Course Catalog

Project Management for Technical Professionals

Through this course, learn the art and science involved in running successful cross-functional project teams, determining project goals and objectives, the three key measurement criteria and how to apply them, how to conduct go/no-go gate reviews, and ways to document organizational learning.

Course Details

Key Topics

  • The art and science involved in running successful cross-functional project teams.
  • How to determine project goals and objectives.
  • The three key measurement criteria and how to apply them.
  • How to conduct go/no-go gate reviews.
  • Ways to document organizational learning.

Information

Become more successful in planning and managing cross-functional project teams. Through this course, learn the art and science involved in running successful cross-functional project teams, determining project goals and objectives, the three key measurement criteria and how to apply them, how to conduct go/no-go gate reviews, and ways to document organizational learning.

Who Should Attend

R&D professionals with little or no experience in managing projects and work teams or for experienced managers who are seeking new insights. Anyone who suddenly finds him or herself responsible for conducting cross-function work teams and delivering cost, schedule, and performance results for a variety of products.

Benefits

  • Become familiar with the planning activities required for successful team projects.
  • Understand key aspects of executing a team project.
  • Learn key ways to successfully make the transition from your former job to a project management position.
  • Know how to apply cost, schedule, and performance when planning and managing team projects.
  • Be able to construct different types of project teams.

Agenda

  • Introduction and Review of Participant Project Experiences
  • Establishing the Relationships Among Project Sponsors, Project Managers, and Task Leaders – Defining project targets, goals, and objectives; criteria for manageable objectives; yardsticks to measure project projects; class exercise in creating manageable objectives.
  • Team Structure Models - The purpose of project teams; the variable role of the project manager in three project models; purpose and development of core teams; creating team support structures.
  • Developing the Project Plan – Role of the project leader; including measurable milestones (gates); task assignment vs. delegation; class exercise in project plan development. The Project Plan Review Cycle-buy-in and ownership; approval and revision; class exercise in plan ownership.
  • The Four Key Reports - Agendas; minutes; status reports; corrective actions.
  • Gates (Milestones) – Reporting progress; promotion to the next stage; class exercise in reviewing project gates.
  • Project Conclusion and the Exit Report – What was delivered; recommendations for improvements; items to avoid; individual vs. organizational learning

Course Locations

Date

TBA

Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. on the first day of the course.

Course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

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Venue

TBA


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Advanced $1,495 $1,695
Standard $1,895 $2,095

The course fee includes a course binder and a continental breakfast each day.

Five for Four! Register five people for one course, one person for five courses, or any combination in between and your fifth registration is free. Note: This discount is only available if you register by fax, mail or phone and mention this discount. This discount may not be combined with any other offer.

About the Instructor

  • Barry M. Weinstein

    is the President of Barry M. Weinstein & Associates, a consulting firm providing project management, product development, process engineering, and statistical quality control support for the food and personal care product industries.