction to project management and covers a variety of different topics. Well organized simulations and case studies."
  • "The case studies and simulations were comprehensive and thorough, allowing for a real-world application of project management skills and concepts."

Course instructor

Peter Carr

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Dr. Carr is a professor in the Department of Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo. He authored the online Certificate in Project Leadership offered by the University's Centre for Extended Learning and teaches MSCI 422: The Impact of Information Systems on Society. His research interests are in supply chain management, project management, information technology management, and collaboration in online education.

Contact information

You can reach the PD5 course team at pd5@uwaterloo.ca.