This open textbook has been adapted and developed by Debra Patterson, in partnership with the OER Design Studio and the Library Learning Commons at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario This work is part of the FanshaweOpen learning initiative and is made available through a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License unless otherwise noted.

Fanshawe Open


This book is an adaptation of Strategic Project Management by Debra Patterson licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted, which was an adaptation of  Essentials of Project Management by Adam Farag is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Other resources have been incorporated into the book and are listed in the references section at the end of the book.

Changes from the adapted work can be found in the Changes From Adapted Source.


Students (listed below) in the Human Resources Management program at Fanshawe College contributed content for this book as part of their learning experience. Their contribution is deeply appreciated. The students are also attributed in the specific sections of the book that they contributed.

Students: In-depth Look & Chapter 12

Akanksha Akanksha Allison Smith Amalrani Jose Anuradha Kamal Arekhandia Okojie
Cache Paul Sakaria Charmaine Perez Christine Malabanan Del Rosario Daniela Martinez Munoz Elisha Balogun
Elohor Nomuoja Genny Rose Ragpala Keziah Butal Kirandeep Kaur Linda Mary Adegoke
Mabel Korsah Manisha Bhandari Marshall Howman Mourya Millan Sahoo Olabisi Dada
Pooja Solanki Prakul Khera Purity Maondo Sabhya Kaushal Shaily Joshi
Suraksha Thapa Taeguk Seok Tanaaya Sharma Tania Marisol Toribio Olivares Varun Thomas
Wuraola Odesanya Mariefer Atienza

Students: In-depth Look & Ask an Expert

Adenike Afolabi Andreanna Whitty Bella Rozintseva Brianne Desmarais Cassandra Lytle
Chloe Erickson Eryn Kell Hailey Mercier Hanin Al-Hjowj Jennifer Scane
Jillian Elliott Julia Porter Kanica Arora Karli-Ann Steen Katrina Fairbairn
Mohamad Abdel Wahab Mohammed Ismail Mostafa Elkeraby Naomi Nitzke Olamade Agboola
Sabinne Serban Stephanie Balch Suheir Moudawarie


Thank you as well to the following industry experts who graciously gave their time to be interviewed by the students for this book:


To all those who helped to create this book, your effort and energy helped to adapt and refine the new book that offers a unique Human Resources and Project Management lens.  Thank you to Diana Sinatra-Araujo, the Coordinator who shared the vision of the new book; Tarek Ibrahim, Program Manager who provided continuous support to move the project forward, and to the OER Studio team, who worked tirelessly to ensure a high-quality adaptation became a reality. A Special thank you to Shauna Roch who worked tirelessly and creatively to ensure the text was of the highest quality, full of additional engaging and interesting student knowledge, and meets a high standard of curriculum development. 

OER Design Studio

This project was a collaboration between the author and the team in the OER Design Studio at Fanshawe.  The following staff and students in the Studio were involved in the creation of this project:

  • Shauna Roch, Project Lead & Instructional Designer
  • Robert Armstrong, Graphic Design 
  • Jennifer Ayers, Library Reference Specialist
  • Davandra Earle, Copyediting Student
  • Hadeel Abuhajer, Instructional Design Student 
  • Wilson Poulter, Copyright Services Officer
  • Salma Habib, Graphic Design Student