As part of the specialization, learners will review an engineering case study and prepare a Project Charter, a Stakeholder Engagement Matrix, Statement of Work, Work Breakdown Structure, Project Schedule, Project Estimate, Project Risk Matrix and Project Cause and Effect Diagram based on the facts of the case. The learners will also be asked to calculate project progress based on the Earned Value method.
Manage Successful Engineering Projects
Part 3 of 3 in the Rice Engineering Management and Leadership Certificate
Master strategies and tools to more effectively and successfully manage projects. Today’s professional environment is highly competitive, continuously changing, and difficult to manage. Employees rarely reach positions of leadership without managing one or more projects or a project segment early in their career. The goal of this Specialization is to give you the tools to more effectively and successfully manage projects; to give you a solid foundation of knowledge, skills, and confidence that sets you apart and gives you a competitive edge as you move toward leadership positions. This Project Management for Engineering Professionals Specialization is designed as an introduction to Project Management. It is targeted for engineers who are interested in improving their project management skills in a new leadership position or in advance of their first leadership position. As part of the Specialization, you will prepare key Project Execution Plan documents based on available templates. Finally, the course is a key step toward achieving the three part Rice Certificate in Engineering Management and Leadership. These added achievements will help to differentiate you from your peers, provide valuable and practical knowledge and position you for future success.
- Beginner Specialization.
- No prior experience required.
第 1 门课程
Initiating and Planning于 April 17, 2017 开始
- 5 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
课程概述The goal of the course is to give students the tools to initiate a project plan, manage both stakeholders and relationships, organize their team, develop a project charter, and build a business case for a project. As part of the course, students will create a Stakeholder Register, develop a Communication Matrix and write a Project Charter.
第 2 门课程
Scope, Time and Cost Management于 May 2017 开始
- 6 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
课程概述The goal of this course is to give students the tools to develop a project plan. Students will learn to create a scope statement, build a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), prepare a cost estimate, build a project budget, create a basic scheduling network and critical path along with basic project controls and progress measurement. Each week the student will create one of these key documents for our pre-determined case.
第 3 门课程
Project Risk and Quality Management于 June 2017 开始
- 5 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
课程概述Many Project Managers focus only on the scope, schedule and budget. However, a successful project requires that you manage risk, control the quality of the deliverables, engage and manage people and procure goods and services. This course will focus on these key support functions that make the difference between a highly successful project and an average one. During the course, students will prepare a Qualitative Risk Analysis and Construct a Cause and Effect Diagram.
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