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MSE-608B

Management of Engineering
Professsional

Professor-Dr.Mark Rajai

Homework
Submitted by-Aziz Maredia

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Submitted on-December 3rd 2009

3rd Sep 2009

Home work #1
INTRODUCTION OF CLASS AND PROFESSOR:

 The first thing that we learnt that the last lecture for becoming a good manager the
first thing that we need is a good communication skill.
 Key points of lecture were that we have to be innovative in our work
 Also for becoming a good manager management of time is very important.
 It is also important to work as a team in a group to make a company successful
 The textbooks which the professor told to refer was “how to become a good
manager”
 Professor also made us familiar with the webct course syllabus and sample project.

ARTICLES DISTRIBUTED IN CLASS:

 The articles distributed by professor gave a brief idea of the inventions and creations
of Dr. Mark Rajai.

 Dr. Rajai invented lots of devices like the one that help drowsy drivers to stay awake,
at the University of Louisville. Also, he invented a device that would help stop child
abductions.

ABOUT THIS SUBJECT:

 MSE 608B includes starting, organizing, and managing engineering professional and
technology research, design and production.

 Also includes one team project & PowerPoint presentation.

 It is very interactive subject

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OVERVIEW FOR NEXT WEEK:

 Management of time in new era


 Class homework no. 2

10th Sep 2009

Home work # 2
FOLDER FOR MSE 608:
 Professor explained how to make the folder for the class and also showed the way in
which articles to be arranged in the Folder

HANDOUTS:
 Personality test was handed out to all the students in the class.

WEB CT:
 Professor explained how we are going to use WEB CT, a tool to
communicate with professor and classmates Online.

RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT:
 This is an individual assignment, which includes making
Presentations on article “Self-Management”.

 Professor will pick few among us and they will have to show the
same in front of class.

ABOUT THE LECTURE:


• Review of book i.e. BECOMING A MANAGER From Linda A. Hill it mainly
speaks about sales management in detail.
• Prof made one very important point for discussion i.e. Good manager is
to be problem solver not a problem creator.
• He explained us different step process of self management. He also
said so critic about the book.
• We were also asked to read the 2nd part of the book & also the lecture
presentation.

OVERVIEW FOR NEXT WEEK:

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• Read the 3rd part of the book & also the lecture presentation.

• Also to bring the 3rd assignment & put some key point for discussion.

• Next week read & to bring the hard copy of review of grammar.

• We have to select on book from the reference books & prepare the
individual presentation.

17th Sep 2009

Home work#3

WEB CT:
 Professor explained how we are going to use WEB CT, a tool to
communicate with professor and classmates Online.

RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT:
 This is an individual assignment, which includes making
Presentations on article “Self-Management”.

 Professor will pick few among us and they will have to show the
same in front of class.

ABOUT THE LECTURE:


➢ Prof talked about the individual research assignment how it should be
prepared.
➢ Presentation for the research assignment can be done in two ways
either videotaped or we can present in the class.
➢ He explained us different step process of self management. He also
said so critic about the book.
➢ Review of grammar: - Formatting guideline & before making the report
we have to just follow the review of grammar.

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SELF MANAGEMENT:
➢ Process 1: Includes self management of yourself. Self management is
nothing but learning an art to become a good manager.
➢ It includes:-
• Self evaluation: One has to learn to evaluate himself in order
to succeed in life.
• Self Re-evaluation: To improve continuously at every step.
• Self Realization & Acceptance: Realize and accept one’s
Drawbacks.
• Self Concentration (Focus): Focus is the key to managing
yourself.
• Self Preparation & Improvement: This process is like a cycle
& ones needs to keep on improving.
➢ Process 2: Self management of yourself & others.
• Self Relaxation & Meditation: One needs to find time to do
some form of meditation every day, to relax the mind.
• Self Motivation & Dedication: One needs to be motivated to
motivate others.
• Self Challenges: Challenges for which one has to be prepared
for other’s Failures.
• Self-Learning: One needs to learn from every step of his life &
improvise.
• Self Application: Run process on your head.
• Self forecasting & Application: One has to implement
futuristic plans.
• Self Re-Application: Run Scenario with worst situation & have
back plans.
• Self Evaluation: This process is not only to self but entire
organization.
• Self Discipline: This is very important for succeeding in life.
• Finally SELF MANAGEMENT: The entire process is a
continuous cycle.

