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Optimism bias and strategic misinterpretation regularly cause delays to major engineering projects. Learn how to manage large projects by identifying their key characteristics, examining the key factors and risks that affect their performance and exploring methods to counter their impact on the successful delivery of projects. Looking into examples of best practice, you'll explore the relationship between projects, programmes and portfolios. You'll also discover the roles performed by the project manager, examine the difficulties associated with quantifying transaction costs in major project management and consider how different management approaches impact on these costs. Using stimulating case studies, you'll evaluate the measures of success and compare and contrast 'project success' versus 'project management success'. In the final week of the course, you'll research and present a contemporary example of a major engineering project from your own country. This is the first course in the Managing Major Projects Specialization and first step towards earning degree credit from the University of Leeds. Learners who successfully complete the Specialization will be invited to apply to the enhanced, for-credit Capstone project which will run as a private session on Coursera, and will include live support from tutors. Credit earned by successfully completing the Capstone project can be used as evidence of accredited postgraduate study....
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Approx. 11 hours to complete

Recommandé : We suggest that each week of this course will take approximately 5 hours to complete....
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Week
1
Clock
5 heures pour terminer

Major engineering project performance

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Reading
3 vidéos (Total 15 min), 19 lectures, 2 quiz
Video3 vidéos
Projects, sub-projects and operations6 min
Project life cycle theories6 min
Reading19 lectures
Welcome to Major engineering project performance10 min
Introduction10 min
Where are your peers located?10 min
Research and further reading10 min
Lesson summary1 min
Lesson overview1 min
What is a project?10 min
Who is a project manager and what is project management?5 min
Project management duties10 min
Quiz introduction1 min
Lesson summary1 min
Lesson overview1 min
Types of project life cycles10 min
The phases of the infrastructure life cycle5 min
Quiz introduction1 min
Lesson summary1 min
Lesson overview1 min
Apply your understanding: creating a project life cycle30 min
References2 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Project management duties12 min
Test your understanding30 min
Week
2
Clock
4 heures pour terminer

Programmes, portfolios and transaction costs

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Reading
1 vidéo (Total 9 min), 16 lectures, 1 quiz
Video1 vidéo
Reading16 lectures
Welcome to the week1 min
Lesson overview1 min
What are programmes and portfolios?10 min
Case study: the Milan Expo10 min
What are the challenges of programme management?10 min
What is a portfolio?5 min
Lesson summary1 min
Lesson overview1 min
Case study: The nuclear industry in the USA and South Korea10 min
Analysis: the South Korean nuclear industry10 min
Lesson summary1 min
Lesson overview1 min
Critical analysis min
Lesson overview1 min
Writing your reflections30 min
References2 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Critical analysis task30 min
Week
3
Clock
4 heures pour terminer

Time and cost in major projects

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Reading
2 vidéos (Total 15 min), 18 lectures, 1 quiz
Video2 vidéos
Other reasons to explain over-budget and delay8 min
Reading18 lectures
Welcome to the week1 min
Lesson overview1 min
What is a major project?10 min
What types of risks are involved in major projects?10 min
What is the iron triangle?10 min
Error and inaccuracy in major projects: the example of infrastructure projects10 min
Lesson summary1 min
Lesson overview1 min
What is optimism bias?5 min
How can you reduce the impact of optimism bias?10 min
What is strategic misinterpretation?5 min
Strategic misinterpretation: mitigating its impact10 min
Optimism bias and strategic misinterpretation in context5 min
Lesson summary1 min
Lesson overview1 min
Your research task min
What is peer review?15 min
References2 min
Week
4
Clock
4 heures pour terminer

Project management success vs project success

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Reading
18 lectures, 2 quiz
Reading18 lectures
Welcome to the week1 min
Lesson overview1 min
What is a measure of success in major project management?5 min
Case study: Motorola Iridium10 min
Motorola Iridium: an analysis5 min
Main contractor perspective5 min
How should you measure project success?10 min
Extended perspective15 min
Lesson summary1 min
Lesson overview1 min
Turner and Zolin framework5 min
Quiz introduction1 min
Case study: the Tower of Pisa10 min
Case study: the Thames Barrier10 min
Quiz introduction1 min
Lesson summary1 min
Writing your reflections30 min
References2 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Turner and Zolin Framework30 min
Test your understanding30 min
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par EVAug 29th 2018

great and informative! Lots of useful information with external links and references.

par KOSep 24th 2018

very helpful and added new knowledge to me in the project management field

Enseignant

Dr Giorgio Locatelli

Lecturer of Infrastructure Procurement and Management
School of Civil Engineering

À propos de University of Leeds

Established in 1904, the University of Leeds is ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK, globally renowned for its excellence in teaching and quality of research. Our academic expertise and the breadth of disciplines we cover, provides a wealth of opportunities and has real impact worldwide....

À propos de la Spécialisation Managing Major Engineering Projects

Major engineering projects can positively affect the lives of many people and have long-lasting impact on the economy. They are also characterized by vast complexity and carry risks such as running over schedule, coming in over budget and failing to deliver expected benefits. If you are an engineer or a project manager and you aspire to get involved with these life changing projects, or you are already working on one, you will need to acquire the project management skills that ensure their successful delivery. Throughout our three courses, you will be exposed to best practices for planning and delivering major engineering projects and gain a deep understanding of project management which will prepare you to deliver these projects and progress your career into this area. This Specialization is the first step towards earning degree credit from the University of Leeds. After you successfully complete the three Specialization courses, you will be able to apply to the enhanced, for-credit Capstone project which will run as a private course on Coursera. The Capstone project will allow you to develop your skills further through practical research supported by a dedicated instructor in global classroom sessions. Credit earned by successfully completing the Capstone project can be used as evidence of accredited postgraduate study. This specialization is accredited through a professional qualification from CMI....
Managing Major Engineering Projects

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