Professor Schwalbe          IE5541 Project Management                    Spring 2002

INSTRUCTOR: Associate Prof. Kathy S...
Professor Schwalbe            IE5541 Project Management                       Spring 2002

Final grades will be based on ...
Professor Schwalbe            IE5541 Project Management                        Spring 2002

•   Other topics related to p...
Professor Schwalbe           IE5541 Project Management                       Spring 2002

5. Attachments with hard copies...
Professor Schwalbe            IE5541 Project Management                      Spring 2002

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Professor Schwalbe          IE5541 Project Management                      Spring 2002

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HW2: Minicase 3, Part I, p. 79 of text (100 points)

  1. 1. Professor Schwalbe IE5541 Project Management Spring 2002 INSTRUCTOR: Associate Prof. Kathy Schwalbe, 314B Memorial at Augsburg College OFFICE HOURS: 4:00 – 5:30 P.M. Tuesdays. Also available by e-mail and appointment PHONE: (612) 330-1766 E-MAIL: Web site: You can find a lot of course-related information here. T. A.: Praveen Rao, Office hours 10:00 – 11:30 A.M. ME352W on Tuesdays, phone: 612-625-3579 TEXTS: Kathy Schwalbe, Information Technology Project Management, Second Edition, Course Technology, 2001. Buy a new copy if you want your Project 2000 CD to work. OBJECTIVES: The student who successfully completes this course: 1. Understands the genesis of project management and its importance to improving the success of information technology and other projects 2. Demonstrates knowledge of project management terms and techniques such as • The triple constraint of project management • The project management knowledge areas and process groups • The project life cycle • Tools and techniques of project management such as  Project selection methods  Work breakdown structures  Network diagrams, critical path analysis, and critical chain scheduling  Cost estimates and earned value analysis  Motivation theory and team building 3. Applies project management concepts by working on a group project as team leader or active team member 4. Uses Microsoft Project 2000 and other software to help plan and manage a project 5. Appreciates the importance of good project management • Shares his/her own examples of good and bad project management • Prepares a journal throughout the course for personal reflection • Uses knowledge and skills developed in this class in other settings 6. Studies other texts and articles related to project management 7. Demonstrates competence in giving oral presentations APPROACH: Lecture, homework, student participation and presentations, and class projects will be used to aid in understanding and application of project management. EVALUATION: 1. Team Project and Presentations 25% 2. Homework 25% 3. Exam 1 20% 4. Exam 2 20% 5. Exam 3 10% 1
  2. 2. Professor Schwalbe IE5541 Project Management Spring 2002 Final grades will be based on overall percentages with about 94% required for an A, 90% for an A-, 86% for a B+, 82% for a B, 78% for a B-, 74% for a C+, 70% for a C, etc. POLICIES: Homework Assignments: To reinforce understanding of various project management concepts and tools, students will do several homework assignments. Assignments are due at the beginning of class. We will be reviewing assignments in class, so late assignments will not be accepted unless approved at least 2 days before class. There will be a late penalty for handing in assignments late, generally 20% off for each day late. See the last page for descriptions of homework assignments. Participation: Students are expected to actively participate in class by asking questions, working on in-class exercises, giving presentations as part of their group projects, and sharing personal experiences related to the topics discussed. Students missing more than 6 in-class hours without a pre-approved excuse will have their final grades reduced by one grade (i.e. B to B-). Makeup Tests and Assignments: Requests for makeup tests and assignment changes must be made in advance with the instructor. Either leave a phone message or send an e-mail message in case of a last minute emergency. Honesty: Plagiarism and cheating are serious offenses and may be punished by failure on an exam or assignment, failure in the course, and/or expulsion from the college. For more information, refer to the “Academic Honesty” policy in the student catalog. Presentations: Each student will give a presentation to support the team project. In addition to giving presentations related to the team project, each group will also review one or more of the homework assignments and prepare a 10-15 minute presentation on any topic related to project management. This presentation must include visual aids and cite at least three related articles or one book (besides our textbook). Suggested topics include the following: • Suggestions for building effective teams in a project environment • Understanding the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and how it relates to projects • Summarize a top-selling business book and how it relates to project management. Below is a recent top ten list from Barnes & Noble: 1. Jack: Straight from the Gut 2. Who Moved My Cheese? 3. The Road to Wealth 4. Rich Dad, Poor Dad 5. Good to Great 6. Fish! 7. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 8. Rich Dad's Guide to Investing 9. First, Break All the Rules 10. Getting to Yes 2
