Module 13

Information from Course Outline
Module 13, Closes Monday, April 27
PROJECT AUDITING AND TERMINATION. Read Chapters 12 and 13. From Chapter 12, prepare written responses to Material Review Questions 5 and 6, Class Discussion Question 19, the Gerkin Pension Service Co. incident at the end of Chapter 12. From Chapter 13, prepare written responses to Material Review Questions 2 and 14, Class Discussion Questions 10, 11 and 17, and the Excel Electronics incidents at the end of Chapter 13.


Chapter 12 focuses on the auditing process and its value for project management. The method and benefits of a project audit are described and the responsibilities of the auditor are noted. Last, some comments are made regarding the measurement problem. Chapter 13 describes the various ways that projects can be terminated. It also develops guidelines for when to consider terminating a project and the process a termination involves. Last, it describes the termination report of the project's history.

Learning Modules
Submodule 13A Auditing
Submodule 13B Closure
Submodule 13C Spring 2006 Closure
Submodule 13D Spring 2010 Closure

There are 25 points for this module's homework. a.) 10 points for the quiz, b.) 5 points for the individual homework 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.) 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 5 and 6 and Class Discussion Question 19 from Chapter 12, and Material Review Questions 2 and 4 Class Discussion Question 11 and 17 from Chapter 13. Combine them with the message to the instructor (see below). Send them via e-mail. I will grade these and send them back via e-mail.

c.) Group Homework
We will use the Group Discussion to discuss Gerkin Manufacturing from Chapter 12 and Excel Electronics from Chapter 13. On the forum is the name of the "Project Manager" (PM) for each 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 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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