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MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT CENTER FOR CONSTRUCTION RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER FOR CONSTRUCTION RESEARCH AND EDUCATION 1.040/1.401 S YSTEM P ROJECT M ANAGEMENT S PRING 2004 T ERM P ROJECT P HASE 2: T ERM P ROJECT A SSIGNMENT D ESCRIPTION DUE: M ARCH 15, 2004 Lectures: Mon & Wed, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Recitations: Fri 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM I. D ESCRIPTION For this second phase you do an initial investigation into two projects of your choice. Get your feet wet, look in the web, read journal articles, magazines, newspaper and find interesting engineering and management CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
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1.040/1.401 System & Project Management Spring 2004 Term Project Phase 1 features you want to learn more about. Use a project related to other subjects if you want, and most of all, have fun! Groups We have assigned you to groups of 5 students. Projects Section 3 lists the projects in which you showed interest during the 1 st phase of the term projects (TP1). Section 3 also lists some projects that have just been completed or are in progress or planned at MIT. You will be working on two projects from this list for this phase of the term project. In order to select on which particular projects you will be working, you will need to send an ordered ranking of the projects below – in other words, send a list of the projects below, ordered according to their interest to you. The topmost project in this list should be your most desired project. We will assign projects to groups based on a set of simple rules: If a project has been proposed by only members of a single team and the proposers’ team wants the project and still needs it to fulfill their quota of two projects, their group can have it. If two or more teams including proposers of a given project want and need the project to fill their quotas, it is allocated to one of them based on a lottery. If the project is not taken by a proposer’s team, it is given to the group that ranks it the highest and needs it to fill their quota. If two or more groups in still in need of a project rank a project equally, it will be assigned to one of those groups based on a lottery. Note: Because of the algorithm used above, you can consider it a “sure thing” to get a project if it is one that you or someone else in your group uniquely proposed and if you have not already received two projects ranked above that project. So to spare yourself work in ordering the projects, you can take advantage of the fact that you only have to list as far to include two projects that a member of your group uniquely proposed. Please send this ranking no later than
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