Roger D. H. Warburton
Syllabi
Fall 2011

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AD680
Global Services and Supply Chain Strategy

Syllabus

MET AD680              Global Service Sector and Supply Chain Strategy 

This course provides an overview of the service and supply chain management sectors. Both sectors involve increasing globalization and innovation, while dealing with increased competition, differentiation of consumer preferences, and the interactions of multiple firms. The economies of most industrialized nations are dominated by the service sector, and the management challenges include measuring its performance while constantly changing and innovating. Supply chain management is a critical component of global strategy, and the course covers methods, such as inventory control, and global strategies for on-shore and off-shore manufacturing. This class uses both quantitative and qualitative tools to help manage this complex environment. 4 cr.

 Introduction

This course provides an overview of the dynamic field of supply chain management: the entire flow of information, materials and services from raw materials through suppliers, operations, factories, warehouses, and distributors to the end customers. Competitive strategy involves getting the right products to the consumers (i.e., the marketplace) at the right quality, at the right price, and in the right quantities.

While supply chains have existed from the beginning of time, the fierce competition in today’s global markets, along with shorter and shorter product life cycles have forced business enterprises to invest in and focus attention on their supply chains. Advances in technology are also driving improvements in supply chains, e.g., offshore supply, transportation alternatives such as overnight delivery, instantaneous communication of the status of shipments, and sophisticated information technology systems.

 
The AD680 Class Schedule is shown below:

The schedule and dates are correct. I am still working on the order of topics, and there are still some topics to be added.

Wk

Mon

Date

Topic

1

Sep

7

Class introduction.
The Phoenix Case.

2


14

Introduction to Supply Chains
Definitions & Terminology

3


21

Logistics The Teco Case
Transportation & Warehousing, Global Logistics

4

 

28

Introduction to Services

5

Oct

5

Student Team Teco Presentations

6


12

The Mayo Case

7

 

19

Alliances & International Issues

8

 

26

Mid Term






Nov

2

Inventory & Ordering

11

 

11

Bullwhip & Information in the Supply Chain

12

 

18

Beer Game

13

 

25

No Class -- Thanksgiving

14

Dec

2

Myth of Globalization

15

 

9

Last Class
Project Presentations

16


16

Final Exam


MG415
Project Management

Syllabus Overview

 Introduction

This course provides a systematic and thorough introduction to all aspects of project management. Projects are an increasingly important aspect of modern business, so we begin with the relation between projects and the strategic goals of the organization. The course provides the technical, cultural, and interpersonal skills necessary to successfully manage projects from start to finish. The course emphasizes that project management is a professional discipline with its own tools, body of knowledge, and skills. Concepts are reinforced by case studies covering a wide variety of project types and industries.

The course covers both the managerial and technical skills required to plan projects, acquire the necessary resources, and lead project teams to successful completion. Topics include the strategic role of projects in contemporary organizations; organizational cultures, structures and managerial styles; technical management tools (WBS, network diagrams, estimating times and costs, risks, and earned value); dealing with customers, vendors, and subcontractors; leadership; and managing teams.

The schedule is shown below:

Date

Topic

Sept 

(1)

6

Introduction & PMI

The Project: Definition

(2)

13

Organizational Strategy & Project Selection

Net Present Value, Portfolios

(3)

20

Scope

(4)

27

Project Portfolios in Class
Exercise

October
(5)

4

WBS

(6)

11

WBS in Class Exercise

(7)

18

Cost Estimation & Work Packages

(8)

25

Midterm Exam

November
(9)

2

The Project Plan

Networks, Critical Path

(10)

9

MS Project

(11)

16

Earned Value

(12)

23

Management vs Leadership in PM
Ethics

(13)

30

Risk & PERT

December 

(14)

7

International Projects
Virtual Projects

(15)

14

Final Exam

(16)





AD642 OL & AD642 XP
Project Management Online

Syllabus Overview

Course Overview

This course provides a systematic and thorough introduction to all aspects of project management. Projects are an increasingly important aspect of modern business, so we begin with the relation between projects and the strategic goals of the organization. The course provides the technical, cultural, and interpersonal skills necessary to successfully manage projects from start to finish. The course emphasizes that project management is a professional discipline with its own tools, body of knowledge, and skills. Concepts are reinforced by case studies covering a wide variety of project types and industries.

The course covers both the managerial and technical skills required to plan projects, acquire the necessary resources, and lead project teams to successful completion. Topics include the strategic role of projects in contemporary organizations; organizational cultures, structures and managerial styles; technical management tools (WBS, network diagrams, estimating times and costs,risks, and earned value); dealing with customers, vendors, and subcontractors; leadership; and managing teams.

Course Description from Catalog

An examination of project management concepts, including organizational forms, planning and control techniques, and the role of the project manager. Develops the skills vital to effective management of multidisciplinary tasks through lectures, case studies, and business simulations. (4 cr.)

 

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Week

Lecture No. and
Topics

Reading

Homework
Assignments

Discussion
Topics

1

  1. Projects and Project Managers

K&W, Ch. 1-2; PMBOK Ch 1-3.

 

The PM’s Role

  1. Introduce Yourself
  2. Challenge Everything
  1. Specification Development

K&W, Ch. 3

Party (Personal) Project (PP) Scope

2

  1. Mission, Goals, Objectives.
    Project Portfolios

Lecture 3

Value of your Degree

  1. Cultural Differences: The Matsushita Case
  1. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

K&W, 4;

PMBOK Chapter 5.

WBS for PP

3

  1. Organizing Projects
    Project Structures 

K&W 6;

PMBOK Ch 2.

Proposal for Final Project

  1. PM v. TD
  1. Project Networks
    (MS Project) 

K&W Ch 5

Network for PP

4

  1. Cost Estimation & Schedule Estimation

K&W Ch 9 

Preliminary Project

  1. Cassandra Case

Cost Estimate for your PP

  1. Critical Path
    GANTT Charts

Network for PP, MS Project

5

  1. Management &. Leadership

Resources for your PP

  1. The Big Dig
  1. Scheduling Staff Project Resources

Animation Project

6

  1. Risks

K&W 10

Final Project

  1. The Accidental PM
  1. Earned Value

K&W 12

7

Proctored Final Exam 

Review for Final Exam 

Final Exam - Part 1
Part 2

 


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The chapter references above include the topic. That is, they give you the place to find the topic. For example, Week 2: WBS. PMBOK Chapter 5 contains more material than just the WBS, it contains a lot about the scope too. 

The following chapters make up the content of the course (which means that any topic from the following chapters can be on the exam):

K&W:                Everything except Chapter 11 (Quality)

PMBOK:           Everything except Chapters 8 (Quality), 9 (HR), 10 (Communications), and 12 (Procurement).