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Unformatted text preview: 1 1 INFS3059 Project Management and Information Systems Lecturer: Dr Walter Fernández [email protected] PAP Moran Room 2049 http://teaching.fec.anu.edu.au/INFS3059/ Managing projects Managing projects “Managing projects is one of the oldest and most “Managing projects is one of the oldest and most respected accomplishments of mankind. We stand in respected accomplishments of mankind. We stand in awe of the achievements of the builders of the pyramids, awe of the achievements of the builders of the pyramids, the architects of ancient cities, the masons and the architects of ancient cities, the masons and craftsmen of great cathedrals and mosques; of the might craftsmen of great cathedrals and mosques; of the might and labour behind the great wall of China, and other and labour behind the great wall of China, and other wonders of the world.” wonders of the world.” Peter W G Morris, The Management of Projects Peter W G Morris, The Management of Projects 2 Can you think of more recent great projects? c The Snowy Mountain Scheme? c The Apollo Program? “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth” John F. Kennedy, speech to the American Congress, 25 May 1961 c The FIFA World Cup 2010? 3 Welcome to INFS3059 c Whatever the project complexity and size, you can be sure that you be working on many project in your lifetime c In INFS3059 you could gain a good understanding of the basic principles of project management – How much you gain, as always, it’s up to you! – We are here to help and to learn from each other 4 Projects do not succeed without hard work and excellence in planning and execution 5 6 c Introductions & administration – Description of aims, roles, work & expectations c Project management concepts c The semester ahead – The program & your project (major assignment) Agenda 2 7 introductions and administration 8 About the Lecturer Dr Walter D Fernández (Walter) Senior Lecturer, School of Accounting & Business Information Systems Co-Director, National Centre for Information Systems Research Room 2049 PAP Moran Building 026B [email protected] http://ecocomm.anu.edu.au/people/walter.fernandez Consultation during teaching weeks : Thu 14:00-17:00hs c Changes to be notified on your course website WHEN/IF required Other times by appointment (by email only ) 9 Introductions c Communication task (part A) – Who are you? – What are you studying? – Why? – What you want to get out of INFS3059? c Communication task (part B) – Send a short email to Walter by COB 24 July stating the answer to the questions of part A – Subject of all emails to Walter must start with INFS3059 Attention Please You are about to see the two most important slides Your performance will be affected by how much you understand them 10 Teaching and learning philosophy c Project management cannot be learn just from books…...
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