Systems Engineering Project Management Training Course Description

The Systems Engineering Project Management Training course is designed for project practitioners and systems engineers interested in learning the fundamentals of systems engineering and project management. Systems Engineering and Project Management Training course evaluates options for bridging the gaps between Program/Project Management and Systems Engineering practices and frameworks.

This two-day Systems Engineering and Project Management Training course is intended to enhance knowledge and skills in applying PM and SE processes, techniques, frameworks and practices over the project life cycle. The course focuses on defining, planning and implementing system projects and provides insight for leading and managing project and technical teams.

Historically, program/project managers and systems engineers have viewed the stakeholder problem entirely from within their own disciplinary perspectives with little or no interaction and collaboration. They each manage project/system planning and implementation, defining the components and their interactions, building the components, and integrating the components.

Systems engineers’ and program managers’ unique knowledge, skills, experiences, and unique capabilities are essential for the successful execution of the program/project.

Project management and systems engineering Integration concepts will be addressed to describe practices, approaches and issues. The participants will compare, differentiate, and discuss similarities, differences, and applications in order to draw conclusions on how to apply these concepts in their organization.

This course will leverage the unique roles and responsibilities of the project managers and the systems engineers during the workshops and exercises.

TONEX’s Project Management and Systems Engineering Competency Framework is introduced including:

  • Project Conceptualization
  • Resource Management
  • Project Implementation
  • Project Closeout
  • Program Control and Evaluation
  • System Analysis and Design
  • System/Product Realization
  • Technical Management Strategies
  • Technical Management Processes
  • Technical Processes for designing systems
  • Technical Processes for product realization.

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe guidance on project management and systems engineering processes and techniques
  • Differentiate between technology and management aspects of systems engineering
  • Explain the impact of project management and systems engineering challenges and decisions
  • Apply systems engineering processes and system thinking concepts to specific system problems
  • Evaluate the similarities, relationships, differences and interfaces between system and project elements
  • Apply Lean & Agile Systems Engineering
  • Apply leadership principles to project management and systems engineering tasks
  • Differentiate approaches to PM and SE based on project scope
  • Organize, plan, execute and adapt an integrated project plan, systems engineering management plan (SEMP) and other tools to balance cost, schedule, performance and risk across the lifecycle
  • Manage the integration project management and systems engineering
  • Direct the identification of system functional boundaries
  • Manage Competencies, Innovation and Technical Areas
  • Acquisition Strategies and Management Communication and Decision Making

Knowledge will be transferred using lectures, group activities, exercises and case studies. Participants will work on key PM and SE processes as part of the group project.

Topics covered:

Systems Engineering (SE) and Project Management (PM)

  • Similarities & Differences in a Project
  • Project Planning and Control
  • Project Planning
  • Resource Allocation
  • Financial Contract Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • A Specialized Technical Manager
  • System Architecture
  • Technical Coordination
  • Systems Integration
  • Managerial Skills Technical Skills
  • Common Responsibilities
  • Task Definition
  • Risk Management
  • Customer Interaction

Shared Capabilities between SE and PM

  • Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Communications
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Sustained focus on mission
  • Risk management
  • Configuration management

Project Management (PM)

  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) guidebook
  • Knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities
  • Scheduling, Cost, Risk Management, WBS, Resources

Management Plans

  • Statement of Work
  • Cost Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Technical Management
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Subcontract Management
  • Configuration and Data Management
  • Quality Management

Systems Engineering as a Specialized Technical Manager

  • Systems Engineering Process
  • Systems Engineer’s Role
  • Poor Systems Engineering Practices
  • Failures and root cause
  • Bad requirement
  • Testing and V&V process
  • Problem reporting and tracking
  • The Merging of Systems Engineering (SE) & Project
  • Management (PM): Similarities & Differences

Systems Engineering Process Control

  • Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP)
  • Standard Systems Engineering Process and Practices
  • Reviews, Audits, and Lessons Learned
  • Analysis and Change Definition
  • Systems Engineering Product Control
  • Configuration Management
  • Data Management
  • Baseline Maintenance
  • Requirements and Design Loops

PM and SE Differences

  • Project Management
  • Communication planning
  • Team building
  • Procurement management
  • Systems Engineering
  • ConOps
  • Functional Analysis
  • Requirements Management
  • Synthesis
  • Trade Studies
  • Interface Management

PM and SE Similarities

  • Similarities
  • Plan for producing a product or service
  • Conduct stakeholder analysis
  • Account for scope, time, cost, quality, risk, and the human resources to complete the project

Risk Management: PM vs. SE

  • PMBOK (project management body of knowledge)
  • Risk management planning
  • Risk identification
  • Risk analysis
  • Risk response planning
  • Risk monitoring and control
  • INCOSE Handbook
  • Risk planning
  • Risk identification
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk analysis
  • Risk handling

Configuration Management (CM)

  • Control over requirements, specifications, configuration definition documentation, and design changes
  • Baseline Overview
  • Implementation
  • Configuration Identification
  • Configuration Control
  • Configuration Status Accounting
  • Configuration Audits

 

Systems Engineering and Project Management Best Practices

  • Building Blocks of Project Management and Planning
  • WBS to Schedule
  • Resource Loading to Project Budget
  • Organizing for Project Management
  • Managing Stakeholder Needs and Expectations
  • Management Information Systems
  • Development and Management of Requirements
  • Lifecycle Cost Estimating
  • Budget and Budget Strategy
  • Acquisition and Contract Management
  • Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Technical Risk and Project Risk Management
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Decisions and Decision Making
  • Building Blocks of Systems Engineering
  • Defining Stakeholder Expectations & Technical Solutions
  • Systems Engineering Management
  • Systems Thinking Hierarchy
  • Why is it Important?
  • Hierarchical Relationships for Systems of Interest
  • Techniques That Promote Systems Thinking
  • Master Systems Engineering Plan
  • System Specification
  • ConOps
  • Systems Requirements
  • System Architecture
  • System Design
  • Validation Planning and
  • Solution Requirements
  • Concurrent Engineering
  • Discovery and Analysis
  • Realizing Systems
  • Implementing, Integrating, Verifying, Validating & Transitioning the System
  • Leadership Skills
  • PM & SE Integration
  • Project Control
  • Project Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Lean & Agile Systems Engineering

 

 

Who Should Attend

  • Systems Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Design engineers
  • Engineering managers
  • Hardware engineers
  • Product managers
  • Project advisers
  • Project directors
  • Project engineers
  • Software engineers
  • Software systems engineers
  • Systems analyst
  • Systems engineers

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