Project Management for Supply Chain Professionals

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Supply Chain Management Association Alberta (SCMA AB) in association with Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), offers this essential Project Management course for Supply Chain Professionals.

Course Description

This three-day course is based on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) PMBOK® Guide. It introduces the basic concepts and processes for successful project management as they relate to supply chain projects. Explore proven best practices for defining, planning, organizing, and executing a project. Examination of the project life cycle will highlight the need for a phased-approach to project work with stage-gate approvals to ensure strategic alignment and effective project governance. The learning material and group exercises provide you with hands-on experience using the vocabulary, knowledge, and tools needed to properly define, plan, manage and successfully implement a project. Special emphasis is given to the crucial up-front effort to clearly define, in consultation with key stakeholders, the project scope, the project’s strategic value and expected results. Throughout the course, we’ll examine and apply widely recognized project management techniques, tools and templates.


Upon successful completion, this course:

  • meets the educational requirements for Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® designation (23 hours) – click here for further details
  • will count towards the SAIT Applied Project Management Certificate (as Project 150), further classes are available through classroom or online delivery – click here for certificate details
  • will count as 10 CPD points for SCMP holders

Course Details

  • Module 1: Principles of Project Management
    • Differentiate project work from an ongoing work effort
    • Explain project management and the organizational structure that ensures projects accomplish strategic objectives
    • Examine the project life cycle and phased-approach to project delivery
  • Module 2: Starting Right: Project Initiation
    • Describe what a Project Document is and outline its key elements
    • Identify all stakeholders in a project and their influence on the outcome
  • Module 3: Planning the Project: Scope Baseline
    • Consider the importance of a comprehensive project plan
    • Plan the scope of a project through a clear project scope statement and the development of a complete WBS
    • Collect stakeholder requirements that the product, service, or results of project must satisfy
  • Module 4: Planning the Project: Schedule and Cost Baselines
    • Create a project activity list
    • Sequence the activities to complete the project work in logical order
    • Develop the estimates of the resources needed to perform each activity
    • Develop the estimates of the effort and duration required to complete each activity
    • Create the schedule of activities and examine the critical path
    • Develop a cost performance baseline
  • Module 5: Planning the Project: Risk and Quality
    • Develop a comprehensive list of potential project risks
    • Determine the severity of each identified risk
    • Prepare responses to proactively address potential project risks
    • Identify quality standards relevant to the project and ways to meet them
  • Module 6: Executing, Controlling, and Closing the Project
    • Explore the critical elements of project execution processes
    • Manage changes to project scope, schedule, and cost baselines through effective change control
    • Confirm formal acceptance of the project deliverable and document lessons learned on project

Schedule and Registration

Calgary: February 12-14, 2018


Calgary – SAIT

1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary - Classroom AA109 – Heritage Hall (click here for campus map)

$700 – includes the PMBOK 6th Edition (all course materials provided in class)

Space is limited to 24 seats

Register today by calling SAIT at 403-284-7248 and quoting CRN-66084

Edmonton: May 28-30, 2018


Edmonton – SCMA Alberta Office

Mayfield Business Centre Suite 100, 10525 – 170 Street NW Edmonton

$700 – includes the PMBOK 6th Edition (all course materials provided in class)

Space is limited to 24 seats

Register today by calling SAIT at 403-284-7248 and quoting CRN-48081


If you have any questions, please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 403-284-7186


Instructor Biography- Kelly Yagelniski

Kelly Yagelniski graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a focus in Finance and Economics, from the University of Regina in 1991 and began his career at SaskTel as a Project Manager in Financial Systems. After spending 10 years at SaskTel and SaskTel International, Kelly moved to Calgary in 2001 where he has worked in a multitude of industries all in the discipline of Project Delivery, Program Management and Supply Chain Management. Kelly has a Project Management Professional (PMP®) designation and Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) Certified International Trade Professional designation (CITP®).

Kelly has been managing projects and programs for the last 26 years and has worked in a number of industries including telecommunications, information technology, software development, supply chain management and, most recently, electric power systems. Kelly’s work experience has included working on International infrastructure projects, through which he had the privilege of living and working in Asia and Africa.

Kelly’s experience in Supply Chain Management involved engineering, procuring materials and equipment, managing transportation and logistics on large domestic and international capital projects. Kelly also managed the transportation and logistics on a number of Alberta and Canadian/US pipeline capital builds and maintenance projects.

Kelly is currently working at the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO). As a Director in Transmission, Kelly is responsible for connecting customers to the electric transmission grid and also manages the Transmission Program Management Office (PMO). Kelly was recently accountable for the build out of the two High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) power transmission facilities valued at over $3.5 B. Kelly has been a member of PMI since 2004 and has been an instructor in Project Management since 2005. Kelly recently became certified in Prosci’s Change Management Program and Strategic Decisions Group (SDG’s) Decision Quality program.