BAB905 - Project Management

Outline info
Semester
School
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Subject Title
Project Management

Subject Description

Project management is an essential discipline used across all business environments and ensures the success of key deliverables such as new products and services and marketing initiatives along with accompanying technical infrastructure. This subject will cover topics including integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk and procurement management. BAB905: Project Management is compliant with the Project Management Institute, Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), 5th Edition.

Credit Status
One credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Detail and explain the steps required to initiate a project.
  2. Define and validate the project goals.
  3. Create a work breakdown structure based on the defined workload.
  4. Create a project schedule which respects specified deadlines.
  5. Estimate resources requirements and create a budget.
  6. Produce a project plan that includes milestones, indicates the critical path, and is realistic in terms of defined available time, resources, and budget.
  7. Identify potential project risk and for each identified risk, analyze the potential of the risk occurring, the impact of the risk and develop a mitigation strategy.
  8. Specify quality of product and service delivery.
  9. List the steps taken to monitor and control project performance and what steps would be taken should project performance be below expectations, including a description of factors that may affect project performance.
  10. Research, synthesize and write status and review reports.
  11. Describe how costs and schedule will be managed on a project including the actions taken in response to cost and/or schedule issues.
  12. Explain the processes and activities required to manage project teams and stakeholders.
  13. Describe how client expectations and satisfaction will be handled and measured on a project including actions taken in response to client satisfaction issues.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
None

Topic Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Introduction to Project, Program and Portfolio Management
  3. Project, Program and Portfolio Selection
  4. Initiating Projects
  5. Planning Projects -Part 1 - Project Integration and Scope Management
  6. Planning Projects -Part 1 - Project Time and Cost Management
  7. Planning Projects - Part 2 - Project Quality, HR, Communications Management
  8. Planning Projects - Part 2 - Project Stakeholder, Risk, Procurement Management
  9. Executing , Monitoring, Controlling, and Closing Projects
  10. Group Project Presentations

Mode of Instruction
In-Class:
A combination of teaching methods will be utilized which may include lectures, case studies, discussions, group and individual work.

Prescribed Texts
Title:     An Introduction to Project Management
Author:  Kathy Schwalbe
Edition:  4th Edition (revised)
Publisher:  Kathy Schwalbe LLC
ISBN-13:  9781448607532

Reference Material
Guide to Research & Citation: MLA Style.  Seneca Libraries.  Latest Version.  Seneca College.

Required Supplies
None

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For degree programs, the minimum requirement for promotion and graduation is an average of C+ (2.5) for courses in the main field of study (professional courses) and an average of C (2.0) in all other courses, and an overall average of C+ (2.5)

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation
Assignments are due on the dates specified. Should extenuating circumstances arise, please contact your instructor prior to the assignment due date so that an appropriate course of action can be established. Late assignments may be subject to a penalty of up to 10% per week and will not generally be accepted beyond two weeks from the due date.
 
In cases of cheating or plagiarism, the College Academic Policy will prevail. Please ensure that all assignments and reports are properly documented.
 
Students are referred to the following website for Seneca College Library style guides, Academic Honesty Policy and Copyright guidelines:  http:/senecacollege.ca/library
 
Dates for evaluations are specified in the weekly schedule addendum to this outline. The evaluation process may include, but is not limited to, tests, exams, assignments or presentations. Any absences or missed submissions due to medical or other reasons must be supported by medical or other appropriate documentation within one (1) week of the due date. The faculty and program area must be notified immediately in the event of a missed evaluation. Upon acceptance of the documentation, the weighting of the missed deliverable will normally be applied to the final exam.
 
English Competency
The ability to communicate effectively is essential for success in business. Therefore, you must demonstrate English competency in this course in both oral and written work. Ensure your written work includes correct sentence structure, spelling and punctuation. Always spell check, edit and proofread your work.
 
Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

In-Class Exercises/Homework 10%
Quizzes 10%
Midterm Exam 20%
Term Project 30%
Final Exam 30%
 
 Please retain this course outline document for future educational and/or employment use.

Academic Program Manager - Business Studies:
Danielle Mercier

Approved by: Academic Program Manager - Business Studies Danielle Mercier