BUS_361_Week_09

BUS_361_Week_09 - BUS 361 Information Systems in...

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1 1 BUS 361 Information Systems in Organizations and Society aka Project Management Week 9: Managing the Project Process 2 Agenda for Week 9 Questions? Wrap-up questions Continuing on our move from theory to contextual PM Communications Management Break Monitoring and Controlling Project Progress Break Group Meetings 3 Housekeeping • Feedback on Status Reports will be done tomorrow - Feedback posted tomorrow afternoon. • Individual Assignment Status Reports (Unit 9), Due date extended • Individual Assignment Activity Log (Unit 10), Due date next week • Reading discussions online. • Group meetings later today, in hour 3. • Survey in hour 3, too.
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2 4 Housekeeping Next week: Unit 10 (PMO) plus 2 presentations 31st of August Last 3 Presentations PM Summary Course evaluations 5 Group Presentations Order No Doubt Tzu Jung Chen, Dennis King Sang Fung, Tsz Him Ho, Alice Leong, David Ri Xi Tan The Hives Raj Paul Bhui, Ling- Chih Yvonne Cheng, Vidya Kotamraju, Sabin Lakhani, Min Li, Jia Er Zhang The Zutons Jacques Trevor Buchholz, Yu-Heng Hsu, Louis Tang, Christopher Graham Walker, Fan Yang Kings of Convenience Paul Bastian, Yingnan Fan, Ebalunosen Alero Pogoson, Ran Ran, Kwan Sing Tam Razorlight L ina Agustina, Kenrick Ho, Kevin Shamil Ramlu, Nathan Tunnacliffe, Jo-Huan Nora Wang, Kevin Wong 6 Wrap up Discussion 1 One view of the project manager is of a person who leads the charge – an action oriented person, a doer, who gets the job done. Another view is of a communicator who supports members of the project team – a planner – so they can get the job done? Which view do you believe is correct? In your groups, spend 5 minutes to collect your ideas, please.
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3 7 Wrap up Discussion 1 Project managers often say they get used to leading from behind. What do you think this means? There is another common phrase – responsibility without authority. How are these two ideas related? What do they have to do with working in a team? In your groups, spend 5 minutes to collect your ideas, please. 8 Wrap up Discussion 1 What do you think are the critical qualities in an excellent project manager? How do you see yourself filling the PM role and what qualities do you think you need to bolster to become even more effective? Class discussion* 9 Communications Management We do it all the time, why is it important for PM? Do we apply a structured approach or do we just need to be good talkers?
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4 10 Phases in Project Management Start Complete Level Of Process Activity Time Initiate Planning Executing Closing Controlling 11 Learning Objectives Understand the importance of good communication in projects. Discuss what makes up a communications
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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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