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Introduction to Project Management. Week 1. Wk. 1 Agenda. Introductions BUS2303 Overview BB Review Introduction to Project Management Project Definition Project Management Definition Project Manger Project Management Life Cycle. Professor Information. Name: Lisa Dowling

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  1. Introduction to Project Management Week 1

  2. Wk. 1 Agenda • Introductions • BUS2303 Overview • BB Review • Introduction to Project Management • Project Definition • Project Management Definition • Project Manger • Project Management Life Cycle

  3. Professor Information Name: Lisa Dowling E-mail: Lisa.Dowling@algonquincollege.com Office: B372 Office hours are to be determined. Meeting with individual students are based upon a mutually agreed upon time. Emails are checked and responded to within 48 business hours, if the following criteria is met…

  4. Email Criteria • Ensure emails are crafted with proper email etiquette. • Refer to proper email etiquette rules: http://www.emailreplies.com • Subject: • Sec[YrSectionNumber] – purpose of email • Message ends with your full name and student number

  5. Student Introductions Time to Introduce yourself SAY IT LOUD….. SAY IT PROUD…

  6. Introducing BUS2303

  7. Course Description & Methods • Broken down into 2 modules: • Project Management • Databases. • Each module contains • Assignments, • Hybrid activities and homework. • A test. • There is no midterm or final exam.

  8. Course Structure & Schedule Information found in Blackboard

  9. Each Class You Can Expect • Lecture. • Note: PowerPoint slides available through the 14 Week Schedule • In Class Activities • Quiz: • Students can take notes in preparation for end of class quiz

  10. Resources • eTextTitle:  BUS2303 – Microsoft Project 2010, • Author:  Microsoft • Office Academic Course, • ISBN:  9781119925088 • $26.00 • Data files can be located: http://bcs.wiley.com/he-bcs/Books?action=index&itemId=0470638885&bcsId=6629 • Slides • Online Videos • Document Templates

  11. What You Need • Bring Laptop to each class • Laptop to be equipped with appropriate software • Student ID card

  12. Evaluation • Participation 12% • Weekly quizzes • Hybrid work • Assignments 38% • Project Management Internet Research • WBS • DB Design, Forms & Queries • Tests 50% • Project 30% • Access 20%

  13. Scope of Learning • This course will: • Teach fundamentals, tools, and concepts of project planning, analysis, and control. • Discuss the role of the project manager as well as team members in managing a project • Practice fundamentals of project management

  14. Scope of Learning • The course will not provide sufficient training for certification

  15. Course Overview & Housekeeping • Class Rules • Cellphones • Facebook  • Start and end of class times • Attendance 

  16. Project Management Introduction

  17. Definition of a Project According to PMI – it is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result

  18. What is Project Management? Project Management, according to PMI, is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements.

  19. Who Is PMI? Project Management Institute. Professional organization that governs the Project Management Industry. Author of PMBOK. Established professional certification.

  20. Characteristics of a Project Has a definite start and end date Has resources: (can be money or people etc) Has limitations (time & resources etc) Follow a planned and organized approach Specific Goal + Unique Outcome

  21. Definition of Project Management • Discipline of planning, organizing, securing, managing, leading, and controlling resources to achieve specific goals. • It answers: • What problem are you solving? • How are you going to solve? • What is the plan (identifying the work, resources and costs)

  22. Do You Recognize This?

  23. History of Project Management • 1950 + • Primarily delivering big project schedules based on an understanding of the order in which work activities must be completed • 1980 – early 1990 • with software available; we now plan, control, project costs and schedules

  24. History of Project Management • Late 1990’s - early 2000’s – • widely used for many different size of projects in a wide variety of industries • Early 2000’s - • Agile Project Management came along.

  25. Benefits of Project Management Meeting and exceeding customer expectations Meeting project deadlines & accountability Managing project costs More efficient resource utilization Improved communications

  26. Liabilities of Project Management Added processes and guidelines Increased overhead and administration Additional time and effort

  27. Project Vs Operational Work Differences

  28. Project Vs Operational Work Similarities Performance Quality Cost Time Performed by people Constrained by limited resources Planned, executed, and controlled

  29. Examples of Project Management A business wanting to improve an existing work process Construction of a new building Installation of a new computer system Office moving to a new location Developing a new product

  30. Why Learn PM? • Becoming more and more prominent based on: • Global competitors • Consumers are demanding to have their products and services developed and delivered better, faster and cheaper

  31. Roles and Goals of PM • Explicit Role: • Managing the project • PM must get other people to do what his or her project needs, often with limited authority • PM’s goal is to meet or exceed stakeholder expectations

  32. What Do You Think Some of the Roles Are? • Related Roles: • Planning, • Leading, • Negotiating, • Communicating, • Running interference, • Prioritizing, etc

  33. Responsibility to the Organization Bridges the gap between senior management and the project work

  34. Tools Used • Microsoft Projectfor scheduling • Excel for project calculations and analysis • Word to use templates • PPT for communicating project information at a high level • Collaboration tools like Share Point

  35. PM Techniques use Tools to… • Designed To Manage: • Scope • Quality • Costs • Schedules

  36. Introduction to the Project Lifecycle

  37. Processes of Project Management Initiating Planning Executing Controlling & Monitoring Closing

  38. Process Groups in Common Terms

  39. Project Management Process

  40. Hybrid / Homework • Hybrid - Refer to 14 Wk Schedule • Due at 11:59PM night before your next class • Assignment – PM Internet Research Assignment • Due at 11:59PM night before your Wk 3 class

  41. Quiz Time

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