INFO 282-12 (2-Units)
Seminar in Library Management
Topic: Project Management
Summer 2021 Syllabus
Office Hours: By Appointment.
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Canvas Information: Courses will be available beginning June 1, 2021, at 6 am PDT unless you are taking an intensive or a one-unit or two-unit class that starts on a different day. In that case, the class will open on the first day that the class meets.
This two-unit course will be available beginning June 1 at 6 am PDT. This course is worth 2 units and runs from June 1, 2021, through July 27, 2021.
You will be enrolled in 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.
Course Calendar with Due Dates
Characteristics of a Project Manager
|Discussion One (10 points) due June 6|
Find and Use the Right Tool for the Job
|Project Management Software Essay (15 points) due June 13|
Getting to Know Your Stakeholders
|Discussion Two (10 points) due June 20|
The Planning Team
Planning Your Deliverable
Planning for Risk
Planning Who Will Do the Work
|Discussion Three (10 points) due July 4|
Cost and Budget Planning
|Project Management Strategy Essay (15 points) due July 11|
|July 12||Monitoring and Controlling||Discussion Four (10 points) due March July 18|
|July 19||Closing||Research Paper (30 points) due July 27|
Discussion Forums - 4 Discussion Questions (10 points each) - 40 points - CLOs #1, #2, #4, #5
Project Management Software Essay - 15 points - CLO #4
Project Management Strategy Essay - 15 points - CLOs #3, #4
Research Paper - 30 points - CLOs #1 - 5
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.
Core Competencies (Program Learning Outcomes)
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.
- Searcy, C. (2018). Project management in libraries: On time, on budget, on target. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions. Available through Amazon: 0838917194
- Project Management Institute (2017). A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK ® Guide) (6th ed.). Atlanta, GA: Project Management Institute. Available through Amazon: 1628251840
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).
Per University Policy S16-9, university-wide policy information relevant to all courses, such as academic integrity, accommodations, etc. will be available on Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs' Syllabus Information web page at: https://www.sjsu.edu/curriculum/courses/syllabus-info.php. Make sure to visit this page, review and be familiar with these university policies and resources.
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