Revised: April 21, 2011

The schedule will be revised throughout the semester, e.g. while the schedule below shows 2 Microsoft Project sessions, additional ones may be scheduled. The current copy can be found on Blackboard. Chapter references are to Schwalbe text.

Week Topic Reading/Assignment
Session 1
January 28
Course Information, Introduction to Project Management, In-class writing assignment Chapter 1
Session 2
February 4
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 11 Writing Center Presentation, Project Integration Management, Project Scope Management Chapter 4, 5
Session 4 February 18 Project Time Management Chapter 6, Case: Singapore Tradenet
Session 5
February 25
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, BAE Automated Systems (A), Appendix A (part)
Session 6
March 4
Project Quality Management Chapter 8, Netflix
Session 7 March 11 first midterm (Chapters 1-7 and cases to date),  

Session 8 March 25

Review midterm, Project Human Resource Management Chapter 9, Case: Microsoft Office 2007

Session 9
April 1

Project Communications Management, Chapter 10, Case: Process Improvement in Stanford Hospital's Operating Room
Session 10
April 8
Project Risk Management, Microsoft Project Lab Session (Entering Actuals into Microsoft Project, Earned Value Analysis) Chapter 11
Session 11
April 15
Second midterm Case: The Rise and Fall of Iridium

Session 12
April 22

Professor Farrell speaks on IT492 and 493; Project Procurement Management, Project Management Certifications Chapter 12, Appendix B
Session 13
April 29
Reading Days - no class meeting  
Session 14
May 6
Reading Days - no class meeting


Session 15
May 13
Final Exam