Syllabi

Professor:Dr. Rebet Jones

Email:  rjone318@kennesaw.edu

Office Hours:  4:30pm-5:00pm and 7:45pm- 8:15pm every Mondays in office and virtual

 Catalog Course Description:
This course is a comprehensive study of project concepts, such as project definitions, systems and methodologies, project cycles, roles and responsibilities of leaders and members, and procedures used in industrial and production environments. Topics include scheduling, controlling projects, time-cost tradeoff, resource allocation and project cost control.

 Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the students should be able to:

1.      Identify the knowledge areas of Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) each stage of the life cycle.

2.      Prepare Time estimate, Cost estimates, Budget analysis and perform MS project application schedule analysis.

3.      Identify the role and responsibilities including stakeholder identification. 

 

Class Participation:
 Students will meet in Room M-131 on Monday beginning 6:30 pm.

Participation is strongly encouraged!

All students may access the Recorded Blackboard Ultra Recorded Archives, including Hybrid and Online Students.

 

Email Response Time and Office Hours during Fall 2019

·        The instructor's email address is:rjone318@kennesaw.edu29T

·        Do not use the email option on the D2L course pager

·        Only use the email address shown above.

How to Contact the Instructor

·        The instructor requests that all students contact him using email. rjone318@kennesaw.edu

·        All emails should be addressed to the email address that appears above.

·        Emails sent to any other email address will not be processed in a timely manner.

·        Do not attempt to contact the instructor by fax or by telephone or by voice mail or by text messages.

Each student must use the email address assigned to the student by Kennesaw State University. That email address will end with @students.kennesaw.edu. All student emails sent to the above email address will be answered within a reasonable period of time. 

Class Site:
A D2L site will be maintained for your use. You will find copies of the syllabus, discussion documents, and assignments posted here. You are responsible for obtaining a copy of the discussion documents prior to the class period in which they are needed. DO NOT assume that the discussion documents posted constitute all of the material covered in class. We will cover some content not posted and we will not cover all of the content made available to you.

 

Texts Book/Readings:
-     Project Management in Practice, 6th Edition, Meredith, Shafer, Mantel, Jr., Sutton, Wiley, 2017, ISBN 9781119298854. (Required)

-     A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)-Six Edition, by Project Management Institute.  (Not required but recommended)

-     Microsoft Project 2016 Step by Step, (2016), Chatfield and Johnson, Microsoft Press. (Not required but recommended)

Assignment Due: For each assignment, you will have seven days to complete the task.

Missed Project Assignments: If the student does not complete a project assignment, then the student will receive a grade of zero on each project assignment the student fails to achieve.

Makeup Project Assignments: There are no makeup project assignments in this course. If a student does not submit a project assignment when it is due, then the student will receive a grade of zero on that assignment.

Makeup Exam: There are no makeup exam in this course. If a student does not complete when it is due, then the student will receive a grade of zero on that exam

 

Exam Due: Each exam is online and will have no time limit, and you will have seven days to complete the exam open book.

 Course Scope and Schedule

During the semester, all 9 knowledge areas of Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) will be reviewed with more focus on time estimates, cost estimates, resource identification, task delegation, project monitoring and control methods, and risk management.


Attendance:
Class attendance and discussion is strongly encouraged. Generally, students who participate and keep current with the course progress perform better on the exams. Attendance will not be taken in class.

Additional Information
1.  Regular class attendance and participation will help to ensure quality performance in this class.

2.  Active participation is encouraged, and mutual respect is required.

3.  This class is designed to allow students to apply the concepts they are learning. As a design course, students need to realize that there is no one correct solution for a number of the problems we will encounter, but there are better designs or answers than others.

4.  Course examinations will focus on the application of the principals and techniques discussed in the lecture. Additionally, exam questions may be based on in-class discussions.

5.  I will not struggle to read illegible handwriting in grading exams, quizzes or any other assignment. You must write so that I can read what you have written, otherwise it will not be graded and considered incorrect.

6.  All written assignments will be graded on the quality of the work. It is expected that each of you will provide me with well-written and defended solutions to the problems for this class. It is also expected that your performance will increase with structured feedback.

7.  If you have a dispute about a grade for any assignment or examination, provide me with a written explanation of what you are disputing and why no later than 1 week after the work was returned to you.

Realize that I reserve the right to re-grade the entire work when reviewing the dispute. I do make mistakes, so please don’t hesitate to bring them to my attention.

