APPL70047
Project Scheduling Management
Sheridan
 
  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
 
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 42.0
Credit Value: 3.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Winter 2021
Prerequisites: MGMT79001
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Project Management
Program Coordinator(s): Alan Martin
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version: 20210118_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: Access to course materials and assignments will be available on Sheridan's Learning and Teaching Environment (SLATE). Students will need reliable access to a computer and the internet.

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Effective project managers utilize Microsoft Project (MSP) to effectively plan, schedule and allocate resources - and ensure efficient project completion. In this course, students learn how to effectively schedule projects and measure progress by using reliable and robust project management tools including Microsoft Project (MSP). Students build expertise in managing constraints including time limits, human resources, materials, budget and specifications. By using earned value analysis (EVA), students master techniques for estimating, forecasting, budgeting, tracking progress and analyzing project performance. Extend the knowledge and skills you acquired from MGMT79001 Fundamentals of Project Management by learning how to plan, schedule and allocate resources to manage projects more effectively. You will access a full version of Microsoft Project 2016 (MSP) via Virtual Remote Desktop. You will be required to purchase a textbook.

Program Context

 
Project Management Program Coordinator(s): Alan Martin
This is one of the six courses to be completed in the learning for the Sheridan Project Management Certificate Program.


Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to apply project scheduling software to schedule and control a project, to track project progress, and to analyze its performance using earned value analysis (EVA).
 
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Use project software; menus, toolbars, tables and views.
  2. Illustrate the entering and organizing of tasks in an MS Project file.
  3. Set up and assign both human and non-human resources to tasks.
  4. Prepare the format, print the project plan, and track progress on tasks.
  5. Construct a fine tuned task detailed project plan.
  6. Develop a fine tuned resource and assignment detailed project plan.
  7. Develop a fine tuned project plan.
  8. Organize and format project details.
  9. Set up the printing, publishing project information on line, and share project information with other programs.
  10. Illustrate tracking progress on tasks and assignments, in addition to viewing and reporting project status and getting the project back on track.
  11. Apply advanced formatting and customizing to projects.
  12. Analyze performance with (EVA) earned value analysis in addition to consolidating projects and resources.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: ONLINE
 Individual exercises (4)15.0%
 Group exercise (1)10.0%
 Individual assignments (2)25.0%
 Midterm test25.0%
 Final exam25.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
For submission of assignments, the instructor will specify, in writing: due dates and special instructions for submissions, and deductions for overdue submissions. All assignments must be completed as individual efforts unless the instructor states otherwise in writing. Group exercise - students will be expected to contribute to the group effort. Each group will begraded based on the presentation content and the presentation itself. Mid-term and final examinations will be held at times scheduled for lectures and will be approximately 2.0 hours in length.



Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 Group Exercise (2)10.0%
 Individual Assignments (2)30.0%
 Mid-Term Exam30.0%
 Final Exam30.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
For submission of assignments, the instructor will specify, in writing: due dates and special instructions for submissions, and deductions for overdue submissions. All assignments must be completed as individual efforts unless the instructor states otherwise in writing. Group exercise - students will be expected to contribute to the group effort. Each group will begraded based on the presentation content and the presentation itself. Mid-term and final examinations will be held at times scheduled for lectures and will be approximately 2.0 hours in length.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Colleges and Universities requirements:


 

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar
Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

  • Challenge Exam
    Notes:  

 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Print Instruction Mode Professor Applicable Student Group(s)
In-Class Multiple Professors In Class Continuing Education Students
Online Multiple Professors Continuing Education Students - Online

Sheridan Policies

All Sheridan policies can be viewed on the Sheridan policy website.

Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

Respectful Behaviour: Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement by respecting the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan's policy on Harassment and Discrimination, Academic Integrity and other academic policies are available on the Sheridan policy website.

Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.


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