Jeffrey Joseph Hoffman: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2021

NameMr Jeffrey Joseph Hoffman
E-mailhoffman@ibi.baug.ethz.ch
DepartmentCivil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
101-0007-00LProject Management for Construction Projects Restricted registration - show details 4 credits3SJ. J. Hoffman
AbstractThis course is designed to lay down the foundation of the different concepts, techniques, and tools for successful project management of construction projects.
ObjectiveThe goal is that at the end of this course students should have a good understanding of the different project management knowledge areas, the phases required for successful project management, and the role of a project manager. To demonstrate this, students will work in groups in different case studies to apply the concepts, tools and techniques presented in the class.

Two 3 to 4 hours sessions towards the end of the lecture series will introduce a practical project to allow the teams to demonstrate the tools and techniques learned during the semester.
The course will have a final quiz that will be graded.
ContentThe main content of the course is summarized in the following topics:
- Project and organization structures
- Project scheduling
- Resource management
- Project estimating
- Project financing
- Risk management
- Project Reporting
- Interpersonal skills
Lecture notesThe slides for the class will be available for download from Moodle at least one day before each class. Copies of all necessary documents will be distributed at appropriate times.
LiteratureRelevant readings will be recommended throughout the course (and made available to the students via Moodle).
Prerequisites / NoticeThe students will be randomly assigned to teams. Students will be graded as a team based on the final Project report and the in-class oral presentation of the Project Proposal as well as a final exam (50% exam and 50% project report and presentation). Homework will not be graded but your final report and presentation will consist mostly of your homework assignments consolidated and put in a report and presentation format.
101-0520-00LProject Management: Project Execution to Closeout4 credits2GJ. J. Hoffman
AbstractThe course will give Engineering students a comprehensive overview and enduring understanding of the techniques, processes, tool and terminology to manage the Project Triangle (time, cost Quality) and to organize,analyze,control and report a complex project from start of Project Execution to Project Completion. Responsibilities will be detailed in each phase of the execution.
ObjectiveA student after completing the course will have the understanding of the Project Management duties, responsibilities, actions and decisions to be done during the Execution phase of a complex project.
ContentExecution Phase of the Project
Engineering Management - Scope, EV Measurement, Reporting and Organization
Procurement and Transportation - Scope, EV Measurement, Reporting and Organization
Civil Construction and Erection - Scope, EV Measurement, Reporting and Organization
Financial Reporting and forecasting
Risk & Opportunity Identification Assessment and Quantification during Execution
Team Organization and Leadership
Risk and opportunity identification and quantification
Contract Claims and Delays
Execution Quality
Environmental Health and safety during execution
LiteratureRequired and suggested reading will be uploaded on weakly basis.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite for this course is course Project Management: Pre-Tender to Contract Execution number 101-0517-01 G, unless otherwise approved by the lecturer.