Project Management
  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 30.0
Credit Value: 2.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Fall 2019
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Canadian Institute of Manageme, Leadership Development Series, Office Administration
Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version: 20190903_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This is a Conestoga College course that is offered through Sheridan CAPS. Students who register for the course through Sheridan will receive credit from Sheridan College only. Access to the course materials will be through

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Establishing priorities and effectively managing projects and teams is a requirement for today's managers. This course is designed to meet the needs of leaders in any organization who may be new to project management or who have not had formal project management training. You will learn how the elements of PMI's® Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) are applied during each phase of a project's lifecycle and the implications of project management on leadership within an organization. Note: Fee includes $27 (non-refundable) materials fee.

Program Context

Canadian Institute of Manageme Program Coordinator(s): N/A
This course has been approved by the Canadian Institute of Management

Leadership Development Series Program Coordinator(s): N/A
This is a compulsory course in the Leadership Development Series Certificate.

Office Administration Program Coordinator(s): N/A
This is a compulsory course in the Office Administration Certificate.

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to successfully implement the elements of Project Management to a project's life cycle and understand the implications of project management on leadership within an organization.
Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Describe the key elements of project management including the project management life cycle.
  2. Evaluate how leadership skills and motivation principles impact project management.
  3. Explain network analysis and duration estimation.
  4. Explain the need for project control.
  5. Identify project management tools and techniques.
  6. Create a work schedule for a project.
  7. Develop benchmarks and evaluation criteria for a given project.
  8. Problem solve various situations related to project management initiatives.
  9. Develop strategies to deal with issues that may occur in a project team.
  10. Design a schedule and implementation plan for a project.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: ONLINE
 Assignment #125.0%
 Assignment #235.0%
 Final Exam40.0%

Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 Assignment #110.0%
 Assignment #220.0%
 Group Project30.0%
 Final Exam40.0%

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


Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Information Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Numeracy

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
  • Other
    Notes:  This course is delivered through OntarioLearn at and is hosted by (Conestoga College) CG-MGMT1350.

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.
Instruction Mode: Online
Professor: Multiple Professors
RequiredOtherLeadership Development Series Participant Guide Project Management (to be distributed in class)
OptionalTextbookA Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), (5th), Schwalbe, K. Information Technology Project Management (7th), Cengage Learning

Applicable student group(s): Leadership Development Series Continuing Education Students
Course Details:
The following topics will be covered, however, the order in which
they are delivered may vary depending upon the delivery format of
this course. Teachers will provide students with assignment/test
dates in the first class.
1.0 Project Management and Project Management Lifecycle
1.1 Discuss the fundamentals of project management.
1.2 Explain the PMI® Project Management Knowledge Areas
1.3 Explain the PMI® Project Management Processes
1.4 Identify and explain the key elements of project management methodologies.
2.0 Elements of Project Management
2.1 Discuss the role of the Project Manager.
2.2 Identify and explain the key elements of Project Management lifecycle.
2.3 Explain organizational structure and its influence on a project.
2.4 Explain the importance of people skills and leadership skills
3.0 Project Integration Management
3.1 Explain how projects are selected.
3.2 Discuss how projects are initiated.
3.3 Discuss the overall framework of project integration management related to other PM Knowledge Areas.
3.4 Discuss a basic project charter.
3.5 Explain the importance of the kick-off meeting including the impact on project success.
4.0 Project Scope Management
4.1 Develop the project scope document.
4.2 Explain the importance of good scope management.
4.3 Discuss the methods for collecting and documenting requirements to meet the needs of the various stakeholders.
4.4 Identify and explain the key elements and uses of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
5.0 Project Time Management
5.1 Explain the importance of project schedules and good project time management.
5.2 Discuss how dependencies are identified and mapped.
5.3 Discuss how to develop the project schedule.
5.4 Explain how the schedule is used to monitor and control the project.
6.0 Project Cost Management
6.1 Explain the importance of project Cost Management.
6.2 Discuss the process of planning cost management.
6.3 Explain the processes of determining a budget.
6.4 Explain the use of Earned Value Management.
7.0 Project Quality Management
7.1 Explain the importance of project quality management.
7.2 Discuss quality management planning.
7.3 Discuss the importance of quality assurance.
7.4 Discuss the tools and techniques used in quality control.
7.5 Explain the main output of the quality control process.
8.0 Project Human Resources Management
8.1 Define the key processes within the Human Resource Management.
8.2 Explain the importance of good human resource management on projects.
8.3 Discuss motivation theories and their applicability to human resource management in projects.
8.4 Explain practical application of motivation theories to project management.
8.5 Discuss team-building strategies in project management.
8.6 Discuss different leadership styles best suited for project management.
9.0 Project Communications Management
9.1 Explain the importance of good communication on projects and the need to develop soft skills.
9.2 Explain the elements of planning project communications.
9.3 Discuss the various forms of communication and their characteristics.
10.0 Project Risk Management
10.1 Discuss the elements of the Risk Management Plan.
10.2 Discuss the processes within Project Risk Management.
10.3 Explain the key techniques used for managing risk.
11.0 Project Procurement Management
11.1 Explain the importance of Project Procurement Management.
11.2 Discuss the high-level processes within Project Procurement Management.
11.3 Discuss the various types of contracts and their applications.
11.4 Identify the key tools used within Project Procurement Management.
12.0 Project Stakeholder Management
12.1 Explain the importance of project stakeholder management throughout the lifecycle of a project.
12.2 Discuss the process of identifying stakeholders and how to create a stakeholder register.
12.3 Discuss the difference between internal and external project stakeholders.
12.4 Discuss the contents of a stakeholder management plan.
13.0 Closing Projects and Recommendations
13.0 Closing Projects and Recommendations
13.1 Discuss closing project tasks and activities.
13.2 Discuss the elements of project management best practices.
13.3 Discuss key recommendations for project managers.


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