ICT 122 Foundation Project

Credits: 3

Course Content:
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 project development cycle to produce and demonstrate a working model of the target system.

Course Format:

  • Approximately 45 hours to complete and scheduled over a 15-week period.

Course Prerequisites:
Completion or concurrent registration in all other courses in the ICT Certificate program.

Transfer Credits:
For current information and details on transfer credit for this and other courses, check the BC Transfer web site at http://bctransferguide.ca/.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • actively participate in project walkthroughs, presentations, reviews and critiques.
  • apply the knowledge gained in other courses in a real-life type situation.
  • deliver effective presentation 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.

Required Materials/Texts:
Project Management Skills for all Careers - Open Source by Project Management Open Resources - no purchase required

Evaluation Profile:

Assignments
15-25%
Quizzes/Exam 20-30%
Project
20-30%
Final Exam
20-35%
TOTAL 100%

Grades:
Percentage grades will be converted to letter grades at the home institution.

Syllabus:

Module
Topic
1 Introduction to Project Management
2 Project Management Skills
3 Project Initiation
4 Project Planning
5 Breaking Down the Project Activities
6 Planning & Acquiring Resources
7 Scheduling
8 Assessing Risk
9 Budgeting
10 Project Execution
11 Project Control
12 Project Close

Operational Details:

College Policies: Academic Appeals (including appeal of final grades), Student Conduct, Cheating and Plagiarism, Academic Probation and other educational issues are those of the institution where the student is registered.
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.).
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 one's own. All work submitted must be the student's own words and content, and not written by a tutor or friend. If external sources are used for an essay or assignment, they must be documented to avoid plagiarism.