Seminar in Library Management
Topic: Project Management
Fall 2017 Syllabus
Office Hours: By Appointment via Collaborate. There will also be OPTIONAL lectures announced throughout the term. These lectures will be recorded for those unable to attend.
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Canvas Information: This course will be available beginning September 11th at 6 am PDT. This course is worth 2 units and runs from 11 September 2017 through 9 November 2017.
You will be enrolled into the Canvas site automatically.
This course introduces essential strategies and techniques for project management. Topics include: management styles, institutional constraints, project life cycles, stakeholder management, scope definition, risk assessment, project planning tools, and team management.
- Participation - 20% - There will be regular discussion questions. Each student is expected to post a response to the question and then respond to at least one other student's post. This assignment supports CLO #1, #2, #3, #4, #5.
- Exercises - 20% - These will be comprised of essays related to the lectures and readings and will demonstrate mastery of the materials (2 at 10% each). This assignment supports CLO#1, #2, #3, #4.
- Pathfinder - 20% - Each student will select a topic related to project management and develop a comprehensive pathfinder (reader's guide) to relevant print and online information resources. This assignment supports CLO #5.
- Final Project - 40% - Each student will select a topic of interest and develop a research paper exploring the concept in depth (approx 5 - 8 pages). This assignment will be due December 1, 2017.This assignment supports CLO #1, #5.
- What is a Project?
- What is Project Management?
- What are Project Management Process Groups?
- How to Scope a Project
- How to Plan a Project
- How to Launch a Project
- How to Monitor and Control a Project
- How to Close a Project
Course Workload Expectations
Success in this course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of forty-five hours over the length of the course (normally 3 hours per unit per week with 1 of the hours used for lecture) for instruction or preparation/studying or course related activities including but not limited to internships, labs, clinical practica. Other course structures will have equivalent workload expectations as described in the syllabus.
Instructional time may include but is not limited to:
Working on posted modules or lessons prepared by the instructor; discussion forum interactions with the instructor and/or other students; making presentations and getting feedback from the instructor; attending office hours or other synchronous sessions with the instructor.
Student time outside of class:
In any seven-day period, a student is expected to be academically engaged through submitting an academic assignment; taking an exam or an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction; building websites, blogs, databases, social media presentations; attending a study group;contributing to an academic online discussion; writing papers; reading articles; conducting research; engaging in small group work.
INFO 200, INFO 204.
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Identify project management roles and environment.
- Describe the project life cycle.
- Use major project management techniques including traditional, agile, and extreme.
- Control and evaluate project management approaches effectively to achieve better outcomes strategically.
- Apply project management concepts to library and information practices.
INFO 282 supports the following core competencies:
- D Apply the fundamental principles of planning, management, marketing, and advocacy.
- N Evaluate programs and services using measurable criteria.
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The standard SJSU School of Information Grading Scale is utilized for all iSchool courses:
|97 to 100||A|
|94 to 96||A minus|
|91 to 93||B plus|
|88 to 90||B|
|85 to 87||B minus|
|82 to 84||C plus|
|79 to 81||C|
|76 to 78||C minus|
|73 to 75||D plus|
|70 to 72||D|
|67 to 69||D minus|
In order to provide consistent guidelines for assessment for graduate level work in the School, these terms are applied to letter grades:
- C represents Adequate work; a grade of "C" counts for credit for the course;
- B represents Good work; a grade of "B" clearly meets the standards for graduate level work;
For core courses in the MLIS program (not MARA or Informatics) — INFO 200, INFO 202, INFO 204 — the iSchool requires that students earn a B in the course. If the grade is less than B (B- or lower) after the first attempt you will be placed on administrative probation. You must repeat the class if you wish to stay in the program. If - on the second attempt - you do not pass the class with a grade of B or better (not B- but B) you will be disqualified.
- A represents Exceptional work; a grade of "A" will be assigned for outstanding work only.
Students are advised that it is their responsibility to maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).
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