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  1. 1. COURSE BACHELOR OF OUTLINE APPLIED BUSINESS CENTRE FOR BUSINESS COURSE NAME: Project Management COURSE CODE: BFSM 2105 CREDIT HOURS: 42 PREREQUISITES: None COREQUISITES: None PLAR ELIGIBLE: YES (x) NO ( ) EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2010 PROFESSOR: PHONE: EMAIL: NOTE TO STUDENTS: Academic Departments at George Brown College will NOT retain historical copies of Course Outlines. We urge you to retain this Course Outline for your future reference. FOR OFFICE USE ONLY ORIGINATOR: __________________________________________________________________ SIGNATURE DATE CHAIR: ____________________________________________________November 2009_______ SIGNATURE DATE DATE OF REVISION: Jan. 2009_________________________________________________ EQUITY STATEMENT: George Brown College values the talents and contributions of its students, staff and community partners and seeks to create a welcoming environment where equity, diversity and safety of all groups are fundamental. Language or activities which are inconsistent with this philosophy violate the College policy on the Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment and will not be tolerated. The commitment and cooperation of all students and staff are required to maintain this environment. Information and assistance are available through your Chair, Student Affairs, the Student Association or the Human Rights Advisor. George Brown College is dedicated to providing equal access to students with disabilities. If you require academic accommodations visit the Disability Services Office or the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Office on your campus. STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES: Students should obtain a copy of the Student Handbook and refer to it for additional information regarding the grading system, withdrawals, exemptions, class assignments, missed tests and exams, supplemental privileges, and academic dishonesty. Students are required to apply themselves diligently to the course of study, and to prepare class and homework assignments as given. Past student performance shows a strong relationship between regular attendance and success. COURSE NAME: Project Management PAGE: 1 of 6 COURSE CODE: BFSM 2105
  2. 2. COURSE DESCRIPTION This course provides an overview to the concept of project management and the use of MS Project. . Project management is becoming more important in today’s world. Effective use of key tools and concepts used to identity and manage a project could give you a significant competitive advantage in the today’s business marketplace. This course includes the major topics of organizational strategy and the link to project management, identifying project priorities, project organization, and project management tools. The content deals with planning, scheduling, organizing, and controlling projects, and how to use MS Project to outline project components, track project progress and determine the cost and time status of a project. ESSENTIAL EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS: As mandated by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities essential employability skills (EES) will be addressed throughout all programs of study. Students will have the opportunity to learn (L) specific skills, to practice (P) these skills, and/or be evaluated (E) on the EES outcomes in a variety of courses. The EES include communication, numeracy, critical thinking & problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills. The faculty for this course has indicated which of the EES are either Learned (L), Practiced (P) or Evaluated (E) in this course: Skill L P E Skill L P E 1) Communicate clearly, concisely and X X 7) Locate, select, organize and X X correctly in the written, spoken and document information using visual form that fulfills the purpose and appropriate technology and meets the needs of the audience information sources 2) Respond to written, spoken or visual X X 8) Show respect for the diverse X messages in a manner that ensures opinions, values, belief systems, effective communication and contributions of others 3) Execute mathematical operations X X X 9) Interact with others in groups or X X accurately teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals 4) Apply a systematic approach to solve X X 10) Manage the use of time and X X problems other resources to complete projects 5) Use a variety of thinking skills to X X 11) Take responsibility for my X anticipate and solve problems. actions, decisions and consequences 6) Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant X X information from a variety of sources COURSE NAME: Project Management PAGE: 2 of 6 COURSE CODE: BFSM 2105
