601 Project Management I
[Lecture Course Basic Information]
|Lecturer:||T Nakano, M Takahashi, Y Matsuura|
|Course Periods:||Thursday 13:00-14:30|
|Whether mandatory or not:||optional|
|Outline of Lecture Course||
The primary goal of this course is to understand the method of proposing a project, organizing a research group and managing the project, through studying the basic knowledge about “a project,” which is based on a global standard of the project management.
Students who complete this course will have an improved ability to design and implement a project properly. Students can design a research proposal by themselves at the end of this course. Attendance and active contribution to the class are expected in this course.
There are three objectives in this course. Students are expected to
Handouts and materials will be provided in the class.
|Course Materials/Supplementaries||Materials will be provided by the lecturer.|
40%: Attendance and participation in discussions and group projects;
Students are requested to contribute to discussion actively, as well as present their own research project clearly and logically. Students who accomplish given attainment targets can be evaluated as a successful participant.
Any graduate students are welcome. Active participation is required in this course.
|Instructions for Out-of-Class Study||After each class, please review what you learned and discussed at the class, and apply it to your own research project. You may be requested to present your project in the following class.
|Responding to Student Questions||
Please make an appointment with instructors in advance if you need to consult.
Also further questions and comments would be welcome in the class too.
|Other Notes||Students are required to bring their own smartphone or tablet PC to every session.|
|Lecture||Theme||Lecture Course Description||Learning outside the class||Related page|
|1||Oct. 8 (Thu)||Introduction:
What is a “Project”?
|Definition of a Project / Project Management
|2||Oct. 15(Thu)||Project Initiation (1)||Problem Analysis
|3||Oct. 22(Thu)||Project Initiation (2)||Workshop for problem and stakeholders analysis
Introducing tools for project management: Log Frame & Project Cycle Management
|4||Oct.29 (Thu)||Project Planning (1)||The Project Scope Design
Design of WBS and Master Schedule
Breakdown of the Items
|5||Nov.5 (Thu)||Project Planning (2)||Designing your own WBS / Master Schedule|
|6||Nov.12 (Thu)||Mid-term presentation: Sharing your own research plan||Student presentation (5-10min each)|
|7||Nov.19 (Thu)||Communication Management (1)||What is a communication plan?|
|8||Nov.26 (Thu)||Communication Management (2)||Negotiation with Your Stakeholders|
||Project Progress Management (1)
||What is a risk management?
|10||Dec.10 (Thu)||Project Progress Management (2)
||What is “risk” and “a risk”?|
|11||Dec.17 (Thu)||Project in Practice||
Evaluating Your Draft Proposal by a Guest Speaker (practitioner)
|12||Dec.24 (Thu)||Project Evaluation (1)||Project close
|13||Jan.7 (Thu)||Project Evaluation (2)||KPI (Key Performance Indicators)
|14||Jan.14 (Thu)||Final Presentation (1)||Student’s Presentation|
|15||Jan.21 (Thu)||Final Presentation (2)||Student’s Presentation|
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