Roger D. H. Warburton
Syllabi
Fall 2012

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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 6 No Class
2 13

Introduction to Supply Chains
The Phoenix Case.

3 20 Introduction to Supply Chains
Definitions and Terminology
4 27 Logistics.
The Teco Case
5 Oct 4 Student Team Teco Presentations
6 11 Introduction to Services
7 18 The Mayo Case
8 25 Mid Term
9 1 Inventory & Ordering
8  Beer Game
12 15 Bullwhip & Information in the Supply Chain
13 22 No Class -- Thanksgiving
14 29 The Red balls Experiment
14 Dec 6 Last Class
Final Projects
15 13 Reading Period
16 20 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)
5 Introduction & PMI
The Project: Definition
(2) 12 Organizational Strategy & Project Selection
(3) 19 Scope
(4) 26 Project Portfolios in Class
Exercise
October
(5)
3 WBS
(6) 10 WBS in Class
Exercise
(7) 17 Cost Estimation & Work Packages
(8) 24 Midterm Exam
(9) 31 The Project Plan
Networks, Critical Pat
November
(10)
7 Earned Value
(11) 14 MS Project
(12) 21 No Class -- Thanksgiving
(13) 28 Management vs Leadership in PM
Ethics
December
(14)
5 Risk & PERT
(15) 12 Last Class
Final Projects
(16) 19 Final Exam


AD642 OL & AD642 XP
Project Management Online

Syllabus 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.
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.)

Week Lecture No. and Topics Reading Homework Assignments Discussion Topics
1 1. Projects and Project Managers
2. Scope Developmen
W&K, Ch. 1
W&K, Ch. 8.1, 8.2
1: Party (Personal) Project
(PP) Scope
0. Introduce Yourself
1. Challenge Everything
2 3. Mission, Goals, Objectives,
Project Portfolios
4. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Lecture 3, Ch 2
W&K, Ch. 8.2, 14
2: Value of your Degree
3: WBS for PP
2. Cultural Differences:
The Matsushita Case
3 5. Organizing Projects
Project Structures
Project Networks
(MS Project)
W&K Ch. 4
W&K Ch. 8.3
Ch 15, 16
4: Proposal for
Final Project
5 Network for PP
(by hand)
3. PM v. TD
4 7. Cost Estimation &
Schedule Estimation
8. Critical Path< /td>
W&K Ch. 8.4, 17 6 Cost Estimate for your PP
Cassandra Case Assignment
(ungraded)
4. Cassandra Case Discussion
5 9. Management &. Leadership
10. Scheduling Staff Resources
Lecture 9
Lecture 10
7. Network for PP
in MS Project
5. The Big Dig
6 11. Risks
12. Earned Value
W&K Ch. 8.5, 22
W&K Ch. 18
Final Project 6. The “Accidental Project Manager”
7 Proctored Final Exams None:
Review for Final Exam
Final Exam - Part 1
(Proctored)
Final Exam-Part 2
(Essay)
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Part II of W&K covers the Process Groups. This should be regarded as contextual information. The readings from Part II show where the topic is in the project life cycle.
The readings from Parts I and III are essential and fundamental.