Project Management in Real Time
Lately, we have put a lot of focus on various aspects related to scientific production. Next week, it is time to change the focus and discuss teaching in within the Project Management discipline. As a basis for the discussion, we will have a paper by Erik Larson and John A. Drexler Jr. titled ‘Project Management in Real Time: A Service-Learning Project’.
What can download the paper here.
This article describes a service-learning assignment for a project management course. It is designed to facilitate hands-on student learning of both the technical and the interpersonal aspects of project management, and it involves student engagement with real customers and real stakeholders in the creation of real events with real outcomes. As such, it helps students internalize project management principles and value project management tools. Student teams design and implement plans for events intended to result in significant contributions in support of various charitable organizations. They create the planning and execution documents required of project management teams.The article describes the assignment and its results and discusses some cautions and alternatives.