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PM 610 Project Scope Management

  1. 1. UAA PM 610 Spring 2010 Preliminary Subject to Change PM A610: Project Scope Management Spring 2010 -- UAA Master of Science, Project Management (MSPM) Thursdays, 5:30-9:00pm, UC Room 155C _____________________________________________________________________________ Instructor: LuAnn Piccard email: aflp@uaa.alaska.edu Office: (Tel) 786-1917 University Center 155C (Fax) 786 - 1935 Office Hrs: Thursdays 4-5:00 pm or by appointment Admin Assistant: Ki Kim (Tel) 786 – 1924 ankpk@uaa.alaska.edu AV Technician and Classroom support: Stas asssc14@uaa.alaska.edu 907-786-1865 ________________________________________________________________ Textbooks: Required: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide), Fourth Edition 2008 Work Breakdown Structures for Projects Programs and Enterprises by Gregory T. Haugan, Management Concepts, 2008, ISBN: 9781567262285 Effective Project Management by Robert Wysocki, 5th Edition 2009, Wiley Publishing, ISBN-13: 978-0-470-042367-7 Reinventing Project Management: The Diamond Approach to Successful Growth and Innovation by Aaron J. Shenhar and Dov Dvir, Harvard Business School Press, 2007, ISBN13: 978-1-59139-800-4 Note: Some of the books for the class can be purchased used from Amazon, etc. at a highly reduced rate and may include free shipping. Harvard Business Review Case Studies/Articles Case Studies: 1. “We’ve Got Rhythm! Medtronic Corporation’s Cardiac Pacemaker Business” by Clayton M. Christensen, Harvard Business School Press 9-698-004 2. “Vallourec’s Venture into Metal Injection Molding” by Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School Press, 5-698-002 3. “A&D High Tech A: Managing Projects for Success” by Mark Jeffery, Derek Yung and Alex Gershbeyn 4. “A&D High Tech B: Managing Scope Change” by Mark Jeffery, Derek Yung and Alex Gershbeyn HBR Articles: 1.“Creating Project Plans to Focus Product Development” by Steven Wheelwright and Kim B. Clark How to access material via Harvard Business Press Website: Harvard Business Review Case Studies and Reinventing Project Management can be purchased from the Harvard Business Press website. Go to: http://harvardbusinessonline.hbsp.harvard.edu Register on the site. Course: PM 610 Project Scope Management, Instructor: LuAnn Piccard. Once you’ve registered, the link to the course is: TBD If you haven’t not previously registered on the website, you will need to do so. There are instructions on the site that will guide you through the process. Once you have registered and accessed the course material listing, you can purchase and download these written materials directly from the HBS Press website. PM 610 Syllabus Spring 2010 102609
  2. 2. UAA PM 610 Spring 2010 Preliminary Subject to Change Harvard Business Review Articles via the UAA Consortium Library: Go to UAA Consortium Library website and click on the “Find Articles”, “By Journal” tab. Enter “Harvard Business Review” in the title block. “Harvard Business Review” will come up in blue letters. Click on it and it will take you to a page where you can click on “Business Source Premier”. Once there, you can search for the title and author and download either an HTML or PDF version of the article. The articles noted with a (*) are free downloads since the Consortium Library subscribes to this service. If you have any questions or need help with the navigation, please contact the library. __________________________________________________________________________ Course Objectives: To understand and successfully apply project scope management topics and concepts to improve project success: • Scope Basics: o Strategy: project selection basics and lifecycle planning o Definition of scope and critical elements of scope o Product and Project Scope definition methodologies (e.g. Product vs. Project: Waterfall, Agile, Front End Loading, etc.) o Scope tools and templates o Key processes and where Scope fits in over the product and project lifecycle:  Planning: • Requirements collection, scope definition and creation of Work Breakdown Structures and scope management: o Outputs:  Project Charter  Collection of stakeholder requirements  Project Scope Statement  Project Scope Management Plan Work Breakdown Structure and WBS Dictionary  Monitoring and Control: • Scope verification and control o Outputs:  Accepted deliverables  Project Scope baseline and updates  WBS updates • Application of Scope principles o Collection of stakeholder requirements o WBS Fundamentals o WBS Linkages (Cost Estimating, Activity Resource Estimating, Activity Definition, Human Resource Planning, Communication Planning, Procurement Planning, Quality Planning and Risk Management Planning) o Scope communication, management, verification and control o Earned Value Management o What can go wrong: how to proactively identify and avoid Scope problems PM 610 Syllabus Spring 2010 102609
