Faculty Advisor

Towner, Walter Thomas

Faculty Advisor

Vassallo, Helen G.

Abstract

The overall objective for this project was to learn how to be an effective manager through managing an MQP in another field. In order to effectively manage the MQP team, a management plan was created utilizing principles from Industrial and Management Engineering and axiomatic design. Methods used included creating a value proposition, axiomatic design decomposition, Gantt and PERT charts, and risk and failure analysis. The results show that a student can effectively and successfully manage an MQP in another field. Future MQPs may benefit from a similar position being added to their group. In conclusion, valuable management skills can be developed at a university that are applicable to work immediately after graduation.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2016

Major

Management Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

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