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1 © Andrew Gemino 1 BUS 361 Information Systems in Organizations and Society aka Project Management Jan Kietzmann [email protected] 2 Welcome to Project Management We will focus on the application of project management techniques in high technology companies. You will learn Hard and soft Project Management skills How to get projects moving in your organization. How to manage risk and improve communication about your project. 3 Who Am I? Jan Kietzmann WMX 4361 Tel:? E-mail: [email protected] Degrees Bachelor in Commerce (UVic) Master of Electronic Commerce (Dalhousie) PhD in Information Systems (London School of Economics) Acknowledgment: Dr. Andrew Gemino for course template.
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2 4 Who Am I? Experience Current Software Development Involvement • Piece of Cake, 10CMS • Geist3D Current Project Management Involvement • Nokia • PhD Research Interests: Project Management Mobile Technology Use & Development Orchestrating Mobile Work 5 Defining our Learning Environment Instructor’s Role: Provide a stimulating environment for learning. Communicate knowledge effectively. Provide, when possible, engaging exercises that require application of knowledge. Motivate students to understand the material. Student’s Role Engage in the learning process. Provide instructor and students with a professional atmosphere in which to learn. Contribute to the group environment. Participate fully in group projects and discussions . Silence = consent and approval (?) 6 Resources Textbook • Effective Project Management: Traditional, Adaptive, Extreme , Third Edition, Robert K. Wysocki, Rudd McGary, Wiley Publishing, 2003 • Other Materials via Email Webpage www.webct.sfu.ca Login/password are SFU Computing account. Course outline, schedule, lectures, assignments, on-line quizzes and discussion forums are all located here.
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3 7 WebCT Quick test drive - please let me know about any broken links, etc… http://Webct.sfu.ca 8 Grading Norms Faculty Graduate Grading Policy : Normalized such that: A’s ~ 25% B’s ~ 50% C, D, and F’s ~ 25% 9 Objectives of BUS 361 Understand the process of project management and its relationship to traditional management. Utilize project management tools including work breakdown structures, schedule and budgets to plan and execute projects. Integrate effective risk management and communication plans into project management practice.
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4 10 Objectives of BUS 361 Develop skills that go beyond this course. Learn how to manage projects of everyday life. 11 Preamble to BUS 361 YOU CANNOT MEMORIZE PM This is not a course to cram for! Split course Hardcore PM definitions Applied, contextual PM 12 Evaluation Quizzes (4 - on-line) 5% Reading Discussions 10% Assignments (2) 10% Class Participation 10% Team Project 15% Midterm Exam 20% Final Exam 30%
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5 13 Quizzes (5%) Quiz material comes straight out of the book. The quizzes are online on WebCT and are open for one week. You get one chance
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