Module 5

Information from Course Outline
Module 5, Closes Monday, February 23
THE PROJECT IN THE ORGANIZATION. Read Chapter 5 and Submodules 5A, 5B, 5C, 5D and 5E. Prepare written responses to Material Review Questions 1, 2, and 4, and the Shaw's Strategy incident at the end of Chapter 5. Class Discussion Questions 12 and 16. Term paper requirements will be posted as well.

See below for instructions how to submit this homework.

This module also announces the Term Paper, which will be due on Friday, May 1. See below for details.

This chapter focuses on the organizational form most appropriate for the project. Functional, project, and matrix forms are described and compared. The organization of the project team is also discussed. The chapter ends with a brief discussion of human factors in project management.

Learning Modules
Submodule 5A Project Organization, Chapter 5
Submodule 5B New Closure     Old Closure
Submodule 5C Spring 2006 closure
Submodule 5D Spring 2008 closure
Submodule 5E Spring 2010 closure

There are 20 points for this module's homework. a.) 5 points for the auto-quiz you access through Blackboard, b.) 5 points for the individual homework via e-mail to the instructor, c.) 8 points for the group homework and d.) 2 points for the message to the instructor. All are described more below.

a.) Quiz
A copy of the quiz is found here.

b.) Individual Homework.
Write answers for Material Review Questions 1, 2 and 4 and Class Discussion Question 12 in Word and combine them with the message to the instructor (see below). Send them via e-mail..

c.) Group Homework
We will use the Group Discussion to discuss Class Discussion Question 16 and Shaw's Strategy. There are two forums started: Module05 Question16 and Module05 Shaws. Each team select the "Project Manager" (PM) for that forum. The only rule is that if one member of your team has not been a PM, that member must take one of the PM slots. You may work as a team in any way that you like, but the PM for that forum is responsible for gathering the final answers and presenting them.

d.) Message to the Instructor
Use e-mail to send the instructor a message. Write a message to the instructor in Word. The message should include the answers to two questions: 1) What was the most useful or meaningful thing you learned from this module, and 2) what was the "muddiest" (least clear) item in the module. Some extra credit for pointing out any typo's or glitches in the material. See the info in 1A about naming the file.

Term Paper
The individual term project description can be accessed at the following hyperlink: ESM 609 TERM PAPER (also found on Blackboard).


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