PMP200 - Project Management Tools and Techniques

Outline info
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Subject Title
Project Management Tools and Techniques

Subject Description
In today's competitive business environment project management skills must include the ability to deliver projects on time, on budget, and to the satisfaction of the customer. The purpose of this introductory subject is to examine the general principals, practices, tools and resources associated with managing a diversity of workplace projects.

Credit Status
One credit.

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

1. Describe the practice of project management as a distinct discipline, essential to undertaking projects to achieve organizational objectives.

2. Identify and explain the processes of project management, including defining the success of a project, the knowledge areas of project management and the project life cycle.

3. Explain and discuss the characteristics of organizational structures, project team roles and project leadership as they relate to project management.

4. Demonstrate the use of key project management tools such as the work breakdown structure and the network diagrams to create a project plan.

5. Demonstrate ability to work as a member of a team to achieve project goals and objectives.

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 for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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

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.


Topic Outline

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Business Strategy and Project Management
  • Defining a Project
  • Estimating a Project
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Resources and Budgeting
  • Project Leadership and Team Building
  • Project Communications management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Monitoring Project Progress
  • Project Closure

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

Delivery is mixed, blending face-to-face instructions and facilitating out of classroom experiences and/or online instructions.

This subject is delivered online. This may involve the use of digital materials and/or a text, group discussions, interaction with your instructor and online activities.

Prescribed Texts
For In-class and Blended Delivery:

Title:         Project Management- The Managerial Process
Author:     Eric W. Larson, Clifford F. Gray
Publisher: McGraw Hill Irwin
Edition:     7th edition
ISBN:       9781259666094 (updated for Summer 2017)

Title:        A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide)
Publisher:  Project Management Institute, Inc.
Edition:  6th  Edition
ISBN:  9781628253825      

Bookstore inventories may be limited.  Textbook(s) are available from alternate sources.

For Online Delivery:

Title:        A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide)
Publisher:  Project Management Institute, Inc.
Edition:  6th  Edition
ISBN:  9781628253825      

Bookstore inventories may be limited.  Textbook(s) are available from alternate sources.

Reference Material

Required Supplies

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)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( 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:/

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 - Regular delivery (14 weeks)

Mid-Term Test / Quizzes 30%
Group Term Project 30%
Assignments 10%
Final Exam 30%

Blended Delivery (Hybrid of inclass and online through Blackboard) - (14 Weeks)
Mid-Term Test 30%
Group Term Project 20%
Quizz 10%
Assignment 10%
Final Exam 30%

Online Delivery
Discussions 20%
Assignment 1 - Project Charter 25%
Assignment 2 - Project Plan 30%
Assignment 3 - Status Report 25%

For online delivery:    All the academic policies of the College at which you registered apply.  This includes, but is not limited to, policies related to grading, supplemental exams, deferred exams and accommodations.

Please retain this course outline document for future educational and/or employment use.

Academic Program Manager:
Emiliano Introcaso

Approved by: Academic Program Manager Emiliano Introcaso