Revised: October 31, 2010

The schedule will be revised throughout the semester. The current copy can be found on Blackboard. Chapter references are to Schwalbe text.

Week Topic Reading/Assignment
Session 1
Sept. 3
Course Information, Introduction to Project Management, In-class writing assignment Chapter 1
Session 2
Sept. 10
no class  
Session 3 Sept. 17 The Project Management and Information Technology Context; Project Management Process Groups: A Case Study, Form Project groups, and templates Chapter 2, 3
Session 4 Sept. 24 Project Integration Management, Project Scope Management Chapter 4, 5;
Session 5
October 1
Project Time Management, Chapter 6, Case: Singapore Tradenet
Session 6
October 8
Overview of 492 and 493 by Professor Farrell, Project Cost Management Chapter 7
Session 7 October 15   Case: BAE, Netflix

Session 8 October 22

Introduction to Microsoft Project ((MSDNAA GMU) - Entering Work Breakdown Structure, Durations for Tasks, Dependencies, and Cost and Resource Information in Microsoft Project, first midterm (Chapters 1-7 and cases to date), Appendix A

Session 9
October 29

Project Quality Management Chapter 8
Session 10
November 5
Review midterm, Project Human Resource Management, Project Communications Management, Chapter 9, 10
Session 11
November 12
Microsoft Project Lab Session (Entering Actuals into Microsoft Project, Earned Value Analysis) Case: Microsoft Office 2007. Case: Process Improvement in Stanford Hospital's Operating Room

Session 12
November 19

Project Risk Management Chapter 11, Case: The Rise and Fall of Iridium
Session 13
December 3
Second midterm, Project Procurement Management, Project Management Certifications Chapter 12, Appendix B
Session 14
December 10


Session 15
December 17
Final Exam