MGT 806 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Professor : Thomas W. McKaig
Brampton Office Phone : 905-458-6400
Brampton Office Fax : 905-458-7850
Website : www.tm-int.com
E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE ANY TEXTBOOKS UNTIL YOU CONFIRM THESE WITH THE PROFESSOR WHO WILL BE TEACHING THIS COURSE, DURING THE FIRST CLASS.
This course will expose the student to many of the realities of work place Project management. There will be occasional on-site visits to current projects in various industries. Class is 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: MGT 401
1. To cultivate an applied understanding of Project Management through
in class applications and on site visits (both formal and informal)
2. To assist students in assessing relevance of formal vs. informal project
management in small and large projects.
METHOD OF INSTRUCTION
In compliance with learning objectives, various methods will be used. These may
include lectures, classroom discussion, on-site visits, handouts; videotapes. There
will also be Guest Speakers sharing their knowledge with the class. Participation
in the classroom is required. If absent, students are still accountable for all material,
changes and announcements discussed during the missed class(es).
METHOD OF EVALUATION
Project Management submission 35% * (approved by T. W. McKaig)
Statement of Work 15% *
Term Test 1 25%
Term Test 2 25%
100% *= group work
1) Up to 10 marks on tests and assignments may be deducted for poor grammar, lack of clarity and/or spelling.
2) A "Peer Assessment" form must be completed by each student to evaluate the
contributions of each student to group activities.
MISSED TERM WORK OR EXAMINATIONS (FALL 2005):
Exemption or deferral of a term test or final examination is not permitted except for a medical or personal emergency. The instructor must be notified by e-mail prior to the test and appropriate documentation submitted. For absence on medical grounds, an official student medical certificate must be provided. This may be downloaded from the Ryerson website at www.ryerson.ca/rr or picked up from the Continuing Education Office, Room JOR100.
ABSENCE FROM MID-TERM EXAMINATIONS OR TESTS:
· Instructor must be notified by e-mail before the test
· Documentation must be presented at the next class (www.ryerson.ca/rr/forms.htm)
· Depending on course policy, the instructor may arrange a makeup or re-weigh the course requirements
ABSENCE FROM FINAL EXAM:
· Instructor must be notified by e-mail before the examination
Documentation must be presented at the Continuing Education Office, Room JOR100, within three working days. An INC can be awarded only when the completion of the outstanding work or an alternate final examination may result in a passing grade. The outstanding work or alternate examination must be completed by a specified date within four months of the submission of the INC. For complete GPA policy see policy #46 at http://www.ryerson.ca/acadcouncil
· Make up exams will be scheduled by the Continuing Education department. Please consult with your instructor for details.
ACCOMMODATION FOR RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE:
Students must have filed the necessary forms for accommodation of religious observance at the beginning of the term, or for final exams, as soon as the exam schedule is posted (see policy on Accommodation of Student Religious Observance Obligations and related form.) Please refer to http://www.ryerson.ca/acadcouncil/current/pol150.pdf.
ACCOMMODATION FOR DISABILITY:
Students who wish to utilize the Access Centre must submit documentation to the instructor prior to a graded assignment, test or exam, according to the Access Centre Policies and Procedures. For tests/midterm exams, it is the student’s responsibility to book an upcoming test at least 7 days prior to the date of writing the test. For final exams, it is the student’s responsibility to book an upcoming final exam at least 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the examination period. The student must confirm the date and time with the instructor. For complete details please refer to:
A student who has failed a course may not repeat the same course more than twice (i.e., registered initially, repeated once, repeated twice=three registrations). For complete details please refer to: http://www.ryerson.ca/acadcouncil/current/pol46.pdf
IF YOUR INSTRUCTOR USES TURNITIN:
All work submitted for this course must first be submitted to www.turnitin.com. Students who do not want their work submitted to this plagiarism detection service must, by the end of the second week of class, consult with the instructor to make alternative arrangements. The instructor reserves the right to submit any work that is suspected to be plagiarized to www.turnitin at his or her discretion.
CODE OF CONDUCT:
Students are required to adhere to the Ryerson Student Code of Academic Conduct and Non-Academic Conduct. Failure to do so will jeopardize any academic appeals. For complete details please refer to http://www.ryerson.ca/acadcouncil
1. No student will be admitted more than 30 minutes after the exam has
commenced. No student may leave within the first 30 minutes after the
exam has commenced.
2. Those arriving later will be directed to the teaching department to petition
for alternative arrangements. Petitions are to be filed with the department
no later than the following business day except when medical/emergency
circumstances do not permit this deadline to be met. In such cases, the
student is responsible to provide appropriate documentation. Such
petitions will arise in cases where through emergency, illness, error, or
oversight, students have arrived more than 30 minutes late for an
examination or have missed the examination entirely.