  3. 3. Professor Schwalbe IE5541 Project Management Spring 2002 • Other topics related to project management, such as personal experience on projects, project management software, recent literature in project management (i.e. six sigma, critical chain, managing e-business projects, etc.) Note: Each project team will provide me with a proposal listing who wants to present what by the fourth class period, and we’ll finalize the list by the fifth or sixth class. Include who will present the final project presentation and when, too. Team Projects: The purpose of the team project is to use a structured approach to project management in a team setting. As a class, we will select projects, teams, and team project managers. Each group (4-5 people per team) will deliver a useful product to a real customer while practicing good project management. I know you are all busy, so we’ll try to scope the projects realistically. One potential project for the Minnesota Chapter of PMI is to research and summarize all local project management courses as well as courses available via distance learning. You are encouraged to find projects to support local non- profit groups, the university, or members of our class. By the last day of class, each team will hand in a project notebook that includes the following: 1. Cover page and detailed table of contents. List the project name, team members, date, and project web site url on the cover page of the notebook. Be sure to number all pages, which should provide a reference for the table of contents. You may include tabs or dividers between major sections of the notebook, too. 2. A double-spaced 4-5-page project report. This report should briefly describe the whole project. Why did you do this project? What did you produce? Was the project a success or not? What project management tools did you use, and did they help? What went right on the project? What went wrong on the project? What did your team learn by working on this project? Refer to attachments with key project deliverables. 3. Project management documentation. Your team will practice using several project management tools and techniques in doing the team project. See samples of items in your text. At a minimum, include the following: • Project charter • Scope statement • Team contract (not in text, will discuss in class) • Initial WBS in chart or tabular form • Responsibility assignment matrix • Draft and final Gantt chart (created in Microsoft Project 2000) reflecting planned and actual work done on the project, including task dependencies and resource assignments. Note: You may set a baseline and enter actuals, if desired, but the final Gantt chart must reflect what actually occurred and when on the project. • Status reports • Final presentation 4. Project web site. Each team will create a project web site to post all project information as soon as it is available. For example, once the team develops a charter, it should be on the web site. The team should use the web site as a communications tool with each other, the project customer, and the instructor. You can just link to files created in Word, Project, PowerPoint, etc. Each team can be creative in developing the team web sites. See samples of past student projects on my web site. 3
  4. 4. Professor Schwalbe IE5541 Project Management Spring 2002 5. Attachments with hard copies of all product-related deliverables (i.e. Web pages, databases, technical designs, training materials, reports, etc.). Approximately half of the grade for the group project will be based on the group’s presentations, status reports, and web site (in progress and final), and the other half will be based on the project notebook (one notebook per team, due the last day of class). Team project managers will earn a small amount of extra credit for successfully leading their project teams. Project managers are also encouraged to give a team status reports for their individual presentations. Team Status Reports: The team project manager should present the first status report after working with the team to create a project charter (signed), scope statement, team contract, draft WBS, responsibility assignment matrix, and draft Gantt chart (by hand is fine). The second status report should show the final versions of these documents and then focus on the work completed for producing the products of the project. Show the team’s web site for both presentations. Homework Assignments (2000 points total) HW1: Potential Project (100 points) Review my web site (, mainly the bullets with links to project management information and your particular class information. Look at some of the past student projects and the information in this syllabus about your group projects. Then write a one-two page paper with the following information: • Describe at least one potential project you would be interested in working on for this class. Be as specific as possible. Who would be the sponsor? What is the real need for the project? What would be the deliverables? What types of skills would your team need to do this project successfully? • Describe the main tasks/roles for your project and which one(s) you would like to do and why. • Be ready to “sell” your project idea to the class. Write a few sentences with your sales pitch and be ready to give in class. HW2: Minicase 3, Part I, p. 79 of text (100 points) HW3: Minicase 4, Part I and II and MBTI (300 points) • See the Minicase description on pages 114-115 in your text (100 points for each part) • Write a 1-2-page paper describing your MBTI letters (4 letters, i.e. ISFP, ENTJ, etc.), how you took the MBTI, and your personal opinion of this instrument. Also send your letters to your team project manager. If you don’t know your MBTI profile, you can take some form of the MBTI test at,, or Feel free to find another site or reference to take the test (100 points). HW4: Minicase 5, all, pp. 151-152 (200 points, 100 points for each part) HW5: Minicase 6, Part I, pp. 186-187 (200 points) HW6: Microsoft Project 2000 (200 points, 100 points for each part) 4
  5. 5. Professor Schwalbe IE5541 Project Management Spring 2002 • Read and follow the hands-on instructions in Appendix A. Skim the entire appendix, and do the steps starting on p. 456 and ending on p.480. On p. 461, change the Title to your full name. Also list your name under the Author section. Print out and hand in your final file. IT should resemble Figure A-14 on p. 477. • Write a 2-page, single-spaced paper describing how project teams can use software like Project 2000 to do things other than creating Gantt charts. Also provide your opinion of this software tool, if you have used it before or seen it used, and if you think it can help in managing projects. HW7: Minicase 7, all, p. 222-223 (200 points, 100 points for each part) HW8: Minicase 8, Part I, p. 263 (200 points, 100 points for each part) HW9: ResNet (200 points) Write a 2-3-page, single-spaced paper summarizing what happened on ResNet. Focus on describing why ResNet was started, if the projects were successful or not, and how much the ResNet team used project management as described in chapters 1-11 of the text. What did you learn by reading these chapters that you might use in the future? HW10: Lessons Learned/Self Assessment (300 points) • Prepare your own lessons learned report (2-3-pages, single-spaced) based on personal reflections of what you learned from this class, including the team projects and presentations. Try to jot down entries in a journal after every class or significant event related to the class. Summarize these entries and reflect on what you will remember to do on projects based on your experience in this class (200 points). • Write a 1-2-page self-assessment based on the team project, answering the following questions (100 points): 1. If you had to give your team a grade for the project, what would it be? Why? 2. What were your roles and responsibilities on the group project? How well do you think you performed on this project? 3. Briefly assess each team member’s performance. If you had to give each person, including yourself, a grade, what would it be? To compare individual contributions, if you had 100 points to allocate to your team, how would you allocate them? If you’re a Survivor fan, what would be the order you would have voted people off of your team and why? 5
  6. 6. Professor Schwalbe IE5541 Project Management Spring 2002 DRAFT CLASS SCHEDULE Note: Students should read the chapters listed in the topic column before class. Team HW Presentations Date Topic Assignment Due Ch. 1, Introduction to Project Management, 1/22/02 App. B, Advice for the PMP Exam Ch. 2, The PM Context and Processes, HW1 1/29/02 Ch. 3, Project Integration Management 2/5/02 Ch. 4, Project Scope Management HW2 Ch. 5, Project Time Management List of HW3 2/12/02 App. A, Guide to Using MS Project 2000 presentations 2/19/02 Ch. 6, Project Cost Management Status report #1 HW4 2/26/02 Exam I Chapters 1-6, App A & B HW5 3/5/02 Ch. 7, Project Quality Management HW6 Ch. 8, Project HR Management HW7 3/12/02 Ch. 9, Project Communications Management 3/19/02 No class. Spring break. Ch. 10, Project Risk Management Status report #2 HW8 3/26/02 Ch. 11, Project Procurement Management 4/2/02 Exam II Chapters 7-11 Ch. 12, Initiating 4/9/02 Ch. 13, Planning Ch. 14, Executing HW9 Ch. 15, Controlling 4/16/02 Ch. 16, Closing 4/23/02 Team presentations Final pres. 4/30/02 Team presentations Final pres. Team presentations Final pres. HW10 5/7/02 Final exam Project notebooks 6