Successful engineering project management includes estimation and proactive risk identification and development of mitigation techniques. System uncertainty is reduced when project risks are identified, quantified, and mitigation strategies implemented. Tools, techniques, and methodologies used by successful project managers will be examined.
Students registering for the 702 section are expected to attend the class in person at United Launch Alliance, 7630 S Chester Street in Centennial CO (South Denver) unless other arrangements are made with the instructor.
This course can be applied toward:
ECE 303/STAT 303 (Introduction to Communications Principles) or STAT 315 (Statistics for Engineers and Scientists). Credit not allowed for both ENGR 531 and ECE 531.
This course is available live via the Internet on Thursdays from 5:15 - 8:15 p.m. Mountain Time. If you are registered for the 801 section, log into your Canvas account to access the course; directions will be posted. Students registering for the 720 section are expected to attend the class in person at United Launch Alliance, 7630 S. Chester St. in Centennial, CO (South Denver) unless other arrangements are made with the instructor.
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Proactive Risk Management: Controlling Uncertainty in Product Development, 1st Ed.
Preston G. Smith and Guy M. Merritt
James M. Adams
Dr. Adams has 17 years of systems engineering experience in Department of Defense, satellite and aircraft systems, and, industry-leading, in-process, diameter and thickness gauging systems. He is a Systems Engineer with Lockheed Martin Corporation working in the Boulder facility on the ground segment of the Space Based Infra-Red Satellite (SBIRS) system. Dr Adams has a diverse set of systems engineering experiences including as the customer for major satellite systems components, as the manager of a systems engineering team constrained by cost and schedule limits, as the chief engineer for a major segment supplier, and as the global, in-field, sales and engineering representative of niche measurement systems bringing together diverse customer needs into consolidated product requirements.
Dr Adams is a member of IEEE, INCOSE, and a lifetime member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Society, the Air Force Association, the American Legion and the Handyman Club of America.