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IE 471 / 571: Project Management in Engineering

List of all IE courses

Information
3 Credits
Available on campus Winter term
or online to Ecampus students
Lecture only

Prerequisites
Junior standing in engineering
Contact
Javier Calvo
541.737.0696
410 Rogers Hall

Course Description

Critical issues in the management of engineering and high-technology projects are discussed. Time, cost, and performance parameters are analyzed from the organizational, people, and resource perspectives. Network optimization and simulation concepts are introduced. Resource-constrained project scheduling case discussions and a term project are included.

Topics

  • Introduction and organization strategy
  • Project selection
  • The PMT tool and MS project tutorial
  • Project management organization
  • Project definition
  • Project time/cost estimation
  • Developing a project plan
  • Risk management
  • Resource scheduling
  • Reducing project lead time
  • Leadership and project management
  • Managing project teams
  • Partnering
  • Monitoring progress
  • Project closure

Learning Outcomes

The student, upon completion of this course, will be able to:

  1. Be able to articulate, in writing, the key sociocultural dimensions of the project management process.
  2. Be able to articulate, in writing, the key technical dimensions of the project management process.
  3. Be able to summarize, in writing, successful project manager behaviors and skills
  4. Be able to communicate, in writing, potential issues and strategies for resolving issues, which occur during projects.
  5. Be able to apply project management software to create project management documents such as work breakdown structures, Gantt charts, network diagrams, schedules, financial reports, and status reports.
  6. Be able to apply project management software to complete project management analyses such as sensitivity analysis, resource allocation, leveling, and cost analysis.
  7. For IE 571 (graduate students) Able to prepare a conference paper synthesizing recent research findings on a topic selected from the PMBOK (Project Management Book of Knowledge from the Project Management Institute).