Project Management Methodologies
- Definition of project management methodology; relationship to the Project Management Body of Knowledge
- Contexts for project management and the application of appropriate methods to each context
- Organizations that support methodologies, including Project Management Institute; the International Project Management Association; the APM Group
- Agile project management including scrum, XP, lean and Kanban, sprints, just-in-time requirements definition, priority-setting and delivery of incremental results
- How to select appropriate methodologies and how to use them within the context of the Project Management Body of Knowledge
- Other current methodologies at the discretion of the instructor
Lecture, seminar, case studies, exercises and group discussions.
20% - 40%
Assignments/Term Project(s) (min 2)
20% - 40%
5% - 10%
20% - 30%
* A combination of quizzes and/or midterms, with no single assessment in this group worth more than 25% of the final grade.
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.
Students who successfully complete the course will be able to:
- Name and describe a range of current project management methodologies;
- Identify the strengths and weaknesses of each project management methodology and describe the context(s) in which each method is most suitable;
- Choose an appropriate current project management methodology and use it to create project success;
- Participate in a variety of project management meetings;
- Facilitate a project management meeting;
- Communicate effectively using the tools and approaches of each methodology;
- Explain the relationship between distinct methodologies and the Project Management Body of Knowledge;
- Integrate appropriate methodologies with additional knowledge areas in managing complex projects;
- Complete a small term project using Agile; and
- Demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to pass the Project Management Institute’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam
Cole, Rob and Edward Scotcher, Brilliant Agile Project Management: A Practical Guide to Using Agile, Scrum and Kanban. Latest Edition. (Pearson)
Or equivalent text approved by the Business Department.
Other materials specified by instructor.
Project Management Institute. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Latest Edition. (optional but recommended)
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.
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|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)|