Advancing Excellence in P12 Engineering Education
Engineering Performance Matrix
Project Management is the process of scoping a project and planning, organizing, and managing resources to complete the project within defined constraints (Nembhard, Yip, & Shtub, 2009). Sophistication in this process requires knowledge related to project management strategies, techniques, and tools for (a) initiating and planning project activities; (b) scoping the project and managing timelines and costs; (c) tracking and evaluating risks, quality, teams, and procurement; and (d) managing product lifecycles. This core concept is important to the practice of Engineering Design as design projects are carried out within dynamic environments involving a variety of limitations.
Performance Goal for High School Learners
I can successfully plan and manage a design project to achieve the desired goals within the established constraints through the application of appropriate project management strategies and techniques (e.g. team charters, Gantt charts).
INITIATING AND PLANNING
I can identify goals and considerations for a design project.
I can analyze and prioritize potential issues for a design project.
I can develop a project charter in consideration of internal and external contexts of a design project.
SCOPE, TIME AND COST MANAGEMENT
I can identify the constraints of project scope, time, and cost for a design project.
I can analyze the relationships of project scope, time, and cost in a certain situation in order to establish reasonable and achievable project phases, timelines, and budgets.
I can refine project phases, timelines, and budgets in order to successfully complete my design project within the defined constraints.
RISK, QUALITY, TEAMS,
I can identify potential issues concerning risk, quality, teams, and procurement for a design project.
I can analyze and develop plans for issues concerning risk, quality, teams, and procurement throughout a design project.
I can track and respond to issues involving risk, quality, teams, and procurement during a design project.
PRODUCT LIFE (E.G. PLM)
I can explain the generic lifecycle of products by identifying the phases involved in its design, manufacture, use, and disposal.
I can analyze the lifecycle (design conception, through manufacturing and use, to disposal) of a certain product in order to identify the factors that one should consider when designing the product, including how each consideration would impact the product and its connected environment.
I can develop a plan to produce a product that considers the entire lifecycle (from design conception, through manufacturing and use, to disposal) of the product itself.