8.  I will strive to make this a challenging and exciting class. I welcome your suggestions for improving the course at any time.

9.  This document is subject to revision.

Technology Needs

The instructor strongly encourages online students to acquire a high-speed Internet service and use head phones for the live sessions.  Laptop speakers and microphones may work but typically picks up surrounding noise also.

Withdrawal

Students who find that they cannot continue in college for the entire semester after being enrolled, because of illness or any other reason, need to complete an online form. To completely or partially withdraw from classes at KSU, a student must withdraw online at www.kennesaw.edu, under Owl Express, Student Services.

The date the withdrawal is submitted online will be considered the official KSU withdrawal date which will be used in the calculation of any tuition refund or refund to Federal student aid and/or HOPE scholarship programs. It is advisable to print the final page of the withdrawal for your records. Withdrawals submitted online prior to midnight on the last day to withdraw without academic penalty will receive a “W” grade. Withdrawals after midnight will receive a “WF”. Failure to complete the online withdrawal process will produce no withdrawal from classes. Call the Registrar’s Office at 770-423-6200 during business hours if assistance is needed.

Students may, by means of the same online withdrawal and with the approval of the university Dean, withdraw from individual courses while retaining other courses on their schedules. This option may be exercised up until the W date on the Academic Calendar (on Registrar’s website). Failure to withdraw by the W date will mean that the student has elected to receive the final grade(s) earned in the course(s). The only exception to those withdrawal regulations will be for those instances that involve unusual and fully documented circumstances. In these rare cases, the policies of the university regarding hardship withdrawals will be strictly followed.

If any remaining coursework cannot be completed by the last class day, the instructor of this course will only consider assigning an incomplete grade to a student with an unusual and fully documented circumstance (must be verified by department chair or college dean), who is passing the course within two weeks of the last class day. If the final exam is among the assignments, the student’s grade will remain an “F” until it is taken, after which a grade change form will be submitted to the registrar if necessary, once the other agreed upon conditions are met.

KSU Diversity Vision Statement

It is our vision to create a strong multicultural and diverse educational environment at KSU in order to increase student satisfaction and to promote an understanding and awareness of people from various backgrounds upon graduation. In this way, KSU students will be educated for, and can effectively compete in the global society.

Course Enrollment Status Statement

Students are solely responsible for managing their enrollment status in a class; nonattendance does not constitute a withdrawal.

Writing Center

The KSU Writing Center helps students in all majors improve their writing. Experienced, friendly writing assistants help with topic development, revision, research, documentation, grammar, and more. For more information or to make an appointment, visit writingcenter.kennesaw.edu or stop by English Building, Room 242 (Kennesaw campus) or Johnson Library, Room 121 (Marietta campus).

 

 Student Support Resources – Strategies for Success

Library, Tech Support, Tutoring, Writing Center, Advising, Bookstore, Resource Guide, Online Courses, other support resources: http://learnonline.kennesaw.edu/resources/index.php

Accessibility Statements or VPAT for Technologies: Uhttps://softchalkcloud.com/lesson/serve/jV10GKPfztZwQn/htmlU

Academic and Student Services: http://www.kennesaw.edu/currentstudents.php

 

Other Technical Resources

- For D2L Technical Support: http://uits.kennesaw.edu/.

- D2L Privacy Statement: http://www.brightspace.com/legal/privacy/

- Blackboard Collaborate Support: https://apps.kennesaw.edu/files/pr_app_uni_cdoc/doc/Blackboard%20Collaborate%20for%20Students.pdf

- The Privacy Policies for External Tools: http://www.blackboard.com/footer/privacy-center.aspx

- Help Desk: studenthelpdesk@kennesaw.edu, phone 470-578-6999

- Walk-in Help: Marietta campus - bottom floor H-building just outside the double doors on the East side.

- Personal Laptop/Smart Phone Help:  http://uits.kennesaw.edu/ or walk-in.

- Please remember to use the rules of Netiquette in any online communication environment.  http://www.education.com/reference/article/netiquette-rules-behavior-internet

 

Academic Honesty/Integrity/Ethics Statement

The high quality of education at Kennesaw State University is reflected in the credits and degrees its students earn.  All assignments that take place in and out of the classroom must be your own work and original for this course. The protection of these high standards is crucial since the validity and equity of the University's grades and degrees depend upon it. Any student found to have violated any KSU academic honesty regulation after a hearing before a university hearing panel or before the Vice President for Student Success and Enrollment Services (or his/her designee) shall be suspended for at least one semester, unless the student persuades the deciding body that the circumstances of his or her behavior substantially mitigate the gravity of the violation. These regulations are designed to assist students in (1) developing appropriate attitudes about, and (2) understanding and following the university’s standards relating to academic honesty. The regulations protect students by helping them avoid committing infractions that may compromise the completion of their KSU degrees or damage their reputations.

