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Project Management


Project Management is an intense 8-hour program focused on developing your project management skills.



  • A Handbook for First-Time Managers: Managing Effectively, Berk and Berk, Sterling Publishing Company, 1998.

  • Project Management, a bound set of approximately 100 presentation charts used for the Project Management training program, ManufacturingTraining Seminars, 2011.

Who Should Attend


Project managers, project engineers, and members of project teams should attend Project Management.


Project Management Syllabus

  • Class 1:  Project Management Overview.  Project management definitions.  Objectives, schedules, and budgets, and how they interact.  The nature of project planning.  Developing requirements.  Customer, company, and external requirements.

  • Class 2:  Project Planning.  Integrating objectives and schedules.  Defining tasks to meet objectives.  The backwards planning method.  The PERT planning method.  Gantt charts.  Advantages and disadvantages of the PERT and Gantt techniques.  Class exercise.

  • Class 3:  Budgeting.  The nature of a budget.  Cost estimation approaches, including historical, manloaded, and task-based budgets.  Developing a milestone-based, time-phased expenditure profile.  Cash flow and cash flow profiles.  Matching budgets and milestones.  Budget tracking tools.  Earned value systems.  Class exercise.

  • Class 4:  Project Teams.  Translating objectives into personnel requirements.  The attributes of a project leader.  Selecting the appropriate talent mix.  Functional integrity.  Personality profiles.  Theories of motivation.  Managing the team.  Project meetings.

  • Class 5:  Deliverables.  Defining success.  Recommended reports and reporting formats.  Typical customer requirements and expectations.  Typical company requirements and expectations.

  • Class 6:  Project Control.  Work authorizations.  Work breakdown structures.  Financial reporting.   Identifying and responding to budget and schedule variance.  The IOC concept.  Typical project management pitfalls.  Hidden cost areas.  Situational leadership.  Preventing project failure.  Escalation.

  • Class 7:  Risk Management and Course Wrap-Up.  Risk definitions.  Risk management approaches.  Program, product, and process risk.  Risk analysis and risk analysis timing.  Yes-No risk analysis.  Audits.  Identifying and solving problems.  The four-step problem solving-process.  Training program summary.  Course critique.


The above training can be customized to meet your requirements.

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