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Courses - May 2022

Level 1

Course Details

Effective Writing
COMM8040

Description:

In Canadian business environments, it is expected that communication is effective, persuasive, and ethical. This course will teach students how to plan, write, and revise business documents. Students will be introduced to various written business communication formats and the strategies behind their development. This course will help students develop critical thinking and analysis, research, writing, editing and presentation skills.

  • 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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Project Leadership and Team Management
MGMT8295

Description:

Project leaders need to recruit, orient, maintain and motivate individuals and teams as part of their business strategies. This course will compare leadership theories and practices as they apply to the field of project management. Students will also learn how to create and manage teams, along with tactics to facilitate constructive problem-solving and decision-making.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Introduction to Project Management
MGMT8300

Description:

This course provides the practical knowledge to prepare for starting and completing a project successfully. It will cover the components and tasks related to complex projects that often involve multiple functional teams and departments. You will explore how the knowledge areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) are applied during each phase of a project's life cycle as well as the processes related to successful project management. An overview of status reporting and the use of MS Project will be covered. This knowledge will help establish priorities and effectively manage your projects. It will be of particular interest to those students who have a long-term goal of attaining the Project Management Professional (PMP)® designation certified by the Project Management Institute.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Project Planning - Scope and Quality
MGMT8310

Description:

Project managers need to ensure that the scope of the project is effectively managed from concept through to implementation. This course will focus on all aspects of scope management, including the link to company strategy, concept development, business case, contract management, requirements gathering, work breakdown, scope definition, and scope control. Directly related is the need to ensure that the project implements the scope as intended. Quality management techniques will be studied in detail.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Stakeholder Management
MGMT8320

Description:

Organizations today and in the future, will be looking for employees and managers who possess a significant understanding of the principles and practices of influencing through effective communication and presentation skills. Students will analyse communication theory and their own personal communication styles and develop appropriate strategies for making formal and informal presentations. Students will simulate specific situational applications of effectual communication skills, thereby developing competencies to make strategic contributions to organisational success. This comprehensive approach to communication and presentation skills will address written, spoken, and electronic modes, as well as non-verbal communication and body language, in order to foster business-appropriate competencies for the professional.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Business Operations
MGMT8340

Description:

Business is an amalgamation of various systems and processes. Everything from a local bakery to a supermarket, a multinational corporation to a manufacturing plant, fits into its definition. Therefore, this course aims to demystify the world of business by providing an overview of its most vital concepts, gearing the students towards applying the acquired knowledge to projects and businesses regardless of the occupation. While this course explores the Macro and Micro business environment and its relationship with an organization's vision, mission, and objectives, it also discusses business fundamentals like the economic environment, business models, systems, structure and culture, marketing, operations, finance, and strategy. Delivery of crucial concepts and models would be reinforced with the help of team-based exercises, industry examples and case studies from present-day organizations operating in the Canadian and global marketplace.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Level 2

Course Details

Projecting Planning - Schedule and Budget
MGMT8360

Description:

This course will focus on the development of the project schedule and budget as a crucial part of the planning and control process. Project costing and financial management related to projects will be covered. Using the popular MS Project software, extensive project schedules containing time and cost information will be created and analyzed.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Project Risk and Issues Management
MGMT8370

Description:

This course builds on the knowledge acquired in the introductory Project Management course. Students will learn a structured multi-tiered approach that can be used to identify the different types of risks associated with projects such as technical, time, costs, quality and others. Students will learn to communicate risks effectively and share the responsibility of managing risks with team members, customers and management. Students will develop creative thinking skills and problem solving skills in the context of dealing with issues encountered while managing a project.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Advanced Project Planning and Control
MGMT8400

Description:

This course will cover advanced topics in project planning and control, which are either not covered or very briefly covered in the introductory Project Management course. Topics will focus on four main areas: project governance, procurement of goods and services, earned value management and project management software.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Project Management - Capstone
MGMT8460

Description:

This course prepares the learner to write the (PMI) ® Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) ® certification exam. This exam is a valuable entry-level certification for project practitioners. Designed for those with little or no project experience, the CAPM® demonstrates your understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Project Management - Applied Project
MGMT8560

Description:

This course will include the first phase of an extensive Project Management initiative. A comprehensive business case outlining a business focused project to be implemented will be developed and evaluated.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Agile Project Management
MGMT8750

Description:

This course will prepare you to apply Agile concepts to manage projects. You will explore Agile values and principles along with how Lean has influenced Agile. Learn how to perform key agile functions such as user story creation, estimation, backlog and sprint planning, sprint execution and scrum, as well as, the use of information radiators to monitor sprint progress. Practical case scenarios will be utilized to teach the effective use of Jira software to manage many Agile functions. This course will be of interest to students who would like to pursue a career as a Scrum Master or become more familiar with Agile. Successful completion of this course meets the current requirements for students to write the Exin Scrum Foundations certification

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Program outcomes

  1. Manage the scope, cost, timing and quality of a project including the project success as defined by the project stakeholders.
  2. Align a project to the organizations strategic plans and business justification throughout the lifecycle.
  3. Establish project goals, constraints, deliverables, performance criteria, control needs, and resource requirements in consultation with stakeholders.
  4. Implement the PMI project management knowledge, processes, lifecycle phases, and the embodied concepts, tools and techniques in order to achieve project success.
  5. Adapt projects in response to issues that arise both internally and externally;
  6. Interact with teams and stakeholders in a professional manner, respecting differences, to ensure a collaborative project environment.
  7. Utilize technology tools for communication, collaboration, information management, and decision support.
  8. Implement business concepts, practices and tools in order to facilitate project success.
  9. Reflect on their role and effectiveness as a leader and a follower.
  10. Apply appropriate legal and ethical standards.
  11. Adapt project management practices to meet the needs of stakeholders from multiple sectors of the economy.
  12. Apply project management practices to the launch of new programs, initiatives, products, services, and events relative to the stakeholder needs.