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Courses - September 2023

Level 1

Course details

Technical Communication
COMM8500

Description:

This course will focus on the creation of professional technical reports. Students will focus onrefining and advancing students workplace communication abilities. Students will apply technicalcommunication theory and practice to create, critique, and present technical documents. An oralproject presentation will emphasize clear and concise communication of technical details and theuse of appropriate visual support for technical information. Students will also learn concepts andstrategies for interpersonal and intercultural communication.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description:

This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
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Agile Principles
MGMT8085

Description:

In this course, students will be introduced to the Agile principles and how these principles aim at continuous delivery and improvement, collaboration, and openness to change. Students will delve into values and principles covered in the agile manifesto and how to enhance communication with user stories and cross-functional teams. This course will also explore how to respond to change the agile way, introduce popular agile frameworks, and learn about the common roles of an agile team.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Stakeholder Engagement
MGMT8105

Description:

In this Agile Stakeholder Engagement course, Students will identify different stakeholders, their unique roles and develop a strategy to meet their needs. As customers, colleagues, or managers, learning to collaborate efficiently is essential in maximizing the value of a project. Students will learn to think like leaders and become successful project managers by analyzing stakeholders, identifying stakeholder needs, and building stakeholder engagement.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Project Management
MGMT8666

Description:

Project management has become central to the operations of any organization. This course focuses on the general principles of project management as well as Agile Project Management and its methodologies. This course takes a holistic, integrated approach to managing projects, exploring both technical and managerial challenges. Students will apply skills gathered from examining real-world cases into simulated projects done in the classroom. This course will help prepare students to write the Project Management Institute (PMI) exams to become a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Management and Leadership Essentials
MGMT8761

Description:

In this course, students will enhance their understanding of leadership and management approaches in Canadian organizations. Emphasis on developing effective management strategies including, professional communication, planning, decision making, conflict resolution, effective team building and navigating change. Key concepts include professionalism, adaptability, boundaries and resourcefulness.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Management Information Systems
SYST8211

Description:

Information systems and technologies are the most important tools available to business leaders for achieving higher levels of efficiency and productivity in business operations. This course in management information systems (MIS) provides a comprehensive overview of information systems used by business organizations while drawing connections between MIS and business performance. Students will learn how management information systems are selected, designed, managed, and monitored to facilitate the information required to transform organizations, and why are they so essential for running and managing a business today.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Level 2

Course details

Career Management
CDEV8132

Description:

This course focuses on career management skills needed to navigate the evolving workplace. Students will evaluate their skills, attitudes, and expectations within their chosen careers and explore emerging trends in the workplace. Students will refine their networking strategies and create marketing documents to position them for success. Mock interviews will provide the opportunity for practice, feedback, and reflection as students prepare for future interviews. Students will explore communication strategies that support workplace success and advancement. By the end of this course, students will have created a personalized career management plan.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Scrum Essentials
MGMT8115

Description:

This Scrum essentials course provides fundamental knowledge and principles designed for new Project Managers and IT professionals to increase their understanding of Scrum Principles. Scrum is one of the most widely used project management systems in IT. Starting with establishing a scrum team, students will set the vision for the project, write user stories, complete sprint cycles, produce charts to showcase work progress, and participate in standup meetings. They will also examine the value of interactions to get rapid feedback to ensure the project's success.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MGMT8085
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Kanban Methodology
MGMT8125

Description:

In this course, students will learn how the Kanban method can increase the efficiency, collaboration, and transparency of a project and operations teams. Students will learn how to use kanban principles and practices to improve their workflow and performance while bringing out their best work. The central theme of this course will be the method of visualizing the flow of work, limiting work in progress (WIP), and Implementing feedback loops.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MGMT8085
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Agile Planning
MGMT8135

Description:

Agile planning is a flexible way of organizing projects to incorporate evolving customer requirements without waste. Students will learn how to set up goals from the customer perspective, frequently deliver minimum viable products, receive continuous customer feedback and constant improvement. Students will also learn data-driven approaches and build-in quality assurance to the product delivery.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MGMT8085
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Agile Problem Solving
MGMT8145

Description:

Agile teams face problems in delivering products to their customers. In this course, students will learn how to solve the issues and practical decision-making skills typical to project teams. Students will learn to recognize symptoms of problems and build countermeasures to prevent problems before they occur. Students will also learn to coach and mentor team members to improve collaboration and develop problem-solving skills.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Capstone (IT Project Management)
MGMT8155

Description:

This capstone project course, a culmination of the program, will combine practical and theoretical knowledge gained within this program to challenge the student to successfully plan and execute an IT Project using the Agile Project Management methodology. Working in small teams and supervised by a faculty member, students will work as Scrum Teams to develop and implement user stories using various artifacts. A faculty will meet regularly with each team to ensure Agile best practices have been followed.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MGMT8085
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Emerging Technologies
TECH8036

Description:

This course is designed to teach students how to use emerging technologies to succeed in today’s rapidly changing world. Today, organizations are embracing digital technologies to improve their businesses.  Adopting emerging technology aligned with strategic thinking is imperative to develop or protect your organization’s competitive advantage. Students will identify the potential benefits of new technology and determine the feasibility of implementation into a given system. This course will provide students with the opportunity to investigate current trends and examine the potential impact of the technology.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Program outcomes

  1. Manage project goals, constraints, deliverables, performance criteria, quality control needs, communication, negotiation, collaboration and resource requirements with all stakeholders to ensure the successful completion of information technology projects.
  2. Align management and leadership strategies to manage relationships, resolve conflict, establish motivation and promote positive organizational change.
  3. Develop and apply teamwork, service excellence, problem-solving and leadership skills to contribute as an effective information technology project team member in a Canadian setting.
  4. Ensure compliance of Canadian ethical and professional standards when managing information technology projects.
  5. Integrate concepts of cultural differences and respect for diversity in Canada in the management of information technology projects.
  6. Apply appropriate information technology agile tools and principles to successfully manageprojects and team collaborations in the information technology development and operationsenvironment.
  7. Incorporate incremental development of systems using agile methodology to meet stakeholder expectations.
  8. Create a plan for personal and professional development to remain current with emergingtechnologies that keep organizations competitive.