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ICT 584 Managing Projects with Microsoft Project

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Course Description

This course will demonstrate to the students how theory (PMBOK) & practice of Project Management comes together using project management software – Microsoft Project 2016.

Course Details

Project management software is designed to assist business and IT professionals in the management of their projects from developing a plan, assigning resources, tracking progress, managing the budget, analyzing workloads, and more.

This course will bring the PMBOK's theoretical process groups and knowledge areas to life using Microsoft Office software. Students will journey through a real-life IT project as the Project Manger from initiating to closing. Students will learn how to create a number of different project management deliverables including developing schedules, managing resources, monitoring and controlling schedules, and project status reporting.

This course is for new project managers who have finished a theory course and are now looking for practical experience. This course is also for experienced project managers who are interested in learning new techniques and tools to better manage their projects.


Prerequisites

This course uses Microsoft Project. It is the students responsibility to ensure they are comfortable with this software prior to the start of the first class.

  • Students familiar with Microsoft Project from previous course work require no further introduction to this software.
  • Students who register and are unfamiliar with Microsoft Project are recommended to take ICT 582 Microsoft Project Levels 1 & 2.

Delivery

Courses are instructor-led, face-to-face and may be delivered in three formats:

  • In Class - all classes are taught in a computer lab.
  • Online - all classes are taught synchronously in real-time.
  • Blended - delivery is both in a computer lab and synchronously online, alternating weekly.

It is the students responsibility to carefully read the course section content below to know which delivery options are available for the course they are registering into.

Registration

  • Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403) 220-2988.

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Course Content

Course Level Learning Outcomes

  • Create a project management plan
  • Create a project schedule
  • Control and monitor project schedules using MS Project

Topics of Instruction

  • Introduction to PMBOK Knowledge Areas & Processes
  • Practical Tools & Techniques for Project Management
  • Building a Project Management Plan
  • Building realistic Project Schedules in MS Project
  • Using MS Project for Controlling & Monitoring a Project Schedule
  • Using MS Project for Resource Loading/Balancing on multiple projects

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Notes

Recommendations and Requirements

Course Duration

Courses are 30 hours and are scheduled to be completed in either 5 weeks or 10 weeks. Generally, 5 week courses have two classes per week, and 10 week courses have one class per week.

Delivery Formats

Courses may be delivered in class, online, or blended (both in class and online). All delivery formats will use Desire2Learn (D2L) and Adobe Connect Manager (ACM) tools to varying degrees and it is the students responsibility to ensure they are comfortable with these tools prior to the start of the first class.

Students are encouraged to read Student Online Learning Resources to determine the delivery format that will best meet their learning needs.

  • Students familiar with D2L and ACM from previous course work require no further introduction to these learning tools.
  • Students who register into an in class only course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take the necessary time to fully explore these learning tools prior to the start of class.
  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

Required Tools

For online and blended delivery, students should have access to their own computer with required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors). Students should test their environment prior to the start of class to ensure everything is working properly.

Required Software

Students will need access to software outside the classroom lab to enable work on assignments, projects, and other course work.

  • The software used in this course is Microsoft Project 2016 which may be downloaded from Microsoft.
  • If necessary, additional requirements will be announced at the start of the course.

Textbooks

Attendance

It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.

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Prerequisites

This course uses Microsoft Project. It is the students responsibility to ensure they are comfortable with this software prior to the start of the first class.

  • Students familiar with Microsoft Project from previous course work require no further introduction to this software.
  • Students who register and are unfamiliar with Microsoft Project are recommended to take ICT 582 Microsoft Project Levels 1 & 2.

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Proficiencies

  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

 

  • Students must be familiar with the personal computer, keyboard and mouse.
  • Students must have Microsoft Windows skills and knowledge, and be able to perform the following tasks:
    • start and run Windows
    • use the taskbar, Start button and Help feature
    • use Minimize, Maximize, Restore Down/Up and Close
    • use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
    • understand file management techniques
    • navigate between files, folders, or drives.

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Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)




Sections

  ICT 584 - 006 Managing Projects with Microsoft Project  
  Fall 2016   Status:  Enrolment Closed
 
Online:   Thu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
22 Sep 2016 to 24 Nov 2016
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $825.00
 
Delivery Options:  Online
Instructor(s): Doris Schupp
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details. This course is delivered in an online format

PREREQUISITES

Students who register and are unfamiliar with Microsoft Project are recommended to take ICT 582 Microsoft Project Levels 1 & 2 

PROFIENCIES

Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online

TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL FEES

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund

  
 


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