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Project Management (LCA.5A)

Course Descriptions


410-X24-HR    (2-1-1)    (1 1/3 Cr.)
Project Management Principles
Gateway to the project management techniques program, this course enables students to take their first steps in assimilating a project management model. Students gain a clearer understanding of the role and the responsibilities of the project manager and the project control officer (PCO). They are also introduced to field-specific terminology.

This course is designed to give students a systemic vision of project management. Students become aware of the importance of teamwork and the role they will have to play as team members in a multidisciplinary project team, in accordance with the rules of professional ethics.


410-X25-HR    (1-2-1)    (1 1/3 Cr.)
Software Tools for Project Management
Throughout the program, students must use the software tools required for project management. They do so by acquiring the competencies they need to implement not only all the phases of a project (planning, monitoring, control and closure), but also the technical aspects of the project’s organization: schedule, tasks, costs, resources, risks and quality. Mastering the functionalities of software tools goes hand in hand with performing the job function of the project control officer.

This course enables students to strengthen their competencies in the use of various applications and software tools so that they are able to produce project-related reports and documentation. Students must also develop their communication skills by composing messages in a range of communication formats, based on the organizational practices encountered in project management.


410-X23-HR    (2-1-2)    (1 2/3 Cr.)
Planning Techniques
This course allows students to develop their project planning skills. Students taking this course develop the fundamentals of project management planning techniques.

More specifically, they will acquire all of the concepts and techniques currently used in project planning. They will apply their newly acquired competencies by producing sections of a project plan.


410-X26-HR    (2-1-3)    (2 Cr.)
Communications Tools and Techniques
Since project management documents are increasingly produced in virtual format, this course focuses on the structured management of documentation and the appropriate use of document management tools in a digital environment.

Students develop their documenting skills and choose communication channels that meet identified needs in support of the project manager’s communications plan. Students are also required to use software to execute and monitor a communications plan.


410-X27-HR    (3-3-3)    (3 Cr.)
Project Management Tools
This course requires students to use appropriate software in connection with the type of project to be completed. Students make use of the IT concepts they have acquired and demonstrate their mastery of software applications specific to project management.

Students will deal with increasingly complex projects that vary in scope. The course concludes with testing a multi-project context.


410-X33-HR    (2-1-2)    (1 2/3 Cr.)
Quality Control Processes
In this course, students learn to take responsibility for the process of monitoring and controlling a project, as well as for accountability reporting and the impact of these activities on project execution.

This course leads students to broaden their systemic vision of a project, which will enable them to participate effectively in the monitoring and control of a project while taking into consideration all the inherent factors of a project and its environment. The course also aims to enhance the ability of students to work in a team, since project monitoring and control requires and involves a broad range of interactions with a variety of stakeholders.


410-X28-HR    (3-1-2)    (2 Cr.)
Support Processes
This course enables students to further explore the meaning of a systemic vision of a project. Students must demonstrate their ability to solve problems while complying with the rules of professional ethics, to react quickly to events that arise in the life cycle of a project and to respond efficiently to the requests of the project manager.

Students learn to recognize the importance of implementing support processes for project management and to properly plan and monitor:

  • the procurement process for goods and services in the context of a project
  • the identification and monitoring of project risks
  • the implementation of the project quality plan

410-X29-HR    (1-2-1)    (1 1/3 Cr.)
Communications Management
Systematic accountability reporting has led private- and public-sector organizations to make much greater use of project-based management. For project managers, this means entrusting project control officers with greater responsibility both for communications and for the management of project-related interpersonal relationships.

This course enables students to acquire the interpersonal skills and communication techniques they need to meet the requirements of this job function. Students develop the internal and external communication competencies associated with their job function. By the end of this course, students will be able to develop and use a variety of communication formats appropriate to the needs and personalities of stakeholders.


410-X30-HR    (2-4-2)    (2 1/3 Cr.)
Integration
On completion of this program, students’ competency development will be evaluated through a scenario that illustrates the real circumstances of a career situation. This scenario enables students to demonstrate their ability to integrate into a project team and to implement all of the competencies they have acquired in the program.

In this course, students must demonstrate their ability to solve problems, while complying with the rules of professional ethics, to react quickly to events that arise during the life cycle of project and to respond efficiently to the requests of the project manager. They must organize, while working within a team, all the aspects of a project, thereby applying all their competencies to planning, to the monitoring of costs, time and risks, to production quality control and to document management. They must record their learning and project progress in a logbook.