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COMP 8082 - Project Management

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

This course offers a comprehensive overview of project management techniques to effectively plan, manage, and control software development projects. Students will learn project management methodologies with an emphasis on software projects and agile methodology. Students will design a project for which they will create a project work breakdown structure; identify risks, inter-operability, and privacy and security issues; establish the necessary roles in the software development team; and apply strategies to control the project schedule and quality.


COMP 7082





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 86175

Wed Jan 05 - Wed Mar 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 05 - Mar 23 Wed 18:30 - 22:15 BBY SE12 Rm. 325


Mike Mulder

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Students accepted prior to September 2018 can use COMP 8082 as a replacement for COMP 8081. 1. Please email for departmental approval. Include your student number (A0#), course number (COMP__) and preferred CRN. 2. This is a CST BTech course. CST BTech courses are also open to non-bachelor program students. 3. CST Bachelor program students have up to seven (7) years to complete the Bachelor program starting from the date of their first Technical degree-level course or the date of acceptance to the Bachelor program, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Design a complex project portfolio, scope, work breakdown, responsibility matrix, communication plan, and schedule.
  • Explain the concept of a software lifecycle and provide examples that illustrate its phases (analysis, design, implementation, testing, quality assurance, refactoring, deployment and maintenance), including methodologies that apply to each phase and the deliverables that are produced.
  • Compare several common process models (waterfall, prototyping, spiral, incremental, iterative and agile) with respect to their value for development of particular classes of software systems, taking into account issues such as requirement stability, size, and non-functional characteristics.
  • Evaluate a set of software requirements to determine the quality of the requirements with respect to the characteristics of good requirements.
  • Identify how project management is different for agile teams.
  • Apply the scrum project management methodology to a software project.
  • Identify and justify necessary roles in a software development team.
  • Apply a conflict resolution strategy to resolve conflicts in a team setting
  • Apply ethical considerations to project management.
  • Identify and apply methods for risk identification and assessment related to software development.
  • Identify and apply methods for risk identification and assessment for an entire system that arise from aspects other than the software (e.g., inter-operability, privacy and security issues).
  • Apply management strategies for managing virtual teams.

Effective as of Winter 2019

Related Programs

COMP 8082 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Computer Systems (Games Development Option)
    Full-time   Bachelor of Technology
  2. Computer Systems (Network Security Applications Development)
    Full-time   Bachelor of Technology
  3. Computer Systems (Database Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  4. Computer Systems (Human Computer Interface Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  5. Computer Systems (Network Security Administration Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  6. Computer Systems (Network Security Applications Development Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  7. Computer Systems (Wireless and Mobile Applications Development Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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