Course

Managing Project Time and Scope

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Business
Course Code
BUSN 3620
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
Managing scope is essential to all project managers. This process ensures that all the work necessary to complete the project is established at the beginning of the project so that the cost and schedule stay on track throughout the project. In this course we will look at techniques used in identifying scope, collecting requirements, creating a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and managing scope creep during project execution. Using the WBS we will look at each of the activities to determine a viable schedule for the project. We will look at topics such as sequencing activities, estimating activity resources and duration, and developing the project schedule. We will also look at using Critical Path Method to manage project duration and to determine the amount of flexibility in the schedule. These topics will be presented using a combination of real world examples, case studies, exercises and theory.
Course Content
  1. Scope management planning: create a scope management plan that identifies a framework for overall scope management within each project.
  • Defining scope: use a variety of tools to collect requirements: interviews; focus groups; facilitated workshops; questionnaires and surveys; and other applicable tools. Create a requirements traceability matrix. Create a WBS.
  • Validating scope: identify activities that can measure and examine whether the deliverables meet the desired requirements.
  • Controlling scope: establish a change control procedure that will manage scope changes. Compare the degree of scope variance with scope baseline to decide whether preventive or corrective action is required.
  • Planning schedule management: determine what is required to plan the schedule.
    • Tools and techniques used to plan and manage the schedule: critical chain and others.
    • Schedule models: the critical path method; estimating the minimum project duration; calculating early start; early finish; late start; and late finish dates for all activities.
    • Estimating activity resources and durations using various tools; optimizing resources.
  • Integrating scope and schedule management into the overall project management framework to ensure overall project success.
  • Methods Of Instruction

    Lectures, case studies, exercises and group discussions.

    Means of Assessment
    Tests*   20% - 40%   
    Assignments/Term Project(s)  (min 2)  20% - 40%
    Participation    5% - 10%
    Final Examination  20% - 30%
                  100%

     * A combination of quizzes and/or midterms, with no single assessment in this group worth more than 25% of the final grade.

    Note:  Students must achieve a grade of at least 50% on the combined examination components to pass the course.

    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete the course will be able to:

    • develop a scope management plan;
    • manage the process of collecting requirements;
    • develop a detailed description of a project;
    • create a WBS;
    • create a requirements traceability matrix;
    • manage changes to the scope baseline;
    • develop and control a project schedule;
    • define, and sequence scheduled activities;
    • estimate activity resources and durations;
    • create a milestone list;
    • create a network diagram; and
    • integrate the knowledge learned in scope and schedule management into the overall management of a complex project.



    Textbook Materials

    Sokowski, Dietmar, Master Project Management integration and Scope:  A Framework for Strategizing and Defining Project Objectives, Latest Edition (Pearson)

    Or any alternative textbook approved by the Business Department.

    Optional:
    Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Latest Edition, (optional but recommended).

    Requisites

    Prerequisites

    BUSN 3600 Project Management Essentials OR

      COBA 3200 Project Management

    Corequisites

    No corequisite courses.

    Equivalencies

    No equivalent courses.

    Course Guidelines

    Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

    Course Transfers

    These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

    Institution Transfer Details for BUSN 3620
    Athabasca University (AU) AU ADMN 3XX (3)
    Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU BADM 3XX (3)
    Coast Mountain College (CMTN) CMTN BADM 2XX (3)
    College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR MGMT 3XX (3)
    Coquitlam College (COQU) No credit
    Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU SOBU 2XXX (3)
    Simon Fraser University (SFU) DOUG BUSN 3610 (3) & DOUG BUSN 3620 (3) = SFU BUS 361 (0) & SFU BUS 3XX (6)
    Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MNGT 3XXX (3)
    University of Northern BC (UNBC) DOUG BUSN 3610 (3) & DOUG BUSN 3620 (3) & DOUG BUSN 3630 (3) & DOUG BUSN 4640 (3) = UNBC COMM 451 (3)
    University of Victoria (UVIC) No credit

    Course Offerings

    Fall 2022

    CRN
    Days
    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    Instructor
    Status
    CRN
    36114
    Thu
    Start Date
    -
    End Date
    Start Date
    End Date
    Instructor Last Name
    Sveinson
    Instructor First Name
    Gary
    Course Status
    Waitlist
    Section Notes

    BUSN 3620 001 - This section is restricted to Business Management Diplomas, BBA Management, and PDD Project Management until Friday, August 26, 2022 at 9:30 am.

    Max
    Enrolled
    Remaining
    Waitlist
    Max Seats Count
    35
    Actual Seats Count
    35
    0
    Actual Wait Count
    4
    Days
    Building
    Room
    Time
    Thu
    Building
    Anvil Office Tower
    Room
    707
    Start Time
    12:30
    -
    End Time
    15:20
    CRN
    Days
    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    Instructor
    Status
    CRN
    37411
    Wed
    Start Date
    -
    End Date
    Start Date
    End Date
    Instructor Last Name
    Sveinson
    Instructor First Name
    Gary
    Course Status
    Open
    Section Notes

    BUSN 3620 001 - This section is restricted to Business Management Diplomas, BBA Management, and PDD Project Management until Friday, August 26, 2022 at 9:30 am.

    Max
    Enrolled
    Remaining
    Waitlist
    Max Seats Count
    35
    Actual Seats Count
    21
    14
    Actual Wait Count
    0
    Days
    Building
    Room
    Time
    Wed
    Building
    Anvil Office Tower
    Room
    807
    Start Time
    8:30
    -
    End Time
    11:20