Module 6

Information from Course Outline
Module 6, Closes Monday, March 2
PROJECT ACTIVITY AND RISK PLANNING. Read Chapter 6. Prepare written responses to Material Review Questions 4, 7 and 16 Problems 1 and 2. Ringold's Pool and Patio Supply incident. Class Discussion Question 24.

This chapter lays out the extensive planning process involved in project management. It describes the tools, such as the project plan, the work breakdown structure, and the linear responsibility chart that are needed in project planning. It also describes planning process. A considerable amount of attention is also given to the extreme interface requirements that projects demand both between internal groups and outside contractors.

Learning Modules
Submodule 6A Project Planning.
Submodule 6B Closure
Submodule 6C Spring 2006 Closure
Submodule 6D Spring 2008 Closure
Submodule 6E Spring 2010 Closure
Project 2 Group Project 2, due Monday, March 9

There are 20 points for this module's homework. a.) 5 points for the auto-quiz you access through Blackboard, b.) 8 points for the individual homework via e-mail, c.) 5 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 4, 7 and 16 and Problems 1 and 2 in Word or Excel as appropriate and combine them with the message to the instructor (see below). Send them via e-mail. I will grade these and e-mail back to you.

c.) Group Homework
We will use the Group Discussion to discuss Class Discussion Question 24 and Ringold's Pool. There are two forums started: Module06 Question 24 and Module06 Ringold. On the forum is the name of the "Project Manager" (PM) for that forum. 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 limited extra credit may be awarded for pointing out any typo's or glitches in the material. See the info in 1A about naming the file.

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