IPM511 - Introduction to Project Management

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Subject Title
Introduction to Project Management

Subject Description
Project management techniques are crucial to the success of administrative professionals in any organization. This subject is intended to provide the student with the project management knowledge and skills to work effectively to support projects and to create systems for staying organized. The subject introduces the student to the elements of the Project Life Cycle within the project management framework, techniques of project planning and prioritizing, and covers topics such as project scope, project risks and factors for success, project reporting, communication and human resource management. This subject emphasizes teamwork and requires the student to collaborate with others.
Students will develop practical skills in Microsoft Excel and practice their Word and PowerPoint skills.

Credit Status
IPM511 is a required credit for all Office Administration students enrolled in the Executive one-year compressed diploma program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of the project life cycle and its components to case studies.
  2. Collaborate with others to solve-problems and produce project deliverables.
  3. Produce and edit budget and other reports in Excel, including GANTT charts.
  4. Prepare and run an effective presentation.
  5. Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.
  6. Demonstrate an attitude of professionalism, as evidenced by an ability to meet deadlines, complete assignments and perform tests and in-class assignments as scheduled.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.