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Project Management, the Managerial Process; Gray and Larson, 4th Edition,Modern Project Management; the mandate for proficiency in project management

    University of Missouri St. Louis ………………………………….…………. Syllabus MIS 6847 Financial and Project Management……01 March .….....… Winter 2008 Course

    Course This course presents the concepts and state of the art / state of the

    Overview practice of project management A project is defined to be a non-

    repeating or special action or set of actions designed to produce a special

    outcome. Project Management spans the two major phases of a project,

    planning and execution, and all sub-phases including defining the project

    organization, scheduling, defining the project in a manner that facilitates

    management and execution, estimating, leading, risk management,

    project control and project audit/closure. Concepts such as

    organizational design and culture as they impact projects and emerging

    business realities such as employing e-commerce practices and

    globalization will be introduced.

Course ? Develop an understanding of the concepts attendant to project Objectives management

    ? Develop an understanding of the steps in a comprehensive

    project management plan that spans the planning and execution

    stages

    ? Develop an understanding of and an ability to apply state of the

    art project management practices and tools, with an emphasis on

    the operations research and mathematical tools used in the LOM

    community for project management

Prerequisite

    Instructor Richard A. Navarro

    Office … CCB 224 / Office Hours by Appointment

    314-346-8849 (Mobile)

    Navarror@UMSL.edu

    Text Project Management, the Managerial Process; Gray and Larson, 4

    th

    Edition, McGraw Hill Irwin, 2008

    Supplemental readings to be assigned

    Grading ? Class Participation 15% A: 90% or higher

    ? Team Case Studies 05% B: 80% - 89.9%

    ? Individual Project 20% C: 70% - 79.9% st? 1 Examination 20% F: less than 70% nd? 2 Examination 20% rd? 3 Examination 20%

Policy University policy clearly defines the requirements for academic honesty

    Statements and defines the disciplinary actions to which a student may be subject if

    these requirements are violated.

    All students are expected to respect their classmates, the instructor and

    the university; Civility is a basic requirement

    This syllabus may be revised at the discretion of the instructor without

    the prior notification or consent of the student.

    Week Assignments / Topics of Discussion

     Assignment for Week 1

    ? Reading assignment … Gray and Larson Chapter 1 … Modern

    Project Management

    16 January Week One

    ? Introductions, Course Objectives, Expectations. Definitions;

    ? Modern Project Management; the mandate for proficiency in

    project management

    -------------------------------------------------------------- Assignment(s) for Week 2

    ? Reading Assignment … Gray and Larson Chapter 2

    Organization Strategy and Project Selection

    ? Suggested Reading … Davis: Technology Acceptance

    ? Suggested Reading … Swanson et.a.l: Organizing Vision

    ? Suggested Reading ... Kaplan and Norton: Strategy Mapping

    ? Suggested Reading … Rogers: Diffusion of Innovation

    ? Suggested Reading . Gartner Report: Hype Cycle

    ? Case Assignment …. Read and be prepared to discuss in class

    the Film Prioritization case pp49

    23 January Week Two

    ? Organization Strategy

    o Vision and Mission

    o Kaplan and Norton Strategy Mapping

    ? Project selection

    ? Film Prioritization case

    -------------------------------------------------------------- Assignment(s) for Week 3

    ? Reading Assignment … Gray and Larson Chapter 3

    Organization Structure and Culture

    ? Case Assignment …. Read and be prepared to discuss in class

    the ORION Systems (A) case, pp 85

    30 January Week Three

    ? Organization Structure and Culture

    ? ORION Systems (A) case

    -------------------------------------------------------------- Assignment(s) for Week 4

    ? Reading Assignment … Gray and Larson Chapter 4 Defining

    the Project

    ? Case Assignment …. Read and be prepared to discuss in class

    the Manchester United Soccer Club case, pp 113

    06 Feb Week Four

    ? Defining the Project

    o WBS

    o Integrated Planning

    ? Campus Wedding

    ? Manchester Soccer Club case

    -------------------------------------------------------------- Assignment(s) for Week 5

    ? Review for 1st Examination

    13 Feb Week Five

    ? Review

    ? Examination Number One

    ------------------------------------------------------------ Assignment(s) for Week 6

    ? Reading Assignment … Gray and Larson Chapter 5

    Estimating Project Times and Costs

    ? Case Assignment …. Read and be prepared to discuss in class

    the Sharp Printing case, pp138

    20 Feb Week Six

    ? Cost and Schedule Estimation

    ? Importance of Estimates

    ? Types of costs

    ? Macro vs Micro techniques

    ? Forecasting like procedures

    ? Formal Methods

    ? CoCoMo

    ? Function Points

    ? Apportionment / Complexity Factors / CER’s

    ? Sharp Printing case

    -------------------------------------------------------------- Assignment(s) for Week 7

