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.
The student, upon completion of this course, will be able to:
- Be able to articulate, in writing, the key sociocultural dimensions of the project management process.
- Be able to articulate, in writing, the key technical dimensions of the project management process.
- Be able to summarize, in writing, successful project manager behaviors and skills
- Be able to communicate, in writing, potential issues and strategies for resolving issues, which occur during projects.
- 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.
- Be able to apply project management software to complete project management analyses such as sensitivity analysis, resource allocation, leveling, and cost analysis.
- 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).