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GPS: Introduction to Time Management

Introduction to Project Management

Tuesday, Oct. 19th, 2010

2 – 4 pm

Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus

Facilitator: Jim Brosseau

Free Admission

This introductory session is designed for graduate students who know very little about Project Management but are curious about how they would use it in their present work, or in the future.   The facilitator will introduce some of the basic concepts and strategies, and give participants some information about what activities contribute to a successfully-managed project.  There will be a hands-on activity and opportunity to ask questions.  The topics to be covered include:

§  Project lifecycle

§  Project trade-off

§  Setting up a project for success

§  Breaking down the project tasks

§  Developing a project timeline

Note: This is just a large group overview of Project Management, and is not designed for students who have a lot of experience managing projects.  There will be future events covering more advanced topics for graduate students who want to build on existing skills.

The facilitator, Jim Brosseau, has worked in the high-technology sector since 1980, in a variety of roles and responsibilities. He has held successively more responsible positions in military and defence contracting, commercial software development, and training and consulting. He has worked in the QA role, and has acted as team lead, project manager, and director.

Jim has been involved with the BCIT Bachelor of Technology program and has mentored students at SFU Surrey and the Vancouver Board of Trade’s Leaders of Tomorrow program. He acts as a mentor in the New Ventures BC competition, and has been on the Business Advisory Board of the Advanced Systems Institute of BC.   In addition, Jim has personally worked with more than 100 organizations in the past 10 years with a goal of reducing business inefficiencies. An integral part of this effort has been a focus on techniques for measurement of productivity gains and ROI for refined development and management practices.”

Refreshments: Beverages will be provided. Please bring your mug.

Registration: No charge for admission, but advance registration is required at:


Confirmation of registration status will be sent  by e-mail within 3 working days.

Questions: gradgps@interchange.ubc.ca

Information about upcoming GPS events can be found at:


UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies appreciates the support of the Graduate Student Society and the

MITACS STEP program ( www.mitacs.ca)

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