Lecture Ch 6

Lecture Ch 6 - Information Technology Project Management...

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Copyright 2009 Information Technology Project Management, Sixth Edition Understand the importance of project schedules and good project time management Define activities as the basis for developing project schedules Describe how project managers use network diagrams and dependencies to assist in activity sequencing Understand the relationship between estimating resources and project schedules Explain how various tools and techniques help project managers perform activity duration estimating 2
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Copyright 2009 Information Technology Project Management, Sixth Edition Use a Gantt chart for planning and tracking schedule information, find the critical path for a project, and describe how critical chain scheduling and the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) affect schedule development Discuss how reality checks and people issues are involved in controlling and managing changes to the project schedule Describe how project management software can assist in project time management and review words of caution before using this software 3
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Copyright 2009 Information Technology Project Management, Sixth Edition Managers often cite delivering projects on time as one of their biggest challenges Time has the least amount of flexibility; it passes no matter what happens on a project Schedule issues are the main reason for conflicts on projects, especially during the second half of projects 4
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Copyright 2009 Information Technology Project Management, Sixth Edition One dimension of the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator focuses on peoples’ attitudes toward structure and deadline Some people prefer to follow schedules and meet deadlines while others do not (J vs. P) Difference cultures and even entire countries have different attitudes about schedules 5
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Copyright 2009 Information Technology Project Management, Sixth Edition 6 In contrast to the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games (see Chapter 4’s Media Snapshot), planning and scheduling was very different for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games held in Athens, Greece Many articles were written before the opening ceremonies predicting that the facilities would not be ready in time; many people were pleasantly surprised by the amazing opening ceremonies, beautiful new buildings, and state-of- the-art security and transportation systems in Athens The Greeks even made fun of critics by having construction workers pretend to still be working as the ceremonies began
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Copyright 2009 Information Technology Project Management, Sixth Edition Defining activities : identifying the specific activities that the project team members and stakeholders must perform to produce the project deliverables Sequencing activities : identifying and documenting the relationships between project activities Estimating activity resources
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course OM 493 taught by Professor Murray during the Fall '10 term at George Mason.

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