Course

Project Management Methodologies

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Business
Course Code
BUSN 4640
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 Weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Course Designation
None
Industry Designation
Certified Associate in Project Management
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
In this course, students learn about a range of project management methodologies including Agile, Projects in Controlled Environments version 2 (PRINCE2) and others. Students will study Agile methods including Scrum, XP, Lean and Kanban, sprints, just-in-time requirements definition, priority-setting and delivery of incremental results. The course will explore a range of approaches that may be emerging or may apply to specific contexts such as specific parts of the world or in industries with unique conditions. Students who successfully complete this course will cover topics needed to successfully write the Project Management Institute’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam.
Course Content
  1. Definition of project management methodology; relationship to the Project Management Body of Knowledge
  2. Contexts for project management and the application of appropriate methods to each context
  3. Organizations that support methodologies, including Project Management Institute; the International Project Management Association; the APM Group
  4. Agile project management including scrum, XP, lean and Kanban, sprints, just-in-time requirements definition, priority-setting and delivery of incremental results
  5. PRINCE2
  6. How to select appropriate methodologies and how to use them within the context of the Project Management Body of Knowledge
  7. Other current methodologies at the discretion of the instructor
Methods Of Instruction

Lecture, seminar, 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%

Total 

       100%

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

Notes: 

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

2. Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the course will be able to:

  1. Name and describe a range of current project management methodologies;
  2. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of each project management methodology and describe the context(s) in which each method is most suitable;
  3. Choose an appropriate current project management methodology and use it to create project success;
  4. Participate in a variety of project management meetings;
  5. Facilitate a project management meeting;
  6. Communicate effectively using the tools and approaches of each methodology;
  7. Explain the relationship between distinct methodologies and the Project Management Body of Knowledge;
  8. Integrate appropriate methodologies with additional knowledge areas in managing complex projects;
  9. Complete a small term project using Agile; and
  10. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to pass the Project Management Institute’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam
Textbook Materials

Required Textbook:

Cole, Rob and Edward Scotcher, Brilliant Agile Project Management: A Practical Guide to Using Agile, Scrum and KanbanLatest Edition. (Pearson)

Or equivalent text approved by the Business Department.

Other materials specified by instructor.

Optional:

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

 

Requisites

Prerequisites

BUSN 3600 Project Management Essentials
or COBA 3200 Project Management

Corequisites

None

Equivalencies

None

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 4640
Athabasca University (AU) AU ADMN 4XX (3)
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU BADM 3XX (3)
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR MGMT 3XX (3)
Coquitlam College (COQU) No credit
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU SOBU 2XXX (3)
Langara College (LANG) LANG BUSM 2XXX (3)
Northern Lights College (NLC) NLC MGMT 2XX (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MNGT 4XXX (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 the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV BUS 3XX (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC COM 3XX (1.5)

Course Offerings

Fall 2022

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
36115
Thu
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
O' Laocha
Instructor First Name
Eamonn
Course Status
Full
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
35
0
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
Building
Anvil Office Tower
Room
708
Start Time
15:30
-
End Time
18:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
36136
Tue
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
O' Laocha
Instructor First Name
Eamonn
Course Status
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
23
12
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Building
Anvil Office Tower
Room
607
Start Time
15:30
-
End Time
18:20