  3. 3. UAA PM 610 Spring 2010 Preliminary Subject to Change • Beyond the Triple Constraint: Innovative approaches to project scoping and management. Grading: Assignments (5 @ 8 pts each) 40% Mid-term Exam (20 pts) 20% Research Paper and Presentation (20pts) 20% Class participation (20 pts) 20% Class participation will be evaluated based on the contributions of the student to constructive discussions, readiness with and professional presentation of assigned problems and readings, and overall contributions and leadership to the class. For each of the homework assignments, the instructor will randomly select members of the class to present a summary of their homework to the rest of the class. ______________________________________________________________________________ Homework and Attendance: Students are encouraged to maintain e-mail or personal contact with the instructor and each other. Students are required to make presentations in the class using MS Powerpoint and/or Blackboard. Written papers (as applicable) must be well organized and typed (double-spaced). Assignments should be posted to Blackboard prior to the start of class. Any late homework without pre-notice will receive at most 1/2 credit. Students should preserve all submitted materials until the end of the course and submit all in a CD. Students must read related text chapters, case studies and articles before class and participate in the class discussion. PM 610 Syllabus Spring 2010 102609
  4. 4. UAA PM 610 Spring 2010 Preliminary Subject to Change PM610- COURSE OUTLINE Date Topics Instruction Material 1 Course Introduction and Structure Reading Assignment: PMBOK Chapters 3-5 Jan 14 Scope Basics: Scope Overview Approach: PMBOK Overview, discussion of Project Integration Management and Project Scope Management as defined by PMI and others. 2. Introduction to Scope Planning and Definition Reading Assignment: Jan 21 Effective Project Management: Traditional, Scope Basics: Strategy and Project/Product Adaptive, Extreme by Robert K. Wysocki Selection; Project Scope Tools and Templates Introduction and Chapters 1-3 Approach: Discussion of different methodologies for strategic Homework #1 Due: Project Charter, planning and alignment of project/product planning Stakeholder Requirements Documentation, approaches. Discussion of Scope planning tools and Requirements management plan and templates. Requirements Traceability Matrix 3. Scope Basics: Work Breakdown Structures and Reading Assignment: Jan 28 WBS Dictionaries Work Breakdown Structures by Gregory T. Approach Haugen, Review approach and key elements of a successful Effective Project Management: Traditional, work breakdown structure and WBS Dictionary. In- Adaptive, Extreme by Robert K. Wysocki class exercise. Chapter 4 Homework #2 Due: Project Scope Statement 4. Scope Basics: Project Scope Management Plan Reading Assignment: Feb 4 Approach: Effective Project Management: Traditional, Discussion of Project Scope Management Plan, Change Adaptive, Extreme by Robert K. Wysocki Control System and Configuration Management Chapters 5. Optional Chapters: 6,7,9 System. In-class exercise. Homework #3 Work Breakdown Structure and WBS Dictionary (Group Assignment) 5. Scope Basics: Verification and Control Homework #4 Due: Scope Management Approach: Plan (Group Assignment) Feb 11 Discussion scope verification and control and avoidance of scope creep. In-class exercise. Reading Assignment: PM 610 Syllabus Spring 2010 102609
  5. 5. UAA PM 610 Spring 2010 Preliminary Subject to Change Effective Project Management: Traditional, Adaptive, Extreme by Robert K. Wysocki Chapters 6,7 6. Scope Application: Beyond the Triple Constraint Effective Project Management: Traditional, Approach: Adaptive, Extreme by Robert K. Wysocki Feb 18 Discussion of adaptive and extreme project Chapters 8-12 management approaches. Reading Assignment: Reinventing Project Management: The Diamond Approach to Successful Growth and Innovation by Aaron J. Shenhar and Dov Dvir Chapters 1-7 7. Feb In-class Mid-Term Examination (Open Book, Closed Topics covered: Scope Basics 25 Neighbor) • Project Charter • Project requirements collection • Project Scope Statement • Work Breakdown Structures • Project Scope Management • Scope Verification and Control 8. Scope Application: Beyond the Triple Constraint Reading Assignment: March Approach: 4 Discussion of adaptive and extreme project Effective Project Management: Traditional, management approaches. In class exercise. Adaptive, Extreme by Robert K. Wysocki Chapters 13-17 plus Epilogue Reinventing Project Management: The Diamond Approach to Successful Growth and Innovation by Aaron J. Shenhar and Dov Dvir Chapters 8-11 Case Study: “We’ve Got Rhythm! Medtronic Corporation’s Cardiac Pacemaker Business” by Clayton M. Christensen HBR Article: “Creating Project Plans to Focus Product Development” by Steven Wheelwright and Kim B. Clark March No Class-Spring Break 11 9. Scope Application: Earned Value Management Guest Lecturer-Dr. Dave Rechenthin March Module #1 18 Approach: Discussion of earned value tools and techniques to demonstrate progress of project toward achievement of project scope objectives. 10. Scope Application: Earned Value Management Guest Lecturer-Dr. Dave Rechenthin Mar Module #2 PM 610 Syllabus Spring 2010 102609
  6. 6. UAA PM 610 Spring 2010 Preliminary Subject to Change 25 Approach: Homework Assignment #5 Due: Earned Continuation of discussion of earned value tools and Value Management Exercise techniques to demonstrate progress of project toward achievement of project scope objectives. 11. Scope Application: Case Study and Review Case Studies: Approach: “A&D High Tech A & B” April In class discussion of case studies that contrast “Vallourec’s Venture into Metal Injection 1 traditional and adaptive project management Molding” approaches. Course summary and review 12. Final Project Presentations (half of class) Case study research project: 10-page paper April and summary presentation (Team/Group 8 assignment) 13. Final Project Presentations (half of class) Case study research project: 10-page paper April and summary presentation (Team/Group 15 assignment) PM 610 Syllabus Spring 2010 102609

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