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Program Overview

A comprehensive preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification exam

The Ultimate Project Management Professional (PMP) Essentials: Fast Track Program takes a comprehensive view of "the total project," from the planning and organizational stages to the actual implementation stage using the PMI standards for Project Management. This program will provide the necessary information to participants enabling them the ability to pass the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification exam.

This program consists of five full-day sessions (8:30am to 4:30pm). Attendance is mandatory for all days.

  • PMP® Certification Requirements and Application Process
  • Project Management Framework
  • Compare and Contrast Predictive and Agile methodologies
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Schedule and Time Management
  • Project Quality Management 
  • Project Resource Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Communications Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management
  • Human Resources
  • Exam Prep
  • Key Learning Objectives
    • Essential terminology that will help enable you to communicate effectively with your peers
    • The phases of the project cycle
    • How to maintain control of time, scope, quality and costs
    • Understanding stakeholder management and time management 
    • Effective ways to monitor and control your projects
    • Develop risk and procurement management strategies
    • Compare different project management methodologies
  • Who Should Attend
    • Individuals challenging the PMP® exam
    • New managers and project managers
    • Those undertaking unique projects
    • Senior executives with business planning responsibilities
    • Systems, manufacturing, operations, engineering and technology personnel working with projects
  • What Is Included

    This program provides comprehensive preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification exam including

    • This program includes pre-program reading. The reading is required to be completed prior to the program start time. 
    • Exam-taking tips, quizzes, and practice exam
    • PMBOK® Guide Bundle (Project Management Body of Knowledge with Agile Practice Guide)
    • PMP® Exam Preparation Book
    • Library of resources of process elements that help with projects
    • Exam Pass Guarantee (Edwards will reimburse participants for one PMP® exam retake fee if the participant did not pass)
    • 37.5 PMI Professional Development Units (PDU's)
    • All learning materials provided digitally through Canvas
    • Certificate of Completion
    • Credential to add to your CV and LinkedIn Profile 
    • 32.5 CPHR Saskatchewan Continued Professional Development (CPD) hours

Funding Available

Check out the funding opportunities available through the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant.


Date: June 25, 2024

Fees: Free

Registration Deadline: To Be Announced

Location: Virtual Delivery

Register for INFO SESSION

September Virtual Session

Date: September 13, 2024 - October 11, 2024

Fees: $3995 plus Taxes

Registration Deadline: August 9, 2024

Location: Virtual Delivery

Program Schedule

Day 1: Sept 13

Day 2: Sept 20

Day 3: Sept 27

Day 4: Oct 4

Day 5: Oct 11

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CST

More Information

Virtual Delivery occurs through Zoom with all learning materials provided digitally on Canvas. In order to use Zoom, participants must have access to a computer with speakers, a microphone, and a webcam. Virtually delivered training includes instructor facilitation, small group exercises, large group discussions, whiteboarding, interactive learning, networking and ample breaks and opportunities for questions and discussions.

Register for September Virtual Session

October In-Person - SOLD OUT

To join the waitlist, please contact Rebecca Schweighardt at sales@edwards.usask.ca

Date: October 22, 2024 - October 30, 2024

Fees: $3995 plus Taxes

Registration Deadline: August 17, 2024

Location: #600, 340 3rd Ave N Saskatoon

Program Schedule

Day 1: Oct. 22

Day 2: Oct. 23

Day 3: Oct. 24

Day 4: Oct. 29

Day 5: Oct. 30

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CST

More Information

In-person delivery occurs in #600, 340 3rd Ave N Saskatoon, with all learning materials provided digitally on Canvas. In-person delivery includes instructor facilitation, small group exercises, large group discussions, interactive learning, networking and ample breaks and opportunities for questions and discussions. Participants will be required to bring a laptop/digital device to access all learning materials during the program. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provide.

Course Planner

For more information, contact

Rebecca Schweighardt
Learning and Development Specialist
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"The Ultimate PMP Essentials program lives up to its title by being an excellent fast track to learning the essence of PMP teachings, methodologies with an outcome of PMP exam preparation."


Daniela Tanase Broten

Canadian Light Source

Program Faculty

  • Instructor Profiles



    Doug Boebinger, MS, PMP, AHPP, PMTA-CTP

    Doug Boebinger is the founder and Chief Project Management Consultant and Trainer for Integrated Process Developers, Inc. (IPDI).  He holds over 35 years profit and loss experience in project management and process re-engineering. Doug obtained his Project Management Professional (PMP®) from the Project Management Institute (PMI®) in 1994 and has taught PMP Prep program to thousands of people in numerous organizations across the world since then. As the lead project management consultant to Ford Motor Company Powertrain Global Division, Doug created the MAPD® Strategy which is a revolutionary new project/process planning and execution strategy specifically designed for multi-team environments.

    Doug has spent his career assisting companies in various industries as a project manager and as a consultant and trainer to implement project management and improve their organization’s processes.  A current or former adjunct faculty member at various universities across the United States and Canada, Doug was the Project Management Department Chair and developer of the Bachelor of Science Project Management degree curriculum at Cleary University.

    He developed over 40 programs on project management, leadership and communications topics that have been taught to thousands of people from entry-level to C level in numerous organizations, companies, and governments around the world. 


    Amanda Dahl, PMP, ACP

    Amanda Dahl is the owner of her consultancy, Boost Consulting. She has 20+ years of experience in project management, operational excellence, change management, and business development in multiple industries. She is also a Director on the Board of T2 Metals Corp.

    Amanda has her Master’s Certificate in Project Management, Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP), Lean Greenbelt certification, Six Sigma Blackbelt training, and Prosci Change Practitioner certification and is a Co-Chair for the WIMWiN-SK Mentorship committee.

    She presents her technical and ‘real-world’ knowledge in an authentic, tangible way to enhance understanding and engagement, and enjoys connecting with people in a meaningful way.


  • Message from the Program Director


    “Project Management is utilized by every organization in every industry around the world. But you do not need the title of Project Manager to benefit from the knowledge and skills project management provides. Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is recognized world-wide as the preeminent certification in this field. The Ultimate Project Management Professional (UPMP) Essential Program prepares you for the PMP exam with course slides, PMP Prep eBook, sample exams and much more. Taught by seasoned PMP professionals, you will be well prepared to pass the PMP exam and propel your career forward in the process. The course is offered in person or live virtually to fit your specific needs. I look forward to meeting you in the next course.”

    Doug Boebinger, Program Director


Professional Development Units

Receive 37.5 Training Contact Hours / Professional Development Units (PDUs) upon completion. 
Registered Trademark
PMI®, PMP® and PMBOK® are registered marks of Project Management Institute Inc. 
Exam Pass Guarantee
Edwards will reimburse participants for one PMP® exam retake fee if the participant did not pass

Offer This Program In-House

Interested in bringing this program to your organization or team within your organization? Fill out our Online Needs Assessment form and show your interest in bringing this program in-house or customized based on your needs.

Cancellation Policy


For information regarding our cancellation and refund policy please visit our terms and conditions.

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