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JIM BURNS:  Project Management, Operations Management and System Dynamics
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ISQS 4350 Syllabus for Fall 2017

Date

Topic

Prior Reading

B = Burns

L =  Larson & Gray

Assignment

1

8-29

Course Overview

B: Ch. 1

B: 1-4, 1-7, 1-10

(These are references to EXercises in Burns Chapter 1--hence the '1'.  You will do exercises 4, 7 and 10 in Chapter 1 of Burns.  These will be turned in as 'hardcopy' on Sep. 14.)

2

8-31

Project Management Lifecycle/Systems Constructs

L: Ch. 1

L: Ex 1-2, Ex 1-4

(These are references to EXercises in Larson & Gray Chapter 1--hence the '1'.  You will do exercises 2 and 4 in Chapter 1 of Larson & Gray.  These will be turned in as 'hardcopy' on Sep. 14.)

3

9-5

Goals, Goal Setting and Productivity

B: Ch. 2

B: 2-5, 2-6

Pre-proposal due in class (hardcopy)´┐Żone page

4

9-7

Project Management Basics

L: Ch. 2

L: Ex 2-1, Ex 2-5

5

9-12

Conceptualization and Definition

 

Organization Structure and Culture

B: Ch. 5

 

L: Ch. 3

B: 5-6, 5-18, 5-19, 5-20

 

Requirement Scrubbing Spreadsheet

6

9-14

Risk, Feasibility Analysis

B: Ch. 6, L: 7

HW Set 1 is due today in class (hardcopy)

7

9-19

Decision Making under Uncertainty

B: Ch. 6

8

9-21

REVIEW FOR EXAM 1

Requirements Document is due today in class (hardcopy)

9

9-26

Exam 1

10

9-28

Project Planning and Scheduling

B: Ch. 7

L: Chs. 6, 8

B: 7-4, 7-8, 7-9; L: Ex 6-8

11

10-3

A Tutorial on MS Project

Handout

B: Ex 1 in Ch. 7 Appendix

12

10-5

Methodology for Information Systems Project Management

B: Ch. 4

B: 4-3, 4-11, 4-12

13

10-10

Project Definition and Scope Management

L: Ch. 4

L: Ex 4-7

14

10-12

Project Planning: Task Duration and Cost Estimation

B: Ch. 8

L: Ch. 5

B: 8-10, 8-13; L: Ex 5-3, Ex 5-4

15

10-17

Project Cost and Quality Planning

 

HW Set 2 is due today in class (hardcopy)

16

10-19

REVIEW FOR EXAM 2

17

10-24

Exam 2

 

 

18

10-26

Project Human Resource and Communication Management

L: Ch. 11

L: Ex 11-1, Handout

19

10-31

Project Procurement Management

Project Plan is due today in class (hardcopy)

20

11-2

Best Practices

Handout

21

11-7

Stage III: Project Execution and Control

B: Ch.12

B: 12-15, 12-18, 12-19

22

11-9

Stage III: Project Execution and Control

EVA Notes

 

Example EVA

Project Proposal is due today in class (hardcopy)

23

11-14

Critical Chain

L: Appendix 8.1

24

11-16

Finishing Projects Superfast and Frugal

Handout

L: Ch 9

25

11-21

Process Maturity and Project Closeout

B: Ch. 14

Project Earned Value Analysis is due in class today (hardcopy)

26

11-28

Presentation of Projects

Presentation Order & Format

HW Set 3 is due today in class (hardcopy)

27

11-30

Presentation of Projects

 

 

28

12-5

Presentation of Projects

 

REVIEW FOR FINAL

 

Term projects are due today in class (hardcopy)

Sat.

12-9

Section 001: 12:30-1:50pm

Final Exam-this room beginning 10:30 am and ending before 1:00 pm

 

Wed.

12-13

Section 002: 2:00-3:20pm

Final Exam-this room beginning 4:30 pm and ending before 7:00pm