GEHS 7230 - Fundamentals of Project Management for ES&H, 3 credits
Environmental, safety and health disciplines are integrated into projects and must be managed within the context of traditional project management principles, goals and techniques in order to achieve project success. Ensuring protection of workers, the public, and the environment is key to effective project performance. In this course we will review key elements of project management and discuss the integration of environmental, safety and health objectives and goals into the structure and processes of managing projects. In particular we will investigate how environmental, safety, industrial hygiene, and radiation safety disciplines can support project success through discussion of practical tools and experiences that help achieve an integrated approach to project planning, execution, and closure. During the course of the semester, students will analyze and share their work situation to help reinforce value added tools and approaches to achieving project success.
Course Learning Objectives
The student will be able to:
- Identify the characteristics of a project.
- Identify the three basic phases of the project lifecycle and define the characteristics and outputs for each.
- Define the characteristics of functional, matrix, and project organizational structure and identify which applies to your current organization.
- Identify the discrete project management process groups and identify the elements unique and common to each process.
- Identify and explain key concepts and applications of the project management knowledge area processes.
- Identify the Integrated Safety Management Core Functions and use them as a project analysis tool.
- Identify the Integrated Safety Management Guiding Principles and associated attributes.
- Understand the processes and tools associated with project management.
- Gain an appreciation of the challenges faced by the project manager.
- Gain an understanding of some tools to help set priorities and evaluate worker alignment.
- Evaluate ES&H metrics (leading and lagging indicators) to measure and monitor performance.
- Evaluate Human Performance Improvement opportunities.
- Demonstrate understanting the basics of effective communication, both written and verbal, in a project environment.
- Understand the key objectives of developing and presenting ES&H training.
- List project stakeholders.
- Identify types of project assessments and associated processes, tools and value.
- Identify roles, responsibilities, and techniques used in contract/subcontract management.
- Identify techniques to manage project risk and change.
- Demonstrate understanding of the basics, and challenges associated with managing scope, schedule and budget.