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Exam Review: Exam 1 Matt Wimble wimble@umd.umich.edu 2/6/2011 1
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Exam Chapters 1-6 Mostly “off the slides” Anything discussed in class or in the book is fair game Multi-method Calculators will be provided Use restroom before exam Let me know if you need special 2
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Where we are 3
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Exam Approach: Bloom’s Taxonomy Taxonomy: A classification Bloom’s focuses upon learning objectives Why does this matter to me? You will be tested beyond just knowing definitions!
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Exam Approach: Bloom’s Taxonomy Knowledge: Exhibit memory of previously-learned materials by recalling facts, terms, basic concepts and answers Knowledge of specifics - terminology, specific facts Knowledge of ways and means of dealing with specifics - conventions, trends and sequences, classifications and categories, criteria, methodology Knowledge of the universals and abstractions in a field - principles and generalizations,
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Exam Approach: Bloom’s Taxonomy Application: Using new knowledge. Solve problems to new situations by applying acquired knowledge, facts, techniques and rules in a different way Questions like: Which kinds of apples are best for baking a pie, and why? Analysis: Examine and break information into parts by identifying motives or causes. Make inferences and find evidence to support generalizations Analysis of elements Analysis of relationships Analysis of organizational principles
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Exam Approach: Bloom’s Taxonomy Synthesis: Compile information together in a different way by combining elements in a new pattern or proposing alternative solutions Production of a unique communication Production of a plan, or proposed set of operations Derivation of a set of abstract relations Questions like: Convert an "unhealthy" recipe for apple pie to a "healthy" recipe by replacing your choice of ingredients. Explain the health benefits of using the ingredients you chose vs. the original ones.
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Exam Approach: Multi-method I am trying to measure a “latent construct”: You knowledge of project management chapters 1-6 No direct measures (e.g. length, mass, etc.) It is measured “with error” Each measurement tool (e.g. “true/false”, “essay”, “multiple choice”, etc.) has potential biases Known as “common methods bias” 8
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Chapter 1:Projects What are they? Unique Limited time Why are they important? Lots of money…~30% of GDP Failure rates are more common and higher cost 9
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Project Defined A complex, non-routine, one-time effort limited by time, budget, resources, and performance specifications designed to meet customer needs. Major Characteristics of a Project
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