Toolkit 4 IM - Systems Analysis and Design Sixth Edition...

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Systems Analysis and Design, Sixth Edition Page 1 of 10 Systems Analysis and Design Sixth Edition Instructor’s Manual SYSTEMS ANALYST’S TOOLKIT PART FOUR Project Management Tools OBJECTIVES When students finish this part of the Toolkit, they will be able to: Describe project management tools and how they are used Describe the steps used in project planning, scheduling, monitoring and controlling, and reporting Explain techniques for estimating task completion times and costs Describe various scheduling tools, including Gantt charts and PERT/CPM charts Calculate completion times, start dates, and end dates for a project Explain the steps involved in software change control Understand the reasons why projects sometimes fail INSTRUCTOR NOTES Introduction, 578 LECTURE NOTES Point out that Part 4 of the Systems Analyst’s Toolkit describes project management tools. List topics explained in Part 4. Present the Toolkit Introduction Case: Mountain View College Bookstore on page 579. Review the background, participants, location, and discussion topics for the case. Discuss Figure TK 4-1. CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES Consider assigning students to each role in the Toolkit Introduction Case and having them read the case dialogue. Project management overview, 580 LECTURE NOTES Describe project management . Point out the times at which project management is important. Note the goal of project management. Explain how the project manager , or project leader , is different from the project coordinator . Introduce and review the four main tasks in project management: project planning , project scheduling , project monitoring and controlling , and project reporting .
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2 Chapter 1: Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES Using a familiar management position, give specific examples of what is involved in each function. Ask students with management experience what specific duties they had in each area. How did responsibilities in one area affect responsibilities in another? Also, point out On the Web, and encourage students to use for more information about project management. QUICK QUIZZES Assign Review Question 1 on page 602. Project planning, 580 LECTURE NOTES Explain project planning. Describe a task , or activity , and an event , or milestone . Discuss Figure TK 4-2. CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES Choose a project with which students are familiar, such as registering for school or hosting a party. Ask students to suggest tasks and milestones associated with the project. QUICK QUIZZES Assign Review Question 2 on page 602. Identifying tasks, 581 LECTURE NOTES Point out why it is difficult to estimate time for a project. Using Figures TK 4-3 and TK 4-4, explain how the number of team members, programs, and users affect time estimates. Use Figure TK 4-5 to show the relationship between project resources and project size. Mention how the capabilities of project team members affect time requirements.
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