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Project Management for Engineering Design

Book Description

This lecture book is an introduction to project management. It will be of use for engineering students working on project design in all engineering disciplines and will also be of high value to practicing engineers in the work force. Few engineering programs prepare students in methods of project design and configuration management used within industry and government. This book emphasizes teams throughout and includes coverage of an introduction to projectmanagement, project definition, researching intellectual property (patent search), project scope, idealizing and conceptualizing a design, converting product requirements to engineering specifications, project integration, project communicationsmanagement, and conducting design reviews. The overall objectives of the book are for the readers to understand and manage their project by employing the good engineering practice used by medical and other industries in design and development of medical devices, engineered products and systems. The goal is for the engineer and student to work well on large projects requiring a team environment, and to effectively communicate technical matters in both written documents and oral presentations.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. 1. Introduction to Engineering Design
    1. 1.1 Teams
    2. 1.2 Defining the Project or Problem
    3. 1.3 Background
    4. 1.4 Design Phases
    5. 1.5 Summary
    6. References
  6. 2. Project Management Overview
    1. 2.1 Project Management Knowledge Areas
    2. 2.2 Project Life Cycles and Project Phases
    3. 2.3 Product Life Cycles
    4. 2.4 Organizational Structures
    5. 2.5 Project Management Job Functions
    6. References
  7. 3. Project Integration Management
    1. 3.1 Project Plan Development
    2. 3.2 Project Plan Execution
    3. 3.3 Project Controlling Process and Change Control
    4. 3.4 Change Control System
    5. 3.5 Configuration Management
    6. 3.6 Need for Top Management Commitment
    7. References
  8. 4. Project Scope Management
    1. 4.1 Project Scope Management Processes
    2. 4.2 Selecting Projects
    3. 4.3 Weighted Scoring Model
    4. 4.4 Project Charters
    5. 4.5 Work Breakdown Structure
    6. 4.6 Approaches to Developing Work Breakdown Structures (WBSs)
    7. References
  9. 5. Personal and Project Time Management
    1. 5.1 Personal Time Management
    2. 5.2 “Work Smarter, Not Harder” [1]
    3. 5.3 Project Time Management
    4. 5.4 Project Time Management Processes
    5. 5.5 Project Network Diagrams
    6. 5.6 Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM)
    7. 5.7 Estimation of Activity Times (Duration)
    8. 5.8 Schedule Development
    9. 5.9 Critical Path Method (CPM)
    10. 5.10 Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)
    11. 5.11 Summary
    12. References
  10. 6. Project Cost Management
    1. 6.1 Project Cost Management Processes
    2. 6.2 Resource Planning
    3. 6.3 Cost Estimating
    4. 6.4 Cost Estimation Techniques
    5. 6.5 Problems in Cost Estimation
    6. 6.6 Cost Budgeting
    7. 6.7 Guidelines for Preparing Budget
    8. 6.8 Cost Control
    9. Reference
  11. 7. Earned Value Analysis
    1. 7.1 Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    2. 7.2 Calculating Earned Value
    3. 7.3 Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
    4. 7.4 Tools and Techniques
    5. 7.5 Summary
    6. Reference
  12. 8. Project Quality Management
    1. 8.1 Project Quality Management Processes
    2. 8.2 Quality Planning
    3. 8.3 Quality Assurance
    4. 8.4 Quality Control
      1. 8.4.1 Pareto Analysis
      2. 8.4.2 Quality Control Charts
      3. 8.4.3 Statistical Sampling and Standard Deviation
      4. 8.4.4 Basic Statistical Measures
      5. 8.4.5 Testing
    5. 8.5 Improving Project Quality
      1. 8.5.1 Maturity Models
    6. 8.6 Cost of Quality
    7. 8.7 International Organization for Standardization
    8. 8.8 Good Manufacturing Practice
    9. 8.9 Summary
    10. Reference
  13. 9. Project Procurement Management
    1. 9.1 Project Procurement Management Processes
    2. 9.2 Procurement Planning
      1. 9.2.1 Types of Contracts
    3. 9.3 Solicitation Planning
      1. 9.3.1 Statement of Work (SOW)
    4. 9.4 Solicitation
    5. 9.5 Source Selection
    6. 9.6 Contract Administration
    7. 9.7 Contract Closeout
    8. References
  14. 10. Project Human Resource Management
    1. 10.1 Managing People
    2. 10.2 Improving Effectiveness: Covey’s Seven Habits
      1. 10.2.1 The Seven Habits
      2. 10.2.2 Personality and Behavioral Tools
    3. 10.3 Summary
    4. References
  15. 11. Project Communications Management
    1. 11.1 Project Communications Management Processes
    2. 11.2 Communications Planning
    3. 11.3 Information Distribution
    4. 11.4 Span of Control
    5. 11.5 Performance Reporting
      1. 11.5.1 Template for Weekly Progress Report
    6. Reference
  16. 12. Project Risk Management
    1. 12.1 Project Risk Management
    2. 12.2 Types of Project Risks
    3. 12.3 Risk Quantification
    4. 12.4 Risk Responses
    5. 12.5 Causes of Risk
    6. 12.6 Risk Management Plans
    7. 12.7 Risk Response Control
    8. 12.8 Summary
    9. References
  17. 13. Project Closeout
    1. 13.1 Closing Processes and Outputs
      1. 13.1.1 Administrative Closure
      2. 13.1.2 Approval Verification
      3. 13.1.3 Procurement Contract Closure
    2. 13.2 Outcomes Assessment Meeting
    3. 13.3 Outcomes Assessment Report
    4. 13.4 Transition Planning
    5. 13.5 Project Documents to be Archived
    6. 13.6 Critical Success Factors
    7. 13.7 Summary
    8. References
  18. 14. Project Design Reviews
    1. 14.1 Prelude to Conducting a Design Review Meeting
    2. 14.2 Entry Criteria for Design Review
    3. 14.3 Conducting the Design Review
    4. 14.4 Design Review Output
    5. 14.5 Exit Criteria
    6. References
  19. 15. Making Technical Decisions
    1. 15.1 Group Decision-Making Process
      1. 15.1.1 The Rational Model
      2. 15.1.2 The Political Model
      3. 15.1.3 The Process Model
      4. 15.1.4 The Garbage Can Model
    2. 15.2 U.S. Navy Executive Decision-Making Framework
    3. 15.3 Decision Matrix or Utility Function
      1. 15.3.1 Weighted Function Evaluation
      2. 15.3.2 Authors’ Recommendations
      3. 15.3.3 Utility Function
    4. 15.4 Factor Weights
    5. 15.5 Grading Scale
    6. 15.6 Summary
    7. References
  20. 16. Management of Team Conflict
    1. 16.1 Giving Feedback
    2. 16.2 Conflict Resolution Methods
    3. 16.3 Summary
    4. References
  21. Author Biography