This capstone course emphasizes teamwork and project management in building an information system from a comprehensive, “real-life” case study. The instructor will lead the group through the phases of the software development cycle to produce and demonstrate a working model of the target system.
Date First Offered:
- Total Hours: 45
- Lecture Hours: 45
This course is offered online:
- Completion of or concurrent registration in all other 1st year computer technology courses in this program: ICT 100, ICT 102, ICT 106, ICT 108, ICT 110, ICT 112, ICT 114, ICT 118, ICT 120
- Introduction to Project Management - Readings/Resources - Intro, Ch. 1
- Project Management Skills - Readings/Resources - Ch. 2
- Project Initiation - Readings/Resources - Ch. 3
- Project Planning, Determining Project Goals - Readings/Resources - Ch. 4
- Breaking Down the Project Activities - Readings/Resources - Ch. 5
- Planning & Acquiring Resources - Readings/Resources - Ch. 6
- Scheduling - Readings/Resources - Ch. 8
- Assessing Risk - Readings/Resources - Ch. 7
- Budgeting - Readings/Resources - Ch. 9
- Project Execution - Readings/Resources - Ch. 10
- Project Control - Readings/Resources - Ch. 11
- Project Close - Readings/Resources - Ch. 12
- Case Studies
Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:
- Actively participate in project walk throughs, presentations, reviews and critiques
- Apply the knowledge gained in other courses in a real-life situation
- Deliver effective presentations to peers
- Develop a working prototype
- Develop accurate and useful plans for a development project
- Explore important internet and web technologies
- Function within a team environment, share the work, and meet commitments to a group effort.
- Prepare and be accountable for task scheduling and time estimates
- Prepare professional level proposals, plans and presentation materials
- Describe the role of a cost baseline in managing a project
- Describe techniques to avoid scope creep
- Establish procedures for change management control
- Determine if a project is successful
Number of Assignments:
- Final Exam: 25 %
- Quizzes and Tests: 30 %
- Assignments: 20 %
- Project: 25 %
Percentage of Individual Work:
Course Offered in Other Programs:
- College Policies: Northern Lights College has policies on Academic Appeals (including appeal of final grades), Student Conduct, Cheating and Plagiarism, Academic Probation and other educational issues. Copies of these and other policies are available in the College Calendar.
- Attendance: As this is an on-line course, attendance requires participation in the course, not time in a classroom. However, students must ensure that they complete their required participation in online discussions and other similar assignments
- Occasionally, online meeting/discussion forums times may be arranged in conjunction with the students availability
- Missed Exams: Quizzes and periodic tests must be written when scheduled for the class. This policy may be modified should the student submit written documentation, acceptable to the department, supporting a valid reason for missing the quiz or test (i.e. family or personal emergency, etc.). If an approved alternate quiz or test is not available or cannot be scheduled, the weighting of the final exam may be adjusted to compensate at the discretion of the instructor. The student will not successfully complete the course without passing the final exam and completing at least 50% of scheduled quizzes and tests.
- Late Assignments: Late assignments will not be marked without the student having made prior arrangements with the instructor.
- Cheating/Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the presentation of another person's words, ideas, interpretations, insights, or order of points as your own. All work submitted must be your own words and content, and not written by a tutor or friend. Whenever you use sources for an essay, or assignment, you must avoid plagiarism by documenting them. The NLC College calendar establishes procedures for plagiarised assignments.
- Incomplete Grades: Incomplete grades will be governed by the policies of NLC on this issue.
- Computer Course Requirements/Policies:Any student found either making copies of our diskettes or network files, or using an unauthorized copy of our programs will be required to withdraw from this course. A second offence in any course may result in an automatic expulsion from the program.
- Students registered in the Information and Communication Technology program are guided by the policies and procedures of their registering college. You are encouraged to review the policy definitions and guidelines of the college at which you are registered. You can view these policies and procedures by visiting your college's website or by contacting the Program Coordinator.
- REQUIRED: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project 2003 will be used in assignments and demonstrations. Students should have this software available for assignments, or other software with compatible output.
- Required - Kerzner, H., 2003, PM Workbook to Accompany PM: A System Approach, 8th Edition
- Required - Heldman, K., 2005, Project Management Jumpstart 2nd Edition. Chapters Covered: Intro, 1-12