Roger D. H. Warburton
Teaching Schedule
and Course Materials

Fall 2008

This information here is pretty much final. There may be some minor changes, but in the first class all will be revealed.

Office Hours:
Tuesdays, 2 - 4 pm*,
Wednesdays, 2 - 4 pm,
  and by appointment.

The fastest and easiest way to contact me is always via email.

* During September 2008, I will be teaching classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-5pm. If you need to see me on a Tuesday, please email me and I will make an appointment to see you.

Operations Management  OM301
Tuesdays 6 - 9 pm.
First Class, Tuesday September 2nd.
GCB 208, General Classroom Building


“Operations Management”  9th Edition.

William J. Stevenson, McGraw-Hill Irwin. 

ISBN: 0072971223  

Alternative Text:
     I have created an "ebook" which costs much less than the textbook. I make no money on this, I just do it to help students. Any version of the text is also OK.
    See the note on ebooks below.

Other Materials Required:

Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint


Either Edition is acceptable in this class. The changes from the 8th to the 9th Edition are quite minor. If you can put up with homework assignment page numbers being different from my notes, feel free to use the 8th.

William Stevenson Text Book

8th Edition Cover

Stevenson 9th Edition Cover

9th Edition Cover
MK603: Business to Business Marketing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

BU Global International Marketing Program

Tuesday and Thursday afternons starting Thursday September 4th. 2 - 5 pm
September 4, 9, 11, 16,18, 23, 25

“Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies, and Case Studies"
2nd Edition
David Simchi-Levi, Philip Kaminski & Edith Simchi-Levi
 McGraw Hill/Irwin, ISBN 0-07-249256-2
Simchi Levi Text Book

Project Management  MG415
Wednesdays, 6 - 9 pm.

First Class, Wednesday September 3rd.
FLR 121, Fuller Building

Project Management, The Managerial Process

Gray, C. & Larson, E. (2006). Project Management: The Managerial Process

4th Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.

ISBN-13 9780073348179

(This is the actually the ISBN at Amazon. The copy on my desk has a different ISBN, which confuses me greatly. So my assumption is that the above ISBN is better.)

Alternative Text:
     I have created an "ebook" which costs much less than the textbook. I make no money on this, I just do it to help students. 

    See the note on ebooks below.

There is a new edition for this textbook, recognizable by the baton handoff on the cover. The table of contents has been completely redone. I strongly suggest you get the 4th edition. I think the 3rd edition will serve you if you are desperate--homework assignments, chapters, and page numbers will be different from my notes.
Gray & Larson Text Book Cover

The parachuters on the cover show you have the 3rd edition.
 Gray & Larson 4e Edition
4th Edition

AD742: Program and Project Management (Online)
September 2nd - October 19th.

Project Management, The Managerial Process

Gray, C. & Larson, E. (2006). Project Management: The Managerial Process

4th Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.

ISBN-13 9780073348179

Alternative Text:
     I have created an "ebook" which costs much less than the textbook. I make no money on this, I just do it to help students. 
    See the note on e-Books below.

There is a new edition for this textbook.

The course was updated to follow the new edition of the textbook, and the new PMBOK version. Therefore, I strongly suggest the 4th edition of the textbook.

The table of contents has been completely revised: chapters, assignments, and pages are significantly different in 4e. In the compressed schedule of the online course, the old (3rd) edition will be a major problem. If the 3rd edition is all you can get to begin, then you can survive for a week or so, but you will need to order the new edition.

If desperate, order both -- it's lot cheaper than failing the course! Caveat Emptor.
Gray & Larson Cover 4th Edition

4th Edition


Last semester I set up an eBook for my Project Management course at the Primis Online / McGraw-Hill website. It consisted of only the chapters that were used in my course. I gave students the option of either purchasing a hard copy of the textbook or  purchasing the e-Book. The textbook was $180 and the ebook was less than $50.

That was an experiment, but I believe for many students it worked out well. As far as I could tell, everything that is in the textbook was in the ebook. For the Fall 2008 semester I have set up an ebook for both OM301, Operations Management and MG415, Project Management.

So, if you are having delivery problems or are tired of dragging that heavy book around, an ebook might be just the thing for you.

For online students at sea on ships, in the military overseas, or on travel abroad, it should make getting the textbook possible.

Personally, I think the savings of $100 makes the inconveniences more than worth it. However, I take no responsibility for the ebook (or for textbooks for that matter). I neither make money from this nor do I get anything out of it. I am doing it just to save you money and to make it more convenient. 

Remember, caveat emptor.

Your Ebook Options:

(The following is a summary from the Primis vendor's web site.) 

If you select an eBook, when you get to the purchasing page you will be given two options. You can either buy an “online” version or a “download” version. It’s your choice.

Option #1: Online

The online version is available to you from any computer anywhere. You need only a reasonably fast internet connection to access it. The file size for the Project Management text last semester was about 3 MB. You can also create a personal "online bookshelf" where all of your books reside.

Option #2: Download

The download version can be downloaded to your computer, but you can then only assess it from that computer. It is available to you forever on that computer.

Choose the option that suits your work style. If you only work with one computer, the download version might be the one for you. If you need to access the book from multiple computers (say at home and at work) then the online version is a better choice. Your choice is final -- you cannot change your mind later.

One issue that arose last semester was that some companies did not allow access to the e-Book through their firewalls. So you need to be careful. Hopefully, companies are getting smarter about this.

Purchasing The Ebook

Caveat Emptor!


Go to:

Click on middle square for Custom Ebooks:

Click "Next" you will eventually come back to the registration step if you are currently not a user in the ebookstore.

1. Select your country: USA

2. Select your state: MA

3. Select your school: Boston University

4. Select the eBook you wish to purchase: 

         e.g., Program and Project Management, or

         Operations Management

When you click "buy" it will prompt you to enter your username and password.  If you do not have one already, you will need to register as a new user.

Complete purchase with credit card information.

If you have any questions, don't call me!

Contact Primis at

1-800-962-9342 or at

Project Management Ebook

This book can be used for all of the following courses:
AD642: Project Management
Program and Project Management
Program and Project Management

For the Project Management text, you get something like the following information:

Program and Project Management
Roger D. H. Warburton, Ph.D., PMP.

This text is for use in AD642 at Boston University.

ISBN: 0390878588
Pages: 396
Price (in US funds): $51.18

Operations Management Ebook (OM301)

The OM301 Operations Management ebook is not avauilable yet, it should be available by the first day of class. However, you do not need the textbook until the second week, so if you like to live dangerously, you can wait. The process should same as for the Project Management ebook above.

Here is the data I have for the Operations Management ebook:

This document contains information about the Primis text.Below is a list of your text's unique information, including ISBN number and price. Please note that the publishing industry is moving to a 13 digit ISBN. We have included both the 10 digit and 13 digit for your convenience. You can reference either when placing and order or inquiring about your Primis book.

Primis ISBN-13: 978-0-390-44211-6
Primis ISBN-10: 0-39-044211-9   Web Order Number: 1821579

Net Selling Price: $54.34
Number of Pages: 430