Student Conduct Pledge/Statement:  As a member of the Kennesaw State University community of scholars, I understand that my actions are not only a reflection on myself, but also a reflection on the University and the larger body of scholars of which it is a part. Acting unethically, no matter how minor the offense, will be detrimental to my academic progress and self-image. It will also adversely affect all students, faculty, staff, the reputation of this University, and the value of the degrees it awards. Whether on campus or online, I understand that it is not only my personal responsibility, but also a duty to the entire KSU community that I act in a manner consistent with the highest level of academic integrity. Therefore, I promise that as a member of the Kennesaw State University community, I will not participate in any form of academic misconduct.

Types of Academic Misconduct:

1) Cheating:  Receiving, attempting to receive, knowingly giving or attempting to give unauthorized assistance in the preparation of any work required to be submitted for credit (including examinations, laboratory reports, essays, themes, term papers, etc.) is considered cheating, as is engaging in any behavior that a professor prohibits as academic misconduct in the syllabus or class discussion. Unless specifically authorized, using and/or having access to electronic devices during an examination, quiz, test or other assessment is automatically considered cheating, regardless of the student’s reason for using/accessing the device;

2) Plagiarism: Including direct quotations from other sources into work required to be submitted

for credit without indicating them as such by quotation marks, block quotes or other appropriate formatting. Incorporating the work of someone (e.g. ideas, theories, data, figures, graphs, programs, electronic based information, illustrations, etc.) into a paper or project without due acknowledgement;

3) Self-Plagiarism:  Submitting any work for credit which was not authored specifically and originally for the assignment in question without the prior permission of the professor receiving that assignment. Most commonly, this means submitting the same, or substantially the same, paper or other assignment for credit in more than one class;

4) Misrepresentation and/or Falsification:  Knowingly providing false information in completing University forms or applications (including admissions forms, scholarship applications, time sheets, false or counterfeit transcripts, etc.) or in any work submitted for credit. This includes providing fabricated/altered documents to substantiate an excused absence (such as to meet attendance requirements or have the chance to make-up a missed exam). Signing in for another student or having another individual sign in on a student’s behalf on an attendance sheet also constitutes a violation of this code section.

5) Unauthorized Access to University Materials:  Taking, attempting to take, stealing or in any unauthorized manner otherwise procuring, gaining access to, altering or destroying any material pertaining to the conduct of a class (including tests, examinations, grade change forms, grade rolls, roll books, laboratory equipment, University grade records in written or computerized form, etc.).

6) Malicious/Intentional Misuse of Computer Facilities/Services: Maliciously or intentionally misusing university-controlled computer facilities and services. This includes violations of state and federal laws (e.g. copyright violations, unauthorized access to systems, alteration/damage/destruction, or attempted alteration/damage/destruction, use for profit, etc.) or a department's rules for computer usage (e.g. account violations, damage, or destruction of the system and/or its performance, unauthorized copying of electronic information, use of threatening or obscene language, etc.).

7) Malicious Removal, Retention or Destruction of University Resource Materials: Misplacing, taking, destroying any item or part of an item belonging to or in the protection of the University (or the attempt thereof) with the intention of bringing about an undue disadvantage in the academic pursuits of other Kennesaw State University students.

These examples of academic dishonesty shall not be construed to be comprehensive, and infractions will be dealt with on an individual basis according to university policies and procedures. It is the obligation of each student to assist in the enforcement of academic standards. 

See: The KSU Student Code of Conduct at KSU Codes of Conduct-2015.pdf

Enforcement:  This policy is strictly enforced.  Please note, I reserve the right to select any paper and/or assignment that are turned in for a grade for plagiarism review.  Plagiarism review consists of running your paper/assignment through various search engines and databases at my disposal in order to check for “borrowed” or “bought” information. Students will be required to use TurnItIn.Com to have their papers reviewed for plagiarism.  If you are found in violation of academic dishonesty, then you will be subject to the enforcement policies and procedures, as outlined by the University and the Department.

