Project Planning and Management

It defines how the project is executed, monitored and controlled. It may be summary or detailed and may be composed of one or more subsidiary management plans and other planning documents. The objective of a project management plan is to define the approach to be used by the Project team to deliver the intended project management scope of the project.

The project management plan typically covers topics used in the project execution system and includes the following main aspects:

  • Scope Management
  • Requirements Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Financial Management
  • Quality Management
  • Resource Management
  • Communications management
  • Project Change Management
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement Management

Project Design

Project design includes an array of activities from generating ideas to planning how these ideas could become a realizable project.

Machine design

Machine design is the process of engineering design. A machine is made up of mechanisms that work together to satisfy the requirements of what the machine needs to accomplish. Mechanisms can still be used independently, such as an umbrella, but cannot accomplish what a machine can because a machine controls energy in addition to motion. Machine design takes into account kinetics and kinematics, which deal with motion and the forces on an object in motion. Machine design is applied through a specific process including determining what the machine needs to do, benchmarking and defining goals and requirements, brainstorming, evaluating and selecting from the different options, creating an in-depth design, creating and testing a prototype, and finally manufacturing the machine.