Project Management

Project Management-2023/2024

Year 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

Group 1
MGMT-6054Project Strategic Management4
Students will learn how to include projects in a strategic management plan and how to employ appropriate project selection criteria methods. Students will learn and use a number of financial models such as net present value, return on investment and pay back periods and their impacts to the development of a strategic management strategy. Alternative project management methodologies such as Agile Development, Lean Project Management and Waterfall will also be introduced. Students will also create a communication/justification plan for senior managers and stakeholders.
MGMT-6055Project Scope & Requirements4
Students will learn the skills to define, analyze, verify, control and lead project scope. They will also identify, collect and document project requirements, create a requirements plan, communicate and implement project requirements. Students will learn how to create and align a project charter to strategic organizational plans and satisfy stakeholder expectations. Students will also create and manage a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), as well as learn decomposition techniques and their impacts to project scope.
MGMT-6056Project Cost Management3
Students will develop the competences to define project costs within the planning phases, as well as the skills to estimate using such methods such as analogues, bottom-up and top down. Students will learn to analyze, translate and adapt the project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) into a project budget and assess the linkages of positive and/or negative impacts and take appropriate action as required. Students will analyze project status and react to project changes, access the impacts and assess PERT analysis, cost and schedule performance within the context of project management to ensure cost control.
MGMT-6057Contemporary Business Management3
The objectives of this course are to explore the various contemporary and functional areas of business processes in Canada and to compare and contrast interrelationship within these domains. Students will research recent business phenomena to analyze business concepts as they relate to major business trends. They will discover how projects are affected by governance models, government in business, marketing, operations, employee-management issues, financial resources management, ethics, social responsibility and community-related philanthropy.
MGMT-6058Project Time Management3
This course will teach students the skills to manage the time dimension of projects. They will become familiar with estimating strategies, critical path identification, project float analysis, and defining and sequencing project activities using Network Diagrams and Gantt Charts. Students will also define, sequence, estimate resources and tasks to develop and control project schedules. The curriculum gives the students the abilities to develop and measure the Earned Value Management (EVM) process and track actions to control project schedules.
COMM-6019Advanced Professional Communication3
This course focuses on refining and advancing students workplace communication abilities. The advanced communication documents and strategies covered include presentation skills, research skills, business document writing, meeting and management team strategies, business etiquette, and advanced employment communications. Additionally, students learn about interpersonal and intercultural communication (high/low and monochromic/polychromic context) concepts and strategies.
MGMT-6059Project Management Software Applications3
The course will give students the ability to use project management software tools to optimize the project schedule, update and control a project as well as communicate aspects of the project to stakeholders. Students will learn to enter project tasks, estimate tasks, determine dependencies, incorporate deadlines and constraints, and assign resource calendars. Students will learn to manage project resource data and optimize resources to assignments. They will use software to conduct project analysis, develop reports, and manage changes. A final group project activity will incorporate theoretical and practical concepts learned throughout the course.
MGMT-6061Agile Project Development3
Students learn the skills of Agile Project Development for high risk, high change projects. They determine how to develop and manage the product backlog, create and use effective users stories and develop project use cases to manage project requirements. Students role-play as ScrumMaster leader and run mock planning sessions, re-planning session, planning poker, risk and retrospective sessions. Students will estimate project tasks using story points analyze and manage the project scope and expectations with stakeholders to deliver on the project.
MGMT-6062Project Risk & Quality4
In the first half of this course students learn to lead, plan, identify, and perform qualitative and quantitative project risk analysis. Students will also learn to develop risk response plans and monitor and control project risks. In the second half of the course, students learn how to lead and build quality into projects using total quality management and lean methodologies. Students will learn how to lead, analyze, plan, perform and control a quality plan that includes using techniques such as histograms, cause and effect diagrams, Six Sigma and control charts.
MGMT-6063Project Procurement3
Students will explore the various methodologies of procurement within the project management context. They will develop a vendor management plan and a project procurement strategy and then create, execute and control the procurement plan. Students will determine the make or buy decision and communicate the rationale to key stakeholders and project vendors. Students will also evaluate source selection criteria, contract and the legalities of project procurement for their own business and within a business. Students will learn about negotiation strategies and apply them as they execute and control the project procurement plan.
MGMT-6064Project Leadership & Management3
This course establishes the leadership skills to create, organize, manage, control, analyze, and adapt project teams. Students will acquire the practical leadership skills to communicate strategic business goals and create an effective Human Resources (HR) plan, to communicate and influence project teams, stakeholders and senior management to ensure project success, and to identify and acquire organizational resources for a project. The course also focuses on program and project leadership, the various methods of leadership, project integration and assesses legal and ethical project management issues. This course is used to pull all of the other project management courses in this program together into a consolidated whole, and gives the student a higher-level leadership view of portfolio, program and project management.

Group 2
Students will be enrolled in one of the following courses:
MGMT-6060 or INNV-6001
MGMT-6060Project Recovery4
This course will give students the competencies to assess impacts of change on active projects and recognize, create and lead a recovery plan. Students will use Earned Value Management (EVM) techniques to identify and respond to project changes. Students will develop logical reasoning skills and the parsing, prioritizing and presenting of clear business solutions to senior management, communicating to all stakeholders and executing on live projects.
INNV-6001Innovation Applications4
Organizations and individuals need to be innovative to succeed in the complex and rapidly-changing global market place. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of innovation and how innovation applies to your discipline or field. Using this foundational knowledge, you will select and apply the novel and adaptive thinking processes and tools presented in the course to complete an innovative learning project in collaboration with other students. The project will be based on a real-world scenario involving an external live client identified in consultation with your professor, and you will interact directly with the client. The project may involve a multi-disciplinary approach. Throughout the course, novel and adaptive thinking skills and collaboration skills will be evaluated through self assessment and peer assessment. This course is designed to give students in graduate certificate programs the opportunity apply innovative thinking to a real-world problem presented by an external client.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 10 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program