PMC200 - Advanced IT Project Management

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Subject Title
Advanced IT Project Management

Subject Description
Students learn advanced techniques of IT project management and control including managing large projects and off-shore projects, budgeting and sharing resources across multiple projects, responding to changes in plan and technologies and understanding when to shut a project down. Cost estimation, project audit and project reporting are also discussed.

Credit Status
1 credit in the PMC program.

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

  •     Link projects with organization’s strategic plans, documenting the business financial and functional considerations for the project
  •     Implement the PMI project management areas, processes, lifecycle phases and the embodied concepts, tools and techniques in order to achieve the success in Information Technology projects from project concept to closure.
  •     For complex and multiple projects, plan and manage the scope, cost, timing, and quality of the project, at all times focusing on project success as defined by the project stakeholders.
  •     Implement project control procedures, resource management, change management, issue management and risk management plans.
  •     Identify, analyze, and refine project costs to produce a budget and control project costs.
  •     Manage communications to ensure the timely and appropriate generation, collections, dissemination, storage and disposition of project information to aid in the achievement of project activities.
  •     Monitor a project’s progress, identify variances and take timely action to deal with problems and opportunities.
  •     Anticipate and respond to challenges inherent in large-scale, multi-national or virtual team projects.
  •     Interact with team and stakeholders in a professional manner, respecting differences, to ensure a collaborative project management environment.
  •     Use Agile methodologies in complex projects.

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.

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.

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.

Discrimination/Harassment
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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.