A WELL RESEARCHED TRAINING METHODOLOGY TAILORED FOR SPECIFIC NEEDS

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of

  • Site supervisor,
  • Senior technician, 
  • Engineering assistant, or
  • Similar. 
  • Anyone who wants to gain solid knowledge

TRAINING METHOLOGY

This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as a percentage of the total tuition hours:-

  1. 30% Lectures
  2. 20% Workshops & Work Presentations
  3. 20% Case Studies & Practical Exercises
  4. 30% Videos

COURSE OUTCOME

  • Create quality project plans
  • Generate effective work breakdown structures
  • Create computerised PERT and Gantt charts for your projects, add and level resources, and monitor/report on your project effectively
  • Define appropriate cost reporting mechanisms for your projects  
  • Define, analyse and manage the risks associated with your projects  

Introduce appropriate quality management procedures

  • Create quality project plans
  • Generate effective work breakdown structures
  • Create computerised PERT and Gantt charts for your projects, add and level resources, and monitor/report on your project effectively
  • Define appropriate cost reporting mechanisms for your projects  
  • Define, analyse and manage the risks associated with your projects  
  • Introduce appropriate quality management procedures
  • Engineering Project Management prepares delegates for a professional role in the management of engineering projects by providing delegates with an understanding of both the people-related and technical requirements necessary for the successful management of engineering projects, as well as the organisational and strategic aspects. 
 
  • The programme also stresses the processes that are used to produce, process and service engineering-based innovation projects from idea through relevant analyses to launch, relate innovation to improvements in products, processes and competitive advantage and explain how intellectual property is protected and exploited.
 
  • The lack of training often applies to the ‘people skills’ required for effectively leading the project team as well. 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. 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, as a basis for the practical exercises, small projects from their work environment so that they are familiar with the attributes thereof.

The following program is planned for this course. However, the course instructor(s) may modify this program before or during the course for technical reasons with no prior notice to participants. Nevertheless, the course objectives will always be met:

  • MODULE 1: Introduction
  • Project definitions
  • Project life cycles
  • Professional Bodies of Knowledge
  • Project organizations
  • Project success criteria
  • Critical success factors
  • MODULE 2: Fundamentals
  • Quality project plans
  • Work breakdown structures
  • Assignment for Modules 1 & 2:
  • Developing a Work Breakdown Structure
  • MODULE 3: Time Management
  • Critical path method
  • Precedence method
  • Gantt charts
  • MODULE 4: Fundamentals
  • PERT charts
  • Resource levelling
  • Progress monitoring and control
  • Software Selection
  • Assignment for Modules 3 & 4: Generating PERT and Gantt charts
  • MODULE 5: Cost Management
  • Cost estimating
  • Estimating methods
  • Forecast final cost
  • Budgeting
  • Financial control
  • Change control
  • Assignment for Module 5:
  • Tracking cost variations
  • MODULE 6: Earned Value Analysis and Management
  • EVA/EVM concept
  • Definitions
  • Examples and case studies
  • Assignment for Module 6:
  • Calculating EVA parameters
  • MODULE 7: The Project Manager
  • Management vs. Leadership
  • Management/leadership theories
  • Cultural influences
  • Authority and power of the project manager
  • Project management functions
  • Project manager selection
  • MODULE 8: Quality Management
  • Quality concepts and definitions
  • Quality management fundamentals
  • Supply chain relationships
  • Quality assurance systems
  • ISO 9000:2005 quality system guidelines
  • Assignment for Modules 7 & 8: Quality structures and processes
  • MODULE 9: Risk Management
  • Definitions
  • Risk management
  • Risk identification
  • Risk analysis
  • Risk treatment
  • Assignment for Module 9: Risk analysis for given project
  • MODULE 10: Contractual Issues
  • The Commonwealth legal system
  • Attributes of contracts
  • Procurement strategies
  • Tendering
  • Extensions and termination of contracts
  • Remedies for breach
  • Assignment for Module 10: Questions on selected legal case studies
  • MODULE 11: Evaluation of Financing Options for a Project
  • Overview of Financial statements
  • Time lines of Money
  • Compounding
  • Discounting
  • Future Value of Money
  • MODULE 12: Time Value of Money and Related Concepts
  • Present Value
  • Present Values of Multiple Cash Flows
  • Net Present Value (NPV) of Multiple Cash Flows
  • Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
  • Assignment for Modules 11 & 12: Establishing Internal Rate of Return