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Intro to Project Management

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Intro to Project Management IS 378

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Based on Professor's video lectures
Project Management
Dr. Reza Torkzadeh
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project, Mangement, unlv, business, information, system, Fall, 2016, Planning




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Date Created: 09/04/16
Introduction to Project Management 1.What is a Project a. One-Time job limited by time and budget to meet the needs of a customer b. Cross functional employees might get involved c. Most activities are outsourced or offshored. 2. Why Study Project Management a. Most projects are over budget and takes longer to finish b. If planned properly keeping track of time, quality, and cost will allow a project to be done on time c. Always stay in touch with customer and keep them updated with progress. 3. Project Management Careers a. Possible careers in:  IT* (This is the most important because everything in IS is considered a Project  New Product Development(Marketing)  Construction 4. Professional Certification a. Project Management Institute 5. Salaries  Entry-Level: 73,000-94,000  Journeyman: 88,000-110,000 What is Project Management 1.Project Management is a. “The application of knowledge skills, tools, and techniques to project activities in order to meet or exceed stakeholder needs and expectations from a project” Institute of Project Management b. Stakeholders are the ones who have an interest in the project c. Should satisfy their needs 2.Project Management Helps a.Resource Allocation  Human  Financial  Structural  Organization b.Meet Objectives  Time  Budget  Function 3.Attributes a.Projects are temporary  Specific purpose  Primary sponsors=customers  Involves uncertainty  Requires resources  Are subject to change 4.Life-Cycle a. Review project lifecycle on pg. 9 b. Pay attention to professor’s lecture on project lifecycle using a bell curve c. Every project has a beginning and ending Constraints 1.What are they? a. Projects are impacted by scope, time, and cost. i. Scope-Outcome of project b. Pay attention to professor’s diagram on scope c. If one variable changes all of the variables change accordingly 2.Important Project Management Skills Communication Organization/Documentation People=Employees Fiscal understanding Change management- how to deal with change Leadership Time management- tracking of time Problem solve- how to deal with problems when they arise in a project Administrative skills/closure 3.Course Perspective 3-fold perspective i. The job of project management ii. Person responsible for project iii. Tools and procedure necessary to accomplish project objectives Course Perspective 1.The Job Subject area What it needs How its related to other subject areas Opportunities and challenges it provides Importance to business professionals 2.The Person Skills needed Technical expertise requires Management talent necessary Individual traits important to be successful at job 3.The Tools Manage time Software tools available and how to use them i. Microsoft project is free to UNLV students through the OIT department Measure quality Measure performance Techniques available for quality control Methods that are most useful to project management for keeping track of event and activities Tools needed to keep track of time, cost, and quality. 4.On Ethics Have you been true to purpose of project Have you treated everyone alike giving everyone a chance? Have you been consistent, do people know where you stand? Have you been fair in your evaluations of others Have you been open to suggestion and opinions? Have you accepted responsibilities and admitted mistakes?


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