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Clayton College & State University Management 4800 Selected Topics in Management “Project Management” Course Syllabus Spring 2005 Scheduled Class Time Class Location Friday 6:00 – 8:45 p.m. Lecture Hall, Room B-10 Instructor: George W. Crawford, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management Office: T-211D Office Hours: Tues: 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Fri: 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. (And By Appointment) Phone: Office: (770) 961-3410 (Leave a Message and I’ll get back to you) e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (This is the best way to communicate with me) website: http://business.clayton.edu/crawford Course Description: This course is designed to expose students to the concepts, techniques, and tools of project management, including the computer software Microsoft Project 2003®. Course Objectives: The overall objective of this course is to provide the student with a set of tools designed to allow him/her to perform project management. This course has four basic objectives: 1. To introduce the student to the basics of project management. 2. To provide the student with the knowledge necessary to be productive in leading project management teams. 3. To develop strong teambuilding skills through the understanding and use of project management communication techniques. 4. To give the student a working knowledge of the Microsoft Project 2003® software. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Required Texts: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Project Management by Baker, Baker, and Campbell, 2003, Alpha Books. New Perspectives on Microsoft Office 2003® by Rachel Biheller Bunin, 2005, Thomason/Course Technology. Course Requirements: 1. Each student is expected to participate in the class discussions of all reading assignments. 2. There will be three individual exams in this class. 3. Each student will complete all six tutorials in the MS Project 2003® book. 4. Each student will develop a project with MS Project 2003® and write a 4 – 6 page report explaining the project and the use of MS Project 2003® in developing it. Grading System: Exam #1 (In-class individual) 100 points Exam #2 (In-class individual) 100 points Exam #3 (In-class individual) 100 points Tutorials 1 – 6 100 points Project and paper 100 points Total points 500 points Note: There will be no make-up exams unless approved by the instructor in advance, or due to extenuating circumstances. The instructor reserves the right to determine what constitutes an extenuating circumstance. Grading Scale: A 90% and above 450 to 500 points B 80 – 90% 400 to 449 points C 70 – 80% 350 to 399 points D 60 – 70% 300 to 349 points F Below 60% Less than 300 points Exams: The exams will be a combination of multiple choice and short essay questions. Three exams are scheduled for 02/11/05, 04/01/05, 05/07/05. The last exam will be given at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2005 in accordance with the CCSU final exam schedule as published on Page 5 of the Spring 2005 Class Schedule and Registration Guide. Project & Project Paper: Each Student will each develop a project of his/her own choosing, using MS Project 2003®. This can be anything from building a structure, planting a garden, getting a college degree, planning and having a wedding or special party, or from a plethora of other possible projects that can occur in life. Projects may be submitted on CD or floppy disk, or by e-mail no later than the end of class, Friday, April 22, 2004. The papers are due at the same time and can be on paper, CD, or floppy disk, or can be submitted by e-mail. Late projects and papers will be penalized five percent during the first week after they are due and ten percent during the second week after they are due. Late projects and papers will not be accepted after May 3, 2005. Also, each student will submit a four to six page paper explaining the project and the use of MS Project 2003® in its development. Papers will be double space, using a font size of twelve, and must be well written in APA or MLS format. If you are unfamiliar with these style formats, see the CCSU library website at http://adminservices.clayton.edu/library/TutorialsWrite.html. Projects will be graded on completeness and scope of use of MS Project 2003. Papers will be MGMT 4800 Page 2 Spring 2005 graded on clarity of explanation, correctness of writing, and format. Grammar, spelling, sentence structure, organization, and neatness do count. For a writing review, see my website or click on the following link http://tech.clayton.edu/gcrawford/TECH3110/WRITINGGUIDE.PPT. Attendance: Class attendance and participation is expected. Students are allowed one absence without penalty. After that, ALL absences result in a one percent deduction from the student’s final class average. For example, if the student finishes the course with an 80%, which is good for a grade of “B”, but has two absences, the one point deduction for the extra absence results in the student losing one percent of that average for a 79%, which results in the student receiving a grade of “C” for the course. Required Technology and Computer Competencies: MGMT 4111 requires use of CCSU e-mail, the CCSU network and websites, and Microsoft Project® and Microsoft Word®. Each CCSU student is required to have ready access throughout the semester to a notebook computer that meets faculty-approved hardware and software requirements for the student’s academic program. See http://itpchoice.clayton.edu for full details of this policy. Communications: The best way to communicate with your professor is through e-mail. I check it everyday except on some Saturdays and Sundays. If you call the office when I am not in, leave a message with the School of Business secretary and I will get back to you. Students with Disabilities: Individuals with disabilities, who need to request accommodations or obtain this document in an alternative format, contact: Disability Services Coordinator 770.961.3719 DisabilityServices@mail.clayton.edu MGMT 4800 Page 3 Spring 2005 Management 4800 Selected Topics in Management “Project Management” Course Outline Spring Semester 2005 Day/Date: Chapter Reading Assignment: 1/14: Introduction and philosophy of course, Chapters 1-3, Idiot’s text 1/21: Chapters 4-6, Idiot's text 1/28: Chapters 7-9, Idiot's text 2/04: Chapters 10-12, Idiot's text 2/11: Exam One, over chapters 1-12, Idiot’s text 2/18: Chapter 13, Idiots text Tutorial #1, MS Project® text Bring laptops and Microsoft Project 2003® software 2/25: Chapters 14-15, Idiot’s text Tutorial #2, MS Project® text Bring laptops and Microsoft Project 2003® software 3/04: Last day to withdraw from classes without penalty Chapters 16-17, Idiot's text Tutorial #3, MS Project® text Bring laptops and Microsoft Project 2003® software 3/11: Spring Break 3/18: Chapters 18-19, Idiot’s text Tutorial #4, MS Project® text Bring laptops and Microsoft Project 2003® software 3/25: Chapters 20-21, Idiot’s text Tutorial #5, MS Project® text Bring laptops and Microsoft Project 2003® software 4/01: Exam Two over Chapters 13-21, Idiot’s text 4/08: Chapters 22-23, Idiot’s text Tutorial #6, MS Project® text Bring laptops and Microsoft Project 2003® software 4/15: Chapters 24-26, Idiots text 4/22: Chapters 27-28, Idiots text Project and Project Paper Due 4/29: Chapters 29-30, Idiots text 5/07: Final Exam, Chapters 22-30, Idiots Text & MS Project 2003® Text Saturday, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. This course outline is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. 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