Business Breathers webinar to focus on project management basics

Strong project management helps organizations effectively utilize resources. Learning how to achieve project success by using project management principles will be the focus of a free interactive webinar Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 11 a.m.

Amy Tomaino, Senior Administrative Officer at the Goodman School of Business and Ken Klassen, Professor of Operations Management, will share their knowledge during the session as part of the Business Breathers series facilitated by Goodman Group, the Goodman School of Business’ community-focused learning and development services provider.

Amy Tomaino, Senior Administrative Officer at the Goodman School of Business.

Aimed at people who are interested in expanding their scope of knowledge in the project management field, the session will address common questions along with audience questions moderated by Goodman Group Director Abdul Rahimi.

“Project management is a growing field that is becoming more prominent in all types of workplaces,” Tomaino said. “Having knowledge in this area is a competitive advantage for employees seeking improvement in their current role or for growth into future positions.”

Ken Klassen, Professor of Operations Management

Topics will include a discussion of agile project management, the value of project management knowledge today and in the future and how to utilize project management tools and techniques in non-projectized environments.

“The seminar will discuss the most important ingredients for success,” Klassen said. “If there is an activity that involves a series of interdependent tasks, it is now apparent in most companies that it is better to manage those as a project.”

Tomaino has held leadership roles within each of the private, public and education sectors and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She has managed projects in the areas of strategic planning, policy development and organizational development and was on the project team for the St. Catharines Meridian Centre design build project.

Klassen has a PhD in Operations Management and has taught project management to undergraduate and MBA students for almost two decades. He served as the Project Lead for the Goodman School of Business building expansion project and has extensive experience in the construction industry. He is currently Chair of the Department of Finance, Operations and Information Systems at Goodman.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Business Breathers webinars. Topics focus on leadership, management and innovation as well as the financial and social impacts of trending topics. Interested participants are asked to register online. A confirmation email will provide a link to access the webinar at the date and time of the event.

For people who are looking to learn more about this topic, Tomaino will be leading both fundamental and intermediate project management seminars for Goodman Group in February and March.

The online Fundamentals Seminar will take place Feb. 1 and 3 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and cover the essential elements of project planning and project management during interactive classes. The online Intermediate Project Management seminar will run March 1 and 3 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and will give participants experience in detailed project documentation, scheduling, risk management, stakeholder engagement and will cover the use of project management software. Registration is $895 plus HST for each seminar and more details are available on the Goodman Group website.

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