Class Session 9a Updated 3-5.pptx

Class Session 9a Updated 3-5.pptx - Engineering Project...

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Engineering Project Management ISE-315 Fall 2017 Neil Siegel, Ph.D. IBM Professor of Engineering Management Daniel Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering USC Viterbi School of Engineering ISE-315 – Engineering Project Management Copyright © 2016 to 2017, by Neil Siegel.
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Class session 9a Summary of the course to-date ISE-315 – Engineering Project Management Copyright © 2016 to 2017, by Neil Siegel.
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ISE-315 – Engineering Project Management Copyright © 2016 to 2017, by Neil Siegel. Summary of lectures 3a and 4a (1 of 3) 3 We have projects because they deliver value to society Therefore, running projects well (e.g., within our promised parameters, including the triple constraint ) is a high-value contribution to society . . . and are the only source of revenue to most companies. . . A project is a temporary activity intended to produce a specific product or service Be able to describe those characteristics that distinguish projects from non- projects. Be able to list a couple of examples of projects and non-projects. Projects have many aspects, including social, technical, business, contractual, and financial You lead all of that, not just the technical aspects You synchronize and align all team members and stakeholders
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ISE-315 – Engineering Project Management Copyright © 2016 to 2017, by Neil Siegel. Hierarchy is one of the key techniques we use in project engineering and project management We decompose the work into smaller parts The WBS is a particular form of a hierarchy: a hierarchical structure used to plan the work – organize tasks for assigning responsibility, and tracking progress on schedule and cost Know the key attributes of the WBS, e.g., a name in every box, each link in the WBS is governed by a formal written agreement, etc. Be able to describe what an Statement of Work contains Know project manager definition, roles / responsibilities / expectations Know the triple constraint Know why we want to motivate our employees: motivated employees are far more productive! Know how project managers get people to do things: persuasion, other factors Summary of lectures 3a and 4a (2 of 3)
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ISE-315 – Engineering Project Management Copyright © 2016 to 2017, by Neil Siegel. Summary for organization, WBS, and planning Decomposition is the essence of systems engineering Project management, too! Decomposition of the system: requirements, design, test, etc. Decomposition of the project: the WBS, the organization chart, etc. Every project – large and small – needs a WBS Depicts how the work is organized Who is responsible for each element of work Backed up by “mini-contracts” between each pair of responsible people Includes the statement of work, deliverables, cost, schedule, constraints, etc.
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