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About the course

This course covers knowledge and practice in managing technical projects related to R&D, construction, capacity expansion, instrumentation and control, plant outages and more.

## Course Objectives

By the end of this course the participant will able to:

  • Identify potential problems and avoid it using troubleshooting techniques.
  • Track projects more effectively
  • Create status reports that show top management where budgeting scheduling and manpower trends are headed
  • Cope with tight schedules

Course Outline

  • Benefits of Project Management
  • Time, Cost and Scope
  • Time-cost-scope tradeoffs and negotiations
  • Gathering and documenting requirements
  • Differentiating among product, process and project requirements

Project Leadership

  • The Functions of Leadership
  • Communication, Motivation, and Solving Problems
  • Work Supervising

Project Work Plan

  • The Project Work: Definition and Documentation
  • Project Templates
  • Appropriate Levels of Work for Groups
  • Skills Needed to Achieve the Work

Network Logic/Dependency Analysis

  • Network diagrams
  • Key dependency relationships
  • Dealing with overlapping tasks

Work Estimation

  • Duration for Project Tasks
  • Labor Content for Project Tasks
  • Price Out the WBS
  • Estimate Network

Milestone Plan

  • The spreadsheet metaphor
  • Project plans: asset and resource utilization, cost or budget, milestones
  • Project management software examples

Projects Monitoring and Control

  • The change control process
  • Reporting project status and formats
  • Reporting
  • Corrective Action

Project Closure: Documenting Lessons Learned

  • Close Out a Project
  • Final Report for the Project
  • "Lessons Learned"—Prevention, Detection, and Recovery

## Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

R&D professionals, engineers (across all specialties), scientists and principal investigators, project engineers, facility engineers, plant managers and anyone else who administers technical projects.

Individuals from non-technical fields who are new to project management, as well as those looking for formal project management training.

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