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Introduction to Project Management. Week 1. Agenda. Introduction to BUS2303 Introduction to Project Management Project Definition Project Management Definition Project Manger Project Management Life Cycle. Introducing BUS2303. Course Overview & Housekeeping.

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  1. Introduction to Project Management Week 1

  2. Agenda • Introduction to BUS2303 • Introduction to Project Management • Project Definition • Project Management Definition • Project Manger • Project Management Life Cycle

  3. Introducing BUS2303

  4. Course Overview & Housekeeping • Introductions / Ice Breaker • Class Rules • Cellphones • Facebook  • Start and end of class times • Attendance  • Email (refer to blackboard)

  5. 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.

  6. Each Class You Can Expect • Lecture. • Note: PowerPoint slides available through the 14 Week Schedule • Students are to take notes in preparation for end of class quiz

  7. Resources • eText(Title:  BUS2303 – Microsoft Project 2010, Author:  Microsoft Office Academic Course, ISBN:  9781119925088 $26.00) • Slides • Online Videos • Document Templates • Dreamspark(ability to download MS Project)

  8. Course Structure & Schedule • Information found in Blackboard • Course Outline document

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

  10. 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

  11. Scope of Learning • The course will not: • Provide sufficient training for certification

  12. Project Management Introduction

  13. 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.

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

  15. Definition of a Project • According to PMI – it is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result • In other words: • Is Goal Specific – established objective • Has a start and end date • Has money, time and other resources

  16. 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

  17. Project Vs Operational Work Differences

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

  19. 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

  20. 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)

  21. What Are Some Other Examples of Projects?

  22. 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

  23. 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.

  24. Do You Recognize This?

  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. 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

  28. 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

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

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

  31. Tools Used • Microsoft Project: • For Scheduling • Excel: • For project calculations and analysis • Word: (build templates) • PPT: • For communicating project information at a high level • Collaboration tools like Share Point

  32. PM Techniques are …. • Designed To Manage: • Scope • Quality • Costs • Schedules

  33. Introduction to the Project Lifecycle

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

  35. Project Management Process

  36. Process Groups in Common Terms

  37. Hybrid / Homework • Internet Research • due midnight the night before Week 3 class • NO late assignments will be accepted • Become acquainted with Blackboard and the documents found under Course Documents

  38. Quiz Time

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