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. The online section can be accessed synchronously or asynchronously. Synchronous means you can log on live and participate in the class as it is occurring on campus, but participation in this format is not mandatory. Asynchronous means you can access the video recording of the class sessions whenever it is convenient for you.
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.
Military personnel admitted to a College of Engineering online degree program may be eligible for a 15% tuition discount. Tuition discounts can only be given if you provide the appropriate discount code at the time of registration. Call (877) 491-4336 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. Discounts are not applicable to Denver sections.
This class is available live via the Internet during the in-person course section time. If you are registered for the 801 section, log into your Canvas account to access the course; directions will be posted. You can also attend the class in person if you contact the instructor ahead of time.
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
Ann H. Batchelor, Assistant Director of Colorado State University College of Engineering, Systems Engineering, has extensive industrial experience in technical management, production, manufacturing, lean engineering, life cycle management, test and analysis, systems engineering, and transitioning technology into manufacturing. Experience includes 25 years in technical product engineering, management and business development in the defense industry and Georgia Technical Institute, holding positions as senior scientist, chief scientist, systems engineer, Director of Engineering, Director of Program Management and VP Marketing and Product Development, She is a Military Sensing Fellow (DOD Informational and Analysis Center for Military Sensing), CSU adjunct for the College of Engineering on program management, lecturer on risk and opportunity management courses, and a current and active member of International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) and Project Management Institute.
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.