3. No student is to leave the exam room during the last 15 minutes of an
4. Each student must submit all required exam materials before leaving the exam
5. Students may bring into the exam room only those aids/resources that have
been specified by the course instructor(s). (To be specified on course
outline or by announcement in class at least two weeks before the end of
6. All coats and bags must be placed in such a manner as to be inaccessible to
the student while the examination is in progress. Students should be
cautioned in advance against bringing anything of value to the examination
room, noting that the university accepts no liability for lost and stolen items.
Students should also be reminded that in an emergency situation (e.g., fire
alarm) they may not be able to pick up coats, bags, and other personal
7. All students must display a valid and relevant student photo-identification
card during the course of an examination. In the case of Continuing Education
students, a driver’s license or other verifiable form of photo-identification must
8. In case of a personal emergency of any sort (e.g., illness) students are to inform an invigilator of their circumstance and request assistance or permission to leave the exam room, as circumstances warrant. Only one student will be allowed to use the washroom at a time.
9. Students have a right to ask an invigilator for clarification if aspects of the
examination are unclear, but should be aware that invigilators will not answer
any question that is deemed to infringe on exam integrity.
10. In the case of externally generated emergencies, such as fire alarms, students will, in an orderly manner, follow the directions of the invigilator and evacuate the exam room, and return to the exam room when the emergency has been cleared. All exam materials must be left in the exam room during such emergency. In Continuing Education, examination papers will be collected by the instructor /invigilator. If the exam is to be continued in an alternate exam location, students will go immediately to the assigned alternate exam location.
1) In order to receive a passing grade in this course, a student MUST achieve a
combined average of at least 50% on the term tests the final examination and
any other individual evaluation items.
2) Up to 20% on any question in any test or examination or assignment may be
deducted for poor grammar, lack of clarity and /or spelling.
3) Failure to contribute to the efforts of your group will result in a lower or ZERO
mark for group activities.
4) A "Peer Assessment" form may be required of each student to evaluate the
contributions of each student to group activities. Non-contributing students may
be asked to leave a group and work on their own.
5) Every effort will be made to conduct the course as stated; however adjustments
may be necessary at the discretion of the instructor. If so, students will be
advised and alterations will be discussed in class prior to implementation.
6) Business Simulations involve data input via a form for each period. Forms must
be submitted at end of class. Failure to do so will result in the professor
resubmitting the previous period's data and a mark deduction.
7) A "Faculty/Course Survey" may be run sometime during the semester by
Student Representatives of C.E.S.A.R. (Continuing Education Student's
Association of Ryerson).
8) The Ryerson University “Writing Centre” LIB266A and EPH202 offer free “help”
9) For tests and examinations it will be necessary for students to have a calculator and
writing instruments. The calculator may NOT be part of a cell phone or similar
device and you may not borrow such items from other students during tests and
examinations: bring your own and ensure that its battery is properly charged.
10) During all tests and examinations, communication devices such as cell phones are
not permitted and must be turned off and placed in your book bag at the
perimeter of the examination room.
11) Additional “in-class” handouts may be provided by the instructor. The student is
responsible for the content of such materials on tests and examinations. Such
“handouts” are available only during the class when handed out. If unable to
attend a class, arrange for one of your team members to acquire copies of such
items for you.
Every effort will be made to conduct the course as stated; however
adjustments may be necessary at the discretion of the instructor. If so,
students will be advised and alterations will be discussed in class prior
A) REQUIRED TEXTBOOK
Meredith, Jack R. and MANTEL, Jr. "Project Management", A .
Managerial Approach, John Wiley & Sons, 5th Edition,
B) SUGGESTED TEXT
FIELD, Mike and KELLER, Laurie, “Project Management”,
International Thomson Business Press, ISBN 1-86152-274-6
Trade Magazines relevant to students’ areas of interest(s).
1. Business Magazines: Project Management related magazines;
Canadian Business, etc., Student discounts are available on
many such publications.
2. "Globe & Mail" "Report on Business", "National Post". Also,
"Financial Post", "Financial Times of Canada" and
"Financial Times" (London, England), and foreign language
These are optional but suggested as extras which may improve your enjoyment
and understanding of the course material, and international business.
TOPIC OUTLINE AND INFORMATION
The sequence of topics given below is that which is to be followed by T. W.
McKaig. In certain instances, this schedule might be re-arranged for a variety
of reasons including Guest Speaker's shifting availability. (They are volunteering
their time and might cancel due to last minute business responsibilities). Group
case studies will be comprised of a cross section of sources. When general
discussion is indicated, it is expected all students engage in a meaningful and
active exchange of thoughts, observations and opinions
NON-CONTRIBUTING STUDENTS MAY BE ASKED
TO LEAVE A GROUP OR WORK ON THEIR OWN.