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Syllabus: ISE 515 - Engineering Project ManagementSpring 2022 Tuesdays 4:00pm – 6:40pm WPH103 Section 31515DInstructorHerag HaleblianPhone626.399.3794OfficeOn [email protected] HoursTuesdays 3:00 – 4:00pmor 6:40pm – 7:30pmTAAnaiya [email protected] HoursThursday at 2pmCourse Description:This course will provide you with a basic exposure to the tasks and challenges facing today’s projects and inparticular, those of the project manager. Imagine managing globally distributed teams while adhering to scope,budget, time constraints while balancing project risks and rigorous quality demands. This course will provide youwith the tools and – as important – behavioral skills to systematically manage projects for profit and non-profitorganizations. The course objectives are: Acquire and fine-tune the skills and techniques for the 4 phases in the life cycle of a typical project:initiating, planning, executing and closing Gain an understanding of essential principles associated with effective project management and how toapply these principles in the day-to-day business environment Familiarize yourself with commonly available computer software tools Understand and apply methods for solving common difficulties associated with project managementThe subject matter will be covered using lectures and discussions, case studies, text reading, individual research,group discussion and preparation of a comprehensive project management plan in a team environment.This course is also an elective option for the Technology Commercialization Certificate Program at the USCMarshall School of Business.Materials: Engineering Project Management, by G. Neil Siegel. Publisher: Wiley Case Studies Harvard Business Review Sourced (http://hbr.org/). HBS CoursePack Software: Microsoft Project ovia MyDesktop: My Desktop Linkovia Microsoft (Windows only) Microsoft SW LinkOPTIONAL: Project Management Body of Knowledge: Available from the university bookstore or from theProject Management Institute website PMI Student Membership Link.Page 1 of 5

Week12Milestones1/11/221/18/22Student SurveyTopicReading*1)Class IntroductionChapters 12)Projects: Definition and BackgroundElon Musk Article re PM3)Starting a Project: Business Case, RFP &Chapters 2-3 (O)ContractsChapters 4-5Due 1/21BC-RFP examplesBusiness Acumen ArticleUSC non-classroom resources31/25/22HW #1 due 1/25Discuss Henry Tam & the MGI TeamTeam AssignmentsGuest Panel Discussion4562/1/222/8/224)Requirements/Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)5)Project Schedule – Activity IdentificationHW #26)Activity Time Estimationdue Fri 2/11Microsoft Project – class exercise10 Best PM Tools Video7)Project Budget w/ ExamplesProject Team Prezi8)Resource Planning & OrganizationMovement Video2/15/22Chapters 6-7Chapter 8 (O)Jurgen Klopp Video72/22/22HW #39)due Fri 2/25Class Project KickoffProject Plan - Accelerate a ProjectChapter 13Hyperloop VideoProject Management Simulation exercise83/1/22Guest Lecture: TBDChapter 910) Risk ManagementMidterm Exam ReviewSponsor Meetings (10 minutes per team x 3)9103/8/22Sponsor Meetings (10 minutes per team x 3)Managing with a BusinessMidterm Exam at 5:00pmArchitect's Mindset (Part II)3/15/22Spring Recess3/22/2211) Project Monitoring – Controls/QualityChapters 10-11Business Architect MindsetBalanced Scorecard article12) Project Execution – Change Control(in HBR CoursePack)Balanced Scorecard Simulation exercise113/29/22Class Project Pt#113) Program Management Office (PMO) – Guestdue Fri 4/1Discuss Midterm ExamChapter 14 (O)14) Effective Writing / Presentation124/5/2215) Conflict Resolution – Negotiations5 Steps from 12 Angry Men16) Organization Change Management - Guest134/12/2217) Earned ValueChapters 12, 1518) Project Closure & LeadershipFinal Exam Review144/19/22154/26/225/10/22Make-Up Week/Potential Tour/Guest LectureClass Project Pt#2Class Project presentationsdue 4/26Course Eval in Class (15 minutes)Final Assignment: Due Tue May 10 5pm*Note: all Chapter readings from the Engineering Project Management book. O optional readingNote: This syllabus is subject to change as announced in class. Certain sessions may be conducted via Zoom.Page 2 of 5

