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EGMT 630: Global Engineering Project Management

Jim Breen Instructor: James Breen

Description: The ability to deliver engineering projects on a worldwide basis is an essential requirement in today's environment of global competition. This course will focus on the strategies and techniques needed for managing a global project by an engineering manager and their direct reports who are practicing engineers. The course will develop key concepts of leadership for diverse global engineering teams, communication strategies, cultural considerations, organizational structure, collaborative tools & techniques, risk mitigation, contracting strategies, and legal and financial issues when executing a global project.  It will also highlight techniques used in design/construction, product development, and technology transfer projects. Real life cases for executing engineering projects in China, India, Europe and the Middle East will be presented.

Prerequisites: NONE

Required Texts:

  • The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us by Robyn Meredith. ISBN-10: 0393331938 or ISBN-13: 978-0393331936.
  • From Boston to Beijing: Managing with a World View by Nancy J. Adler. ISBN-10: 0324074751 or ISBN-13: 978-0324074758.
  • Global Project Management Handbook: Planning, Organizing and Controlling International Projects 2nd ed. by David L. Cleland. ISBN-10: 0071460454 or ISBN-13: 978-0071460453.
  • International Project Management: Leadership in Complex Environments (2009) by Thomas W. Grisham. ISBN: 978-0-470-57882-7

Scheduled: Fall and Spring