PROJECT MANAGEMENT:
Group Activities
10% of course grade each

Prepare each of the five weekly group activities that are listed on the syllabus before arriving to class.  In class, each group will make a formal presentation limited to ten minutes and will distribute one copy of a written report to each of the other teams.  One copy of the written report must also be submitted to the professor. 

Scoring will be based on a ten-point scale such that four of the five presentations/reports will constitute forty percent of the final course grade with the lowest of the five being dropped.  The written report will weigh about half of the grade and the presentation will weigh about half of the grade, but the overall grade will be an interaction between the two.  That is, the report and the presentation must each be able to stand alone, but they must be integrated in a way that they compliment each other. 

To receive a score in the "A" range, both the presentation and the written report must together be considered by the professor to be "good enough for the real world."  A score in the "B" range will be assigned to presentations and reports that have minor problems, such as the need for clarification in a statement of problem.  Lower scores will be assigned to reports and presentations which have problems that are not so minor, such as an inability of the group to adequately clarify a statement of problem during questions associated with the presentation. 

Your report and presentation should attempt to address all of the issues raised in the questions of the case, but need not answer them individually.  The report and presentation should be structured such that each begins with a statement of problem (i.e., what needs to be solved), and then presents a solution that includes the issues of the case questions. 

The report and presentation should adhere to the following rules: 
 

  1. The presentation will be limited to ten minutes.

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  3. A different person in the group will lead the presentation each week.

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  5. The written report will be limited to three pages of text, exclusive of supporting appendices.  E.g., a responsibility matrix would be an appendix to which the text of the report would refer.

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  7. The written report must be typed: double space, one-inch margins. Use a standard size and style of font - e.g., 12-point Courier, Times, etc.  Use plain white paper with a staple in the top left corner; no report folders.  Make sure that each group member's name is on the cover page.