Assignment Summary:Homework #1: Case Study: Henry Tam & the MGI Team (Team Dynamics) (individual assignment)Homework #2: Develop a Business Case (team assignment)Homework #3: Case Study: American Constructors (Project Schedule) (individual or team of 2 assignment)Class Project: Hyperloop Project – 2 parts (team assignment)Midterm: Exam w/ variety of question types (individual exam)Finals: Case Study: Hydro One (PM principles, multiple questions) (individual or team of 2 assignment)Student Portal: DEN (D2L)The assignments, handouts, lecture notes, team rosters and other class information will be posted on D2L system ofthe DEN Network. All students are expected to be able to access information from here.Class project:The class project consists of a group project where project management skills will be demonstrated. The studentswill be provided with a project where all the elements of project planning are explicit and clearly defined. Theclass project will be graded based on the class presentation, final report and a Peer review rating. The groups willbe created during the second week of class.GradingParticipation/Simulation: 20%. This includes class participation, interactions with the professor/TA, or contributingwithin your individual teams. Grading will be based on the impact of your participation – this means the qualityand reach of your contribution. The Simulation will not hurt your grade but top 5 scorers will receive extra points.Homework assignments: 30%. Homework must be turned in at the specified due date. No late assignments will beaccepted.Midterm: 10%. The midterm will cover all the materials covered during the first part of this course.Class Project (including Peer Review): 30% (part 1 15%, part 2 15%)Final Exam: 10%. may be in the form of a case study with questions.Attendance:Regular class attendance is not mandatory but is strongly encouraged and recommended as it will significantlyenhance your learning experience and impact your participation grade.Note: Attendance will be taken for the first two weeks of class. If a student fails to attend during this period, thestudent will be dropped from the class without further contact.Page 3 of 5

Quality Expectations:Professional deliverables are expected at all times, both for content and presentation. This means that all thehomework, project, papers and other artifacts must be prepared using a word processor, spreadsheet or anyother relevant computer software (e.g. MS Project). Make sure all documents have at a minimum: Your name and/or your team member names Date and document titleAcademic Integrity:The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering adheres to the University’s policies and proceduresgoverning academic integrity as described in SCampus. Students are expected to be aware of and to observethese academic integrity standards, as they will be strictly enforced throughout the semester.Disability Services and Programs:Any student requesting academic accommodations based on a disability is required to register with DisabilityServices and Programs (DSP) each semester. A letter of verification for approved accommodations can beobtained from DSP. Please be sure the letter is delivered to me or to the TA as early in the semester as possible.DSP is located in STU 301 and is open 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday. The phone number for DSP is213.740.0776.ContentsPPTModule 3: Execution & MonitoringRisk ManagementModule 1: Introduction & Initiation#10Intro to Class and Management#1Project Execution:Intro to Project Management#2Project Controls#11aProject Monitoring, KPIs#11bBusiness Case#3aProject Quality#11cRFPs and Contracts#3bProject Change ControlStarting a Project:Work Breakdown StructureRequirements#4Program Management Office#4Module 4: Special TopicsModule 2: Planning & EstimationProject Schedule - Basics, Tools#5Estimation#6Project Budget#7Resource Planning & Organization#8The Project Plan - Acceleration#9#12#13Effective Communication#14Conflict Management/NegotiationsOrganizational ChangeManagement#15Earned Value#17Project Closing/Leadership#18Page 4 of 5#16

SE 515 – Engineering Project Management Topics Project management process – general Scheduling optionsunderstanding of elements oWhat is the distinction betweenadvantages/disadvantagesmanagement and project management Understand types and Slack and floatDifference between projects, programs andoDefinitionbusiness processesoIdentification and usageConceptual idea of the triple constraint; Cost elementsunderstanding what we mean by cost, Resource constraintsschedule and performanceoIdentifying themPerformance, schedule and cost issues –oEffect on planorigin and avoidanceoStrategies to overcome Why does one start a project? Accelerating projects, “crashing” Understand project initiation within context Riskof internal and external customersoWhat is it Statement of work – what is it/applicationoTypes of risk Elements of proposal processoRisk matrix Contract typesoProcess to manage Program management planoWhat is itoElementsoPlanning issuesoBenefit to PM Risk contingency plan Risk mitigation strategies – ability to identifythem for various problems Effect of team size and project duration onproject performance Role of triple constraint in PM plan Expectations of the organization on the PM WBS Skills needed by a PMoWhat is it Conflict resolutionoMeaning of product oriented, Measurements to show performancedeliverable basedagainst the planoFeatures of a good one How do you make “% complete” workoComparison of functional based vs. Program reviews – why, typesproduct-oriented deliverable Task review – why, contentAbility to construct one Tracking with cost vs. time upside/downside Earned value terminology, definition, usage,o Task size guidelines Network diagramsupside/downside, calculationsoUnderstand the different types Variances – definitions, calculationoAbility to translate Change control Scope change control – elements, plan Completing a project- understanding theelementsPage 5 of 5

Jan 11, 2022 · Intro to Class and Management Project Execution:#1 Intro to Project Management #2 Project Controls Starting a Project: Project Business Case #3a RFPs and Contracts #3b Work Breakdown Structure #4 Requirements #4 Module 4: Special Topics Module 2: Planning & Estimation Effective Communication