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Course Outlines

CMGT 8600

Management of Project Stakeholders

School School of Construction and the Environment
Program Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management
Course Credits 2
Minimum Passing Grade 50%
Start Date April 22, 2021
End Date June 24, 2021
Total Hours 30
Total Weeks 10
Hours/Weeks 3
Delivery Type Lecture/Lab
Pre-requisites CMGT 7535
CRN 61124

Acknowledgement of Territories

The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam).

Instructor Details

Name Deb Parliament
E-mail Instructor to provide
Location NE 1 - 415B
Office Hours Instructor to provide

Course Description

This course provides participants with a comprehensive examination of internal and external stakeholder groups involved with a construction project. Case studies will be utilized to demonstrate the potential impact of such groups on construction projects.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Anticipate potential problems in project management through the identification of stakeholder interests.
  • Relate decisions to key parameters for project success.
  • Analyze organizational structure in terms of project management effectiveness.
  • Lead a project team and/or be a productive member.
  • Influence key stakeholders involved in a project.

Learning Resources

Reference Text:

Chinyio, E. and Olomolaiye, P. (2010). Construction Stakeholder Management. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

(Note: Purchase of the text is optional)

Evaluation Criteria

Criteria % Comments
Class Exercises 10 %
Quizzes (2) 20 %
Case Study - Individual Contributions 10 %
Case Study - Team Presentation 20 %
Final Exam 40 %

Attendance Requirements

  • Class attendance is mandatory - if students need to miss a class, please advise the instructor as soon as possible as per Student Regulations, Policy 5101.
  • Assignments are due at the beginning of the class on the due dates - zero tolerance for late submissions.
  • Assignments are to be submitted in pdf format only in BCIT's Learning Hub, unless requested otherwise.

Course Specific Requirements


The class day and times will remain the same. Log into the course in the Learning Hub, Activities tab, enter the Virtual Classroom for the day's class.

Course Schedule and Assignments

1Stakeholders in the Construction Environment

A Stakeholder Engagement Framework

3Case Study and Practical Application

Planning for Effective Engagement


Communication Principles

6Case Study and Practical Application
7Synthesizing the Engagement Framework
8Case Study - Team Presentations
9Examination of Stakeholder Engagement

Course reading will be assigned on a weekly basis through the Learning Hub.

BCIT Policy

Any student who needs special assistance in the event of a medical emergency or building evacuation (either because of a disability or for any other reason) should promptly inform their course instructor(s) and Accessibility Services of their personal circumstances.

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Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion is a supportive resource for both students and employees of BCIT, to foster a respectful learning and working environment. Any student who feels that they are experiencing discrimination or harassment (personal or human rights-related) can confidentially access this resource for advice and support. Please see Policy 7507 – Harassment and Discrimination and accompanying procedure.

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Guidelines for School of Construction and the Environment

Students must successfully complete a course within a maximum of three (3) attempts at the course. Students with two attempts in a single course will be allowed to repeat the course only upon special written permission from the Associate Dean. Students who have not successfully completed a course within three attempts will not be eligible to graduate from their respective program.


I verify that the content of this course outline is current.
Deb Parliament, Program Head
April 14, 2021

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed and complies with BCIT policy.
Michael Currie, Associate Dean
April 15, 2021

Note: Should changes be required to the content of this course outline, students will be given reasonable notice.