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BUS_361_Week_01 - 1 © Andrew Gemino 1 BUS 361 Information Systems in Organizations and Society aka Project Management Jan Kietzmann

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Unformatted text preview: 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. 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. 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. 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!...
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2010 for the course BUS 361 taught by Professor Kamalmasri during the Winter '09 term at Simon Fraser.

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BUS_361_Week_01 - 1 © Andrew Gemino 1 BUS 361 Information Systems in Organizations and Society aka Project Management Jan Kietzmann

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