Syllabus4113_Fall2010_080310(2)

Syllabus4113_Fall2010_080310(2) - ISDS 4113: Project...

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ISDS 4113: Project Management E.J. Ourso College of Business Administration Information Systems and Decision Sciences Fall 2010 Section 1 Tuesday/Thursday 3:10 – 4:30 Room 3140 Patrick Taylor Professor Dr. Suzanne Pawlowski Office: Room 3185 Patrick Taylor Hall E-mail: spawlowski@lsu.edu Office Hours: 12:30 – 1:30 Tuesdays; Phone: 578-2507 other times by appointment Course Description This course covers basic concepts and skills for effective management of projects, including technical elements (e.g., work breakdown structure, project networks, risk management) and sociocultural elements (e.g., teamwork, negotiation, stakeholder management) of the project management process. Some selected topics specific to IT projects will be covered, including methodologies for system development. Concepts and skills will be taught through a combination of lecture and a ‘learn-by-doing’ approach. MS Project project management software will be used for some assignments. Catalogue Description : Topics on effectively managing information technology projects including: project integration and scope; project time, cost, and quality management; project human resources and communication; project risk management; project partnering; project audit and closure. Book, Readings, Slides and MS Project Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Fisher, Ury and Patton, 1991, Penguin ( ISBN-10: 0140157352; ISBN-13: 978-0140157352) (Required; will be used in Module 6) Readings and lecture slides will be available on-line through Moodle MS Project 2010 will be needed for some assignments. The software will be available for download via the MSDN Academic Alliance program at: http://msdn07.e-academy.com/elms/Storefront/Home.aspx?campus=lsu_isds (You may access the software once the instructor has informed you that the userids/passwords have been set up for the class.) Class Participation: Each student is expected to actively contribute to the class discussion. Spirited and thoughtful participation is encouraged. Class Ground Rules: In order to create a positive learning environment, the following ground rules are to be followed during classes: - Show respect for others - One conversation at a time - You may use your personal PC during regular classes if it is not distracting to others (other students or the instructor). PCs are not to be used for anything other than taking notes when we have guest speakers. Attendance Policy:
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