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Being proactive is a key behavior characteristic of a an effective Project
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Verzuh/Fred book review by topic - Exam study guide. Includes Terms and Definitions
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Text book case study references and industry specific cases
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|Wk. 1 P.Point||Project history and industry||Model Build Group Work||BUS 1040 Course outline|
|Week one lecture summary notes.||Instructor's commitment to Class for term||Objectives and Key learnings for course.||Tip to get quick text copies of PowerPoints.|
|I will post your earned marks into Web Ct. It is in the "My Grades" section.||Marking for In class and Group work. Students are required to track their own marks for the group and other work||Home Assignment: Visit the PM Institiute (PMI) web site (www.pmi.org) and learn what the organization does, the professional designation you can earn, (PMP) and the body of knowledge that is used to set standards for the project management industry. (PMBOK)|
|Wk.2 lecture notes-see day Mon. Wed. Fri.||Monday 3-6||Wed. 8-11||Fri. 3-6|
|Wk 2 P.Point||Home assignment. Use this link for more info.on web presentations||Movie review about PM and Critical Path|
In class we will match the Wk2. . "Project Success action plan" to the Gulf War handout. Know how to define success of a project and know the 5 action steps for successful project completion.
Understand the R.F.P., its relationship to a proposal, the project selection process and project management.
In Class activity: Present a project this week, to the class. One of the group members will be the Project Manager to make sure the group is ready to present . The P. Manager may also introduce the project name and the group members and choreograph the presentation. No Power Point needed. Each of the four group members will take one part/phase of the project and describe it to the class. E.G. Define, Plan,. Execute and Close out. If the project is not completed present a "What if " scenario. This must be a real project that is on the web or in a text.Time; 5 minutes max. per group. Everyone speaks a little about the project.
New learning: Choosing the right project. Review the Hospital Case to see on what basis they made their decisions. P. 32 Verzuh book. Will will revist this case before Mid Term..
|Wk. 4 Lesson Summary notes .||Overview of WBS lesson.||House Build WBS, Network and GANTT||Answers to the Wk. 3 Quiz on Definition -match to the Quiz.|
|Wk. 4 P. Point||Flow Chart (my list) of Definition Stage-||Sample WBS layouts for various projects||
Wk. 4 Home assignment Forms to be brought in in Wk. 5
|Wk. 5 Lecture summary notes-completed and posted Fri. Feb.6, 04||Groups start your Project - finalize in Class. 5 or 6 people||Practice Network diagrams||"A" Student behaviors - how to get "A's" in exams.|
|Wk. 5 P. Point final done.||Instructor's documents to help get your Group Project started - in class activity. Bring in your sample docs.||
Critical path exercise in class.
Note for the diagram go to Verzuh PM book p. 137
Computer lab.schedule. Last half of class. Mon. 366 D
Wed. 376 D
Fri. 362 D
|Flowchart to-date with Planning stage.||Ideas for Group Projects||MS Project start up guide for lab work in lab.||Wk. 5 home asssignment|
|Group formed. Students not in a Groups go to Groups with less than 5 or 6 and join. Or groups less than 5 solicit students from the first column on linked web page. The following student need to Email me so that I know if they are in a group and if not I can assign them to one. Marylea Halloran, Sing Wong, need a group. Suze Jules, Saric Svebor you need more people in your group - contact me. Vichit Ly Larry N and Michael - contact me you need more people or combine with another group.|
|Groups formed in Wk. 5 Monday Class - this is a listing.||Wed. Group listing.||Fri. Groups listing|
Re: Week 4 homework. How many forms do you have to bring to class (from the Web or other sources) that could be used on your Final Group Project? I would suggest 4. Any that are related to Definition topics that we have covered in class so far. See the Flowchart link in Wk. 5 for an overview of Defintion stage. What are you going to do with them? Share them with your new/final groups. Decide which ones will have value in completing your Final Group Project.
|Mid Term Test: see all the refernces in Wk 6 for study tips, place, times and marking. Test is out of 20.|
Execution Stage of the Project cycle.
|Wk. 8 PowerPoint||Reading. 153-178 Review estimates. We will test this topic in the Final Exam. Read 219-234 Communication for this week.||Team (Group) Weekly Marking standard|
|Lesson Summary New Mar. 6. 04||Status Reports and Communications Quiz||Note the Home Assignment requires each student to provide separate copy of their Team/Group Status Report -but using the same template.||Homework - Status report template. Hand in at the start of Class Wk. 9. 2 Marks|
|Wk. 9 P. Point.||Reading. This WK. 9 reading has been moved forward to Wk. 8||Team (Group) Weekly Marking standard|
|Lesson Summary New March 16, 04||Types of project controls. Types of orgnization and effect. Team characteristics.||
|Home Assignment detail. Meeting Agenda plus minutes for problem solving meeting notes include contribution to meeting from each Student. PM submits a Master copy. 2 Marks. Hand in at start of class Wk.10.|
|Wk 10. P.Point||Reading Verzuh p. 236-242, 245-260||Estimate Quiz in class.||Final Written Report marking Guidelines.|
Monitoring and controls. Scope controls - types of documents. Earned value. Close out Phase documents - include these in your Written Repots.
|During the week practice how you are going to present your Final Group Project.|
|Wk 11 P. Point||Reading||Group Final Written reports due Wk. 12 as per concensus and ratification in class. Final Written Report marking Guidelines.||
Status Reports and Communications answers - answer codes for above quiz.
|Lesson Summary||Group presentations. 10 -12 mins. max per Group - each person speaks for two minutes.||No home assignment|
See Wk. 12 PowerPoint for your Group's presentation time.
Hand in your Written copy of your Final Group Project at the start of class. Late submissions will only receive a max. of 50%. (10 term marks instead of a potential 20). There are no exceptions to this project rule for two reasons. See Guidelines above.
|Wk. 12 P.Point-||Group Final written Reports due at the start of class Wk. 12. Late will result in a pass mark of 50% max. if it meets that standard. Have a back up copy ready if the PM. doesn't show up.||
Project problem solving through matching the problem to right method.
|Lesson Summary||Reading - review||No home assignment - start exam review.|
See Wk. 12 PowerPoint for your Group's presentation time. Note: all weekly marks posted on WebCT must be checked and corrected this week. No adjustments will be made after this week.
|Wk.13 P. Point -||Reading. p. 300-309||Peer evaluation not needed (ignore Course Ouline directive)||Project Organizations Quiz|
|Lesson Summary||We will review the Quiz answers for the Questions that were handed out during the previous weeks.||Homework detail - Exam review: What we will be covering in the final exam? Mostly the second half of the semester, but including: relationship of the project to the R.F.P and the Proposal. Estimating, Earned value (basics), Project Manager, Project and types of organization, Teams/Team building, monitoring and controls,Communication + meetings, Documentation/Reports, Problem Solving, Execution and Close Out procedures.|
|See Wk. 12 PowerPoint for your Group's presentation time. Re: Good Friday. All students (from any class) are invited to attend an extra Class. Tues. April 13, Noon to 3 PM. Room # to be announced here and posted on my office door. Room 124, Financial Building.|
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