Comprehensive Project Management
  • CODE : MONS-0003
  • Duration : 120 Minutes
  • Level : Intermediate
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Mr. Smith has 30 years experience in military and commercial aviation safety (including helicopter and multi-engine turbo propellor, helicopter and jet aircraft), 7 years as an emergency manager, and 12 years as a senior director incorporate safety management. His education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Systems Engineering, and training in safety, leadership, and Total Quality Management. He is an FAA-licensed Airline Transport Pilot (Multi-Engine Land and Rotorcraft) and the recipient of safety training courses at the University of Southern California, Arizona State University, Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, and various military technical schools.

Project Management begins with defining the objective and resources (personnel and expertise, material, time, and finances) thought to be required to create the deliverable. The process is iterative and takes into account the risks associated with the environment (feasibility, development, research, testing, cost, and customer satisfaction). Examples across various industries will be used to demonstrate the efficacy of the process.

Areas Covered

FIRST HOUR:

  • Clarifying and Giving Identity to Tasks
  • What Constitutes Program/Project Success?
  • Pyramidal Layers in project success
  • Communications Skills Essentials (interpersonal skills; MBWA)
  • Boundary Spanner techniques
  • Use of integrator personnel
  • Shared goals and Shared Responsibilities
  • Generational Cohort values and behaviors
  • Task definition (planning, design, finance, logistics, human resources)
  • Comprehensive briefing to senior leadership
  • Building the Team
  • Team Leader training – supervision and leadership traits
  • Email etiquette; Net literacy
  • Establishing and Developing Performance Schedules
  • Ensuring dependencies are identified and commitments are defined
  • Determining critical milestones and potential impacts
  • Creating Meaningful Performance Metrics and Monitoring Techniques
  • Scheduler responsibility - A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Project scope, sequence of activities, project phases, task dependency map, critical path analysis, milestones
  • Seven performance metrics
  • Critical Success Factors (CSF); Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
  • "Critical Life Signs" of a program/project (cost, schedule, scope, quality)
  • Role of program/project integrator and methods of in-process performance monitoring
  • Keeping all stakeholders informed and satisfied
  • “Project Management Triangle”
  • Complex nature of time management (define/sequence activities)
  • Project cost (variances, estimation tools, economic cost)
  • Scope – requirements to achieve end result
  • Project management “Diamond” model – triple constraint
  • Integration management

SECOND HOUR:

  • Project Integrator duties - responsible for all interfaces
  • Configuration Management to accomplish integrated change control
  • Lean Manufacturing Tools – identify and eliminate waste
  • Improving flow control (eliminating system “unevenness”)
  • Six Sigma Quality control
  • Project Control Cycle
  • Project Status Report
  • Project Schedule
  • Project Management Information System (PMIS)
  • Project Cost Report – distribution over phases
  • Project Cost Control (Project Cost Minimizing)
  • Quality Control Report
  • Compliance vs. Conformance Reporting
  • Test Plans, including regression test plans, IPTs, commonhold points
  • Risk anticipation, mitigation techniques, and risk responses
  • Configuration Control/Configuration Management Activities
  • Regulatory Documents and Reports, including Certification
  • Use of “critical life signs,” milestones, and monitoring
  • Benchmarking – Systematic Comparison, Independent Project Analysis, Project Definition Rating Index, Project Audits
  • Responding Quickly to Changes in Data/Information
  • Notification of problems and re-plans to stakeholders
  • Project Assessments, Progress Reports
  • Problem Solving – Root Cause vs. Symptoms, Fishbone Diagrams, “Five Why’s,” Optimizing, Action Plan, Revision Impacts
  • Refining the art of asking for and receiving help
  • Financial Aspects (Pricing Strategies, Cost Management, Opportunism), ROI, ROIC, WACC, Debt & Equity
  • Marketing Coordination, Warranties, After-Market/Life Cycle Support
  • Using Metrics effectively; value chain
  • Risk abatement; Integrated Risk Management
  • Motivation and Rewards; Valuing Others

Course Level - Fundamental to Intermediate Level

Who Should Attend

  • System Designers
  • Engineers
  • Safety Managers
  • Production Specialists
  • Marketing Personnel

Why Should You Attend

An introductory session will acquaint you with the fundamentals of project management. After receiving a sound foundation, you will progress to the next session – Advanced Project Management. These two sessions will prepare you to function successfully as a project team member, team leader, or senior management advocate.

Topic Background

Project Management has evolved into an accepted process for any business enterprise faced with the task of designing, producing, and marketing new products or intellectual properties in a highly competitive marketplace. The process is introduced in a logical manner and is presented with emphasis on adaptability across a wide spectrum of business enterprises. Foremost is the concept of team building and leadership. The project is taken from conceptual beginning to final delivery. This module is the first of two presentations that will be reviewed sequentially to derive the most benefit due to the complexity of the subject.

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