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Unformatted text preview: DIG3525: Project Management in Electronic Worlds Electronic Dr. Rudy McDaniel Summer 2005 Today’s Lecture Introduction to the course In-class introductions (part 1 of 2) Course procedures and policies Major project descriptions Introduction to MS Project 2003 Project Project Lecture 1: Entering and Organizing Tasks Tasks Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 2 About the Course ‘M’ Model Course Tuesdays, class as normal Thursdays, class “meets” online via WebCT You need to be self-motivated for this model! Project-Based Project Project Course planning is the most important outcome outcome You will plan 1 large group project You will also plan 1 large individual project Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 3 Required Texts 1. 2. Web ReDesign Web ReDesign 2.0: Workflow that Works. By Kelly Goto & Emily Cotler. Approximate cost: $33.00. $33.00. What Video Games Have To Teach Us Abou . By James Paul Gee. Appoximate Cost: $11.00. Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 4 Recommended Text Microsoft Office Project 2003 Step by Step . By Carl S. Chatfield. By Microsoft Press. ISBN: 0Microsoft 7356-1955-7. Approximate 7356-1955-7. Cost: $20.00. Or, a Project 2003 reference Or, book of your own choosing. book Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 5 Things you Should Know This This course is not easy! If you’re looking for a lazy summer, you’re in the wrong class. However, if you want to learn about project management and are willing to put in the work, you are in the right place. are The course is designed to be top-heavy, with an The extremely fast pace that gradually tapers off near the end of the semester. near Your writing will be evaluated in this class. Your will All dates are subject to change. Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 6 Some Topics Covered Production, Production, planning, design, and redesign with web sites and video games redesign Using Microsoft Project 2003 to manage Using Microsoft projects projects Creating specialized planning materials Evaluating client needs Working under deadlines Scheduling and managing resources Usability Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 7 WebCT Website 1. 2. 3. 4. You will use the WebCT website to: You WebCT to: Post writing responses Take quizzes Ask for help from me (internal WebCT Ask email system or “Questions for the Instructor” forum topic) or your classmates (“Main” forum topic) classmates Check major assignment due dates Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 8 Sulley Course Website 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. You will use the Sulley website to: You Sulley to: Download course notes Download sample MS Project files Access study materials Access outside links and templates from Access the Web Redesign textbook the Access course announcements Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 9 Course Schedule All All due dates and weekly assignments will be announced in Tuesday lectures. be Major due dates at least will be noted on Major the WebCT calendar – however, don’t assume these dates are set in stone. The Tuesday lecture will always provide the most up to date information. most Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 10 Methods of Evaluation WebCT Postings and Activities: 15% WebCT Quizzes: 15% Midterm Exam: 15% Final Exam: 15% Individual Project Book: 15% Group Project Book: 15% Class Participation: 10% ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY! Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 11 Group Project Options Option Option Option 1: The Game (Website) Jeff Wirth Bob Kenney Steve Teicher Client: 2: The Mod (Video Game) 3: Portal Module (Website) Client: Client: Group proposal due by Saturday, May 21st Group project book due Tuesday, July 12th Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 12 Individual Project You You will propose a final individual project to me by June 30 to will have 5 weeks to create a project book and a project template for this proposal proposal individual project book due Aug 4th Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 13 You You Final Minor Assignment Deadlines Readings Readings are due by the next in-class period or by Saturday of that week if the period reading requires a writing response reading Writing assignments are due by Saturday Writing at midnight following the week during at which they were assigned which Quizzes are due by Sunday at midnight Quizzes Sunday following the week during which they were assigned assigned Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 14 Reading Quizzes Quizzes will generally be open book You will only have a limited amount of time You to complete the quizzes, though to Format will be True/False, Matching, and Format Multiple Choice Multiple Generally, the quizzes will consist of 10 Generally, questions questions For the first quiz (syllabus), you’ll have 5 For minutes, so make sure to read it carefully! minutes, Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 15 This Week’s Assignments 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Read the syllabus and take the WebCT Read syllabus quiz (DIG3525 quiz #1) syllabus Download and install Microsoft Project Download 2003 from the DM ELMS website DM Post a minimum 150 word introduction to Post the Class Introductions discussion forum the Post a minimum 250 word proposal to Post the appropriate Group Proposals forum the Read pgs. 1-36 in Goto/Cotler text Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 16 Your Class Introduction Tell Tell us who you are, your class standing (junior, senior, etc.), what you hope to do for a career, and anything else that you would like to share with your classmates. would If you have worked on any large digital If media projects before, you may wish to share your experiences in this posting. share Required length: 150 words minimum. Required Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 17 Your Group Selection Proposal In In this posting, you should pick a project (one of the three) and explain why you are most qualified to be working on that particular project. You should post to the forum representing the group you would like to join. The strongest proposals will be allowed to join the desired groups. I will fill in other groups as necessary. groups. There will be 10 students in each group. So, you There may want to take into account project popularity when proposing to one forum or another. when Required length: 250 words minimum. Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 18 Introduction to MS Project 2003 1. 2. 3. 4. Downloading the software: Visit the ELMS Faq Visit Faq Visit the ELMS Software Repository Your login will be your UCF registered Your email address, your initial password is “welcome.” Change it! “welcome.” Download MS Project 2003 Professional, Download burn to CD for backup, and install burn Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 19 Lesson 1: Entering and Organizing Lesson Projects using MS Project 2003 Projects Tasks are the basic building blocks of projects. projects. A new project file is called a project plan. new project Milestones are significant events reached within a project. within Phases are groups of closely related tasks. tasks. Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 20 Starting a New Project Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 21 Adding Tasks (Gantt Chart) Note Note that visual time chunks are added according to the estimated durations of the tasks you add. tasks Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 22 Adjusting Duration of Tasks You You can use several different abbreviations to specify different units of time (days, hours, weeks, months, years, mins, etc.) mins, Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 23 Inserting a Higher-Level Task Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 24 Grouping Tasks Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 25 New, Grouped View (Phase) Note Note that we now have a black marker which spans the duration of that entire phase of the project. phase Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 26 An Example Task List Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 27 Scheduling Tasks Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 28 Ex: Finish to Start Link Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 29 New Gantt View Note Note that Project automatically adjusts your start and finish times for each task. You don’t need to specify start and finish dates – just the amount of time each task takes to complete. takes Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 30 Adding a Note Right-click Right-click a task and choose Task Notes. Task Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 31 Task Information Pane Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 32 Adding a Hyperlink Right-click Right-click task, choose Hyperlink. Hyperlink Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 33 New Gantt View Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 34 Linking Project Phases Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 35 We Need to Adjust the Dates! Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 36 We Need to Adjust the Dates! Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 37 Setting Constraint Dates Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 38 New Gantt View Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 39 Sample File You You can download this sample project file from our Sulley course webpage. from Available on the notes page. Filename: dig3525_lesson1.zip Filename: dig3525_lesson1.zip Dr. McDaniel Summer 2005 DIG3525 Dr. 40 ...
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