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UT Dallas Syllabus for opre6372.pjm.11f taught by James Szot (jxs011100)

UT Dallas Syllabus for opre6372.pjm.11f taught by James Szot (jxs011100)

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OPRE6372.PJM Fall 2011 9/8/2011 Page 1
Course Syllabus
Course Information
Project InitiationFall 2011
Professor Contact Information
Dr. Sue Freedmansuefreedman@utdallas.edu Mr. Lothar Katzkatz@utdallas.edu Dr. Thomas Sheivestom.s@utdallas.edu Mr. James Szot jimszot@utdallas.edu(Instructor of Record)Mr. Gerald Turnerturner.g.a@att.net Office hours by appointment – please email to schedule
Course Pre-requisites, Co-requisites, and/or Other Restrictions
OPRE 6271 Project Overview and Strategic and Process Management
Course Description
 Projects are undertaken to help organizations convert strategy into products, services, and endresults. Unfortunately, many projects are not totally successful because of the lack of clearlydefined and well understood requirements.This course begins with a discussion of project manager credentialing and professional ethics,explores project management in a global environment, bridges from strategy to project definitionwith discussions of project selection and project management tools, and focuses on determiningand managing project requirements.Important note: Modules from OB 6301, Introduction to Organizational Behavior, are intermixedwith modules from this course. Concepts from these OB6301 modules are to be applied alongwith concepts from this course and the prerequisite course, OPRE6271, in your preparation of theProject Initiation Assignment.
Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Students will demonstrate the knowledge to
Take responsibility for ethical and professional conduct
Apply project selection methods to evaluate the feasibility of projects
Assess project contribution to business strategy, purpose and plans
Determine and document project goals and performance requirements by working closelywith project stakeholders
Define and document product or service deliverables
Select appropriate project management practices, tools and methodologies
OPRE6372.PJM Fall 2011 9/8/2011 Page 2
Required Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks (purchased by student or viewed online):
Larson, E. and Gray, C. (2011).
Project Management: The Managerial Process
ed.).New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin. ISBN: 978-0-07-742692-7 (International EditionISBN: 978-0071289290)Heldman, K. (2009).
Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide
 ed.). Indianapolis: Wiley (Sybex). ISBN: 978-0-470-45558-6 [Available as eBook fromUTD Library]
Morris, P. and Jamieson, A. (2004).
Translating Corporate Strategy into Project Strategy: Realizing Corporate Strategy Through Project Management 
. Newtown Square,PA: Project Management Institute. ISBN: 1-930699-37-9 [Available on PMI eReadsand Reference]Project Management Institute. (2008).
 A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge
, Fourth Edition. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute. ISBN:978-1-933890-51-7 [download from PMI Standards]Wiegers, K. E. (2003).
Software requirements
, 2
ed. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Press.ISBN: 0-7356-1879-8 [Available as eBook from UTD Library]
 Articles and Cases (provided in class or download from Blackboard)
Katz, L.
Case Study: Chattanooga Challenge
. Richardson, TX: The University of Texasat Dallas
Other books you might be interested in
Chatfield, C. and Johnson, T. (2010).
 Microsoft Project 2010 Step by Step.
Redmond,WA: Microsoft Press. ISBN:Hooks, I. F., & Farry, K. A. (2001).
Customer-centered products: Creating successful products through smart requirements management 
. New York: AMACOM. [Availableas eBook from UTD Library and PMI eReads and Reference] – referenced during lectureHoward, D. and Chefetz, G. (2010).
Ultimate Study Guide: Foundations Microsoft Project 2010
. New York: Chefetz. ISBN: 978-1-934240-13-7.Wiegers, K. E. (2006).
 More about software requirements: Thorny issues and practicaladvice
. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Press. ISBN: 0-7356-2267-1 [Available as eBook from UTD Library] – referenced during lecture
OPRE6372.PJM Fall 2011 9/8/2011 Page 3
Assignments & Academic Calendar
Title/Date Overview Objectives Assignments
Project InitiationAssignment
This assignment asks you toexplore the strategic fit, technicalrequirements, and socio-culturalaspects of a potential project inyour organization.Students will demonstrate their ability to:
Assess project contribution to businessstrategy, purpose and plans
Determine and document project goals andrequirements
Consider the socio-cultural impact of theproject on stakeholdersComplete the assignment in accordance with theinstructions found on Blackboard Assignments.Submit your completed document on Blackboardby
11:59PM, Wednesday, December 14, 2011
.(40 points)
 Project ManagementProfessional IJim SzotIndependent Study
This module begins the processof preparing for the ProjectManagement Institute’s ProjectManagement Professionalcertification exam.Students who have alreadyearned the PMP
credential willbegin to prepare a researchpaper on a project managementtopic of their choice.
Explore PMI’s approach to
Modeling the process of project management
Creating the project charter and preliminaryscope statement
Applying professional responsibility
Identify a topic of interest and describe theresearch approach you intend to follow
, Chapters 1, 2,and 12, pp. xxiii – 90, 497-524.
Online Quiz:
Complete the online quiz(Blackboard Assignments) by
November 5, 2011
 (15 points) 
Submit your topic proposal and researchapproach on Blackboard by
November 5, 2011
. If revisions arerequired, obtain approval by
November 12,2011
.(15 points)

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