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About the Program

This program is part of the Certificate in Complex Project & Procurement Leadership and may be taken as part of the certificate program or on a stand-alone basis. Please visit the main page for the Certificate in Complex Project & Procurement Leadership for more information.

A successful project depends on proper analysis and planning in the early and key phase of project initiation. This three day module will provide an overview of the process to develop the initial scope and high-level requirements for a project. Participants will learn strategic options analysis techniques, costing and schedule estimation, strategic procurement strategies, and the risks inherent in various strategies. The module will also identify important stakeholder engagement strategies. Industry participants will gain an understanding and perspective of how to interact effectively with the government approval processes and policies.

Who Should Attend?

Senior military and Public Service leaders and industry executives who have or will have responsibility to lead and manage the planning and implementation of medium to large programs.  It will be of particular benefit to newcomers to Ottawa and those with less previous experience with the processes and stakeholders involved with major Government funded investments.

What You Will Learn

  • Key fundamentals to project success and how that success is shaped, for good or otherwise, by key early decisions.
  • An understanding of procurement options analysis factors, opportunity and risk analysis.
  • An understanding of initial cost estimation and schedule factors and the risks associated with these early decisions.

Program Takeaways

  • How to position the project for success through careful initial planning and preparation
  • How to identify an affordable scope with the appropriate budget estimate.
  • How and when to engage key stakeholders.  

Program Facilitators

Dan Ross

Dan Ross


Mariette Fyfe-Fortin

Mariette Fyfe-Fortin




Please note that participation in this program requires the completion of two (2) courses as prerequisites: Government & Industry Processes & Stakeholder Engagement and Systems Thinking & Complex Project Management. If you have completed the prerequisites and wish to register for this program, please email us.

Registration for this module will open in Fall of 2021. If you are looking to register, please contact us at to be notified when registration is open.

Certificate Registration

Virtual Program

Cohort 13: November 29 - December 3, 2021
Cohort 14: December 6-10, 2021


$2,550 + HST
Cancellation & Payment Policy

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Centre for Executive Leadership
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Ottawa ON K1P 6B9

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