ESSM 464 SPATIAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT [Online Syllabus]
SPRING 2017

All Tuesday lectures meet in CEN 130H and all Thursday labs meet in CEN 214.

 

Date

Class & Lab
1

Tues, Jan 17

Class 1: Introductions & Overview of Spatial Project Management

Reading assignment due beginning of next class:
  • Tomlinson, Ch 1 & 2
  • Phillips, Ch 1
  • 2

    Thurs, Jan 19

    Lab 1: GIS skill review

    Lab due Monday, 1/23/17, by 5 PM

    3

    Tues, Jan 24

    Class 2: Reading Quiz & Initiating the Project
    Strategy and Planning, Requirements Analysis, Design, Development, Deployment, Operations and Maintenance

    Reading assignment due beginning of next class:
  • Tomlinson, Ch 3 & 4
  • Phillips, Ch 2
  • 4 Thurs, Jan 26

    Lab 2: Project Management Software evaluation memo (250 words)

    Lab due Monday, 1/30/17, by 5 PM

    5

    Tues, Jan 31

    Class 3: Reading Quiz & Strategy and Planning
    Visioning and strategic planning, Business case development, Implementing planning, Organizational planning, Risk management planning

    Reading assignment due beginning of next class:
  • Tomlinson, Chapter 5
  • Phillips, Chapter 3
  • 6

    Thurs, Feb 2

    Lab 3: Individual project charter (1000 words) and market analysis

    Lab due Monday, 2/6/17, by 5 PM

    7

    Tues, Feb 7

    Class 4: Reading Quiz, Term Project Team preliminaries

    Reading assignment due beginning of next class:
  • Tomlinson, Ch 6 & 9
  • Phillips, Chapter 4
  • 8

    Thurs, Feb 9

    Lab 4: Term Project – Collaborative Stakeholder Letters & Project Charter

    Lab due Monday, 2/14/17, by 5 PM

    9 Tues, Feb 14

    Class 5: Reading Quiz, Data Discovery with Cecilia Smith, PhD
    On the Map and GIS Library, a walkthrough of their geospatial services, and available data sources

    Reading assignment due beginning of next class:
  • Tomlinson, Ch 7 & 8
  • Phillips, Ch 6
  • 10

    Thurs, Feb 16

    Lab 5:  Start collecting, mapping, and documenting data

    Lab due Monday, 2/20/17, by 5 PM
    11

    Tues, Feb 21

    Class 6:  Reading Quiz, Design and Development

    Reading assignment due beginning of next class:
  • Tomlinson, Chapter 11
  • Phillips, Chapters 9 & 10
  • 12 Thurs, Feb 23

    Lab 6:  Planning a Technology Seminar

    Lab due Monday, 2/27/17, by 5 PM
    13 Tues, Feb 28

    Class 7:  Reading Quiz, Deployment

    Reading assignment due beginning of next class:
  • Read GIS “Rules of Conduct”
  • Read “Case Study: Mapping Muslim Neighborhoods”
  • 14 Thurs, Mar 2

    Lab 7: Deployment planning, System installation, Acceptance testing, Performance validation, testing, tuning, and Training  (Scope Documentation)

    Midterm Charter and Scope Assessment due by Monday, 3/6/17, by 5 PM
    15

    Tues, Mar 7

    Class 8:  GIS Ethics

    Reading assignment due beginning of next class:
    Phillips, Chapters 11
    16

    Thurs, Mar 9

    Lab 8:  Implicit Bias 

    Lab due Friday 3/10/17 by 5 PM
     

    Mar 14 & 16

    SPRING BREAK
    17

    Tues, Mar 21

    Class 9Reading Quiz, Quality Assurance

    Reading assignment due beginning of next class:
    Phillips, Chapters 12
    18

    Thurs, Mar 23

    Lab 9: Project Management Plan & Meeting Memos

    Lab due Monday, 3/27/17, by 5 PM
    19

    Tues, Mar 28

    Class 10:  Project Workshop

    Assignment for next class:
    Update Project Plan and write a meeting memo
    20

    Thurs, Mar 30

    Lab 10:  Problem Solving

    Lab due Monday, 4/3/17, by 5 PM
    21

    Tues, Apr 4

    Class 11:  Project Plan & Meeting Memos (cont.) and User Guides

    Assignment for next class:
    Individual User Guide Section (1000 words)
    22

    Thurs, Apr 6

    Lab 11:  Problem Solving

    Lab due Monday, 4/10/17, by 5 PM
    23

    Tues, Apr 11

    Class 12: Project Workshop

    Assignment for next class:
    Make progress on your project!
    24

    Thurs, Apr 13

    Lab 12:  Collaborative Product User’s Guide (Draft)

    Lab due Monday, 4/17/17, by 5 PM
    25

    Tues, Apr 18

    Class 13: Project Workshop

    Assignment for next class:
    Make progress on your project!
    26

    Thurs, Apr 20

    Lab 13:  Project Reflections
    27

    Tues, Apr 25

    Class 14:  Term Project Presentations
    27

    Tues, Apr 27

    Last Class/Optional Project Presentation Day