Module 12

Information from Course Outline
Module 12, Closes Monday, April 20
PROJECT CONTROL Read Chapter 11. Prepare written responses to Material Review Questions 2 and 10, and Problems 2, 3 and 4. Night Tran Construction Company incident at the end of Chapter 11. Class Discussion Questions 18 and 21.

This chapter addresses the last phase of the planning, monitoring, control cycle. It notes the importance of control and identifies the major types of control systems. It then describes how to construct a control system for a project.

Learning Modules
Submodule 12A Project Control
Submodule 12B Closure
Submodule 12C Spring 2006 Closure
Submodule 12D Spring 2010 Closure

There are 25 points for this module's homework. a.) 5 points for the quiz, b.) 5 points for the individual homework via e-mail, c.) 5 points for the problems via e-mail, d.) 8 points for the group homework, e.) 2 points for the message to the instructor. All are described more below.

a.) Quiz. A copy of the quiz can be found here. The actual quiz is on Blackboard.

b.) Individual Homework.
Write answers for Material Review Questions 2, and 10, and Class Discussion Questions 18. Combine them with the message to the instructor (see below). Send them via e-mail per usual. I will grade these and send them back via e-mail.

c.) Problem Solving Homework. Do problems 2, 3, and 4 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. Problem 2 asks you for comments, meaning the management implications, of the ratio. That would a few words, such as "behind schedule" or such. Just enter those on the relevant line in Excel. Problem 3 is similar, for Problem 4 a two or three sentence conclusion should follow the calculations.

d.) Group Homework
We will use the Group Discussion to discuss Night Tran and Class Discussion Question 21. The forums were started: Module 12 Night Tran and Module 12 Question 21. 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.

e.) Message to the Instructor
Send the instructor a message via e-mail. 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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