Course Schedule - Fall 2006

MEM 612 Project Management

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Date

In class actions

Class preparation

Homework due today

Case study and presentations

1

28 Aug

Course introduction

Introduction to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)

Chapter 1 The World of Project Management

Project life cycle

Select case study teams

Read and review syllabus
Browse PMBOK
Read: Pinto and Kharbanda, "Lessons for an Accidental Profession", Business Horizons, March-April 1995, pp. 41-49.

 

 

2

4 Sep

Labor day holiday

 

 

 

3

11 Sep

Chapter 1 The World of Project Management
Project selection - strategy and methods

Stout tire

Read chapter 1

Read: Lauren Johnson, "Close the Gap Between Projects and Strategy", Harvard Management Update, June 2004, pp. 3-5.

 

Effective listening
Jocelyne Gray
Dave Jorgenson
 

4

18 Sep

Chapter 2 The Manager, the Organization, and the Team

PM's roles

Read chapter 2

Read: B. Z. Posner, "What it Takes to be a Good Project Manager", Project Management Journal, March 1987.

Problems Ch 1: 19, 21

Team building
Bernie Clemente
Wenqing Su
Group dynamics
Huy Le

5

25 Sep

Chapter 2 The Manager, the Organization, and the Team

Read: "Managing Virtual Teams", Lisa Kimball, Team Strategies Conference, Toronto, Canada

 

Goal setting
Greg Jones
Mark Steinbock

6

2 Oct

Chapter 3 Planning the Project

Read chapter 3

"Planning for Crises in Project Management ",  Mallak, Larry A., Kurstedt Jr., Harold A., Project Management Journal, Jun97, Vol. 28, Issue 2

 

Conflict resolution
Jason Crapo
Maria Laraisse
Michael Robinson

7

9 Oct

Chapter 3 Planning the Project

 

Problem Ch 3: 23
St Dismas Q1, Q2, Q3

St Dismas -1
Bernie

Chuck
Nanette

8

 16 Oct

Chapter 4 Budgeting the Project
Mid-term exam

 

 

Time management
Danette Hilton
Sean Keneally
Nanette Graham

9

23 Oct

Chapter 4 Budgeting the Project

 

Problem Ch 4: 14
St Dismas Q1

St Dismas - 2
Greg
Huy Le
Sean

10

30 Oct

Chapter 5 Scheduling the Project

 

 

Effective meetings
Chuck Green
Piyapol Chuerkitkumchorn

11

6 Nov

Chapter 5 Scheduling the Project

 

Problem Ch 5: 24
St Dismas Q1

St Dismas - 3
Piyapol
Jason
Michael

12

13 Nov

Chapter 6 Allocating Resources to the Project

 

Journal article review due today - see syllabus

Effective communication/office layout
Nick Bird
Josh Metcalf

Win-win negotiation
Nathan Keith

13

20 Nov

Chapter 6 Allocating Resources to the Project

 

St Dismas Q1

St Dismas - 4
Josh
Wenqing

Mark

14

27 Nov

Chapter 7 Monitoring and Controlling the Project

 

St Dismas Q2

St Dismas - 5
Jocelyne
Danette
Nick

15

4 Dec

Chapter 8 Evaluating and Terminating the Project

"An Assessment of Post Project Reviews",  Busby, J.S.. Project Management Journal, Sep99, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p23, 7p.

St Dismas Q1

St Dismas - 6
Maria
Nathan
Dave

16

11 Dec

Final Examination

 

 

 


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