BUS OTM 452 — Operations And Technology Management 452

Affiliation

Name: Xiujuan Jane Zhang
SCID: Wisconsin School of Business
Department:
Course Name: BUS OTM 452 — Operations And Technology Management 452

Supported Program Outcomes:

  • PO1: Develop a high degree of professionalism and responsibility, skills in problem solving, critical thinking and evaluation, writing, oral presentation, decision-making, and teamwork.
  • PO3: Focus on the projects, processes, and strategies that guide efficient design, production and distribution of goods and services.
  • PO6: Develop and design projects/processes to improve customer experience.

Course Objectives:

  • CO1: Understand how to valuate a project.
  • CO2: Understand how to initiate a project.
  • CO3: Design efficient project schedule.
  • CO4: Value project resources and productivity.
  • CO5: Design effective project communication plan.
  • CO6: Ensure positive project outcome
  • CO7: Learn tools/methodologies of project management.
  • CO8: Differentiate different project management approaches.
  • CO9: Develop competence, depth and expertise in project management.
  • CO10: Develop a high degree of professionalism and responsibility, skills in problem solving, critical thinking and evaluation, writing, oral presentation, decision-making, and teamwork.
  • CO11: Develop analytics skills to measure project success and advance the organizational goals.

Course Units:

  • Unit 1: Introduction — 1 week
  • Unit 2: Project Valuation — 2 weeks
  • Unit 3: Project Initiation —1 week
  • Unit 4: Project Scheduling — 2 weeks
  • Unit 5: Monitoring & Control — 1 week
  • Unit 6: Schedule Risk — 2 weeks
  • Unit 7: Project Management Tools —  1 week
  • Unit 8: Agile Project Management — 2 week
  • Unit 9: Contracting — 1 week

Unit Being Redesigned:
Unit 2: Project Valuation — 2 weeks

Unit Objectives:

  • UO1: Identify the ways to valuate project outcomes and impacts to the organization.
  • UO2: Differentiate the risks and limitations of each evaluation method.
  • UO3: Develop a process for evaluating projects
  • U04: Provide recommendations for managerial actions.

Summary of Blended Activity Flow

Pre-Class Activities In-Class Activities Post-Class Activities

Week Two

  • View Micro-lecture video about net present value analysis (NPV)
    UO1, UO3
  • Self-assessment
    UO1, UO3

Week Three

  • View Micro-lecture video (Decision Tree Analysis)
    UO3, UO4
  • Self-assessment
    UO3, UO4

Week Three

  • Check-in for Self-assessment
    UO1, UO3
  • Lecture on NPV Analysis
    UO1, UO3, UO4
  • Class Discussion
    UO1, UO2, UO3, UO4
  • Group Activity – NPV Analysis
    UO1, UO2, UO3, UO4

Week Four

  • Feedback on Self-assessment
    UO1, UO2
  • Lecture on Decision Tree Analysis
    UO1, UO3, UO4
  • Class Discussion
    UO1, UO2, UO3, UO4
  • Active Learning Activity – Case Study
    UO1, UO2, UO3, UO4

Week Three

  • Assignment 1 (Part 1)
    UO1, UO2, UO3, UO4

Week Four

  • Submit Assignment 1
    UO1, UO2, UO3, UO4

Timmo Dugdale

Blended Learning Initiatives |Faculty Engagement | DoIT Academic Technology

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