Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering
EN454: Project Management for Ocean Engineers
EN454: Project Management for Ocean Engineers (3-0-3)This course covers the fundamentals of engineering project management. Main topics include project planning, project scheduling, project budgets, project performance measurement, project control, and team dynamics.
- Successful Project Management (Gido, Clements, and Baker, 2016)
- Microsoft Project (Online Software)
- Discuss the activities and milestones for each of the four stages of projects: needs identification, proposed solutions, project execution, and project termination.
- Understand the main components of a project proposal, including technical, management, and cost sections, as well as the bid/no-bid process.
- Create a Work Breakdown Structure and a Network Diagram for a project, showing the organizational structure and activity dependency relationships for a project.
- Perform Network Scheduling techniques to determine the early start time, early finish time, late start time, late finish time and slack for each activity. Identify the Critical Path for a project.
- Perform Schedule Control techniques to make changes to a schedule, once actual finish times have been implemented, including time-cost trade-off methods as well as project crashing.
- Create and track a budget for a project, including Cumulative Budgeted Cost, Cumulative Actual Cost, and Cumulative Earned Value at each reporting period. Calculate the Forecasted Cost at Completion for a project that is in work.
- 1/C Standing As EOE Major, OR
- Approval of NAOE Department Chair
- Project Management Overview
- Needs Identification and Proposed Solutions
- Project Execution, Control, and Termination
- Project Risk Management/Decision Trees
- Project Planning
- Project Scheduling/Schedule Control
- Resource Considerations
- Time-Cost Trade-Off Methods/Crashing
- Cost Planning/Performance/Control
- Project Communication and Documentation
- The Project Manager: Know Yourself
- The Project Team: Know Others