OVERVIEW FOR NEXT WEEK:


➢ Read the 3rd part of the book & also the lecture presentation.

➢ Also to bring the 4th assignment & put some key point for discussion.

➢ How to think like a leader & lecture will be on decision making.

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➢ We have to select on book from the reference books & prepare the
individual presentation.

➢ Very important point from the lecture is how to improve your


leadership skills.

24th Sep 2009

Homework#4

RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT:
 This is an individual assignment, which includes making
Presentations on article “Self-Management”.

ABOUT THE LECTURE:


• Prof talked about the individual research assignment how it should be
prepared.
• Three students presented in the class.
• He explained us different step process of self management. He also
said so critic about the book.
• Prof explained us about the time management.

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION:


• Frank did a good job included everything in his presentation.

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• Rahul also did well but very descriptive presentation & did not include more of his own
idea.
• Kevin did video presentation & used very less slides.

OVERVIEW FOR NEXT WEEK:


• Read the 4th part of the book & also the lecture presentation.

• Also to bring the 5th assignment & put some key point for discussion.

• Only presentation will be conducted.

• Groups will be made for the team project presentation.

1st Oct 2009

Homework# 5

ABOUT THE LECTURE:


• Prof talked about the individual research assignment how it should be
presented.
• All the students presented in the class.
• He selected the groups for the team project.

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION:


• Aziz presented well & included all the required details. There some part
missing in conclusion but really did a good job.

• Manikant also presented well did some mistakes but good job.

• Kiran did lot of mistakes no self evaluation report & overall presentation was
satisfactory.

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• Shirish did a video presentation slides were not clear but presentation was
really good.

• Chirag also did video presentation lots of slides & did a good job.

OVERVIEW FOR NEXT WEEK:


• Read the 4th part of the book & also the lecture presentation.

• Also to bring the 6th assignment & put some key point for discussion.

• Lecture will be on RESUME & INTERVIEW.

1st Oct 2009

Homework#6
Agenda:

• Lecture
• Group Discussions.

Issues Discussed:

• Professor discussed about the group research and final project.


• Professor assigned Topics for Group Research Project. Following are the Topics
assigned to all the groups in the class.

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○ Group A: How to make a effective resume and what should a professional
resume consist of
○ Group B: Role of communication skills and interpersonal skills in the
personal and professional field.
○ Group C: Performance Evaluation and the areas to look at in order to
evaluate performance
○ Group D: Hiring process in an organization
○ Group E: leading and managing people effectively

Lecture Topic: Resume

• Professor explained how a professional and effective resume should be.


• Discussed about various sources of resume model.
• He Presented the following videos on resume
○ Frank Carey: This video was all about frank speaking out his
strengths, how good he
○ Was on getting his work done, his weaknesses and finally versatile he
is.
○ Resume renovation: This video highlighted the goals and even dealt
with different sections of resume.
• Professor gave some inputs on resume, getting to know people and how to get
used to your social and interpersonal skills surroundings.
• Professor discussed with all the groups about their research assignment and
suggested some changes required and different ways of presenting it.

Outline for Next week

➢ Lecture : Communication Skill

15th Oct 2009

Homework#7
Agenda:

• Discussed Group research assignment.


• Communication Skills Power Point presentation.
Lecture:

• Achieving Success through Effective Business Communication.


Topics Discussed:

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• Role of good communication skills and its benefits.
• Patterns and forms of Communication.
• Role and effective Communication.
• Employer’s expectation from their employee.
• Direct communication delivery and rapport building connection with the audience
• Effective communication Process
• Delivering what needs to be delivered with clear understanding and decoding messages
• Minimize Distractions and to avoid failure
• Audience centric approach
Key Points:

• Participate actively during the Lecture.


• Keeping a distinct gap between personal and professional relationship
• Audience understanding skills to know their requirement and concerns
• Personal drawbacks and appearance doesn’t matter in communication.
• One must have interpretational (Decoding) skills.
• Minimize distractions to communicate effectively.
• Effectively approach audiences.
• Must have knowledge about work and communication ethics.

