IS 640 Project and Change Management
S1P 2013 DL
McVicker, Michael J.
Masters - Benedictine CollegeBachelors - Baker University
January 14, 213 - March 10, 2013
Title: Project Management,
A Managerial Approach (Eighth Edition)
Authors: Meredith, J.R. and
Mantel Jr., S.J. (2012)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (New Jersey)
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Educational Philosophy: This course involves a variety of activities,
which have been designed to create the experiences and provide the
insights that are developmental building blocks for professionals who will have
organizational responsibility for Project and Change Management.
It is important to ensure
students enrolled in an online course receive the same “educational value” as
those enrolled in a face-to-face presentation of the same course. Whether you
are enrolled in a face-to-face or online section of this course, you will cover
the same material, perform the same assignments, and be examined on the same
In either setting, our focus is on
the Core Outcomes and Learning Objectives established for the course, and all
course activities are designed to help you attain those objectives. The biggest
difference is the way we go about these things. In an online section,
"Lectures" are in the form of written notes and/or PowerPoint
presentations; even so, they’re supplemented by outside reading assignments
(textbooks, articles, Web pages, etc.), just as they would be in a face-to-face
One of the most important aspects of
instructor-led learning is the ability to interact with the instructor and
other students in the class. Since online students are not together in the same
room, we accomplish this interaction using tools available in the online
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to track their
progress through the course via the Online Gradebook. Expectations for
each assignment are provided in advance . Each student is responsible for
assigned weekly readings and associated quizzes.
within the Weekly Discussion Thread by:
collaboratively with assigned team members (if teams are assigned) to:
5. Completing and submitting a retrospective analysis of the
6. Completing the "Principles of Change" assignment,
which is based upon the content covered within the course.
Weekly Points Total
Points Percent of Grade
Discussion/Participation 25 150
Homework (6) 25 150
Quizzes (6) 25 150 15%
Project NA 200 20%
Assign. NA 100
Term Project NA 250
1000 pts 100%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Each
week's work must be completed by the due dates specified for that
week. Assignments received after their stated due dates will incur a 25%
reduction in your score for each day (or fraction thereof) that your
assignment is late. After one week, assignments will not be accepted for
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students
are responsible for reading and adhering to Park University's Online Course
Policies. If there are any questions regarding these policies, please
contact your instructor.
Readings: Chapters 1 & 2
Assignments: As noted Online, under Week 1.
Readings: Chapters 3 & 4
Assignments: As noted Online, under Week 2.
Readings: Chapters 5 & 6
Assignments: As noted Online, under Week 3.
Readings: Chapter 7
Assignments: As noted Online, under Week 4.
Readings: Chapters 8 & 9
Assignments: As noted Online, under Week 5.
Readings: Chapters 10 & 11
Assignments: As noted Online, under Week 6.
Readings: Chapters 12 & 13
Assignments: As noted Online, under Week 7.
Final Project Due
Readings: Study for the Final
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