    ? Reading Assignment … Gray and Larson Chapter 6

    Developing a Project Plan

    ? Case Assignment …. Read and be prepared to discuss in class

    the Greendale Stadium case, pp 183

    27 Feb Week Seven

    ? Project Planning

    ? Project Networks

    o Critical Path Method

    o PERT

    ? Greendale stadium Case

    -------------------------------------------------------------- Assignment(s) for Week 8

    ? Reading Assignment … Gray and Larson Chapter 7

    Managing Risk

    ? Case Assignment …. Read and be prepared to discuss in class

    the International Capital, Inc (A) case Pp 230

    05 Mar Week Eight:

     ? Risk Management

    o Risk identification

    o Risk assessment

    o Risk Mitigation

    ? International Capital, Inc (A) case -------------------------------------------------------------- Assignment(s) for Week 9

    ? Reading Assignment … Gray and Larson Chapters 8 and 9

    Scheduling Resources and Costs and Reducing Project Duration

    ? Suggested Reading …Martovitch and Profozich: An ARENA

    Tutorial

    ? Case Assignment …. Read and be prepared to discuss in class the

    International Capital, Inc (B) case. Pp 305

    12 Mar Week Nine:

     ? Scheduling Resources

    o Fiscal, Facility, Personnel Resources

    o Scheduling Methodologies

    ? Heuristics

    ? Simulation

    ? Reducing Project Duration

    o Crashing

    ? International Capital, Inc (B) case -------------------------------------------------------------- Assignment(s) for Week 10

    ? Review for Examination 2

19 Mar Week Ten

    ? Review

    ? Examination Number Two

    -------------------------------------------------------------

    Assignment(s) for Week 11

    ? Reading Assignment … Gray and Larson Chapter 10, 11. 12

    Leadership, Being and Effective Leaders, Managing Project

    Teams, and Outsourcing, Managing Interorganizational

    Relationships

    ? Case Assignment …. Read and be prepared to discuss in class

    the Kerzner Office Equipment case pp380

26 March Spring Break … No Class

    02 Apr Week Eleven:

     ? Leadership vs Management

    ? Leadership Being an effective leader

    ? Managing Project Teams

    ? Partnering / Teaming

    ? Sourcing

    ? Kerzner Office Equipment Case

    --------------------------------------------------------------

    Assignment(s) for Week 12

    ? Reading Assignment … Gray and Larson Chapter 13

    Progress and Performance Measurement

    ? Case Assignment …. Read and be prepared to discuss in class

    the Scanner Project case pp 455

    ? Team Case Study … Working In teams, perform a detailed

    analysis of the Providian Trust (A) case using the case rubric

    provided. Prepare a team report of from five to seven pages

    and a team presentation … be prepared to give the presentation

    in class

09 Apr Week Twelve:

     ? Program Control

    o Performance measurement and evaluation

    o Earned Value Measurement

    o Scanner Project case

    ? Guest Speaker … Helen Johnson, the Boeing Company

    --------------------------------------------------------------

    Assignment(s) for Week 13

    ? Case Studies

16 Apr Week Thirteen

     ? Team Case Study Reports

    ? Guest Review Board

    --------------------------------------------------------------

    Assignment(s) for Week 15

    ? Reading Assignment … Gray and Larson Chapter 14, Project

    Audit and Closure

    ? Case Assignment …. Read and be prepared to discuss in class

    the Maximum Megahertz case pp 487

    ? Reading Assignment … Gray and Larson Chapters15 and 16 …

    International Projects and Oversight

    ? Case Assignment … Read and be prepared to discuss in class

    the AMEX, Hungary case pp 514 23Apr Week Fourteen

? Project Audit and Closure

    ? Maximum Megahertz case

    ? International Projects

    ? Business and Competitive Necessities and Imperatives

    ? International Project Complexities

    ? Laws

    ? Cultures

    ? Oversight

    ? the AMEX, Hungary case

    ? Project Management In conclusion

    --------------------------------------------------------------

    Assignment(s) for Week 15

    ? Individual Assignment / Term Papers … Students will research

    and analyze a major project and prepare a report discussing the

    successes and failures encountered during execution of the

    project, together with suggestions about how the management

    of the project might have been altered and the improvements

    that would have been achieved ? Review for third exam.

    30 Apr Week Fifteen

    ? Examination Number Three

    ? Individual Term Papers due

    ? Individual presentations

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