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PROJECT MANAGEMENT


Professor: Robert Owen, Ph.D.
Contact at: Please post questions on the SyKronix Marketing Researcher's Forum

 
Target Audience:

  • College students who are currently enrolled in a traditional project management course and who would like some additional materials to review.
  • Entrepreneurs and others who would like to learn a little project management from scratch without taking a full course.

 
Required Textbook:

Dr. Owen originally posted these notes as part of a university course that was based on the following textbook.  Since these notes are still very much incomplete, this textbook is hightly recommended - either alone or with these notes:
Gido, Jack & James P. Clements, (1999) Successful Project Management. International Thompson Publishing. 
Although the course notes include some issues that are not discussed in the textbook, they were originally made to dovetail with the book in a classsroom based course.  This is also a good book for do-it-yourself learning.

 
Course Objectives:

  • To provide a brief introduction to general issues of project management.
  • To provide insights into problem solving and persuasive presentation of solutions.
  • To increase awareness of how people people work as team members and as individuals.

 
Grading/Certification:

None.  You are on your own to assess your performance on any exercises that are developed.

If the materials posted here are part of an in-class course taught by Dr. Owen, you might need the following documents:

 


COURSE OUTLINE

1:  INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • PM Ch. 1: Project Management Concepts
  • Key Terms in Project Management 

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2:  INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
3:  NEEDS AND SOLUTIONS
4:  TEAM WORK
5:  PROJECT COMMUNICATION AND DOCUMENTATION
  • PM Ch. 8: Project Communication and Documentation
  • PM Ch. 9: Planning
  • Discuss New Faculty Hire exercise

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6:  SCHEDULE CONTROL
  • PM Ch. 10: Scheduling
  • PM Ch. 11: Schedule Control

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7:  RESOURCE CONSIDERATION
  • PM Ch. 12: Resource Consideration
  • PM Ch. 13: Cost Planning and Performance

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