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Technical Project Management On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

This seminar helps people get control of development projects.

Course Description/Agenda

Length: 3 days
Number of Participants:
Up to 20
Materials: Notebooks and handouts provided

Technical Project Management is for people involved in all forms of development work. When you are working at the edge of knowledge, doing tasks in areas that where company experience is limited, or if you are doing Research and Development, Engineering Development, New Software, Manufacturing Process Development, Scale up, or simply stretching into new areas, this is the seminar for you. When the time needed to do the work is uncertain, we use statistical methods to communicate project risk to management. This seminar helps people get control of development projects.

Who Should Attend

  • New Product or Process Developers
  • Engineers and Scientists
  • Telecommunications Managers
  • Business Unit Managers
  • R&D Managers
  • Systems Analysts
  • Programmers
  • Manufacturing Managers
  • Technology Transfer Managers
  • Corporate Directors and Vice Presidents
  • Start Up Business Managers and their Team

You Will Discover

The People that grow corporations generally implement new products, processes, and ideas. Their developments grow corporations because they put the company into expanding areas. People working on these projects are often in highly visible positions, and people that play it safe can sit on the sidelines and be critical. By understanding the Technical Project Management Tools and Techniques for these projects, we can change a desperate situation into one that is predictable. The operational word is New. New Products, New Financial Tools, New IT Systems, New Processes, etc. If you and your team are responsible for new developments, this is the seminar for you.

1.  Developing and Defining Data

  • Building an effective project team

  • Staffing the project for success

  • Involvement leads to Commitment for Technical Objectives

  • Clear objectives

  • Setting up teams

  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

  • Developing a WBS

  • Estimating tasks

  • Defining realistic and measurable input data

 2.      Tools for Planning and Scheduling

  • Planning cycle

  • GANNT charts

  • Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT)

  • Networking concepts

  • Estimating Risks in technology

  • The critical path

  • Float time

  • Exercise – PERT

  • Network

  • CPM

  • Cost vs. Benefit

 3.      Tools for Planning and Control

  • Modern day GANTT concepts

  • Exercise – Mechanized GANTT response

  • Case study – A real project

4.      Control Systems for the Technical Manager

  • Control Cycles

  • Financial Concepts

  • Defining and developing earned value budgets

  • Tracking systems with earned value

  • Exercise – Trend analysis and prediction

  • Status reports

  • Post – project review and reports

  • Exercise – Post project review and closeout


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