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Project Management Essentials

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Overview

Program Description

Project Management improves your ability to implement mission critical work on time and on budget. Considered the cornerstone in any organization, Project Managers are highly sought after in a wide range of industries. Study the competencies required to move a business opportunity through conceptualization, initiation, planning, execution, control, and closing, ensuring success.

Courses

Program Requirements

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
  Expected Availability
  Credits Fall Winter Summer
Project Scope & RequirementsMGMT-6055 4 Yes No
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.
Project Cost ManagementMGMT-6056 3 Yes No
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.
Project Time ManagementMGMT-6058 3 Yes No
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.
Project Risk & QualityMGMT-6062 4 No Yes
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.
Project ProcurementMGMT-6063 3 No Yes
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.
 
Add'l Req
Take 1 of the following courses:
  Expected Availability
  Credits Fall Winter Summer
Organizational Business CommunicationCOMM-6002 3 Yes Yes
This course provides an overview of important communication concepts and skills required in business. Topics covered include: writing clear reports and documentation, making effective presentations, and fostering interpersonal skills.
Project Strategic ManagementMGMT-6054 4 Yes Yes
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.
Agile Project DevelopmentMGMT-6061 3 No Yes
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.
 
Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 5 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program
 

Program Details

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Program Details

Program Code
PRM3
Delivery
Part-Time
Online
Topic Area
Business
Credential
Certificate

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