PRJ566 - Project Planning and Management

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Subject Title
Project Planning and Management

Subject Description
Students are required to select a project that involves developing a computer system. Students learn project management concepts while carrying out requirements gathering, analysis, design, and implementation planning for the identified system. Project management concepts include scope development and management, creation of work breakdown structures, including task dependencies, and cost benefit analysis using return on investment and payback. Students create dialogue maps and mock-ups of user interfaces for their systems, and use a modeling tool to create detailed software models which they then go on to implement in PRJ666.

Credit Status
1 credit (3 units)
Required for CPA - Computer Programming and Analysis (Ontario College Advanced Diploma)

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

1. Provide oral and written status reports (in person, via e-mail, and via Web-based discussion) to the instructor and the business client

2. Communicate status, problems and suggestions to other group members using required standard formats

3. Create a description of technical and business requirements in writing, using a given template, and in a software modeling tool using the Unified Modeling Language

4. Create a work breakdown structure, including tasks and dependencies, for a given project

5. Create a Web site to track status of team activities and issues and to manage project deliverables

6. Create class diagrams, object interaction diagrams and class interaction diagrams for the application being modeled using the Unified Modeling Language and a software modeling tool

7. Carry out a cost benefit analysis for a given project

8. Analyze and document the requirements using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and a software modeling tool

9. Participate as part of an analysis and design team to ensure each required unit of work is completed on time and to specifications

10. Analyze documented requirements using object oriented techniques and create a software model of the resulting design

11. Design reports and user interfaces that meet client requirements

12. Carry out research to determine client technical and business requirements

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.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

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.

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