Project Management for Executives & Line Management

Course Properties

Course date: 19-11-2017
Course End Date: 23-11-2017
Location Sharm El-Sheikh

Course Objective:

            * To provide an understanding of what “Project Management” means, how the conversion

                process works and the effects of the environment.
            * Understanding roles, what to look for in a project manager, how to build a successful and cost

                beneficial project plan  
            * To provide an understanding of Graphical Techniques , when and how to use them
            * To understand internationally recognized techniques for the preparation of cost and budget

                information relating to engineering projects
           * To develop advanced project management and leadership skills .

Who Should Attend:

  The course is designed for Managers and Engineers who are directly responsible for the management of engineering projects. It is also beneficial to Engineers in the Design and Procurement field who by the nature of their work are required to work closely with Project Teams during the planning and implementation phases of projects.

Course Contents:

               Project Management Overview
                               * Definition of Project Management
                               * Defining a Project as a Conversion Process (ICOM)
                               * Effects of the Environment 
                                               1. Complexity
                                               2. Completeness
                                               3. Competitiveness
                                               4. Customer Focus 
                              * Line Management versus Project Management
                              * The “Deming” Cycle (PDCA)
                              * Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
                              * Project Life Cycle
                              * Development of the Project Brief and Proposal
                              * People Participation and their Project Roles
                              * Character Attributes of a successful Project Manager
                              * Integrating with Outside Consultants

               Planning a Successful Project
                              *Balancing Costs and Benefits
                              * Nature of a Plan
                              * Accuracy versus Precision
                              * Information versus Data
                              * Activity Model (ICOM)
                              * Planning Process Management
                              * Using Graphical Techniques for Effective Communication 
                                              1. Gantt Charts
                                              2. Activity Charts for Complex Projects
                                              3. Critical Path Analysis 
                             * Program Evaluation and Review Techniques (PERT) – Handling “Uncertainties”
                             * Case Study


               Project Proposal Assessment
                            * Introduction to methodologies employed
                            * Techniques for the preparation of Costing Information
                            * Major cost elements
                            * Ground-Up Costing
                            * Top-Down Costing
                            * Time ¾ Materials
                            * Capital Equipment
                            * Indirect Expenses
                            * Overheads
                            * Case Study

      * Planning & Study Costs
                           * Further Engineering Costs
                           * Equipment Costs
                           * Installation Labour
                           * Testing/Inspection
                           * Manufacturing Materials
                           * Manufacturing Labour
                           * Manufacturing Overhead

               Analysis of Resources

                           * Crashing
                           * Allocation and Smoothing ♦ Learning Curves for Time Estimation ♦ Principles for

                                Project Justification
                           * Payback Analysis (PA)
                           * Future Value (FV)
                           * Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
                           * Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)

               Project Risk Analysis
                           * Overview
                           * Expected Value
                           * Monte-Carlo Simulation
                           * Cash Flow and Investment Decisions
                           * Case Study

               Organizational Structures
                           * Introduction
                           * The Role of Teams
                           * Project Orientated Structures
                           * Matrix Management
                           * The Co-ordination Model
                           * The Overlay Model
                           * The Secondment Model
                           * The Seamless Organization
                           * Teamwork and Life Cycles
                           * Selection of Project Teams
                           * Effective Teamwork
                           * Managing Personality Conflicts
                           * Making Team Meetings Effective
                           * Introduction to Project Concurrency
                           * Case Study 

               Control of Projects
                           * Control Systems
                           * Instability
                           * Stability
                           * Control of Quality
                           * Control of Cost and Time
                           * Control of External Constraints  
                           * Project Management Software 
                                              1. Introduction to Computer-Based System
                                              2. System Selection 
                           * Case Study
                           * The Principles of the “Stage-Gate” Approach
                           * Controlling and Coping with “Changes”
                           * Effective Management of Equipment Suppliers and other Third-Parties
                           * Controlling Development Projects and Intellectual Property

               Management and Leadership
                           * Introduction to the Role of Leadership
                           * Individual Skills and Attitudes
                           * Proactive, Reactive, Inactive
                           * Analysis of the Use of Time
                           * Techniques to keep with the plan
                           * Individual Motivation
                           * The Scientific Approach
                           * The Hawthorne Studies
                           * Content Theories
                           * Process Theories
                           * Reinforcement
                           * Effect of Organizational Structures
                           * Effects of “Culture”
                           * Management Styles
                           * New Developments in Management Thinking

               Problem Solving and Decision Making
                           * Decision Trees
                           * Breaking Down Complex Problems
                           * Decision Support Systems
                           * chaos Theory
                           * Importance of Follow-up Actions

               Project Review
                           * Introduction
                           * Project Completion and Handover
                           * The Importance of Documentation
                           * Closing Down Systems
                           * Conducting Project Reviews
                           * Disposal of Assets
                           * Satisfying Stakeholders
                           * Long Term Project Audit and Review
                           * Continuous Improvement – The “Learning Organization”
                           * Performance Benchmarking
                           * Financial Perspectives,
                           * Customer Perspectives
                           * Internal Perspectives
                           * Innovation and Learning Perspectives
                           * Case Study