CEE 9510 - Engineering Planning and Project Management

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      Engineering   Planning   and   Project   Management   CEE   9510   Department   of   Civil   and   Environmental   Engineering     Course   Outline     Intersession   2014     Instructor:   Kevin   McGuire,   M.   Eng.,   P.   Eng.,   PMP     Description:        This   graduate   level   course   is   an   introduction   to   the   most   widely   accepted   project   management   practices   in   the   workforce   today.    It   is   based   upon   the   guide   published   by   the   Project   Management   Institute   known   as   “The   Project   Management   Body   of   Knowledge”     or   PMBOK.    Project   Management   lends   itself   to   being   taught   properly   in   either   one   of   two   ways.    It   can   either   be   analyzed   sequentially   across   the   five   phases   of   a   project   (initiating,   planning,   executing,   monitoring   and   controlling,   and   closing)   or   it   can   be   decomposed   into   its   12   areas   of   necessary   expertise   for   the   professional   practitioner   and   then   imparted.    We   choose   this   second   approach.    We   do   so   for   several   reasons,   not   least   of   which   is   that   this   is   in   keeping   generally   with   the   order   in   which   most   scholarly   works   tackle   the   subject.    The   course   content   will   be   primarily   lecture   and   discussion   based   although   hybrid   interactive   content   materials     notably   the   “serious   game”   Sharkworld   TM    where   students   will   compete   for   Project   Management   supremacy   in   the   classroom.    (This   “game”   may   be   previewed   online   at   Sharkworld.nl)   Materials   will   be   stored   in   Owl   Sakai   for   post   lecture   access.    Assignments   will   be   a   mix   of   individual   and   group   efforts.      Course   Goals:    The   course   is   intended   to   reveal   and   develop   project   management   best   practices.    The   student   will   learn   the   industrially   accepted   techniques   associated   with   the   management   of   time,   cost,   and   scope   in   order   to   achieve   total   project   stakeholder   satisfaction.    In   absence   of   formal   project   management   training,   professionals   in   the   work   place   can   and   do   successfully   run   projects.    The   goal   in   this   course   is   to   expose   the   class   to   the   most   efficient,   and   widely   recognized,   project   management   practices   and   in   so   doing   greatly   increase   their   likelihood   of   managing   successful   projects   during   their   careers.    The  
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