Technology Project Management

Winter Quarter 2013
January 7 - March 14, 2013

Course Description

Project Management focuses on "Planning and Organizing" as well as "Directing and Controlling" of resources to complete a set of non-routine tasks, within a specified period of time, that meet prescribed goals and objectives. Project Management is simultaneously behavioral, and quantitative, and systematic. The course covers topics in project selection, planning, scheduling and controlling associated with applications such as new product development, technology implementation, and construction. Elements of a disciplined Project Management process along with interpersonal skills required by an effective Project Manager are presented. This course is aimed at both business and engineering students and combines reading, problem solving, and case-oriented activities.

Course Objectives

  1. Given the specifics of a case or homework description, the student will be able to correctly analyze a project management "situation" to develop a project plan, justify a set of actions, or recommend alternatives to counter the negative consequences of the "situation", that is to develop a Recovery Plan.

  2. Given the specifics of a case or homework description, the student will be able to identify a set of alternative actions, based on analysis, which would have avoided problems during project execution, Risk Assessment and Contingency Planning.

  3. Given the specifics of a case or homework description, the student will be able to identify key behaviors within the project team and recommend approaches that will strengthen relationships between team members, leading to increased motivation and creative thinking necessary for achieving project goals, i.e., Team Building.

Instructors

Administrator

Classes

Wednesday and Thursday: 1:15-2:45pm, MacLean B01

Assigned Text

  • J.R. Meredith and S.J. Mantel, "Project Management: A Managerial Approach," John Wiley and Sons, 8th Edition, 2012.

Reference materials

  • H. Kerzner, "Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling," 8th Edition, John Wiley and Sons.
  • P.G. Smith and D.G. Reinertsen, "Developing Products in Half the Time," van Nostrand Reinhold.

Prerequisites

  • ENGM 184: Introduction to Optimization Methods (or equivalent)

Blackboard

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