Revised: April 10, 2010

This schedule below pushes everything back a week due to the snow day (Feb. 5). The latter part of the schedule will depend on whether this day is made up. 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
Jan. 22
Course Information, Introduction to Project Management, In-class writing assignment (postponed) Chapter 1
Session 2
Jan. 29
The Project Management and Information Technology Context; Project Management Process Groups: A Case Study, Form Project groups, and templates Chapter 2, 3
Session 3 February 5 Class cancelled due to snow  
Session 4 February 12 Project Integration Management Chapter 4, Case: Singapore Tradenet
Session 5
February 19
Project Scope Management Chapter 5, Case: Netflix
Session 6
February 26
Project Time Management, Chapter 6, Case: BAE Automated Systems (A)
Session 7 March 5 Project Cost Management, Introduction to Microsoft Project ((MSDNAA GMU) - Entering Work Breakdown Structure, Durations for Tasks, Dependencies, and Cost and Resource Information in Microsoft Project Chapter 7, Appendix A

Session 8 March 19

first midterm (Chapters 1-7), In-class writing assignment  

Session 9
March 26

Review midterm, Project Quality Management, Microsoft Project Lab Session Chapter 8
Session 10
April 2
Project Human Resource Management Chapter 9, Case: Microsoft Office 2000
Session 11
April 9
Project Communications Management, Microsoft Project Lab Session (Entering Actuals into Microsoft Project, Earned Value Analysis) Chapter 10, Case: Managing Conflict in a Diverse Workplace

Session 12
April 16

Project Risk Management Chapter 11, Case: The Rise and Fall of Iridium
Session 13
April 23
  Case: Microsoft Office 2007
Session 14
April 30
Second midterm, Project Procurement Management, Project Management Certifications

Chapter 12, Appendix B

Session 15
May 7
Final Exam