Operations Management - Project Guidelines

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Operations Management

-

Project Guideline
s



One of the class requirements will be to prepare a special

research
-
oriented

report.
Your objective is to apply one or more of the concepts in this course to a specific
knowledge
domain
but limited

to the appli
cations of “parametric cost estimates”,
“regression analysis/forecasting”, “earned value management

(system)
”,
“simulations”, “
data mining
”, “risk analysis & decision maki
ng”, “
project
information
management”
,

real estate management

,

property managemen
t

,

sustainable
development

,

problem in your area of interest
. The application should be a fresh
problem and it should represent your
group
work.
Do not simply summarize an
application that is described in the literature
.

F
eel free to talk with me if

you want
help in identifying an appropriate topic.



The report should
be written in English or Chinese style
. The report should be
concise and clear; the emphasis is on creativity and quality, not
quantity
.

You are
encouraged to use some computer
-
aide
d software
introduced in class

to rich your final
products
.



The report outlines

are suggested but not limited as below
:


1.

Project abstract

2.

Statement of the problem



Background



Description of b
usiness
problems, needs, identification, etc.



O
bjectives

3.

Literat
ure review



Critique on literature

and justify your findings



S
earch for related studies and think if there are any
more
applications

4.

Action plan

(Described with a Gantt chart is preferred)

5.

Data
analysis

process



Data collection and preparation



T
echniques

and

Methodology



D
ata analysis



K
nowledge
acquisition

o

Prediction
, modeling, forecast, decision making
, simulations???

o

C
alibration, validation and interpretation



Post processing

o

pattern interpretation

o

generalization with visualization
-
aided tools

6.

C
omments on cha
llenges encountered, questions for discussion,
and anticipated
conclusions

based on the findings

7.

References


Pre
-
proposal reports and presentations: (
Nov. 1
3
, 200
7
)



Hardcopy of written report [
8
0%]



Softcopy of report by email
[
2
0%]

Semester
Deliverables:

(
D
ue on
Dec.

1
8
, 200
7
)



Hardcopy of written report [
8
0%]



Softcopy of report by email
[
2
0%]


The topics
of projects
are restricted to the followings

or any topics highly related
to the class lectures
:



Decision
making



Risk analysis



Project time management



Proj
ect cost management



Earned value management



Project simulation



Forecasting
/data mining



Project information management



Property management



R
eal estate management



S
ustainable development