Practical Project Management for Engineers and Technicians - Live online course

Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Project Management
City: 
Online - Attend from your desk!
Course Scheduled Number: 
151215E
Course start date: 
Friday, 14 November 2014
Course end date: 
Friday, 14 November 2014
Contact Person: 
Ruth Kennedy
Contact Email: 
[email protected]
Contact Telephone: 
1300 138 522
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THE COURSE    
More and more engineering and technical professionals are making career transitions from product design into project management. This, however, requires formal training and a willingness to learn new skills. All the technical know-how in the world will not deliver a project successfully, without proper project management skills. Unfortunately very few engineering professionals have any degree of formal project management training, which results in a great deal of personal stress as well as cost blowouts and other woes.

To address this problem, the course will focus on the critical project related activities such as work breakdown, scheduling, cost control and risk management, and show how these can be performed with software to lighten the project manager's workload. The 'soft' (but equally important) aspects such as team leadership and contract law are also covered in detail. All topics will be supplemented with practical exercises focusing primarily on the areas of electrical/electronic (including instrumentation) and mechanical engineering. If delegates wish to do so, they can choose small projects from their work environment as a basis for the practical exercises.

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Create computerised PERT and Gantt charts for your projects, add and level resources, and monitor/report on your project effectively
  • Define, analyse and manage the risks associated with your projects
  • Avoid the pitfalls caused by a lack of understanding of the legal issues pertaining to projects
  • Use appropriate software to leverage your time and expertise

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Four 50 minute live, practical sessions with your instructor and attendees 
  • The full technical eBook manual for “Project Management for Engineers and Technicians” which includes course slides, cases studies, calculations and practical exercises
  • Four hours of additional in-depth video sessions covering many additional areas – yours to keep and watch at your convenience

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Engineering professionals
  • Information technologists
  • Maintenance/supervisory managers
  • Project team members in:
    • Manufacturing
    • Process industries
    • Research and development
    • Utilities
    • Local authorities 
    • Technical personnel

PRE-REQUISITES:
A basic appreciation for the concepts involved is desired but not essential.
 
CONTENT SUMMARY
INTRODUCTION 

This is an intensive four (4) hour presentation; we will be emphasising sections marked in BOLD below. Full recordings will be provided for the lower intensity sessions (another four hours of video as detailed below) to review after the course.

CONTENT SUMMARY
LIVE SESSIONS

SESSION ONE

FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Overview of the project environment
  • Project life cycle and phases
  • Project organisations
  • Project success
  • Project definition
  • Project planning

Case study - An exercise in developing a work breakdown structure

Pre-recording 1:
TIME MANAGEMENT

  • The precedence method of schedule analysis
  • Presentation of the schedules
  • Resource analysis
  • Monitoring and reporting achieved progress
  • Selection of software

Case study - Application of the precedence method analysis technique

SESSION TWO
COST MANAGEMENT

  • Cost estimating
  • Budget presentation
  • Financial control
  • Change control
  • Cost reporting
  • Value management

Case study - Preparation of a project cost report with variance analysis

QUALITY MANAGEMENT

  • Defining quality and quality management
  • Quality systems
  • ISO 9000
  • Project quality assurance
  • Preparation of ITFs

Case study - Preparation of inspection and test plans

Pre-recording 2:
RISK MANAGEMENT

  • Risk management defined
  • Risk identification
  • Risk analysis
  • Risk management responses

SESSION THREE
INTEGRATED TIME AND COST MANAGEMENT

  • The Performance Measurement System (PMS) defined
  • Determining cost and schedule variance
  • Computer software PMS tools

Case study - An exercise in integrated time/cost analysis

CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS

  • Procurement strategies
  • Responsibilities of the parties
  • Tender and contract documentation
  • Conditions of contract
  • Contract disputes

Pre-recording 3:
MANAGEMENT OF THE PROJECT TEAM

  • Management and leadership
  • Organisation and project team cultures
  • Motivation and employment
  • Authority and power of the project manager
  • Required attributes and essential functions

SESSION FOUR
AN INTRODUCTION TO CONTRACT LAW

  • The legal system
  • Essential elements of contracts
  • Factors destroying the legal force of contracts
  • Termination of contracts
  • Breach of contracts
  • Time extensions and liquidated damages

Case study - Analysis of contractual situations

SUMMARY

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