Disruption of the Classroom

Faculty members are responsible for maintaining discipline in the classroom setting to the extent that all students in that class have an opportunity to participate in the learning process. Free exchange of ideas through appropriate dialogue is a necessary and important part of the learning process. Outside the classroom, other areas of the campus provide support services, which are also important to the total learning process. Sometimes the faculty or staff member may be confronted with a situation where the conduct of a particular student or students is so inappropriate that it impedes the natural and necessary learning process. All incidents of disciplinary violations of the KSU Student Code of Conduct outside of residence hall property shall be reported to the Department of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity (SCAI).

If the situation is not imminently dangerous, the faculty or staff member may control the immediate situation by requiring the student(s) to meet specific criteria (not speaking during the remainder of the class period, leaving the classroom or office area immediately, etc.), or the faculty member may choose to dismiss the class for the remainder of the period to avoid a confrontation.
In situations where a student's conduct is both disruptive and poses imminent danger to the health and safety of himself/herself or others, immediately contact the KSU Police at (470) 578-6666. The responding officer at the time of notification shall remove the student from the area immediately.
Immediately report the incident to the SCAI Dept. and/or the Office of the Dean for Students and for possible handling under the "Interim Suspension" policy, described in Section III below.
The SCAI officer will investigate the incident and will advise as to the appropriate course of action in each situation.
See http://scai.kennesaw.edu/students/general-info/conduct-violation.php for more information.
Student Records/FERPA

Kennesaw State University adheres to the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974 – FERPA. See the following link for more information:

http://www.usg.edu/information_technology_handbook/section9/tech/9.5_privacy_and_security

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students of Kennesaw State University are entitled to an environment that is conducive to learning and individual growth. To this end, students enrolling at Kennesaw State University assume a responsibility to abide by the policies and regulations expressed in this section. By doing so, students may fulfill their responsibilities and enjoy the exercise of their own rights while also respecting the rights of others. All rights and responsibilities may be found in the University Catalog at catalog.kennesaw.edu.

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Kennesaw State University adheres to KSU’s policy prohibiting sexual misconduct both in and out of the classroom.  Questions about this policy should be directed to the KSU Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Title IX officer by telephone at (470) 578-2614. You may also visit the University’s EEO website http://www.kennesaw.edu/eeo/index.html for more information.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – Support Services

In compliance with applicable disability law, qualified students with a disability may be entitled to reasonable accommodation.  Any student with a documented disability (hidden or visible) needing academic adjustments, including classroom or test accommodations is requested to notify the instructor within the first two weeks of the course.  Verification from KSU disAbled Student Support Services is required.  All discussions and documentation will remain confidential.

Disabled Student Support Services

James V. Carmichael Student Center Addition – 2PndP Floor, Suite 267

470.578.6443 

http://www.kennesaw.edu/stu_dev/dsss/prospect.shtml

Please visit the Student Disabilities Services website at www.kennesaw.edu/stu_dev/sds for more information

Copyright Law

Kennesaw State University adheres to USG’s policy to respect the right of copyright. Holders and comply with copyright laws as set forth in the United States Copyright act.  For more information, see the following link to USG’s policy: http://www.usg.edu/copyright/

Web Accessibility

Kennesaw State University follows the guidelines of the Universal Design for Learning standard of web accessibility. Faculty use Word, PDF, and HTML formats when communicating electronic information to students whenever possible and appropriate in light of the goals of the course. Faculty are trained to use Web Accessibility Evaluation tools, e.g., WAVE (www.wave.webaim.org), and make adjustments as possible and appropriate in light of the goals of the course.  For free resources available to students on web accessibility, please visit the Web Accessibility Resources page at the Distance Learning Center:  http://www.kennesaw.edu/dlc/facultyresources/index.php#

Electronic Recording and Social Media

Electronic recording performed without the consent of the people being recorded chills the free exchange of ideas. Academic freedom, free inquiry, and freedom of expression should not be limited by the fear that one’s brainstorming, polemic discourse, speculative inquiry, or any other kind of expressed curiosity made within the space of a university classroom will be made public without one’s consent. This fear is unacceptable regardless of whether one is in an online, hybrid, or face-to-face classroom setting. Accordingly, no person shall make public any electronically recorded class discussion without the written permission of the instructor. This policy is not intended to discourage electronic recording in the classroom or the use of social media when such actions are performed with the written consent of the instructor, and others as appropriate. Note: Faculty accommodate all reasonable requests to electronically record a class discussion; these requests must be documented by the Disabled Student Support Services available at: http://www.kennesaw.edu/stu_dev/dsss/prospect.shtml

 

 

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