Fundamentals of Project Management
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 2014
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A
Course Leader or Contact: Multiple Course Leaders
Status: Approved - Under Rev (AREV)
Section I Notes:
This course is offered in a classroom version and an online version.
In the classroom version, there are three hours per week of classroom
instruction. The online version is a web-based
course offered entirely online through Sheridan and hosted by
College. Students taking this course will need reliable access to the
internet, and should have a basic level of comfort using computers as
well as the self-discipline to study online. Students can expect to
spend an additional three hours per week for online activities such
postings, discussions, and homework.
| Section II: Course Details
Students examine the fundamental concepts of project management and
are taken through the project life cycle and the importance of the
project management processes and knowledge areas. Utilizing the
methodology standardized by the Project Management Institute (PMI)
students review project management processes, knowledge areas,
and techniques used from project initiation to project closeout.
Other topics include; the importance of stakeholders, Work Breakdown
Structure (WBS), critical path analysis, motivation theory and earned
value management (EVM). Students in the online course engage in
interactive online discussions, individual and group online
assignments, online self assessments and case studies.
This is a prerequisite course
in the Project Management
Sheridan Certificate Program,
offered through the Faculty of
Continuing and Professional
Studies and sets the
foundation for the learning in
five required courses.
||Program Coordinator: Alan Martin
Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the
ability to discuss all of the fundamental concepts of project
management from project initiation to successful project completion.
To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated
the ability to:
1. Explain the theoretical concepts of project management including
the project management processes and knowledge areas.
2. Analyze the appropriate use of the tools and techniques used in
project management, such as; scope statement, project
charter,a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), etc for a typical
3. Evaluate project performance through the cost management
technique earned value management (EVM).
4. Estimate a project's critical path through a network diagramming
5. Assess the positive & negative impact on a project through
project stakeholder analysis.
6. Describe the process of procuring goods and services from outside
7. Analyze the process involved in developing a mitigation strategy
for project risks.
8. Examine the relationship between the triple constraints of a
9. Analyze the importance and practical application of managing
changes throughout the project lifecycle.
10. Exhibit professional behaviours including:
a. Working effectively in a team environment for all group
b. Meeting due dates
c. Producing professional quality reports and presentations
d. Using reference materials responsibly
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:
IN CLASS EVALUATION
Assignment 1 20%
Assignment 2 20%
Group Exercise 10%
Mid Term Exam 20%
Final Exam 30%
Individual Assignments (2x5%, 1@10%) 20%
Group Assignments (6x5%) 30%
Online Discussions (2x2%, 2x3%) 10%
Mid-Term Exam 15%
Final Exam 25%
*Please note - For the online course both the midterm and final exam
are administered online.
COURSE EVALUATION PRACTICES:
1) For submission of assignment, the instructor will specify, in
a) due dates and special instructions for submissions for both
in class and online
b) deductions for overdue submissions for both in class and online
2) Assignments must be completed as individual efforts unless the
instructor states otherwise in writing. The assignment will allow
students to propose solutions and recommendations to practical,
project related issues.
3) Individual / group exercises will be assigned as per the
instructor for both in class and online
4) In the online course the mid-term and final examinations are
scheduled in Modules 7 and 14, for approximately 1.25 hours
5) Mid-term and final exams will comprise of true/false, multiple
choice, short answer questions and case studies for both in class
The course meets the following Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development requirements:
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:
||Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact: Registrar’s Office
Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement
of the course learning outcomes through previous life and work experiences.
This course is eligible for challenge through the following
||Not Eligible for PLAR
| 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.
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.
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 coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added
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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