Issues rose:

• Being blunt/bossy towards subordinates is an effective communication? (By


Joseph)
• Body Language (by Haginet)

Overview for Next week:

• Lecture: Personal management (Leadership and Hiring)

22nd Oct 2009


Homework#8
Agenda:

• Lecture about Self management

Lecture:

• Personal management (Leadership and Hiring).

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Topics Discussed:

• Willingness and commitment towards professional life.


• Level of personal accountability.
• Down to earth attitude in leadership.
• Be careful when mix business and personal life.
• Alter leadership patterns in order to make it effective.
• Creating healthy relationship between employee and employer by
having a good sense of humor at work.
• Have ethics and code of conducts and integrity at work.
• Be a visionary leader.

Key Points:

• Hire employee with good capability and give on the job training to improve
their skills.
• Build an organizational culture and structure that enable the company to
reach its potential.

Overview for Next week:

• Group Research Assignment Report and Presentation Due.

29th Oct 2009

Homework#9
Agenda

• Folder and course discussion.


• Discussion with the Groups.
• Final Project selection.

Key points of the Lecture:


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• Professor discussed about how to create and maintain the hard
copy and soft copy of the e-Book.
• He presented the best research paper and discussed how each
team should work on their research assignment.
• Professor discussed about the copyrights and how important they
are and also the consequences of violating the copyrights.
• He asked us to follow numbering system for the references.
• He raised the issues where we are lacking
• Discussed that, companies always look up for people who seem to
be productive within a short span.
• He made it clear the differences between a Technical presentation
and a Managerial.
• Later the professor discussed groups about their Research
assignment and how to present it.

Outline for Next week

• Group Research project presentations.

5th Nov 2009

Homework#10
Agenda

• Group Research Assignment Report due.


• Group Research Assignments presentations.

Key Points:

Group A: Resume
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• The group presented different styles of resume and their delivery
formats.
• They also presented a situational resume.
• Showed how to evaluate a resume from a managerial position.
• Format of resume and the DO’s and DONT’s in the resume.
• How innovate a resume can be.

Group E: Managing people

• Introduction to self management.


• Discussed developing individual skills.
• How to build team spirit.
• Giving motivation to people in a team or an organization.
• Discussion on Conflict management.

Group B: Communication skills

• This group presented their research assignment on


Communication skills.
• They explained the consequences of miscommunication.
• Their presentation depicted how important communication skills
can be in this present day of competitive world.
• Finally they presented a video on miscommunication.

Outline for Next week

• Lecture: Job search.

12th Nov 2009

Homework#11
Agenda:

• Presentation on Job Search.


• Group discussion.

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Key points of the Lecture:

• Professor suggested making our self marketable.


• Resume is worth spending money, should have a professional
resume.
• He suggested not postponing the graduation too late.
• He provided few inputs on job search.
• He suggested changing the field of job search, if we don’t find
any.
• He discussed the importance of students networking.
• Look at a new opening and should make yourself better that
others.
• Learn all new technology.
• He suggested doing PhD, part-times jobs.
• Professor discussed the market situation during the present
financial crunch.
• He suggested not investing money in stocks.

Outline for Next week:


• Final project review and group meetings.

19th Nov 2009

Homework#12
Agenda

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• Final group research project review.
• Evaluation of the Course

Key points on Class Lecture

• In detail discussion about the e-book.


• E-book has the potential to fetch a job even during the times of
recession.
• Explained to create and maintain the e-Book (hard and
soft copy).
• Discussed about the grading system.
• Professor discussed about the Final group project and
presentations.
• Professor asked us to make note of all the topics discussed
so far and add them to Class assignments.
• Professor explained how an effective case study should
be.
• Discussed about the importance of cover sheet for any
project.
• He also explained that the cover page will cover 10% of
the marks for the final project.
• He even discussed about the importance of layout and
design of the report and presentation for the final project.
• Later the professor discussed with all the groups about
their research assignment and how to present it.
• Handed over the Group Research Project Evaluation report.
• Evaluation of the course.

Overview for Next class:

• Dec 3rd: e-book (hard copy & soft copy), class HW are due.
• Final project report is also due for feedback.

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