PRJ505 Course Outline

Course Code: PRJ505
Course Name: Systems Analysis and Project Management
Offered Date: Fall - 2021 | Other versions
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Course Description:
This course will use an automated project management tool to complete systems analysis and project management throughout a project life cycle. The student will plan and schedule a project, determine budget and resources, identify and estimate risk, and conduct cost/benefit analysis. An overview of managing projects where multiple technologies, vendors and project teams are involved will be addressed and the concept of a Project Control Office will be discussed. Techniques to bring a project in on schedule and within budget and quality assurance related to project development and implementation will be covered.
Credit Status: 1 credit in the IFS program.
Prerequisite: BTC340
Mode of Instruction:

3 hours Interactive lecture time  per week

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify, analyze, and explain issues of privacy, security and ethics as they affect and are affected by the use of Information Technology in the workplace and in daily life
  • Design, organize, and implement strategies for best ethical practices within an organization as they relate to the use of Information Technology
  • Communicate privacy and security issues clearly, concisely, and effectively using oral, written and visual forms
  • Interact cooperatively as a team member/leader to establish effective working relationships and contribute to the achievement of goals regarding the ethical and legal access to and use of both public and private information
  • Develop research skills that incorporate critical thinking and problem solving, in order to recognize existing, potential, and unforeseen ethical and legal issues facing Informatics professionals and the stakeholders in the systems for which they are responsible
Employability Skills:

    •  Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.|    •  Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.|    •  Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.|    •  Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.|    •  Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.|    •  Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.|    •  Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.|    •  Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.|    •  Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.|    •  Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.|
Topic Outline:
  • Requirements gathering
  • Project control theory and techniques
  • Project planning and control techniques
  • Risk assessment
  • Conflict resolution
  • Project integration
  • Issue logs
  • Principles of quality assurance
Prescribed Text(s):
  • Information Technology Project Management -6th edition by Schwalbe; ISBN:  9781337101356 published by Course Technology
Reference Material:
  • None
  • Project 2007
Promotion Policy:
  • Satisfactorily complete all assignments
  • Pass the weighted average of all assessments
  • Pass the final exam
  • Pass the weighted average of the exam and tests

Grading Policy

A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices. (

Home Project (10 assignments, team work) – 50%
Define, plan and implement IT security project management methodology and techniques on the selected sample of security projects.
Midterm test – 20%
Covers all material before reading week.
Final exam – 30%
Covers all material for the course.
Approved By:
Suzanne Abraham
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