  3. 3. COURSE OUTCOMES 1. Apply project management concepts to identify and analyze issues and problems and solve project management exercises and cases 2. Synthesize information and use appropriate software to make decisions and solve problems using project management concepts, theories and principles 3. Use MS Project to create and manage a project plan 4. Evaluate the impact of organizational strategy on the identification and selection of projects 5. Prepare and present solutions in professional written and oral formats 6. Demonstrate working effectively individually and in groups TEXTBOOKS AND OTHER TEACHING AIDS Required: Gray, Clifford F. and Larson, Erik W, Project Management: The Managerial Process, ISBN 978-0-07- 352515-0 4th Edition, 2008, McGraw-Hill Irwin. Additional readings may be assigned as required. Recommended: On-line resources: DELIVERY METHODS The following delivery methods may be used in this course: Structured experiential exercises Lectures Videos Individual and team in-class assignments Classroom discussions Self-evaluation exercises/activities WebCT on-line discussion and assignments Case studies Presentations Peer/self assessments CASE STUDIES AND THE CASE METHOD PROCESS: This course may include the completion of case studies and uses the case method process. You will be expected to think critically about the issues related to each case study, discuss related questions, complete the case method process and reflect on the learning outcomes. Therefore, you will be expected to attend class and participate in all in-class and/or all on-line discussions, and to complete all case presentations and reports. You will be evaluated based on your contribution and participation to discussions, and timely completion of all case presentations and reports. For written work you will also be evaluated on mechanical (e.g. spelling, capitalization, punctuation) and grammatical errors. Required and additional assigned readings must be read in advance of the specified class. Success in this course is also based on in-class and group work. Therefore, class attendance and active participation are essential to a student’s success. COURSE NAME: Project Management PAGE: 3 of 6 COURSE CODE: BFSM 2105
  4. 4. MISSED TERM WORK OR EXAMINATIONS: Exemption or deferral of a term exam or final examination is not permitted except for a medical or personal emergency. The professor must be notified by e-mail prior to whatever course test, exam or assessment will be missed if possible. The Student Medical Declaration - - on page 93 of the Policies document must be completed and provided to the professor as soon as possible. Any student who either misses the midterm exam or does not hand in a paper and who provides acceptable documentation of illness or other serious problem will have the missed percentage of the course mark added to the weighting of the final exam. There will be no make-up exams or assignments unless specifically approved by the course professor. Teams must deliver their assignments and/or presentations on the due date. Absence from final exam: Professor must be notified by e-mail before the examination Documentation must be presented to the professor within three working days. If the majority of the course work has been completed with a passing performance, and the documentation is acceptable, an "Incomplete" grade (INC) will be entered by the instructor. An INC grade will not be granted if term work was missed or failed. The final examination must be written within 60 days of the submission of the incomplete grade. Failure to do this will result in a failing grade. TESTING POLICY: No calculators, dictionaries or other paper or electronic aids may be used during exams/tests unless otherwise specified and approved by the professor. All cell phones and other communication devices must be turned off and left with the student’s books and other materials at the front or back of the classroom. Failure to do this will result in the student being asked to immediately hand in his/her test/exam and leave the examination room. The mid-term and final exam will begin and end at specific times. It is your responsibility to make sure that you are aware of the date and start time for all exams, and to be in the appropriate classroom on time. NOTEBOOK USAGE POLICY: Experience suggests that students who use laptops during class to e-mail, work on other assignments, etc. will get less from this course and perform less well than those students who devote their full attention to the classroom experience. Please do not use your laptops or other Internet or electronic devices unless specifically requested to do so. Notebooks will be used in this course for a variety of purposes, including activities to conduct independent and group research, complete in-class and/or on-line discussions, complete case method process documents, access course information and related materials on WebCT, prepare and deliver case presentations, and prepare case reports. ASSIGNMENT POLICY: Late assignments generally will not be accepted. Students unable to submit an assignment on the due date should discuss the matter in advance with the professor. At the professor’s discretion, late assignments may be accepted. Where late assignments are accepted, they must be handed in no later than one week from the original due date, and the professor will apply a minimum late penalty of one letter grade. Late assignments not handed in within one week of the due date will not be accepted. COURSE NAME: Project Management PAGE: 4 of 6 COURSE CODE: BFSM 2105
