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Unformatted text preview: © Rob Silverstein 2010 All Rights Reserved The Art of Engineering The Art of Engineering Endeavors Endeavors Lecture 8 Lecture 8 February 1, 2010 Rob Silverstein © Rob Silverstein 2010 All Rights Reserved Engineering Projects Engineering Projects • Project Environment – The social context within which complex engineering activities are undertaken • Project Management – The tools and procedures by which uncertainty and complexity are rendered tractable • Cornerstones – Teams – Planning – Budgeting – Schedule Management – Cost Management – Network – Risk Management © Rob Silverstein 2010 All Rights Reserved The Engineer’s World The Engineer’s World • Work for an organization that produces something • Work for a manager • One or more projects/programs • Each project has a Plan, Schedule and Budget • Multi-disciplined teams; rarely alone • Multiple teams • Project Plans: milestones and periodic project reviews © Rob Silverstein 2010 All Rights Reserved Organization Organization The Organization - a representation of the management relationships into which the performers of the Project are placed – even if on a part time basis © Rob Silverstein 2010 All Rights Reserved Functional Functional Organization Organization Head of XYZ Finance Human Resources Marketing And Sales Operations Engineering Program Manager A Program Manager B Quality © Rob Silverstein 2010 All Rights Reserved Matrix Organization Matrix Organization Head XYZ Finance Human Resources Marketing And Sales Operations Engineering Program Manager A Program Manager B Program A Engineer Program A Operations Program B Engineer Program B Operations Quality © Rob Silverstein 2010 All Rights Reserved Project Organization Project Organization Head XYZ Program A Manager Program B Manager Program C Manager Finance Human Resources Marketing And Sales Quality Program A Engineering Program A Operations Program B Engineering Program B Operations Program C Engineering Program C Operations © Rob Silverstein 2010 All Rights Reserved Why Have Different Organizational Why Have Different Organizational Structures? Structures? • Tools and Skills need to be developed and maintained by management - Functionally • People get nervous if their manager does not know what they are doing day to day • And, they want someone responsible for their next assignment • Management continuity is critical for career development • Organizations need to adapt to changing situations © Rob Silverstein 2010 All Rights Reserved...
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