Module 11

Information from Course Outline
Module 11, Closes Monday, April 13
PROJECT MONITORING AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS Read Chapter 10. Prepare written responses to Material Review Questions 2, 6 and 7, and Problems 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, and the Jackson Insurance Company and The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers incidents at the end of Chapter 10. Class Discussion Questions 12 and 16.

This chapter describes the role of monitoring in the planning, monitoring, control cycle of project management. The extensive and timely information requirements of PMs are described and the types of reports required for project management are identified. Last, the most popular PMIS is described and illustrated.

Learning Modules
Submodule 11A Monitoring and Information Systems
Submodule 11B Closure
Submodule 11C Spring 2006 Closure
Submodule 11D Spring 2010 Closure

There are 25 points for this module's homework. (No quiz this week). a.) 5 points for the individual homework via e-mail, b.) 10 points for the problems via e-mail, c.) 8 points for the group homework, d.) 2 points for the message to the instructor. All are described more below.

a.) Individual Homework.
Write answers for Material Review Questions 2, 6 and 7 and Class Discussion Questions 11 and 12. Combine them with the message to the instructor (see below). Send them via e-mail to the instructor. I will grade these as normal.

b.) Problem Solving Homework. Do problems 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 in Excel. For each problem, use a new worksheet (Insert>Worksheet), then label each worksheet (Format>Worksheet>Rename). Be sure to label the variables on your sheets.

c.) Group Homework
We will use the Group Discussion to discuss Jackson Insurance and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The forums were started: Module 11 Jackson, and Module 11 Corps. 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
Send the instructor a message in the same e-mail used for homework. 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.

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