  5. 5. ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: The minimal consequence for submitting or aiding in the submission of a plagiarized, purchased, contracted, or in any manner inappropriately negotiated or falsified assignment, test, essay, project, or any evaluated material will be a grade of zero on that material for all parties involved. Additional consequences, including removal from the program, may be applied to any or all parties involved based on the circumstances related to the situation. To view George Brown College policies regarding this issue, please go to COPYING TEXTBOOKS AND RELATED COURSE MATERIALS: George Brown College has signed a license with the Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright) which allows professors, students, and staff to make copies allowed under fair dealing. Fair dealing with a work does not require the permission of the copyright owner or the payment of royalties as long as the purpose for the material is private study, and that the total amount copied equals no more than 10 percent of a work or an entire chapter which is less than 20 percent of a work. In other words, it is illegal to copy an entire book, or repeatedly copy smaller sections of a publication that cumulatively cover over 10 percent of the total work’s content. Students must have an original copy of any course textbook and related materials to attend class. Please refer to the following copyright guide for further information: EVALUATION SYSTEM: ASSESSMENT DESCRIPTION: OUTCOME(S) EES DATE / % OF TOOL: ASSESSED: ASSESSED: WEEK: FINAL GRADE: In-class activities Case studies, 1,2, 3,4,5,6 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 See Course 30% exercises, Outline presentations and discussions Quizzes (4 X 10) Multiple choice/short 1,2,3,4 1,4,5,6,10 See Course 40% answer questions Outline Comprehensive Comprehensive project 1,2,3,4,5,6 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 See Course 30% Project Plan analysis and MS Outline Project plan TOTAL: 100% Exams are based on assigned readings, course discussions and course lectures. All exams are closed book tests. Students must not refer to other resources during the exam unless specifically approved by the professor. See the Course Schedule for exam/assignment due dates. GRADING SYSTEM The passing grade for this course is: C A+ 90-100 B+ 77-79 C+ 67-69 F 0-62 A 86-89 B 73-76 C 63-66 A- 80-85 B- 70-72 Important: In order to progress, students must be in good academic standing. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (grade of C) is required. Students will receive feedback and/results of all tests and assignments within two weeks of the due date except in unusual circumstances. COURSE NAME: Project Management PAGE: 5 of 6 COURSE CODE: BFSM 2105
  6. 6. TOPIC OUTLINE AND COURSE SCHEDULE Class/ Topic Outcome Content Chapter/ Assignment/test Week Reference 1 What is a project? 1,2,5,6 What is a project? 1 Case – A Day in the Importance of project Life management 2 Organizational strategy 1,2,4,5,6 Strategic management 2 Review exercises 1 - and project selection process 5 Effective portfolio Case – Film management Prioritization Project selection 3 Organizational structure 1,2,4,5,6 Project structures 3 Case – Moss and Organizational culture McAdams Accounting Firm 4 Defining the project 1,2,3,4,5,6 Project scope 4 Review exercises 1 Work breakdown structure and 7 Case – Manchester United Soccer Club Quiz 1 5 Estimating project costs 1,2,3,4,5,6 Estimating guidelines for 5 Review exercises 1, and times (including costs and times 3 and A5.1 Appendix) Methods for estimating Conveyor Belt costs and times Project Part 1 6 Developing a project plan 1,2,3,4,5,6 Project networks 6 Review exercises 7 Activity-on-node (AON) – 10, 14, 17 – 20 fundamentals Case – Greendale Stadium 7 Managing risk 1,2,4,5,6 Risk management process 7 Review exercise 3 Case – XSU Spring Concert Quiz 2 INTERCESSION WEEK 9 Scheduling resources 1,2,3,4,5,6 Resource constraints 8 Review exercises 1 - and costs Resource allocation 8 methods Conveyor Belt Scheduling and assigning Project – Part 2 project work Cost baseline 10 Reducing project duration 1,2,3,4,5,6 Accelerating project 9 Review exercises 1 completion –6 Constructing a project cost- Case – Whitbread duration graph World Sailboat Race 11 Leading projects and 1,2,4,5,6 Managing stakeholders 10,11 Conveyor Belt managing project teams Building project teams Project – Parts 3 and 4 Quiz 3 12 Project measurement and 1,2,3,4,5,6 Developing an earned 13 Review exercises 1 evaluation (including value cost/schedule system –6 Appendix 13.1 and 13.2) 13 Project outsourcing and 1,2,4,5,6 Outsourcing projects 12, 14, Case – Maximum audit Project audit process Megahertz Project 14 International projects 1,2,4,5,6 Environmental/cultural 15 Conveyor Belt factors for international Project – Parts 5 projects and 6 Quiz 4 Please note: This schedule may change as resources and circumstances require For information on withdrawing from this course without academic penalty, please refer to the College Academic Calendar: COURSE NAME: Project Management PAGE: 6 of 6 COURSE CODE: BFSM 2105